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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 *

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

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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The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies - This week's film

12 June 2015 / Events / Culture / Film

Film Screening Saturday 13th June at 8.30pm

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (2014) PG-13 | 144 min |

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

Director: Peter Jackson
Starring: Ian McKellen, Martin Freeman, Richard Armitage

Adventure, Fantasy

Bilbo and Company are forced to engage in a war against an array of combatants and keep the Lonely Mountain from falling into the hands of a rising darkness.

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The Hobbit: Film Poster

After the Dragon leaves the Lonely Mountain, the people of Lake-town see a threat coming. Orcs, dwarves, elves and people prepare for war. Bilbo sees Thorin going mad and tries to help. Meanwhile, Gandalf is rescued from the Necromancer’s prison and his rescuers realize who the Necromancer is.

Peter Bradshaw Review: The Guardian

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies review – packs a huge chain-mail punch
4 / 5 stars

Jackson’s pumped-up final hobbit movie really works: it’s exciting, spectacular, genial and rousing. And it makes do with one ending.

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Dracula Untold - This Week's Film

4 June 2015 / Events / Culture / Film

Film Screening Saturday 6th June at 8.30pm

Dracula Untold (2014) PG-13 | 92 min |

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

Director: Gary Shore
Stars: Luke Evans, Dominic Cooper, Sarah Gadon
Action, Drama, Fantasy

As his kingdom is being threatened by the Turks, young prince Vlad Tepes must become a monster feared by his own people in order to obtain the power needed to protect his own family, and the families of his kingdom.

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Dracula Untold - Film Poster

At the turn of the century, the young lord Vlad and his family live a peaceful life ruling over their small kingdom, but when a Turk warlord demands from Vlad a thousand boys and his son to create an army Vlad seeks a terrible power that will allow him to protect his kingdom and family from the Turks at a terrible cost.

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Byzantium - This Wek's Film

2 April 2015 / Events / Arts / Film

Film Screening Saturday 4th April at 8.30pm
Byzantium (2013) 118 min – [ R ]

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Director: Neil Jordan
Starring: Saoirse Ronan, Gemma Arterton, Sam Riley
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror

Residents of a coastal town learn, with deathly consequences, the secret shared by the two mysterious women who have sought shelter at a local resort.

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Two mysterious women seek refuge in a run-down coastal resort. Clara meets lonely Noel, who provides shelter in his deserted guesthouse, Byzantium. Schoolgirl Eleanor befriends Frank and tells him their lethal secret. They were born 200 years ago and survive on human blood. As knowledge of their secret spreads, their past catches up on them with deathly consequence.

Peter Bradshaw review – Guardian
A British take on the vampire romp naturally features a centuries-old prostitute in a rundown seaside town – with some 80s surrealism thrown in

63% Tomatometer
Director Neil Jordan remains as expert as ever when it comes to setting a chilling mood, but Byzantium struggles to match its creepily alluring atmosphere with a suitably compelling story.

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47 Ronin - This week's film

23 November 2014 / Events / Arts / Film

Film Screening Saturday 29th November at 8.30pm

47 Ronin (2013) 118 min – [PG-13]

Director: Carl Rinsch
Starring: Keanu Reeves, Hiroyuki Sanada, Ko Shibasaki
Genre: Action | Adventure | Fantasy

A band of samurai set out to avenge the death and dishonor of their master at the hands of a ruthless shogun.

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While hunting in the forest, Lord Asano of Ako and his samurai find a young half-breed and take him with them to live in the castle. Several years later, Lord Asano holds a tournament to welcome the Shogun to Ako. The night after the tournament, Lord Asano is bewitched into hurting Lord Kira of Nagato, and is punished into committing seppuku by the Shogun. Realizing that it was a Lord Kira’s evil plot, the samurais and the half-breed sets out for revenge against the Shogun’s order

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Drop Dead Fred - This Week's Film

18 June 2014 / Events / Arts / Film

Special Event – Celebrating the late Rik Mayall
Take a pass on the World Cup for some dangerously funny comedy

Thursday 19th June – 8.30pm free entry

Drop Dead Fred (1991) 103 min PG-13
Genre: – Comedy | Drama | Fantasy

A young woman finds her already unstable life rocked by the presence of a rambunctious imaginary friend from childhood.

Director: Ate de Jong
Starring: Rik Mayall, Phoebe Cates, Marsha Mason, Carrie Fisher

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A young woman who’s attempting to find her place in the world battles with her controlling mother and a womanizing husband finds comfort and confusion with the appearance of her childhood friend. It is a zappy movie that emphasizes self-actualization.

Rik Mayall and Phoebe Cates in the 1991 film Drop Dead Fred. Photograph: Moviestore Collection/Rex Features

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Thor: The Dark World - This week's film

20 March 2014 / Events / Arts / Film

Film Screening Saturday 22nd March
Thor: The Dark World (2013) – 112 min PG-13
Language: English
Director: Alan Taylor
Starring: Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Tom Hiddleston
Genres – Action | Adventure | Fantasy
When Jane Foster is possessed by a great power, Thor must protect her from a new threat of old times: the Dark Elves.

