Union Films: What’s Coming Up This Week (18/02/13)


It’s payback week at Union Films and our protagonists are mostly trying to get out of their sticky situations. We’re starting with Gambit on Tuesday where you can laugh at Colin Firth’s attempts to outdo his boss. Wednesday brings us Our Man in Havana in association with The Phoenix, where an unlikely candidate is recruited for a big job by the Secret Intelligence Service. Then Sunday we have a trio of films for you: Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted, Rise of the Guardians and Great Expectations.

Tuesday 19th February at 7pm: Gambit:

With a script by the Coen brothers, this is set to be a laugh-a-minute kind of ride. Harry Deane (Colin Firth) decides to take his revenge on his abusive boss (the silver fox, Alan Rickman) by conning him into buying a fake Monet painting. But when he realises he needs the help of an unpredictable Texas Rodeo queen (Cameron Diaz) things start to go awry. Laugh and watch Harry try and get away with it on Tuesday!

Wednesday 20th February at 7.30pm: Our Man in Havana:

Based on the Graham Greene novel, this is a black comedy set in pre-revolutionary Cuba. A vacuum cleaner salesman is suddenly recruited by the British Secret Intelligence Service to be their Havana operative. As he fakes his way in the job, making up more elaborate ploys for money, his importance in the operation grows. An absolute classic. Watch how this unfolds on Wednesday with The Phoenix.

Sunday 24th February at 2pm: Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted:

At last, we show the belatedly rescheduled Madagascar 3 for you! The animals are all still in pursuit of making it back to New York and their beloved zoo, but are desperate to find the penguins they lost along their way first. They buy a failed travelling circus (and its performers) as a means of deception to get across the US Border, but soon realise the circus business might be what they’re destined for.  The most commercially and critically successful film in the franchise, you don’t want to miss out!

Sunday 24th February at 5pm: Rise of the Guardians:

Rise of the Guardians sees an evil spirit put in place his plans to take over the world while the Guardians (comprised of Jack Frost, Santa Claus, The Easter Bunny and The Tooth Fairy) vow to protect the children and the world! 97 minutes of fun and frolics, where you’ll be taken on a journey to realise that these guys are the real superheroes of our time. A fantastic cast of voices with Alec Baldwin and Hugh Jackman to name but two, this one is for anyone who fancies a trip back to their childhood.

Sunday 24th February at 8pm: Great Expectations:

This book has had many adaptations, but none of those starred Jeremy Irvine, Helena Bonham Carter *and* Ralph Fiennes! This 2012 remake of the Charles Dickens novel tells the classic tale of the orphan who inherits a large sum of money to go on to be a gentleman of high standing; following the transition of Pip from boy to man in this instance. Whether you’re a ‘bored-to-death-of-Dickens’ English student or not, this film is a truly spectacular must-see.

So, this week you’re in for quite a treat courtesy of us over at Union Films. Sit back, relax and enjoy one (or more) of these films for your viewing pleasure this week!


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Union Films is your student cinema right at the heart of Highfield Campus. We show a wide range of films for only £3 as well as the best in 3D for only £4. Our 300 seat cinema is located on Level 3 of Building 42, right in the centre of SUSU. Ever wanted to get involved? All of us are volunteers, from the projectionists to the refreshments staff, design team to the people writing our articles! Get involved now at our website: unionfilms.org.

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