Caine is the King of Thieves
Michael Caine and a host of star OAPs star in an old-fashioned diamond heist, Mamma Mia 2 is back, Emma Thompson faces a life and death decision as a judge and how Frankenstein was born is revealed.
New here from tonight is story of the Hatton Garden heist in 2015.
With a star studded cast of familiar faces – Michael Caine, Charlie Cox, Michael Gambon, Ray Winstone, Tom Courtney and Jim Broadbent, the reality is that this was a pensioners’ affair. The audacity of the robbery of £200 million in diamonds from safe deposit boxes is all the more astonishing as the gang are all in their 60s and 70s . We know the end result but it is fun watching them in action.
the In Emma Thompson plays a high court judge faced with case of 17-year-old Jehovah witness, Adam, played by Fionn Whitehead, who is refusing a life-saving blood transfusion. When she visits the boy and becomes emotionally involved in the case, both her professional judgement and her personal life become compromised. Fine performances make this a compelling drama.
For comedy, is a romantic comedy drama based on a best-selling book. An American professor travels to her boyfriend’s home in Singapore for his best friend’s wedding. She soon discovers that her boyfriend Nick is from a fabulously wealthy family and they are hostile to her since Nick is the most eligible bachelor in the city. So can money buy her love?
At the weekend there are previews of the new fantasy film,
A 10-year-old boy goes to live with his uncle in a creaky old house that always seems to be ticking like a clock. He accidentally wakes the dead and a secret world of witches and warlocks is revealed. Jack Black and Cate Blanchett preside over the fun.
The scary thrills of the new continues with the less scary ghost story
The event cinema next Thursday is The Australian Ballet in a non-singing version of The Merry Widow. Based on the famous operetta this is a lavish production of velvets, silks, spangles and feathers with all the familiar tunes to hum along with. And on Sunday you can sing-along with
Burns Centre Film Theatre, Dumfries
is back for more screenings tonight, tomorrow and Tuesday, so if you missed it or just want to see it again, this is your chance.
The Monday alternative is the Icelandic black comedy In a quiet suburban district of Reykjavik two neighbours are at war over shadow casting tree. But that is only a metaphor for the increasingly complex problems beneath the surface. It is very funny but there is always a sting in the tale. Next Wednesday and Thursday
is a period drama that tells of the love story of the poet Percy Shelley and Mary Wollstonecraft. To escape the wrath of her family they elope to Europe and stay at Lake Geneva with Lord Byron. While there the guests are challenged to write a ghost story and Mary writes The rest is history. Finely played by Elle Fanning and Douglas Booth this is a stylish and rewarding costume drama.
Fullarton, Castle Douglas
There is a full weekend of films here beginning tonight with the sci-fi thriller
In the future where 98 per cent of children under age 18 have been killed by a pandemic virus, the survivors have developed psychic/superhuman powers that cause the authorities to banish them to internment camps. One of the girls is the most powerful and she joins in an escape to join a group planning to use their powers to defeat the adults who have destroyed their lives. Combining powerful action with a tender love story this looks set to become an ongoing series.
The Saturday family matinee is the cartoon comedy, and in the evening Disney’s with Ewan McGregor as a grown up Christopher struggling with business worries and family problems until up pops his old friend Winnie the Pooh to help him out. Great family fun! This is already sold out but check with the theatre for returns.
The Sunday choice is the musical father/daughter drama, A Brooklyn dad and record store owner is working to send his daughter to college but is facing the closure of his shop due to rising costs. But when his daughter writes a song that becomes an internet hit their lives change for ever.
The King of Thieves A host of star-studded OAPs are cast in film
Mary Shelley Starring Elle Fanning and Douglas Booth