Hold the presses! A little something for the Ladies this time (and the Anglophiles among us who love movies shot in London and the UK) - a schmalzy but oh-so-enjoyable-guilty-pleasure Rom Com from the definitive master of the genre, Richard Curtis... About Time!
Four Weddings and a Funeral? Notting Hill? Love, Actually? Yep - all by Mr. Curtis. While not always very true-to-life, these enjoyable films always put me in a good mood on a rainy day, showing an admittedly naive at times, but in the end hopeful, look at the world. Something we all need I would say.
So if the the Hugh Grant-style Rom Com will give you a nice break after a long week, why not come out and check this one out with us. In addition to Rachael McAdams, the son of Brendan Gleeson is in it, as is Bill Nighy.
All are welcome of course, to include the gentlemen, but I did think that something needed to be posted catering a bit more to the ladies in our group after all the action films. Don't worry guys, I'll post Rambo 37 or something next time out to restore balance. Ha ha...
Here is a review by the Hollywood Reporter: http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/movie/about-time/review/602866
Following that, enjoy this teaser trailer via YouTube on the film: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u2PUMA6nFWk
WHAT: Movie (About Time) & Dinner (Thai Silk)
WHERE: O2 Centre, North Greenwich (Cineworld O2 for Movie, Thai Silk for Dinner)
WHEN: Saturday, 7 September 2013 (Meetup Time 530PM at Thai Silk; Movie Showtime at O2 is 2030 (830PM))
Web Link for Movie Review, as well as an additional trailer, and listing of showtimes (but not tickets) at TIME OUT LONDON: http://www.timeout.com/london/film/about-time?page=2#booking
TICKETS: Web Link for Cineworld at O2 (North Greenwich) is here - http://www.cineworld.co.uk/whatson/5999#cinema=79&date=all
NOTE: Tickets for our event date, Saturday 7 September, are not yet showing (for some reason), although dates for the 4th, 5th, and 12th (?) ARE. So we know the movie will be there, they just have not yet posted our times and purchase links yet. Still, the TIME OUT web link above with the review does show a 2030 (830PM) showing on the 7th. Will update probably on Tuesday when the link is posted.
We will meet before the film to eat and socialize at Thai Silk (a nice place I have hosted an event at previously, for The Hobbit, last December)... then, we will be seeing the 2040 (840PM) showing of About Time. Should be fun - although it DOES mean I will have to take the late train back to Cambridge! Ha ha... oh, well, it's Saturday night, right?
Look forward to seeing everyone at the movies!