Films of the Fortnight

Films of the Fortnight at Altrincham Vue: Patrick, Oceans 8, Avengers: Infinity War and more

By Mark Rocks at

Here’s the latest instalment of our regular feature, where we hand-pick a selection of films showing at our only cinema, Vue Altrincham.

Film fan Mark Rocks takes you through them…

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Out This Week


Starring Beattie Edmondson (Josh), this live action comedy follows the life of Sarah Francis whose life is miraculously changed when she inherits Patrick – her grandmother’s very spoiled pug. With enough on her plate as it is, Sarah thinks this is a curse, but was it really a blessing in disguise?

Directed by Mandie Fletcher (Absolutely Fabulous: the Movie), featuring a supporting cast of Ed Skrein (Game of Thrones), Tom Bennett (Midsomer Murders), Emily Atack (The Inbetweeners), Jennifer Saunders (Absolutely Fabulous), and Adrian Scarborough (The King’s Speech), this film will undeniably make you laugh out loud.

Out next week

Oceans 8

Featuring an all-female ensemble cast this film depicts a heist on New York’s biggest event of the year – the Met Gala.

Protagonist Debbie Ocean, played by Sandra Bullock (Gravity) recruits the best people for the job, including Lou, played by Cate Blachett (Carol), Daphne, played by Anne Hathaway (Interstellar), Amita, played by Mindy Kaling (The Mindy Project), Tammy, played by Sarah Paulson (12 Years a Slave), Constance, played by Awkwafina (Bad Neighbours 2), Nine Ball, played by Rihanna (Valerian) and Rose, played by Helena Bonham Carter (Alice in Wonderland).

From an award-winning director and writer, Gary Ross, this adventure pick is a captivating addition to the already fan favourite franchise, including Ocean’s Eleven, Twelve and Thirteen.

Last Chance to See

Avengers: Infinity War

Based on the Avengers comics created by San Lee and Jack Kirby, and part of the wider Avengers film franchise Infinity War follows the Avengers team, including superheroes like Iron Man, Loki, Thor,

Captain America, amongst many others, as they take on their biggest challenge yet – the infamous Thanos. The Avengers must unite together to save the fate of the world and stop Thanos before it is too late.

Featuring an ensemble cast portraying original Marvel characters, including Chris Hemsworth (A Perfect Getaway) as Thor, Mark Ruffalo (Now You See Me) as Hulk, Scarlett Johansson (Lucy) as Black Widow, Benedict Cumberbatch (12 Years a Slave) as Doctor Strange, and many others.

Infinity War is a must-watch for Marvel fanatics, but be quick as it will be disappearing from screens very soon!

Family Favourite

Sherlock Gnomes

A sequel to 2011’s Gnomeo & Juliet, this hilarious family favourite stars the voices of James McAvoy, Emily Blunt, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Mary J Blige, and Johnny Depp.

The plot follows the world’s favourite animated gnomes, as they hire the help of a world-renowned detective upon discovering that their garden friends have mysteriously disappeared.

Loved by children and adults alike, Sherlock Gnomes features clever jokes, spectacular animation and an incredible ensemble cast. If you’re looking to get the best possible experience, you can book your tickets in wonderful 3D!

Coming Soon

The First Purge

A fourth instalment in, and a prequel to the Purge franchise, including The Purge (2013), the Purge: Anarchy (2014), the Purge: Election Year (2016), this film takes it back to the beginning.

This action horror shows how this dystopian reality all began with a sociological theory, tested by the New Founding Fathers of America (NFFA). A test which soon had dire consequences.

Featuring the original screenwriter of the Purge franchise, James DeMonaco, this riveting horror takes its audience on an unforgettable thrill ride, guaranteed to be enjoyed by both original Purge fans and first timers.

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