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WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS (2014)
Starring Jemaine Clement, Taika Waititi, Jonny Brugh, Stuart Rutherford, Rhys Darby, Ben Fransham and Cori Gonzalez Macuer. Directed by Jemaine Clement and Taika Waititi.

Flatmates Viago, Deacon, and Vladislav are three vampires who are just trying to get by in modern society; from paying rent and sticking to the housework roster to trying to get invited in to nightclubs, they're just like anyone else - except they're immortal and must feast on human blood. They have one more flatmate, 8000 year-old Petyr who epitomises the film's title: he sleeps in the basement, literally in The Shadows.

When Petyr turns 20-something human hipster Nick into a vampire, the guys must teach him the ropes and guide him through his newfound eternal life. In return, they are forced to learn a thing or two about modern society, fashions, technology, and the Internet. But it's the introduction of Nick's human friend, Stu, that really changes the vampire's lives and attitudes towards the ever-changing world around them.

When Stu's life is threatened, the vamps show us that maybe humans are worth fighting for, and that even though your heart may be cold and dead, it doesn't mean you can't feel anything.

REVIEWS What We Do In The Shadows - Fang-bloody-tastic Collector's Edition
What We Do In The Shadows - Comedy with bite

GREAT EXPECTATIONS (2013)
Starring Helena Bonham Carter - Miss Havisham, Ralph Fiennes - Magwitch, Jason Flemyng - Joe Gargery, Jeremy Irvine - Pip and David Walliams - Uncle Pumblechook. Directed by Mike Newell.

Young orphan Pip is given a chance to rise from his humble beginnings thanks to a mysterious benefactor. Moving through London’s class ridden world as a gentleman, Pip uses his new found position to pursue the beautiful Estella; a spoilt heiress he’s loved since childhood. Yet the shocking truth behind his great fortune will have devastating consequences for everything he holds dear.

REVIEWS Great Expectations - Outstanding performances

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