"Best Picture" Academy Awards nominee, "Zero Dark Thirty" with Jessica Chastain

News Flash: A moist-eyed Jessica Chastain Monday won the Golden Globes award as best actress in a drama for "Zero Dark Thirty," honoring director Kathryn Bigelow for creating a role that allowed her to break gender roles.

"This film stars Jessica Chastain. One could even argue that the film is Jessica Chastain and her character. She plays "Maya," a lone wolf CIA agent who sticks to her conviction that bin Laden is not in a cave in Afghanistan, hunched over a kidney dialysis machine, but is likely living in relatively open sight.

"The subtext deserves a movie of its own, about a disagreement between macho males who feast on torture and hard-boiled guts, and a woman who depends on more on her intelligence and imagination. The leading male characters in the opening of the film are in the tradition of that beloved formula in which an expert team acts together with high tech. Maya, on the other hand, is more like the dutiful female heroine of one of those thrillers set in big business and corporate finance, who uses no privileged intelligence but is willing to fly in the face of the way men have always done things."

- Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times, who rated this film 3 stars out of 4 stars


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77% of viewers liked this movie (out of 15,732 votes)
93% of selected movie critics recommended it (out of 170 reviews)

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Duration: 2 hours, 37 mins
Stars: Jessica Chastain, Joel Edgerton and Chris Pratt
Director: Kathryn Bigelow
Writer: Mark Boal (screenplay)
Language: English with Thai subtitles


Please let us know you will be coming by clicking your RSVP above right.

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Locations and Schedule

6:45 pm - 7:45 pm - Coffee, snacks, and conversation at True Life / True Coffee (old branch) corner of Siam Square Soi 3 (one block off Rama 1 Road), not to be confused with the two newer True Coffee branches in Siam Square.  (Yes, there are THREE True Coffee branches in Siam Square.) Please read the detailed directions below so you don't end up at the wrong True Coffee branch.

7:45 pm - Walk to the theater. We will buy the tickets together so the group can sit together.  Tickets are only 100 baht per person (every-day price there).

8:00 pm - The movie, "Zero Dark Thirty" with Jessica Chastain, Joel Edgerton, Chris Pratt at the Apex Lido Cinema, Rama 1 Road, Siam Square.


After the movie - a 10-minute discussion of the movie.  Why did we like or not like the movie?

After the discussion - If you want to suggest a restaurant for some of us to go next, please don't be shy.

You can attend the coffee hour and/or the movie.  You don't have to be at both.


Directions

(1) Leave the BTS Skytrain Siam (Central) Station at Exit 2. (If you're not arriving by Skytrain and you're walking under the Skytrain station towards MBK, pass by True Coffee and the Apple Shop in the building called "Digital Gateway.")

(2) When you reach the bottom of the stairs, do a "U-turn" to head in the opposite direction past True Coffee and the Apple Shop in the building called "Digital Gateway."

(3) When you reach the cross street, you are at Siam Square Soi 3.

(4) Turn left and walk one block. On the corner, you will see True Life / True Coffee.  It's across the street from Kasikorn Bank (K-Bank). We will be on the ground floor.

Grab coffee and a snack and join us for 60 minutes of conversation before we go to the movie!


Art, Organizer
Bangkok Coffee and Movie Meetup Group

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  • A former member
    A former member

    very engaging and an interesting story

    2 · January 20, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Hi John ! I'm not sure because i have a couple of friends in town so I'll probably do something else with them.

      January 25, 2013

    • John S.

      We'll miss you. Hope to see you and Deborah at the next one

      January 25, 2013

  • kerri f.

    Too long on the torturing scenes, also too much emphasis on the beautiful smart CIA agent BUt the SEAL capture section was enthralling.

    January 20, 2013

  • James M.

    Ehhhhhhh...so-so...and too long. Chastain should be charged with overacting.

    January 20, 2013

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