Hi everyone! This Tuesday let's watch THE GREAT GATSBY, the new high-budget adaptation of the classic F. Scott Fitzgerald novel about wealthy high-flying glamourous New Yorkers in the 1920s, starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Tobey Maguire and Carey Mulligan. In a twist, we will see this movie at YONGE & SHEPPARD, which is far from our usual location but is right on the subway line -- since the downtown times were awkward, and also this will allow us to coordinate our post-movie discussion with another meetup group. The film has received somewhat mixed reviews, currently running just 43% on rottentomatoes.com. But everyone praises its authentic and glamourous 1920s look, and the New York Times says it is "an eminently enjoyable movie ... a splashy, trashy opera, a wayward, lavishly theatrical celebration of the emotional and material extravagance that Fitzgerald surveyed with fascinated ambivalence". So, please come see it with us!
SHOWTIME: 7:00 pm on Tuesday May 14 at the Cineplex Odeon Sheppard Cinemas right at Yonge & Sheppard. (movie length = 2h23m)
MEETING TIME: 6:25-6:35pm
MEETING LOCATION: At the Cineplex Odeon Sheppard Cinemas, just across from the theatre, at the wall near Spring Rolls. Look for tall hairy Jeff with a yellow MEETUP sign. Meeting time 6:25-6:35, showtime 7:00.
TICKETS: This movie costs $10.99 (or $9.89 with a Scene card) since it is in 3D; if you wish then you can purchase your ticket in advance at the Cineplex Odeon Sheppard web site.
MOVIE INFO AND REVIEWS: See the film's rottentomatoes web page, and the New York Times review.
MOVIE TRAILER: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qSOgWVlAMsg
AFTER THE MOVIE: We will try to coordinate with another meetup group that is seeing the same showing, and go with them to a nearby location for dessert, coffee and chat.
I hope to see you there!
UPCOMING: On May 21, we will probably see IRON MAN 3, at our usual location the Varsity Cinema.
Best wishes, Jeff