Cinema

Upton’s nearest cinema is the Didcot Cineworld.

For information on what’s showing and to book tickets, call 0871 220 8000 or go to the Didcot Cineworld web page.

What’s On

  • 1917

    Lance Corporals Schofield (MacKay) and Blake (Chapman) are given the job of hand-delivering a message to another unit, across the mud and misery of the trenches. It suffers from simplistic dialogue and flat characterisation, but it’s visually impressive and a respectable, heartfelt tribute to the sacrifice of WWI.

    19 Jan–23 Jan: Mon–Thu 2.10pm, 5pm & 7.45pm; Sun 11.20am, 2.10pm, 5pm & 7.45pm

  • Bad Boys for Life

    Mike (Smith) and Marcus (Lawrence) are back, tracking down a mysterious assassin with the help of younger colleagues. The best film in the franchise so far, it’s full of the expected action but also develops the relationship between the leads. Great fun, and the most purely entertaining movie Smith has made in a while.

    18 Jan–23 Jan: Mon 2.50pm & 8.30pm; Tue–Thu 2.50pm, 5.40pm & 8.30pm; Sat noon, 2.50pm, 5.40pm & 8.30pm; Sun 2.50pm, 5.40pm & 8.30pm

    19 Jan–20 Jan: (Subtitled) Mon 5.40pm; Sun noon

  • Big Brother

    Bollywood action-thriller about a man fighting a powerful drug lord.

    19 Jan: Sun 7.30pm

  • Bombshell

    The story of the Roger Ailes sexual harassment scandal at Fox News. It favours snappiness rather than a serious examination of the crimes, but Theron is excellent as Megyn Kelly and Kidman and Robbie are also compelling. Slick, glossy and entertaining, but it could have used more sensitivity and anger.

    18 Jan–23 Jan: Mon–Thu 2pm, 5.20pm & 8pm; Sat & Sun 2.40pm, 5.20pm & 8pm

  • Frozen 2

    Elsa (Menzel) and Anna (Bell) head off on a dangerous journey after Elsa hears voices calling her to a distant land. The plot is less involving than the character interaction, but Olaf (Gad) is the comedic highlight and while it may be less compelling than the original, it’s got all the ingredients for a hit.

    19 Jan: Sun 12.10pm

  • The Gentlemen

    American weed lord Mickey Pearson (McConaughey) wants to sell his billion-pound cannabis business to Matthew Berger (Strong), but there are many twists and turns to negotiate. A rock-solid gangster comedy in the Lock, Stock mode, with a snappy soundtrack: Ritchie at his sweary, violent, adorable best.

    18 Jan–23 Jan: Mon–Thu, Sat & Sun 8.45pm

  • Jumanji: The Next Level

    In the sequel to the 2017 reboot, old-timers Eddie (DeVito) and Milo (Glover) join the teens in an another video game adventure. Johnson and Awkwafina steal their scenes, although Gillan has to do too much exposition before she can get going, and while it’s a bit too similar to its predecessor it’s amiable festive fun.

    18 Jan–19 Jan: Sat & Sun 10.50am & 1.40pm

  • Little Women

    Adaptation of Louisa May Alcott’s 1868 novel about a group of sisters growing up after the American Civil War. Gerwig’s affection and respect for the book is obvious but she boldly captures the transition from childhood to womanhood by playing with structure; an outstanding cast and skilful filmmaking make it a beautifully crafted tale of sisterhood, memory and authorship.

    19 Jan–23 Jan: Mon & Tue 2.15pm & 4.30pm; Wed & Thu 2.15pm, 4.30pm & 7.30pm; Sun 2.20pm & 4.30pm

  • Parasite

    Bong Joon Ho’s acclaimed story about class divide.

    24 Jan: (Subtitled) Fri 8pm

  • The Personal History of David Copperfield

    David (Patel) is an ever-optimistic orphan who’s given shelter by poor but worthy Mr Micawber (Capaldi). Iannucci brings out the lighter side of Dickens, and the result is a sprightly, breezy and colourful crack at a classic, with a fabulous supporting cast and a perfect turn by Patel as the likeable hero.

    21 Jan: Tue 7.45pm

  • Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

    Emperor Palpatine (McDiarmid) is back and building an army, so Rey (Ridley), Poe (Isaac), Finn (Boyega) and the gang go up against him and Kylo Ren (Driver). The internal and external battle of Ridley and Driver is the strongest element, with magnetic chemistry, but elsewhere it’s disappointing fan service, a film that loses its nerve.

    19 Jan–23 Jan: Mon–Thu 2.20pm & 5.30pm; Sun 11.10am & 5.30pm

  • Toy Story 4

    Woody (Tom Hanks) joins new owner Bonnie at kindergarten where he finds a new purpose in protecting her improvised toy Forky (Hale). Pixar manages to further the story with fine new characters and a satisfyingly teary conclusion, for a fine last chapter in the saga.

    18 Jan–19 Jan: (Kids) Sat & Sun 10am