Film Screening 29th September, 2007

Poster for Knocked Up

Knocked Up 

8:00 PM, 29th September, 2007
No Guests

  • MA
  • 129 mins
  • 2006
  • Judd Apatow
  • Seth Rogen, Katherine Heigl, Paul Rudd, Leslie Mann

Alison Scott (Heigl) is an up-and-coming twenty-something whose professionalism and sunny personality have earned her a promotion at the E! Entertainment network to an on-camera interviewer. On the night of Alisons promotion, she goes out to a club where she runs into Ben Stone (Seth Rogen), a laid-back slacker whose definition of "work" is watching movies for nude scenes by celebrities that will be used in a database website called Flesh of the Stars (who wouldn't want that "job"?). A number of drinks later, the two are rolling around on her bed etc etc where he misinterprets her "Just do it!" as an invitation to forget the condom. Two months later, it becomes clear that there will be more to the Alison and Ben story than a one-night stand. Deciding to keep the baby they decide that it might be a good idea to get to know one another better since, one way or another, their lives will be entwined.

Knocked Up is as much a romance as a comedy, but it still comes with plenty of laugh-out-loud moments. The writer/director of the hilarious The 40 Year-Old Virgin hasn't let us down with his latest piece of work. This comedy is one that you should definitely see, as I'm sure it will become one of those films that everyone else has seen, and talks about. You won't be disappointed.'

Jacinta Nicol

Poster for Gone


10:09 PM, 29th September, 2007

  • M
  • 87 mins
  • 2007
  • Ringan Ledwidge
  • Amelia Warner, Scott Mechlowicz, Shaun Evans, Victoria Thaine

If youre out and about and looking for trouble then the quickest way to find it is by strapping on a backpack. At least that's according to Wolf Creek, Hostel and now Gone. The story is a simple one. A young British couple, Alex (Evans) and Sophie (Warner) are backpacking along the east coast of Australia when they are joined by a superficially charming, but decidedly odd American called Taylor. Cue a night out where takes a photo of Alex snuggled up with someone who isn't Sophie. The incriminating snap becomes part of Taylor's slow-burning strategy for parting girlfriend from boyfriend when the trio hit the road. It's great to watch Taylor's hidden character being gradually revealed as bit by bit he manipulates the couple into turning against each other in a divide-and-conquer type operation.The soundtrack was done by cult composer David Bridie and is a highlight of the film. Gone has young cast of virtual unknowns and a first-time director but don't write this one off just because it doesn't come packaged with the big names. Despite not deviating too far from the successful recipe of this genre, this is a good film that will engage you, scare you, interest you, and make you want to book your next holiday with a registered tour company. '

Tamara Lee