The funniest film ever made, but probably not on purpose

Tickets £8 from: http://www.wegottickets.com/event/367987
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This weekend, LUC screens The Room, a legendary piece of cinema that has been described as ‘Completely Bonkers’, ‘A Cult Phenomenon’ and perhaps most tellingly ‘The funniest film ever made, but probably not on purpose’.

The room plus fb flyerThere really isn’t anything else like The Room, the vision of a singular director, writer and star Tommy Wiseau – a mysterious figure both on-screen and off. To say this is a bad film is a bit like saying that Harold Shipman was a bad doctor – it might be technically correct, but it is understating the matter to a spectacular degree.

After watching the disturbingly erotic opening 15 minutes (probably through your fingers) The Room provides an unironic cavalcade of bizarrely pointless plotting, nonsensical dialogue and very, very small games of American Football.

Centred around a tortured love triangle involving rose-obsessed bum-displayer Johnny, his bored sociopath girlfriend Lisa and his over-declared best friend Mark, The Room fails in every conceivable manner and as a result is one of the most entertaining film going experiences around.

This is a film to shout at, laugh at, converse with and to throw plastic spoons at, but as Tommy Wiseau himself says: “You can laugh, you can cry, you can express yourself, but please don’t hurt each other.”

Wise Words.

Our screening of the room is preceded by the return of LUC Film Bingo, spot the films, tick them off on your bingo card and win some cool prizes including tickets to our forthcoming screenings at Leam Boat Centre and Foundry Wood!

Doors 7.30pm // Bingo 7.45pm // Film 8.30pm // Tickets are £8 which includes one free game of film bingo other games are £1 per bingo card. Tickets are on sale now from wegottickets.

This screening is at North Hall, Leamington Spa, which is the same building as Heartbreak productions, click here for a google map, or check the high res directions below…

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Festival Update: Hard Ticket To Hawaii

HARDTICKETAs is often quoted, Jean-Luc Godard once said “All you need to make a movie is a girl and a gun…”. Then pausing for a quick drag on a Gitanes he continued, “…also it doesn’t hurt if you can squeeze in an exploding blow-up doll, death by frisbee and a giant papier mache snake” – although nobody ever seems to include that bit.

Once more the Masochist Film Club returns for another evening at The Town House, this time as part of November’s Leamington Underground Cinema Festival.

Our feature presentation is the legendary Andy Sidaris picture Hard Ticket To Hawaii, a film combining the shuddering action of Miami Connection, the powerful acting of The Room and the sudden, frequent and inexplicable clothes-less-ness of Samurai Cop.

Join an elite DEA task force of kung fu experts and glamour models as they take on a drug kingpin in a plot that also somehow involves diamonds, giant mutated killer snakes and a skateboarding assassin.

The programme will also include some short films selected in competition for the LUC Short Film Prize 2015.

TICKETS £5 – on sale now – for age 18 and over

DOORS 7.30pm – STARTS 8.00pm

OVER THE TOP 14th September at The Town House

Our grubby off-shoot, the Masochist Film Club presents the sweaty, awkward, cocaine-fuelled mess that is 1987’s Over The Top. Screening at The Town House on Monday 14th September, we are delighted that this will form part of the brilliant Scalarama – The Unofficial Month Of Cinema.

Over the top POSTER_FLYERJoin Sylvester Stallone as truck driver Lincoln Hawk (or Hawx? or Hawks?), on a journey to re-connect with his estranged son, whilst also trying to win a fortune (and a new truck) through the surprisingly popular world of competitive arm wrestling.

Racking up an impressive three nominations at the Golden Raspberry Awards, Over The Top is a film that is far, far, far worse than you may remember. Stallone only agreed to do it when he got offered a record $12 million, although as he has a writing credit he should probably shoulder some of the blame.

Featuring acting that would make a drama teacher self harm, sub-plots that make less sense than Kanye West’s performance at Glastonbury and the kind of parenting that should end up with at least one person in prison, Over The Top is a crazed treat for the discerning film masochist.

Tickets for this intimate screening at the Town House are just £5 each, you can buy them now from wegottickets. Space is limited so get in quick to avoid disappointment. Doors 7.30pm – Film 8.00pm

The Masochist Film Club presents… OVER THE TOP on 14th September

Our grubby disreputable off-shoot, the Masochist Film Club, presents the sweaty, awkward, cocaine-fuelled mess that is 1987’s Over The Top.

