Films of the Fortnight

Films of the Fortnight: Widows, The Grinch, Johnny English Strikes Again 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 Vue Cinemas Altrincham.

Film fan Mark Rocks takes you through them…

For full showing times and to secure your tickets, visit: https://www.myvue.com/cinema/altrincham

Out This Week

Widows

When a gang of criminals are killed during a failed robbery, their widowed wives try to finish the business that their husbands could not. This dark comedy-thriller stars an incredible line-up including Viola Davis (Suicide Squad), Elizabeth Debicki (The Great Gatsby), Michelle Rodriguez (Avatar), Cynthia Erivo (Step) and Colin Farrell (In Bruges).

When one of the wives is raped by someone she was dating, the foursome decides to hatch a plan that will give her the revenge she deserves. The plan is simple: dump him in the middle of a desert without his clothes so that he has to hitch back to town naked. Things don’t go to plan.

Out Next Week

Coldplay: A Head Full of Dreams

One of the world’s biggest bands shares their story in their own words for the first time. Charting Coldplay’s incredible journey from humble origins to stadium-filling superstardom, it is the definitive Coldplay film.

Director Mat Whitecross showcases live performances and backstage footage from the momentous global stadium tour A Head Full of Dreams, alongside unprecedented and unseen archive material captured over 20 years. The film juxtaposes spectacular performances of iconic tracks like Fix You and Viva La Vida with intimate, behind-the-scenes moments that reveal the depth of the band’s friendship and brotherhood.

Coming Soon

The Girl in the Spider’s Web

Lisbeth Salander is back and she’s looking for revenge. Alongside Mikael Blomkvist, she’s pulled into another insidious mystery, which will take both of them down very dark roads indeed. Starring Claire Foy as the ruthless Salander and Sverrir Gudnason as Blomkvist.

When Lisbeth and journalist Mikael Blomkvist are drawn into a twisted mess of corruption, cybercrime, and espionage, things begin to get complicated. Figures from Lisbeth’s past creep into the mix, and she’s forced to confront the skeletons that spill out of the closet.

Family Favourite

The Grinch

The big green grump returns to our screens with a plot to ruin Christmas for the townspeople of Whoville. The Grinch (Benedict Cumberbatch) hates everything. He hates happy songs and happy people. He hates helping and kindness and friendship. But more than anything else, he hates Christmas.

This year, The Grinch has had enough. With a plan to ruin Christmas once and for all, The Grinch aims to disrupt the huge celebration. What The Grinch doesn’t plan for, however, is one little Who, who interrupts his plans with her own.

Leaving Soon

Johnny English Strikes Again

One of the UK’s greatest comedy talents, Rowan Atkinson, returns to his hilarious role as Johnny English, but there’s not long left to see the family favourite. The world’s greatest spy is brought out of retirement to save MI7 from a cyber-attack that’s left Britain – and Her Majesty – at risk.

Working with his assistant, Angus Bough (Ben Miller), Johnny travels to far-reaching and exotic locations to bring down those responsible for the hack, using analogue methods in a digital world. Can this old-school spy find victory against those who use technology for their own gains?