Blade sequel late ... but a must-see
Blade Runner 2049 (15) at the Odeon in Dumfries is the 35-year late sequel to Ridley Scott’s sci-fi blockbuster.
We are back in the bleak futuristic world of Los Angeles where a new Blade Runner, LAPD officer K (Ryan Gosling), is tracking down the first generation of humanoid replicants who have lived beyond their limited lifespan.
He stumbles across a long-buried secret that threatens the future of the world and seeks out the hiding place of the original Blade Runner cop Rick Deckard (Harrison Ford) for information. But dark forces are closing in.
Stunning visuals and a complex but mesmerising story make this a mustsee cinema experience.
The Burns Centre in Dumfries has Kathryn Bigelo’s searing drama of racial violence and police brutality, Detroit (15), tomorrow and Saturday. Based on true events in 1967, this is a film of intense power and violence.
The film theatre now has live streaming facilities and the first event on Monday is the remarkable handpainted feature Loving Vincent.
This is an animated film about the painter Vincent Van Gogh, shot first as live action then painted over by 125 artists frame by frame in the style of the painter.
The effect is of paintings coming to life and the film will be followed by a question and answer session from the National Gallery in London with the voice cast and production team.
For cat lovers, the documentary Kedi (U) is the story of the stray cats of Istanbul. The film about the remarkable relationship between felines and their human carers in this spectacular ancient city has been a huge hit.
On Wednesday and Thursday, The Limehouse Golem (15) is a Gothic murder mystery set in the foggy streets of London in 1880.
Bill Nighy, right, is the inspector in charge of the investigation into a series of grizzly murders that locals blame on the mythical Golem. With echoes of the Ripper cases, this is a wonderfully evocative chiller.
There are no films at The Fullarton in Castle Douglas this weekend but next Wednesday there is a live transmission of Shakespeare’s Coriolanus (12A) from Stratford.
This is the bard’s take on how the power of the people can topple the greatest of heroes. Sope Dirisu is the Roman warrior Coriolanus, blooddrenched from battle who makes a fatal mistake by letting his possessive mother drive him into politics.
Kingsman: The Golden Circle (15) is at Newton Stewart’s cinema from tomorrow.
This is the sequel to the all-action spy comedy that was a hit in 2015 with Colin Firth as an elegant, if foul-mouthed, Bond clone. But he was killed at the end, or so everyone thought, and the Kingsman HQ blown up along with their version of M, Michael Caine.
In the new film, Eggsy (Taron Egerton) and agent Merlin (Mark Strong) are all that’s left of the team and they link up with their counterpart American organisation, Statesman.
The baddies are crime syndicate The Golden Circle and Poppy Adams (Julianne Moore), a criminal mastermind who plans to poison the world’s addicts unless she gets the obligatory ransom. She also has Elton John held captive in her luxurious jungle lair for extra fun.
Colin Firth is resurrected with amnesia and sporting an eye patch.
Action Ryan Gosling stars in the Blade Runner sequel at the Odeon in Dumfries