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

Belle (Watson) is forced to live with a Beast (Stevens) in this live-action retelling of the 1991 blockbuster. Watson is winsome but feisty, Evans as Gaston is splendid of voice and hilariously odious, McGregor brings much joie de vivre to ‘Be Our Guest’, and it’s an enchantingly realised delight.

29 Apr–1 May: Mon, Sat & Sun 10.30am, 1.30pm & 4.30pm

The Boss Baby (Baldwin) is a tot with the mannerisms of a ruthless corporate tycoon, who upsets seven-year-old Tim (Bakshi). The frantic visual style and crude slapstick overwrite the charm of the original story by Marla Frazee, and there’s not much for audiences to take to their hearts.

28 Apr–4 May: Fri 12.20pm, 2.40pm & 5pm; Sat–Mon 10am, 12.30pm, 2.45pm & 5pm; Tue 1pm, 3.20pm & 5.40pm; Wed & Thu 12.20pm, 2.40pm & 5pm

Cyber-terrorist Cypher (Theron) pits rogue racer Dom (Diesel) against his fellow petrolheads, including wife Letty (Rodriguez). Baffling and inconsequential story aside, it’s all shamelessly about car-based action, and although human doorstop Diesel isn’t up to the story’s limited emotional demands, Johnson and Statham make up for it with some grade-A squabbling.

28 Apr–4 May: Fri 2.30pm, 5.30pm & 8.30pm; Sat 11.30am, 2.30pm, 5.30pm & 8.30pm; Sun 11.30am, 5.30pm & 8.30pm; Mon 11.30am, 2.30pm, 5.30pm & 8.30pm; Tue–Thu 2.30pm, 5.30pm & 8.30pm

30 Apr: (Subtitled) Sun 2.30pm

The gang are back, with a rollicking plot involving stolen batteries and Ego (Russell) who may or may not be the long-lost dad of Peter Quill (Pratt). It’s very CGI-heavy, sometimes tiringly so, but the humour still charms and the finale picks it up after a sluggish second act.

28 Apr–4 May: Fri 2.15pm, 5.15pm, 7.15pm & 8.15pm; Sat–Mon 11.15am, 2.15pm, 5.15pm, 7.15pm & 8.15pm; Tue–Thu 2.15pm, 5.15pm, 7.15pm & 8.15pm

28 Apr–4 May: (3D) Fri–Thu 12.15pm, 3.15pm, 6.15pm & 9.15pm

Nine brand new episodes of Peppa Pig including 'Peppa Visits London’, ‘The Police, ‘Canal Boat’, ‘The Zoo’ and ‘Move to the Music'. These are followed by a four-part story where Peppa goes on holiday to Australia to visit her old friend, Kylie Kangaroo.

28 Apr–4 May: Fri & Tue–Thu 12.25pm

Koala impresario Buster Moon (McConaughey) decides to save his ailing theatre with a singing competition. Most of the humour comes from cute critters singing occasionally inappropriate songs; the plot is spread far too thin and there no real surprises, but it ticks the usual boxes.

29 Apr–1 May: Mon, Sat & Sun 10am

Smurfette (Lovato) and her friends go on a quest to help her find her place in the village, and the result is a series of chases, a few under-cooked girl-power nods and a lot of sappiness. Undemanding kids might have a good time; adults will have to grin and smurf it.

28 Apr–4 May: Fri & Tue–Thu 12.10pm

London, 1940: fledgling screenwriter Catrin Cole (Arterton) joins the Ministry of Information’s Film Division and starts working on a propaganda movie. Scherfig wraps the war in a cosy cloak of nostalgia in a way that dulls moments of high anxiety, and despite a fine ensemble it’s all too muffled and mild-mannered.

28 Apr–4 May: Fri 1.40pm, 4.30pm & 7.30pm; Sat & Sun 7.30pm; Tue 1.40pm & 4.30pm; Wed & Thu 1.40pm, 4.30pm & 7.30pm

1 May: (Subtitled) Mon 7.30pm