Union Films: What’s Coming Up This Week (24/02/14)


Last week was pretty intense. With Carrie exacting bloody, murderous revenge, and Sandra Bullock getting stranded in space, you may need a bit of a breather. If this is the case, or if you still haven’t had enough Disney for your liking, we’re showing Saving Mr. Banks, and Frozen this week. You want something edgier? Never fear, Union Films has something for all tastes, with Don Jon, Night of Silence, and Homefront to fulfil your every cinematic mood and desire.


Tuesday 25th February at 7pm: Saving Mr. Banks

Fancy something supercalifragilisticexpialidocious this week? Author P.L. Travers (Emma Thompson), reflects on her childhood after reluctantly allowing Walt Disney (Tom Hanks) to adapt her novel, Mary Poppins, into a film for the big screen. Who doesn’t love Disney, and who doesn’t love Tom Hanks? A match made in heaven if you ask me! A biographical film sure to make you fell ‘Chim Chim Cher-ee’!  

 Tuesday 25th February at 9:30pm: Don Jon

 Hope you weren’t too disappointed with the postponement last week, but no worries, this Tuesday we’re bringing sexy back. Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s directorial debut is a lusty film about sex and relationships. Jon (Gordon-Levitt), likes the good things in life, his pad, his car, and the women he watches in porn. Barbara (Scarlet Johannson) is obsessed with romance movies, and the ideal men within them. All seems well until Barbara catches Jon watching porn, which prompts him to embark on a journey to find love and true intimacy. With plenty of eye candy all round, there’s no shame in wanting to watch a film with a bit more spice!

 Wednesday 26th February at 7:30pm: Night of Silence

 In association with Phoenix Films, this week’s foreign film is a Turkish drama about a 13-year-old girl forced into an arranged marriage with someone almost 50 years older. Reis Celik’s drama is set almost entirely in the couple’s marital-chamber, and focuses on the ghosts of their pasts, ancient family blood feuds, and fear. This film is eloquent fiction perfect for anyone with an appreciation for artistic cinema. 

Saturday 1st March at 7pm (3D); and Sunday 2nd March at 8pm (2D): Frozen

 Nominated for Best Animated Feature and Best Original Song, this week’s Disney spectacular is not to be missed. Elsa (Idina Menzel), has powers she must learn to control in order to protect her loved ones. When one day, it all gets too much, she accidentally freezes her entire kingdom, forcing them all into an unstoppable winter. Her fearless sister, Anna (Kristen Bell), teams up with unlikely love-interest, Kristoff, a rugged, and slightly rude ice-merchant, and a hilarious snowman named Olaf, in a race to find her sister and bring back summer. Fast-paced, comical, and with just the right touch of Disney enchantment, this film is the perfect end to your week, and for only £1 extra, you can see it in magical 3D on Saturday!

 Sunday 2nd March at 5pm: Homefront

 For all you adrenaline junkies out there, we end our week with a crime-thriller written by Sylvester Stallone. Former DEA agent (Jason Statham), moves his family to a quiet town, where he soon comes face to face with a merciless local meth drug lord (James Franco). Franco is at his most sinister, whilst Statham is at his most extreme. How far will he go to protect his home and the ones he loves? Come along next Sunday to find out and finish off your week with a bang!

 Captain America Trailer Competition

 Don’t forget about this amazing competition! Create your own trailer, and you and two friends could be at the Captain America premiere. See here for all the details www.unionfilms.org/captainamerica, don’t miss out! 

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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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