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In this issue of ODEON Magazine we hear about time-travelling mutants in X-Men: Days Of Future Past, watch a volcano erupt in Pompeii and feature Emily Blunt and a frog! Read on... 04 coming soon!

The best news, previews and gossip from the world of film, including 22 Jump Street, Transformers: Age Of Extinction, How To Train Your Dragon 2 and A Million Ways To Die In The West.

12 feature: X-Men: days of future past Hugh Jackman’s Wolverine is sent on a desperate mission in this Marvel blockbuster. We hear more from the cast and crew.

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All the best films showing in ODEON cinemas this month, including Pompeii, Godzilla, Maleficent, Bad Neighbours and two exciting National Theatre productions (plus news of a third in June). Oh, and there’s more: we talk exclusively to Stephen Mangan, the voice of the new Postman Pat!

26 moment in time Emily Blunt, star of this month’s sci-fi epic Edge Of Tomorrow, shares the ODEON premiere of Gnomeo & Juliet with a very big frog.

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22 Jump Street

The mismatched undercover cops have the ride of their lives in their second cinema outing…


wo years ago buddy-cop comedy 21 Jump Street stormed into cinemas and became a genuine smash-hit. Based on the US TV show which began in 1987 and lasted five seasons – the series that made Johnny Depp a star, no less – the big-screen remake cast Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill as two young cops who find themselves working together despite 4

their different backgrounds (Tatum’s Jenko was the highschool jock; Hill’s Schmidt was a dork). Infiltrating a local high school pretending to be pupils to uncover a drug ring, their antics were crazy enough to make you forget the fact that both actors were clearly too old to pass as schoolkids (shhhh…). For the sequel, the duo’s headquarters have been changed – moving across the

street to, er, 22 Jump Street – but they’re still working undercover, this time in a college. But can they keep their fraught relationship together as they both deal with different college experiences and issues? 22 Jump Street, which co-stars the legend that is Nick Offerman (from Parks & Recreation) as their longsuffering boss, is a bundle of laughs from start to finish. See it from 6 June!

COVER ME! Jenko and Schmidt have now gone undercover in a school and a college. Compared to some gigs, that’s actually pretty tame…

Did You Know?

Johnny Depp, who starred in the original TV show, reprised his role for the film version of 21 Jump Street, as did co-star Peter DeLuise.

Undercover as…

A Surfer The now-iconic bromance at the heart of Point Break was between Patrick Swayze’s bank-robbing surfer, Bodhi, and Keanu Reeves’ undercover FBI Agent, Johnny Utah. When Bodhi learned the truth about his pal, sparks flew… ooh, the betrayal!


DIRECTORs Phil Lord, Chris Miller STARRING Channing Tatum, Jonah Hill, Nick Offerman, Ice Cube


Undercover as…

A Beauty Queen Sandra Bullock’s all-business FBI agent goes undercover at a beauty pageant to hunt down a terrorist. Seeing as she’s used to handcuffs and trousers instead of bracelets and gowns, she’s hardly a natural fit for the role and fish-out-ofwater laughs ensue.

Undercover as…

A Terrorist (With A New Face) FBI Agent Sean Archer goes undercover – or under-skin – to bring down crazy guy Castor Pollux. To do this, he needs Castor’s face: cue surgery. But then the real Castor nicks his face in return! Was Nicolas Cage playing bad or was John Travolta playing good? It was all rather confusing...

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A Teacher After a string of tough-guy roles (as well as a bemused brother in his first comedy, Twins), Arnie really stretched his laughter chops in 1990’s Kindergarten Cop. He’s undercover in a school as a teacher while hunting a drug dealer. The kids walk all over him. Literally…

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things you need to know about… Transformers: Age Of Extinction


1 The film picks up several years after the end of 2011’s Transformers: Dark Of The Moon, with the human race scarred yet defiant. 2 This is the first film in the franchise to feature the Dinobots, who can transform into dinosaurs – including a triceratops, a velociraptor, a spinosaurus and a T-rex! Oh, and a terrifying flying pteranodon… 3 Mark Wahlberg headlines as an inventor named Cade Yeager, with Bates Motel star Nicola Peltz as his daughter, Tessa, and Jack Reynor as her race-car-driving boyfriend.

