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we’re here to whet your appetites for a feast of sizzling summer flicks. Excitement is mounting as Disney’s action epic, ‘The Lone Ranger’, charges onto cinema screens. With the team behind ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ at the helm - and Johnny Depp as the hero’s infamous sidekick Tonto - get set for a riotous adventure in the sun-baked Wild West. From the all-American charm of the Lone Ranger to the brooding, badass form of Wolverine - this season sees the return of a very different but equally compelling hero. He’s ripped, he’s raging and he’s set to deliver a raw and riveting sequel to ‘Origins: Wolverine’ in ‘The Wolverine’. With less brawn but comedy muscle aplenty, Edgar Wright and Simon Pegg’s apocalyptic caper ‘The World’s End’ is a must-see. Prepare for boozing, body snatching and another hilarious escapade as a pub crawl is disrupted by the small matter of an alien invasion. Enjoy!

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6 What’s on Crammed full of previews of the unmissable new releases hitting the big screen in July and August. Including ‘Kick-Ass 2’, ‘Pacific Rim’, ‘Monsters University’ and many more.

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The team behind ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ is about to lift the mask on the legend of ‘The Lone Ranger’.

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18 last orders! The team behind ‘Shaun of the Dead’ and ‘Hot Fuzz’ draw their comedy trilogy to a close with apocalyptic caper ‘The World’s End’.

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We look at all the forthcoming films to get excited about in September and October. Including ‘Gravity’, ‘Ender’s Game’ and ‘Turbo’ to name but a few.

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AlAn PArtridge: AlPhA PAPA Release date 7 august / director Declan Lowney / starring Steve Coogan, Colm Meaney, Sean Pertwee / genre Comedy

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Discounting the occasional off season specials and charitable guest appearances, it’s been eleven years since Alan Partridge has graced national televisions with his presence. Following the popularity of the 2010 online miniseries Mid Morning Matters, Steve Coogan reprises his infamous role for ‘Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa’. From suffering a traumatic nervous breakdown and even accidentally fatally shooting a guest on live television Alan Partridge has had many ups and downs over the course of his lengthy career as a local radio host and national television broadcaster. Actionpacked and hilarious, ‘Alpha Papa’ follows Alan as he desperately seeks to salvage his public image and career while negotiating a potentially violent incident at North Norfolk Digital Radio. Director Declan Lowney, whose television credits include many episodes of Little Britain and Father Ted, joins forces with the reunited Alan Partridge creative team, lead by comedy writers Peter Baynham, Armando Iannucci and Steve Coogan himself, to deliver a feature length dose of the legendary presenter. ‘Alpha Papa’ is unmissable for Alan Partridge fans, but with such talent involved it also includes all the ingredients for a classic British comedy.

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One Direction: This Is Us Release date 29 august / director Morgan Spurlock / starring Harry Styles, Niall Horan, Zayn Malik / genre Documentary, Music

Morgan Spurlock’s documentary charts the meteoric rise to fame of the world’s most popular boy band, from their humble beginnings to their X-Factor discovery and ultimate super-sized stardom. Compiling interviews, exclusive 3D footage of live concerts (including the sell out performance at London’s O2 Arena) and never before seen behind the scenes shots of the boys on the road, ‘This Is Us’ provides fans with an intimate account of Niall, Zayn, Liam, Harry and Louis’ lives. Whether you like them or not this documentary will be incredibly popular, one way or another.

The Mortal Instruments: city of Bones Release date 21 august / director Harald Zwart / starring Lily Collins, Jamie Campbell Bower, Robert Sheehan / genre Action, Drama

Set in contemporary New York City, a seemingly ordinary teenager, Clary Fray (Lily Collins), discovers she is the descendant of a line of Shadowhunters, a secret cadre of young half-angel warriors locked in an ancient battle to protect our world from demons. After the disappearance of her mother Clary joins forces with a group of Shadowhunters, who introduce her to Downworld, filled with demons, warlocks, vampires and other deadly creatures. Lena Headey and Jonathan Rhys Meyers head up the rest of the starring cast.

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the FRozen gRound ReLeASe DATe 19 JULY an alaska state trooper partners with a young woman who escaped the clutches of serial killer Robert hansen to bring the murderer to justice. Based on actual events.

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only god FoRgives ReLeASe DATe 2 AUGUST Julian, a drug-smuggler thriving in Bangkok’s criminal underworld, sees his life get even more complicated when his mother compels him to find and kill whoever is responsible for his brother’s recent death.

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giRl Most likely ReLeASe DATe 26 JULY a failed new york playwright awkwardly navigates the transition from next Big thing to last year’s news.

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Release date 14 august / director Jeff Wadlow / starring Chloë Grace Moretz, Jim Carrey, Aaron Taylor-Johnson / genre Action, Comedy, Crime

Kick-Ass, Hit Girl and Red Mist return for the followup to 2010’s irreverent global hit: ‘Kick-Ass 2’. When we last saw junior assassin Hit Girl and young vigilante Kick-Ass, they were trying to live as normal teenagers Mindy and Dave. With graduation looming and uncertain what to do, Dave decides to start the world’s first superhero team with Mindy. Unfortunately, when Mindy is busted for sneaking out as Hit Girl, she’s forced to retire - leaving her to navigate the terrifying world of high-school mean girls on her own. With no one left to turn to, Dave joins forces with Justice Forever, run by a born-again ex-mobster named Colonel Stars and Stripes. Just as they start to make a real difference on the streets, the world’s first super villain, assembles his own evil league and puts a plan in motion to make Kick-Ass and Hit Girl pay for what they did to his dad. But there’s only one problem with his scheme: If you mess with one member of Justice Forever, you mess with them all.

