A feast of film
Check Out Croydon recommendations for this month include:
Struggling to makes ends meet, the Kim family uncover a lucrative opportunity – faking their way into jobs at the Park family’s mansion and slipping into their glamorous lives. But can they keep up the façade when people with vested interests threaten to tear it away? Bong Joon Ho’s latest thriller picked up four Academy Awards and made Oscar history by becoming the first non-English language film to win ‘Best Picture’.
The film stars Song Kang Ho, Choi Woo Shik and Park So Dam.
Starring Chang Hyae-Jin,Song Kang-ho,Choi Woo-sik
Amid the anarchic chaos of the First World War, two young British soldiers are tasked with carrying a critical warning message across enemy territory in a bid to save the lives of 1,600 men. It seems like an impossible mission and time is running out. Directed by Sam Mendes, this multi Academy Award-winning war feature stars Benedict Cumberbatch, George MacKay, Dean-Charles Chapman and Richard Madden.
JoJo Rabbit (15+)
During World War II, a young German boy named Jojo has only his imaginary friend, Adolf Hitler, for company. Yet, when he finds that his single mother is hiding a young Jewish girl, it’s time to take a look at his own view of the world. Taika Waititi directs and stars in this satirical comedy starring Roman Griffin Davis, Scarlett Johansson, Thomasin McKenzie and Rebel Wilson.
Starring Taika Waititi, Scarlett Johansson, Roman Griffin Davis
Queen & Slim (15+)
When a cop pulls over a young black couple over for a minor misdemeanour, the situation spirals towards tragedy as the officer is shot in an act of self-defence. On the run and fearing for their lives, the pair must overcome the most desperate of circumstances to make it out unscathed. Academy Award nominee Daniel Kaluuya stars alongside Jodie Turner-Smith in this dramatic love story.
Starring Jodie Turner-Smith,Daniel Kaluuya
The Invisible Man (15+)
After hearing her abusive ex has died and left her millions in his will, Cecilia suspect his death was fake. With lethal events occurring around her, she must somehow prove she’s being stalked by a vicious, invisible man. Leigh Whannell directs this supernatural horror based on H. G. Wells’ novel of the same name. Starring Elisabeth Moss, Oliver Jackson-Cohen and Harriet Dyer.
Doctor Dolittle and his ability to speak to animals haven’t been seen for years. But when a young Queen Victoria falls gravely ill, it falls to the eccentric veterinarian to travel far away with his animal friends in search of a cure. Academy Award winner Stephen Gaghan directs an all-star cast that includes Dame Emma Thompson, Robert Downey Jr. and Rami Malek alongside Marion Cotillard, Ralph Fiennes, Antonio Banderas, Michael Sheen and Tom Holland.
Starring Robert Downey Jr, Tom Holland, Michael Sheen, Rami Malek, Jessie Buckley, Emma Thompson, Ralph Fiennes, Marion Cotillard, Antonio Banderas, John Cena
Sonic the Hedgehog (PG)
Trying to evade capture from the government interested in his extraordinary speed and energy, Sonic must also save the world from the dangerous Dr Robotnik as he plots total domination. Based on the popular Sega video game, this adventure comedy stars Jim Carrey, Ben Schwartz, and James Marsden.
Starring Jim Carrey, James Marsden, Neal McDonough
Peter Rabbit 2 (PG)
Peter Rabbit and his bunny buddies are back, along with Bea and new husband Thomas McGregor. But Peter is tired of his reputation for mischief and runs away from the countryside where he bumps into an old, adventure-loving friend of his father’s. James Corden, Rose Byrne, Margot Robbie, and Domhnall Gleeson reprise their roles in this funny new part-animated adventure, directed by Will Gluck, based on the stories by Beatrix Potter.
Starring James Corden, Margot Robbie, Rose Byrne, Domhnall Gleeson
Vue Cinema - Grants has 10 screens and you can sign up to enjoy any film on Mondays for only £4.99.
There's also a special collaboration with 'Compare the Market', which means you can get 2-for-1 tickets on Tuesdays/Wednesdays if you have done a cost comparision on that website.
And there are 'Mini Mornings', with ultra low ticket prices for children/families in the holidays.
Ticket prices are usually £7.99
David Lean Cinema has showings with subtitles and/or hearing loops, as well as dementia-friendly and 'babes in arms' showings, of the most popular films on screen. It also shows a diverse range of films, including foreign films.
Standard ticket prices are £8, with concessions (aged 60 and over, full time students, claimants and people with disabilities) for £6.50 and people aged 25 and under for only £5.