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 theĀ Didcot Cineworld web page.

What’s On

Dusty (Wahlberg) and Brad (Ferrell) are now best of friends, but have to spend their holidays with their respective fathers (Lithgow and Gibson). A leaden-footed screenplay disgraces and humiliates everyone on screen, celebrating toxic masculinity and portraying women as either shrill party poopers or delinquent femme fatales. Worst film of the year. 

15 Dec–19 Dec: Mon & Tue 8pm; Fri 10.30am, 3.30pm & 8.30pm; Sat & Sun 8pm

Ferdinand (Cena) is a Spanish bull who prefers sniffing flowers to staring down bullfighters; shipped off to a farm, he has to escape both the slaughterhouse and the ring. Amiable animation which, although funny, is too overcrowded and unfocused to be really satisfying.

17 Dec–21 Dec: Mon & Tue 10am, 12.30pm, 3pm & 5.30pm; Wed & Thu 11.20am, 1.50pm & 4.20pm; Sun 10am, 12.30pm, 3pm & 5.30pm

Four teenagers discover an old video game console and are literally drawn into the game's jungle setting becoming the adult avatars they choose.

20 Dec–21 Dec: Wed & Thu 11.30am, 2.20pm, 5.10pm & 8pm

It's Christmas time, and nasty old miser Scrooge (Caine) needs to be taught a lesson by three seasonal ghosts. Colourful version of Dickens' classic tale that will please the kids and keep the adults smiling with its little irreverent spices.

16 Dec–21 Dec: Mon & Tue 10.10am; Wed & Thu 11am; Sat & Sun 10.10am

Paddington (Whishaw) falls foul of a dastardly scheme to steal the key to a hidden fortune. The sequel to the wildly successful first film is implausibly even better, with spiffing action pieces, seemingly throwaway gags paying rich dividends later, and splendid performances from all, with Grant brilliant as the has-been thespian villain. Joyful stuff.

17 Dec–21 Dec: Mon & Tue noon, 2.40pm & 5.10pm; Wed & Thu 10.30am; Sun noon, 2.40pm & 5.10pm

After winning the World Championships with an original song, the Bellas unite for one last singing competition.

20 Dec–21 Dec: Wed & Thu 1.20pm, 3.40pm, 6pm & 8.20pm

Rey (Ridley) meets Luke (Hamill) to learn all about the Force. Johnson expands on the casualties-of-war theme, making magnificent, roaring action sequences and leading the viewer through a blood-stained moral labyrinth. Driver returns with a vengeance, Dern is terrific and it hits the sweet spot between nostalgia and gripping storytelling.

17 Dec–21 Dec: Mon 10.20am, 12.20pm, 1.40pm, 3.40pm, 7pm & 8.20pm; Tue 10.20am, 12.20pm, 1.40pm, 3.40pm, 5pm, 7pm & 8.20pm; Wed & Thu 10.40am, 1.10pm, 2pm, 4.30pm, 5.20pm, 7.50pm & 8.40pm; Sun 10.20am, 1.40pm, 3.40pm, 5pm, 7pm & 8.20pm

17 Dec–21 Dec: (3D) Mon & Tue 11am, 2.20pm, 5.40pm, 7.40pm & 9pm; Wed & Thu 7pm; Sun 11am, 2.20pm, 5.40pm, 7.40pm & 9pm

17 Dec–18 Dec: (Subtitled) Mon 5pm; Sun 12.20pm