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Below is the film programme for the month of August. I will be sending reminders each week, but I thought you might like some advance notice of what we are showing.
Wednesday 3rd August at 8pm
Wallace and Gromit in THE CURSE OF THE WERE-RABBIT
Our two clay-mation heroes have set up a new business called Anti-Pesto, to protect the town's prize vegetables from marauding rabbits in the run-up to the annual vegetable competition . But they find that they have bitten off more than they can chew, when Wallace's attempts to brainwash a rabbit into hating vegetables goes disastrously wrong! Starring the voices of Peter Sallis, Ralph Feinnes and Helena Bonham-Carter.
Wednesday 10th August at 8pm
ROBIN HOOD, PRINCE OF THIEVES starring Kevin Costner and Alan Rickman
I was very sceptical about any tale of Robin Hood, with an American actor playing the part, but this is good!. Costner does a very good job of portraying the legendary outlaw, despite the accent, but for me, Alan Rickman (Diehard 2 and all of the Harry Potter films, in which he plays Professor Snape) steals the show with his portrayal of the Sheriff of Nottingham. He makes the most of this opportunity to over-act and clearly thoroughly enjoys himself in the process!
Wednesday 17th August at 8pm
PINK FLOYD LIVE IN VENICE
An opportunity to see the legendary 1989 concert in the Piazza de San Marco in Venice. Featuring a large selection of their best known songs, this concert is a visual and audial treat! I was lucky enough to be there on the night and I came out of there two feet off the ground and I hadn't eaten, drunk, sniffed or otherwise ingested anything! The video is well produced and succeeds in capturing some of the atmosphere of the evening. No-one does a concert like Floyd, so come and enjoy!
Wednesday 24th August at 8pm
SPACE COWBOYS starring Clint Eastwood, Tommy Lee Jones, Donald Sutherland and James Garner
This is a comedy with a serious undertone. Four aging ex-astronauts are approached by NASA to advise on the rescue of a Russian satellite which is about to crash back to earth. It turns out that the satellite has old American technology aboard and the team are the only people left who know the system. They refuse to help unless they are allowed to do the job themselves and this is where the fun starts. The rest of the film delivers surprises and laughs in abundance and keeps your attention right to the end. Directed by Clint Eastwood.
Wednesday 31st August at 8pm
THE FABULOUS BAKER BOYS starring Beau and Jeff Bridges and Michelle Pfeiffer
An aging piano double-act decide that they need to liven up their show by employing a singer. After several fruitless auditions, they meet Susie Diamond (Michelle Pfeiffer), an ex-prostitue with attitude who proceeds to turn their world upside down. Her presence raises the duos profile to such an extent that they are fully booked for months, but it also threatens to destroy the partnership for ever. Pfeiffer is a revelation! The big surprise is her singing voice. She is so good that, at the time, some critics ventured the opinion that she was dubbed, but the voice was all her own! For me, this is a must-see (even though I have seen it several times already)!
This is only a start...much more to come in September!