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.
What's the story? Please Note: This film contains a sequence of flashing lights which might affect customers who are susceptible to photosensitive epilepsy. BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY is a foot-stomping celebration of Queen, their music and their extraordinary lead singer Freddie Mercury, who defied stereotypes and shattered convention to become one of the most beloved entertainers on the planet. The film traces the meteoric rise of the band through their iconic songs and revolutionary sound, their near-implosion as Mercury's lifestyle spirals out of control, and their triumphant reunion on the eve of Live Aid, where Mercury, facing a life-threatening illness, leads the band in one of the greatest performances in the history of rock music. In the process, cementing the legacy of a band that were always more like a family, and who continue to inspire outsiders, dreamers and music lovers to this day.
The Hate U Give
What's the story? Starr Carter is constantly switching between two worlds: the poor, mostly black, neighborhood where she lives and the rich, mostly white, prep school she attends. The uneasy balance between these worlds is shattered when Starr witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend Khalil at the hands of a police officer. Now, facing pressures from all sides of the community, Starr must find her voice and stand up for what's right. THE HATE U GIVE is based on the critically acclaimed New York Times bestseller by Angie Thomas and stars Amandla Stenberg as Starr, with Russell Hornsby, Regina Hall, Common, Anthony Mackie and Issa Rae.
What's the story? After a furious and violent battle, Logan (BAFTA winner Stuart Brennan) and his surviving friends, decide to follow their captain Bernard and escape from the imminent battle at Waterloo. Fearing Napoleon is about to win, they flee to Germany, before planning to head North to the coast. A short cut through the notorious Black Forest is suggested, but upon arrival and the appearance of an injured soldier, all is not as it seems. The deeper into the forest they go, the further their thoughts wander, until reality and fantasy collide and they meet the evil that waits for them. Have you ever thought, what might happen if you eat your own words? Words written on rocks? What if the screams of the dead, filled your head? Make your best friend not see another thing? War is a horror that can't be unseen, it may even break a man's soul. THE NECROMANCER is a dark tale in the vein of PAN'S LABYRINTH, set against the backdrop of the Napoleonic War, where danger lurks around every corner.
What's the story? Rizwan Ahmed is tired of playing the small game. He dreams of being the King of Mumbai. Fighting his own doubts, Rizwan takes the leap and moves to Mumbai where he finds himself one step closer to his God, Shakun Kothari, the King of the Stock Market. Starting out as an angadia in Surat he is now counted in the 0.01% of the country's elite, rich businessmen. Baazaar is, at once, the story of Rizwan, the street-smart, dreamy-eyed small town boy who desperately wants to make it big and Shakun, the cold shark of the business world who wants everything. Both their worlds will collide, and this collision will create waves across the city, across the trading floors, and across political circles. Caught in this whirlwind will be: Mandira Kothari - Shakun's wife, a philanthropist, the daughter of his mentor and mother to his two daughters; Priya Rai - a head strong and ambitious stock market trader, fighting her own demons, Rizwan's colleague and love interest; Sandeep Doshi - a high-rolling businessman, Shakun's old friend and current enemy; Rana Dasgupta - sharp and alert, SEBI Chief, hot on the tracks of Shakun Kothar. Mumbai - the city of dreams. Brutal, fast, enormous. A city that pushes you. In or out. There's no in between; And finally, each and every one of you. 'Main maths pehle karta hun, baat baad mein...'- Shakun Kothari.
Serce Nie Sluga (Polish)
What's the story? The Heart Wants What It Wants. is a film about lookin for love. It is about connections of people who have stopped believing in love, though in the depths of their hearts, are just waiting for such true love. However, it is not easy to find your other half, even if you spend a lot of time dating. Daria and Filip - the main characters of the film have known each other for years and are the best friends. Filip is a classic 'Peter Pan' and a heartbreaker. After another, intoxicating night, when he wakes up next to a newly met girl, he will feel that he wants to change his life. He reminds his friend about the promises he made to her a few years ago. If they are not in serious relationships to thirty, they will get married and raise their child together. At first, Daria doesn't like this idea, she finally gives up and succeeds in persuading her friend. Each of them at some point will have to answer the question, is that friendship, or is it love? When their lives take on a new line, fate will thwart their plans. Can love really survive everything? And above all - does it last forever?
