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16 August 2012 / Events / Film

We have two films showing again on our big 3.5m screen this weekend:

Friday – A Life Less Ordinary (1997) – 15,
Another Danny Boyle offering – Petulant, rich honeypie Celine and scruffily adorable janitor Robert find themselves on the road to romance after he kidnaps her to avenge his termination at the hands of her callous father. But what they don’t realize is that their love is celestially predetermined, as a pair of gun-toting angels gives chase to force the issue….

Saturday – The Rite (2011) – 15,
Directed by Mikael Håfström – A supernatural thriller that uncovers the Devil’s reach to even one of the holiest places on Earth. Inspired by true events, the film follows seminary student Michael Kovak (Colin O’Donoghue), who is sent to study exorcism at the Vatican in spite of his own doubts about the controversial practice and even his own ..

A Life Less Ordinary Poster

The Rite Film Poster

Two very different films this week:

Friday 17th August 9pm – A Life Less Ordinary (1997) – 15, 103 mins

Director: Danny Boyle
Starring: Cameron Diaz, Ewan McGregor and Holly Hunter
Genres: Drama | Romance | Comedy | Crime | Fantasy

Ewan McGregor stars as a cleaning man in L.A. who takes his boss’ daughter hostage after being fired and replaced by a robot. Two “angels” who are in charge of human relationships on earth, offer some unsolicited help to bring this unlikely couple together.

More information here – A Life Less Ordinary (1997) IMDb

Saturday 18th August 9pm – The Rite (2011)- 15, 114 mins

Director: Mikael Håfström
Starring: Colin O’Donoghue, Anthony Hopkins and Ciarán Hinds
Genres: Drama | Horror | Thriller

Michael, the son of a funeral director grows indifferent to his father and joins a Seminary. On his way to the course completion, he is overwhelmed by a strong lack of faith. His religious beliefs are further jolted when he sees a young girl haplessly dying in a road accident for whom he reluctantly performs the ritual to absolve her sins. His mentor still believes in him and urges him to go to Italy to take an exorcism course hoping that he it would strengthen his faith in Christianity. In Italy he attends a session from Father Xavier who soon becomes aware of his skepticism. As a result he sends him to an eminent Jesuit exorcist, Father Lucas, whose ways though questionable are quite effective. He witnesses the exorcism of a sixteen year old girl but still seems unconvinced. Father Lucas explains to him that it takes multiple sessions over a long stretch of time to completely free a victim from the demon…

More information here – The Rite (2011) IMDb