This week is pretty action packed. We’re bringing you Nazi invasion from Iron Sky on Tuesday; followed by The Dark Knight Rises reshowing afterwards to catch up with our favourite superhero. Phoenix are showing Turkish drama, Once Upon a Time in Anatolia, on Wednesday. Then we’ve got our Audience Choice: Adventure film Saturday. Rounding off the week with (potential) alien attacks in The Watch and political dystopia in Total Recall on Sunday.
Tuesday 27th November at 7pm: Iron Sky:
Ever thought of the Nazis as an alien species? Maybe, but probably not quite the way they’re portrayed in Iron Sky. After World War II, some of them fled to the Dark Side of the Moon. Now they want to conquer Earth with the help of a massive space fortress…but will they succeed this time? (You can probably guess the answer to that). This film isn’t exactly what you’d expect from a German production company, but if you fancy some mind-bending action-fuelled laughs, don’t miss out.
Tuesday 27th November at 9.30pm: The Dark Knight Rises:
Our second sell-out of the year so far was The Dark Knight Rises so we’re bringing it back. You must know the story of one of the summer’s biggest hits but if you don’t it goes a little like this…Batman had been exiled from Gotham City for 8 years when Bruce Wayne decides the city needs him again after the deadly terrorist Bane arrives. Then chaos ensues. Pretty standard really…
Wednesday 28th November at 7.30pm: Once Upon a Time in Anatolia:
This week at Phoenix it’s a Turkish film based on the true story of a group of men who go searching for a dead body on the Anatolian steppe. These men (a local prosecutor, police commissar and a doctor) are all trying to find a murder victim, but talk soon turns off-topic (to their desires, lives and so on) to fill the film’s 157 minute run time, and they express their concerns about the investigation that proves more trying than expected. This gritty drama was the co-winner of the Grand Prix at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival.
Audience Choice is up and running and this month is all about Adventure. So, Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves managed to beat out The Great Escape and Raiders of the Lost Ark. Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves stars Kevin Costner as Robin of Locksley, who returns to England to discover the Sheriff of Nottingham (Alan Rickman) has been ruthless in his running of the county. Robin and a gang of thieves vow to fight back as an outlaw against the Sheriff’s evils. Since you chose it, you’ve no reason not to come along and follow Robin on his adventure!
Sunday 2nd December at 5pm: The Watch:
The re-teaming of Ben Stiller and Vince Vaughn for the first time since Dodgeball happens in The Watch. They, alongside Jonah Hill and Richard Ayoade, make up the neighbourhood watch gang that vows to uncover the mystery murder of one of Stiller’s character’s co-workers. It’s not what they expect and they find that their beloved town is overrun by aliens posing as ordinary citizens. Then it falls to them to save the town and the world before it’s too late. It’s a story of American suburbia vs. Alien invasion; and genuinely very funny.
The remake of the Arnie classic Total Recall cast Colin Farrell as Douglas Quaid this time around. Quaid begins to fear he’s a spy, and once he visits Rekall – a company that provides its clients with implanted fake memories of a life they would like to have led – his suspicions are confirmed and he finds himself on the run. While two superpowers Euromerica and New Shanghai are left to vie for supremacy, Quaid isn’t sure which side he’s supposed to be on. Featuring an a-list cast of Bryan Cranston, Kate Beckinsale and Jessica Biel, Total Recall boasts some impressive action sequences, so make sure you keep 8pm Sunday free to check it out.
So, that brings us into December and there’s not long left of our Autumn line up, so make sure you catch one of these before it’s too late!