Gravity 3D (12A)

As usual I'll be in the upstairs bar from around 5.30


How could a physics teacher not go to a film called gravity? Plus it has George Clooney AND Sandra Bullock in it, so everyone has someone to go gooey about.
This is the blurb: 


"The fate of astronauts marooned in space might seem a familiar plotline, but as conceived by director Cuarón (CHILDREN OF MEN), it becomes a visual magnum opus as well as drama of the highest order.

Clooney is wisecracking space veteran Kowalsky, Bullock the rookie scientist Stone, and in a staggering 13-minute opening take we see her drifting helplessly from a wrecked space shuttle. Clooney is no stranger to the isolation of space – he starred in Soderbergh’s SOLARIS remake – but in GRAVITY his emotional reach extends even further as their battle for survival intensifies, and in her range of reactions to their worsening predicament, Bullock’s performance matches his.

Above all, though, it’s the technical achievements of Cuarón and cinematographer Emmanuel Lubezki that will leave you reeling with amazement. "


A nice early start and the cheap Tuesday ticket might lead to a trip to the Chilli Pickle Bistro afterwards. If there is any interest shown I'll book a table.

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  • Mike

    Apart from Tuesday being tennis coaching night, the only reason I didn't come with you guys is that I promised to take my Mum to see it at the Crawley Cineworld Imax today, so just back and wanting to belatedly join in the conversation...

    OK, so it wasn't the most cerebral of experiences but, Whew! what a thrillingly entertaining ride! The ratcheting tension of trying to escape from a recurring threat by scooting desperately around a collection of international space-stations, all the while surrounded by the most stunningly immersive 'look back at earth' visuals, was often breath-taking.

    November 13, 2013

    • Jackie

      I'm impressed by your mum!

      November 14, 2013

    • Mike

      ...quite right too, Jackie - she makes the most amazing Vegetable Soup!!!

      November 17, 2013

  • Duncan P.

    Hi
    nice to meet you briefly Stella, sorry I couldn't do the afters and meet others.
    As for the movie, gripped from the start, with the building audio to a deafening slam and impressed Cuaron gave us along opening shot of earth (altogether like the start of There will be blood), in fact amazing visuals throughout. A collection of powerful cinematic set pieces harnessed together by what seemed like a good premise with an unnecessary back story. I felt the situation was enough to create the emotional edge needed for Bullock, I was too far removed from her previous 'world' to engage or dare I say care. 1000mph shrapnel coming your way every 90 miniutes, what more do you need?
    Clooneys simple part, played out perfectly in his usual way.
    Best 3D movie after Avatar, maybe better, with a few years of technical tuning on its side. A sensory experience, I felt cold, I felt dizzy, I felt small.

    1 · November 14, 2013

    • Stella K.

      Glad you enjoyed it Duncan and yes the 3D was as good as Avatar but story inadequate and as you say unnecessary. Hope you'll be able to make some other events.

      November 14, 2013

  • jo

    Thought the movie was visionally amazing .enjoyed the food at the chilly pickle and enjoyed discussion about the film afterwards .good crowd of like minded people
    Thankyou Colin and Stella for organizing Jo

    November 14, 2013

  • Andy H.

    One of most visually stunning films I've seen and one where the 3d actually works. This may sound morose but was ruined by the last ten minutes. Had tears in my eyes when Sandra is dying listening to the radio signal of the dog and thought that this was almost the perfect ending only to be rescued by inspiration from the ghost of the ghost of George.

    November 13, 2013

  • Stella K.

    It was a special effects movie and I was expecting more from Cuaron, dreadful inane script, now I understand written by the director and his son. It was more superwoman without gravitas. The meal afterwards cheered me up.

    November 13, 2013

  • Jackie

    Great film. I loved the beginning with the 2 of them fixing the space station as if it was some kind of car. Sorry didn't make the meal, it was after a long and difficult day.

    November 13, 2013

  • Bill B.

    Good popcorn movie but nothing more. Meal and company afterwards were both very enjoyable. A fine evening. Bravo to Colin and Stella!

    November 13, 2013

  • colin p.

    I really enjoyed the film. The best 3D I've ever seen and really well done. It isn't a serious film by any means and most of the science is risible but much better than I was expecting.

    November 12, 2013

  • Kate

    Great film & friendly welcome, delicious dinner at Chilli Pickle. Thanks Colin & Stella

    November 12, 2013

  • Mary L.

    I thought this film was brilliant - great photographs of space and I found I was on the edge of my seat from start to finish but I know others didn't agree. Also good to see Sandra being the heroine rather than sexy George!

    November 12, 2013

  • Margaret

    Really enjoyed the film, gripping throughout.

    November 12, 2013

  • Andrew

    Stella, unfortunately I have man-flu so won't be able to make it tonight for the film or meal. Sorry

    November 12, 2013

  • Jackie

    Hi stella
    Im happy to take Sabhia's place at CP.

    November 12, 2013

    • Stella K.

      Perfect Jackie, see you later xx

      November 12, 2013

  • Stella K.

    Ok guys, table is booked for 8.15pm and I have upped the numbers twice and it is now for 15 people confirmed. Unless someone bales, we cannot have any more on what is a very large table.

    November 12, 2013

    • Sabiha

      Hi Stella, I'm one of the Chilli Picke attendees, but unfortunately, I cannot come out tonight (work). I hope someone can take my place. Sabiha

      November 12, 2013

  • Sabiha

    Hello everyone, I'm sooo sorry but due to work, I cannot come out tonight after all. Such a shame, I've already paid for my Gravity ticket. Hopefully catch you all another time. Sabiha

    November 12, 2013

  • colin p.