4 The old Transformer favourites are still here: Cade finds the wreckage of Optimus Prime and later he’s joined by Bumblebee, Hound, Ratchet, Crosshairs and Drift. 5 Responding to critics who weren’t impressed by the comedic tone of Dark Of The Moon, director Michael Bay has reassured audiences: “I focused on keeping this one slick. There won’t be any goofiness.” Transformers: Age Of Extinction 3D is released on 10 July.

Film gossip Breaking news, direct from Hollywood… It’s Marvel versus DC as Captain America 3 has been assigned the same release date, 6 May 2016, as Batman Versus Superman… Star Trek’s Zoë Saldana is rumoured to be playing Eartha Kitt in an upcoming biopic… Acclaimed game The Last 6

Of Us will be given the big-screen treatment... Idris Elba has been cast as the voice of tiger Shere Khan in a new live-action version of The Jungle Book... Melissa

McCarthy (left) has signed on to play a spy alongside Jason Statham in new comedy Spy... BAZ LUHRMANN is rumoured to be making a film of TV show KUNG FU...

a million ways to die in the west TBC RELEASED 30 MAY

DIRECTOR Seth MacFarlane STARRING Seth MacFarlane, Charlize Theron, Amanda Seyfried, Neil Patrick Harris


Sharp Shooting! It’s bullet time with Charlize Theron in A Million Ways To Die In The West… he latest film from Seth MacFarlane – the man behind the outrageous teddy bear comedy Ted – moves us back in time to Arizona, 1882, and the deadly world of the American Wild West. And by “deadly” we really do mean “deadly”, because A Million Ways To Die In The West is correctly named… MacFarlane plays Albert, a humble sheep farmer whose timid ways lose him the love of his life, Louise (Amanda Seyfried). Looking to “man



up” and regain her respect, Albert befriends the confident and capable Anna (Charlize Theron), who teaches him how to shoot. Unfortunately for him, however, Anna’s husband – a notorious gunslinger played by Liam Neeson – soon arrives in town... and he’s gunning for Albert! Jam-packed with silly gags, raunchy humour and many violent deaths (not quite a million, mind you, but a lot), this could well be the funniest Western since Blazing Saddles!

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The Fault In Our Stars This poignant teen romance will warm your heart… or this year’s World Book Day, 7,000 people across the UK voted to compile a list of books that should be inspiring teenagers. Number one on the list was Suzanne Collins’ The Hunger Games trilogy, while number three was Harper Lee’s To Kill A Mockingbird. Number two, meanwhile, was John Green’s The Fault In Our Stars – which has inspired this major film. Shailene Woodley stars as Hazel, a cancer survivor who, despite being in remission, isn’t


expected to live for very long. Which makes her new relationship with Gus (Ansel Elgort) all the more bittersweet, as the couple live life to the absolute fullest before the worst can happen. Whether you’ve read the book or not, or even if you’re not a teenager, The Fault In Our Stars will sweep you away. Find out more when it hits cinemas on 20 June.


ODEON’s special screenings for Deaf Awareness Week 2014! ODEON cinemas will be marking Deaf Awareness Week (19-25 May) with daily screenings of subtitled films for the deaf and hard of hearing. ODEON is always working to make its cinemas more accessible and inclusive, and shows films with subtitles throughout the year.

We also show audio described films and hold autism-friendly screenings at more than 90 cinemas. The daily subtitled screenings will be available to book online from 14 May. To find out more, call our Accessibility Helpline on 0800 138 3315 or ask in any ODEON cinema.

CREEPY POSTER OF THE MONTH! Oculus wants to freak us out...

