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Empire of The Sun (1987) @ Yonge & Dundas (Aug 20th) 6:15pm

  • Aug 20, 2013 · 6:15 PM
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Phil D is the organizer for this meetup.  If you need to contact him, please post a message on the wall, or go into his profile and email him through there.

Per MAMM policy, cellphone use by members during a movie is prohibited.  We request that you put away your phones once the previews start. If you need to check your phone for any reason, please exit the auditorium.

For (new) members: Please take the time to rate the event (not the movie) afterwards. Written feedback on the wall is also welcome if you want to talk about the movie or other things. Thanks!

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Movie: Empire of The Sun (1987)

Meetup Location: I will be at the 4th Floor theatre entrance, by the automatic ticket machines.  I will have my blue shoulder bag.

Movie meetup time: 6:15pm. Will wait 5min.

The movie starts @ 6:30pm. 

Movie Running Time: 2h31m

Cost of movie: $6

I look forward to seeing you there!!

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This is one of the few Steven Spielberg movies I haven't seen from his pre-Schindler's List period.  At this point, he was still making fantasy-driven genre films, so this was a departure from his usual output.  The movie stars a young Christian Bale.  

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Synopsis:

A young English boy struggles to survive under Japanese occupation during World War II.

Trailer:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BT2bMVneriA

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***Please keep an eye out for updates or changes to the time and venue up to the day of the event.  If you are unable to attend, change your RSVP ASAP.

I will start closing out RSVPs the night before the event, but you can still show up and I can add you to the attended list. Cancellations after the event RSVP closing time may be treated as 'No Show', unless you turn up for the film.

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  • Phil D

    The movie was just okay. It definitely doesn't hold up to the other Spielberg films that preceded it. It didn't have the epic feel since the cinematography felt like it was meant for TV. The story went all over the place, and it kept shifting from serious war movie to light hearted kids movie. And the multiple false ends didn't help either. I guess its also a forgotten film because John Boorman released Hope & Glory the same year, which had a similar story about a young boy living during WW2. It's one Spielberg film that if you skip it, you're not missing anything.

    August 20, 2013

  • Phil D

    Since we're a small group, we'll meet at 6:15pm at the indicated location. See you there!

    August 20, 2013

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