Film Screening 1st September, 2018

Poster for Hotel Transylvania 3: A Monster Vacation

Hotel Transylvania 3: A Monster Vacation  

5:00 PM, 1st September, 2018
No Guests

  • PG
  • 97 mins
  • 2018

After years of running a hotel for monsters, Dracula is in need of his own holiday – so the ‘Drac Pack’ set sail, for a well-earned rest, on board a luxury monster cruise ship. It’s smooth sailing for the monsters until Dracula falls head-over-heels for the ship’s mysterious captain, Ericka.

What Dracula doesn’t know is that Ericka has a deadly secret that puts him, and the whole family, in danger. This time the shoe is on the other foot as Dracula’s daughter, Mavis, gets to play the over-protective parent, and she and the rest of the gang have to save him before it’s too late.

Taking inspiration from ‘family chaos while on holiday’ films like Chevy Chase’s National Lampoon’s Vacation, Hotel Transylvania 3 comes to life courtesy of a massive voice cast of comedic favourites, including Adam Sandler (and his usual band of merry men), Andy Samberg, and the legendary Mel Brooks. There’s something here for the whole family, so make sure to bring along all of your little monsters!

Nick Hetherington

Poster for I Kill Giants

I Kill Giants  

7:00 PM, 1st September, 2018

  • PG
  • 106 mins
  • 2017

Twelve-year-old Barbara (Wolfe) is troubled – living with her sister and brother, she spends her time reading Dungeons & Dragons manuals and preparing for an attack by brutal giant creatures. The new girl at school, Sophia (Wade), is drawn into Barbara’s world, learning about the baits and traps she’s setting. But it’s not long before Barbara’s behaviour draws the attention of the school counsellor, Mrs. Molle (Saldana).

As the conflict between her and the bullying Taylor (Rory Jackson) intensifies, it becomes increasingly clear that Barbara’s obsessions are covering deeper traumas. Is her world still just a child’s fantasy or is it something more?

While I Kill Giants is rated PG, it’s not necessarily a film for very young children. This is a deeply emotional story about a child processing painful events through a fantasy lens, and it may be too much for the littlest to take. Wolfe plays Barbara as a child who’s guarded, tough and downright unlikable quite a lot of the time. But for older teens and adults, I Kill Giants is a fairly gut-wrenching story of surviving the worst parts of childhood however you can. If you like your fantasy dark and damaged, this is for you. 

Simon Tolhurst