Caine is the King of Thieves

Dumfries & Galloway Standard - - THE TICKET -

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.

Vue, Carlisle.

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.

Lons­dale, An­nan

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

The ubiq­ui­tous

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

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