Melton Regal Cinema: Film guide February 12 to 19

Meryl Streep in Into The Woods. Picture: PA Photo/Disney/Peter Mountain EMN-150502-113955004
Meryl Streep in Into The Woods. Picture: PA Photo/Disney/Peter Mountain EMN-150502-113955004
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LAST SHOWING: The Imitation Game (12A). Today at 6pm

The Theory of Everything (12A). This moving film tells the story of the romance between Jane Wilde (Felicity Jones) and Stephen Hawking (Eddie Redmayne) in 1960s Cambridge. When Stephen discovers that he has motor neurone disease, he turns away from Jane in the hope of sparing her pain – but she has other ideas. Today and Friday at 8.45pm, Saturday at 6pm, Sunday at 7.15pm, Monday and Wednesday at 6pm.

Into The Woods (PG). Based on Stephen Sondheim’s stage musical, Into The Woods brings together the heroes of many fairy tales – including Cinderella (Anna Kendrick) and Little Red Riding Hood (with Johnny Depp as the Wolf) – in a tale about a baker and his wife (James Corden and Emily Blunt) who have been cursed by a witch (Meryl Streep). Wonderfully engaging. Friday at 6pm, Saturday at 8.45pm, Sunday at 12.15pm, Monday at 3.15pm, Tuesday at 11.30am, Wednesday at 8.45pm, next Thursday at 6pm.

Paddington (12A). Arriving in London from his native Peru, Paddington is befriended by Mr and Mrs Brown (Hugh Bonneville, Sally Hawkins) and embarks on a series of delightful adventures. Saturday at 1.15pm, Tuesday at 5pm.

Mortdecai (12A). Johnny Depp is perfect as roguish aristocratic art dealer Mortdecai who embarks on an international escapade to recover a stolen painting. First he has to sell his Rolls-Royce, save his wife (Gwyneth Paltrow) from a romantically zealous police inspector, and dodge the gangsters he’s in debt to. Director David Koepp’s hilarious film rattles along at a visually intoxicating pace. Saturday at 3.30pm, Monday at 8.45pm, Tuesday at 2.30pm.

Met Opera: Iolanta + Duke Bluebeard’s Castle. Sunday at 3pm.

Foxcatcher (15). Having won Bennett Miller the Best Director award at Cannes in 2014, Foxcatcher has now earned several Oscar nominations including Best Picture. It tells the true story of brothers Mark and Dave Schultz (Channing Tatum and Mark Ruffalo), wrestling champions taken under the wing of multimillionaire John du Pont (Steve Carell). Du Pont invites the pair to join his Team Foxcatcher and train for the 1988 Seoul Olympics, but he becomes increasingly sadistic and controlling. Carell gives an astonishing, terrifying performance, and Miller’s superb direction draws career-best turns from Tatum and Ruffalo in this powerful psychological thriller. Tuesday at 7.30pm, next Thursday at 8.30pm.

Night at the Museum 3 (PG). When a pharaoh (Ben Kingsley) is awakened from his tomb by a magical tablet wielded by security guard Larry Daley (Ben Stiller), there begins a frantic journey to museums the world over to harness the magic before it fades forever, including a hilarious stopover at the British Museum. Wednesday and next Thursday at 3.45pm.