Film Screening 14th August, 2009

Poster for Angels & Demons

Angels & Demons 

8:00 PM, 14th August, 2009
No Guests

  • M
  • 138 mins
  • Unknown
  • Ron Howard
  • David Koepp, Akiva Goldsman
  • Tom Hanks, Ayelet Zurer, Ewan McGregor

This film is the sequel to Dan Brown's The Da Vinci Code, however the plot is so self contained that it doesn't matter if you have seen the previous film or not. At a laboratory at CERN in Switzerland, experimental research results in the capture of antimatter. The scientist who created it is, however, quickly murdered and branded with an anagram of the word Illuminati. The antimatter is also stolen and placed in front of a missing wireless camera in the Vatican, whilst the four preferati cardinals are kidnapped on the eve of Conclave following the death of the Pope. Langdon (Hanks) is brought to the Vatican to try and solve the mystery along with the murdered victim's daughter Vittoria (Zurer).

Together they try and uncover the ancient path of illumination that will lead them to the killer and the four missing cardinals before the antimatter, which has become the perfect bomb, annihilates the Vatican.

Angels and Demons is a spellbinding thriller with more twists than a corkscrew and it will leave you on the edge of your seat. Though there are some changes to the story from the book, I thought the movie was well made and equal to The Da Vinci Code. I'll definitely be watching it again. So if you are fan of thrillers and/or Dan Brown, then get in early for this one, because it will probably be a full house.

Dion Perry

Poster for Fired Up

Fired Up 

10:33 PM, 14th August, 2009

  • M
  • 90 mins
  • Unknown
  • William Gluck
  • Freedom Jones
  • Nicholas D'Agosto, Eric Christian Olsen, Sarah Roemer, Molly Sims

You know exactly what I'm going to say for this one. Keep your expectations in check and you will find this movie to be a lot of fun. Seriously, it's a film focussed on cheerleaders ... and look how much fun they seem to have! Fired Up is basically an entertaining teen comedy that delivers most of the things that movies of this genre are supposed to deliver: entertainment; hot chicks; high school jocks; some competition; and of course, romance. Let's face it, sometimes these are just the things your brain is craving in a movie-going experience.

The plot, to use the word lightly, has two football players refusing to go to the spring training camp because it was moved to Texas where there are no girls and instead heading off to cheerleader camp where it's all women. As for the rest ... well, Gimme a P, Gimme an R, Gimme an E, Gimme a DICTABLE. What does it spell? That's right, a basic premise with zero thinking but some good laughs thrown in. But the characters definitely save this film and there are some great moments where the lines are executed hilariously making it overall a pretty good flick. And if all else fails, just sit back and enjoy the view.

Tamara Lee