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X-Men Apocalypse - this week's film

2 November 2016 / Events / Arts / Film

Film Screening Saturday 5th November at 8.30pm
Now a BFI Neighbourhood Cinema

X-men: Apocalypse - film poster

X-men: Apocalypse (2016) 12A | 2h 24min

This film event is free – recommended donation to Mountain Rescue £2

Director: Bryan Singer

Starring: James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence

Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

After the re-emergence of the world’s first mutant, world-destroyer Apocalypse, the X-Men must unite to defeat his extinction level plan.

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Storyline

Since the dawn of civilization, he was worshipped as a God. Apocalypse, the first and most powerful mutant from Marvel’s X-Men universe, amassed the powers of many other mutants, becoming immortal and invincible. Upon awakening after thousands of years, he is disillusioned with the world as he finds it and recruits a team of powerful mutants, including a disheartened Magneto, to cleanse mankind and create a new world order, over which he will reign. As the fate of the Earth hangs in the balance, Raven with the help of Professor X must lead a team of young X-Men to stop their greatest nemesis and save mankind from complete destruction.

Independent Review – 4 stars

X-Men Apocalypse is a mind-bending trip of a movie, one likely both to exhilarate spectators and to leave many either with severe feelings of sensory overload or scratching their heads.

RottenTomatoes Review – 48%

Critics Consensus: Overloaded action and a cliched villain take the focus away from otherwise strong performers and resonant themes, making X-Men: Apocalypse a middling chapter of the venerable superhero franchise.

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Captain America - Civil War - this week's film

14 October 2016 / Events / Film

Film Screening Saturday 15th October at 8.45pm
Now a BFI Neighbourhood Cinema

Captain America - Civil War - film poster.

Captain America: Civil War (2016) PG-13 | 2h 27min

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Directors: Anthony Russo, Joe Russo

Starring: Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson

Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

Political interference in the Avengers’ activities causes a rift between former allies Captain America and Iron Man.

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Storyline

With many people fearing the actions of super heroes, the government decides to push for the Hero Registration Act, a law that limits a hero’s actions. This results in a division in The Avengers. Iron Man stands with this Act, claiming that their actions must be kept in check otherwise cities will continue to be destroyed, but Captain America feels that saving the world is daring enough and that they cannot rely on the government to protect the world. This escalates into an all-out war between Team Iron Man (Iron Man, Black Panther, Vision, Black Widow, War Machine, and Spiderman) and Team Captain America (Captain America, Bucky Barnes, Falcon, Sharon Carter, Scarlet Witch, Hawkeye, and Ant Man) while a new villain emerges.

Guardian Review – 4 stars

Captain America: Civil War review – an aspartame rush.

Entertaining mayhem ensues when some of the Avengers reject government oversight following a botched operation

RottenTomatoes Review – 90%

Critics Consensus: Captain America: Civil War begins the next wave of Marvel movies with an action-packed superhero blockbuster boasting a decidedly non-cartoonish plot and the courage to explore thought-provoking themes.

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Star Wars - This Week's Film

27 May 2016 / Events / Arts / Film

Film Screening Saturday 28th May at 8.30pm
Now a BFI Neighbourhood Cinema

*Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens (2015) PG-13 | 2h 16min *

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Director: J.J. Abrams
Starring: Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac

Action, Fantasy, Sci-Fi

Three decades after the defeat of the Galactic Empire, a new threat arises. The First Order attempts to rule the galaxy and only a ragtag group of heroes can stop them, along with the help of the Resistance.

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Storyline

30 years after the defeat of Darth Vader and the Empire, Rey, a scavenger from the planet Jakku, finds a BB-8 droid that knows the whereabouts of the long lost Luke Skywalker. Rey, as well as a rogue stormtrooper and two smugglers, are thrown into the middle of a battle between the Resistance and the daunting legions of the First Order.

92% Rotten Tomatoes

Critics Consensus: Packed with action and populated by both familiar faces and fresh blood, The Force Awakens successfully recalls the series’ former glory while injecting it with renewed energy.

Guardian Review

Peter Bradshaw – Star Wars: The Force Awakens review – a spectacular homecoming 5 / 5 stars

JJ Abrams banishes memories of George Lucas’s prequels with this outrageously exciting and romantic return to a world you hadn’t realised you’d missed so much

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Jupiter Ascending - This Week's Film

30 April 2016 / Events / Arts / Film

Film Screening Saturday 30th April at 8.30pm
Now a BFI Neighbourhood Cinema

Jupiter Ascending (2015) PG-13 | 2h 7min

“It’s so stupid it’s beautiful.”

