School Of Rock
Jack Black stars as a hell-raising guitarist with delusions of grandeur. Kicked out of his band and desperate for work, he impersonates a substitute teacher and turns a class of fifth grade high-achievers into high-voltage rock and rollers. Joan Cusack portrays the principal of the private school where Black is prepping the kids for a Battle of the Bands.
Rising young stars Colin Hanks and Schuyler Fisk head up an outstanding cast including Jack Black (Shallow Hal), Catherine O'Hara (Home Alone), John Lithgow (3rd Rock From The Sun), Harold Ramis and Lily Tomlin in this outrageous coming-of-age comedy. Shaun Brumder (Hanks) is content to be a bright, talented, but unfocused Southern California surf slacker - until the day he discovers a novel by acclaimed author Martin Skinner. Inspired, he suddenly realises is life's ambition: to leave behind mind-numbing Orange County and study creative writing with Skinner at Stanford University. But after being denied enrolment due to an admissions error, Shaun is forced to seek help not only from his girlfriend Ashley (Fisk) but also his hopelessly dysfunctional parents (O'Hara & Lithgow), stoner brother Lance (Black), and a host of hilarious circumstances to make his dream of escaping his hometown nightmare a reality.
Without A Paddle
Seth Green, Matthew Lillard and Dax Shepard star in this offbeat comedy as childhood friends whose lives have drifted apart but must reunite following the sudden death of a fourth friend.
The trio finds out that he was hot on the trail of the $200,000 that vanished with real-life airplane hijacker D.B. Cooper in 1971. After discovering a map left behind, they decide to follow its course to claim the loot. They soon run into a few things that their friend hadn't planned on, including backwoods pot farmers with itchy trigger fingers, beautiful tree-living hippies and a bear with maternal instincts that knows no bounds!
Also starring a hilarious Burt Reynolds, Without A Paddle proves that it's better to be down a river than up a creek.
3 October 2005