Wednesday, 16 November 2016

22 November 2016 - meet at 13:50 for the 14:00 showing

Our movie this month is "The Girl on the Train", a psychological thriller adapted from the bestselling novel by Paula Hawkins.

Emily Blunt stars as a woman devastated by her recent divorce who becomes fascinated by a couple living in a house she observes from the train on her daily commute.  One day she sees something shocking happen that leads her to become entangled in the mystery that unfolds.

Co-starring Justin Theroux, Haley Bennett and Luke Evans.  Directed by Tate Taylor.

See the trailer here:

Wednesday, 19 October 2016

25 October 2016 - meet at 13:30 for the 13:40 showing

 Some light entertainment this month, with the comedy Bridget Jones's Baby:

After a twelve-year gap, Bridget Jones (Renée Zellweger) returns to the big screen in the third film in the series.  Now a fortysomething news producer, she is one marriage down and torn between her ex (Colin Firth) and a dashing new suitor (Patrick Dempsey).  Life becomes complicated when she finds out she’s pregnant....but who is the father?
Jim Broadbent, Gemma Jones and Emma Thompson co-star.
See the trailer here:

Wednesday, 21 September 2016

27 September 2016 - meet at 12:55 for the 13:05 showing

Hello ladies, and  welcome back to the movies after the summer break.  Hope it was a very enjoyable one!
This month we will be seeing Hell or High Water, a Western bank-robber movie set in present-day Texas.  “Oh dear!", I hear you say – but it’s a thoughtful  film, with a modern take on “bank robbery” and a wicked  sense of humour.  Chris Pine and Ben Foster – playing the robbers – are brothers  on a mission for justice, while Jeff Bridges is the Texas ranger who tracks them down.  The Director is David Mackenzie.
According to Rotten Tomatoes, the film is "solidly crafted, well-acted and eschews mindless gunplay [though gunplay there is!] in favour of confident pacing and full-bodied [rounded?] characters". 
It was shown in the Un Certain Regard category at the Cannes film festival.
You can find a full review here:
And view the trailer here:

as it’s the week of the BNP Paribas Film Days promotion  (25th to 28th),
with normal tickets at half price – a small saving on our usual group rate!

Monday, 20 June 2016

28 June 2016 - meet at 13:35 for the 13:50 showing

Our June movie will be “Our Kind of Traitor”, adapted from the novel by John Le Carré.

A young English couple are befriended by a charismatic Russian businessman after a chance encounter on holiday. What they don’t know is that he is a money launderer for the Russian mafia, seeking to defect to the British secret service.
The couple are caught up in a deadly chase, which takes them from the souks of Marrakech to London, to the French Open Final in Paris and finally to a thrilling climax in the Swiss Alps.
Starring Ewan McGregor, Naomie Harris, Stellan Skarsgård and Damian Lewis
Directed by Susanna White
Running time 1h47mins

Tuesday, 17 May 2016

24 May 2016 - meet at 13:30 for 13:45 showing

Our May film will be Trumbo

In 1947, Dalton Trumbo was Hollywood's top screenwriter until he and other artists were jailed and blacklisted for their political beliefs. TRUMBO recounts how Dalton used words and wit to win two Academy Awards and expose the absurdity and injustice of the blacklist, which entangled everyone from gossip columnist Hedda Hopper to John Wayne, Kirk Douglas and Otto Preminger.   Directed by Jay Roach


Tuesday, 19 April 2016

26 April 2016 - meet at 12:.55 for the 13:05 showing

Our April film will be The Lady in the Van.

Dame Maggie Smith stars in Alan Bennett's  adaptation of his own memoir and stage play. It is based on the true story of Miss Shepherd, a woman of uncertain origins who "temporarily" parked her van in Bennett's London driveway and proceeded to live there for 15 years. What begins as a begrudged favour becomes a relationship that will change both their lives. Filmed on the street and in the house where Bennett and Miss Shepherd lived all those years.    Directed by Nicholas Hytner, former director of the National Theatre.

Wednesday, 16 March 2016

22 March 2016 - meet at 13:20 for the 13:35 showing

Our March film will be Spotlight, winner of this year’s Academy Award for Best Picture and for Best Original Screenplay.

Spotlight tells the true story of how, in 2002, the Boston Globe newspaper uncovered the massive scandal of child molestation and cover-up within the local Catholic Archdiocese, shaking the entire Catholic Church to its core.

Directed by Tom McCarthy, the film stars Michael Keaton (Birdman, winner of the 2015 Best Picture Academy Award) and Mark Ruffalo