Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues Review

Anchorman 2 (15) Image

Reviewed By Kate Maitland-Gleed 

Star Rating: 4 Stars 

After watching the first ‘Anchorman’ in 2004, I was left laughing and wanting more. 9 years later, we are graced with the continuation of the Legend of Ron Burgundy. New adventures and problems is what prevails for Mr. Burgundy and his news team. Taking you back once again to the 70′s, the time of Elvis, platform shoes and big hair, you will be gald to be back. After getting married to his rival in the last film, his life seems to be looking up… Not for long… Dum dum daaaaaa! Sorry, but it is all very dramatic!

With old and new faces, this film will never stop making you laugh. Even the sad parts have hilarious highlights. Obviously, the main man Will Ferrell is the star of the show and has a direct line to your funny bone. But he doesn’t necessarily have all the funny lines. Along side him is his news team consisting of Steve Carell (who plays Brick Tamland), Paul Rudd (who plays Brian Fantana) and David Koechner (who plays Champ Kind). They will all equally make you fall off your chair with laughter. New faces also crop up and include; Meagen Good (who plays Linda Jackson), James Marsden (who plays Jack Lime), and Kristen Wiig (who plays Chani). The cast list is endless and is made up purely of famous faces that you will instantly recognize. 

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Faces such as; Will Smith, Sacha Baron Cohen, Kirsten Dunst, Liam Neeson, Harrison Ford, Jim Carrey and so many more that you will know. Trust me, you’ll love it!

Although I felt this film dragged on a bit and was slightly try hard, I still really enjoyed ‘Anchorman 2′ and would definitely watch it again. I was quoting this film days after I had watched it. You know all that money you received for Christmas, how about popping down to the Plaza to what this fabulous film? See you in the cinema.

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Carrie Review

Carrie (15)

Written By Kate Maitland-Gleed

Star Rating: 5 Stars

I have been looking forward to watching Carrie for 4 months. I was devastated when I thought the Plaza wasn’t going to show it. But this week they have been showing Carrie and it really made my week. It was brilliant! Staring the amazing Chloë Grace Moretz as Carrie, this film is a must see! I had only seen short clips of the 1976 version, and although slightly cringe-worthy, it still looked good back then, but that storyline mixed with today’s high-tech media and special effects, makes this  2013 remake even better and will have you on the edge of your seat all the way through.

Have you ever been bullied? Maybe wanted to get your revenge on those who treated you wrong? Well Carrie White gets this wish, and has unknowingly had the ability to do so all her life. After becoming a woman, Carrie develops hidden powers to control things with the strength of her mind. Her heavily religious mother in unaware of these dark talents but has always had doubts about her ‘little girl’. Urging her to pray and seek forgiveness from the Lord, along with the ongoing hate campaigns created by her fellow school students, has turned Carrie into a odious person who seeks revenge on those who have made her life the hell it has turned out to be. And what better place to do it but at the senior prom…

As I said earlier, Carrie White is played by the young budding actress; Chloë Grace Moretz; may I say she did a fine job. Her mother, Margaret is played by Julianne Moore. To accompany these two horrifyingly good stars is; Gabriella Wilde (plays Sue Snell), Portia Doubleday (plays Chris Hargensen), Judy Greer (plays Ms. Desjardin), Barry Shabaka Henley (plays Principle Morton) among many others.

Although at some points the acting was a bit cheesy, it linked well with the original film as Moretz used the same eerie movement as  Sissy Spacek did in the 1976 version. The gory scenes were really well finished, leaving you wanting more. After what these girls did to innocent Carrie, you know they deserved what they got! I am so glad I got to see this film, and I might even treat myself and go and watch it again! See you there!

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FILM REVIEW: Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2

downloadThe sequel to 2009′s taste-bud tingling treat, Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2 does not disappoint. The perfect family film packed with laughs, not to mention a talking strawberry and a scientist who insists your ideas can “change the world”.

The story follows Flint Lockwood and his gang – a Monkey called Steve, the weather girl, his Dad, a man dressed as a chicken, and a short man in a cap who insists there are many ways in which he can help. Oh yeah, not forgetting a talking strawberry who joins them on their journey as they travel back to Swallow Falls, the island on which they used to live, to recover the machine which is creating the giant man-eating food. As you can imagine, this film is lots of fun, as the characters battle giant cheeseburger spiders (with sesame seeds for eyes), and try to avoid getting caught in cheese-webs, on their epic quest to find the machine.

I’d highly recommend this film to kids, families, and big kids alike, definitely one to watch on a wet afternoon!

reviewed by Dan Spracklen (Usher, Plaza Cinema)

CERTIFICATE:  U   STAR  RATING: 4 / 5   BOOK TICKETS: http://www.plazadorchester.com

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West End: MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG

That’s right, popular musical MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG from London’s West End is showing here at the Plaza on Thursday 24th October at 2pm and 8pm, in Screen 4. Tickets are available online here, or from the box office when we are open!

ALso just confirmed is the Met Opera season, check it out on our website here: http://www.plazadorchester.com/seasons/met-opera-2013-2014-season

Categories: Features

Film Times Fri 20 Sept – Thurs 26 Sept

Hi all!