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Pacific Rim Release date 12 July / director Guillermo del Toro starring Charlie Hunnam, Idris Elba, Charlie Day / Genre Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

When legions of monstrous creatures, known as Kaiju, started rising from the sea, a war began that would take millions of lives and consume humanity’s resources for years on end. To combat the giant Kaiju, a special type of weapon was devised: massive robots, called Jaegers, which are controlled simultaneously by two pilots whose minds are locked in a neural bridge. But even the Jaegers are proving nearly defenceless in the face of the relentless Kaiju. On the verge of defeat, the forces defending mankind have no choice but to turn to two unlikely heroes - a washed up former pilot (Charlie Hunnam) and an untested trainee (Rinko Kikuchi) - who are teamed to drive a legendary but seemingly obsolete Jaeger from the past. Together, they stand as mankind’s last hope against the mounting apocalypse. Oscar nominee Guillermo Del Toro is directing this epic sci-fi, action, adventure. His first film back in the chair since ‘Hellboy II’ in 2008 and if the hype is anything to go by it will have certainly been worth the wait.

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Summer Sizzlers Now you see Me Release DaTe 3 July an FBI agent and an Interpol detective track a team of illusionists who pull off bank heists during their performances and reward their audiences with the money.

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you’Re Next Release DaTe 30 auGusT when a gang of masked, ax-wielding murderers descend upon the davison family reunion, the hapless victims seem trapped...until an unlikely guest of the family proves to be the most talented killer of all.

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PaIN & GaIN Release DaTe 23 auGusT Based on the unbelievable true story of a group of personal trainers in 1990s Miami who, in pursuit of the american dream, get caught up in a criminal enterprise that goes horribly wrong.

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the heat Release DaTe 31 July uptight FBI special agent sarah ashburn and foul-mouthed Boston cop shannon Mullins couldn’t be more incompatible. But when they join forces to bring down a ruthless drug lord, they become buddies.

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Release date 23 august / director Neill Blomkamp / starring Matt Damon, Jodie Foster, Sharlto Copley / genre Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

Release date 2 august / director Dean Parisot / starring Bruce Willis, Anthony Hopkins, John Malkovich / genre Action, Comedy, Crime

In the year 2154, two classes of people exist: the very wealthy, who live on a pristine man-made space station called Elysium, and the rest, who live on an overpopulated, ruined planet. The people of Earth are desperate to escape the crime and poverty that is now rampant throughout the land. The only man with the chance to bring equality to these worlds is Max (Matt Damon), an ordinary guy in desperate need to get to Elysium. With his life hanging in the balance, he reluctantly takes on a dangerous mission - but if he succeeds, he could save not only his own life, but millions of people on Earth as well.

The high-octane action-comedy sequel to the worldwide sleeper hit sees retired blackops CIA agent Frank Moses reunite his unlikely team of elite operatives for a global quest to track down a missing portable nuclear device. To succeed, they’ll need to survive an army of relentless assassins, ruthless terrorists and power-crazed government officials, all eager to get their hands on the next-generation weapon. The mission takes Frank and his motley crew to Paris, London and Moscow. Outgunned and outmanned, they have only their cunning wits, their old-school skills, and each other to rely on as they try to save the world - and stay alive in the process.

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Release date 19 July / director Edgar Wright / starring Rosamund Pike, Simon Pegg, Martin Freeman / genre Comedy, Sci-Fi

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20 years after attempting an epic pub crawl, five childhood friends reunite when one of them becomes hellbent on trying the drinking marathon again. they are convinced to stage an encore by mate gary King (simon Pegg), a 40-year-old man trapped at the cigarette end of his teens, who drags his reluctant pals to their hometown and onceagain attempts to reach the fabled pub - the World’s end. as they attempt to reconcile the past and present, they realise the real struggle is for the future, not just theirs but humankind’s. Reaching the World’s end is the least of their worries.

Release date 16 august / director Klay Hall / starring Val Kilmer, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Teri Hatcher / genre Animation, Adventure, Comedy

‘Planes’ is the perfect way to keep the kids entertained this summer...

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From high above the world of ‘Cars’, flies ‘Planes’, Disney’s upcoming animated actionpacked comedic 3D adventure starring Dusty (voice of Dane Cook) a big-hearted, fast-flying crop duster who dreams of competing in the most exhilarating around-the-world air race in history. There are only a couple of not-so-small problems, Dusty is not exactly built for racing and he also happens to be afraid of heights. Despite his fear and with encouragement from his mentor, a naval aviator named Skipper, Dusty narrowly qualifies for the big competition. Dusty’s sportsmanship and speed begin to rattle the defending champ of the race circuit, Ripslinger, who will stop at nothing to see Dusty fail. When disaster strikes during the climax of the final race, Dusty’s courage is put to the ultimate test. With the support of friends old and new, Dusty reaches heights he never dreamed possible and in the process, gives a spellbound world the inspiration to soar. ‘Planes’ is the perfect way to keep the kids entertained this summer and if ‘Cars’ was anything to go by I’m sure all you adults will have an enjoyable few hours as well!

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Percy Jackson: Sea Of MOnSterS Release date 7 august / director Thor Freudenthal / starring Alexandra Daddario, Logan Lerman, Nathan Fillion / genre Adventure, Family, Fantasy

‘Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters’ continues the teenage demigod’s epic journey to fulfil his destiny as the son of Poseidon. This time around, Percy and his friends must embark on a treacherous odyssey to the uncharted waters of the Sea of Monsters to find and recover the mythical Golden Fleece. During their quest, the heroes encounter many perils and come face-toface with a terrifying army of zombies and the ultimate Evil. Fans of Rick Riordan’s publishing phenomenon are anticipating a faithful and exciting adaptation. While Logan Lerman returns to play the titular character, there have been several changes to the team behind 2010’s ‘Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief’. Thor Freudenthal has replaced Chris Columbus as director, who has proven credentials with ‘Diary of a Wimpy Kid’. ‘Sea of Monsters’ also sees the introduction of veteran talent, such as Stanley Tucci, Anthony Head and Nathan Fillion, and energetic action sequences that forecast a sequel tailored to the fan base as well as an exhilarating 3D fantasy adventure that promises to be equally captivating for new audiences.

