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

Jason Momoa stars as the heir to Atlantis in the latest DC superhero flick.

12 Dec–13 Dec: Wed & Thu 2pm & 8.30pm

12 Dec–13 Dec: (3D) Wed & Thu 5.15pm

David (Carell) is a successful freelance journalist whose son Nic (Chalamet) becomes dependent on meth. True-life story of family breakdown, capturing the never-ending cycle of rehab and relapse; handsomely photographed but repetitive and a bit formulaic, but Chalamet is outstanding.

11 Dec: Tue 8pm

The Freddie Mercury story. Malek as Mercury does a great job, with a passionate and impressive performance, but despite the recreation of momentous performances it’s a disappointingly tame affair, with a by-the-numbers screenplay and a bland lack of insight into Mercury’s heritage or sexuality.

9 Dec–11 Dec: Mon 2.45pm & 8.30pm; Tue 3.45pm; Sun 2.15pm

An Autobot is found hiding in a junkyard by an 18-year old in a Californian town. Soon the pair are hunted down by a government agency.

15 Dec–16 Dec: Sat & Sun 7.50pm

One-man theatrical version of the classic Christmas story based on Dickens' own performance adaptation. Created by Simon Callow and director-designer Tom Cairns.

11 Dec: Tue 7pm

Adonis Creed (Jordan) must defend his world title against Viktor Drago (Munteanu), whose father killed Creed’s own father in Rocky IV. Flashy and entertaining sequel that hits all the right beats but doesn’t quite have the heart of its predecessor..

7 Dec–13 Dec: Fri 2.45pm, 5.45pm & 8.45pm; Sat–Tue 8.45pm; Wed 2.15pm; Thu 4pm

10 Dec: (Subtitled) Mon 5.45pm

Newt (Redmayne) is back in London in 1927, while defeated Dark Wizard Grindelwald (Depp) has escaped and is heading to Paris. Law steps up as young Albus Dumbeldore and the film really flies in the final act, deepening characters and relationships and expanding the universe. A beast of a movie.

7 Dec–13 Dec: Fri 2pm, 5pm & 8pm; Sat & Sun 10.45am, 1.45pm, 5pm & 8pm; Mon 2pm, 5pm & 8pm; Tue 2pm, 5pm & 7.45pm; Wed & Thu 2pm, 5pm & 8pm

The Grinch (Cumberbatch) is a grumpy, green creature who despises Christmas so much that he plots to steal it. The animation is gorgeous, the pace is breezy and Cumberbatch does a decent job with the voice, but the film is stolen by the Grinch’s adorable dog Max.

9 Dec–12 Dec: Mon 1.45pm, 4pm & 6.15pm; Tue 3.15pm & 5.30pm; Wed 5.15pm; Sun 11am, 3.45pm & 6.15pm

9 Dec: (Subtitled) Sun 1.30pm

Production of classic musical King and I screened live to cinemas.

13 Dec: Thu 7pm

Verdi's opera about the passionate, consumptive Violetta, conducted by Met Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin.

15 Dec: Sat 5.55pm

Based on the series of books, the novel premise of Mortal Engines features enormous cities, wandering the land and devouring each other.

8 Dec–13 Dec: Mon & Tue 2.15pm, 5.15pm & 8.15pm; Wed & Thu 8.15pm; Sat & Sun 5.15pm & 8.15pm

A fourth film in the comedy series about school nativity plays.

8 Dec–9 Dec: Sat & Sun 11.30am

Ralph (Reilly) and Vanellope (Silverman) have to go to the internet when her game, Sugar Rush, needs a new part. What could have been yet another film about how amazeballs the internet is, becomes a savvy and sweet tale of friendship, subtly weaving the in-jokes with the emotional stakes.

7 Dec–13 Dec: Fri noon, 2pm, 4.45pm & 8.30pm; Sat & Sun 11.15am, 2pm, 4.45pm & 7.30pm; Mon & Tue 2pm, 4.45pm & 7.30pm; Wed 2.45pm, 5.30pm & 7.30pm; Thu 2.45pm & 5.30pm

Multi-dimensional animated superhero action as multiple Spider-People join forces to save reality.

8 Dec–13 Dec: Wed & Thu 3.15pm & 8.45pm; Sat & Sun 3.15pm & 8.30pm

7 Dec–13 Dec: (3D) Wed & Thu 6pm; Fri 7.30pm; Sat & Sun 12.30pm & 6pm

A story of the New Testament Nativity told from the perspective of the animals. Dry and bland, but an over-qualified voice cast helps, and there are enough celebrity cameos to give parents a way to pass the time. And as animated bible stories go, at least it’s shorter than Prince of Egypt.

8 Dec–9 Dec: Sat & Sun 10.15am