Welcome to your latest round-up of new Cineworld releases – scroll down for more details, including how to book your tickets.
Mary, Queen of Scots
What's the story? 'Mary, Queen of Scots' explores the turbulent life of the charismatic Mary Stuart. Queen of France at 16 and widowed at 18, Mary defies pressure to remarry. Instead, she returns to her native Scotland to reclaim her rightful throne. But Scotland and England fall under the rule of the compelling Elizabeth I. Each young Queen beholds her 'sister' in fear and fascination. Rivals in power and in love, and female regents in a masculine world, the two must decide how to play the game of marriage versus independence. Determined to rule as much more than a figurehead, Mary asserts her claim to the English throne, threatening Elizabeth's sovereignty. Betrayal, rebellion, and conspiracies within each court imperil both thrones - and change the course of history.
What's the story? M. Night Shyamalan brings together the narratives of two of his standout originals—2000's Unbreakable, and 2016's Split, in one explosive, all-new comic-book thriller: Glass. From Unbreakable, Bruce Willis returns as David Dunn as does Samuel L. Jackson as Elijah Price, known also by his pseudonym Mr. Glass. Joining from Split are James McAvoy, reprising his role as Kevin Wendell Crumb and the multiple identities who reside within, and Anya Taylor-Joy as Casey Cooke, the only captive to survive an encounter with The Beast. Following the conclusion of Split, Glass finds Dunn pursuing Crumb's superhuman figure of The Beast in a series of escalating encounters, while the shadowy presence of Price emerges as an orchestrator who holds secrets critical to both men.
What's the story? Starring Academy Award nominees Steve Carell (Foxcatcher, The Big Short) and Timothee Chalamet (Call Me by Your Name), Beautiful Boy is a deeply moving portrait of a family's unwavering love and commitment to each other in the face of their son's addiction and his attempts at recovery. As Nic repeatedly relapses, the Sheffs are faced with the harsh reality that addiction is a disease that does not discriminate and can hit any family at any time. From the producers of Moonlight and 12 Years a Slave, and adapted from David and Nic Sheff's best-selling memoirs by BAFTA Award winner Luke Davies (Lion), Beautiful Boy is a searingly honest account of the ways addiction can destroy lives and the power of love to rebuild them.
Unlimited screening: Can You Ever Forgive Me? (Sunday 20th January, 6pm)
What's the story? Melissa McCarthy stars in the adaptation of the memoir CAN YOU EVER FORGIVE ME?, the true story of best-selling celebrity biographer (and friend to cats) Lee Israel (Melissa McCarthy) who made her living in the 1970's and 80's profiling the likes of Katharine Hepburn, Tallulah Bankhead, Estee Lauder and journalist Dorothy Kilgallen. When Lee is no longer able to get published because she has fallen out of step with current tastes, she turns her art form to deception, abetted by her loyal friend Jack (Richard E. Grant).
Unlimited screening: Instant Family (Wednesday 23rd January, 8pm)
What's the story? When Pete (Mark Wahlberg) and Ellie (Rose Byrne) decide to start a family, they stumble into the world of foster care adoption. They hope to take in one small child but when they meet three siblings, including a rebellious 15 year old girl (Isabela Moner), they find themselves speeding from zero to three kids overnight. Now, Pete and Ellie must hilariously try to learn the ropes of instant parenthood in the hopes of becoming a family. INSTANT FAMILY is inspired by the real events from the life of writer/director Sean Anders and also stars Octavia Spencer, Tig Notaro and Margo Martindale.
What's the story? Boris 'Kos' Kosinski (Eryk Lubos) is a top MMA fighter. In the biggest battle of his life with his greatest rival, Denim Takaev (Mamed Khalidov), he makes a mistake that destroys his entire career. He loses everything. This failure brings him through a series of ups and downs, but it also pushes him to undertake a titanic effort to fight and win back respect and love.
Kaka Ji (Punjabi)
What's the story? Kaka ji, a romcom is story of the late 90s when the gangs of 'kale kachia wale' were the most talked about thing in Punjab. And during this time Kaka ji falls in love with Deepi, a college going girl from another village. The story is about how Kaka ji the son of a Royal sardar Kartar Singh Brar, gets trapped in the Gang of kale kachiya wale to save his love.
Bolshoi Ballet 2019: La Bayadere (Sunday 20th January, 3pm)
What's the story? The temple dancer Nikiya and the warrior Solor fall deeply in love, giving way to heated passions, and murderous intrigues when the Rajah and his daughter Gamzatti discover their forbidden love. La Bayadere is one of the greatest works classical ballet history – a story of love, death and vengeful judgement set in India. Dazzling sets, costumes, and one of the most iconic scenes in ballet, the 'Kingdom of the Shades,' illuminate the tragic tale of the temple dancer Nikiya's doomed love for the warrior Solor, and their ulimate redemption. A must-see!
ROH Royal Opera Live 2019: The Queen of Spades (Tuesday 22nd January, 6.45pm)
What's the story? In Tchaikovsky's intense opera of obsession and the supernatural, Gherman is caught between the woman he loves and a destructive fixation. The Queen of Spades is based on a short story by Pushkin, and comes to the Royal Opera House in a new production that has already garnered five-star reviews in Amsterdam. The production is set in 1890, the year of the opera's premiere. In his study, Tchaikovsky imagines the opera into life as his own story, its characters giving voice to his unfulfilled desires. Aleksandrs Antonenko and Eva-Maria Westbroek head the cast and Royal Opera Chorus, conducted by Antonio Pappano, Music Director of The Royal Opera. This is an engrossing portrayal of a tortured creative artist and a gripping piece of gothic storytelling.
Screen Anime: Dragon Ball Super: Broly (dubbed version – Wednesday 23rd January, 7.30pm & Thursday 24th January, 7.30pm; Japanese version with English subtitles – Thursday 24th January, 7.30pm)
What's the story? The story of a new Saiyan. Earth is peaceful following the Tournament of Power. Realising that the universes still hold many more strong people yet to see, Goku spends all his days training to reach even greater heights. Then one day, Goku and Vegeta are faced by a Saiyan called 'Broly' who they've never seen before. The Saiyans were supposed to have been almost completely wiped out in the destruction of Planet Vegeta, so what's this one doing on Earth? This encounter between the three Saiyans who have followed completely different destinies turns into a stupendous battle, with even Frieza (back from Hell) getting caught up in the mix. Dubbed into English language.