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kyleforrester87

I love going to the cinema!

I go to Prince Charles quite a lot, it's not what you'd call technologically advanced and I'm pretty sure there are still stains on the seats from its stint as a porn theatre in the 70's but the prices are very reasonable considering the location, it has a great atmosphere and they show a really wide variety of films.

https://princecharlescinema.com/

Otherwise my preference is Cineworld!

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nessisonett

@RogerRoger Cineworld is a bit gross here too to be honest. It’s the tallest cinema in the world though, with a horrible glass elevator which makes me feel violently ill! I much prefer the Glasgow Film Theatre.

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@nessisonett Funnily enough, it was a Cineworld that I used to work at. [shudders]

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kyleforrester87

@RogerRoger @nessisonett

I have only been to two Cineworld's to be fair, one was not great but the one in South Ruislip is pretty modern and it's nice going there.

http://photos.cinematreasures.org/production/photos/217995/15...

https://i2-prod.kentlive.news/incoming/article1326228.ece/ALT...

@LN78 I've been past once or twice but not in, it's a bit out of my way these days. Looked at some pictures inside though, looks very nice.

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RogerRoger

@kyleforrester87 As with most things, I think it's always gonna be dependent on the people running the place, regardless of the name over the door. I've been to dozens of different cinemas over the years, of all different shapes and sizes, and quality has fluctuated every time. In my experience, the best have been on extreme ends of the spectrum. You either get an ancient listed building that everybody takes real good care of in an effort to preserve history, or a brand new multiplex that's too shiny to have deteriorated yet. Anything in between those points is a crapshoot.

Makes me chuckle that you and Ness both named Cineworld without any prompting from me, though!

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kyleforrester87

@RogerRoger to be honest, outside of something like Prince Charles Cinema, I prefer going out of town a little to one on a retail park. Reason being, I can ignore uncleanliness and crazy smells, but my major gripe during films is people talking or on phones, and more generally it seems (to me) if people are going to make the effort to drive somewhere to watch a film there is a better chance they are going to shut up and watch it.

I went through a period where I was going to an inner city Vue cinema regularly, and the last 5-6 times I went I had some kind of issue. I mean, a couple of times I was literally walking 6 rows and getting in a group of peoples faces to tell them to shut up. Another time I was helping chase a kid around with the security guards who'd run in without paying for a ticket and started climbing all over the seats. Now I am not massively confrontational but when I am spending £40 on tickets and snacks I expect not to be interrupted :')

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trev666

I very much struggle to find films i like these days The Batman was the first film ive liked in years they just dont seem to make stuff i like anymore

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RogerRoger

@kyleforrester87 That's smart logic. Thinking back, almost all of the audience issues I've encountered have been in city centre cinemas. People just kinda drift into those on a whim, it seems. I'd go as far as to say that the only times I was able to enjoy a movie at the Odeon in Newcastle was when I pre-booked preview tickets for a big blockbuster's opening night, so yeah, good point.

And good on you for taking a stand, as well. That's brave nowadays. I've only ever done it once before, but thankfully the two hulking man-beasts I approached weren't in the mood to start a fight. Once I'd calmed down, all I could think of was the freakin' size of 'em, and how scared I was!

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nessisonett

@kyleforrester87 There’s a lot of truth to that actually. Thinking about it, I’ve had way less problems in cinemas out of the way in retail parks and the like. Just a shame that they’re usually a nightmare to get to on public transport!

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LN78

@kyleforrester87 @RogerRoger You're both onto something there. Our "local" multiplex is actually a relatively new (3 or 4 year old) Vue Cinema in an out of town leisure complex along with a TFI Fridays, a Nando's and what I assume is a Wetherspoon's pub. A couple of the screens are absolutely superb.

LN78

JudgeDredd

Four Brothers

Relatively basic story helped out by a really strong cast performance from top to bottom.

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RR529

Metal Skin Panic: Madox 01 - Short OVA film (it's like only 41 minutes) that sees a young civilian mechanic getting stuck in a prototype US Army mecha, trying to flee from the authorities (including a hot shot tank operator who wants to destroy the mecha instead of repatriating it) in an effort to meet up with his girlfriend before she sets out to leave the country.

Definitely one for fans of retro & mecha anime. If you can put up with the SD resolution, the attention to detail paid to all the military tech is a sight to behold, and it's a pretty quickly paced romp.

Spies Like Us - Chevy Chase & Dan Akroyd play a pair of bumbling government employees who get a surprise when they're quickly promoted to master spies & sent out on a top secret mission (unaware that they're just decoys meant to keep attention off the real spies).

Never seen it before, and while it doesn't live up to the likes of Vacation or Ghostbusters, it was worth a few chuckles (kind of felt like a more gag reliant take on Stripes).

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WanderingBullet

Just want to see Michael Bay direct Fast X so they can rename it to Fast & Furious Xplosions. lol

Huntin' monsters erryday.

LN78

I watched "Melancholia" which was exactly as much fun as a movie with a title like that directed by Lars Von Trier suggests. I think it might be a little bit brilliant though, even if the central conceit (an impending world ending planetary collision is used as allegory for depression) isn't exactly subtle. Tons of excellent performances from an absolutely stacked cast but I can't reiterate enough that it's not a movie to watch if you're in any kind of a good mood.

LN78

Th3solution

Watched Old and was simultaneously disappointed and intrigued. I really do like M. Night Shyamalan (even if he hasn’t done anything really mind-blowing for a while), and so I was excited at the prospect of this film. It has an interesting premise, and the “twist” wasn’t… horrible? The whole thing was just a missed opportunity, as I saw it. Glad I watched it, I guess.

And I had to laugh at this:

RogerRoger wrote:

Why schedule my time around when a staff member is gonna flip a switch on a creaky old projector, so that me and a bunch of strangers sitting together in a dirty darkened room, the floors covered in upturned nacho cheese and the seats in discarded popcorn, can begin to collectively hold our bladders for three hours?

😂 Well… I guess you have a point there, Rog.

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Death on the Nile

Philandering honeypot gets murked. Sentient moustache finds out whodunit. I liked it.

The Proposal

Sanctimonious book editor faced with deportation, forces her hapless assistant into illegitimate marriage. Too long, watchable cast.

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kyleforrester87

Goldeneye (crazy this came out only a few years after the dissolution of USSR)
Skyfall (Not sure how this is 10 years old but hey.)

Are the post Skyfall Bonds worth a watch?

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LN78

@kyleforrester87 I don't know about the last one ("No Time To Die") but the general consensus is that "SPECTRE" was a big letdown after "Skyfall". I thought it was OK but that the ham-fisted attempt by the producers to make the entirety of the Craig tenure into a grand overarching continuity was a big mistake. Anyway for that reason you can't really watch and understand the most recent movie without having seen the prior one. It's an everything or nothing sort of a deal.

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kyleforrester87

@LN78 QOS was awful, is Spectre worse though? It’s annoying you can’t watch the last without having seen It as I heard No Time to Die is pretty good.

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