Snowpiercer

Let's go and see "Snowpiercer" at the Nova. This is a Korean sci-fi thriller by the director of "The Host" and executive producer of "Oldboy", based upon a French graphic novel, i.e., comic book novel. It has received excellent reviews, for its originality, socio-political message and for its action sequences. In this film, most of humanity has become extinct, except for a select few who live in the luxurious globe-trotting train "Snowpiercer". This film stars Chris Evans, Tilda Swinton, Ed Harris, Jamie Bell, Octavia Spencer and Song Kang-Ho. 

Please only RSVP if you will attend; no shows will be recorded for future reference. 

Date: Saturday, 26th July, 2014

Time: Meet at 1:40pm for the 2:10pm session.  As there is no allocated seating for this session, we will enter the cinema at approximately 1:55pm.

Place: Meet outside "Black Orange" in the arcade outside Cinema Nova. Please note that "Black Orange" is a ladies' clothing store, not a cafe. "Black Orange" is roughly opposite the box office. 

You can buy tickets online at the following link, in advance, if you wish. This will allow you to pay using your credit card, and is the only way to buy directly using credit. 

http://www.cinemanova.com.au/catalogue/coming_soon/42419

(If this doesn't work, just go to http://www.cinemanova.com.au/, go to the right panel, and select movie title "Snowpiercer").

Please note that all purchases at the box office are cash only. The only way to pay using a credit card is online, in advance. If you need to use a debit or credit card, the Westpac ATM in the arcade may be of assistance but you will be charged cash advance or other bank withdrawal fees unless you use a Westpac/St George savings account. 

There are no seat allocations so we can purchase tickets individually. Please be on time as we will need to enter early to get good seats. 

Cinema Nova members receive a small discount (usually around $5) from the ticket price. 

Duration: 126 minutes 

Rating: MA15+ (Strong impact themes and violence)

Genre: Action, Thriller, Sci-fi

Language: English (with some Korean and French with English subtitles)

Director: Joon-ho Bong
Writers: Joon-ho Bong, Kelly Masterson
Stars: Chris Evans, Jamie Bell, Tilda Swinton

Reviews: Rotten Tomatoes (93% critic; 93% audience); Metacritic (84%)

Links:
IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1706620
Rotten Tomatoes: http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/snowpiercer/ 

Synopsis:
In this sci-fi epic from director Bong Joon Ho (The Host, Mother), a failed global-warming experiment kills off most life on the planet. The final survivors board the SNOWPIERCER, a train that travels around the globe via a perpetual-motion engine. When cryptic messages incite the passengers to revolt, the train thrusts full-throttle towards disaster. 

Post-film discussion: After the film those who are interested will go to Threshermann's Bakehouse (221 Faraday St, Carlton). Other post-film discussion venues will not be introduced.

There will not be a pre-film lunch prior to this session; however, Brunetti's in Lygon Court or Sea Salt on Lygon St, adjacent to the Lygon Court entrance, are good options for a quick bite or for takeaway if you want to get something to eat prior to the session.

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  • Nat

    I thought this suffered a bit from 'Watchmen' syndrome in that, adapting it from a graphic novel the film makers had to edit so much out that a lot of what must have made the original story so compelling had been lost. As an allegory for 21st C. society - the minority of wealthy individuals living it up at the front of the train while the impoverished majority languish at the rear - it was only partially successful while the relentless savagery made the film at times seem like a movie-length version of the infamous 'hammer corridor' scene from Old Boy. Having said that, for all of its 2-plus hour running time I found 'Snowpiercer' quite compelling.

    1 · July 27

  • A former member
    A former member

    Interesting premise but the film didn't work for me, other than the violent actions scenes which brought the film to life a bit, I felt the rest was full of clichés and familiar faces reprising all too familiar roles. Shame, I think it could have been a lot better...

    July 27

  • elisa

    very violent....but interesting....a movie about society hierarchy....first class..second class...and no class

    1 · July 27

  • Ruth C

    The filming was well done, and there were some interesting concepts, but the violence was over-the-top and unnecessary for the story. I am glad to have had the opportunity of seeing it though.

    1 · July 26

  • Simon

    Interesting and insightful social commentary, though overly bleak and heavy on the action sequences and gore. Thanks to all who attended and hope to see you again soon :)

    1 · July 26

    • Jimmy L

      Agree on the level of violence, a few spots of needlesss brutality. The pacing seemed to run a little hot and cold too. Overall though, I enjoyed it. :D

      July 26

  • John

    There's a rally holding up trams on Swanston. Hopefully will get there soon

    July 26

  • Julian

    Simon I apologise I had to investigate a problem with one of our servers very early in the am and completely overslept, I dont think I can make it in in time. Really sorry for the no show.

    July 26

    • Simon

      Ok, thanks for letting me know. See you some other time :)

      July 26

  • Laura

    I'm not able to make it after all .. Something urgent has come up. V disappointed as looked a great film. Good to see you last night simon :)

    July 26

  • michael w.

    i know its last minute and i am really disappointed..but i am stuck at work .. major problems .. i am the boss and of course it falls on me..hope you enjoy and understand ..work life comes first..mick

    July 26

  • michael w.

    if this is our fate..we need to do something about it before it's to late...thank god it's not reality yet..just a fictional story

    July 26

    • elisa

      nooo it wont be,,,thank goodness...anyway when yuo see it..let me know..i wont be coming...there are movies Id see more than once..but this one is ok just once...

      1 · July 26

  • michael w.

    i hope not elisa..couldn't think of anything worse than packed on a train never seeing daylight again..

    July 25

    • elisa

      mmm...youre right...its a message to say...that we need to take care of Our Planet !!

      1 · July 26

  • michael w.

    are we buying our tickets there or online

    July 25

    • Simon

      Either is fine - though you have to buy online if you want to use your credit card. Box office sales are cash only.

      July 25

  • michael w.

    looking forward to meeting you all..checked out on you tube ..looks awesome..

    1 · July 20

    • elisa

      you' ll love it...future reality

      1 · July 25

  • elisa

    wow what a movie. I saw this movie when it was premiered at the Rome Film Festival in Nov 2014 ...excellent

    2 · July 25

  • Jimmy L

    Joined up only recently, and am excited to meet you all, not to mention that the trailers for this film look great!

    1 · July 24

  • Nat

    Is that really Tilda Swinton in the trailer? Wow...

    July 23

  • Simon

    Hi all,

    Session times have been released and our meetup time is now 1:40pm for the 2:10pm session. Can you please check the meetup description and update your RSVP if you are no longer able to attend. Otherwise, see you there :) Regards,

    Simon.

    July 22

  • Jerry

    Just watched it this weekend. Hope u guys enjoy it!

    1 · July 20

  • Ruth C

    The trailer looks really good. I love these type of movies.

    1 · July 7

  • Nat

    Very excited about this, I loved 'The Host'.

    July 7

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