What's on at Arts Picturehouse Cambridge - Kids' Club
Director: Nicolas Roeg.
Cast: Angelica Huston, Mai Zetterling, Jasen Fisher, Jane Horrocks, Rowan Atkinson and Brenda Blethyn. UK 1990. English. 87 minutes.
Cult filmmaker Nicolas Roeg conjures a creepy cinema classic from Road Dahl's famous story. When Luke's parents die, his grandmother Helga looks after him. Staying in a seaside hotel, Luke overhears the Grand High Witch plan to turn all the children of England into mice.
Director: Travis Knight.
Voices: Art Parkinson, Charlize Theron, Ralph Fiennes, Matthew McConaughey. USA 2016. 102 mins.
Art Parkinson (Game Of Thrones’ Rickon Stark) voices the titular feisty one-eyed Japanese pre-teen. Kubo is sent on a mission to recover his dead samurai father’s magic armour, which will ward off all known evil spirits. In this ominous quest, which involves discovering his own hitherto unknown gifts, he is aided by a shaggy, pink-faced monkey (Theron, engagingly mordant) and a former warrior cum giant beetle (McConaughey). Their beautifully rendered adventures as they face off against the vengeful Moon King (Fiennes) provide enough gasps and goshes to keep us on the edge of our seats right until the final credits. All praise for this goes to debut director Travis Knight, boss of stop-motion innovators Laika, who were responsible for previous family-friendly hits ParaNorman and Coraline.
10.30Autism-Friendly: Especially for people on the autism spectrum or with other special needs and their families, friends and carers. Adults without disabilities are only admitted if they are accompanying a child or a person on the autism spectrum/with special needs.
Kids' Club: Exclusively for children and their parents or carers. Unaccompanied adults are not admitted.
11.00Kids' Club: Exclusively for children and their parents or carers. Unaccompanied adults are not admitted.
Our favourite plucky Gauls resist the latest Roman invasion in this witty animation with an all-star voice cast. As the Roman Empire continues its expansion, Julius Caesar (Jim Broadbent) becomes increasingly exasperated by the small village of indomitable Gauls who continue to hold out against its might. But now he's come up with his most dastardly plan to crush their resistance. A luxury housing complex, known as the Mansion of the Gods, is constructed on the outskirts of the village. With the Gauls in danger of becoming a mere service industry for tourists, it's time for magic potion-fuelled Asterix (Jack Whitehall) and Obelix (Nick Frost) to fight back against Rome's cultural invasion. This first animated Asterix movie in ten years is a brilliantly fun-packed family adventure with plenty of action and a fabulous satirical storyline. The superb voice cast of comic talent also includes Catherine Tate, Harry Enfield and Dominic Wood of Dick and Dom fame.
Storks deliver babies...or at least they used to. Now they deliver packages for a global internet retail giant. Junior (Andy Samberg), the company"s top delivery stork, is about to be promoted when he accidentally activates the Baby Making Machine, producing an adorable and wholly unauthorized baby girl. Desperate to deliver this bundle of trouble before the boss gets wise, Junior and his friend Tulip, the only human on Stork Mountain, race to make their first-ever baby drop -- in a wild and revealing journey that could make more than one family whole and restore the storks" true mission in the world.
Leo has a secret. A mysterious illness has transformed him into a phantom boy, able to leave the confines of his body and explore the city as a ghostly apparition. While in the hospital, he befriends Alex, a New York City cop injured while attempting to capture a nefarious gangster who has taken control of the city"s power supply, throwing the metropolis into chaos. Now they must form an extraordinary duo, using Leo"s phantom powers and Alex"s detective work to foil the plot and save New York from destruction. Phantom Boy continues Gagnol and Felicioli"s fascination with animated film noir, in a heart-thumping adventure that pushes their trademark visual style to literal new heights, as Leo swoops and soars above the greatest skyline in the world.