LISTINGS: Cinema - May 5 - May 12

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Bookings/Inquiries: Odeon, Arundel Gate 0871 2244007; Showroom, Paternoster Row 0114 2757727; Vue, Meadowhall 08712 240240; Cineworld, Valleycentertainment, Sheffield 0871 2002000; Cineworld, Derby Road, Chesterfield 0871 2002000; Paramount Penistone 01226 767532.

OPENING

Everywhere and Nowhere, coming-of age drama about a young British Asian torn between family tradition and a passion for music (Cert 15, Cineworld Sheffield).

Hanna, Saoirse Ronan as a teenage girl raised from birth to be the world’s most dangerous assassin (Cert 12A, Odeon, Cineworlds Sheffield and Chesterfield, Vue).

My Dog Tulip, endearing animated tale, inspired by J.R. Ackerley’s 1956 memoir, follows the relationship between the ageing writer and his loyal German Shepherd dog, with Christopher Plummer, Lynn Redgrave and Isabella Rossellini among the voices (Cert U, Showroom).

Outside the Law, from Rachid Bouchareb, director of of Days Of Glory and London River, the story of three brothers who leave Algeria after losing their family home, one joining the French army fighting in Indochina, another becoming a leader of independence movement the FLN in France and the third making his fortune in the shady clubs and boxing halls of Pigalle before their interconnecting destinies gradually reunite them in Paris where freedom is a battle to be fought and won (Cert 15, Showroom).

Priest, post-apocalyptic action thriller set in a world ravaged by centuries of war between man and vampires in which a once legendary warrior priest (Paul Bettany) lives in obscurity among the downtrodden human inhabitants of walled-in dystopian cities ruled by the Church until roused to action when his niece (Lily Collins) is abducted by a murderous pack of vampires (Cert 12A, Odeon, Cineworlds Sheffield and Chesterfield, Vue).

Something Borrowed, Ginnifer Goodwin in romantic comedy about a girl hitting 30 with a crush on the man (Colin Egglesfield ) who is about to marry her best friend, played by Kate Hudson (Cert 12A, Odeon, Cineworlds Sheffield and Chesterfield, Vue).

13 Assassins, first film since 2003 by Japan’s Takashi Miike, director of Ichi the Killer, Audition, and Dead or Alive, is set in 1844, and in a newly peaceful Japan the samurai system is in terminal decline but a sadistic murderer called Lord Naritsugu remains at large and master samurai Shinzaemon is sert to assassinate him and rounds up a band of willing - though not necessarily able - participants (Cert U, Showroom, Cineworld Sheffield).

Water for Elephants, Robert Pattinson and Reese Witherspoon in magical tale of forbidden love between a young veterinary surgeon and an elephant trainer at the circus Cert 12A).

The Veteran , traumatised by his experiences in Afghanistan, ex-squaddie Toby Kebbell returns to the grim South London estate where he grew up and enters a deadly underworld of drugs, terrorism and vigilante violence (Cert 15, Cineworld Sheffield).

SPECIALS/ PREVIEWS

Upside Down: The Story of Creation Records, definitive story of the label that launched Primal Scream, Jesus and Mary Chain, Ride and My Bloody Valentine and Oasis (Showroom, Sensoria Festival, Friday, 6pm followed by Q&A with Alan McGee and other luminaries).

A Bug’s Life, Pixar animation in which a misfit ant looking for warriors to save his ant colony from greedy grasshoppers, recruits an inept circus group to save the day (Cert U, Showroom Saturday Club , KIC Start screening for families of children with autism, Sunday).

The Adventures of Prince Achmed, beautiful silhouette animation inspired by The Arabian Nights with a brand new score by Animat and Abstract Film Orchestra (Showroom, Sensoria, Sunday, 4pm).

The Thing, John Carpenter’s 1982 cult classic starring Kurt Russell in which an alien uncovered in the Antarctic takes on the appearance of the people it kills (Cert 18, Showroom, Cult Tuesday screening).

London International Animation Film Festival, 75-minute collection includes Crocodile, Cartoon D’or 2010 winner and A Family Portrait, Best British Film 2010 (Showroom, Thursday, May 12).