So after the brilliant Dark Knight Trilogy, our final film marathon of the term, it’s back to normal at Union Films, and by normal of course I mean yet another jam packed week of fantastic films! Monday night we’ve a second chance to catch Disney’s Brave (it sold out the first time round) followed by the hilarious Ted on Tuesday and the Phoenix film The Fireman’s Ball on Wednesday, a classic comedy from 1967. This week’s Sunday films are an interesting mix of comedy and action: Seeking A Friend For The End Of The World and The Expendables 2.
Monday 19th November, 7pm: Brave:
Another chance to watch the latest Disney has to offer, a Scottish Princess with a head full of red hair and her heart set on doing things her own way. This film is funny, dramatic and has a cracking soundtrack – what more could you want?
One Christmas John Bennett makes a childhood wish, that his teddy bear could actually talk to him, Ted came to life and has been by John’s side ever since. Their friendship is sorely tested when Lori, John’s girlfriend of four years, wants more from their relationship and Ted is forced to move out. From the makers of Family Guy this film is funny and light hearted entertainment, the perfect film for a cold Tuesday night.
Wednesday 21st November, 7:30pm: The Fireman’s Ball:
The fire department in a small town is having a big party when the ex-boss of the department celebrates his 86th birthday. The whole town is invited but things don’t go as planned in this classic comedy. Someone is stealing the prizes to the lottery and the candidates for the Miss Fire-Department beauty contest are neither willing nor particularly beautiful. In Czech with subtitles and directed by Milos Forman, this film was banned after the Prague Spring, a period of political liberalization in Czechoslovakia, and is a timeless satire.
Romance, drama and sci-fi all rolled into one, Seeking A Friend For The End Of The World follows Dodge Petersen (Steve Carell) as he deals with the fact that a meteoroid named Matlida is on an unstoppable collision course towards the Earth. His wife runs away on hearing the news, and Dodge decides to go on a road trip to find his childhood sweetheart, taking his neighbour (Keira Knightly) with him. Funny and emotional, this film show the various reactions of people to an apocalypse, from suicide to guilt-free sex to carrying on as if nothing was happening, posing the question: what would you do at the end of the world?
The big names in action movies have reunited (again) to bring us 103 minutes of car chases, big guns and lots and lots of blowing stuff up. Mr. Church reunites the Expendables for what should be an easy paycheck, but when one of their men is murdered on the job their quest for revenge puts them deep in enemy territory and up against an unexpected threat.
So there we have it, the Union Films line up at a glance. Check out the website or Facebook for more details on any of the films. With such a variety of films at such cheap prices there is simply no excuse not to head on down to your student cinema this week!