Film Screening 20th July, 2013

Poster for The Croods

The Croods 

7:00 PM, 20th July, 2013
No Guests

  • PG
  • 98 mins
  • 2013
  • Kirk De Micco, Chris Sanders
  • Chris Sanders, Kirk De Micco
  • Nicolas Cage, Ryan Reynolds, Emma Stone, Catherine Keener

Chris Sanders, co-director of the intelligent and funny animations How To Train Your Dragon and Lilo & Stitch (in partnership with Dean DeBlois), makes it three in a row by co-directing the intelligent and funny animation The Croods. This time his partner is Kirk De Micco (who previously directed Space Chimps, a so-bad-it’s-good film with lots of monkey puns).

The plot of The Croods is that of the classic road movie. Conservative patriarch of the Crood clan, Grug (Cage), has no desire for uncomfortable changes or innovations. But an earthquake forces them to leave their home cave and travel through the wild outdoors where everything is new and different. On the other hand Grug’s teenage daughter Eep (Stone) loves the excitement of the outside world. Eep gets even more excited when she meets a teenage guy, named Guy (Reynolds), a dreamer, inventor and genius who, among other things, knows how to start fires.

Their travels take them through a beautifully realised, spectacular, vibrant world of fantastic creatures and prehistoric landscapes like they have never seen before – their little cave-minds blown at every turn. Particularly the mind of Grug, who sees his long-held beliefs and traditions challenged at every turn. The Croods is a fun romp through prehistoric lands which will keep the kids distracted and parents smiling.

Richard Hills

Poster for Trance


8:53 PM, 20th July, 2013

  • MA
  • 101 mins
  • 2013
  • Danny Boyle
  • Joe Ahearne, John Hodge
  • James McAvoy, Vincent Cassel, Rosario Dawson

In director Danny Boyle’s latest film, an art auctioneer (James McAvoy) teams up with a criminal gang to steal a priceless painting. But after suffering a blow to the head during the heist, he awakens to discover he has no memory of where he hid the art. When physical threats fail to produce answers, the gang’s leader (Vincent Cassel) hires a hypnotherapist (Rosario Dawson) to delve into the darkest recesses of his psyche.