The Paperboy @ DoY (it's Free! Sunday morning members-only preview screening)

The weekly DoY e-mail just pinged into my inbox, and with it news of the latest free members-only preview, which the DoY offer us from time-to-time, usually late on a Sunday morning. This one is for a forthcoming film that I was toying with going to see anyway, so it's an easy choice.

The Paperboy is described as a 'Florida Noir' - a supposedly enjoyably trashy story based on a novel by Pete Dexter (which I haven't read, but hopefully some of the literary fiends amongst you will have done). It's set in the deep south of 1969, in which a journalist returns to his hometown to investigate what he believes to be a miscarriage of justice. The cast looks good - Matthew McConaughey continues his trend of taking on more interesting, sleazier roles, and it also includes Nicole Kidman, John Cusack and Zac Efron. Will it all end up careering wildly in the direction of some alligator-invested swamps? Let's hope so - you can't beat a good bit of cinematic crocodile chomping just before lunch :-)

For tickets, you just need to phone the DoY Box Office on[masked] and quote your membership number - I've just done this, and they've only offloaded 25 at the time of writing (Saturday morning, 2 March), so if you are reading this later on in the week, it's still worth giving them a call if you want to come and join us. And if you are not a DoY member and were thinking of joining - there won't be a better moment.

Meet-up beforehand at 10.30am in the upstairs bar at DoY; drinks and/or lunch to be negotiated afterwards. Probably bout time for a Sunday roast curry.

Trailer here; http://www.picturehouses.co.uk/cinema/Duke_Of_Yorks/film/The_Paperboy/

Synopsis from DoY website;

Following his persuasively thuggish role as KILLER JOE, Matthew McConaughey further expands his oeuvre as cynical reporter Ward Jansen, who returns to his steamy Florida hometown to argue that a convicted murderer should be spared the electric chair. The quest for the truth is not helped by either the prisoner himself or his prison groupie, a pair played so spectacularly against type by John Cusack and Nicole Kidman as to be almost unrecognisable.

Co-written with director Lee Daniels (PRECIOUS) by Pete Dexter from his own novel, THE PAPERBOY boasts cunning plot twists, frequently hilarious dialogue, and impressive performances from a cast that includes Scott Glenn as the Jansen boys’ gruff newspaperman father and singer Macy Gray as the family’s world-weary maid.

A dark, deeply gratifying gem of modern American cinema.

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  • A former member
    A former member

    was pretty interesting...yeah for a sunday morning, bit too much gore but enjoyable movie, subtitles would have been really nice though...was def. entertaining...but had all sorts of sex available, all sorts of violence...lol yeah zac effons body was a nice touch ;) i did enjoy Maconnohay(?) too..all sorts of stuff in that movie...didnt miss much of a beat but was a bit stretched/bland at times...and an aligator eating feast would have been nice haha

    March 11, 2013

  • Linda G.

    Had to have eyes closed some of the time!

    March 11, 2013

  • Chris D.

    I agree with Mike on the company - good to meet everyone and I found the film bizarrely interesting and strangely entertaining for a 'thriller'. The dialogue was for most of the time difficult to follow, but happy to be distracted by Mr Efron wearing little more than his underpants for most of the film (as per). . . I think lunch in the pub afterwards was probably the best bit!

    March 10, 2013

  • Mike

    Whilst the company was good, the film wasn't, for me at least - it desperately needed subtitles for the audience to be able to make any sense of the mumbled dialogue, heaven knows what the motivations of the thoroughly unlikeable characters were, there were a number of gratuitously jarring scenes and I'd just wish it had turned into an alligator-feasting gore fest from the outset. My Stella-review "Sultry-pap" (ok I've cheated, that's 2 words, but at least I've taken the trouble to hyphenate them). Good nut roast after tho - thanks to Mariah for the non-curry arm-twisting, and Mike W and Chris for the venue suggestion :)

    1 · March 10, 2013

  • Janice G.

    I arrived a little late so missed out on the introduction.
    However the movie proved a diverse well played NOT ARTICULATE VERBAL,the name of the FILM implied that the Drama will be intense.
    And it was

    March 10, 2013

  • Kate S.

    I liked it ...... much like Colin I struggled with the dialogue sometimes, overall I enjoyed the morning out thank for spotting this.

    March 10, 2013

  • colin p.

    I really liked it BUT it did have that modern curse of too many films, a mumbled dialogue you just couldn't follow much of the time. Like Beasts Of The Southern Wild however, which had the same southern drawl, once I stopped worrying about it it didn't spoil my enjoyment of the film.
    A tough watch for a Sunday morning though with scenes of sex and violence that I'm not used to before lunch!

    1 · March 10, 2013

  • Linda G.

    Joined DoY...booked in for Sunday! Cinema on Sunday Morning......who could ask for more...what a treat!

    March 8, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    will call tomorrow...not have had time

    March 8, 2013

  • Chris D.

    They haven't done one of these for ages. . . . booked and looking forward to my first Movie Club Event!

    March 4, 2013

    • Mike

      Welcome Christine! We'll look forward to meeting you on Sunday...

      1 · March 7, 2013

  • Kate S.

    e ticket received - great looking forward to it

    March 3, 2013

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