Films of the Fortnight

Films of the Fortnight: Hellboy, Greta, A Dog’s Journey 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

Hellboy

Promising to be darker than any other interpretation of the comic anti-hero, Hellboy is directed by Neil Marshall, who was responsible for 2005’s now classic horror The Descent.

Hellboy’s main antagonist, Nimue, is played by Milla Jovovich, who is no stranger to cult classics having starred in the Resident Evil franchise from 2002 to 2016. The versatile actor has also provided her services to comedies such as Zoolander 2, as well as sci-fi horror The Fourth Kind.

Ian McShane finishes the leading cast as Trevor Bruttenholm, Hellboy’s adoptive father. This long-standing actor has featured across a huge range of highly acclaimed cinema and television, including John Wink: Chapter 2, Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, Game of Thrones and Deadwood.

Out Next Week

Greta

When Frances finds a handbag on the train, she has no doubt that tracking down its owner and returning it is the right thing to do.

It leads her to Greta, an eccentric widow looking for a friend – but this act of kindness could be the biggest mistake Frances has ever made…

Chloë Grace Moretz and Isabelle Huppert star in this suspenseful thriller about obsession, loneliness, and the disturbing secrets that can lurk beneath a kind-hearted exterior.

Coming Soon

A Dog’s Journey

Bailey (voiced by Josh Gad) is a special dog – his soul carries on beyond a regular canine lifetime, travelling from body to body. But every time he’s born as a new dog, he always works his way back to his original owner, Ethan (Dennis Quaid).

As Bailey grows old, Ethan introduces him to his new granddaughter, CJ, and the pair hit it off straight away, having plenty of fun together. But soon enough, CJ’s mother (Betty Gilpin) takes her far away, which breaks Bailey’s heart. It isn’t long before the ailing Bailey can’t continue any longer, and he passes away.

As CJ (Kathryn Prescott) grows up, Bailey takes on many forms and has many lifetimes, but he always manages to come back to her, protecting her and making sure he’s there exactly when she needs him.

This heart-warming tale of adventure is perfect for all the family, and stars Kathryn Prescott (Dude, Finding Carter), Betty Gilpin (Isn’t it Romantic, Future ’38, GLOW), Josh Gad (Beauty and the Beast, Frozen, The Angry Birds Movie) and Dennis Quad (The Pretenders, The Day After Tomorrow, In Good Company).

Family Favourite

Wonder Park

June (Brianna Denski) is a super-imaginative girl, who enjoys spending her free time thinking up amazing worlds with her mum (Jennifer Garner). Her masterpiece is the fantastical and brilliant Wonderland, a theme park where anything is possible. But some day or another, we all grow up…

As the day comes for June to abandon her childhood dreams, she doesn’t realise the devastating consequences her dwindling imagination will have on the world she used to love…

After discovering that Wonderland and all its inhabitants are in fact a reality, June must rediscover her childlike wonder and team up with her animal friends to stop the park from being destroyed by the Chimpanzombies.

Leaving Soon

Fisherman’s Friends

A chance encounter with a record company exec results in a life-changing offer for a group of Cornish fishermen, in this hilarious and heart-warming British comedy – but there’s not long left to see it…

Featuring an ensemble cast of home-grown talent, including Daniel Mays, Tuppence Middleton, Noel Clarke and Dave Johns, from the team behind modern classics Kids in Love and Finding Your Feet.