Get ready for the return of an iconic movie monster in this week's rundown of the new Cineworld releases. Scroll down to discover what's on, and for details on how to book your tickets.
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What's the story? Jamie Lee Curtis returns to her iconic role as Laurie Strode, who comes to her final confrontation with Michael Myers, the masked figure who has haunted her since she narrowly escaped his killing spree on Halloween night four decades ago. Master of horror John Carpenter will executive produce and serve as creative consultant on this film, joining forces with cinema's current leading producer of horror, Jason Blum (Get Out, Split, The Purge, Paranormal Activity). Inspired by Carpenter's classic, filmmakers David Gordon Green and Danny McBride crafted a story that carves a new path from the events in the landmark 1978 film, and Green also directs.
Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween (previewing Wednesday 17th & Thursday 18th October)
What's the story? Halloween comes to life in a brand-new comedy adventure based on R.L. Stine's 400-million-selling series of books.
What's the story? Deep under the Arctic Ocean, American submarine Captain Joe Glass (Gerard Butler, Olympus Has Fallen, 300) is on the hunt for a U.S. sub in distress when he discovers a secret Russian coup is in the offing, threatening to dismantle the world order. With crew and country on the line, Captain Glass must now assemble an elite group of Navy SEALs to rescue the kidnapped Russian president and sneak through enemy waters to stop WWIII. Also starring Oscar winner Gary Oldman (Best Actor, Darkest Hour, 2017), Common (John Wick: Chapter 2), Linda Cardellini (Avengers: Age of Ultron) and Toby Stephens (Die Another Day), HUNTER KILLER is a high-stakes thriller that unfolds both by land and sea.
What's the story? A troubled foster kid uses his scathing word skills to become an unlikely rap battle champion. But when he gets caught up in his own hype, he must confront his past to accept who he really is. VS. is an urban rites-of-passage drama set in the hostile and exciting UK rap battle scene.
What's the story? Michael Moore's 'Fahrenheit 11/9' is a provocative and comedic look at the times in which we live. It will explore the two most important questions of the Trump Era: How ... did we get here, and how ... do we get out? It's the film to see before it's too late.
Namaste England (Hindi)
What's the story? 'Namaste London' directed by Vipul Shah was not only loved and appreciated by the audience and the critics but also raked high at the box office. After the superhit success of the Akshay-Katrina starrer, Vipul Shah is all set to present the sequel 'Namaste England' with Arjun Kapoor and Parineeti Chopra. The movie is a fun quintessential film, featuring a young and refreshing story that traces the journey of two individuals Jasmeet and Param. The journey pans across the whole of Punjab and Ludhiana covering the beautiful Punjab Khet and then moving to Amritsar. While the previous Tere Liye, Showcased the romantic journey and the unmissable chemistry blooming between the duo, the new song Dhoom Dhadaka showcases the beginning of their love story. The director who is known to give the audience some iconic Punjabi song just like 'Raft Rafta' of Namaste London, Arjun Kapoor and Parineeti Chopra will be seen collaborating for the second time after the actors' debut film 'Ishaqzaade'.
Vada Chennai (Tamil)
What's the story? The life of a North Madras youngster Anbu changes completely when he meets local gangsters Guna and Rajan.
Badhaai Ho (Tamil)
What's the story? In New Delhi, lives the Kaushik family. Mr Jeetendra Kaushik, 50 (Gajraj Rao), a Railway TC, Mrs Priyamvada Kaushik, 45 (Neena Gupta), the outspoken housewife who spends her time caring for her physically ailing but mentally feisty mother-in-law, Maaji (SurekhaaSikri), the younger son, Gular, 16 (Shardul Rana), who is detached from the family like any other teenager, and the elder son, Nakul, 25, (Ayushmann Khurrana) who works in a corporate and is trying to step up the economy ladder. News breaks out that the mother is pregnant which comes like a shock to the entire family. To top it, they also have to deal with the social embarrassment – friends, relatives, neighbours, everyone's gaze is now turned towards the Kaushik household. It is the elder son, Nakul, in particular who wasn't really looking forward to this new addition in the family. Badhaai Ho is a story of Nakul's coming-of-age and the family coming together as they try to grapple with the good news in their own unique way and prepare to welcome the new unexpected member home.
