Film Listings for Oct 5-11
Delighted to say that we will be taking 30 of you to the opening night of Skyfall in a couple of weeks. The tickets sold out in less than 24hrs, so sorry to those of you who missed out. We will be doing more events in the future so keep your eyes peeled. This week sees a small American indie film take the film of the week crown and a sequel to one of the biggest action films of recent time dominates the multiplexes.
Film of the Week
Liberal Arts* (2012, comedy drama, 97 mins)
Josh Radnor (Ted from 'How I met your mother') writes, directs and stars in this small American indie film about a college romance. With rising star Elizabeth Olsen and the Coen brothers regular Richard Jenkins. Perfect for a North London Sunday afternoon. Showing at the Everyman Hampstead and Maida Vale from Fri (for screen times see below).
The Tricycle Cinema
Decent sci-fi has been hard to come by this year (Total Recall and John Carter anyone?) but I'm pleased to say this bucks the trend. I thought it was a very solid popcorn flick, although not quite the masterpeice that some people would have you believe.
Fri-Thu 18:00, 20:45 (except Sun when 17:30, 20:00, ext screenings Fri at 14:30 and Sat at 15:30).
Berberian Sound Studio
Toby Jones (The Hunger Games, Tinker Tailor) takes the opportunity of a rare starring role in a film about the sound of horror. The film explores what happens when a sound engineer's work for an Italian horror studio becomes a terrifying case of life imitating art. Set against the backdrop of those amazing 70’s Italian giallo horror classics (Suspiria etc). Worth your time.
Sat 13:30, Sun 15:30
The Bourne Legacy
As a standard action film, it's fine, as the fourth film in the Bourne franchise, it falls well short of the first three.
(£9.50 adult, £8.50 concessions, Mon £6 adult, £4.50 Brent resident).
The Everyman Cinemas
Fri, Mon, Tue 15:30, 18:10 Sat 13:00, 18:10 Sun 17:20 Wed 18:10 Thu 18:45
Killing Them Softly
Still the best film on general release in my view.
Fri 20:50, Sat 15:45, 20:50 Sun 14:50, 20:00 Mon, Tue 20:50, Wed 15:45, 20:50 Thu 16:20.
Fri, Mon-Wed 16:00, 18:25, 21:10, Sat 13:00, 15:35, 21:10, Sun 13:25, 15:45, 18:15, 20:40, Thu 15:45, 18:15.
Fri, Sat, Tue, Wed 15:15, 18:00, 20:45, Sun 12:00, 14:40, 17:25, 20:10, extra screening Sat at 12:30). Mon 15:30, 18:15, Thu 12:45, 20:50.
Fri–Thu 15:30, 18:00, 20:30 (exc Sun when 12:15, 14:50, 17:30 and 20:00, extra screening Sat at 12:45, Sat and Thu early screenings start at 15:20, not 15:30).
Fri-Thu 15:40, 18:20, 21:00 (exc Sun when 15:10, 17:50, 20:30, extra screening Wed at 13:00)
Sat 13:15, Sun 12:45
Prices vary for all three cinemas, but expect to pay around £13 for an adult ticket and £10 for a concession. Booking advised.
Finchley Road Vue
The Perks of Being a Wallflower* (2012, romantic drama, 103 mins)
The first break-out role post Harry Potter for Emma Watson is set in a high school. The plot involves an introvert freshman who is taken under the wings of two seniors who welcome him to the real world. Looks decent.
Taken 2* (2012, action, 91 mins)
Follow up to the ludicrously successful original from 2008. The word of mouth is amongst the worst seen for a film this year, unfortunately this is looking increasingly like a cynical cash in.
Sinister* (2012, horror, 110 mins)
Interesting looking horror with Ethan Hawke. Looks a cut above the rest.
The Knot* (2012, romantic comedy, 92 mins)
The one-man British film industry that is Noel Clarke returns with a romantic comedy set around a wedding day.
The latest Bollywood offering – part of the Vue’s new commitment to Indian cinema.
Resident Evil: Retribution 3D (limited)
Killing Them Softly
Paranorman (2D + 3D, limited)
Brave (2D only)
Anna Karenina (limited)
Diary of a Wimpy Kid – Dog Days (limited)
Ice Age: Continental Drift (limited, yep still going)
Other films show in Kids Club slots
(£11.25 adult and £8.40 concessions. Before 17:00 on a Mon, Tue or Thu, adult tickets are £8.00.)
Swiss Cottage Odeon
Barbara (Sat/Sun morning only)
Killing Them Softly (club)
To Rome With Love (club)
Anna Karenina (club, limited)
Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax (limited and awful!)
(£10.75 adult, children £8.75 (£2 extra for 3D, £4 for IMAX). An adult seat in a club cinema is £16.00, a child’s £12.50.)
Oct 12 - On the Road, Pusher, Ruby Sparks.
Oct 19 - Beasts of the Southern Wild, Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted, Ginger & Rosa.
Oct 26 - Skyfall, Room 237
All times correct at time of publication.
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