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Summer Sizzlers the WolveRine (3d) RELEASE DATE 25 JuLy Based on the celebrated comic book arc, this epic action-adventure takes Wolverine (hugh Jackman), the most iconic character of the X-Men universe, to modern day Japan.

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gRoWn ups 2 RELEASE DATE 9 AuGuST the all-star comedy cast from grown ups returns (with some exciting new additions) for more summertime laughs. this time around, the grown ups are the ones learning lessons from their kids.

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lovelace RELEASE DATE 23 AuGuST escaping a religious family, linda (amanda seyfried) discovered freedom when she fell for hustler chuck traynor. an unlikely porn star was born, linda lovelace, who became an international sensation.

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the Way, Way Back RELEASE DATE 28 AuGuST this is a funny and poignant coming of age story of 14-year-old duncan’s summer vacation with his mother, her overbearing boyfriend and his unexpected gregarious friend owen.

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Chasing Mavericks

Release date 30 auGust / director Robert Schwentke / starring Ryan Reynolds, Kevin Bacon, Jeff Bridges / Genre Action, Comedy

Release date 5 July / director Michael Apted, Curtis Hanson / starring Gerard Butler, Jonny Weston, Elisabeth Shue / Genre Drama, Sport

Veteran sheriff Roy Pulsifer (Bridges) has spent his career with the police force known as R.I.P.D. tracking spirits who are cleverly disguised as ordinary people. His mission? To arrest and bring to justice a special brand of criminals trying to escape final judgment by hiding among the unsuspecting on Earth. Once the wise-cracking Roy has assigned former rising-star detective Nick Walker (Reynolds) as his junior officer, the new partners have to turn grudging respect into top-notch teamwork. When they uncover a plot that could end life as we know it, two of R.I.P.D.’s finest must restore the cosmic balance...or watch the tunnel to the afterlife begin sending angry souls the very wrong way.

‘Chasing Mavericks’ is the inspirational true story of real life surfing phenom Jay Moriarity (played by newcomer Jonny Weston). When 15 year old Jay discovers that the mythic Mavericks surf break, one of the biggest waves on Earth, is not only real, but exists just miles from his Santa Cruz home, he enlists the help of local legend Frosty Hesson (played by Gerard Butler) to train him to survive it. As Jay and Frosty embark on their quest to accomplish the impossible, they form a unique friendship that transforms both their lives, and their quest to tame Mavericks becomes about far more than surfing.

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Monsters university Release date 12 July / director Dan Scanlon / starring Nathan Fillion, John Goodman, Steve Buscemi / Genre Animation, Adventure, Comedy

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are an inseparable pair, but that wasn’t always the case. From the moment these two mismatched monsters met they couldn’t stand each other. ‘Monsters university’ unlocks the door to how Mike and sulley overcame their differences and became the best of friends. With the breathtaking CG we have come to love from Disney•Pixar and a whole host of new spectacular monsters, this is a sure fire hit for all the family. screaming with laughter and oozing with heart, this is one not to be missed. so grab your books, pack your bag and enroll now!

Release date 31 July / director Raja Gosnell / starring Neil Patrick Harris, Hank Azaria, Jayma Mays / Genre Animation, Comedy, Family

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Our little blue friends are back and an adventure awaits. The evil wizard Gargamel has created a couple of mischievous Smurflike creatures called the Naughties that he hopes will let him harness the all-powerful, magical Smurf-essence. But when he discovers that only a real Smurf can give him what he wants, and only a secret spell that Smurfette knows can turn the Naughties into real Smurfs, Gargamel kidnaps Smurfette and brings her to Paris, where he has been winning the adoration of millions as the world’s greatest sorcerer. It’s up to Papa, Clumsy, Grouchy, and Vanity to return to our time, reunite with their human friends Patrick and Grace Winslow, and rescue her! Will Smurfette, who has always felt different from the other Smurfs, find a new connection with the Naughties Vexy and Hackus - or will the Smurfs convince her that their love for her is True Blue? Returning cast includes Neil Patrick Harris, Jayma Mays, with Katy Perry as Smurfette and Hank Azaria as Gargamel. Joining the voice cast are Christina Ricci and JB Smoove as Vexy and Hackus.

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Romeo And Juliet Release date 26 July / director Carlo Carlei / starring Stellan Skarsgård, Hailee Steinfeld, Damian Lewis / Genre Drama, Romance

From the creator of the Golden Globe winning series ‘Downton Abbey’ comes Shakespeare’s timeless love story. The most passionate and tragic tale of Romeo and his Juliet is captured for a new generation by an all-star line up, breathing new life into the names of the most famous lovers of all time. Starring Douglas Booth (‘Great Expectations’) as Romeo and Hailee Steinfeld (‘True Grit’) as Juliet, Romeo And Juliet is adapted for the big screen by Academy Award winner Julian Fellowes (‘Downton Abbey’) and directed by Carlo Carlei. The families of Montague and Capulet use any excuse to publicly fight in the streets of Verona so Romeo and Juliet are dismayed to learn that their new loves are of the rival family. Romeo tries to conspire a way to pursue Juliet without incurring the wrath of his family, while Juliet relies on her nurse to discreetly deliver messages to her love. But the bad blood between the two families is too strong. As the lovers grow more desperate, Friar Laurence attempts to hatch a plan that will allow them to be together forever.

