Film Screening 27th September, 2014

Poster for Sex Tape

Sex Tape 

7:00 PM, 27th September, 2014

  • MA
  • 94 mins
  • 2014
  • Jake Kasdan
  • Kate Angelo
  • Cameron Diaz, Jason Segel, Rob Corddry, Rob Lowe

We’ve all been there: reading a good book, enjoying it, then thinking it would be a good idea to re-enact in on camera with your loved ones. But unlike me re-enacting the adventures of “The Hungry, Hungry Caterpillar” (I ate a lot of fruit that day), Jay (Segel) and Annie (Diaz) were reading “The Joy of Sex” when the lightbulb went off. They think that perhaps performing this book on camera is the perfect way to reignite the flames of desire missing from their ten year marriage.

Unfortunately the next day the evidence of their three hour filming session taking in every position in their book of choice has gone missing. And it’s not a tape that you would like to turn up in the wrong hands, or online for electronic viewing. So the two of them engage in a frantic search, while keeping up appearances, to avoid revealing to the world more than they ever thought they would.

Segel is in fine form in the film, with this type of comedy right up his alley and Diaz shows she’s still got quite the funny bone reuniting with director Kasdan after their last effort together, Bad Teacher. Overall it’s a funny ride covering a night that these two will never forget chasing after a tape that’s full of memories. The topic of the film does allow for some base humour, but there’s a heart-warming story underneath it too.

Steven Cain

Poster for Deliver Us From Evil

Deliver Us From Evil 

8:45 PM, 27th September, 2014

  • MA
  • 118 mins
  • 2014
  • Scott Derrickson
  • Scott Derrickson, Paul Harris Boardman
  • Eric Bana, Édgar Ramírez, Olivia Munn, Sean Harris

Ralph Sarchie (Bana) is a New York police officer struggling with his own personal issues who begins investigating a series of disturbing and inexplicable crimes. He joins forces with an unconventional priest (Ramírez), who is schooled in the rituals of exorcism, and together they work to combat the frightening and demonic possessions terrorising the city.

The concept is based on a 2001 book called “Beware the Night” by Ralph Sarchie and Lisa Collier Cool which details the real life cases of Sarchie. If you are a fan of films like Se7en, The Exorcist and director Derrickson’s own Exorcism of Emily Rose then you’ll have an idea about what you are in for. If not, then think creepy and kind of disturbing.

Bana and Ramírez are well cast and make a good team. Make no mistake about it though, this film is scary. I’m not into giving spoilers but be warned that there are some of those ‘jump out of your seat’ moments in this film so make sure you choose your seat wisely so you can get the full experience (with thanks to some of our more excitable audience members AKA me!).

Tamara Lee