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The Rock-itt : October 2011
Runni ng from a life of orphaned destitution, governess Jane Eyre ( FOOTLOOSE IN CINEMAS: 6 October Starring: Julianne Hough, Dennis Quaid, Kenny Wormald, Miles Teller, Andie MacDowell Genre: Comedy Ren MacCorm ack (played by newcomer Kenny Wormald) is transplanted from Boston to the small southern town of Bomont where he experiences a heavy dose of culture shock. A few years prior, the community was rocked by a tragic accident that killed five teenagers af...ter a night out and Bom ont’s local councilmen and the beloved Reverend Shaw Moore (Dennis Quaid) responded by implementing ordinances that prohibit loud music and dancing. Not one to bow to the status quo, Ren challenges the ban, revitalizing the town and falling in love with the minister’s troubled daughter Ariel (Julianne Hough) in the process. THE HUNTER IN CINEMAS 6 October Starring: Willem Dafoe, Sam Neill, Lucy Armstrong, , Dan Wyllie, Jacek Koman, Morgana Davies, John Brumpton, Maia Thomas, Jamie Timony, Dan Spielman, Finn Woodlock The Hunter is a adventure thriller about a m ercenary hired by a biotech company to hunt down a Tasmanian Tiger. At first I thought this was a strange film about Taz, the Tasmanian Devil from Looney Toons. Like, how about a film from the hunter’s point of view? But it isn’t. I don’t know why I bring it up, but it really made me think, y’know? The story is about a man who is sent into the wilds of Australia to find the last Tasm anian Tiger, but there appears to be some sort of conspiracy working against him, and he’s following in the footsteps of another hunter who is now missing. The tiger is believed to have been extinct for almost 100 years. So he’s going to kill it off once and for all! Or save it. I can’t tell. TAKE SHELTER IN CINEMAS 13 October Starring: Michael Shannon, Jessica Chastain, Shea Whigham Genre: Drama Curtis LaForche lives in a small Ohio town with his wife Samantha and six- year-old daughter Hannah, who is deaf. Money is tight, and navigating Hannah's healthcare and special needs education is a constant struggle. Despite that, Curtis and Samantha are very much in love and their family is a happy one. Then Curtis begins having terrifying dreams about an encroaching, apocalyptic storm. He chooses to keep the disturbance to himself, channelling his anxiety into the obsessive building of a storm. THE THING IN CINEMAS 13 October Starring: Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Joel Edgerton, Eric Christian Olsen, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje and Ulrich Thomsen Antarctica: an extraordinary continent of awesome beauty. It is also home to an isolated outpost where a discovery full of scientific possibility becom es a mission of survival when an alien is unearthed by a crew of international scientists. The shape- shifting creature, accidentally unleashed at this marooned colony, has the ability to turn itself into a perfect replica of any living being. It can look just like you or me, but inside, it remains inhuman. In the thriller The Thing, paranoia spreads like an epidemic among a group of researchers as they’re infected, one by one, by a mystery from another planet.