Listings: Cinema

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April 11 - April 18 2013


Neighbouring Sounds: a slice of ‘Braziliana’ reflecting on history, violence and noise through the stories of the inhabitants of a middle-class neighbourhood in present day Recife where things take an unexpected turn after the arrival of private security guards whose presence brings both a sense of safety and a good deal of anxiety (Cert 15, Showroom).

Oblivion: sci fi thriller directed by Joseph Kosinski and adapted from his graphic novel set in 2073 with Tom Cruise as one of the last drone repairmen stationed on Earth to extract the planet’s remaining resources after its destruction in an alien invasion 60 years previously but the discovery of d female stranger from a downed spacecraft (Olga Kurylenko) triggers a series of events that forces him to question everything he knows about the war and its aftermath (Cert 15, Odeon, Cineworld, Vue).

Papadopoulos And Sons: feelgood comedy where Zorba the Greek meets East is East with Stephen Dillane as a Greek Cypriot multi-millionaire recently widowed and bankrupted by the economic crash is forced to move with his three kids back into the family’s old fish and chip shop, make peace with his estranged brother (Georges Corraface) and rediscover his roots (Cert 15, Cineworld).

The Place Beyond the Pines: from Blue Valentine director Derek Cianfrance a psycholigical thriller following the consequences of motorcycle rider Ryan Gosling’s fateful decision to commit a crime to support his child which puts him on a collision course with ambitious cop Bradley Cooper) which will have a devastating impact on both of their families in the years following (Cert 15, Showroom).

Scary Movie 5: the latest in the spoof horror franchise delivers targets the likes of Paranormal Activity and Inception as married couple Simon Rex and Ashley Tisdale are plagued by a supernatural menace and call in a ‘dream extractor’ who bears an uncanny resemblance to a certain A-list actor, with cameos from Charlie Sheen and Lindsay Lohan (Cert 15, Odeon, Cineworld, Vue).


The War of the Worlds Alive on Stage: Jeff Wayne’s musical version of the H.G. Wells’classic novel starring Liam Neeson, Jason Donovan, Marti Pellow and the Kaiser Chiefs’ Ricky Wilson filmed in front of a live audience at London’s O2 arena (Odeon, Cineworld, Thursday, April 11, and Sunday).

I Am Nasrine: BAFTA-nominated film about love, finding oneself and the eternal search for home following the paths of a teenage sister and brother living a comfortable, middle class life in Tehran until a run-in with the police causes them to seek exile in the UK (Cert 15, Showroom, Friday followed by Q&A with director Tina Gharavi).

Pulp Fiction: in Quentin Tarantino’s tour de force, a starry cast headed by John Travolta, Samuel Jackson, Bruce Willis, and Uma Thurman feature in a series of interconnected bloody tales (Cert 18, University Film Unit, The Auditorium, University of Sheffield Students Union, Friday, , 7.30pm).

WALL-E: Pixar’s computer-animated Oscar-winner is about the romance between two robots left on a deserted Earth who can’t speak but communicate with body language and sounds (Cert U, Showroom Saturday Club).

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey: first in a trilogy vased on by JRR Tolkien saga set in Middle-earth 60 years before The Lord of the Rings with Martin Freeman as Bilbo Baggins (Cert 12A, The Auditorium, University of Sheffield Students Union, Saturday,, 3.30pm, 7.30pm).

Rise of the Guardians: animated tale in which Santa (voiced by Alec Baldwin), the Easter Bunny (Hugh Jackman), Jack Frost (Chris Pine) and the Tooth Fairy (Isla Fisher) join up to foil evil spirit Pitch (Jude Law) who is turning children’s dreams into nightmares and plans to take over the world (Cert PG, Bradfield Film Club,t Bradfield Village Hall, Saturday, 3pm,, bar and refreshments).

Sing Your Song: documentary exploring he lasting legacy of Harry Belafonte, the entertainer, his significant contribution to and his leadership in the civil rights movement in America and to social justice globally (Cert 12A, Showroom, Saturday, 2pm).

A Good Day to Die Hard: the fifth movie starring Bruce Willis as John McClane finds the maverick ex-cop travelling to Russia (Cert 15, The Auditorium, University of Sheffield Students Union, Sunday, 3.30pm, 7.30pm).

Last Shop Standing: the Rise, Fall and Rebirth of the Independent Record Shop, screening of the documentary inspired by the book of the same name by Graham Jones charting the rapid rise of record shops in the Sixties, Seventies and Eighties, the influence of the chart, the underhand deals, the demise of vinyl and rise of the CD as well as new technologies, The Greystones, Greystones Road, Monday, 8pm.

Pretty in Pink, Molly Ringwald as the girl from the wrong side of the tracks in John Hughes’s 1986 Brat Pack teen rom com (Cert 15, Showroom, Cult Tuesday).

Twelve Angry Men: Sidney Lumet’s classic 1957 jury room drama with Henry Fonda trying to talk round his prejudiced colleagues (Cert U, Showroom, Film Studies, Wednesday).

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