Film Screening 24th October, 2009

Poster for Up


6:00 PM, 24th October, 2009
No Guests

  • PG
  • 96 mins
  • Unknown
  • Pete Docter, Bob Peterson
  • Pete Docter, Bob Peterson
  • Asner, Jordan Nagai, Christopher Plummer, Bob Peterson

Up is a beautiful, wonderfully told and gorgeously realised film. Pixar have again delivered a hilarious yet emotional tale that stretches beyond its animated boundaries. The characters may be created on a computer but they're people who you can't help but get tied up with. Especially in the montage telling us the story of Carl, Up's main protagonist.

Carl Fredrickson (voiced beautifully by Asner) is a gruff old widower. To avoid property developers attempting to compulsorily purchase his house, he miraculously inflates enough balloons to use his house as an aircraft. He wants to fly to South America and live on a waterfall, inspired by his adventure-loving late wife Ellie. Unfortunately, on lift-off an enthusiastic Wilderness Explorer named Russell was on his porch.

You can look forward to huge laughs from Dug the dog and a huge, awkward bird. Michael Giacchino delivers a triumphant score and Christopher Plummer is fantastic as the voice of the famous wilderness explorer, Charles Muntz, who Carl holds a long-held wish to meet. This is an amazing film that's definitely raised the heights of Pixar's storytelling. From here, I guess the sky is the limit so be uplifted and come along to Up.

Steven Cain

Poster for Subdivision


8:00 PM, 24th October, 2009

  • M
  • 104 mins
  • Unknown
  • Sue Brooks
  • Ashley Bradnam, Janice Bradnam, Terry McCann
  • Bruce Spence, Gary Sweet, Brooke Satchwell, Ashley Bradnam

Subdivision is an Australian comedy/drama about the change a community goes through when hotshot developers try to take over.

The plot centres on Digger Kelly (Sweet) and his son Jack (Bradnam). They are salt of the earth aussies: carpenters who work and build homes in Hervey Bay during the week, and on the weekend play rugby and drink beer like the good Queenslanders they are. Their lives and work are turned upside down when a city property developer led by hot young executive Tiffany (Satchwell) moves into town.

Sweet and Satchwell are more known for their work on television, but are none the worse for that. Sue Brooks directed the acclaimed Japanese Story. Bradnam both stars and co-wrote the script with his wife Janice and Terry McCann. Good cast, good director, so why not give it a go?

Richard Neville