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Rewatching Films At The Cinema

Howdy ladies and gents of the internet, how are you all doing today? I just wanted to do a blog post on something that I like to do from time to time which is rewatching films in the cinema.

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There is something wonderful, fun and kind magical about watching a film on a projector in room full of other people who are sharing the same/different emotional responses. Most big film fans are all about this kind of thing. If you like a film a lot, then you’ll want to check it out again right? Multiple viewings of films in the cinema is something that people do for many reasons whether it is to show support for their favourite films or for bragging purposes or just because they’re obsessed.

I love getting the chance to a film more than once in the cinema, however it wasn’t always like that for me.

As a child to my mid/late teens, going to the cinema used to be reserved for special events like birthdays, major film releases or family outings (going with my dad and sister). So unless my dad was taking me or I was out with my friends, then the cinema was not a very regular thing. But all that changed in 2008. Now before that year I had watched a few films more than once in the cinema, but I never had the money or desire to see any of them more than twice… But then May of 2008 came around and I saw Iron Man, and honestly that film changed my world. Now I had seen many comic book films, but that film was the first film that seemed like a comic book come to life, but with a great sense of realism, like it could exist in our world. It was so much fun and that was the main factor that grabbed me. So I watched it two more times which made Iron Man the first film I saw three times. It was totally bizarre to me to be sitting in the cinema watched the film again for the third time, but that’s how obsessed I was with the film.

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Then after 2008 I ended up watching a good few films more than once on numerous occasions. In 2009 I ended up watching the J.J. Abrams Star Trek three times as well, that film really left impression on me, as a person who grew up seeing the different Star Trek incarnations on TV and seeing it become a more action-oriented sci-fi adventure, it was a surprise, a bloody delightful surprise. The following year was the major turning point for me as watching films started to become an addiction. The brilliant Toy Story 3 came out in the summer of 2010, and it made me shed manly time each time that I saw it during the final scene. I didn’t think I would cry the third time, but somehow that film was still able to get the better of me. But even more hardcore was my viewing experience came from watching Inception. Christopher Nolan was a director I had come to respect from his work on Batman Begins, The Dark Knight and Memento, so I was hyped for Inception, but the end result was so much more. The film had action, thriller and sci-fi elements all in one place with lovely execution and an amazing soundtrack. The film captured my soul and I watched it again, THREE MORE TIMES. People thought me insane for watching the film that many times, however, I loved the film that much I just had to see it again (that it took me three times to fully understand the film lol).

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From there I took things one step beyond. From 2011-2013 I ended up seeing a lot of films on three occasions Rise of the Planet of the Apes, The Dark Knight Rises (that may have been four times) and Man of Steel (though that was accidental), and in 2012 I saw The Avengers four times (much love for Marvel Studios as you may be able to tell). But my biggest repeat viewing comes from 2011 when I saw Thor, FIVE TIMES! Now that may seem quite absurd considering that it is one of the lesser liked films of the MCU and because there are better films that I’ve listed beforehand, however, I do love Thor, but seeing it in the cinema that many times was accidental. I saw it with my friends, then once again with my sister, then with another friend, then with my family and then finally with my uncle. It was just a case of going with the flow which resulted in a lot of time with the god of thunder, but it was hella fun so I’m not complaining.

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So why did I make this blog post? Well I just wanted to share with you some of my crazier cinematic adventures and show you how much I love going to the cinema. Now as you may have noticed a lot of those films happen to be superhero-based and that’s mainly due to the fact that they’ve proven to be the most entertaining and rewarding experiences for me. That and films of the sci-fi genre too. I can easily say that without my Cineworld Unlimited Card I would not have seen as many films as I have over the last six years. Getting to see good films in the cinema more than once is a good feeling and I’m looking forward to 2015’s future films like Avengers 2, Star Wars, Spectre and Mad Max 4 to name a few.

So do you like to rewatch films in the cinema and if so what’s the most amount of times you’ve seen a film in the cinema? Please let me know in the comments below and I’ll see ya on the next blog post, laters! 🙂

 
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Posted by on February 26, 2015 in Films, Life, Media

 

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Andy Serkis Talks Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

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There hasn’t been much talk on Dawn of the Planet of the Apes since that poster showed up on the internet a little while ago, but now we have some information from Caesar himself, Andy Serkis. The following information is from IGN:

“Andy Serkis is promoting The Hobbit right now, where he not only reprises his mo-cap role of Gollum but also did a bunch of second-unit directing. But he also, of course, has Dawn of the Planet of the Apes in the works, the sequel to 2011’s Rise of the Planet of the Apes which will see him mo-capping his way into our hearts again as the intelligent ape Caesar.

Good old Ed Douglas at Coming Soon spoke to Serkis yesterday about the Apes sequel and what Caesar will be up to now that — spoilers from the first movie! — most of humankind has been infected by a deadly virus.

“The interesting thing now,” says the actor, “will be how Caesar operates in this world — because of the virus that hits at the end of the first movie — and how Caesar brings an accord between the apes and the surviving humans and that’s going to be interesting where we take that.”

That sounds a bit like Battle for the Planet of the Apes, the last movie in the original cycle of films that saw the beginning of Ape civilization forming in the wake of a nuclear war. Which, really, was probably the weakest film in that series, so this could be a great chance to build on and expand that concept. (Just don’t expect any nuclear-bomb worshipping, face-peeling mutants… probably.)

Serkis also tells the site that he’s already met with director Matt Reeves (Cloverfield), who replaces Rise’s Rupert Wyatt, and that production should get underway around the end of the first quarter of 2013.

Serkis also said that his motion-capture adaptation of George Orwell’s Animal Farm, which he’ll direct, is well into pre-production and should start shooting by the end of 2013.

Read the full interview at Coming Soon.”

Well at least we have some information about the film from the key member of the film. So from what I’ve read here, it looks like the filmmakers are again going to borrow some elements from some previous Planet of the Apes film and rework it into this new film with some new and interesting twists. The last film really was an unexpected hit and revitalized the series and the way it ended with the virus spreading across the planet really did set the wheels in motion for some interesting stuff. I just hope this sequel turns out good and advances Caesar’s story in the right way with good drama and cause and effect.

 
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Posted by on December 8, 2012 in Films, Media

 

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Getting back online with YouTube.

After doing a mini university project which required me to create a screencast I’m totally thinking about revisiting the world of YouTube once again. The reason I was interested in doing a screencast was because it felt like I was doing a review again and I love reviewing things, whether it’s in a written or verbal format and this just felt like something I had done before just with a more specific purpose.

Doing reviews and editing audio and video projects makes me feel at ease with the world, it’s something I know how to do and I love it. I’ve still got a long way to go before going professional or getting proper good at it and it has been a while since my last upload over a month ago when I did a review on Rise of the Planet of the Apes, which was one of my favourite films of the summer. But these days I just haven’t found a film that I really want to do a review for yet. Though Johnny English Reborn has come out, so if I do get the chance to check that out things may change 🙂

If you wanna check my YouTube work you are more than welcome to have a look. I provided the link below. My channel is filled with reviews of films, games, TV shows and a few other bits and bobs:  http://www.youtube.com/user/TheHypersonic55

 

 

 

 
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Posted by on October 10, 2011 in Life

 

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