So it’s come to the end of the year, exams are nearly over (hang in there!) and summer is tantalisingly close, but should the summer weather fail to materialise don’t fear because there is still a great line up of films to go at the Union cinema! Our last four films of the year are a perfect way to unwind post-exams. We have G.I. Joe: Retaliation this Sunday at 8pm, with romantic drama Safe Haven and fantasy drama Oz the Great & Powerful the Sunday after. Then finally our last film of the season is Jack the Giant Slayer on Tuesday 11th.
Framed for crimes against the country the G.I. Joe team’s contract is terminated and they must face off against the notorious arms dealer Zartan, his accomplices and the world leaders he has under his influence to regain their positions. G.I. Joe: Retaliation is a great action film and the perfect excuse to ogle the gorgeous Channing Tatum: what’s not to like?
A young woman with a mysterious past lands in Southport, North Carolina where she begins to put down roots and grows close to widower Alex (Josh Duhamel). But as she lets her guard down and opens up to her new neighbours and allows herself to love again she is forced to confront the dark secret that haunts her.
Drawing on the success of The Wizard of Oz and Wicked, this film follows small time circus magician Oscar Diggs (James Franco) as he is suddenly transported to the magical land of Oz. He soon encounters three witches who are not entirely convinced he is the great wizard they were expecting and Oscar must learn how to tell between evil and good and how to put his talents to good use to save Oz before it’s too late.
The ancient war between humans and a race of giants is reignited when Jack, a young farmhand fighting for a kingdom and the love of a princess, opens a gateway between the two worlds. Based on the classic children’s story, Jack the Giant Slayer may not be intellectually challenging but who needs that after exams? It’s a fun fantasy adventure instead, much less stressful.
So there you have it, the last line up of the summer term – where has the time gone? But not to worry, we shall be back bigger and better than ever next freshers week! Look out for us at the Freshers Fair and Bun Fight to get the low down on what great events will be coming your way in 2013/14!