On Wednesday I was lucky enough to be able to get to a screening of Brief Encounter at the cinema, Odeon in the Metro Centre to be exact! A film that is celebrating its 75th Anniversary this year and one that I have watched many times over the years and consider it to be one of my favourites. To see this incredible film on the big screen was a truly fantastic time.
Released in 1945 and still having so much to offer in 2020 is a remarkable achievement. Something that I don’t think happens too often, everything she goes through and talks about “in her head” we can still relate to now. Yes, we have technology and social media etc but the feelings of love and despair are something that have not really changed.
Rocky Balboa from 2006 was the first Rocky film that I managed to see on the big screen at the cinema on its original release. I went back to witness it all again last week before Cineworld closed and I still throughly enjoy the sixth film in the franchise. This quote below is certainly one of the best! That is something that we need to think about everyday right?
Rocky Balboa has been long retired and trying to cope without his wife Adrian who had passed away, while balancing a restaurant and his strained relationship with his son Robert. A virtual boxing match which sees Rocky defeat current champion Mason Dixon, leads to a challenge and a return to the ring for the Italian Stallion.
Today is World Mental Health Day and I thought I would get involved with this blog post about my own mental health and how I find Cinema to be a fantastic way to keep it under control and a release from not only the world and life but from myself as well.
Considering Cineworld have just closed across the UK and Odeon are operating some cinemas on a weekend only, it seems even more appropriate to be talking about this. During the lockdown and period of time I was on furlough I also lost the best thing to keep me calm and at times sane. The cinema. While that might seem a little bit dramatic and over the top, it is the place where I truly switch off from everything and not look at my phone for a few hours. Something that is difficult when you are just at home.
Davie dreamed of having a football career but when that is over due to an injury he gets involved in promoting gigs in Dundee with two of his friends. Ending up with debt owed to Fergie a gangster he must pull off his biggest scheme yet with the Iron Maiden gig!
When Lucy Gulliver goes through a rather spectacular break up with Max which also results in losing her job she must assess everything in her life and her known hoarding with objects from past relationships. Meeting Nick would change everything and the Broken Hearts Gallery would begin.
As a Protagonist is on a journey and about to experience the world in a very different manner when given the word Tenet. Fighting for the survival of the entire world he must embrace everything he learns about time.