Rush has proved popular this week…. you may have already realised, but it’s Chris Hemsworth who also plays Thor! New from tomorrow (20th Sept) we have The Call (15) and Diana (12A) showing every day. Please note on Thursday 26th September, we have N.T. LIVE OTHELLO showing in Screens 1, 3 and 4 at 7pm and each screen is SOLD OUT. Because of this, the film times for Thursday are slightly different to other weekdays this week (see below for details). To book online visit http://www.plazadorchester.com

FILM TIMES FRIDAY 20 SEPTEMBER – THURSDAY 26 SEPTEMBER INCLUSIVE

PLANES  (U)
1HR 50MINS

Sat, Sun      1.00

screen 4   (ground floor)

CLICK HERE TO BOOK TICKETS

PLAZA BABIES GROUP
exclusively for Mums or Dads
with a baby up to 24 months
this week : first Wed of each month

NEXT SCREENING IS :-

WED OCT 2   12.00

 

RUSH  (15)
2HRS 25MINS

Fri to Wed      2.45,     5.35,      8.25
Thurs      12.00,    2.45

screen 2   (middle floor)

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JUSTIN & THE
KNIGHTS OF VALOUR  2D  (PG)
1HR 55MINS

Fri, Mon, Tues, Wed       6.15
Sat, Sun, Thurs      12.30,      6.15

screen 3    (ground floor)

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THE CALL  (15)
1HR 55MINS

Fri to Wed      3.30,     6.30,    8.50
Thurs      2.00,     4.20

screen 4   ( ground floor )

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INSIDIOUS: CHAPTER 2  (15)
2HRS 5MINS

Fri to Wed       2.30
Thurs       12.00,     2.30
screen 1   (top floor)

Fri to Wed       8.40
screen 3   (ground floor)

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DIANA  (12A)
2HRS 15MINS

Fri to Wed     5.20,      8.10
screen 1    (top floor)

Daily        3.00
screen 3   (ground floor)

Thurs     5.45,    8.25
screen 2   (middle floor)

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DESPICABLE ME 2   (U)
2HRS 0MINS

Sat, Sun         12.15

screen 2   (middle floor)

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Categories: Film Times

Film Times FRI 6 – THURS 12 SEPT

Evening!

Sorry for lack of blog last week and this weeks lateness. So, it’s back to school time! But that doesn’t mean we haven’t got plenty of choice for both kids and parents alike for an evening escape into the world of film. The new Riddick (15) is now showing, and we’ve kept light hearted new comedy We’re The Millers (15) for another week. Also showing this week is One Direction: This is Us (PG), and new romance About Time (12A) along with plenty more!

Happy cinema-going!

Dan (Plaza Staff)

FILM TIMES 6-12 SEPTEMBER:

PLANES  (U)
1HR 50MINS

Sat, Sun      11.30am

screen 1   (top floor)

CLICK HERE TO BOOK TICKETS

PLAZA BABIES GROUP
exclusively for Mums or Dads
with a baby up to 24 months
this week : first Wed of each month

NEXT SCREENING IS :-

WED OCT 2   12.00

 

THE WAY WAY BACK  (12A)
2HRS 5MINS

Daily         5.40,      8.25
plus Sat, Sun, Wed     2.45

screen 4   (ground floor)

CLICK HERE TO BOOK TICKETS

MONSTERS UNIVERSITY  2D   (U)
2HRS 5MINS

Sat, Sun      12.15

screen 4    (ground floor)

CLICK HERE TO BOOK TICKETS

ABOUT TIME  (12A)
2HRS 25MINS

Daily        5.20,        8.10
plus Sat, Sun, Wed       2.30

screen 3   ( ground floor )

CLICK HERE TO BOOK TICKETS

ONE DIRECTION   (PG)
1HR 50MINS

Daily     4.30,   6.35
plus Sat, Sun, Wed       2.15

screen 2   ( middle floor )

CLICK HERE TO BOOK TICKETS

THE SMURFS  2D (U)
2HRS 5MINS

Sat, Sun     11.45am

screen 2   (middle floor)

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RIDDICK   (15)
2HRS 20MINS

Daily       5.00,       7.50
plus Sat, Sun, Wed      2.00

screen 1   (top floor)

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DESPICABLE ME 2   (U)
2HRS 0MINS

Sat, Sun         12.00

screen 3   (ground floor)

CLICK HERE TO BOOK TICKETS

WE’RE THE MILLERS   (15)
2HRS 10MINS

Daily            8.40

screen 2   (middle floor)

CLICK HERE TO BOOK TICKETS

Categories: Film Times, News

We’re The Millers REVIEW

WE’RE THE MILLERS (15 – ID MAY BE REQUIRED)

Reviewed by Dan

We’re The Millers is a new American comedy about a small-time drug dealer who owes money to an old friend, and we follow him and his “family” – a stripper, a virgin teenage boy who has been abandoned by his mother, and a homeless girl as they set about attempting to smuggle drugs across a state border in order to repay the debt. What could go wrong? Well, everything. And everything does. Starring Jennifer Aniston (The Bounty Hunter), Jason Sudeikis (Horrible Bosses), Will Poulter (Son of Rambow) and Emma Roberts (Wild Child), We’re The Millers is funny throughout. Certainly one to watch for comedy fans!

Acting is brilliant and comical timing spot on, there’s some very funny side characters with hilarious back stories!

If you’re looking for something light-hearted and fun, this is for you!

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