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Film Preview: Jameson Cult Film Club Presents Reservoir Dogs

Fine Whiskey, an exclusive screening, an intriguing location, dress-up – it can only be the Jameson Cult Film Club!

For the uninitiated, Jameson Cult Film Club travels the country presenting exclusive screenings of classic and cult films in obscure but fitting locations.

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So far they have already brought us Jaws at the Greenwich Yacht Club, Seven Psychopaths in a Bethnal Green warehouse and many more unforgettable cinema experiences.

For their next event, Jameson’s will be returning to Birmingham for an unmissable screening of Tarantino’s debut film, Reservoir Dogs.

The event will take place at Liverpool’s Camp & Furnace space on the 27th and the Gibb Street Warehouse in Birmingham on the 28th February. If you are lucky enough to get tickets and attend one of these dates, you can expect a night to remember.

Jameson will be using these locations to bring the film to life by transporting you into the world of Tarantino’s colourful jewellery thieves. A fulReservoir Dogsly interactive experience will be created for you to enjoy. Upon arrival, guests will be greeted by Mr Pink, Mr White and of course, a smooth Jameson’s drink.

As well as being set-up with industrial machinery and bare brick walls, synonymous with the film’s main setting the two locations will also be transformed into unique viewing spaces for people to watch the film that made Tarantino one of the most influential new filmmakers of the 1990s.

There will also be the opportunity to look in on Joe Cabot’s notorious briefing, and watch the infamous shootout. Cops and police vehicles will also be on patrol – and if you’re really lucky Mr Blonde may be in a good enough mood to teach you his dance routine for ‘Stuck in the middle’.

With all of these interactive opportunities and a truly unmissable viewing experience, Jameson Cult Film Club’s screenings of Reservoir Dogs threatens to be their best yet.


Prometheus 2 Will Not Be Penned by Lindelof

Although some of the projects Damon Lindelof has worked on as a writer/creator have often been met with mass frustration (most notably Lost of course), there is no doubt the man has some real talent for producing original and refreshing stories full of suspense, intrigue and mystery.

I’m sure his work on the upcoming Star Trek: Into Darkness will be top draw, with the fprometheus 2ilm being enhanced substantially by his vision. But on hearing the news that he will have no involvement in the Prometheus sequel, I’ve got to say, I am somewhat relieved.

There is no doubt Prometheus was missing something. It was never going to match the critical success or cult status of Alien, but it was still an underwhelming contribution to both the much obsessed over mythology of the franchise and Ridley Scott’s portfolio.

This is not to say Lindelof was completely to blame for Prometheus’ failings (especially as his final version was a re-write of Jon Spaihts original screenplay), although when a film features actors such as Idris Elba, Charlize Theron and Michael Fassbender but you still leave the cinema feeling there was a serious lack of character development, some fingers do need to be waved towards the writing department.

Obviously a sci-fi epic aiming for box office glory does need its fair share of explosions, action set-pieces and of course, A-list stars, but this narrative suffered from an overcrowded ship full of characters whose screen time lasted only a few minutes in some cases.Prometheus 2

I think Idris Elba’s Janek had the opportunity to mumble a few sentences before meeting his demise. Compare this to any one of the crew in Alien and you realise how integral it is to allow characters the opportunity to grow and evoke empathy in order to build on a films mood, intensity, and ultimately, appeal.

So whether he’s too busy, as he revealed to Collider, or whether mutual decisions have been met for him not to return, the second Prometheus instalment should benefit from a fresh perspective and a reshuffle in the writing department.

If it is a direct continuation on from the first, Prometheus 2 only has two protagonists so far (well, one and a bit really). And if we are going to follow David and Elizabeth Shaw to the Engineers’ home planet, then surely there isn’t too much room for the discovery of more fellow earthlings on this deep space journePrometheus 2y?

Creating a story solely based around this duo and their further adventure could make for an interesting scenario, but let’s be honest; there will probably be a whole bunch of other household names squeezed into the mix by the time shooting begins.

No matter how the pre-production does unfold for the Prometheus sequel, let’s just hope that the new writer(s) decide to concentrate more on quality rather than quantity this time.