At The Movies: Oct 7 / 14

at the moviesThis week David and Margaret will review new films with Kevin Spacey, Burt Reynolds, Derek Jacobi, Vince Vaughn and Jason Bateman.

Next week it’s Woody Allen’s new flick, the Academy Award-winner for Best Foreign Film, a doco on Beethoven and new films with Jim Broadbent, Timothy Spall, Patricia Clarkson and Larry David.

At The Movies airs 10pm Wednesdays on ABC1.

EP 35 : – 7 Oct
WHIP IT – An indie-rock loving misfit finds a way of dealing with her small-town misery after she discovers a roller derby league nearby. DIRECTOR: Drew Barrymore

A BUNCH OF AMATEURS – A sleazy Hollywood agent tricks a faded action star into playing King Lear in an amateur charity production in England. DIRECTOR: Andy Cadiff and starring Burt Reynolds and Derek Jacobi.

COUPLES RETREAT – A comedy about four couples who settle into a tropical-island resort for a vacation and participate in the resort’s therapy sessions. Starring Vince Vaughn an Jason Bateman. DIRECTOR: Peter Billingsley.

MOON – Astronaut Sam Bell has a quintessentially personal encounter toward the end of his three-year stint on the Moon. Starring Kevin Spacey and Sam Rockwell. DIRECTOR: Duncan Jones

A group of likeable yet radical factory workers seek to hire a professional hitman to kill their boss who outsourced their jobs with little compensation to them.

EP 36 : – 14 Oct
WHATEVER WORKS – Woody Allen’s latest romantic comedy set in New York, starring Patricia Clarkson, Larry David, and Evan Rachel Wood.

DAMNED UNITED – British sports drama film directed by Tom Hooper and adapted by Peter Morgan from David Peace’s bestselling novel. It covers Brian Clough’s 44-day reign as the coach of Leeds United.

AN EDUCATION – Directed by Lone Scherfig, starring Carey Mulligan, Olivia Williams, Alfred Molina. A coming-of-age story about a teenage girl in 1960s suburban London. Plus interviews.

IN SEARCH OF BEETHOVEN – A comprehensive feature length cinema documentary about Beethoven.

DEPARTURES – This year’s Academy Award-winner for Best Foreign Film. Director Yojiro Takita’s sensitively told story of an out of work cellist (Masahiro Motoki) who returns to his hometown to work in a funeral home.

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