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Movies Wednesday 23rd September 2009

Wednesday, 23 September 2009

Don't miss our round up of this week's movies, and find out if you were the winner of the coveted signed Twilight poster!

The Afternoon Show Movie Club
The Movie Club is an online forum where movie lovers can come together and discuss whatever they want about movies. Some of the things we've been discussing on there have been "Which book would you like to see being made into a movie?

Lorraine Furlong said on the Movie Club on Facebook that she'd love to see the brand new Dan Brown book made into a movie, she loves angel and demons and bought the book and the DVD. She has only just started to read his new one and can't put it down!

Vicki Murphy said The Life of Pi would be a great book to be made into a film. Its about and Indian guy on a life boat with a Bengal tiger called Richard Parker. It's a fantastic book and won the man booker in 2002. Stays with you long after you read it.

We also discussed what the best movie of the summer was:

Helen North Inglorious Basterds was one of the best movies I've seen in a long time...and it wasn't for the Brad Pitt appeal.

Poster Winner
Last week we gave you the chance to win this amazing Twilight poster, and we were inundated with responses. We finally picked a winner!

The winner of our wonderful signed poster was Thyrza Ging from co Dublin, congratulations!

The Poster was framed by Arthouse Solutions,

*DVD of the Week*
Five Minutes of Heaven

Director: Oliver Hirschbiegel
Starring: Liam Neeson, James Nesbitt, Juliet Crawford, Conor MacNeill,
Running Time: 90' 00"
Rating: ****
Classification: 15A
Courtesy: Element Pictures

Summary: The story of former UVF member Alistair Little. Twenty-five years after Little killed Joe Griffen's brother, the media arrange an auspicious meeting between the two.

The Soloist

Director: Joe Wright
Starring: Jamie Foxx, Nelsan Ellis, Michael Bunin, Robert Downey Jr., Rachael Harris
Running Time: 116' 53"
Classification: 12A
Courtesy: Universal Pictures

Summary: In 2005, the only thing hurting Los Angeles Times columnist Steve Lopez more than his face from a recent bike accident was his pressing need for story ideas. That is when he discovers Nathaniel Ayers, a mentally ill, homeless street musician who possesses extraordinary talent, even through his half-broken instruments. Inspired by his story, Lopez writes an acclaimed series of articles about Ayers and attempts to do more to help both him and the rest of the underclass of LA have a better life. However, Lopez's good intentions run headlong in the hard realities of the strength of Ayers' personal demons and the larger social injustices facing the homeless. Regardless, Lopez and Ayers must find a way to conquer their deepest anxieties and frustrations to hope for a brighter future for both of them.


Director: Jon Amiel
Starring: Paul Bettany, Jennifer Connelly, Jeremy Northam, Toby Jones, Benedict Cumberbatch
Running Time: 108' 00"
Classification: PG
Courtesy: Eclipse Pictures

Summary: English naturalist Charles Darwin struggles to find a balance between his revolutionary theories on evolution and the relationship with religious wife, whose faith contradicts his work.


Director: Kevin Tancharoen
Starring: Kelsey Grammer, Naturi Naughton
Running Time: 87'
Courtesy: MGM Distribution

Summary: An updated version of the 1980 musical, which centred on the students of the New York Academy of Performing Arts