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Address: Loddon Bridge - Reading Road
Winnersh, Wokingham
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RG41 5HG
Price: £5-£8.35
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  • Time Out says
    • 5 out of 5 stars
    ‘Most of the successful people in Hollywood are failures as human beings.’ So said Marlon Brando. But what happens when their 15 minutes are up? It’s not like failure suddenly transforms former mega-celebs into humble human beings who can pick up ...
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  • Time Out says
    • 3 out of 5 stars
    Pastiching James Bond is hardly a new idea (see Woody Allen in the 1967 ‘Casino Royale’, not to mention the entire ‘Austin Powers’ franchise), but that hasn’t stopped writer-director Matthew Vaughn from trying his hand at a little counter-espionag...
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  • Time Out says
    • 4 out of 5 stars
    ‘Do you like roller coasters?’ The grown-up asking that question has kidnapped a 14-year-old boy and put a sack over his head. Seconds later, he’s driving like a maniac with the kid in the boot, doing handbrake turns until his face looks more stea...
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  • Time Out says
    • 4 out of 5 stars
    Anyone with fond memories of the books or a dusty Paddington Bear sitting on a shelf in their childhood bedroom can rest easy: this first-ever movie take on Peru’s furriest export is a cuddly, thoughtful triumph. But not too cuddly. The beauty of...
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  • Time Out says
    • 3 out of 5 stars
    ‘The Defining Chapter’ declare the posters for this wrap-up episode in Peter Jackson’s trilogy of ‘The Lord of the Rings’ prequels, the last of three films stretched from JRR Tolkien's one novel, 'The Hobbit'. Exactly what’s being defined is left ...
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  • Time Out says
    • 3 out of 5 stars
    There’s a brilliant gag at the start of this penguin-filled spin-off of the ‘Madagascar’ cartoon franchise. The instantly recognisable voice of German director Werner Herzog narrates David Attenborough-style as a colony of adorable penguins migrat...
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  • Time Out says
    • 2 out of 5 stars
    Updating the story from the Great Depression to the Great Recession, this new ‘Annie’ is a candied corporate fantasia. Annie (Quvenzhané Wallis) is now a plucky New York foster kid who, by chance, becomes the live-in ward of an antisocial billiona...
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  • Time Out says
    • 3 out of 5 stars
    The English feminist Vera Brittain was only 24 at the end of World War I, but had already lived enough life to fill a memoir, ‘Testament of Youth’ (although it took her close to 17 years to write). The book has now been adapted into a beautifully ...
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  • Time Out says
    • 4 out of 5 stars
    At its best, this affecting biopic of the cosmos-rattling astrophysicist Stephen Hawking (Eddie Redmayne) smartly avoids schmaltz. Hawking has often seen the dark humour in the disease that began robbing him of his muscular functions as early as h...
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