By Adam Ray Palmer
Each month, Cineroom takes a look at what films and/or events are occurring at our favourite independent cinema; the Phoenix in Leicester.
This month, we are looking at a couple films and a mammoth horror screening event...
Blade Runner 2049
35 years have now passed since Ridley Scott’s 1982 masterpiece Blade Runner. Now 2017 has arrived, Ridley has given the directing reigns to Denis Villeneuve.
Blade Runner 2049 follows a young blade runner's (Ryan Gosling) discovery of a long-buried secret leads him to track down former blade runner Rick Deckard (Harrison Ford), who's been missing for thirty years. Everything has been hidden quite well for this movie (narrative-wise) and the only thing we have to go off is the illustrious trailer below. Early critic reviews are citing big things for this, you’d be mad to miss it.
Blade Runner 2049 is screening at the Phoenix from Friday 6th October until Thursday 19th October – certificate 15
The Death of Stalin
What a title for a film, let’s be honest. You’re already interested, aren’t you? What about when I say Steve Buscemi and Jason Isaacs star? Now you’re hooked!
Armando Iannucci’s The Death of Stalin follows the Soviet dictator's last days and depicts the chaos of the regime after his death. This movie has received rave reviews so far and I don’t think it will show signs of letting up when it hits the screens at the Phoenix. The story is powerful and has many comic quips packing a punch too. I can see the Phoenix notice review board being filled with pleasing messages about this picture!
The Death of Stalin is screening at the Phoenix from Friday 20th October until Thursday 2nd November – certificate 15
Frightarama Horror Marathon
This event is a must for any horror movie fan. Could you imagine staying overnight in a cinema, with five exquisite and frightening films for your viewing pleasure? Well now you don’t have to!
The marathon kicks at 10pm and doesn’t let up until dawn. For just £25, you can endure five horror movies with your friends and family (providing the over 18!). I know what you’re thinking, how will I ever stay up that late? The Phoenix has that covered too. For just £2, you can have copious amounts of coffee with a bottomless cup!
The line-up is as follows. First up we have 28 Days Later, then we have The Eyes of my Mother, followed by a special film at 3am that’s yet to be revealed (in true horror-esque style!) and then fourthly will be Young Frankenstein. The final scare will be A Nightmare on Elm Street – what a night!
The Frightarama Horror Marathon is screening at the Phoenix on Friday 27th October – certificate 18