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Showcase Teesside

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Address: Aintree Oval
Teesside Leisure Park
Teesside
Stockton-on-Tees
TS17 7BU
Price: £5-£7.90
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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
    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
    • 2 out of 5 stars
    The blockbusting ‘Night at the Museum’ series – of which this is the third and apparently final instalment – makes a big song-and-dance about peppering its CGI-heavy action sequences and kid-friendly slapstick with just a hint of something more wo...
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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
    • 3 out of 5 stars
    The seventh and final instalment in the DisneyToon Studios fairy franchise proves surprisingly lively, even if the title is a bit misleading: it’s actually Tink’s big-hearted pal Fawn (voiced by a spirited Ginnifer Goodwin) who takes centre stage....
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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
    • 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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  • Time Out says
    • 3 out of 5 stars
    When the dismal ‘Taken 2’ became France’s biggest ever global hit, a third instalment was inevitable. The only question was: would writer-producer Luc Besson and director Olivier Megaton be happy just to coast along, offering audiences another bra...
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