Monday, February 04, 2008

At the Flicks

There are quite a few great films on at the Flicks at the moment:

'Cloverfield' looks completely awesome; I can't wait to see it! I love that home video edgy realistic type horror, like The Blair Witch Project. Sometimes the suspense and imaging what you can't see is so much scarier than the goriest splatterpic. I'm trying not to read too much about it though because I've only seen the teaser trailer and I don't want to spoil things.

I also really like the look of Jumper and not just because it has Hayden Christensen in. The idea of being able to teleport anywhere in the world is mind blowing! Can you imagine the possibilities? Where would you go? I have such a long list of destinations, I could easily travel the world several times over and not get bored.

Another film on my current 'must see' list is Alien v Predator Requiem. I've been a big fan of the Alien films since Ridley Scotts atmospheric masterpiece. I love the Film Noir influence of the films he made during that period - Bladerunner is one of my all time favourite films. I know that Ridley Scott hasn't made the new film but I love the idea of the two seemingly undefeatable alien races battling it out together. It makes humankind seem so fragile and our arguements so trivial. Yes, I'm a complete Sci-fi geek; Sci-fi and fantasy.

M and I went to see I am Legend last weekend - another fantastic film (and not just because Will Smith has an amazing body), but it's a poignant film, terrifying and sad, and I have to admit that I shed a tear or two; if you've seen the film, you'll know where I mean :-) I think it's quite possible for something that humans have created to mutate into something awful, wasn't the Aids virus rumoured to have mutated from something a lab created?

My car insurance company gave me a Bogof film card for renewing my policy with them. It entitles me to Buy One Get One Free cinema tickets, so we went to the cinema in town. It's not one we normally go in as we have one much nearer. In fact, we've never been into it before; I'm not sure how much I like it, I'm sure I could hear the film in the next room (?) the walls obviously aren't that well soundproofed. It would have cost the two of us about £6 ish which isn't too bad, but at the last minute M decided he wanted a pop to take in (we'd brought our own munchies with us) and that bumped the price up to nearly £10. WTF? How expensive was that drink?! M and I normally go to the early bird showing at our nearest cinema, which means that if you go before 12am, you get in for just under £4 each. It's normally not too busy in the mornings either which is a bonus.

By the way, my Blogger spell check doesn't work at the moment; is anyone else having this problem?


Kookie said...

I sobbed my way through "I am Legend"! The bit in the video rental place when he says "I promised my friend I'd say hello to you today" I was BAWLING :'(
Matt tok the piss mercilessly!

Samsara said...

For me it was the part when he realised his dog had been bit, and all the following stuff :-(



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