Kayamkulam Kochunni (Malayalam)
What's the story? Dreaded by the rich and corrupt and revered by the poor and downtrodden, Kayamkulam Kochunni was a Robin Hood of sorts. The film chronicles the life and times of the legendary 19th century highwayman, and how he rose from his humble beginnings to become a timeless folk hero.
MET Opera 2018: La Fanciulla Del West (Saturday 27th October, 5.55pm)
What's the story? Puccini's gunpowder western returns to the stage where it premiered under Arturo Toscanini. Gold Rush, 1849. Bar owner Minnie looks after a crew of rough miners while fending off the unwanted attentions of the local sheriff. When a tall, mysterious stranger walks into the bar, it looks as if her life is about to change. But the newcomer is not what he seems, and Minnie gets drawn into deadly peril. Boasting gunfights, poker games, and stagecoach robbers, La Fanciulla del West combines the action of a great adventure with the emotional punch of Italian opera. Soprano Eva-Maria Westbroek sings the role of the gunslinging heroine, alongside Jonas Kaufmann as the outlaw who steals her heart. Marco Armiliato conducts.
Royal Opera Live 2018: Die Walkure (Sunday 28th October, 5pm)
What's the story? Wagner's Ring cycle is one of the greatest works of all opera. Keith Warner's production is conducted by Antonio Pappano, Music Director of The Royal Opera, and this final revival is cast with an outstanding international array of Wagnerian specialist singers. The full cycle's four operas journey from the beginning of a world to its destruction, with gods, heroes and monsters. This epic myth portrays every type of human emotion in music and ideas of extraordinary power. The Ring is always a special event in the operatic calendar: once experienced, never forgotten. Die Walkure (The Valkyrie) is the second opera in the cycle, and features several of the Ring's musical highlights – the sparkling Magic Fire Music and the electrifying Ride of the Valkyries. But among the musical fireworks and Norse mythology, at the centre of this opera are the unforgettable characters and the complex entanglements between them, including twins Siegmund and Sieglinde, and Wotan and his Valkyrie daughter, Brunnhilde.
NT Live: Allelujah! (Thursday 1st November, 7pm)
What's the story? Allelujah! by Alan Bennet 'Leaves you bobbing on a wave of happiness' Independent. Alan Bennett's sharp and hilarious new play is 'just what the doctor ordered' (Daily Telegraph). Filmed live at London's Bridge Theatre during its limited run, don't miss this 'rousing chorus line for the NHS' (Observer) in your local cinema. The Beth, an old fashioned cradle-to-grave hospital serving a town on the edge of the Pennines, is threatened with closure as part of an efficiency drive. A documentary crew, eager to capture its fight for survival, follows the daily struggle to find beds on the Dusty Springfield Geriatric Ward, and the triumphs of the old people's choir. Alan Bennett's celebrated plays include The History Boys, The Lady in the Van and The Madness of George III, all of which were also seen on film. Allelujah! is his tenth collaboration with award-winning director Nicholas Hytner.
The Evil Dead re-release (Wednesday 31st October, 8.45pm)
What's the story? Five friends travel to a cabin in the woods, where they unknowingly release flesh-possessing demons. Sam Raimi's seminal horror made a cult icon of Bruce Campbell and turned its director into hot property. Much imitated, but never bettered, The Evil Dead was the birth of an independently-spirited, viscerally-minded new wave in low budget horror cinema.
Beetlejuice 30th anniversary re-issue (Tuesday 30th October, 8pm)
What's the story? In This House... If You've Seen One Ghost... You Haven't Seen Them All. Michael Keaton, Academy Award winner Geena Davis, Alex Baldwin and Winona Ryder star in director Tim Burton's comic twist on supernatural horror tales -- Beetlejuice. When a couple of nice, young homebody ghosts (Baldwin and Davis) try to haunt the pretentious humans who have moved into their house, they ask for help from a demonic wraith (Keaton) they cannot control in this comic fantasy that mixes the quick and the dead with a laugh and a fright.
The Fog 4k re-release (Wednesday 31st October, 6.30pm)
What's the story? Antonio Bay, California has turned a hundred years old and is getting ready to celebrate its centennial year. But as the residents of the tightknit community begin to prepare for the festivities, a mysterious cloud of fog appears upon the shore and begins to creep its way across the town, leaving a trail of horrifying slaughter that hints at a deep, blood-soaked secret from its past.