• The Personal History of David Copperfield

    DCInitially was not bothered about watching The Personal History of David Copperfield but after so many people saying how wonderful it was we decided to head over to Abbeygate cinema to see what all the fuss was about. Plenty of names in it and from a personal stand point remember it being filmed as several scenes were done here in Bury St Edmunds last year, so was good to go spotting places where it was filmed. the story was quite straight forward and it was ok but I didn’t come out thinking wow that was brilliant, it was just ok. Felt it was a bit too slapstick in places and found the most interesting part identifying Bury. They filmed around Angel Hill and in the theatre Royal and it looked great on film.

    Give this a 7/10. Watch it but when it comes out on TV.

     

     

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  • Parasite

    parasiteInitially was not sure if I wanted to watch Parasite especially as it was not being shown at my favourite cinema Abbeygate. With it doing so well at the BAFTAs I thought I would head over to Cineworld and see what it was like with a last minute booking. Plenty written about the story but in essence it is about a poor family in Korea who come across an opportunity to infiltrate themselves into the lives of a wealthy family by working for them in different jobs while keeping their relationships hidden from the rich family. Even though it is a sub titled film it is very well done and quite easy to watch and very funny and entertaining. As the film progresses it starts to turn darker as the parasite comes into play. Can tell how good the film was as the 2 hours went by in a flash. No point going into the details of the ending as it was certainly not something I was expecting and was a surprise but good.

    Even the score on Rotten Tomatoes was incredibly high, 99% and 92%.

     

    Definitely worth watching and I would give this a 9/10 score.

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  • The Martian

    maxresdefaultIf you haven’t seen The Martian with Matt Damon go and see it excellent film and well worth a visit. I ended up seeing it twice and I found it just as entertaining the second time around. As with most films nowadays I headed to Abbeygate and sat back and relaxed.
    Matt Damon was excellent in the role and perfectly cast (looking forward to the new Bourne film when it is released). Ridley Scott again creating a master piece, serious in many places it was also very funny. I know there will be people out there saying the science is not right and such and such a scene would not be possible but to be honest it was so well cast and filmed you could believe that this could happen. What also made the film stand out was the sound track, very different to many films and a lot of excellent music most of which the kids have probably never heard before.
    Definitely a 9/10 for me.
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  • Back to the Future II

    back-futureThere was a lot of press coverage about the 21st October 2015 and Back to the Future II and how accurate it was. The local cinema, Abbeygate, had a special showing on that night so I headed over there into the comfy seats with a glass of red in hand. Whilst most of the press was focused on what technology had come to fruition I was really just interested in watching an entertaining film which I had not seen in many years and certainly not seen in the cinema since its release in 1989.
    1989 wow was it that long ago since the release and seeing it the first time at the flea pit in Colchester? 2015 must have seemed an eternity away at that point. So I settled down for a good couple of hours and I was not disappointed. Even after all this time I found it good, easy and enjoyable to watch. I love the way the story is intertwined with the first film and I think it works very well. I didn’t find the third film quite as good but it was still entertaining. I came out of the cinema relaxed after having a good couple of hours watching the film in a very relaxing environment. For me if you leave the cinema feeling good about what you have seen then the film has achieved something what it should to entertain people.
    Do love going to Abbeygate they have some very good films on throughout the year from the past and always good to see them again.
    Think I will give this 8/10.
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  • ESSKIA Qualifying Rounds

    Sunday went over to Gosling ski centre at Welwyn Garden City for the ESSKIA qualifier. This year we had three teams taking part, although at one point thought it was going to end up being just two with so many withdrawing, but fortunately found another couple of girls who were keen to take part and they did extremely well.

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