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After the Apocalypse


Cert: 12A

FILMCLUB recommended age Rating: 11+

Running Time: 72 mins

Year Produced: 2004

Director: Yasuaki Nakajima

Cast: Jacqueline Bowman, Velina Georgi, Zorikh Lequidre, Oscar Lowe

This futuristic sci-fi drama is in stark black-and-white with no dialogue – but is no less gripping for that.

Set in a bleak rubble-strewn cityscape destroyed by a Third World War, the film focuses on one woman and four men. Struggling to stay alive in the aftermath, they are forced to communicate without words due to the effect of destructive war gases.

Now that the catastrophe has erased their pasts, not only do they have to find food and keep warm, they must also recreate their lives from scratch.

Like this? Try: The Road, La Jetee and Sans Soleil, Hiroshima Mon Amour, Grave of the Fireflies, War of the Worlds


Diary of a Wimpy Kid 2: Roderick Rules


Cert: U

FILMCLUB recommended age Rating: 7+

Running Time: 99 mins

Year Produced: 2011

Director: David Bowers

Cast: Zachary Gordon, Devon Bostick, Rachel Harris, Robert Capron

This is a sequel to the hit film about Greg and how he just about survives life at school and at home.

This time around his parents are trying to make him and his much cooler older brother Roderick spend more time together. Neither of them are too happy about that, although it does mean Greg and his mates get to see what a wild party is like.

As in the first film, everything that can go wrong does go wrong for Greg – and pretty much anyone who’s ever been to school will be cringing in sympathy.

Like this? Try: Diary Of A Wimpy Kid, Matilda, Hey Hey It’s Esther Blueberger, Stand By Me, The 400 Blows




Cert: 12A

FILMCLUB recommended age Rating: 11+

Running Time: 87 mins

Year Produced: 2011

Director: Scott Charles Stewart

Cast: Paul Bettany, Cam Gigandet, Maggie Q, Karl Urban

Latching onto the current craze for 3D, this visually spectacular American horror is based on a Korean comic.

Set in an alternate world where humans and vampires have been at war for centuries, it centres on a Warrior Priest who lives in obscurity in a grim walled-in city ruled by the Church.

When his niece is kidnapped by a pack of vampires, he breaks his sacred vows to go on the hunt for them before she can be made one of their kind.

Her wasteland sheriff boyfriend and a former Warrior Priestess with astounding fighting skills join this high-adrenaline quest.

Like this? Try: Let the Right One In, Night Watch, Pan’s Labyrinth, Nosferatu, Dracula



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