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the Internship / Now you see Me

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the Bling Ring / Chasing Mavericks

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Monsters university (3d) / Pacific Rim (3d)

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the Frozen Ground / the World’s end

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the Wolverine (3d)

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Girl Most likely / Romeo and Juliet

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the Heat / the smurfs 2 (3d)

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the Conjuring / Only God Forgives / Red 2

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alan Partridge: alpha Papa / Percy Jackson: sea Of Monsters (3d)

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Grown ups 2 / the lone Ranger

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Kick-ass 2

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2 Guns / Planes (3d)

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the Mortal Instruments: City Of Bones

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elysium / Jurassic Park (3d) / We’re the Millers

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the Way, Way Back / you’re Next

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One direction: this Is us (3d)

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Pain & Gain / R.I.P.d. (3d)

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The Lone Ranger

Release date 16 august / director Baltasar Kormákur / starring Mark Wahlberg, Denzel Washington, Paula Patton / genre Action, Crime, Drama

Release date 9 august / director Gore Verbinski / starring Johnny Depp, Armie Hammer, William Fichtner / genre Action, Adventure, Western

For the past 12 months, DEA agent Bobby Trench (Washington) and U.S. naval intelligence officer Marcus Stigman (Wahlberg) have been reluctantly attached at the hip. Working undercover as members of a narcotics syndicate, each man distrusts his partner as much as the criminals. When their attempt to infiltrate a Mexican drug cartel and recover millions goes haywire, the pair are suddenly disavowed by their superiors. Now that everyone wants them in jail or in the ground, the only person they can count on is the other. Unfortunately for their pursuers, when good guys spend years pretending to be bad, they pick up a few tricks along the way.

From producer Jerry Bruckheimer and director Gore Verbinski, the team behind the ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ franchise, comes ‘The Lone Ranger,’ a thrilling adventure infused with action and humour, in which the famed masked hero is brought to life through new eyes. Native American warrior Tonto (Johnny Depp) recounts the untold tales that transformed John Reid (Armie Hammer), a man of the law, into a legend of justice taking the audience on a runaway train of epic surprises and humorous friction as the two unlikely heroes must learn to work together and fight against greed and corruption.

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the Bling Ring RELEASE DATE 5 JULy From Oscar award winning writer and director sofia Coppola, ‘the Bling Ring’ tells the story of a group of teenagers obsessed with fashion and celebrity that burglarize celebrities’ homes in los angeles.

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the COnjuRing RELEASE DATE 2 AUGUST the horrifying tale of how world renowned paranormal investigators ed and lorraine Warren were called upon to help a family terrorized by a dark presence in a secluded farmhouse.

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the inteRnship RELEASE DATE 3 JULy Billy (Vince Vaughn) and nick (Owen Wilson) are salesmen whose careers have been torpedoed by the digital world. now they must compete with a group of the nation’s tech-savvy geniuses to prove their worth.

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Release date 23 august / director Rawson Marshall Thurber / starring Jennifer Aniston, Emma Roberts, Ed Helms / genre Comedy

David (Jason Sudeikis) is a small-time pot dealer whose clientele includes chefs and soccer moms, but no kids - after all, he has his scruples. So what could go wrong? Plenty. Preferring to keep a low profile for obvious reasons, he learns the hard way that no good deed goes unpunished when he tries to help out some local teens and winds up getting jumped by a trio of gutter punks. Stealing his stash and his cash, they leave him in major debt to his supplier, Brad (Ed Helms). In order to wipe the slate clean - and maintain a clean bill of health - David must now become a big-time drug smuggler by bringing Brad’s latest shipment in from Mexico. Twisting the arms of his neighbours, cynical stripper Rose (Jennifer Aniston) and wannabe customer Kenny (Will Poulter), and the tatted-and-pierced streetwise teen Casey (Emma Roberts), he devises a foolproof plan. One fake wife, two pretend kids and a huge, shiny RV later, the Millers are headed south of the border for a Fourth of July weekend that is sure to end with a bang.


Advertising FeAture From rip-roaring adventures on the high seas to blistering action in the dusty Wild West, the team behind ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ is about to lift the mask on the legend of ‘The Lone Ranger’. Hold tight for Disney’s sizzling action-adventure WoRDs Cheyenne Campbell

THE LONE RANGER Release date 9 august / director Gore Verbinski / starring Johnny Depp, Armie Hammer, William Fichtner / genre Action, Adventure, Western

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n the West, things are done differently. And John Reid is about to learn that if he wants to keep one step ahead of corruption, it’s time for a change. And a mask. The team behind the first three ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ films, director Gore Verbinski and producer Jerry Bruckheimer once again join forces, this time presenting the actionadventure reboot of the summer. Walt Disney Pictures takes the familiar characters of the Lone Ranger and his sidekick, Tonto, and delivers them with fresh vision amidst hilarious antics and nonstop action. In this energetic twist, Tonto (Johnny Depp) has a story to unravel about how an idealistic lawyer named John Reid (Armie Hammer) became the mask-adorned hero known as the Lone Ranger. Tonto, a nomadic Comanche on a hunt for revenge for the destruction of his village, encounters Reid on his return trip home to Texas. Shiny new East Coast law degree in hand, Reid’s ready to start doling out justice the old-fashioned way - through the courts. But when outlaws shoot down his big brother before his very eyes and he’s considered dead himself, Reid is faced with a chance to stop evil in its tracks. Tonto calls him

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a man who’s travelled to the other side, and the purpose for his return lies in Reid’s own hands. It might just be time those hands dealt justice in a way more fitting for the Texas he’s returned to - from behind the barrel of a gun. With nothing more than a passion for payback as their common link, Tonto and Reid must learn to work together if the Lone Ranger can find his feet - and his enemies - long enough to shoot. Also starring Ruth Wilson as Rebecca Reid, Helena Bonham Carter as Red Harrington and Tom Wilkinson as Latham Cole, prepare to be taken on a breakneck journey as the Lone Ranger finds an enigmatic partner for the treacherous thrill ride to law and order.

it might just be time those hands dealt justice in a way more fitting for the texas he’s returned to from behind the barrel of a gun...


