NEW on screen at Poole Lighthouse's cinema this week are. On the Road and Ruby Sparks, from today Friday to next Thursday 22nd November.
Walter Salles's new film of Jack Kerouac's seminal beat novel stars Garrett Hedlund, Sam Riley and Kristen Stewart as Dean Moriarty, Sal Paradise and Marylou as they criss-cross America looking for freedom.
Ruby Sparks is made by the team that brought you Little Miss Sunshine, and again has Paul Dano, this time as a nerdy novelist.
Next Thursday, 22nd November, you can see the 1988 Cinema Paradiso at the Lighthouse Cinema, screened by the Italian Film Society at 5pm.
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Next Friday, 232rd November, Poole begins a week long screening of Beasts of the Southern Wild, for which Ben Richardson, a former Bournemouth School pupil, won the Sundance Best Cinematography award. More on that next week.
Tomorrow, Saturday, and on Sunday at the Regent Centre in Christchurch audiences can see Emma Watson, Hermione from Harry Potter, in her grown up role in The Perks of Being a Wallflower. Stephen Chbosky has adapted and directed his own novel, set in Pittsburgh during the 1990s.
Starting college with a recent tragedy to contend with, Logan's new English teacher keeps him busy with assignments and lots of extra reading suggestions. Gradually coming out of his shell he meets the college's freest spirit, (Watson), recognising that under this shy, retiring "wallflower" is an intelligent and kind young man just waiting to be liberated.
This week's Movies at Athelhampton brings The Woman in Black to the house outside Puddletown, for screening on Sunday at 2.30 and repeated on Tuesday 20th November at 7.30. Daniel Radcliffe stars in his first real adult role as the solicitor called to the menacing house on the marshes to unravel a mystery in Susan Hill's chiller.
Next Monday 19th November, W3imborne's Tivoli brings in Ruby Sparks for four days. A lonely novelist has writers' block, and creates a female character that he thinks might love him. He then wills her into existence in this film starring Paul Dano, Annette Bening and Steve Coogan.
It is followed on the Tivoli screen from next Friday 23rd November by the new Bond, Skyfall, which will also be shown on various dates until 29th November. After an operation in Istanbul ends in disaster, 007 is missing presumed dead. Skyfall stars Ralph Fiennes, Judi Dench and Helen McCrory as well as Daniel Craig.
Lovers of the great 1942 Bogart/Bergman classic Casablanca have two chances to see it again on the big screen at The Hub in Verwood next Wednesday 21st November, at 2 and 7.30.
Dorchester Film Society screens Nostalgia for the Light, at the Corn Exchange next Thursday 22nd November. Set in the Atacama Desert in Chile, this film shows the extraordinary contrast of astronomers scanning the heavens from this high and dry desert while women search for the bodies of their loved ones, political prisoners "missing" during the regime of Pinochet, in a place that preserves the bodies.
Next Saturday, 24th November, Colehill Memorial Hall has planned a film night to raise funds for the upgrading of the kitchen.
The film is Ridley Scott's A Good Year, starring Russell Crowe as Max, a grouchy investment banker who inherits a vineyard from his uncle (Albert Finney). Peter Mayle's best-selling novel is adapted, often in flashback to the young Max (Freddie Highmore) visiting his uncle's French kingdom. It is a feel-good delight, even for those who think they are not Crowe fans!
This week's Moviola films are The Woman in Black at Frogham today, Friday and Tortoise in Love, showing at Downton next Saturday 24th November.
The films at the Odeon in Salisbury from today, Friday to next Thursday 22nd November are Gambit, Madagascar 3, Silver Linings Playbook, Skyfall and Twilight Breaking Dawn Part 2.
Odeon Kids on Saturday and Sunday at 11am is showing Nativity and the Senior Screen film next Wednesday at 11am is Total Recall.