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Directors: Lana Wachowski (as The Wachowskis), Lilly Wachowski (as The Wachowskis)
Starring: Channing Tatum, Mila Kunis, Eddie Redmayne

Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

A young woman discovers her destiny as an heiress of intergalactic nobility and must fight to protect the inhabitants of Earth from an ancient and destructive industry.

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Storyline

Jupiter Jones was born under a night sky, with signs predicting that she was destined for great things. Now grown, Jupiter dreams of the stars but wakes up to the cold reality of a job cleaning other people’s houses and an endless run of bad breaks. Only when Caine Wise, a genetically engineered ex-military hunter, arrives on Earth to track her down does Jupiter begin to glimpse the fate that has been waiting for her all along – her genetic signature marks her as next in line for an extraordinary inheritance that could alter the balance of the cosmos.

Review by The Mary Sue

Review: Jupiter Ascending Is The Worst Movie Ever Go See It Immediately
It’s so stupid it’s beautiful.

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Meru - This Week's Film

13 April 2016 / Events / Arts / Film

Film Screening Saturday 16th April at 8.30pm

Meru (2015) R | 1h 30min

Believe In The Impossible

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Directors: Jimmy Chin, Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi
Starring: Conrad Anker, Grace Chin, Jimmy Chin

Documentary, Action, Adventure

Three elite climbers struggle to find their way through obsession and loss as they attempt to climb Mount Meru, one of the most coveted prizes in the high stakes game of Himalayan big wall climbing.

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89% Rotten Tomatoes

Critics Consensus: Gripping visually as well as narratively, Meru is the rare documentary that proves thought-provoking while offering thrilling wide-screen vistas.

Guardian Review – Caty Enders

Meru: the documentary that best captures ‘the PTSD’ of high-level climbing.

The documentary about the struggle to conquer the Shark’s Fin on the northern India peak was long in the making – but offers a rare glimpse of the psychological torment of climbers insistent on pushing themselves to their physical limit

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Spectre - This Week's Film

23 March 2016 / Events / Arts / Film

Film Screening Saturday 26th March at 8.30pm

Spectre (2015) PG-13 | 2h 28min

The Dead Are Alive

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Director: Sam Mendes
Starring: Daniel Craig, Christoph Waltz, Léa Seydoux

Action, Adventure, Thriller

A cryptic message from Bond’s past sends him on a trail to uncover a sinister organization. While M battles political forces to keep the secret service alive, Bond peels back the layers of deceit to reveal the terrible truth behind SPECTRE.

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A cryptic message from the past sends James Bond on a rogue mission to Mexico City and eventually Rome, where he meets Lucia, the beautiful and forbidden widow of an infamous criminal. Bond infiltrates a secret meeting and uncovers the existence of the sinister organisation known as SPECTRE. Meanwhile back in London, Max Denbigh, the new head of the Centre of National Security, questions Bond’s actions and challenges the relevance of MI6 led by M. Bond covertly enlists Moneypenny and Q to help him seek out Madeleine Swann, the daughter of his old nemesis Mr White, who may hold the clue to untangling the web of SPECTRE. As the daughter of the assassin, she understands Bond in a way most others cannot. As Bond ventures towards the heart of SPECTRE, he learns a chilling connection between himself and the enemy he seeks.

Guardian Spectre Review Peter Bradshaw October 2015
James Bond is back, stylish, camp and sexily pro-Snowden – 5 / 5 stars

Daniel Craig has grown into the role of the British spy with flair and sang-froid and this inventive, intelligent and complex new outing showcases him brilliantly.

65% Rotten Tomatoes

Critics Consensus: Spectre nudges Daniel Craig’s rebooted Bond closer to the glorious, action-driven spectacle of earlier entries, although it’s admittedly reliant on established 007 formula.

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Superbob - This Week's Film

17 March 2016 / Events / Culture / Film

Film Screening Saturday 19th March at 8.30pm

Superbob (2015) 15 | 82min

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Director: Jon Drever
Starring: Brett Goldstein, Catherine Tate, Natalia Tena

Action, Comedy, Romance

Robert Kenner is a lonely man looking for love. Today, if he can actually get his boss to give him some time off, he is going on his first date for 6 years. Oh, and he is also the world’s only SuperHero.