This unnerving image is the poster for horror film Oculus, which stars Doctor Who’s Karen Gillan as a woman trying to prove that her imprisoned brother didn’t murder anyone – the crime was actually committed by a supernatural mirror with homicidal tendencies. Expect jumps, scares and some seriously weird phenomena when Oculus opens on 13 June. fanatical about film 9

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Viking Hiccup and Toothless return!

Adam Sandler A selction of best lines from the star of this month’s Blended... “You know what, you’re a lousy kindergarten teacher. I’ve seen those fingerpaintings you bring home and they suck.” Being impolite in Happy Gilmore (1996)

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“My Mama says that alligators are ornery because they got all them teeth and no toothbrush.” Wise words in The Waterboy (1998)

“Having a kid is great... as long as his eyes are closed and he’s not moving or speaking.” Big Daddy (1999) gives parenting advice

“You can go to places in the world with pudding. That’s funny.” Pudding is a big theme in Punch-Drunk Love (2002)

“I will track you down and suck every ounce of blood from your body until you look like a deflated whoopee cushion!” Dracula isn’t taking any nonsense in Hotel Transylvania (2012)

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DIRECTOR Dean DeBlois VOICES OF Jay Baruchel, Kristen Wiig, Gerard Butler, Cate Blanchett

Dragon wars! Hiccup and his scaly pal return for another dose of Viking adventure...


ou want more dragons? You’ve got ’em! After the first How To Train Your Dragon made almost half a billion dollars at the box-office, a sequel was destined to arrive before too long. But the news is better than that: How To Train Your Dragon 2 is only the second in a planned trilogy of films, with the third instalment due in June 2016! Fans of Toothless the dragon and his plucky, one-legged pal Hiccup (voiced by Jay Baruchel) can rest assured that the duo have

bonded even further since the first film, with the action this time around picking up five years later. Hiccup’s Viking clan are now riding around on dragons as though they’ve been doing it all their lives, and times are good for the community of Berk – but after adventuring a little too far from home, Hiccup and Toothless meet the mysterious Valka (Cate Blanchett) and a new war commences… Don’t miss this exciting sequel – in cinemas from 4 July!

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Mrs Brown’s Boys leaves TV behind to invade cinemas… t’s all change for the nation’s favourite TV comedy, as Mrs Brown’s Boys D’Movie will be hitting the big screen on 27 June. Well, we say “all change”, but the film will contain all the elements that have made this BAFTA-winning series so popular over the last few years: an outrageous performance from Brendan O’Carroll as Agnes Brown, an array of hilarious co-stars and buckets of naughty humour. Don’t miss it!


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Grace OF Monaco PG


Nicole Kidman stars as Princess Grace, the former Hollywood star who married into royalty, in this drama set in the early ’60s.

Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes TBC

Pudsey The Dog: The Movie TBC

Humanity is in a spot of bother as war looms between them and their intelligent simian creations...

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Past Times

Mutants young and old fight for the survival of the world in X-Men: Days Of Future Past…


s you all no doubt know, Patrick Stewart plays the older version of Charles Xavier in the X-Men films. James McAvoy, meanwhile, plays Charles’s younger self in prequel X-Men: First Class. In the latest film, thanks to the paradoxical powers of time-travel, the two actors finally get to share a moment on screen – as the same character, separated by decades. “It’s weird, because when I took over the role of Charles, I never thought that I’d be working with him,” explains McAvoy of filming alongside Stewart. “I never thought I’d give a similar 12

performance to him. I certainly never thought that I’d be giving a very different performance to him to his face. Kind of going like, ‘Yo, what you got, man? Show me your big nose! We’ve got big noses together!’” He laughs. “There’s a profile shot with both our noses together. Conk to conk.” We get the pleasure of seeing both of these noses in one place in X-Men: Days Of Future Past, adapted from one of the Marvel mutants’ most famous adventures: Chris Claremont’s 1980 comic-book run of the same name. Some of the action takes place in our time, where the mutants we know from the

X-Men: Days Of The Future Past 3D Seeitfrom 22 May Michael Fassbender as Erik Lehnsherr, aka Magneto (young version).

