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Wednesday
Sep052012

My Week With Marilyn - shown Thursday, 5 July 2012

In the summer of 1956, 23-year-old Colin Clark (Eddie Redmayne), just down from Oxford and determined to make his way in the film business, worked as a lowly assistant on the set of The Prince and the Showgirl, the film that famously united Sir Laurence Olivier (Kenneth Branagh) and Marilyn Monroe (Michelle Williams), who was also on honeymoon with her new husband, the playwright Arthur Miller (Dougray Scott).


Nearly 40 years on, his diary account, The Prince, the Showgirl and Me, was published, but one week was missing, and this was published some years later as My Week with Marilyn.

 

This is the story of that week.  When Arthur Miller leaves England, the coast is clear for Colin to introduce Marilyn to some of the pleasures of British life: an idyllic week in which he escorted a Marilyn desperate to get away from her retinue of Hollywood hangers-on and the pressures of work.


The film features an outstanding cast includes Judi Dench as Dame Sybil Thorndike and Derek Jacobi as Sir Owen Morshead.

 
 

Tuesday
Jul032012

The Adventures of Tintin: The Secrets of the Unicorn - shown Thursday, 7 June 2012

 

Directed by Stephen Spielberg and with voices provided by Jamie Bell, Daniel Craig and Andy Serkis, this is a rip-roaring adventure for the intrepid young reporter and his dog Snowy.

Tintin buys a model ship, the Unicorn, for a pound from a market stall and is puzzled when the sinister Mr Sakharine is so eager to buy it from him. Resorting to murder and then kidnapping Tintin, Mr Sakharine and his gang board Captain Haddock's boat and set sail to Morocco before attempting to take over the boat.

Captain Haddock, Tintin and Snowy manage to escape and head to Morocco to try and solve the mystery. This starts a treasure hunt and an amazing adventure.

 


Sunday
May132012

The Help: shown Thursday, 3 May 2012

The Help is based on the New York Times best seller by Kathryn Stockett and brings the book to life through the powerful performances of a phenomenal ensemble cast led by Emma Stone, Viola Davis and Octavia Spencer (who won an Oscar for Best Supporting Actress).

Set in 1960s Jackson, Mississippi, the film tells how Skeeter Phelan (Emma Stone), a young, white would-be writer, convinces two black maids, Aibileen and Minny (Viola Davis and Octavia Spencer), to work secretly with her on a book.

Skeeter wants the maids to reveal, anonymously, the hardships routinely inflicted on them by the wealthy families whose food they cook and whose children they raise – thereby winning them a valuable step towards true racial equality and her a big fat publishing deal.

The Help is an inspirational, courageous and empowering story about very different, extraordinary women who build an unlikely friendship. Filled with poignancy, humour and hope, The Help is a timeless, universal and triumphant story about the ability to create change.

Thursday
Apr262012

Mao's Last Dancer: Thursday, 5 April 2012

 An exclusive presentation for Moviola, this film has literally received standing ovations at showings across the south west.

Australian Bruce Beresford directs this film about the brilliant Chinese dancer Li Cunxin who defected to the USA during the Cold War.

The film presents a dramatic and moving story and includes spectacular dance scenes - maoslastdancermovie.com

Friday
Mar162012

Ides of March - Thursday, 1 March

We had a really good turnout for our first Titchfield Moviola show - nearly a full house. The venue was a success and the movie was well received.

The Ides of March is a a tense and powerful political drama set a few days before a heavily-contested Ohio Presidential Primary when an up-and-coming campaign press secretary finds himself involved in a political scandal that threatens to upend his candidate's election chances.

George Clooney stars, co-writes and directs a superb cast including Phillip Seymour Hoffman, Jennifer Ehle and Ryan Gosling. The acting is excellent and the build up and subsequent breakdown of relationships is nicely paced. In the toxic world of politics the brutal nature, as well as the human frailties, of the characters are deftly handled, keeping us in touch with them. A compelling drama, it does employ the stock of the potentially juicy political scandal, but plays it out in an unexpected and satisfying way.

We give it a 3.5 out of 5.

We would love to hear your comments and ratings. 

 

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