Film Screening 26th February, 2005

Poster for Bourne Supremacy, The

Bourne Supremacy, The 

8:00 PM, 26th February, 2005
No Guests

  • M
  • 109 mins
  • 2004
  • Paul Greengrass
  • Tony Gilroy, Robert Ludlum
  • Matt Damon, Franka Potente, Brian Cox, Joan Allen, Karl Urban

Matt Damon reprises his role as the former CIA assassin with boyish charm in the second movie based on Robert Ludlum's trilogy of books about Jason Bourne. This movie picks up where the original (The Bourne Identity, 2002) left off, with slightly amnesic Jason Bourne trying to rebuild his life alongside his love interest from the first movie, played by Franka Potente. The movie takes a dark turn early on, and then continues on a non-stop journey about love, vengeance, and Jason's desire to be left alone. Excellent action sequences, car chases, and suspense make this a great film for the big screen.

Shaun Howard

Poster for Manchurian Candidate, The

Manchurian Candidate, The 

10:00 PM, 26th February, 2005

  • MA
  • 130 mins
  • 2004
  • Jonathan Demme
  • Daniel Pyne, Dean Georgaris
  • Denzel Washington, Meryl Streep, Liev Schreiber

A group of US soldiers is on a routine mission in Iraq during the first Gulf War. And as they tend to do, things go horribly wrong... But how wrong, and what actually happened is not so clear and only plays itself out gradually through the film. To the average American, Sergeant Raymond Shaw (Schreiber), now pushing for the Vice-Presidency, is a decorated war hero, having saved some of his men from almost certain death. But for his former commander Ben Marco (Washington), all is not right, especially after another psychologically disturbed member of his former command confronts him and convinces him that what he thought happened that night in Iraq may not actually be quite right...

Combine a mother (the evergreen Streep) who will stop at nothing to see her son Vice-President, a mega corporation seeking to use mind-altering technology and clever little widgets inserted into your brain to control its victims, an army captain determined to stop at nothing to find the truth and stop certain disaster and a clever plot that keeps you guessing, and you have an entertaining film.

It's a typical, good Hollywood action thriller. Plenty of edge of your seat moments, plenty of twists and plenty of action. It is two hours of your life you won't regret having spent coming to film group.

Alex Ananian-Cooper