The Courtyard Film Listings – April 2010
Edgar Street, Hereford, HR4 9JR
Box Office Number: 01432 340555
Great movies showing at The Courtyard this April
Crazy Heart - Cert 15
Breakfast Movie Thurs 1 April 11am
Bad Blake (Bridges) is a broken-down, hard-living country music singer who’s had way too many marriages, far too many years on the road and one too many drinks way too many times. His own glory days are long behind him, yet he reaches for salvation with the help of sweet and sexy Jean (Gyllenhaal). Worth seeing for the easy magic of Bridges’ performance which is up there with his immortal Dude in The Big Lebowski.
Micmacs- Cert 12A
Fri 2 April 11am; Sat 3 6pm; Tues 6 8.30pm; Wed 7 8.30pm; Thurs 8 6pm
Fiercely imaginative, full of trickery, buffoonery and general ridiculousness this wonderful-looking spoof thriller takes on the arms industry and wins. Left with a bullet in his head, his dad killed by a mine in the Sahara, Bazil joins with a gang of junkyard angels to get his revenge. Based on a comic novel, this charming farce tackles serious issues in fabulously silly ways.
Edge of Darkness - Cert 15
Fri 2 April 2.30pm; Sat 3 8.30pm; Tues 6 6pm; Wed 7 6pm; Thurs 8 8.30pm
25 years on Martin Campbell adapts his own BBC series for the big screen. Thomas Craven is a Boston cop investigating his daughter’s murder. Her death reveals a secret life, the first part of a puzzle filled with corporate corruption and conspiracy that soon attracts a government agent determined to clean up the evidence.
The Princess & The Frog - Cert U
Sat 3 April 11am, 2.30pm; Tues 6 2.30pm, Wed 7 2.30pm, Thurs 8 2.30pm; Sat 10 11.30am; Mon 12 11.30am; Tues 13 11.30am, Wed 14 10.30am; Thurs 15 11.30am
From the creators of The Little Mermaid and Aladdin comes a modern twist on a classic tale, featuring a beautiful girl named Tiana, a frog prince who desperately wants to be human again, and a fateful kiss that leads them both on a hilarious adventure in 1920s New Orleans.
Alice in Wonderland - Cert tbc
Fri 9 April 11am; Sat 10 2.30pm, 6pm; Sun 11 2.30pm; Mon 12 2.30pm, 6pm; Tues 13 2.30pm, 6pm, Wed 14 2.30pm, 6pm, Thurs 15 2.30pm, 6pm, Fri 16 2.30pm; Sat 17 11.30am, 2.30pm; Sun 18 2.30pm.
With his wild imagination and visual wit Tim Burton would seem the ideal director and he’s assembled a dream cast with Johnny Depp (The Mad Hatter), Anne Hathaway (The White Queen), Stephen Fry (The Cheshire Cat) leading a whole host of great British acting talent.
Capitalism: A Love Story - Cert 12A
Sat 10 April 8.30pm; Tue 13 8.30pm; Wed 14 8.30pm; Thurs 15 8.30pm
Tragic, funny and informative, Moore sets his sights on the banking industry and the causes of the crash that has brought the world’s financial system to its knees. As intelligent and compulsively entertaining as his previous films, the stories of injustice are the real meat of this film. Moore shows a continued disillusionment at the depths the powerful are willing to go to just for the sake of more wealth.
My Father, My Lord - Cert PG
Mon 12 April 8.30pm
This is a beautifully made, cautionary tale about blind obedience and the high price of religious obsession. It centres on a rabbi and his family, a dutiful wife and their young son, a lovely innocent boy whose life is bound by his father’s strict beliefs and his mother’s fierce protectiveness. Simply told with an elegiac piano accompaniment, building through the quietly observed routines of their life together to an emotionally powerful climax. A quietly observant and deeply affecting film rewarding in itsrich pleasures.
A Single Man - Cert 12A
Fri 16 April 6pm; Sat 17 6pm; Mon 19 11am, 8.30pm; Tues 20 2.30pm, 8.30pm; Wed 21 6pm; Thurs 22 6pm
L.A., 1962, while the Cuban missile crisis rumbles on, George, a closet homosexual has his own personal crisis to deal with after the death of his lover Jim. A gorgeous film with a sharp, subtly amusing script, making for a superior, reflective contemplation of what makes life worth living.
The Last Station - Cert 15
Fri 16 April 8.30pm; Sat 17 8.30pm; Mon 19 6pm; Tues 20 6pm; Wed 21 2.30pm, 8.30pm; Thurs 22 11am, 8.30pm
Stellar performances bring this colourful costume drama to life. It tells the story of Tolstoy’s last days when the warring between his followers and his wife reached fever pitch. This is a film about love, passion and the ups and downs of lifelong partnerships.
The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo - Cert 18
Fri 23 April 2.30pm; Sat 24 7.45pm; Mon 26 7.45pm; Tues 27 7.45pm; Wed 28 2.30pm, 7.45pm; Thurs 29 7.45pm
Mikael Blomkvist and punk hacker Lisbeth Salander fight to expose corporate corruption, financial fraud and track down a serial killer. As they uncover one grim secret after another a scathing portrait emerges of Sweden as a corrupt, morally bankrupt and misogynistic society.
The Wizard of Oz - Cert U
Sat 24 April 2.30pm; Sun 25 2.30pm
Screening from a dazzling new digital print this is your only chance to see the glittering colours of this wonderfully enjoyable classic on the big screen! The songs and magic are still fresh, tapping into childish delights (the promise of adventure, the joy of finding new mates) and fears with effortless grace, warmth and imagination. Rediscover the power of truly great storytelling to reveal us to ourselves, just follow the Yellow Brick Road . . .