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17 March 2008

[Reel-Comments] No cinema for old grumps...

(Subtitled: the Coens go the Odeon.)

One of the most lauded and awarded films of the decade came to the Manchester Odeon (Printworks) for a final post-Oscar farewell fling. But I bet the Coens didn't bet on people trying to watch their film whilst:

- three mouthy Irish lasses talked in the back row (who were finally ejected by staff after half an hour),
- a man ran down the stairs, answering his phone loudly on the way (during Tommy Lee Jones' last scene!!!), and
- about a third of the audience left before the end.

Hence, a refund from the teenaged duty manager at the end of the screening, and the birth of a new resolution...

No more cinema. Nope not ever. OK, unless it's the Cornerhouse/ Ritzy/ Watershed/ etc. or a festival.

I can't bear it anymore.

God, I'm middle aged now.

4 Comments:

Blogger Fat Roland said...

Tsk, tsk. Giving up?

For all the bad times, you can't beat those moments when the whole cinema bristles with tension or rolls with laughter.

My last "woo" cinema moment was Cloverfield, when everyone walked out with eyes as large as the Jodrell Bank satellite.

You gotta take the rough with the smooth. That's live cinema watching for ya. (And also always go at times when you won't get the neanderthals!)

21/3/08 10:21

 
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For all the bad times, you can't beat those moments when the whole cinema bristles with tension or rolls with laughter.


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10/8/08 20:42

 
Blogger Fat Roland said...

For all the bad times, you can't beat those moments when the whole cinema bristles with tension or rolls with laughter.

This is fun, like Groundhog Day.

26/11/08 17:00

 
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