Film Screening 7th August, 2009

Poster for Star Trek

Star Trek 

8:00 PM, 7th August, 2009
No Guests

  • M
  • 122 mins
  • Unknown
  • J.J. Abrams
  • Robert Orci, Alex Kurtzman
  • Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Leonard Nimoy, Eric Bana

This is sci-fi folks, at its warp speed, parallel universe best - so take every pleasure (parallel pleasures if you like) from the re-birthing of Star Trek. We are privileged to be transported back (or forward depending on which parallel universe you are or are not standing in) to the moment when the USS Enterprise has its maiden voyage and the events that lead to the 20-something crew with serious cadet attitude (Kirk, Spock, Bones McCoy, Uhura, Sulu and Scotty) coming together.

The storyline, if that REALLY matters, centres around the very nasty Nero (our very own Eric Bana exquisitely disguised) and his universally-massive grudge against Spock. Nero is not afraid to leap back in time and use a highly advanced destructive force known as 'red matter' to satisfy his lust for revenge by destroying both Vulcan and Earth. Back on the USS Enterprise, subterfuge, rivalry, a touch of romance, jealousy and violence lead to Kirk becoming Captain and setting out to undermine Nero's destructive plans.

Enough said. You will need to see this refreshingly, sparkling, brand new, youthfully exuberant dose of high energy Star Trek to see if Kirk, Spock and co. are able to save this beautiful world that we live on and enjoy from the nasty Nero.

Karl Dubravs

Poster for Good


10:17 PM, 7th August, 2009

  • M
  • 92 mins
  • Unknown
  • Vicente Amorim
  • John Wrathall
  • Viggo Mortensen, Jason Isaacs, Jodie Whittaker, Steven Mackintosh

Good is a film about John Halder (Mortensen), a literary professor who is an ordinary enough family man. He does, however, have his share of problems with two children, a neurotic wife and a senile mother. His problems become drastically worse when he publishes a book that advocates compassionate euthanasia. Living in the period when the Nazis were rising to power in Germany, his book is used as supporting evidence to disseminate propaganda with devastating effects.

Good is a film with depth that explores the problems of a family man who has to take care of members of his family who are unwell. It is also about how ideas, that seem innocent enough and ought to be allowed for debate, can be used to support the ideology of governments who have an agenda to obtain ultimate power. I think it's a good film that is definitely worth seeing, especially if you are a sociologist like me who is fascinated by the consequence of simple actions such as publishing a book.

Dion Perry