Another week, another great line up of films! This week Union Films have covered all genre bases with films ranging from tense financial drama Margin Call (this week’s Phoenix screening) through the action packed Safe and The Amazing Spider-Man and all the way to comedy musical Rock of Ages. To top it all off this week Union Films is also holding their Halloween All-Nighter, an event not to be missed if you fancy a taste of horror! The night will feature six films (details of which are yet to be released) of a variety of horror genres on Screen One, as well as six less gruesome films on the alternative Screen Two. Tickets for the event are £12 (£10 for pass holders), a steal for a night of hair raising horror.
A fast paced action thriller that focuses on the daring escapades of former elite agent Luke Wright (Jason Statham) as he rescues a young Chinese girl who knows a highly desired safe combination. Desired that is by a lovely selection of the underworld: Triads, Russian mafia and corrupt NYC officials are all fighting over her. Wright sets to work outwitting all three groups in a blaze of gunfire and series of high octane car chases that shouldn’t be missed.
Wednesday 24th October at 7:30pm: Margin Call:
Here’s a chance to watch 2011’s tense economic drama which follows key members of an investment bank the night one man discovers the bank may be about to suffer a huge financial disaster they would never recover from. Working late into the night they check and double check the figures and enter into a dangerous game of double dealing and corruption as management decide to take any action necessary to save their bank and their necks. Starring a fantastic cast of actors including Kevin Spacey, Jeremy Irons and the beautiful Zachary Quinto (amongst others), Margin Call is both a topical and tantalisingly gripping film.
Saturday 27th October at 8pm: The Halloween All-Nighter:
This promises to be a pretty epic event (it has been well loved in the past) with two screens of films to choose between, a selection of refreshments on hand and the opportunity to dress up in your best Halloween outfits. Films on Screen One are currently top secret (join the Facebook event for the latest event information releases) but they’re sure to fill a whole host of horror genres. The line up for Screen Two contains the following classics: Nightmare on Elm Street, Gremlins, The Corpse Bride, Tucker and Dale vs. Evil, Black Sheep and Slither. All in all it promises to be the definitive fright-fest for horror fans!
Small town girl Sherrie (Julianne Hough) and city boy Drew (Diego Boneta) meet on the sunset strip while pursuing their Hollywood dreams, wanting to make it in the music industry. The couple start work at the famous Bourbon Club, which is teetering on the brink of bankruptcy, unable to be sustained by the owner’s love of rock ‘n’ roll alone. As one final push to save them from financial doom the club books famous rock star Stacee Jaxx (Tom Cruise) to perform, but when the conservative Mayor’s wife hears of this she organises a church protest against the club, determined to rid L.A of its sex, drugs and rock ‘n’ roll image once and for all. A comical film that promises to take the musical to new places, Rock of Ages is not one to be missed (even if you watch it for the sole purpose of seeing Tom Cruise tattooed up and rocking out).
A chance to see the latest take on Spider-Man, a film directed by Marc Webb and focusing on the original comic book story of Peter Parker’s development into the classic superhero whist still at high school, with his crush Gwen Stacy (Emma Stone). Peter (Andrew Garfield) discovers some of his father’s papers that set him off on a journey to find out about his parents’ mysterious disappearance that leads him straight to Oscorp and the lab of Dr Curt Connors, his father’s old partner. Spider-Man has to face Connor’s alter-ego The Lizard in a series of battles that will shape his powers and his destiny to become a hero.
So there you have it, an eclectic mix of films to be sure, but that means there’s got to be at least one of them that takes your fancy! Head on down to the Union Cinema, avoid the rain and enjoy a film – what’s not to like?