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Camaraderie: MOVIE-THEATRE GROUP
Please let Kathy Hutchins know if you are interested in joining members to see a movie or play and also have a quick meal before or after. The movie group plans to go to see a movie each month. Once we see if there are any good movies playing, we will send you more information. If you would like to join the group, please contact Kathy Hutchins, at email@example.com or call her at 609-430-1565.
Saturday, November 12, 2022…Till (4:30), Tar (4:05), The Banshees of Inishhern (4:30), and Triangle of Sadness (4:15). Montgomery Cinema.
“The Banshees of Inisherin” at 2:20 on Friday, November 4th, Montgomery Cinema. Five of us (plus a woman from Yardley, PA who sat with us) saw “The Banshees of Inisherin” on Friday, November 3rd. This movie is not for the squeamish. Severed fingers seem to have a life of their own and are found all over the place. On the surface the movie depicts the death of the friendship between Colm Doherty and Padraic Suillleabhain, two denizens of a remote island, Inisherin, off the coast of Ireland. One of our viewers thought the movie was a depiction of hell; another thought it reflected Ireland’s history of violence and fraternal discord. We all agreed that the scenery was wonderful and, indeed, even haunting. The break in the relationship of the two main characters dominates the story but there is also a wonderful depiction of Padraic’s sister Shiobhan. Her story of escape is ultimately as moving as her brother’s and on reflection perhaps more so. And in the background of almost every scene is a wonderful collections of animals – a miniature pony, Jenny, a black and white sheep dog, a couple of cows and calves and a spotted cart horse. They roam at will. starring Colin Farrell and Brendan Gleeson and written by Martin McDonagh. This trio made and starred in the film “In Bruges” which was critically acclaimed. And Brendan Gleeson starred in “The Guard” which is one of my all time favorite films. McDonagh did “Three Bill Boards in whatever the name of the town was”. His work is dark but funny. Check out the review in the October 24th New Yorker Magazine.
Seven of us saw the 1:30 showing of “Amsterdam” Friday, October 14, 2022 at the Montgomery Cinema, and after ate a light meal (if there is such a thing at Benniamo’s) where we discussed the film. Six of us liked the film which took a while to get into. It starts slowly with three of the characters meeting at the end of World War One. There is a murder, a romance, mysterious bird enthusiasts, and a wide range of characters from Wall Street. Slow at the start, the movie picks up its pace and ends dramatically. It just takes some time to get there. Part of the fun is recognizing all the actors…some of whom we haven’t seen on the screen for a while, like Mike Myers, amid newer actors like Anya Taylor-Joy. Our meal was fun…lots of laughs and a good waiter.
A small bunch of us went to see “See How They Run” at Montgomery Cinema on Friday Sept 16, 2022 afternoon at 2:45. We grabbed a snack or something after to discuss the movie, no formal dinner after this movie. The movie looks quirky and appears to be a take off on the world of Poirot and Miss Marple.
A couple of us went to see “The Good Boss” with Javier Bardem at 4:30 on Friday, September 9 at the Montgomery Cinema. You can check out a review of the movie in the September 5, 2022 New Yorker Magazine (and get a real case of agita reading about Samuel Alito). We had a quick dinner after. Kathy
Wednesday August 10, 2022, four of us (Jan Stout, Lorraine Haucke, Bonnie Larson and yours truly Kathy Hutchins) saw “Vengeance” at the Montgomery Cinema at the 4:50 show and then had a quick dinner next door at Benniamo’s Restaurant. Bonnie gave it a 4 out of a possible 10. The rest of us really liked it. Who knew Ashton Kutcher could act! The movie is set in Abilene, Texas, where a young woman has purportedly died of an overdose. A New York writer (B.J. Novak) who had hooked up with the young woman a couple of times goes to her funeral, seeking a possible source for a podcast. He becomes involved with her family and that whole part of Texas which might as well be another planet from his life in New York. We found it funny, sad, painful and incredibly timely in its depiction of America right now. There is a very detailed review of the movie in the NYT July 26 by A.O. Scott. I personally think that Scott makes a common mistake in his review by lamenting the fact that it wasn’t the movie he would have made and was consequently “banal” underneath it all. But what do I know! If you see it, let us know what you think.
Monday July 25, 2022 at Montgomery Cinema. 1:30 PM. Three members saw “Where the Crawdads Sing” and two saw “Mrs. Harris Goes to Paris”. Then the five of us discussed (sort of) the movies at Thomas Sweets. The group was Joan Goodman, Jackie Bloom, Leslie Lelienfeld, Danuta, and Kathy. The next movie outing is August 10th.
On June 17, 2022 Friday, the movie group planned to see the 1:40 p.m. showing of “Benediction” at the Montgomery Cinema, but discovered it was not showing anymore, so the group decided to watch The Duke instead at 2:15 p.m. and afterwards went to Thomas Sweet to have snacks and discussed the movie.
On June 8, 2022, organized by Kathy Hutchins, a few members went to see Everything Everywhere All At Once at the Montgomery Cinemas in Skillman NJ, 4:30 p.m. start time. Afterwards the group went next door to Beniamino’s Cucina and Pizza for a bite and to discuss the movie.
Susan Luty organized the movie group to see Belfast on Tuesday, November 30, 2021 at the AMC Theaters at Princeton Marketfair, 2 p.m. start time, meeting everyone in the lobby at 1:30. Afterwards the group went to The Corner Bakery at Marketfair to discuss the movie. Susan Luty, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 1 609-462-8776.