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Cinema Club : 22/09/17

New Releases

Kingsman : The Golden Circle

“Kingsman : The Secret Service” introduced the world to Kingsman, an independent, international intelligence agency operating at the highest level of discretion, whose ultimate goal is to keep the world safe. In “Kingsman : The Golden Circle, our heroes face a new challenge; when their headquarters are destroyed and the world is held hostage, their journey leads them to the discovery of an allied spy organisation in the US called Statesman, dating back to the day they were both founded. In a new adventure that tests their agents’ strength and wits to the limit, these two elite secret organisations band together to defeat a ruthless common enemy, in order to save the world . . . 

Borg Vs McEnroe

Its 1980. Björn Borg (Sverrir Gudnason) is the number one ranked tennis player in the world, dominating the sport both on and off the court. There is only one obstacle in his pursuit of a fifth record-breaking Wimbledon championship; the highly talented but ferociously abrasive young American, John McEnroe (Shia LaBeouf). “Borg Vs McEnroe” brings to life the “Fire & Ice” rivalry that set the world of tennis alight, culminating in an exhilarating recreation of the 1980 Wimbledon Final, one of the greatest tennis matches of all time.

Special Screenings

Running Man @ The GFT (Tuesday 26th September 2017 @ 8.15pm)

25 years before “The Hunger Games”, there was “The Running Man”. Based on Stephen King’s novel (published under pseudonym Richard Bachman), “The Running Man” has become increasingly relevant in recent years. The worldwide economy has collapsed and the US has become a totalitarian police state; struggling to survive on limited resources the population is pacified by State-run television shows including “The Running Man”, where convicts fight for the chance of a pardon but where the usual outcome is death. Ben Richards (Arnold Schwarzenegger) finds himself on said show after being wrongly accused of massacring civilians; he must fight for survival whilst the world is watching.

Young Frankenstein @ Cineworld (Wednesday 27th September 2017 @ 8pm)

Join the young neurosurgeon, Frederick Fronkensteen (Wilder), as he inherits the castle of his grandfather, the famous Dr. Victor Von Frankenstein. “Young Frankenstein” believes that the work of his grandfather is useless, but when he discovers the book where the mad doctor described his reanimation experiment, he suddenly changes his mind. This event will include a special introduction from Mel Brooks in which he talks fondly about the late Gene Wilder and says “I’ve had a few great memories in life, but I think honestly, making Young Frankenstein is probably the finest year of my life”.

Blade Runner : The Final Cut @ Cineworld (Thursday 28th September 2017 @ 7.30pm)

In the rain swept, neon-lit LA of 2019, former cop Deckard (Harrison Ford) is charged with tracking down and eliminating a bunch of advanced android ‘replicants’ who’ve escaped from an off-world colony. It’s a difficult task because they’re almost impossible to distinguish them from humans. One of the replicants, Rachael (Sean Young), has even been implanted with a set of false memories and believes herself to be human. Meanwhile, their leader, Roy Batty (Rutger Hauer), is determined to track down his creator to discover his own ‘termination date’. 

 

Cinema Club : 04/12/2015

New Releases

Victor Frankenstein

“It’s alive!” James McAvoy and Daniel Radcliffe star in this inventive reboot of Mary Shelley’s classic novel. Told through the eyes of Igor (Radcliffe), assistant to Dr Frankenstein (McAvoy) sees both men believe their unorthodox experiments will transform science and aid humanity in the future, but are their dabblings set to create something great or truly monstrous? Directed by Max Landis, son of legendary horror director, John Landis.

The Night Before

Ethan (Joseph Gordon-Levitt), Chris (Anthony Mackie) and Isaac (Seth Rogen) have been best buds since childhood, and following the death of Ethan’s parents 14 years ago, the trio made a pact to spend every Christmas Eve together. However, time has moved on and life has changed for the pals, so this year, they decide to call a halt to the festive tradition with one final Christmas Eve blow-out in New York City (clad in Christmas jumpers, of course!) in search of The Holy Grail of Yuletide parties; The ‘Nutcracka’ Ball! Watch out for a cameo by pop wild child, Miley Cyrus!

Krampus

It look like it’s going to be a blood-red Christmas this year with this festive horror-comedy from writer/director, Michael Dougherty. When Max is forced to spend the holidays with his warring family, his antipathy towards the festive season unintentionally unleashes a monster named, Krampus; a demonic force intent on punishing non-believers! Adam Scott and Toni Collette star.

Sunset Song

Supermodel Agyness Deyn stars in this powerful period drama set at the turn of 20th Century Scotland. Life is tough for farm girl, Chris Guthrie (Deyn) in the poverty-stricken rural community of Kinraddie. Her farmer father (Peter Mullan) is a tyrannical, religious maniac who violently beats her brother (Jack Greenlees) and forces himself on her mother. When the family is shook by tragedy, Chris finds herself drawn to handsome neighbour, Ewan (Kevin Guthrie), but the outbreak of The Great War changes their lives forever . . . Based on Lewis Grassic Gibbon’s great Scottish novel.

 

Cinema Club : 27/11/2015

New Releases

Carol

Cate Blanchett, Rooney Mara and Sarah Paulson star in this adaptation of Patricia Highsmith’s novel, “The Price Of Salt”. Set in 1950s New York, “Carol” is the story of two women from very different backgrounds who find themselves caught up in an unexpected love affair; twenty-something Therese Belivet (Mara), a clerk in a Manhattan department store dreaming of a more fulfilled life and Carol (Blanchett), a woman trapped in a loveless marriage of convenience. 