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first few films in the franchise – including Ian McKellen’s Magneto, Halle Berry’s Storm and Ellen Page’s Kitty Pryde – are battling a terrifying enemy. The rest takes place in the past, to which the ageless Wolverine (Hugh Jackman) has travelled so that he can prevent the disasters of the future from happening. This entails trying to stop the unleashing of giant robots called Sentinels, who are trying to eradicate mutants from the world. The last time we saw Charles, he’d been betrayed by friend Erik (Michael Fassbender) and almost-sister Raven (Jennifer Lawrence), not to mention finding himself paralysed after the explosive events at the end of X-Men: First Class. “You’ll find him very different,” explains McAvoy of this sequel, which takes place in the ’70s, the decade after First Class. “Not just because he’s got long

hair, but because of what he is and how shaky his soul is… He’s lost the ability to be able to empathise with other people, because it’s too painful for him. Why? Because he’s been given all of his own pain to deal with. “It’s a movie about all of us, about all the guys in the X-Men,” McAvoy continues, “but I suppose the person with the biggest journey is arguably

me. Because I change more than anybody by the end of the film compared to the beginning.” SIDEBURNS LOCKED ‘N’ LOADED Returning to play Logan for the seventh time is Hugh Jackman, who joined the film a few months after starring in his own spin-off blockbuster, The Wolverine. “I grew the sideburns and away we go Patrick Stewart (older Xavier) with director Bryan Singer.

Wolverine (Hugh Jackman), totally unperturbed by a bullet-riddled chest.


X-Men: Days Of The Future Past 3D Seeitfrom 22 May again!” he laughs. Wolvie’s got some heavy duty fighting in Days Of Future Past: “You do see battling, in the future and in the past. And not just me battling (the Sentinels), but all the characters. It’s exciting after doing two Wolverine movies in a row to see how the X-Men work together.” He’s also full of praise for director Bryan Singer’s vision. “It’s important to him to create Magneto and Beast (Nicholas Hoult) have a bust-up.

the most incredible time-travel movie of all time,” he says. “It’s a very epic, big, big movie.” SENTINEL THREAT Singer himself, meanwhile, is excited about the Sentinels. “There are movies like Transformers, Iron Man and Pacific Rim that have already explored robots of all different sizes, shapes, scope and calibre. I knew that to make another ‘robot attacks people’ movie is (not original), yet they are an element in the picture. So they serve the story: not necessarily in an obvious, ‘rock-em-sockem’ battle at the end of the movie, although there is that.” The creator of these robots is Bolivar Trask, played by Peter Dinklage, a superstar these days thanks to his role as Tyrion Lannister in one of the world’s most acclaimed TV shows. “I’m a big fan of Game Of Thrones, so I’m a fan of his,” Singer explains about his

casting choice. “But I also like the idea of not a very big guy building very big robots, something ironically interesting about that.” Veteran producer Lauren Shuler Donner, who’s been involved in the X-Men films since they began in 2000, is confident that Days Of Future Past will be a success. “My mandate to myself since I’ve been involved in these movies was ‘make every single movie different, so there’s never X-Men fatigue’,” she says. “What I loved about what Matthew Vaughn did (in First Class) was that he made it a Bond movie. And James Mangold, with The Wolverine, made a noir. And Bryan… what he’s doing is bringing back the classic X-Men that we had before, the classic cast.” She nods. “It’s the right way to do it.” X-Men: Days Of Future Past opens on 22 May.


With X-Men: Apocalypse set to follow this film in 2016, how do the filmmakers see the rest of the franchise’s future shaping up? Lauren Shuler Donner, producer: “We

Charles (James McAvoy) is darker this time round. Mystique (Jennifer Lawrence) in full mutant mode.

have to figure out how many X-Men films a summer can handle without getting into X-Men fatigue!”