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Thousands of years ago, a race of beings known as Dark Elves tried to send the universe into darkness by using a weapon known as the Aether. Warriors from Asgard stop them but their leader Malekith escapes to wait for another opportunity. The warriors find the Aether and since it cannot be destroyed, they try to hide it. In the present day, Jane Foster awaits the return of Thor although it has been two years since they last saw once another. In the meantime, Thor has been trying to bring peace to the nine realms. Jane discovers an anomaly similar to the one that brought Thor to Earth. She goes to investigate, finds a wormhole, and is sucked into it. Back on Asgard, Thor wishes to return to Earth but his father, Odin refuses to let him. Thor learns from Heimdall, who can see into all of the realms, that Jane disappeared. Thor then returns to Earth just as Jane reappears. However, when some policemen try to arrest her, an unknown energy repulses them. Thor then brings Jane to Asgard to …

65% Tomatometer – Review on Rotten Tomatoes
‘It may not be the finest film to come from the Marvel Universe, but Thor: The Dark World still offers plenty of the humor and high-stakes action that fans have come to expect.’

Review by Ben Child – The Guardian, Wednesday 23 October 2013

‘Hiddleston and Hemsworth’s impressive collective charisma rescues this followup to Thor, but the film is missing Kenneth Branagh’s directorial delicacy of touch.’

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THIS WEEK'S FILM - 20TH OCTOBER 2012

18 October 2012 / Events / Film

Snow White and the Huntsman (2012)- 127 min, 12 Cert
Director: Rupert Sanders
Starring: Kristen Stewart, Chris Hemsworth and Charlize Theron
Genres: Action | Adventure | Drama | Fantasy

In a twist to the fairy tale, the Huntsman ordered to take Snow White into the woods to be killed winds up becoming her protector and mentor in a quest to vanquish the Evil Queen.

Snow White and the Huntsman Film Poster

You know the story…..

Snow White, imprisoned daughter of the late king, escapes just as the Magic Mirror declares her the source of the Evil Queen’s immortality. The Queen sends her men, led by a local huntsman, to bring her back. But upon her capture, the huntsman finds he’s being played and turns against the Queen’s men, saving Snow White in the process. Meanwhile, Snow’s childhood friend, William, learns that she is alive and sets off to save her.

49% Tomatometer – Review on Rotten Tomatoes

While it offers an appropriately dark take on the fairy tale that inspired it, Snow White and the Huntsman is undone by uneven acting, problematic pacing, and a confused script.

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THIS WEEK'S FILM - 22ND SEPTEMBER 2012

20 September 2012 / Events / Film

Howl’s Moving Castle (2004) – 119 min
Hauru no ugoku shiro (original title)
Director: Hayao Miyazaki
Genres: Animation | Action | Adventure | Fantasy | Romance

When an unconfident young woman is cursed with an old body by a spiteful witch, her only chance of breaking the spell lies with a self-indulgent yet insecure young wizard and his companions in his legged, walking home.

Howl's Moving Castle Film Poster

A love story between an 18-year-old girl named Sofî, cursed by a witch into an old woman’s body, and a magician named Hauru. Under the curse, Sofî sets out to seek her fortune, which takes her to Hauru’s strange moving castle. In the castle, Sophie meets Hauru’s fire demon, named Karishifâ. Seeing that she is under a curse, the demon makes a deal with Sophie—if she breaks the contract he is under with Hauru, then Karushifâ will lift the curse that Sophie is under, and she will return to her 18-year-old shape.

Review – Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian, Friday 23 September 2005

Miyazaki’s films require a conscious investment of attention; you have to immerse yourself in them, and soon you will find yourself floating, buoyed up by his gentleness, his visual exuberance, and his unshowy intelligence and emotional literacy. It is a lovely film for all ages.

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This week's film - 8th September 2012

7 September 2012 / Events / Film

John Carter (2012) 12A, 132 min
Director: Andrew Stanton
Starring: Taylor Kitsch, Lynn Collins and Willem Dafoe

Transplanted to Mars, a Civil War vet discovers a lush planet inhabited by 12-foot tall barbarians. Finding himself a prisoner of these creatures, he escapes, only to encounter a princess who is in desperate need of a savior.

John Carter Film Poster

John Carter, a Civil War veteran who in 1868 was trying to live a normal life, is “asked” by the Army to join. But he refuses so he is locked up. He escapes and is pursued. Eventually they run into some Indians and there’s a gunfight. Carter seeks refuge in a cave. While there he encounters someone who is holding some kind of medallion. When Carter touches it, he finds himself in a place where he can leap incredible heights, among other things. He later encounters beings he has never seen before. Later he meets a woman who helps him to discover that he is on Mars. And he learns there’s some kind of unrest going on.

Commentary by Ben Child – Guardian, Thursday 1 March 2012

Why John Carter has to be seen to be believed
John Carter is the kind of movie no studio bigwig in their right mind ought to have greenlit – but where else will you see such strange monsters?

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