The Good Dinosaur

Pixar present a delightful animation about a world where dinosaurs never became extinct. 65 million years ago, a giant asteroid races towards Earth, but misses! This simple twist of fate leads the the unlikely friendship between a big-hearted, 70 foot tall apatosaurus named Arlo and a small boy called Spot

Christmas With The Coopers *Released Tuesday 1st December 2015

John Goodman and Diane Keaton lead an all-star cast in this slice of festive fun. Retired couple, Sam (Goodman) and Charlotte (Keaton) Cooper have a large family made up of many children and grand-children and when the entire family descend on the couple’s home for Christmas, the joyful, chilled family time they were planning goes awry! Amanda Seyfried, Maria Tomei, Olivia Wilde and Ed Helms co-star.

 

 

Live Review : Bring Me The Horizon, O2 Academy (24/11/2015)

Alt-metal band, Bring Me The Horizon kicked off the UK leg of their “That’s The Spirit Tour” at Glasgow’s 02 Academy on Tuesday night.

The Sheffield-based band launched into “Doomed”, the lead track from their latest LP, much to the delight of fans. “Happy Song” followed, before “Go To Hell, For Heaven’s Sake” and “The House Of Wolves”. Frontman, Oli Sykes thanked the crowd for their support since the band’s formation in 2003, before a nostalgic nod to Bring Me The Horizon’s early days with, “Chelsea Smile”, the lead track from the band’s 2008 album, “Suicide Season”.

The band jumped right back into the present with, “Throne” which saw the youthful crowd respond in a fit of energy with mosh pits forming throughout the venue’s floor-space. “Shadow Moses” and “Sleepwalking” were aired, with Sykes once again expressing the gratitude of the band at the loyalty of their fans who helped make, “That’s The Spirit” their best-selling LP to date; he then introduced the latest single from Bring Me The Horizon, “True Friends”.

“Can You Feel My Heart?” and “Antivist” closed the set as smoke cannons exploded from the front of the stage, marking the band’s exit. However, the music-hungry, Glaswegian crowd were not ready to accept that their night was over just yet, and began chanting for more! The headliners reappeared onstage and granted their wish; taking a trip back in time once again with, “Blessed With A Curse” kicking off the encore. The screens behind the band went black, before “BMTH” was spelled out in white and the intro to the final track of the night, “Down” closed the gig on a high amid smoke and confetti.

With just 13 tracks shaping the set, Bring Me The Horizon’s Glasgow gig may have been short, but it was exceptionally sweet; an evening of raw, raucous rock music exceeding all expectations and making for an unforgettable show.

 

EP Review : “Motown’s Lost Its Soul”, The Cut Throat Razors

If you haven’t yet heard of Cut Throat Razors, the chances are it won’t be long until you do. This exciting and expansive Glasgow ensemble drop their brand new EP, “Motown’s Lost Its Soul”, and it’s an absolute belter!

Certainly one for any fans of ska and funk, the bassy vibes and treacle-like melodies are enough to catapult you into a dream world. Kicking things off with the eponymous track, this 11 piece outfit each have their own place and purpose, adding a distinct flavour to the track, whether that’s from their instrumental or vocal contribution. Vocals blend well together in harmonies but almost have an eerie quality, which only adds to the sentiment of the song.

“She’s My Baby” is more of a bluesy number, still with horns present. The repetitive chorus, which is essentially just the song title repeated a few times, is sure to get stuck in your head for days. A thoroughly 60s affair, this track wouldn’t be out of place 50 years ago. With lots of retro vibes, you’ll want to dig out your best miniskirt and start shimmying. “Beautiful Day” is certainly the strongest and most upbeat track on the EP, and will surely have you hankering for the longer nights and warmer days of summer. The energy of the chorus, plus the upbeat melody makes for a totally joyous listening experience; one which could only be bettered by seeing the band perform this track live.

With so many members, each track comes with its own distinct layers, offering room for keyboard leads, bluesy guitar instrumentals and of course, time for those horns to shine. If you too think that “Motown’s Lost Its Soul”, and you’re looking for something fresh and new from the Glasgow music scene, The Cut Throat Razors are your ska-soaked salvation.

The Cut Throat Razors Launch “Motown’s Lost Its Soul” on Friday 27th November 2015 @ Stereo

Cinema Club : 19/06/2015

New Releases

Mr Holmes

Sir Ian McKellan stars as legendary detective, Sherlock Holmes in this powerful drama. It’s 1947 Sussex and Holmes is long retired, living in near-solitude with his housekeeper, Mrs Munro (Laura Linney) and her young son, Roger (Milo Parker). However, his mind becomes pre-occupied with his final case which has remained unsolved . . . 

Entourage

The cult TV hit gets a silver screen makeover and features cameos from Liam Neeson, Pharrell Williams, Calvin Harris and Gary Busey. Movie star, Vincent Chase (Adrien Grenier) is embarking on the exciting world of directing with the help of agent, Ari Gold (Jeremy Piven) who has managed to secure a $100 million budget from Texas billionaire, Larson McCredle (Billy Bob Thorton) and his son, Travis (Haley Joel Osmont). However, the movie soon veers over budget and lands the studio in BIG trouble!

The Longest Ride

Former championship rodeo rider, Luke’s (Scott Eastwood) days of glory are long over, but his life changes when he crosses paths with aspiring artist, Sophia (Britt Robertson). Based on the best-selling novel by Nicholas Sparks.

 

 

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