Trash talking as Tinkerbell twinkles for tiny film fans at Royston Picture Palace

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Let’s talk Trash – because this week’s offerings at Royston’s Picture Palace include two movies towards the arthouse end of the spectrum and one family crowdpleaser that’s a real winner with the tinies.

Let’s talk Trash – because this week’s offerings at Royston’s Picture Palace include two movies towards the arthouse end of the spectrum and one family crowdpleaser that’s a real winner with the tinies.

First up at 7.30pm on Friday night is the aforementioned Trash, which has been billed as Slumdog Millionaire goes South America.

That’s a bit simplistic, but it’s a heartwarming story about three slum kids who make an unexpected discovery while combing the rubbish dump that sustains their threadbare existence – and what happens next.

There’s plenty of heavyweight talent on show to bolster the three unknowns at the heart of the film, with Martin Sheen and Rooney Mara among those in front of the camera and Billy Elliot helmer Stephen Daldry calling the shots and Richard Curtis weighing in with the words.


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Following hot on its heels at 3.30pm on Saturday afternoon is Tinkerbell: Legend Of The Neverbeast, the latest instalment in a saccharine Disney series which has been pumping out one twee adventure a year since 2008. Tinkerbell and pals have all sorts of amiable adventures in Pixie Hollow, and there’s voice talent from the likes of Lucy Liu and Angelica Houston helping it along.

Saturday evening’s feature is much tougher stuff – Foxcatcher has been hailed as a career-changing role for amiable funny man Steve Carell, who is only one of the impressive actors on show in this weird tale of a mixed-up millionaire who uses his cash to buy his way into an Olympic wrestling set-up determined to win gold for the good old US of A.

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Channing Tatum and Mark Ruffalo are also on fine form as grunt and grapple brothers who fall under his spell.

It’s all based on a stranger than fiction true story, and has been hailed as an extraordinary fable of the American Dream gone awry.

On general release this week you may get a chance to catch Julianne Moore in Oscar-winning form in Still Alice, about a woman struggling to come to terms with early onset dementia.

There’s also Unfinished Business, which looks like The Hangover meets National Lampoon’s European Vacation – if you enjoy fairly crude and predictable humour, here’s Vince Vaughn and Dave Franco among the usual suspects in a tale of business types heading off to Europe to seal an important deal and getting into all sorts of scrapes.

There’s also Chappie, from the director of sleeper sci-fit hit District 9, with Hugh Jackman and Signourney Weaver in a tale about a kidnapped robot raised by a dysfunctional family.

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