While 2016 has not delivered the most reliable of summers, you can at least look forward to the return of the ever reliable Friday Film Night, which returns to the Tarvin Community Centre this Friday, 23rd September.
The new season kick off at 6pm (doors open 5.30) with the computer animated comedy film "The Secret Life of Pets" Max (Louis C.K.) is a spoiled terrier who enjoys a comfortable life in a New York building until his owner adopts Duke, a giant and unruly canine. During their walk outside, they encounter a group of ferocious alley cats and wind up in a truck that's bound for the pound. Luckily, a rebellious bunny named Snowball swoops in to save the doggy duo from captivity. In exchange, Snowball demands that Max and Duke join his gang of abandoned pets on a mission against the humans who've done them wrong.
Critics Consensus is "fast-paced, funny, and blessed with a talented voice cast, The Secret Life of Pets offers a beautifully animated, cheerfully undemanding family-friendly diversion.
This is followed at 8pm (doors oren 7.30) by the adult film with Jennifer Saunders and & Joanna Lumley reprising their roles as Edina and Patsy in the TV hit comedy "Absolutely Fabulous." Brilliant in its uncensored bad behaviour and satirical humour, it featured Edina and Patsy as two hard-drinking, drug-taking, completely and outrageously selfish middle-aged women. Their cruel humour focused on the hypocrisy of society, much to the chagrin of Edina's more moral and conservative daughter, Saffron.
In Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie, Edina and best friend Patsy are still shopping, drinking and clubbing their way around London's trendiest hot spots. While attending an elite party, they wind up knocking supermodel Kate Moss into the River Thames. Her untimely demise creates a media firestorm, leading the paparazzi to relentlessly pursue the hapless duo.
Critics Consensus: Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie picks up pretty much where its source material left off, delivering an adaptation that, as fans of this British export might say, does what it says on the tin.