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THE JOY OF SIX Hugh Jackman has played Wolverine six times, a record for any single actor in a superhero role. As the X-Men franchise’s most prominent figure, we review what each instalment has held for the enigmatic Logan.

X-Men (2000)

First seen cage fighting in a backwater bar. A man with almost no memory of his past, he lives life on the road. After a chance encounter, Wolverine is thrust into the role of ‘X-Man’, but must overcome conflict with his teammates if there is to be any hope of defeating Magneto.

X2 (2003)

X-Mansion falls to shady government forces led by General Stryker, while Logan’s past as one of his test subjects is revealed. Returning to the site of his torture, Wolverine must defeat this old foe before every mutant on the planet is exterminated.

X-Men: The Last Stand (2007) Wolverine must battle not only Magneto’s forces and the US Army, but also Phoenix, the resurrected form of his unrequited love, Jean Grey.

X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009) Prequel, charting Wolverine’s life before his experiences with Xavier. We learn more about his childhood and rivalry with half brother Victor Reed (Sabretooth).

X-Men: First Class (2011) Thirty seconds, whisky, F-bomb. A very Wolverine cameo.

The Wolverine (2013)

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He’s back; he’s badass and he’s about to do battle on a cinema screen near you. The X-Men’s most enduring mutant returns in the adamantium-clawed outing you’ve been waiting for words Chris Wasey

Cutting EdgE release date 25 July / director James Mangold / starring Hugh Jackman, Famke Janssen, Will Yun Lee / Genre Action, Adventure, Fantasy

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hen children (not to mention the majority of male adults) start discussing ‘who’s the best superhero?’ it’s wise to prepare for an all-night debate. Yet, for all the disagreement, there are certain things that will always be agreed upon:

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Superman is the strongest Iron Man is the coolest And Wolverine… is the most badass

It’s not hard to see why the grizzly anti-hero is so often singled out. Although technically best known as a member of the wider X-Men team, it would be fair to say that Wolverine (aka Logan) never played well with others. He has one of the richest backstories across either the DC or Marvel universe; he doesn’t give a damn what anybody thinks of him and his retractable claws are probably the coolest superpower ever. This appeal is mirrored in the character’s longevity: Wolverine has featured in every single movie of the franchise. Leading man throughout the original trilogy and gifted an unforgettable cameo in the 1970s’ set ‘First Class’, this will also be the second time that Logan has gone solo for a project after the 2009 release of ‘X-Men Origins: Wolverine’.

Pitched as the ‘darkest of the saga’, we should expect to see Wolverine at his most furious. Prepare for close quarters combat with multiple, highly trained opponents and grounded, bone-crunching engagements...

Going back to the canon that we all know and love, this movie picks up a number of years after events in ‘The Last Stand’. Having being forced to kill his love, Jean Grey, the heartbroken Wolverine has abandoned the X-Men. Wandering the Earth, he ponders his immortality, resigned to a fate: every person he ever loves will die before his eyes. Based loosely on the 1980s’ Chris Claremont and Frank Miller ‘Wolverine’ comic series, we find Logan in Japan. Dragged out of his haze to battle enemies both old and new, and caught between law enforcement and the Yakuza, Logan is tasked with protecting the daughter of a leading crime boss. After an unexpected attack leaves him vulnerable for the first time, Wolverine must survive an onslaught of highly trained assassins before confronting his new mutant enemy: the Silver Samurai. After the fanciful action of ‘Origins’, 20th Century Fox is keen to stress that this will be a very different animal. Pitched as the ‘darkest of the saga’, we should expect to see Wolverine

at his most furious. Prepare for close quarters combat with multiple, highly trained opponents and grounded, bone-crunching engagements, with the added danger that this time, with each passing battle, new wounds might not heal. The implications (and potential loss) of Logan’s immortality will be a central theme throughout ‘The Wolverine’. In this regard, Jackman is perfectly cast; a quick glance at publicity stills and set shots from ‘X-Men’ (2000) show that even at 43, he has hardly aged at all. He remains physically every bit the destructive figure (6’3’’ of well-toned muscle) and, although the bouffanted hair may be toned down a bit for this iteration, the impeccable sideburns remain. That’s not to undersell Jackman’s commitment to the role. Although widely known in real life to be the nicest guy in Hollywood, no one would know it by witnessing his Logan, constantly on the edge of explosion, masking genuine rage with disdainful barbs. Having been stung by fan criticism in the past, 20th Century Fox is taking a new approach when dealing with their Marvel universe by taking a leaf out of Marvel’s book. This will be the first chapter of their new vision of long-term franchise development and ambitious crossovers. A potential franchise mash-up with ‘The Fantastic Four’ is now on the cards, along with much deliberation as to how events here will tie into next year’s ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’. There has even been some speculation that there may one day be a crossover into ‘The Avengers’’ universe. Let the debates begin anew: could adamantium claws tear through Iron Man’s suit? July / August 2013 17


Feature The team behind ‘Shaun of the Dead’ and ‘Hot Fuzz’ draw their comedy trilogy to a close with apocalyptic caper ‘The World’s End’. Prepare for boozing and body snatching on a grand scale WorDS Brody rossiter