    Right folks, looks like we are on track to break all records. I am working in the Worthing area until around 4.00; which means I should be at the Dorset in plenty of time unless the A27 is having one of its bad days.
    I will either see you there, in the cinema or outside at the end.
    Bye for now,
    Colin

    November 12, 2013

  • Bill B.

    I'll join you all at the Chilli pickle too.

    November 11, 2013

  • Dez M.

    Sorry can't make it tomorrow, working late. Enjoy the film.

    November 11, 2013

  • Sabiha

    Bought my ticket today. See you all at The Dorset at 5.30pm or at Komedia later on.

    November 11, 2013

  • Valerie

    Wish I could but am working until 7pm :(

    November 11, 2013

  • Chris D.

    Gutted I can't make this, will have to slope off one afternoon this week to participate in all your feedback!

    November 11, 2013

  • Ruby

    http://www.thechillipickle.com/...­

    Also, The chilli pickle menu link

    1 · November 10, 2013

  • Ruby

    I have a spare pair of 3D specs for anyone that hasn't paid...they didn't work out as sunglasses but im laughing now!

    November 10, 2013

  • Jackie

    This is the gist of an interview with Cuaron on Mexican TV. A TV reporter asks him something to the effect of "for all of us who love and make films, I suppose the biggest question of all is how did you get around the difficulties of filming in space?" completely serious. Cuarón goes with it and says that at first it was difficult and that he got a bit seasick but everyone got used to it after the first couple of days. You can't make it up. If you speak Spanish worth checking out!

    1 · November 8, 2013

  • colin p.

    Last message from me I hope.
    1) Hope everyone has got their tickets O.K.
    2) We are a very large party and we may not all meet up beforehand. I will hover around downstairs for a bit after the film to gather the Chilli Picklers together and exchange a few well-chosen words with everyone else. Non-eaters who fancy going for a pint, the Basket maker's Arms is just around the corner.
    3) As I said above I will be in the Dorset 20 minutes to half an hour before the show begins.
    4) For anyone who hasn't seen, there is a spaceman on the roof

    https://www.facebook.com/media/s...­

    See you Tuesday,

    Colin

    November 8, 2013

  • Mary L.

    Was just checking ticket price out of interest and you have to book a seat so presume we will have to sit randomly as too complicated for a big group to book together.

    November 6, 2013

    • colin p.

      Hi Mary, yes is the straightforward answer to your question, particularly for a group as large as this, but I'm in F12 if that helps.

      November 7, 2013

  • colin p.

    Dear all,

    Although experience suggests not all 27 of us will actually turn up on Tuesday this is nevertheless too big a group to meet in the upstairs bar at Komedia. We did once hit 30 I believe on a Meet Up this year, so we are not far off the record!
    Can I suggest the Dorset across the road and slightly further north. It is a cafe bar and so serves coffee and light snacks as well as alcohol. I'll aim for the left-hand end as you walk in but obviously can't promise where exactly I'll be sat.

    See you Tuesday,

    Colin

    November 6, 2013

    • Mary L.

      Good idea Colin will try and get there first or if not see everybody at the Komedia.

      November 6, 2013

    • Kate

      Thanks Colin, look forward to meeting you and others next week & yes please - confirmed for Chilli Pickle

      November 7, 2013

  • colin p.

    Right folks, I've got around 9-13 for the Chilli Pickle afterwards. Are there any other takers before I book the table? The names I've got so far are:
    Mary, Hazel (+2?), Kate, Andrew, Anthony, Jo, Sabiha, Ruby, Stella? Nigel?

    I'm going to post a separate message about where to meet as I think 27 is too big a group to meet in the upstairs bar.

    November 6, 2013

    • Cathy S

      much I love Chili Pickle am on a bit of a tight budget at mo so will have to miss out on a yummy dosa.. :o( Enjoy enjoy..

      November 6, 2013

    • Sabiha

      Very much looking forward to it. I love Chilli Pickle.

      November 6, 2013

  • Mary L.

    Saw a preview and the film looks gripping! Yes also up for Chilli Pickle.

    November 5, 2013

  • Hazel

    Up for chilli p too

    November 3, 2013

  • Hazel

    Can't wait!

    November 3, 2013

  • Kate

    Hi -I'm Kate, new to the group, heard this reviewed tonight and want to see it! Possible yes to Chilli Pickle - it is a great place, but early start on weds ....

    October 28, 2013

  • Andrew

    Booked G8 - see you there.
    I'm up for the Chilli Pickle too.

    October 27, 2013

  • Anthony

    Please count me in for the Chilli Pickle. It's a great place!

    October 23, 2013

  • jo

    hi . I am Jo and the idea of going to the chilli Pickle after the movie sounds fab . Also please count me in for meal .
    Thanks Colin , look forward to meeting you Jo

    October 23, 2013

  • Sabiha

    Hi, I'm new to this group and looking forward to Gravity 3D. Please count me in for Chilli Pickle afterwards.

    October 22, 2013

  • Ruby

    Chilli Pickle sounds like a real treat- I'm keen

    October 22, 2013

  • Jo

    I saw a trailer for this last night - Sandra Bullock spends a LOT of time hyperventilating & panicking. George Clooney is in it though so I might see it at some point! I went to see 'Enough Said' which was AMAZING by the way - I highly recommend it. James Galdolfini was ace as was the rest of the cast. It was an absolutely lovely film and you spend most of it with a little smile on your face. You should try to see it if you can.

    October 22, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    do you have to be member to get the cinema tickets cheap?

    October 20, 2013

    • colin p.

      You have to be a member of Picturehouse cinemas. Whether you are a member of the Meet Up group or not doesn't make any difference.

      October 21, 2013

  • Anthony

    This promises to be pure cinema and I can't wait to be set adrift in it.

    October 20, 2013

  • Anthony

    This promises to be pure cinema and I can't wait to be set adrift in it.

    October 20, 2013

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