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The Movie Group is a mixed group and meets on the first Wednesday of each month for a morning movie session, usually at Reading Cinemas, Rouse Hill or Event Cinema Castle Hill.

 All club members are sent an email with the date, time and movie once the weekly schedule is released. Many types of movies are chosen such as action, romance or comedy and for those who want to continue the fellowship, lunch and a discussion of the movie follows. 

IMPORTANT : During Covid -19 pandemic the Movie Group is an "at home" group where the leader selects a movie and members get to watch it at their leisure. Members can comment on the facebook page if they wish.

 

* March 3rd - "Jane Austen Book Club" and "The Dig"

 

Our next At Home Movie is scheduled for Wednesday 3rd March, but of course you can watch anytime that is convenient. 

I have chosen two movies. 

1.  On SBS On Demand. THE JANE AUSTEN BOOK CLUB (2007) - Comedy, set in California. 

Six Californians start a club to discuss the works of Jane Austen, only to find their relationships - both old and new - begin to resemble 21st century versions of Jane Austen's novels. 

Cast: Emily Blunt, Kathy Baker, Maria Bello. 

2. On Netflix. THE DIG. I have watched this movie and it is excellent. 

The Dig is a 2021 British drama film directed by Simon Stone, based on the 2007 novel of the same name by John Preston, which re-imagines the events of the 1939 excavation of Sutton Hoo. 

On the eve of World War II, a British widow hires a self-taught archaeologist, Basil Brown, to dig up mysterious formations on her land, leading to a staggering find. 

It stars Carey Mulligan, Ralph Fiennes, Lily James, Johnny Flynn, Ben Chaplin, Ken Stott, Archie Barnes, and Monica Dolan. 

Cheers, Yolanda. 

 

 

**Movies Already Enjoyed:

* February 2021 - Rams

* December - Officer and a Gentleman

*October - "Quartet"  starring Billy Connolly and Maggie Smith

* September - The World's Fastest Indian

  * August - Monty Don’s Japanese Gardens

 * July - Charlie and Boots

Movie for Wednesday 1 July is “Charlie & Boots”.  It is available for free on SBS On Demand. Please post your comments on the Club Facebook page. After his mother dies, Boots decides to put aside his differences with his father, Charlie and take him on the road trip of a lifetime. “Charlie & Boots” is a 2009 Australian film starring Paul Hogan and Shane Jacobson. The film features many small towns in country Australia.

Judy and Graham L.

* May 2020 - Fisherman's Friends

Thank you so much Graham for recommending this movie - Fishermans Friends. I got great feedback from members who watched it.  I found it hilarious.  They were described as a bunch of no hopers, jokers and rogues, but they soon proved everyone wrong by winning the Folk Awards in 2014.  I certainly enjoyed some of their songs - Drunken Sailor which I haven’t heard for years, and my favourite Sweet Chariot. Dublin certainly has some magnificent scenery.
If anyone has any suggestions for future movies, please don’t hesitate to contact me.  In the meantime I’ll put my thinking cap on.
So long until next movie.
Bianca

* April 2020 - Late Night

The movie for Fridays viewing was Late Night.
I’m so sorry, but I imagine most of you who watched it may have found it as boring as I did. It managed to redeem itself towards the end, but too little too late. I did think Emma Thompson played her part well, but I found little else to praise other than an all man team does not always work. Woman’s opinions are just as valid and sometimes just as important as a man.
So sorry to have wasted your time. I’ll try to come up with something better next time.
Kind regards,
Bianca

* March Movie: Emma

Nice to see the rain again and it didn’t spoil our movie outing.

Today’s movie was Emma, a wonderful historic piece with beautiful panoramas of England’s countryside. The costumes were exquisite and beautifully made and the castle it was filmed in equally impressive.  I felt it was a long story, with a meddlesome girl thrown into the mix.  However it did reach it’s conclusion in the end.

There was a slight technical glitch shortly after the movie began which required us to wait and sit in the dark for about 15 minutes.  Because of this we were all given a free ticket for a movie in future.  We have decided to use them together on Wednesday 25th of March.  Of course if you wish to join us please feel free......the more the merrier.

I will let everyone know the movie and time as we get closer to the day.

Kind regards to you all,

Bianca

 

* February Movie : A Beautiful Day in the Neighbourhood.

Unfortunately, I was unable to attend, however thanks to my dear frien Denise I heard it was well received by all and we had a good roll-up of Probians. From what I can understand Tom Hanks played an excellent part of a true story, Mr Rogers a school teacher with a clear message of learning forgiveness. There were a few tears but all in all enjoyed by all. Lunch was followed in the cafeteria. See you at the next outing, Bianca                              

* December Movie: Last Christmas 

Firstly to all the members who came along today, it was lovely to see you all support our group. We certainly shared some laughs and some people probably saw the ending coming, except for me. I won’t spoil it for the people who haven’t seen it, but I think it was worth viewing. Emma Thompson once again played a fabulous part, as a Yugoslavian woman who fled her war torn country, and lived in fear that one day she would be sent back, driving her family “nuts” in the process. Even her accent was perfect and Emma Watson in the main role was very good. I wish you all a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. Stay safe, and look forward to seeing you all at our next outing. With very best wishes. Bianca

* November Movie: Judy

Todays movie was Judy the story of Judy Garland. I don’t think there has ever been a sadder story told.  That poor lady was exploited from the age of 2 yrs, because of her beautiful voice. Whilst making the movie Yellow Brick Road for MGM they controlled her diet by giving her pills, then more at night which made it impossible for her to sleep, and thus was the pattern of her life. She died at age 47. Renee Zellwegger played a fantastic part and I have heard that she should be at least nominated for an Academy Award which we all thought she thoroughly deserved.  There we tears all round, but very happy we went to see it. Bianca