LAST ORDERS! release date 19 July / director: Edgar Wright / starring Rosamund Pike, Simon Pegg, Martin Freeman / Genre Comedy, Sci-Fi

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n the post-apocalyptic wake of their rapturously received zombie romp, ‘Shaun of the Dead’, one of Britain’s finest comedy ensembles disbanded, jetted off to the Hollywood hills and situated themselves upon the sofa of the moviemaking elite with a cup of tea and a Cornetto. Simon Pegg found himself delivering top-secret intel to Tom Cruise in the ‘Mission Impossible’ franchise and beaming various megastars up in the role of ‘Star Trek’s’ Scotty. Director Edgar Wright began dating a silver screen starlet and writing/directing multimillion dollar screenplays and Nick Frost found himself battling the forces of evil alongside Kristen Stewart’s hugely successful ‘Snow White’. It may have seemed as though the trio’s trilogy of quintessentially English disaster and action flick parodies had been placed on the back burner for good, following 2007’s ‘Hot

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Fuzz’, but fortunately the boys are back in town - that town being Newton Haven, and they’ve brought some familiar faces with them. After never finishing their inaugural pub crawl from ‘The First Post’ to ‘The World’s End’, the childhood friends, including Pegg, Frost, Paddy Considine and Martin Freeman, reunite with the goal of finally reaching their alcohol-fuelled destination. Much like their real-life counterparts, not only have the group’s lives irreversibly changed but so has their sleepy hometown after being infiltrated by body snatching invaders from outer space, hell-bent on putting the kybosh on their plans for good. Careful pre-crawl planning can prepare you for many a situation: discovering you’re a man down; discovering you’ve been travelling in the wrong direction for the last hour; discovering you’re not actually in a pub but rather a spotlit car park with a warm can of lager. But ultimately, it can’t prepare you for five guys, twelve pubs, fifty pints and a highly explosive, brain-meltingly funny alien invasion that promises to give new meaning to ‘getting messy’.

THE WRIGHT STUFF With superhero season smashing its way into cinemas this summer - clinging on to ‘the Man of steel’s’ cape - edgar Wright will surely be taking notes. tasked by Marvel studios to kick off phase three of their cinematic universe, alongside writing partner and ‘attack the Block’ director Joe Cornish, the duo will unleash the lesser known yet wildly intriguing hero ‘antMan’ upon audiences in the wake of ‘the avengers 2’. Wright’s much-loved adaptation of ‘scott Pilgrim vs. the World’ proved that the director’s comic book sensibilities were perfectly attuned to the hopes of fans; expect no less from this hotly anticipated project.


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About time Release date 6 septembeR / director Richard Curtis / starring Rachel McAdams, Bill Nighy, Lee Asquith-Coe / Genre Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi

Richard Curtis, the acclaimed British television and film writer who brought audiences classics such as ‘Love Actually’, ‘Notting Hill’ and ‘Four Weddings and a Funeral’, returns as writer-director of this romantic comedy science fiction hybrid about love and time travel. The narrative revolves around a twist on the traditional boy meets girl tale and follows Tim Lake, a hapless Casanova whose constant mishaps have resulted in him being a long serving bachelor. Now, at the age of twenty one, his father tells him the family secret; all the males in their family have the ability to travel back in time to any moment from their life and live it over and over again until they get it right. Tim decides to go back in time to see if he can win the heart of the girl of his dreams, but discovers that not everything can be fixed and time travel can come with alarming consequences. ‘About Time’ marks Curtis’ eagerly anticipated reunion with Working Title and this innovative concept suggests that the outcome of their prolific partnership will be as charming as ever. 20 July / August 2013

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ReLeAse dATe 11 OCTOBeR an affable underachiever finds out he’s fathered 533 children through anonymous donations to a fertility clinic 20 years ago. now he must decide whether or not to come forward when 142 of them file a lawsuit to reveal his identity.

ReLeAse dATe 27 sepTemBeR obsessed with the bbC production of ‘pride and prejudice,’ a woman travels to a Jane austen theme park in search of her perfect gentleman.

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how i live now ReLeAse dATe 18 OCTOBeR an american girl on holiday in the english countryside with her family finds herself in hiding and fighting for her survival as war breaks out.

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diana ReLeAse dATe 20 sepTemBeR the last two years of princess diana’s life: her campaign against land mines and her relationship with surgeon dr hasnat Khan.

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Captain Phillips

White House Down

Release date 11 OctObeR / director Paul Greengrass / starring Tom Hanks, Catherine Keener, Christopher Stadulis / Genre Action, Biography, Drama

Release date 6 septembeR / director Roland Emmerich / starring Channing Tatum, Jamie Foxx, Maggie Gyllenhaal / Genre Action, Drama, Thriller

In his first directorial appearance since his provocative 2010 political thriller ‘Green Zone’, English filmmaker Paul Greengrass announces his return with a dramatisation of the 2009 Maersk Alabama hijacking. Tom Hanks stars in the title role as Captain Richard Phillips, who was at the helm of the cargo ship MV Maersk Alabama when it was boarded by pirates off the coast of Somalia. Phillips’ heroic exploits during the three days the Somali pirates held him hostage landed him a book deal and it’s this autobiographical memoir, A Captain’s Duty: Somali Pirates, Navy SEALs and Dangerous Days at Sea, that provides the basis for this intriguing film.

The White House is under siege in this action thriller from ‘Independence Day’ director Roland Emmerich and ‘The Amazing Spider-Man’s’ writer James Vanderbilt. Capitol Policeman John Cale (Channing Tatum) has just been denied his dream job with the Secret Service of protecting President James Sawyer (Jamie Foxx). Not wanting to let down his little girl with the news, he takes her on a tour of the White House, when the complex is overtaken by a heavily armed paramilitary group. With time running out and the government falling into chaos, it’s up to Cale to save the president, his daughter and the country.

