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

Blade Runner K (Gosling) is tasked with finding replicants who are passing themselves off as human, but then he makes an earth-shattering, game-changing discovery. Villeneuve’s long-awaited sequel to Scott’s original is beautiful, powerful and relevant; Gosling is exceptional, and Ford steals the show as the ageing but still gruff and quick-witted Deckard. A triumph.

20 Oct–26 Oct: Fri 4.30pm & 8pm; Sat–Mon 1pm, 4.30pm & 8pm; Tue & Wed 4.30pm & 8pm; Thu 8pm

Gru (Carell) and new wife and fellow agent Lucy (Wiig) are ensconced with their adorable adopted daughters when supervillain Balthazar Bratt (Parker) decides to take revenge on Hollywood for neglecting him. It’s all a bit familiar but it skilfully balances kid and adult appeal with its madcap approach and embarrassment of mischievous energy.

21 Oct–26 Oct: Mon–Thu, Sat & Sun 10.15am

After an unprecedented series of natural disasters threatened the planet, the world’s leaders came together to create an intricate network of satellites to control the global climate and keep everyone safe. But now, something has gone wrong – the system built to protect the Earth is attacking it, and it’s a race against the clock to uncover the real threat before a worldwide geostorm wipes out everything and everyone along with it.

20 Oct–26 Oct: Fri 3.30pm & 8.50pm; Sat 12.45pm, 3.30pm & 8.50pm; Sun 12.45pm & 8.50pm; Mon 12.45pm & 3.30pm; Tue–Thu 12.50pm, 3.30pm & 8.50pm

20 Oct–26 Oct: (3D) Fri–Thu 6.10pm

22 Oct–23 Oct: (Subtitled) Mon 8.50pm; Sun 3.30pm

The story of ex-Army officer-turned-writer AA Milne (Gleeson), and how he turned to children’s literature after the public showed little desire to read his anti-war writings. Curtis handles the awkward but loving father-son relationship beautifully and it’s a competent and credible work, with subtle and intelligent use of animation.

19 Oct: Thu 8.45pm

A group of kids discovers that their town is haunted by an evil shape-shifting clown (Skarsgård). Well-crafted and properly creepy, with a sinister turn from Skarsgård as the dribbling Pennywise and Lillis superb as the gang’s only female member, it lays down solid groundwork for the planned second instalment.

18 Oct: Wed 8.45pm

After the Kingsman HQ is destroyed, street kid-turned-superspy Eggsy (Egerton) and gadget man Merlin (Strong) team up with their US equivalents to defeat drug baroness Poppy (Moore). Vaughan and Goldman turn up the preposterous comic book shenanigans at the expense of charm and basic plausibility, but fans will like it.

20 Oct–26 Oct: Mon 1.10pm & 7.50pm; Tue & Wed 1.15pm; Thu 1.45pm; Fri 3.10pm & 8.15pm; Sat & Sun 11.20am, 2.30pm & 7.50pm

Lloyd (Franco) is the son of evil Lord Garmadon (Theroux), who wants to conquer Ninjago; however, Lloyd is also one of the team of ninja dedicated to combatting Garmadon and his minions. Not the most inspired of the LEGO movies but bright, brash and amusing, with intricate action, lots of slapstick fun and a delightful sequence of a cat destroying a city.

20 Oct–26 Oct: Fri 4pm & 6.30pm; Sat–Mon 11am, 1.30pm, 4pm & 6.30pm; Tue & Wed 10.15am, 12.45pm, 3.15pm & 5.45pm; Thu 11am, 12.45pm, 3.15pm & 5.45pm

18 Oct–19 Oct: (3D) Wed & Thu 5pm

The Friendship Festival of Canterlot is disrupted by ruthless unicorn Tempest Shadow (Blunt), so Twilight Sparkle (Strong) and pals must embark on a rescue mission. It manages to showcase the brand without sacrificing every last ounce of soul, and is cute, simple and surefooted enough for its target audience, if not for anyone else.

20 Oct–26 Oct: Fri 3pm & 5.40pm; Sat–Mon 10.30am, 12.20pm, 2.50pm & 5.20pm; Tue–Thu 11.50am, 2.20pm & 5pm

In this inexplicable sequel to the underwhelming 2014 original, Surly Squirrel (Arnett) teams up with idealistic Andie (Heigl) and Precious (Rudolph) to save their park from the Mayor (Moynihan). The characters are unappealing and the script relies on uninspired action and flat non-jokes. At least there’s no ‘Gangnam Style’ this time.

21 Oct–26 Oct: Mon–Thu, Sat & Sun 10am

A group of male thirtysomethings go for a hiking holiday in Sweden in memory of a dead friend, but there’s a Malign Presence in the woods. There’s plenty of atmosphere, style and sturdy characterisation but not enough fresh scares or potent revelations, and we’ve been lost in trees like these too often before.

18 Oct–19 Oct: Wed & Thu 9pm

Christopher Wheeldon's exuberant ballet inspired by Lewis Carroll’s much-loved book.

23 Oct: Mon 7.15pm

Detective Harry Hole investigates the disappearance of a woman whose scarf is found decorating an ominous-looking snowman. He sets out to connect decades-old cases to the new one in the hope of putting an end to them before the next snowfall.

20 Oct–26 Oct: Mon 10.20am, 4.20pm & 9pm; Tue & Wed 8.15pm; Thu 5.10pm; Fri 6.20pm & 9pm; Sat & Sun 5.40pm & 8.30pm

Imprisoned, the mighty Thor finds himself in a lethal gladiatorial contest against the Hulk, his former ally. Thor must fight for survival and race against time to prevent the all-powerful Hela from destroying his home and the Asgardian civilisation.

24 Oct–26 Oct: Tue–Thu 11.30am, 2.30pm, 5.30pm & 8.30pm

24 Oct–26 Oct: (3D) Tue–Thu 7.30pm