Welcome to 2021 when in the UK at least we currently don’t have the Cinema to attend. So I have come up with an alternative to try and keep everyone going as well as discussions around films that quite a few people have watched at the same time. Some of these you might have seen before or some could be new films, I will use a wide range of streaming services Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, Disney+, Apple TV+ and even Sky Cinema (also included in Now TV). As I am UK based I will be going off what is available in our area, hopefully this is similar to different countries and can be transferred for more people to take part!
This was the first tweet I have put out about this to gage interest and really looking to push forward so if anyone would like to add films to the list, comment on this post, tweet me @LetsGoToTheMov7 or email email@example.com (Subject heading FFCC – Film Suggestion).
Considering the way 2020 went with the cinema closed for most of the year, even when they reopened the new films being offered were few and far between. Although I cannot really complain too much with getting to see all three Lord of the Rings extended editions twice something I had wanted to do for many years. So this year I have had to combine the small number of cinema films which include some 2019 films but due to UK release dates qualify for my top 10 best films of 2020 list! Then combined with films then added to streaming sites and catching up with some before the end of the year. At one point I was unsure if I could even pick a top 10, so it could be my most interesting yet!
My Cinema 2020 list – here 2020 Films overall – here
I signed up for Letterboxd way back in 2015. Yes, really! Although I didn’t actually start using it properly until the end of 2019 and therefore 2020 was the first full year that I logged every single film that I watched. Albeit not as many Cinema films as I would have liked, which leads me on to saying during the lockdown/furlough stage I spent a lot of time logging in the diary all of the films I had seen at the Cinema dating back to 2003 (yes, I still have my Lord of the Rings: Return of the King ticket). This obviously took a few weeks as I also logged the films I have review on here as well. So as you imagine a lot of time was taken to do this. It gives some amazing all-time stats though.
Here we can take a look at my 2020 stats and I am sure no one will be surprised with my most watched films either!
We all know just how difficult 2020 was from March time, this time last year everything was pretty normal and the start of a new year with so much hope and promise. Trips planned that we were all looking forward to, so many films to see at the cinema. Little did we know that this would not happen, trips cancelled sometimes last minute then everything cancelled. A few films pushing release dates by a few months and then until 2021. All we can do is hope that cinemas will reopen in the UK at some point in 2021 and we will eventually get to see so many films that we had been looking forward to!
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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.