Bryan Singer, director: “You can’t just whip up that formula and go, ‘Uh, here is my Gambit movie and my Deadpool movie, this movie and that movie, and they’re all gonna be hits!’ You’ve got to take care with each one.” James McAvoy: “X-Men will always be around. There’s an endearing and an enduring quality to the material that I don’t think we could possibly screw up so much that it disappears.”

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pompeii 3D 12A RELEASED 30 April

DIRECTOR Paul WS Anderson STARRING Kit Harington, Emily Browning, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Sasha Roiz


f you’re in the mood for good, old-fashioned disaster film this month, Pompeii should be exactly the thing you’re looking for – with bonus 3D! Taking its inspiration from the famous volcanic eruption that swept the towns of Pompeii and Herculaneum off the map on 16

24 August 79AD, Pompeii delivers this catastrophic event in spectacular detail but with a sweeping romantic subplot thrown in to add a human element. Milo (Game Of Thrones star Kit Harington) is a slave fighting in the city’s bloody gladiator arena along with colleague Atticus (Adewale

Akinnuoye-Agbaje, last seen in Thor: The Dark World). When Milo meets Cassia (Emily Browning), the daughter of a wealthy merchant, it’s love at first sight – but soon they must struggle to overcome more than prejudice when the innocent mountain looming over them starts to blow its top!

Bryan Cranston and Aaron Taylor-Johnson face Godzilla.

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DIRECTOR Gareth Edwards STARRING Bryan Cranston, Elizabeth Olsen, Sally Hawkins, Aaron Taylor-Johnson

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Kit Harington went to the gym three times a day for six days a week to get in shape for this role – and ended up suffering from exhaustion!

Vesuvius comes to life in this spectacular drama!

Something extraordinary happened in Japan in 1954. Something big. Something destructive. Something that was defeated with bombs that the rest of the world thought were nuclear tests. They weren’t; they were attempts to bring one of the greatest threats to humanity under control… and they failed. Now it’s 2014 and this threat is back. Scientist Joe Brody (Breaking Bad star Bryan Cranston) realises that something is amiss when he spots a series of signs that are being covered up by the government; before long, however, it’s impossible to keep the return of a monster called Godzilla from becoming public knowledge as it goes on a rampage. As humanity falls before this cataclysmic force, who can stop it? From the capable hands of Monsters writer/director Gareth Edwards, Godzilla is a loving tribute to one of cinema’s greatest creature creations, guaranteed to get your blood pumping! fanatical about film 17


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Pat prepares to be a talent show star!

POSTMAN PAT: the movie 3D U RELEASED 23 May

DIRECTOR Mike Disa VOICES OF Stephen Mangan, Rupert Grint, David Tennant

Postman Pat makes his first delivery to the big screen in this charming 3D film for all the family. Voiced by Stephen Mangan, the world’s most famous mail-deliverer is up to his usual tricks in the sleepy

village of Greendale when a television talent show arrives in search of a star. Pat auditions – with Ronan Keating providing his singing voice – and soon his life changes completely! But what of his post route? Who will deliver letters in his absence? When plans are unveiled for a Pat robot with a scary robotblack-and-white-cat at its side, there’s trouble!

The voice of Postman Pat tells ODEON why he thinks the delivery guy is a hero... How did you get the role? I was asked if I wanted to play Pat, which is exciting. Luckily with it being an animated movie, I didn’t have to look like him. So I didn’t have to put on a fake chin and a ginger mullet and come into the room with a cat. Why do you think Pat is still so popular after all these years? He’s just such a sweet-hearted, lovely guy who’s doing his best to do his job in the best way he can, and obviously he gets thrown a few curveballs every now and again.

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DIRECTOR Hossein Amini Starring Viggo Mortensen, Kirsten Dunst, Oscar Isaac, Daisy Bevan

This stylish thriller, based on the book by Patricia Highsmith, stars Viggo Mortensen and Kirsten Dunst as Chester and Colette MacFarland: an apparently normal American couple 18

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sightseeing in Greece in the ’60s. They befriend Rydal (Inside Llewyn Davis’s Oscar Isaac), a tour guide who likes to scam his clients. But Rydal bites off more than he can chew with the MacFarlands, who are more dangerous than they appear. Drawn into a murder cover-up and falling for Dunst’s vulnerable Colette, Rydal and Chester soon start knocking heads...

