…some movies! I loathe the cinema. Fucking animals all in there, no idea how to behave, chatting, scoffing, looking at their damn phones. Is it you? Is it? What is wrong with you? I would 100 times rather be behind the curve and watch movies in the comfort of my own home. My husband despairs.
So! New up on TiVo:
I loved everything about this film. It’s like Training Day but less scary and with Emily Blunt as the Ethan Hawke character. Worst first day at new job ever. Benicio Del Toro and Josh Brolin looking hot – but then I do love a rugged old dog.
… about the uncovering of the Lance Armstrong doping campaign. If Armstrong is a third of as much of a jerk as he’s played by this chappy in the film, I need to give Sheryl Crow a ring and ask her WHAT SHE WAS THINKING BABEZ. Chris O’Dowd is good. Not as boring as you think it’s going to be. I mean, quite boring, but also: short.
I’m with you on the cinema, 2 things that have baffled me in my recent life- 1. Watch with baby cinema when your baby is tiny. Why???? Instead I used to get my baby all settled in his little basket, put a movie on my own television and watch it with a cup of tea and a biscuit(s). WHY would I have put myself through the stress of making myself look presentable, driving all the way to the west end and sitting in a cinema with hundreds of other babies??? That does not sound fun or relaxing. 2. My boyfriend keeps saying ‘when are we going to the cinema?’ The answer is never. Again, why would I go to the bother of finding a babysitter, getting washed and dressed and driving to the local bloody shopping centre to eat a rubbish bit of shopping centre food and then go to the cinema??? No, stay at home, put the baby to bed and watch a movie in my own house in my pyjamas.
I am so anti-social.
I just typed a big rant against the cinema but my phone made it disappear. I need a new phone. In summary, ‘watch with baby’ cinema showings a bizarre idea that sounds neither fun nor relaxing, and when my boyfriend asks ‘when are we going to the cinema?’ and I answer NEVER he seems to think I’m joking. I’m not. I’m very definitely not. Elaine x
Pan Ford (@Pandora_Ford) says
Thank God I am not alone in my cinema hatred. My husband loves it and sometimes I relent and go with him as a treat. Our local screen is in Lakeside. Imagine it. I just sit there listening to the idiot next to me chewing their processed, shitty snacks whilst simultaneously wanting to scream/ commit murder. Who in their right mind pays for such an experience?
I hate the cinema – too hot so I always fall asleep, too expensive (£50 if you include babysitter) and other people. Ugh. On the sofa with a cup of tea and my specs on is my happy film place. We watched The Martian this weekend and it is super super – and (older) kids can watch too as its a 12 and only has a bit of swearing in it. I listen to the Mark Komode/Simon Mayo film show podcasts though instead of actually going to the cinema anymore – much more fun.
I hate the cinema because I am irrationally afraid I will suddenly do something socially unacceptable. Like shout “SHUT UP” at the screen. It’s also because I don’t have a very good attention span and can never follow the plot. I also hate all the other people BEING there. But occasionally I am dragged along and do enjoy it.
like you’re worried you’ll shout SHUT UP at the actors on the screen? omg that is too funny. that really made me laugh
I only go to the cinema now with my 4 year old – kids club £1.50. It is quite a nice little artsy cinema but I have to sit on the end of the aisle, so I know escape is there if I need it. I once exploded a bag of M&Ms just before the lights went down, so I know other people potentially hate me as much as I do them. We’re so dull we wait until films we like are in the library. This weekend we got out Mike the Knight, Thomas and the Dinosaurs and Mad Max: Fury Road. Would also recommend The Martian. Sicario sounds good.
Also, my husband an I recently both enjoyed “Rush”, a film about how good looking Chris Hemsworth is, interpersed with some car stuff.
Rush was ACE! I loved the two guys chanting, ‘Nikki Lauda Nikki Lauda Nikki Lauda’.
We save cinema for massive action films (yawn) and go only because my husband gets free tickets with his bank account, but we struggle to find even three films a year to see. The rest we watch on dvd rentals (doesn’t affect our mingy broadband allowance) with booze and dog. Much better. Though I do love the opera/ballet screenings at the cinema which are SO much cheaper than actually going to Covent Garden, esp from Glos, and are full of splendid old people eating M&S picnics in their seats and swilling lukewarm fizz from plastic cups in the interval. Just like Glyndebourne but far worse dressed (and no traffic) ….
Glyndebourne is hugely overrated
Gawd, it is. I was only taken once and was v disappointed to discover there was an actual opera house and not an open-air stage! I had been hoping for tiaras and straw bales but it was hideously corporate.