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Christmas feels so long ago it may as well have never happened. Our New Year’s Resolutions are in tatters already and it’s only the 10th. Forget April, everybody knows that January is the cruellest month, but luckily the Sugar Club have a beacon of light to offer in these dark times. Popcorn have been screening classic films for fans to enjoy with a slice of pizza and perhaps a tall glass of water or two for a while now, and their streak is continuing in January with three films that may help chase your January Blues away.

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Luc Besson is back, returning to big budget science fiction for the first time in 20 years. That film, The Fifth Element was charming, bright and ridiculous, like a comic book come to life. Owing more to Flash Gordon than Star Wars, the film offered jaw-dropping visuals coupled with quirky performances elevating it above the normal summer blockbuster fare.

Now the first trailer has dropped for Besson’s latest film Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets. Adapted from the long-running French Valérian and Laureline created by Pierre Christin and Jean-Claude Mézières, while it certainly looks spectacular, it can’t help but feel a little familiar.

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If you never got the chance to see the Beatles live, attending a premiere of Ron Howard’s documentary film The Beatles: Eight Days a Week is the next best thing. The Lighthouse Cinema is running a premiere of the film including Live Red Carpet from the London premiere on Thursday the 15th of September. Doors open at 6pm with a reception and Live Red Carpet onscreen. The Red Carpet closes at 6:45pm and guests are seated. The film begins at 7:00pm. Tickets can be purchased here, get em while they’re hot.

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