Happy Belated New Year. :)
For this Tuesday, let's get together and see AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY, "A look at the lives of the strong-willed women of the Weston family, whose paths have diverged until a family crisis brings them back to the Oklahoma house they grew up in, and to the dysfunctional woman who raised them." (Quote is from IMDB).
The movie is running 65% on rottentomatoes.com with audience reaction at 75% (as of Jan.11), who write: "The sheer amount of acting going on in August: Osage County threatens to overwhelm, but when the actors involved are as talented as Meryl Streep and Julia Roberts, it's difficult to complain."
The movie stars Meryl Streep & Julia Roberts, but the movie has a lot of recognizable cast including: Chris Cooper, Ewan McGregor, Sam Shepard, Dermot Mulroney, Juliette Lewis, Abigail Breslin, and many other recognizable faces that regularly dot our TV and movie screens.
This is the "first Tuesday" of a movie with an array of stars that may draw people out. As always, please consider buying your tickets in advance to avoid disappointment. I've already purchased mine.
Certain theatres at Varsity are ill suited for saving seats, and it may not be practical or even possible for us to save seats. If you have a preferred choice for seats, please arrive early as seating is not reserved. You are not required to sit with others from the group as part of attending meetups that I host, but I do ask that you check in with me before the movie starts and/or meet with us after for the short discussion of the movie.
SHOWTIME: 7:00 pm on Tuesday Jan 14 at the Varsity Cinema. (movie length = 2h01m)
MEETUP TIME: 6:40 pm - 6:55 pm
MEETUP LOCATION: At the Varsity Cinema, just past the ticket-takers, by the customer service desk.
TICKETS: This movie costs just $7.99 (or $7.19 with a Scene card); you may wish to purchase your ticket in advance at www.cineplex.com/Showtimes/august-osage-county/cineplex-odeon-varsity-and-vip-cinemas?Date=1/14/2014.
TRAILER (YouTube): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Hd_uO72h1s.
AFTER THE MOVIE: Let's all discuss the movie for a few minutes as a group in the lobby.
AFTER THE DISCUSSION aka "DRINKS AND SOCIALISING": Options for drinks and socialising will be discussed among those who are present and are interested. Recent previous choices have included Foxes Den (pub food), a local Coffee Shop, Bloor Diner, and Jack Astors, but I am open to reasonable suggestions. Participation in Drinks and Socialising is not required to attend or RSVP Yes to this meetup.
RSVPs/LAST MINUTE DECISIONS: For any of my movie meetups, if you are on the waiting list or make a last minute decision, please feel free to check in with me and join. RSVP time and quantity limits are used by me for situations where a hard limit is required, not for the actual "watching of the movie" or discussion. However, if we are saving seats or you wish to join us for drinks and socialising, I cannot guarantee that we will be able to accommodate drop-ins.
I hope to see you there!