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86% Tomatometer

Faster than a Speeding Bullet, Crap with Girls: After a freak meteor storm turns postman Bob into a superhero, he must face his greatest challenge: going on his first date in six years. Featuring stellar support from top tier comedic talent, Bob must balance international politics, saving the world and getting the girl.

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Tomorrowland - This week's film

11 March 2016 / Events / Culture / Film

Film Screening Saturday 12th March at 8.30pm

Tomorrowland (2015) PG | 2h 10min

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Director: Brad Bird
Starring: George Clooney, Britt Robertson, Hugh Laurie

Action, Adventure, Family

Bound by a shared destiny, a teen bursting with scientific curiosity and a former boy-genius inventor embark on a mission to unearth the secrets of a place somewhere in time and space that exists in their collective memory.

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Guardian Review – Steve Rose – ****

George Clooney is Mr Incredible in world-saver adventure. Brad Bird’s new Disney film may not kickstart a whole new franchise, but it’s enormous fun as it hurtles through space, time, and other dimensions

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X:Men: Days of future past - This week's film

9 April 2015 / Events / Arts / Culture / Film

Film Screening Saturday 11th April at 8.30pm
X-Men: Days of future past (2014) 131 min – [ PG-13 ]

This film event is free – recommended donation to Mountain Rescue £2

Director: Bryan Singer
Starring: Patrick Stewart, Ian McKellen, Hugh Jackman
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

The X-Men send Wolverine to the past in a desperate effort to change history and prevent an event that results in doom for both humans and mutants.

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Sentinels, robots that were created for the purpose of hunting down mutants were released in 1973. 50 years later the Sentinels would also hunt humans who aid mutants. Charles Xavier and his X-Men try their best to deal with the Sentinels but they are able to adapt and deal with all mutant abilities. Charles decides to go back in time and change things. He asks Kitty Pryde who can send a person’s consciousness into the person’s past to send him but she can only send someone back a few weeks because if she sends someone back further it could harm them. So Logan decides to go back himself because he might be able to withstand it. So Charles tells him that it’s Mystique who’s responsible because when she learned about the Sentinels she sought out Bolivar Trask the man who created them and killed him. She would be caught and studied and her ability to change was somehow added to the Sentinels which is why they can adapt. Logan must go to the younger Charles and ask him to help; problem is…

Peter Bradshaw review – Guardian
The X-Men heroically save themselves from incoherence, as Hugh Jackman’s Wolverine goes back in time in a dizzyingly satisfying sequel.

91% Tomatometer
X-Men: Days of Future Past combines the best elements of the series to produce a satisfyingly fast-paced outing that ranks among the franchise’s finest installments.

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The Lone Ranger - This Week's Film

19 March 2015 / Events / Arts / Film

Film Screening Saturday 21st March at 8.30pm
The Lone Ranger (2013) 149 min – [ PG-13 ]

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Director: Gore Verbinski
Starring: Johnny Depp, Armie Hammer, William Fichtner
Genre: Action | Adventure | Western

Native American warrior Tonto recounts the untold tales that transformed John Reid, a man of the law, into a legend of justice.

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In the 1930s, an elderly Tonto tells a young boy the tale of John Reid, the Lone Ranger. An idealistic lawyer, he rides with his brother and fellow Texas Rangers in pursuit of the notorious Butch Cavendish. Ambushed by the outlaw and left for dead, John Reid is rescued by the renegade Comanche, Tonto, at the insistence of a mysterious white horse and offers to help him to bring Cavendish to justice. Becoming a reluctant masked rider with a seemingly incomprehensible partner, Reid pursues the criminal against all obstacles. However, John and Tonto learn that Cavendish is only part of a far greater injustice and the pair must fight it in an adventure that would make them a legend.

Philip French review – Guardian – 11th August 2013
Johnny Depp is terrific as Tonto in an action-packed, if overlong, movie that focuses on the crime-fighting duo’s early years

31% Tomatometer
Armie Hammer and Johnny Depp make for an appealing pair of leads, but they’re not enough to make up for The Lone Ranger’s bland script, bloated length, and blaring action overkill.

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