I’m telling you. This is a big deal. It’s been so long since the two of us have gotten up on a Saturday morning, run our errands early and caught the early showing of a movie.
It was epic. We hadn’t gone to see a movie in ….forever!!
Oh yeah. We do movies the older people way. And we go to the earliest possible show. Usually around 11 ish. Why? You ask. Well, for one thing, it’s less expensive and we get not only the senior discount, but the matinee showings are cheaper so it’s a double discount.
Another thing is that the movie is never crowded. I can’t stand a crowded movie.
I dunno who this Shale guy is, but this is how Bonaparte and I like our movie viewing–in an empty theatre! Whoever he is, Shale is one smart dude!
And it’s because when we do end up in a crowded movie, we usually end up sitting in a row where viewers hadn’t eaten in a week and decide that this movie is where they will consume every candy, every buttery, salted, greasy kernel of popcorn, in the largest bucket they can find, every nacho with gooey processed cheese-food and every large soda the concession stand sells.
This guy…he’s always in the row I sit in!
And they must do this in ten trips. Which means that ten times I should get up so hungry mungry can pass by.
In addition, if we catch the earliest showing, I don’t have to listen to rude gabbers talking while the movie is playing.
And this girl, she’s usually in the seat in front of me, but I don’t sit back quietly about it!
I’ve been known to get up mid-film and yelling to movie-goers to “Shut the eff up”. Yes. I have. Ask my kids. Ask Bonaparte!
Yes Niecy Nash. I AM going to sedate somebody!! I paid good money at a senior discounted price. I want to watch the movie in peace!
But, I also like my Saturdays to get my nails done, write, putz around in the great outdoors—and going to a later movie just ruins the timing of the day for both of us. I haven’t been to a night movie in years. Wait. I’m lying. The last time was at the premiere in Paris for “Demain Tout Commence”. But that was special.
It was very special to go to Paris to see Bonaparte’s cousin’s movie–but it was very crowded.
So anyway, we went this past Saturday to see the film “Dunkirk”. This is the film that focuses on three different elements of the Dunkirk Evacuation, an unfortunate event that was a blow to Britain. I won’t tell anymore about the movie’s plot because I do not believe in spoilers.
The movie was great! Visually it was beautiful although very intense.
What I will say is that I wasn’t thrilled about the idea of seeing a “War” movie, but Bonaparte really wanted to see it. I’m glad we saw it because the film was fantastic! It was a visual stunner and there wasn’t a lot of dialogue—there was no need for excessive chatter. The acting was terrific. Cillian Murphy, Tom Hardy, Kenneth Branagh, Mark Rylance, Fionn Whitehead–they were all incredibly intense. Harry Styles of the boy band “One Direction” was in it and he was great!
Cillian Murphy of the most beautiful man cheekbones of all time played a very disturbed soldier
Fionn Whitehead was great as the brooding Tommy
Tom Hardy stole my heart–but he always does..
Mark Rylance (with Cillian Murphy) had a paramount role. I’m not saying any more.
Kenneth Branagh had a role about as small as this photo–but he’s always fantastic!
The biggest surprise was Harry Styles of the boy band One Direction. He can act!!!
And here’s the thing.
Another reason we haven’t been to the movies in a while because the crop of movies that Hollywood is turning out is garbage!!
It’s true. Many movies are “Les Miserables” in the literal meaning!
I think we must’ve seen six trailers before Dunkirk started. Only one looked worth going to see. The remake of “Murder on the Orient Express” Yes. Another remake but this one looks fun and entertaining.
I know. It’s been remade many times but this version looks like 100 percent fun!
Entertainment. That’s why I love going to the movies. Under normal circumstances, I want an escape. I don’t want to be reminded of sickness, climate change, earthly or unearthly disasters or violence. (Caveat—I do enjoy a good story about WW 1 or WW2 every now and then).
Here’s a visual from the movie “Geostorm”. I can’t even….
I’m 62 years old. I don’t want so to see a movie for kids. I want an adult story. One with humor and pathos. And they are nowhere around because they have been replaced by movies about Minions and Superheroes.
Yeah. I get it. I know she’s empowering. But it’s a comic book character!!!!!
And I realize that a great number of adults love the minions. I am not one of those aduts.
And quite frankly, I’m tired of Disney movies!
I want another movie like “Big Night”—did you see it? I highly recommend this wonderful film for the adult mind. If you see it on DVD buy it–or rent it if available! It’s an oldie but goodie.
A great story and a great cast makes for a great movie!
The music was so great I purchased the CD and play it regularly. Here’s one of the songs: Claudio Villa with “Stornelli Amorosi” I don’t know what it means but if I saw it on a menu, I’d order it!