So, I wanted to get out and go somewhere and I normally return to the darkness of the film theatre as an easy escape. There isn’t really a lot of films on at the moment because all the major studios have delayed release of all their films due to the SARS-Cov-2 issues. So, in a sensible move, the cinemas around here are showing classic films to get us to visit. Today, as of writing, the following films are available to watch with my comments after each:
- Back To The Future (35th etc) – seen
- Back To The Future II (2020 reissue) – will watch at home
- Dark Waters – seen
- Dreambuilders – don’t want to see
- Goodfellas: 30th Anniversary – maybe
- Harry Potter II RE – don’t care for these movies
- My Spy – already seen on Amazon Prime
- Onward – absolutely not
- Proxima – seen
- Sonic The Hedgehog – seen
- The Dark Knight (2020 reissue) – can’t stand Batman films
- The Empire Strikes Back: 40th Anniversary – maybe
- The Greatest Showman – kill me now
- The Shawshank Redemption (2020 reissue) – maybe
- Unhinged – really not sure about this isn’t it just Falling Down?
So, there is plenty to see and that’s just today. Tomorrow there’s a different selection of films going on. I might go again at some point. I’ve been going to early showings assuming that the cinema is cleaner than after a few crowds have been in. I’m not sure about the whole opening doors to the toilets thing but I guess if everyone uses hand sanitiser that shouldn’t be too bad. To be honest in the film yesterday there were only five people in that particular screen and I think we all pretty much enjoyed the film.
Earlier in the day I had been down to the river at Peters Village and seen that the tide was quite low. When I checked the tide charts supplied by Wolfram Alpha I could see that the tide was turning and by the time I went to the cinema it would have been around 75% of high water for that day. Sure enough on the way in to the cinema as I drove along the esplanade I could see that the tide was indeed getting towards its highest. There were no mudbanks to be seen.
After watching the film I rated it on IMDB because that is a thing I do for cinema films and there is a previous communication detailing the ratings process here. I then tweet the result on my rarely used (for now) twitter account.
Back to the Future (1985) – 35 Anniversary Edition 10/10 – IMDb – https://t.co/JSWPovzAS5— Ian Parish (@iparish) August 4, 2020
I thoroughly enjoyed seeing this film again. It was great fun. There are so many aspects of the film that are well thought out and delightful little touches that it was as if I hadn’t seen the film ever before. I couldn’t tell you when I last watched this whole thing, but I can tell you that it was still excellent and it did make me wonder why films weren’t made like this anymore. Maybe they are and I just haven’t found them, or maybe they are and I’m struggling with confirmation bias, but this was a well scripted, well made film where every little bit of it just seems to work really well.
I’ve already bought the box set on Blu-Ray along with the Indiana Jones trilogy and Star Wars (1-6). I will be watching the next few films in this particular series over the next week or so and I can’t wait. I honestly can’t remember much and am pretty sure that the last time I watched the third film would have been in the cinema when it originally came out. We’ll see what I think of it!