Films to see in Spalding and Peterborough this August 2019
Reviewed by Gavin Miller:
PLAYMOBIL: THE MOVIE (U) SHOWCASE CINEMA DE LUX PETERBOROUGH, FROM AUG 9
The iconic children’s toys have finally caught up with its Lego competition by building its first big screen animated adventure.
When her younger brother (Child Play’s Gabriel Bateman) unexpectedly disappears into the magical universe of Playmobil, an unprepared Marla (Split’s Anya Taylor-Joy) must go on the quest of a lifetime to bring him home. Daniel Radcliffe co-stars.
THE QUEEN’S CORGI (U) SOUTH HOLLAND CENTRE SPALDING, FROM AUG 9
The British monarch’s (Julie Walters) most beloved dog Rex (Jack Whitehall) loses track of his mistress and gets lost from the palace - ending up in a clan of dog fighting pups.
He then begins his long journey back in this heavily British-inspired animated adventure - falling in love and discovering himself along the way.
Matt Lucas, Sheridan Smith and Ray Winstone co-star.
THE SUN IS ALSO A STAR (12A) SHOWCASE CINEMA DE LUX PETERBOROUGH, FROM AUG 9
Hopeless romantic Daniel (Charles Melton) - ambivalent about his future in a medical school - falls for hard-luck young woman Natasha (Yara Shahidi), a girl who believes in science and facts, but not fate.
But during one magical day amidst the fervour and flurry of New York City they fall in love - even though Jamaican-born Natasha is twelve hours away from being deported with her family.
THE ART OF RACING IN THE RAIN (PG) SHOWCASE CINEMA DE LUX PETERBOROUGH, FROM AUG 9
Through his bond with his owner - aspiring Formula One racing driver Denny (Rocky Balboa’s Milo Ventimiglia) - golden retriever Enzo (voiced by Kevin Costner) learns that the techniques needed on the racetrack can also be used to successfully navigate the journey of life.
Mamma Mia’s Amanda Seyfried co-stars in this family comedy drama from the director of Goodbye Christopher Robin.