Thor: The Dark World Release date 30 OctObeR / director Alan Taylor / starring Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Anthony Hopkins / Genre Action, Adventure, Fantasy

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thor once again hits the big screen as he battles to save earth and all the Nine Realms from a mysterious enemy older than the universe itself. In the aftermath of marvel’s ‘thor’ and ‘the avengers’, thor fights to restore order across the cosmos...but an ancient race led by the vengeful malekith returns to plunge the universe back into darkness. Faced with an enemy that even Odin and asgard cannot overcome, thor must embark on his most perilous and personal journey yet, one that will reunite him with Jane Foster and force him to sacrifice everything to save us all.

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Justin And The Knights Of Valour

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Release date 13 septembeR / director Manuel Sicilia / starring Freddie Highmore, Saoirse Ronan, Charles Dance / Genre Animation, Family

Justin’s dream is to become one of the Knights of Valour, like his grandfather was, but his father Reginald, the chief counsel to the Queen wants his son to follow in his footsteps and become a lawyer. After an inspiring visit to his beloved grandmother and bidding farewell to his supposed lady-love Lara, Justin leaves home and embarks on a quest to become a knight. Along the way he meets the beautiful, feisty Talia, a quirky wizard called Melquiades, the handsome Sir Clorex and is mentored by three monks; Blucher, Legantir and Braulio, who teach and test him in the ancient ways of the Knights of Valour.

Release date 18 OctObeR / director Alfonso Cuarón / starring Sandra Bullock, George Clooney, Basher Savage / Genre Sci-Fi, Thriller

Filmed entirely at Shepperton Studios London, Sandra Bullock plays Dr. Ryan Stone, a brilliant medical engineer on her first shuttle mission, with veteran astronaut Matt Kowalsky (Clooney) in command of his last flight before retiring. But on a seemingly routine spacewalk, disaster strikes. The shuttle is destroyed, leaving Stone and Kowalsky completely alone - tethered to nothing but each other and spiraling out into the blackness. The deafening silence tells them they have lost any link to earth…and any chance for rescue. As fear turns to panic, every gulp of air eats away at what little oxygen is left. But the only way home may be to go further out into the terrifying expanse of space. July / August 2013 21


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Ones to watch out for this autumn SEvEnth SOn RELEaSE daTE 25 OCTOBER director Sergey Bodrov starring / Julianne Moore, Jeff Bridges, Ben Barnes / Genre adventure, Family, Fantasy

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centered on young thomas, who is apprenticed to the local spook to learn to fight evil spirits. His first great challenge comes when the powerful Mother Malkin escapes her confinement while the spook is away.

tArzAn (3D) RELEaSE daTE 11 OCTOBER director Reinhard Klooss / starring Kellan Lutz, Jaime Ray Newman, Spencer Locke / Genre animation, Family

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tarzan and Jane Porter face a mercenary army dispatched by the evil ceO of Greystoke energies, a

man who took over the company from tarzan’s parents, after they died in a plane crash.

runnEr runnEr RELEaSE daTE 27 SEpTEMBER director Brad Furman / starring Gemma arterton, Ben affleck, Justin Timberlake / Genre Crime, drama, Thriller

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Richie Furst (timberlake), is a Princeton student who is cheated out of his tuition money by playing online poker. When he learns that the site is hosted from a remote island location, he goes to confront the site’s corrupt owner, Ivan block (affleck), but is lured into becoming Ivan’s protégé and right-hand man.

riDDiCk

director david Twohy / starring Vin diesel, Karl Urban, Katee Sackhoff / Genre action, Sci-Fi, Thriller

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for dead on a desolate planet, Riddick fights for survival against alien predators and becomes more powerful and dangerous than ever before. soon bounty hunters from throughout the galaxy descend on Riddick only to find themselves pawns in his greater scheme for revenge.

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RELEaSE daTE 20 SEpTEMBER director Brad anderson / starring Halle Berry, abigail Breslin, Morris Chestnut / Genre Thriller

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altering call from a teenage girl who has been kidnapped and thrown into the trunk of a madman’s car.

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RELEaSE daTE 4 OCTOBER director denis Villeneuve / starring Hugh Jackman, Jake Gyllenhaal, Viola davis / Genre Crime, drama, Thriller

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and her best friend are kidnapped, a small town carpenter (Jackman) butts heads with a young, brash detective (Gyllenhaal) in charge of the investigation. Feeling failed by the law, he captures the man he believes responsible, holding him captive in a desperate attempt to find out what he did with the girls, whom he’s convinced are still alive.

your-seat thriller, veteran 911 operator Jordan (Halle berry) takes a life-

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Escape Plan Release date 27 sePteMbeR / director Mikael Håfström / starring Sylvester Stallone, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Vincent D’Onofrio / Genre Action, Thriller

Sylvester Stallone stars as Ray Breslin, a structural engineer who is wrongly convicted of a crime and then sent to a high-tech maximum security prison of his own design. The intrigue derives from the fact that Breslin has analysed every high security prison, but faces the impossible task of developing an escape plan for a prison which he himself designed to be escapeproof. While he continues to contest the ruthless warden Hobbs (Jim Calviel) and his corrupt guard (Vinnie Jones), Breslin enlists the help of two fellow inmates; Emil Rottmayer (Schwarzenegger) and computer expert Hush (50 Cent) to try to escape. 22 July / August 2013

Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs 2 Release date: 25 OctObeR / director Cody Cameron, Kris Pearn / starring Anna Faris, Bill Hader, Neil Patrick Harris / Genre Animation, Comedy, Family

Inventor Flint Lockwood’s genius is finally being recognized as he’s invited to join The Live Corp Company, where the best inventors in the world create technologies for the betterment of mankind. Chester’s right-hand-gal - and one of his greatest inventions - is Barb (a highly evolved orangutan with a human brain). It’s always been Flint’s dream to be a great inventor, but everything changes when he discovers that his most infamous machine (which turns water into food) is still operating and is now creating food-animal hybrids - ‘foodimals!’