Did you find yourself humming the old TV show theme song? It’s impossible not to! It’s got to be one of the catchiest songs ever written by a human being! It features in the film. When did Pat learn to fly a helicopter? There’s no limit to Pat’s talents! He’s keeping up with the modern trends! He can fly a helicopter, he can ride a motorbike, drive a van, you name it, Pat can do it. Pat is a hero. Can he use email, though? He has mixed feelings about email. He’s not recovered from the fax machine coming in!


What curveballs get thrown at him in this film? He gets seduced by the glittery allure of showbiz, enters a talent competition run by a man called Simon Cowbell and it turns out that Pat has a rather wonderful singing voice! But getting far in that competition brings problems.



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ne of the most instantly recognisable and iconic characters in popular culture, Tarzan debuted in a magazine story in 1912 before earning his own novel, Tarzan Of The Apes, two years later. Now we get to swing through the trees with him again in an animated adventure Tarzan, which stars former Twilight actor Kellan Lutz as the loincloth-wearing hero. Lost in the jungle as a child after a helicopter crash which killed his parents, Tarzan grows up with a group of apes and becomes one of them – until

he is introduced to civilisation once more by new friend Jane (Spencer Locke). Together they must battle the evil machinations of a multinational company that wants to exploit Tarzan’s jungle home... To celebrate the release of Tarzan we’re offering the chance to win a 32-inch Samsung television and a Samsung 3D Blu-ray player! Just answer the question on the right to be in with a chance – and head to your nearest ODEON cinema to see Tarzan on 2 May, or see it first at previews on 26 and 27 April!

How to enter JUST ANSWER THIS QUESTION Who wrote Tarzan Of The Apes? A Edgar Allan Poe B Edgar Rice Burroughs C Jules Verne Go to jungle and answer by midday on 30 May. Or text JUNGLE to 87474 followed by A, B or C and your name and address. Texts cost £1.00 per entry plus standard network rates. PRIZE INCLUDES: • Samsung 32-inch Full HD LED TV with Freeview • Samsung 3D Blu-ray player

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How to Train Your Dragon Viking Hiccup and his dragon companion Toothless are back for another adrenalinefuelled flight. You’ll be able to catch them in cinemas from 4 July! et five years after their first adventure together, in the epic How to Train Your Dragon, Hiccup (Jay Baruchel) and the coolest-ever dragon to hit the silver screen, Toothless, return for this thrill-ride second instalment. Having managed to successfully unite both of their kinds, they leave their friends Astrid, Snoutlout and the others to challenge for the dragon-racing crown while they search the uncharted skies. While exploring new worlds, they stumble upon a secret ice cave that’s home to hundreds of amazing new wild dragons... and the mysterious Dragon Rider. This leaves Hiccup and Toothless in the middle of a battle to not only protect the peace that they’ve built, but to also change the future of men and dragons once more. Returning with an all-star cast including Gerard Butler, Jonah Hill and Kristen Wiig, How to Train Your Dragon 2 sparkles with wit and is guaranteed to entertain Vikings of all ages!



Astrid (America Ferrera) ready for more dragon action!



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Angelina Jolie prepares to enchant Sleeping Beauty.


