Campus cinema preview - week eight

This week at the YSC there are three extremely different films, starting with astonishing studio Ghibli classic Princess Mononoke, moving on to romantic fun in the star studded New Year’s Eve, and finally action packed excitement in Guy Richie’s glorious return to the world of Sherlock Holmes. Meanwhile Movie Soc are putting on Wes Anderson's acclaimed The Royal Tenenbaums as part of their 'Film Four 50 Films' season.

York Student Cinema (P/X/001)

Princess Mononoke - Monday 7.30

Not every animation is just for kids as Hayao Miyazaki’s (My Neighbour Totoro, Spirited Away) extraordinary and violent tale shows. The story follows a young warrior who must leave his clan to save himself from a terrible curse and see the world with eyes unclouded by hate only to find himself embroiled in a strange and desperate conflict between humanity and the Gods of the forest. The result is a truly spectacular film that often claimed to be one of the greatest animated films ever made, that will quite simply take your breath away.

New Years Eve - Thursday 7.30

This light hearted and gentle romantic comedy tells several intermingling heartfelt and hilarious stories featuring Sarah Jessica Parker, Jessica Biel, Ashton Kutcher and an all-star cast. Each of these characters follows through their own heart-warming tales as they try to make everything all right or fall in love before the end of the year, in this extremely popular box office smash.

Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows - Friday 7.30

Robert Downey Jr, Jude Law and director Guy Ritchie (Snatch, Lock Stock and Two Smoking Barrels) return to the gloriously fun and exciting world of Sherlock Holmes. This time they must, with the help of Noomi Rapace, race across Europe to prevent the villainous machinations of Moriarty (Jared Harris) as he attempts to unleash chaos across the continent. A fast paced and hugely entertaining tale of intrigue, murder and deception.

Movie Soc (P/L/005)

The Royal Tenenbaums - Wednesday 8.30

Director Wes Anderson's 2011 film follows three gifted siblings in light of their father separating from their family. With Gene Hackman (who won a golden globe for his performance) and Anjelica Huston starring, and Bill Murray, Gwyneth Paltrow and Ben Stiller featuring in a glittering supporting cast, The Royal Tenenbaums delivers many quirky and surreal laughs, in what has become a cult classic.

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