A Grand Day Out At The Cinema

Last week Twitter was awash with debate about what would make more people go to the cinemas over staying home. For a while I had been pondering a post about similar things so I went back to it and did a little mash-up of the two.

I don't know anyone that's perfectly happy with anything, so when asked the question there were a lot of different suggestions, some that clearly showed that people don't understand the differences between cinemas and movie studios, but some showed some promise.

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What the community wants
There were some definite points of agreement:
A ticket to the movies is not cheap. Prices have gone up since I moved here, and are significantly higher than the £2.70 I remember paying when I was going in my youth. (Jeez how old am I, right?!)
I had a look around. Everyman £13.80Showcase £11.30Cineworld £10.90 (£17.90 per month Unlimited membership, 12 months)Watershed £10Odeon £5.75 (£17.99 per month Limitless membership, 12 mon…

Movies Of 2018 - July Recapped!

July, the month of heatwaves and extortionately high electricity bills that we thought we were over now the heating was off. But on the plus side... those cinema screens are air conditioned! The listings felt a little light this month but I still managed to get more than my fair share of films in.

The First Purge ★★★★☆
After the rise of a third political party, the New Founding Fathers of America, an experiment is conducted, no laws for 12 hours on Staten Island. No one must stay during the experiment yet there is $5,000 for anyone who does.

Colour me pleasantly surprised by this one. I'd never really fancied the others, and honestly, still not bothered with them. But I wouldn't mind seeing this one again. I think it's mainly the idea of the origin story that interested me more, and it doesn't disappoint on that for me.

It showed something more than just a horror action flick. There were moments of community and loyalty, and it showed that even a bad guy can see the d…

Shark Week 🦈 Movie Marathon

With Shark Awareness day passing me by I was mortified that I'd missed my chance to have a good old fashioned shark infested movie marathon. But those sharks never let me down.


So with that fact, as well as The Meg and Sharknado 6 being on the horizon, it really is a great time to be alive... so that you can watch people get chomped on my our little shark buddies.

Quite honestly I'd watch anything if you put a shark in it... on that note... if any of you are aware of a musical with an actual shark in it please let me know.

I love shark movies, mainly because they're so ridiculous that it makes you side with the sharks. If we learn anything from the plethora of movies out there it's that sharks are comedic geniuses.

I'd also quite like to see a shark movie from the shark's point of view...

"My name is Bruce. You killed my father with a chainsaw! Prepare to die!"

These aren't really reviews of the movies, rather a dissection of…

Movies Of 2018 - June Recapped!

Looking at this month I can tell that it's going to very back end heavy. But everyone like a big booty so I'm sure it's going to be fine!

I'm already calling a no show on Hereditary this month. Everything in the trailer screamed nope very loudly, and I'm going to take it as a sign. (People have since told me that it really wasn't that bad, but I've decided life is too short for that nonsense.)

Let's talk about over scheduling shall we? The end of this month is pretty jam packed with new films. Six of them to be precise. All coming out on Friday 29th. This is also the day that starts my five day weekend. Doctor's orders. Take a break. So those six films aren't so much of a problem. In fact, it's happened very handily as under normal circumstances I wouldn't have been able to see one of them if I was at my own cinema.

Bring on the movies!
Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom ★★★★☆
When the island's dormant volcano begins roaring to life, Ow…

Movies Of 2018 - May Recapped!

This month was very front end heavy. I've now got to drag myself back in time a bit as I stupidly didn't write my waffle when I saw the films... *sigh* I'll remember for next month.
Sherlock Gnomes ★★☆☆☆
Garden gnomes, Gnomeo & Juliet, recruit renowned detective Sherlock Gnomes to investigate the mysterious disappearance of other garden ornaments.

I really wasn't sure where I was going to fall on this one. It was fine, but predictable. Very predictable. It passed the time with some chuckles but nothing that really split my sides. I doubt this will be one I'll watch again. It's main benefit is that it isn't as bad as Duck Duck Goose. [05/05]
I Feel Pretty ★★☆☆☆
A woman struggling with insecurity wakes from a fall believing she is the most beautiful and capable woman on the planet. Her new confidence empowers her to live fearlessly, but what happens when she realizes her appearance never changed?

Personally I'm not a fan of Amy Schumer, but I was sor…

Movies Of 2018 - April Recapped!

This month I was struggling to work out how I'd see anywhere near as many new films as I did last month. I'm still not sure it's going to live up to they hype of March, even with the amount of pre-booked tickets I have.

I'm going to start this one with a re-evaluation of the scoring system as I've been asked how I decide on what they are.

☆ - So far nothing has suffered so much that it has got no stars... I'm not even sure what a film would have to do to sink this low.

★ - One stars are saved for those films that out of all possible categories (acting, scenery, plot, effects, etc) only actually ended up ticking one (maybe two) of the boxes.

★★ - Two stars go to those films that might not have struck a cord with me but I can appreciate what it was, how it was done, and how it would appeal to other viewers.

★★★ - Sitting right in the middle, the three star films are ones I liked, but would have liked better had they had something tweaked. If they were on the TV w…