Film Listings for May 18 - May 24
Some exciting one-off screenings, and a NW London exclusive - it's another great week for films around the area.
Film of the Week
(1979, comedy drama, 101 mins).
STOP PRESS: SADLY DUE TO A HIGH CHANCE OF RAIN, THIS HAS BEEN POSTPONED TO JUNE 22ND or 23RD.The Friends of Fortune Green have organised an open-air screening of the American film classic Breaking Away on Friday May 18th, beginning at 8.30 p.m., on the green itself (weather permitting).
Vidal Sassoon: The Movie (2012, documentary, 90 mins).
Following Sassoon's death on May 9th, two of the Everyman cinemas are showing this 2010 documentary, which traces the life of the self-made man.
Everyman Hampstead Sun 12:55
Everyman Belsize Park Sun 12:30
The Tricycle Cinema
The Raid* (2011, action crime thriller, 101 mins).
A SWAT team becomes trapped in a tower block run by a ruthless mobster and his army of killers and thugs. Genre film that is a clear homage to the great Hong Kong action films of the early 90s (Hard Boiled etc). Has been well reviewed (called the action movie of the year in more than one place).
Fri-Wed 18:40, 20:50 (extra screening Fri 14:30, Sun 17:30, 20:00)
Salmon Fishing in the Yemen (2011, romantic comedy, 107 mins).
Increasingly successful Middle England romantic comedy with Emily Blunt, Ewan McGregor and a film-stealing Kristin Scott Thomas.
Sat 16:00, Sun 15:00, Thurs 14:30.
(£9.50 adult, £8.50 concessions, Mon £6 adult, £4.50 Brent resident).
The Everyman Cinemas
The Source* (2011, comedy drama, 135 mins, subtitles)
Set in a village in North Africa, this is a battle of the sexes, where women threaten to withhold sexual favours if their men refuse to fetch water from a remote well.
Fri-Thu 15:10, 18:00, 20:50 (exc Sun when 14:50, 17:40, 20:30, extra screenings Sat at 12:20, Sun at 12:00).
The Dictator* (2012, comedy, 83 mins).
The latest character comedy from Sacha Baron Cohen. Funnier than Bruno but not quite as good as Borat. Certainly not for the easily offended, but I laughed a lot, and there is satire beneath the gags.
Fri and Tue-Wed 14:30, 16:40, 18:50, 21:05
Sat 13:35, 15:20, 18:00, 20:40
Sun 14:50, 17:30, 20:10
Mon 14:00, 16:15, 18:25, 20:40
Thu 12:00, 15:30, 18:50, 21:05
Dark Shadows (2012, comedy fantasy, 113 mins).
New Tim Burton film based on the 60s US TV show.
Fri-Thu 15:20, 18:00, 20:40 (exc Sat when 15:45, 18:25, 21:05, no screening Mon eve).
Fri-Thu 15:10, 18:20, 20:40 (exc Sun when 17:30, extra screening Sat at 12:20).
Fri-Thu 15:40, 18:00, 21:10 (exc Sun when 14:50, 18:00, 20:20, extra screening Wed 12:30).
Prices vary for all three cinemas, but expect to pay around £13 for an adult ticket and £10 for a concession. Booking advised.
Finchley Road Vue
Marvel’s Avengers Assemble (2D and 3D eXtreme).
The Lucky One
Salmon Fishing in the Yemen
Other films show in Kids Club slots at weekend.
(£11.25 adult and £8.40 concessions. Before 17:00 on a Mon, Tue or Thu, adult tickets are £8.00.)
Swiss Cottage Odeon
2 Days in New York* (Club)
Only place to see in NW London. Hollywood rebel Julie Delpy returns as writer / director / lead actress with the sequel to the very funny 2007 film ‘2 Days in Paris’. Chris Rock co-stars.
Marvel’s Avengers Assemble (3D IMAX)
Café de Flore
Headhunters (Club) week 7 of renewal.
(£10.75 adult, children £8.75 (£2 extra for 3D, £4 for IMAX). An adult seat in a club cinema is £16.00, a child’s £12.50.)
May 25 - Men in Black 3, Moonrise Kingdom, Free Men
June 1 – Prometheus (midnight screenings May 31), Snow White and the Huntsmen.
All times correct at time of publication.
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