Join Sylvester Stallone as truck driver Lincoln Hawk, on a journey to re-connect with his estranged son, whilst also trying to win a fortune (and a new truck) through the surprisingly popular world of competitive arm wrestling.

Over the top Mantzoukas quoteRacking up an impressive three nominations at the Golden Raspberry Awards, Over The Top is a film that is far, far, far worse than you may remember. Stallone only agreed to do it when he got offered a record $12 million, although as he has a writing credit he should probably shoulder some of the blame.

Featuring acting that would make a drama teacher self harm, sub-plots that make less sense than Kanye West’s performance at Glastonbury and the kind of parenting that should end up with at least one person in prison, Over The Top is a crazed treat for the discerning film masochist.

Tickets for this intimate screening on Monday 14th Septemberat the Town House will be just £5 each, either in advance or on the door. Space is limited so get in quick to avoid disappointment. You can grab them right now from wegottickets.com.

Here, in all of its glory is the trailer…

SAMURAI COP screens in Leamington Spa on Monday 11th May

“You Have The Right To Remain Silent – Dead Silent”

LUC’s evil off-shoot is back with a screening of another so-bad-its-amazing classic. This time, brace yourself for the ne plus ultra of low budget action thrillers, SAMURAI COP.

Starring the elegantly coiffured Matt Hannon in the title role and featuring the late Robert Z’dar as the evil enforcer of the, frankly, odd Katana criminal cartel – this 1991 film will amaze, confuse and entertain in equal measure.

samurai copSome key features to look out for:

  • Karate fight scenes featuring people who clearly don’t know karate
  • An ongoing inability to wear clothes
  • Amazingly inappropriate workplace banter
  • The strangest waiter ever committed to film
  • The wig, oh my god, the wig.
  • A looming Lion head wall decoration that gets more screen time than most of the cast

Doors open at 7.30pm for this special event at The Town House where exciting modifications mean that there will be a really big screen for your viewing entertainment, as well as easily available alcoholic refreshment and free popcorn for all patrons. The cinematic entertainment will begin at 8pm sharp.

Tickets are £7.50 in advance or on the door – space is limited so please grab your tickets on line or arrive early to avoid disappointment. You can grab tickets at: http://www.wegottickets.com/event/317255

Assume the position, we are screening SAMURAI COP on May 11th

samurai cop“You Have The Right To Remain Silent – Dead Silent”

Leamington Underground Cinema’s evil off-shoot The Masochist Film Club returns for an evening at The Townhouse on Monday 11th May.

Our feature presentation is the legendary ‘Samurai Cop’ – a jaw-dropping 80’s action thriller with amazingly terrible acting, hilariously misjudged hair, cheesy bedroom action and bizarrely racist cop banter.

The Townhouse bar will be open and they be putting on some very special movie food for this event. Everyone will get complementary popcorn on their arrival. Space is limited so please grab your tickets asap if you don’t want to miss this utter masterpiece.

Tickets are £7.50 in advance or on the door – you can get them from the bar at the Townhouse, at LUC Film Bingo, or online at http://www.wegottickets.com/event/317255

Check out the trailer, you’ll be glad that you did:

Prepare yourself for THE ROOM on 23rd September

The room 1000pxBefore the LUC Festival 2014 kicks off on the 7th October, we’ve got a couple of cool events to help you warm up. On Thursday 25th, Film Bingo is back at The Cask & Bottle, bringing you the chance to win £50 for being good at spotting films. Prior to this, on Tuesday 23rd September for one night only at The Zephyr Lounge, The Masochist Film Club presents THE ROOM.

A cult phenomenon of piss-poor film-making, The Room is so irretrievably strange and inept in every possible way that it has become an essential viewing experience.

Regularly playing to packed out midnight screenings of plastic spoon flinging enthusiasts, this movie is the work of Tommy Wiseau – a writer/director/actor with a singular vision and an even more singular accent. The plot revolves around a supposedly dramatic love triangle – but that takes a back seat to scene after inexplicable scene of terrible acting, bizarrely confined sporting activities and watch-it-through-your-fingers smooth love action. Oh yes.

Tickets for the screening of this truly amazing film are just £4 and can be purchased in advance online or on the night. Doors open at 8pm – it could be busy so get down early to avoid missing out!