DIRECTOR Robert Stromberg STARRING Angelina Jolie, Elle Fanning, Sharlto Copley, Juno Temple

Sporting the best cheekbones you’ll see in any movie released this year – and possibly for the next ten years, if we’re honest – Angelina Jolie has a ball as the wicked Queen Maleficent in this Disney adventure. The story of Sleeping Beauty is familiar to anyone who’s ever read the original fairy tale or seen the iconic 1959 cartoon, but here’s a dark twist on the formula: this time it takes place from the point of view of the Queen, rather than the innocent Princess Aurora, who famously pricks her finger on a spinning wheel and falls

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into an endless, enchanted sleep. Maleficent takes time to wonder exactly why the Queen turns evil in the first place – was she born that way? Apparently not, and you can find out more in this often creepy tale with FX that might

haunt you. With Jolie on fine form as the chilling lead, Elle Fanning a charming Princess Aurora and Sharlto Copley the King who invokes Maleficent’s wrath, this is one fairy tale you certainly won’t forget in a hurry!

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BAD NEIGHBOURS 15 released 9 May

DIRECTOR Nicholas Stoller STARRING Seth Rogen, Rose Byrne, Zac Efron, Dave Franco

Noisy neighbours are the bane of many people’s lives – but how many of us have indulged in an actual all-out war with the folks next door? That’s the premise of this comedy. It all starts so well, with Kelly 22

Radner (Rose Byrne) and her husband Mac (Seth Rogen) settling into life in their dream home with their new baby. But what should be an idyllic time for them takes a terrible twist when the house next door is taken over by a college fraternity, led by Teddy (Zac Efron). At first the Radners greet the new arrivals as friends… but after the all-night

parties get a bit too much to handle, the sleepless couple complain to the police – and the fraternity brothers take this to be a declaration of war. Soon the students are pranking the couple next door with a fiery vengeance and the Radners realise they must respond in turn. And naturally, all hell breaks loose in this crazy comedy!


National Theatre Live Can’t make it to the theatre to see the best plays on stage over the next few months? Never fear – the National Theatre will be broadcasting some of their acclaimed works straight into ODEON cinemas!

PHOTOs: Luke Treadaway by Manuel Harlan, Nigel Lindsay by Phil Fisk; Simon Russell Beale by Paul Stuart.

King Lear by William Shakespeare Academy Award® winner Sam Mendes (Skyfall, American Beauty) returns to the National Theatre to direct Simon Russell Beale (Timon Of Athens, Collaborators) in the title role of Shakespeare’s tragedy.

An aged king decides to divide his kingdom between his three daughters, according to which of them is most eloquent in praising him. But his favourite daughter, Cordelia, says nothing. Lear’s world descends into chaos...


Encore screening The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time Based on the novel by Mark Haddon, adapted by Simon Stephens and directed by Marianne Elliott, the Olivier Award-winning The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-Time is the story of a 15-year-old

with an extraordinary brain. When he falls under suspicion of killing a dog, he records each fact about the event in the book he is writing to solve the mystery. But soon he’s led on a frightening journey...


COMING UP IN JUNE... A Small Family Business A riotous exposure of entrepreneurial greed by Alan Ayckbourn. Jack McCracken: a man of principle in a corrupt world. But after taking over his father-in-law’s business he meets a private detective

with compromising information. Jack’s integrity fades away as he discovers his family to be thieves and adulterers; rampant self-interest takes over and comic hysteria builds to a macabre climax!


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Arnie is ready to root out a thief in Sabotage!


Arnold Schwarzenegger The Sabotage star talks SWAT teams, revenge and playing much-loved roles… Tell us about Sabotage... We’re a DEA elite task force and we fight a drug cartel. And then it’s payback time. It’s a battle between good and evil – revenge. Did you do any special training? We trained with the Los Angeles SWAT team so that we could know how to handle our weapons – not that I didn’t have a lot of weapons in my life! Tell us about your character, Wharton, the team leader... His mission is to go and infiltrate the cartel and wipe out the drugs, but he starts looking for revenge because they’ve tortured and killed his family. So he becomes a flawed hero. He’s a layered character: was that a deliberate choice? When you’re a certain age, especially coming out of a government job, you see the world as more complex. Therefore you start getting attracted to characters that are written more complex and multi-dimensional. Who was the toughest out of your crack team of co-stars? It’s very hard to say, as they were all tough guys! They all went through martial arts training, they were pounded away on and kicked. They were thrown around and did as many stunts as possible. Sam Worthington trained like a madman for this! What is next for you? My next movie is Terminator – I did not plan that! They came to me and I felt very honoured that they got me back. I love that character, playing a machine. Then Universal asked me to play Conan so I thought, “This is great, I’m back to all the original characters that made my career!”