Sandakozhi 2 (Tamil)
What's the story? An action drama film directed by N Lingusamy, starring Keerthy Suresh, Varalaxmi Sarathkumar, and Vishal Krishna in the lead roles. Sequel to 2005's SANDAKOZHI.
Yol Arkadasim 2 (Turkish)
What's the story? Onur (Oguzhan Koc) and Seref (Ibrahim Buyukak) have become both housemates and co-workers within in a year. Seref is working, rather unsuccessfully, as Onur's promoter. When Onur decides to return to his old job, Seref decides to organize a tour full of surprises for him. Love, laughter and adventure once again await the unsuspecting duo on this road trip. About to run into the realities of life as they chase their dreams, can Onur and Seref achieve their goals? As in the widely acclaimed first film, Road Trip Friend 2 features Bedran Guzel in the director's seat, and Ibrahim Buyukak as the screenwriter. Promising lots of laughter, the film features the starring cast of Oguzhan Koc, Ibrahim Buyukak, Ezgi Eyuboglu and Olgun Toker.
MET Opera 2018: Samson et Dalila (Saturday 20th October, 5.55pm)
What's the story? Tony Award–winning director Darko Tresnjak gives Saint-Saens's biblical epic its first new Met production in twenty years. Blessed with immense physical strength, Hebrew leader Samson is sworn to defend his people and his faith from the Philistines. Though his body is strong, his heart is tender. When the Philistine Dalila sets out to seduce him, he is powerless to resist. The beautiful aria 'Mon coeur s'ouvre a ta voix' marks the climax of his seduction—and his betrayal. He reveals to Dalila the secret of his strength, and immediately, his fate is sealed. Imprisoned, blinded, and humiliated, how can Samson atone for his folly? Soprano Elina Garanca and tenor Roberto Alagna sing the title roles, with Sir Mark Elder conducting.
Funny Girl: The Musical (Wednesday 24th October, 7pm)
What's the story? Following its record-breaking, sell-out run in London's West End and national tour, the critically-acclaimed musical Funny Girl comes to a cinema near you, featuring Sheridan Smith in "an unforgettable star turn" (The Times). Funny Girl is semi-biographical, based on the life and career of Broadway star, film actress and comedienne Fanny Brice (a role made famous by Barbra Streisand on Broadway and in the 1968 film adaptation), and her stormy relationship with entrepreneur and gambler Nick Arnstein. Praised by critics as having 'irresistible charm, wit and warmth' (Metro), and hailing Sheridan Smith as 'the greatest star by far' (The Daily Telegraph), Funny Girl features a host of iconic and timeless musical numbers including 'People,' 'I'm the Greatest Star,' and 'Don't Rain On My Parade. 'Hilarious, glorious, and 'exhilarating' (The Independent), don't miss this sensational production from the comfort of your local cinema seat.
Night of the Living Dead: 50th anniversary re-issue (Thursday 25th October, 8.30pm)
What's the story? Celebrate 50 years of Living Dead by seeing the completely restored and remastered version of Night of the Living Dead in cinemas. The iconic film that started the zombie genre and shaped modern horror movies as we know and love them today. Directed by horror legend, George A. Romero, the film is a great story of independent cinema: a midnight hit turned box-office smash that became one of the most influential films of all time. A deceptively simple tale of a group of strangers trapped in a farmhouse who find themselves fending off a horde of recently dead, flesh-eating ghouls. Romero's claustrophobic vision of a late-1960s America literally tearing itself apart rewrote the rules of the horror genre, combined gruesome gore with acute social commentary, and quietly broke ground by casting a black actor (Duane Jones) in its lead role. For this special 50th anniversary event, audiences can see the stunning restoration of Night of the Living Dead, a product of the original filmmakers' collaborating with the Museum of Modern Art and the George Lucas Family Foundation to restore the film from the original camera negative. The remastered version is more visually striking and terrifying than ever. If you haven't seen this film in cinemas, you haven't truly seen Night of the Living Dead as it was intended: in a dark cinema, on the big screen.