For Canada Day, I (Zvi) will be hosting Chef. Or, you could join Jeff ...
Happy Canada Day, everyone! Tonight I (Jeff) will skip movie meetup and instead attend a Canada Day music-and-fireworks meetup in North York (http://www.meetup.com/Thumbs-Up-Theatre-Toronto/events/183915492/). So feel free to join me there if you wish. Alternatively, Zvi will host a movie meetup tonight, as follows:
Happy Canada Day!
For this Tuesday, let's see the comedy I've been interested in seeing since I saw the trailer months ago, CHEF.
CHEF is directed & written by Jon Favreau, and stars, Jon Favreau, Bobby Carnavale, & John Leguizamo. The rest of the first billed cast includes Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson, Dustin Hoffman, & Sofia Vergara. We even get some additional "Canadian content" for our Canada Day meetup in the form of Oliver Platt & one of my personal favourite funny men, Russell Peters.
IMDB writes: "A chef who loses his restaurant job starts up a food truck in an effort to reclaim his creative promise, while piecing back together his estranged family."
The movie is running 89% on rottentomatoes.com with audience reaction at 90% (as of Jun.24), who write: "Chef's charming cast and sharp, funny script add enough spice to make this feel-good comedy a flavorful -- if familiar -- treat."
Please note that this is a Tuesday and it is Canada Day, and the combination has historically resulted in busy and/or sold out movie showings. While this is not a first week movie, you may want to buy your ticket in advance to avoid the risk of disappointment. I've already purchased mine.
SHOWTIME: 7:10 pm on Tuesday July 1 at Cineplex Varsity and VIP. (movie length = 1h55m)
MEETUP TIME: 6:45 pm - 7:00 pm
MEETUP LOCATION: At the Cineplex Cinemas Varsity & VIP cinema, beside the customer service desk, located just behind the ticket takers. I will have a sign that says, "Tuesday Night at the Movies".
TICKETS: This movie costs just $7.99 (or $7.19 with a Scene card).
YOUTUBE (Trailer): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wgFws3AoIUY
AFTER THE MOVIE: Let's all discuss the movie for a few minutes as a group in the hallway directly in front of the theatre room that the movie will play in.
I hope to see you there!