I (Zvi) am taking over hosting for this meetup.
For those who signed on previously, I'm not changing anything that existed previously, but I will be providing more details for those that are not familiar with my meetups.
And now, the blurb .. :)
For this Tuesday, we're going to see LABOR DAY, as previously chosen by Yasmin.
IMDB writes: "Depressed single mom Adele and her son Henry offer a wounded, fearsome man a ride. As police search town for the escaped convict, the mother and son gradually learn his true story as their options become increasingly limited."
The movie is running 32% on rottentomatoes.com with audience reaction at 60% (as of Feb.11), who write: "Kate Winslet and Josh Brolin make for an undeniably compelling pair, but they can't quite rescue Labor Day from the pallid melodrama of its exceedingly ill-advised plot." Not the best of comments, but I'll follow through with the original plan as I have been surprised before by a movie that the critics didn't "love".
The movie stars Kate Winslet & Josh Brolin, with Tobey Maguire as one of the supporting cast. There are a few somewhat lesser known actors to round out the cast that some of you may recognize from other movies or TV.
As always, please consider buying your tickets in advance to avoid disappointment. I've already purchased mine.
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: 6:50 pm on Tuesday Feb 11 at Famous Players Canada Square Cinema. (movie length = 1h51m)
MEETUP TIME: 6:25 pm - 6:40 pm
MEETUP LOCATION: At the Famous Players Canada Square cinema, in the seating area in front of the concessions.
POSSIBLE CONFUSION WITH LOCATION OF THEATRE: Please note, there are two theatres very close to Yonge and Eglinton, one in the complex on the North West corner and one in the complex on the South West corner. Canada Square is the SOUTH WEST one. It is not well signed. You need to walk South on Yonge and enter the door that leads to Mandarin to find the theatre. It's just a large building, i.e., the walk is not far. Alternatively, if you are driving, go South on Yonge from Eglinton and turn right on to Berwick, then again turn right into the multi-level garage, there will be a door adjacent to the parking lot located on the top level of that parking structure. Parking used to be 5$.
TICKETS: This movie costs just $6.50 (or $5.85 with a Scene card).
TRAILER (YouTube): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-gVXkgrBN-s
AFTER THE MOVIE: Let's all discuss the movie for a few minutes as a group in the area directly in front of the theatre room that the movie will play in.
AFTER THE DISCUSSION aka "DRINKS AND SOCIALISING": Options for drinks and socialising will be discussed among those who are present and are interested. I am open to reasonable suggestions, but choice of venue will likely be made democratically by "majority vote". Participation in Drinks and Socialising is not required to attend or RSVP Yes to this meetup. If noone's really interested, we simply won't do it.
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!