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Films of the Fortnight: The Hate U Give, Fantastic Beasts, Smallfoot and more

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

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…

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Out This Week

The Hate U Give

Based on the bestselling novel by Angie Thomas, The Hate U Give is directed by George Tillman Jr, who produced Mudbound and Barbershop. Amandla Stenberg (Everything, Everything) stars, alongside Anthony Mackie (Avengers: Infinity War), Regina Hall (Girls Trip), and Algee Smith (Detroit).

A black teenage boy is shot by a white police officer and an entire community is thrown into chaos. Starr is at the heart of it all because she witnessed the shooting and must find a way to speak up for what’s right. The film follows her journey to stand up against the cries of hatred and division.

Out Next Week

The Nutcracker and the Four Realms

The Nutcracker and the Four Realms stars Mackenzie Foy, Keira Knightley, and Helen Mirren, and tells the tale of how a young girl is transported into a magical world on a quest to find an important key.

Needed to restore balance in the deranged world, Clara must overcome the dangerous Fourth Realm, ruled by the evil dictator, Mother Ginger (Helen Mirran).

Directed by Lasse Hallström, this Walt Disney production is inspired by E.T.A Hoffman’s classic tale The Nutcracker and comes from the studio that brought you Beauty and the Beast and The Jungle Book.

Coming Soon

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald

Starring Eddie Redmayne, Jonny Depp and Jude Law, Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald is the second instalment in the magical franchise, which is an offshoot to J. K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series.

When rumour has it that Gellert Grindelwald is heading to Paris, a young Dumbledore enlists the help of former student, Newt Scamander to stand against one of the most dangerous wizards of all time.

There’s only one problem: Newt is notoriously known for being bad at taking orders and there’s great speculation as to whether he’ll be prepared for the dangers that lie ahead this time around. Loyalty and friendship are pushed to their limits during this dangerous mission that divides the wizarding world.

Family Favourite


This hilarious family comedy puts a twist on the classic ‘Bigfoot’ tale. This time, a Yeti living high up on a remote, snowy mountain is the one who stumbles across a terrifying discovery, a human!

A host of Hollywood stars lend their voices to this adorable animation, including Channing Tatum, Zendaya, Gina Rodriguez, and even LeBron James, in a film that shows us that just because someone is different, it doesn’t mean they’re scary.

Leaving Soon

Hotel Transylvania 3: A Monster Vacation

After years of serving the monster elite at his five-star luxury hotel, Count Dracula (Adam Sandler) is burnt out and needs a holiday for himself. Sensing this, daughter Mavis (Selena Gomez) arranges for the whole family to embark on a trip on a luxury monster cruise, much to Drac’s initial disapproval.

Drac ends up falling in love with the ship’s captain, Ericka. But there’s more to this mysterious woman than meets the eye…