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

Sequel to Marvel's 2015 superhero flick Ant-Man, which sees the eponymous shrinking hero (Rudd) joining forces with the Wasp (Lilly) to rescue her long-lost mother (Pfeiffer) from a quantum realm. Silly yet also subtle, the film brims with chemistry from its strong cast.

19 Aug–23 Aug: Mon 12.15pm; Tue 12.15pm & 7.45pm; Wed & Thu 12.15pm; Sun 12.15pm & 7.45pm

Christopher Robin (McGregor) is a workaholic who neglects his family, until he re-encounters his childhood toys. Whimsical and unoriginal back-to-childhood tale, not saved by McGregor’s dexterity or Cummings’s lovely voice work as Pooh.

19 Aug–23 Aug: Mon–Thu & Sun 10.30am, 1.15pm, 3.45pm & 6.15pm

Robert McCall (Washington) works as a Lyft driver in Boston but when his black-ops handler (Leo) is murdered, he sets out to find her killer. Uninspired sequel which hypocritically preaches noble virtue while dispensing cheap thrills and physical mutilation.

20 Aug–23 Aug: Mon 8.30pm; Tue–Thu 5.30pm & 8.30pm

20 Aug: (Subtitled) Mon 5.30pm

Nick (Thomas) is a lovesick no-hoper whose mate Shane (Animashaun) drags him to a festival after Nick’s girlfriend (Tointon) has broken up with him. Thomas is game for seemingly any level of humiliation and while it doesn’t always hit its targets, it’s exuberant fun.

17 Aug–23 Aug: Mon & Tue 8.15pm; Wed & Thu 8pm; Fri–Sun 8.15pm

Third instalment of the Hotel Transylvania franchise, which sees daughter Mavis (Gomez) take on the role of overbearing parent when her father Dracula (Sandler) falls for the ship's captain Ericka (Hahn) whilst on a monsters-only cruise. A funny and good-humoured flick, with plenty of goofy gags and musical numbers that'll please the whole family.

17 Aug–23 Aug: Fri–Thu 10.45am

In this sequel to the 2004 original, Supers are still forbidden but Elastigirl (Hunter) gets to go up against a supervillain while husband Bob (Nelson) minds the kids. It looks great and the voice cast is excellent, but it feels dated and the set-pieces become tiring.

20 Aug–23 Aug: Mon–Thu 11.30am, 2.30pm & 4.45pm

Sequel to the feel-good ABBA musical Mamma Mia! Despite its absurdities and shoe-horning of ABBA songs, at its heart is a touching mother-daughter love story and an irresistible esprit de corps.

20 Aug–23 Aug: Mon 11.15am, 2pm, 5pm & 7.45pm; Tue 11.15am, 2pm, 5pm & 8pm; Wed & Thu 11.15am, 2pm, 5pm & 7.45pm

Jonas (Statham) is a diver who’s brought to an underwater research facility to rescue people from a sinister threat—the titular giant shark. It’s a $150m B-movie; the creature itself is no masterpiece, and the plot is ridiculous, but Statham carries off the outlandish premise with a confident performance in a role he was born to play.

17 Aug–23 Aug: Fri–Thu 3pm, 5.45pm & 8.45pm

Ethan Hunt (Cruise) is back for the franchise's sixth entry, and teams up with old IMF colleagues Luther (Rhames), Benji (Pegg), fellow spy Ilsa (Ferguson) and CIA enforcer August Walker (Cavill) to track down some stolen plutonium. Despite a few cliches, Cruise goes above and beyond with his stunt work in this first-class summer blockbuster that's guaranteed to leave you on the edge of your seat.

17 Aug–23 Aug: Fri–Thu 1.30pm

Two best friends find themselves on a crazy adventure when they find out that the ex that dumped one of them was actually a spy.

20 Aug–23 Aug: Mon 8pm; Wed & Thu 8.15pm

Disney/Pixar funk-up of the classic tale of Rapunzel that is nonetheless traditional to the core, blessed with catchy musical numbers and a plethora of scenes ripped off directly from the studio's own back catalogue (see Aladdin, Little Mermaid et al). Funny and impressive, but lacking charm.

20 Aug–23 Aug: Mon–Thu 10am