We have watched three films since Saturday:
- Up in the Air (George Clooney being mean but getting less mean)
- The American (George Clooney looking very worried whilst getting away with murder)
- Revolutionary Road (Kate Winslet and Leonardo DiCaprio being very miserable)
I need something to cheer me up! I love a good drama but, dear me, where has all the fun gone? I know these films aren't exactly up to the minute but is anyone making films for adults that have a little bit of joy? Perhaps a few laughs?
We have a new thing in Malmesbury which should make sure we actually leave the house to see films. Our local town council has teamed up with Moviola the UK's 'rural multiplex'. The idea is that the film and projectionist travel, not the audience. A fantastic idea and very enjoyable unless you have back problems and don't fancy sitting on the standard village/town hall seating. If you're in the South West, take a look at their website and see where they screen. We're having a year's trial in Malmesbury and I'm spreading the word so that the trial turns into a regular venue. As the most northern town in a rural county, it's can be difficult for the local population to access all sorts of services and entertainments. A fortnightly trip to the cinema is not going to save lives but it is going to bring something a little different and an extra bit of joy.