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The best films to see this bank holiday

You can't rely on the Glasgow weather to stay good this bank holiday weekend - so take shelter and enjoy these great new movies
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By Niki Boyle |

What with this being Scotland, the bank holiday weekend (Saturday August 28-Monday August 31) at the tail-end of summer carries no recommendation of good weather. If you're gonna be spedning that time indoors anyway, why not check out what's on at your local cinema? Here's a quick guide to what'll be screening that weekend.

Not in the mood for a movie? Check out Glasgow's best club events and general things to do this bank holiday.

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Scream Unseen

The Odeon at Glasgow Quay launches a new series of end-of-the-month scares, with a mystery horror flick screening for just £5. The movie could be anything from classic genre fare to newer releases - take a punt on Friday August 28 and prepare for a scare.

Film, Drama

45 Years

A haunting, troubled look at marriage and what it means to love someone over many years. Not exactly the feelgood hit of the summer, then, but it features some sterling performances from Tom Courtenay and Charlotte Rampling, and writer-director Andrew Haigh presents a restrained, thoughtful story. 

Film, Drama

Straight Outta Compton

This is definitely the authorised biopic of hip-hop legends NWA, with a cast of most unknown actors joining Ice Cube’s son O’Shea Jackson Jr, playing his dad, and Paul Giamatti as music mogul Jerry Heller.

Film, Animation

Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind

The Glasgow Film Theatre presents two special screenings of the classic Studio Ghibli animation, in which feisty heroine Nausicaä must do everything in her power to protect her tiny village situated in the eponymous Valley of the Wind, even if it means channelling giant blue sea worms to stave off the callous advances of warmongering neighbours. 

GFT, Sunday August 30 & Monday August 31.

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