OnE tO WAtCh Ender’s Game Release date: 25 OctObeR / director Gavin Hood / starring Harrison Ford, Abigail Breslin, Hailee Steinfeld / Genre Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

» In the near future, a hostile alien race

called the Formics have attacked earth. If not for the legendary heroics of International Fleet commander Mazer Rackham (ben Kingsley), all would have been lost. In preparation for the next attack, the highly esteemed colonel Hyrum Graff (Harrison Ford) and the International Military are training only the best young minds to find the future Mazer. ender Wiggin, a shy but strategically brilliant boy, is recruited to join the elite. He is soon ordained by Graff as the military’s next great hope, resulting in his promotion to command school. an epic battle follows that will determine the future of earth and the fate of the human race.


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film goodies. The winners will receive merchandise from the following films: The heaT (see page 8) Release Date: 31 July The InTeRnshIp (see page 13) Release Date: 3 July The WolveRIne (see page 10 & 16) Release Date: 25 July peRcy Jackson: sea of MonsTeRs (see page 10) Release Date: 7 august

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Email your answer, name and local cinema to admin@merlincinemas.co.uk or post your entry to Onscreen Magazine, Savoy Suite, Causewayhead, Penzance, Cornwall TR18 2SN. Entries must be received by 31st August 2013. Terms and Conditions: Closing date for entries is 31st August 2013 Two winners drawn at random will win a set of film merchandise shown above Some items may vary to that shown in the images.

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Gala Re-Opening of the Regal Theatre and Cinema » We are extremely excited to announce that we will be holding a Gala Re-Opening night of the Regal Theatre in Redruth on Sunday 21st July 2013 Doors Open at 19.15 Top tribute act ABBA LIVE will be headlining the night so be sure to bring your dancing shoes. The evening will

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Autism Friendly Screenings Curtains Up at the Regal » The curtains were raised once again in early June welcoming RAOST back to the Regal Theatre with the simply magical performance of Seven Brides for Seven Brothers. They will be gracing the stage again in October with everyone’s favourite Annie so watch this space…. The next show already booked in to hit the big stage is Musicality 2013 - The Regal Years performed by The Don’t Stop Believing Entertainment Group. It takes you on a journey through the years of music and theatre, giving you the chance to reminisce and enjoy a ‘Musical Extravaganza’ for all the family. Showing on Saturday 24th August at 15.00 & 19.00 - Book now by calling 01209 216278 or visit www.merlincinemas.co.uk

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» We are pleased to announce that we launched our first autism friendly screening at the Regal, Redruth on Sunday 30th June at 10.00am of the highly anticipated ‘Despicable Me 2’. With this type of showing the lights are left on low, the volume is turned down, future film trailers are removed and people can move around the cinema or make a noise as they feel comfortable. We hope to continue to run these on the last Sunday of every month with July’s film being ‘Monsters University’ on Sunday 28th July and Disney’s ‘Planes’ on Sunday 25th August. If all goes well we hope to extend these types of screenings to other Merlin Cinemas. DeSPicaBle Me 2

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We are delighted to bring you a selection of Theatre, Ballet, Opera and Special Events. During July 2013 Le nozze Di Figaro (Opera) Glyndebourne Festival Monday 8th July 2013 at 19.00 •• andre rieus 2013 maastricht concert Saturday 13th July 2013 at 19.00 •• the royal Ballet Dances Frederick ashton The Royal Opera House Monday 15th July 2013 at 19.00

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Monday 15th July 2013 at 13.30 and 19.00 • macbeth LiVe - The National Theatre Saturday 20th July 2013 at 20.30 •• swan Lake in 3D - The Mariinsky Theatre, St Petersburg Monday 22nd July 2013 at 19.00 •

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Hippolyte et aricie LiVe (Opera) Glyndebourne Festival Thursday 25th July 2013 at 18.15 ••

Thursday 15th August 2013 at 14.00 and 19.00 •

rigoletto - The Royal Opera House Monday 29th July 2013 at 19.00

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During august 2013 carmen on sydney Harbour Opera Australia Thursday 1st August 2013 at 19.30

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Don pasquale LiVe (Opera) Glyndebourne Festival Tuesday 6th August 2013 at 19.15 •• the taming Of the shrew Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre Thursday 8th August 2013 at 14.00 and 19.00 ••••

macbeth - The Royal Opera House Monday 12th August 2013 at 19.00

Billy Budd (Opera) Glyndebourne Festival Monday 19th August 2013 at 19.00 •• robbie Williams (with special guest Olly murs) LiVe Tuesday 20th August 2013 Check website for times •• La Fille mal gardee The Royal Opera House Monday August 26th 2013 at 19.00

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During september 2013 turandot LiVe The Royal Opera House Tuesday 17th September 2013 Check website for times ••• Othello LiVe - The National Theatre Thursday 26th September 2013 at 19.00 •••

To see what future showings we have in store please visit the Event Cinema tab on our website. Prices for all showings may vary so please check with the cinema. Movie Magic Members discount still applies. For those customers wanting to make a night of it why not enquire about our Dinner and Event Cinema Deal where you can dine and enjoy your chosen performance for one fantastic price (Regal and Phoenix only)!

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MOVIE MAGIC Magazine July/August 2013