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1917

Last night my husband & I were invited to an evening of Glitz & Glamour to celebrate Oscar Buzz.

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We got to watch 1917.

โ€œ๐˜‹๐˜ถ๐˜ณ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜ž๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜ญ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ž๐˜ข๐˜ณ ๐˜, ๐˜ต๐˜ธ๐˜ฐ ๐˜‰๐˜ณ๐˜ช๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ด๐˜ฉ ๐˜ด๐˜ฐ๐˜ญ๐˜ฅ๐˜ช๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ด — ๐˜“๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ค๐˜ฆ ๐˜Š๐˜ฑ๐˜ญ. ๐˜š๐˜ค๐˜ฉ๐˜ฐ๐˜ง๐˜ช๐˜ฆ๐˜ญ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜“๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ค๐˜ฆ ๐˜Š๐˜ฑ๐˜ญ. ๐˜‰๐˜ญ๐˜ข๐˜ฌ๐˜ฆ — ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ค๐˜ฆ๐˜ช๐˜ท๐˜ฆ ๐˜ด๐˜ฆ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฎ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ๐˜ญ๐˜บ ๐˜ช๐˜ฎ๐˜ฑ๐˜ฐ๐˜ด๐˜ด๐˜ช๐˜ฃ๐˜ญ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜ฅ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ด. ๐˜๐˜ฏ ๐˜ข ๐˜ณ๐˜ข๐˜ค๐˜ฆ ๐˜ข๐˜จ๐˜ข๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜ด๐˜ต ๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ฎ๐˜ฆ, ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜บ ๐˜ฎ๐˜ถ๐˜ด๐˜ต ๐˜ค๐˜ณ๐˜ฐ๐˜ด๐˜ด ๐˜ฐ๐˜ท๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฎ๐˜บ ๐˜ต๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ณ๐˜ช๐˜ต๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜บ ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ ๐˜ฅ๐˜ฆ๐˜ญ๐˜ช๐˜ท๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ ๐˜ข ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฆ๐˜ด๐˜ด๐˜ข๐˜จ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ต ๐˜ค๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ญ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ฑ๐˜ฐ๐˜ต๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ข๐˜ญ๐˜ญ๐˜บ ๐˜ด๐˜ข๐˜ท๐˜ฆ 1,600 ๐˜ฐ๐˜ง ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ช๐˜ณ ๐˜ง๐˜ฆ๐˜ญ๐˜ญ๐˜ฐ๐˜ธ ๐˜ค๐˜ฐ๐˜ฎ๐˜ณ๐˜ข๐˜ฅ๐˜ฆ๐˜ด — ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜ค๐˜ญ๐˜ถ๐˜ฅ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜‰๐˜ญ๐˜ข๐˜ฌ๐˜ฆ’๐˜ด ๐˜ฐ๐˜ธ๐˜ฏ ๐˜ฃ๐˜ณ๐˜ฐ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ.โ€

It really hit me as I was watching this that it was ๐š๐š‘๐šŽ ๐š›๐šŽ๐šŠ๐š•๐š’๐š๐šข ๐š๐š˜๐š› ๐š–๐šข ๐š๐š›๐šŠ๐š—๐š๐š™๐šŠ๐š›๐šŽ๐š—๐š๐šœ. One of my grandfathers was a pilot, & the other was a marine engineer during World War II. One of my grannyโ€™s folded & packed parachutes during this time, & her second husband was a prisoner of war.

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The cinematography was something that really needs to be noted. You felt like you were traveling with them, & it all felt so real. You were completely immersed in the action & stress.ย  The attention to detail was completely unreal, & produces a film filled with nail-biting scenes that literally causes you to gasp in terror & jump out of your seat (yes, I did both).

Husband & I drove home in silence as we processed what we had just watched, & I couldn’t stop a few tears escaping down my cheeks. I don’t think we truly appreciate what our families went through, & movies like this are so important – especially when they are based on accounts of a soldier.

After seeing this film, I have to say that it is in my Top 3 movies ever watched, & I highly recommend you book your seats for it straight away!

