Porlock Weir, Somerset
+44 (0) 1643 862 753
Porlock Weir, Near Minehead, Somerset TA24 8PB
From £15.00 per person
Movie and a Meal
23rd and 26th October
A man forms an unexpected bond with a transient woman living in her car that's parked in his driveway.
30th and 2nd November
Dan Trachtenberg directs this thriller starring Mary Elizabeth Winstead as a young woman who is involved in a car crash. When she comes to, she finds herself a captive in the cellar of a man named Howard (John Goodman), but he assures her he has saved her from the outside world which is no longer safe due to a chemical attack now making it uninhabitable. She begins to question his story, and decides that she must see the outside world for herself. The cast also includes John Gallagher Jr., Jamie Clay and Cindy Hogan.
6th and 9th November
Four denizens of the world of high-finance predict the credit and housing bubble collapse of the mid-2000s, and decide to take on the big banks for their greed and lack of foresight.
13th and 16th November
Meryl Streep stars in the eponymous role of this comedy drama based on the true story of the American opera singer. World renowned as a virtuosic pianist, Florence Foster Jenkins has a new dream: to become a famous opera singer. Her voice, however, leaves a lot to be desired and she becomes famous for her lack of talent. Despite the constant critisicm from her peers and audiences which Florence's manager and partner St. Clair Bayfield (Hugh Grant) endeavours to keep from her, Florence battles on and, with St. Clair's help, she conquers the New York stage to become a household name.
20th and 23rd November
Jodie Foster directs this political thriller starring George Clooney, Julia Roberts and Jack O'Connell. Financial expert and TV personality Lee Gates (Clooney) has made his name as the host of the hit show 'Money Monster' giving viewers advice on where to invest their money. When avid viewer Kyle Budwell (O'Connell) takes Gates's advice and, as a result, loses all of his money, he storms the television studio taking Gates and the crew hostage. As producer Patty Fenn (Roberts) tries to talk Gates through staying calm, Budwell's agitation grows and he threatens the lives of everyone in the building. The cast also includes Dominic West, Caitriona Balfe and Giancarlo Esposito.
27th & 30th November
The arrival of Christian (Paul Schneider) to a small town in rural Australia heralds upheaval for two of the town's families. Christian has returned for the wedding of his father Henry (Geoffrey Rush) to the much younger Anna (Anna Torv) and he is unable to hide his growing resentment. Owner of the local mill, Henry has just announced it's closure, meaning unemployment for Christian's childhood friend Oliver (Ewen Leslie). During the course of Christian's stay, Oliver's father Walter (Sam Neill) and daughter Hedvig (Odessa Young) discover a secret about the circumstances of Christian's mother's death that will fundamentally shift their family dynamic.
4th & 7th December
A girl named Sophie encounters the Big Friendly Giant who, despite his intimidating appearance, turns out to be a kindhearted soul who is considered an outcast by the other giants because, unlike them, he refuses to eat children.
9th & 14th December
IN 1962 FOUR YOUNG MEN JOHN LENNON, PAUL McCARTNEY, GEORGE HARRISON AND RINGO STARR CAME TOGETHER TO FORM THE 20TH CENTURY MUSICAL PHENOMENON KNOWN AS, "THE BEATLES." The band stormed Europe in 1963, and, in 1964, they conquered America. Their groundbreaking world tours changed global youth culture forever and, arguably, invented mass entertainment as we know it today. All the while, the group were composing and recording a series of extraordinarily successful singles and albums. However the relentless pressure of such unprecedented fame, that in 1966 became uncontrollable turmoil, led to the decision to stop touring. In the ensuing years The Beatles were then free to focus on a series of albums that changed the face of recorded music. Master storyteller and Oscar winner, Ron Howard, explores this incredible journey in his own unique way: How did The Beatles do this? How did they cope with all the fame and pressure? How did they not only survive, but go on to revolutionise popular music? With original interviews, footage, staggering live performances, and the intimate study of character that Ron Howard is known for, he puts us right inside this extraordinary adventure, answering the question everyone always wants to know: What was it like to be there?!!
18th & 21st December
Kelly Macdonald and Rafe Spall star in this family adventure adapted from Arthur Ransome's classic novel set in the 1920s. While on holiday in the Lake District with their mother Mrs. Walker (Macdonald) four siblings - John (Dane Hughes), Susan (Orla Hill), Tatty (Teddie-Rose Malleson-Allen) and Roger (Bobby McCulloch) - set sail on a boat named Swallow and discover an island. As they begin to explore they realise the island has already been claimed by sisters Nancy (Seren Hawkes) and Peggy Blackett (Hannah Jayne Thorp), who have their own vessel called the Amazon. Meanwhile, the sisters' mysterious uncle Jim Turner (Spall), who lives in a houseboat and is thought of as a pirate by the Walker children, has become the target of secret agent Lazlow (Andrew Scott). When Jim is taken captive the Walkers and the Blacketts put aside their rivalry and band together on a mission to discover what happened to him. The cast also features Jessica Hynes, Richard Bremmer and Harry Enfield.
25th & 28th December
Peter Mullan stars as the titular tramp on a journey from Scotland to London in this British drama. Following years of living in shelters and motorway service stations, Hector McAdam (Mullan) hitch-hikes his way from Scotland to London to visit his brother Peter (Ewan Stewart) and hopefully reconnect with the rest of his estranged family. As he makes his annual pilgrimage to a London homeless shelter in time for Christmas, Hector finds himself confronted with figures from his past, more comfortable, life as the story of how he arrived in his current predicament begins to emerge.
1st & 4th January
Amy Mitchell (Kunis) is a 32-year-old, happily married, committed mother-of-two who works as a sales rep for a coffee company. But after finding out her husband is cheating on her, Amy becomes fed up with her stressful life and decides to take action. She quits the PTA in protest of its overbearing leader Gwendolyn (Applegate) and gets together with some of her fellow mothers for a wild and liberating night on the town. Along with town outcast and single mum Carla (Kathryn Hahn) and worn out mother-of-four Kiki (Bell), Amy hits the bars for an all-night bender that allows the trio to let loose in a wild, indulgent trip of liberation before deciding to make some important changes to their lives, including tackling Gwendolyn head-on.