Ava DuVernay (Selma) takes us on a fantastical adventure in her vibrant adaptation of Madeleine L’Engle’s most famous children’s novel, A Wrinkle In Time. Meg Murry (Reid) is an awkward teen with a penchant for all things physics. When her scientist father vanishes without a trace, Meg, her heartthrob Calvin (Miller) and genius little brother Charles (Deric McCabe) must travel through space and time to get him back. Luckily, three cosmic guides – Mrs Which (Winfrey), Mrs Whatsit (Witherspoon) and Mrs Who (Kaling) – are there to lend a helping hand. Together, they embark on an intergalactic quest to far-flung destinations, battling magical beings, beastly creatures and great forces of evil along the way.
11.15Kids' Club Subtitled: Exclusively for children and their parents or carers. Unaccompanied adults are not admitted. This screening also has subtitles for people with hearing loss.
HOH Subtitled: This screening has subtitles for people with hearing loss
Kids' Club: Exclusively for children and their parents or carers. Unaccompanied adults are not admitted.
Based on Brian Selznick’s novel of the same name, Wonderstruck is about two children, both with hearing impairments, who live in eras 50 years apart and set off in search of the bright lights of New York City. Todd Haynes masterfully flits between a black-and-white 1927, where 12-year-old urchin Rose (Millicent Simmonds) lives a cosseted life in New Jersey, and 1977, where an unkempt Ben (Pete’s Dragon star Fegley) lives in a quiet, rural town in Minnesota. While Rose dreams of crossing paths with film star idol Lillian Mayhew (Moore), Ben longs for his deceased mother (Williams) and his father whom he never knew. In a whimsical mirroring of one another, both children trade in their lonely lives for the hustle and bustle of the big city in a quest to find themselves.
Just over a decade after the first SpongeBob SquarePants movie, and more than 15 years since the loopy TV character (voiced by Tom Kenny) kick-started the most successful series on Nickelodeon, the sub-aquatic oddball and the Bikini Bottomites make a joyous return to the big screen.
This time Bob and his best pal Patrick (Fagerbakke) battle to defend the honour of the Krabby Patty from their goggle-eyed nemesis, Plankton (Mr Lawrence), who’s bent on stealing its recipe. Amidst the mayhem they inevitably encounter, things move into live-action – with an over-the-top Antonio Banderas as a devilish pirate, and Bubbles, a pan-dimensional dolphin who is protecting the world from mid-space collisions.
Makes no sense? Well of course not, but the humour is as infectious as it’s mad, and the animation is truly a treat.