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Experience Oscarยฎ Buzz movies with no interruptions

AND THE NOMINEES AREโ€ฆ

All the sparkle, all the nail-biting dramaโ€ฆ itโ€™s time once again to try your hand at predicting the 2020 Academy Award winners and rev up some Oscarยฎ Buzz! Ster-Kinekorโ€™s annual Oscarยฎ Buzz kicked off with a red-carpet screening on 16 January 2020, featuring the heart-pounding, Golden Globe winning war filmย 1917, directed, co-written and produced by Sam Mendes (watch the trailerย here).

This is just one of the phenomenal Oscar-nominated films coming to Ster-Kinekor screens this week, along with finalist for Best Foreign Film,ย Les Miserables. Also look out for Renee Zellwegerโ€™s star turn in the recently releasedย Judy, which has earned her a well-deserved shot at Best Actress.

1917, Jojo Rabbit, Ford vs. Ferrari, Little Women, Joker, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, Parasite and The Irishmanย are all vying for the top honour of Best Film.

Oscar-nominated films are the crรจme de la crรจme of film-making. Depending what a film is up for, itโ€™s been directed by one of the worldโ€™s greatest directors, its cinematography is breath-taking, and its score a sound experience. A movie of this calibre should be appreciated uninterrupted on the big screen, with the first-class sound and picture that accompanies this โ€“ not watched at home where it can be constantly disrupted.

So, experience Oscarยฎ Buzz films as they were made to be seenย โ€“ at the cinema.ย Book atย www.sterkinekor.com, download the SK App on your smartphone or book at the box office.ย  For news and updates, go toย Facebookย | follow Ster-Kinekor onย Twitter. For all queries, call Ticket-lineย on 0861 Movies (668 437).



 

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Bohemian Rhapsody

On Tuesday night, husband & I set off to the Mall of Africa to see the world premiere of Bohemian Rhapsody.ย  Everyone has heard of Queen, & I’m sure has rocked out to their many anthems.ย  Hearing their music evokes so many happy memories, & is constantly the music played at events to get people out of their seats.ย  For this reason I was super excited to see the movie & learn more about the men behind this music.

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We arrived at the theatre full of excitement & looking forward to a night out – we don’t often get to experience events like this & it was the perfect excuse to celebrate out sixth wedding anniversary in style.ย  We snacked on delicious bowls of food – including curry, pasta dishes & pulled pork; followed by fruit skewers & chocolate mousse.

We were ushered into the theatre (cell phones were all handed in at this point to ensure there was no leaking of the film or sneaky-sneaky filming from their seats).ย  The live premiere was streamed from the UK is fits & bursts – do you remember that ad that stated “Mother Buffer”?ย  Well, that’s exactly what the whole audience was thinking!ย  Unfortunately we missed majority of the interviews & seeing the guests of honour arriving.ย  It did give us all an opportunity to get started on our popcorn & cooldrink but it was disappointing not being able to watch this live…

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From the moment the actual movie started with a guitar riff of the well-known 20th Century Fox welcome screen, we were all enthralled.ย  The movie allows us a glimpse into the real life of Freddie Mercury (aka Farrokh Bulsara) – played by Rami Malek, as well as the extreme rise to fame of this group of young men despite constantly being told NO by record producers & the like.


Freddie constantly defied odds & stereotypes, & embraced his individuality.ย  He hails from Zanzibar, but embraced his “Britishness”.ย  The movie touches on his AIDS diagnosis, but also shows the overwhelming support shown to him from his bandmates despite the huge unknown of this disease at the time.

I wanted to sing along to all the songs, & thoroughly enjoyed finding out about the inspiration for their music – from opera, to wanting to get the crowd involved & so on.ย  I could see the smiles on the faces of the entire audience throughout the film, & there are not often movies that are released that appeal to such a wide variety of fans.

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I would definitely recommend this film to EVERYONE!ย  We now have Queen on repeat throughout the house & in our cars, & I find myself singing the songs under my breath whilst working.ย  Queen have gone down as having some of the greatest hits in rock music history, & have cemented a legacy that will continue to inspire & encourage all of us that are “different” or fit into a different box to the norm.


Watch the official trailer here


 

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