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SABOTAGE 15 released 7 MAY

DIRECTOR David Ayer STARRING Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sam Worthington, Olivia Williams

An elite DEA task force, led by Arnold Schwarzenegger’s John Wharton, find themselves under suspicion after millions of dollars go missing following a raid on a drug gang’s safe house. Worse: someone is out

for revenge now, their sights set on taking down the DEA team one by one until they get the money. It’s up to Wharton and a homicide detective (Olivia Williams) to uncover the truth; is one of the team really corrupt, stealing when they shouldn’t, or is something else going on? High stakes, impressive action and a gripping plot make Sabotage a cool thriller.

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April/May pompeii 3D 12A RELEASED 30 april

NT live: king lear showing 1 may, 15 may

Tarzan 3D PG

Tom Cruise gets déjà-vu in this explosive actioner.

DIRECTOR Doug Liman STARRING Tom Cruise, Emily Blunt, Bill Paxton, Lara Pulver

Major William Cage (Tom Cruise) hits the battlefield during a bloody alien war – and is almost instantly killed. Mysteriously resurrected, he realises he’s living the same

horrible day over and over again with no way to stop the time loop from resetting every time he dies. Then help comes in the form of his colleague Rita (Emily Blunt), who may hold the key to getting him out of this battle for good... Utterly spectacular action, gritty thrills and a complex plot to chew on make Edge Of Tomorrow a must-see sci-fi.

sabotage 15 RELEASED 7 may bad neighboUrs 15 RELEASED 9 may


the two faces of january 12A RELEASED 16 MAY

NT live: the curious incident of the dog in the night-time showing 22 may

Meet the king of the jungle!

x-Men: Days of future past 3D TBC RELEASED 22 may

blended 12A RELEASED 23 may postman pat: the movie 3D U RELEASED 23 may

Barrymore and Sandler team up.

TARZAN 3D PG released 2 MaY

DIRECTOR Rheinhard Klooss voices of Kellan Lutz, Spencer Locke, Jaime Ray Newman

This animated adventure follows the iconic story of a child raised by apes in the jungle after the death of his parents. Voiced by Kellan Lutz, Tarzan soon begins a desperate battle to save his home.

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BLENDED 12A released 23 MAY

DIRECTOR Frank Coraci STARRING Drew Barrymore, Adam Sandler, Terry Crews, Bella Thorne

edge of tomorrow 3D TBC RELEASED 30 may

maleficent 3D TBC RELEASED 30 may


Two bickering single-parent families led by Drew Barrymore and Adam Sandler take an awkward trip to Africa. Can they overcome their differences and bond? Either way, it’ll be good fun! fanatical about film 25

PHOTOs: LIONSGATE ENTERTAINMENT INC, © 2013 Warner Bros Entertainment Inc, ENTERTAINMENT ONE, Film Frame © Disney 2014.

EDGE OF TOMORROW 3D TBC released 30 May


moment in time Classic ODEON moments...

The odd couple! hen children’s animated adventure Gnomeo & Juliet premiered at the ODEON Leicester Square on 30 January 2011, the usual red carpet reserved for such affairs was replaced by green turf, giant garden gnomes and picket fences. Oh, and big frogs like the guy above! Blunt – who voiced a lovesick gnome named Juliet in the film – will be in cinemas again this month, starring alongside Tom Cruise in action blockbuster Edge Of Tomorrow. See it from 30 May.


COMING next issue! Mrs Brown gets her first big-screen role. Find out more in ODEON Magazine, in cinemas from 30 May!

PHOTOS: Jon Furniss/WireImage.

Emily Blunt makes a new friend at a rather unusual premiere...

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