LAST SHOWINGS: Into the Woods (PG). Today at 6pm. Cake (15). Today at 8.45pm.
A Little Chaos (12A). Paris, 1682. Louis XIV (Alan Rickman) wants gardens to complement his new palace at Versailles. When his chief architect invites submissions from the nation’s landscapers, Sabine De Barra (Kate Winslet) throws her hat into the ring. Heartfelt relationships are juxtaposed with courtly decadence in this sumptuous drama, as the film retains a beating heart beneath its many surface pleasures. Friday at 6pm, Saturday at 2.30pm, Sunday at 6.30pm, Monday at 6pm, Tuesday at 2pm and 5pm, Wednesday at 8.30pm, next Thursday at 8.30pm.
The Gunman (15). Highly intelligent action thriller from director Pierre Morel. Jim Terrier (Sean Penn) is a seriously out-of-favour secret agent being hunted down by a vicious ex-colleague (Javier Bardem). Friday at 8.30pm, Monday at 8.30pm, Wednesday at 6pm.
SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water (U). SpongeBob the loopy sub-aquatic oddball and the Bikini Bottomites make a joyous return to defend the Krabby Patty recipe from Plankton, their goggle-eyed nemesis. The humour is as infectious as it’s mad, and the animation is a treat. Saturday at 12.15pm, Sunday at 12.45pm.
Met Opera Live: Cavalleria Rusticana/Pagliacci. This tragic double bill returns in an evocative new production from Sir David McVicar, who sets the action across two time periods but in the same Sicilian village. With tenor Marcelo Álvarez. Saturday at 5.30pm.
NT Encore: A View From the Bridge. A stellar cast led by Mark Strong in the Young Vic’s production of Arthur Miller’s dark passionate tale about the American Dream. The Evening Standard, Guardian and Independent’s top theatre pick of 2014. Sunday at 3pm.
Chappie (15). Director Neill Blomkamp’s (District 9) latest film dwells on the moral consequences of non-human life-forms. Chappie is a robot child which grows and develops like a human, but whose naive curiosity ultimately proves dangerous in a vividly-imagined future world. Tuesday at 7.30pm, next Thursday at 6pm.