Warhorse

Went to the Vue Cinema, next to Oxford United’s ground to see Warhorse tonight.

Warhorse PosterThe storyline is –
Dartmoor,1914: To his wife’s dismay farmer Narracott buys a thoroughbred horse rather than a plough animal, but when his teenaged son Albert trains the horse and calls him Joey, the two becoming inseparable. When his harvest fails, the farmer has to sell Joey to the British cavalry and he is shipped to France where, after a disastrous offensive he is captured by the Germans and changes hands twice more before he is found, caught in the barbed wire in No Man’s Land four years later and freed. He is returned behind British lines where Albert, now a private, has been temporarily blinded by gas, but still recognizes his beloved Joey. However, as the Armistice is declared Joey is set to be auctioned off. After all they have been through will Albert and Joey return home together?

The horses are the best ‘actors’, but definitely a film to see and on the big screen as well.

Made in Dagenham

mindWe both went to see the film ‘Made in Dagenham’ at the Vue cinema at the Oxford United stadium last night, the day it was released.

Described as “A dramatization of the 1968 strike at the Ford Dagenham car plant, where female workers walked out in protest against sexual discrimination.”
One of the best films we have seen for a long time, a classic British drama-comedy. Well worth seeing with every emotion experienced.

Not many people in the cinema for the first showing, but I think it will become as big a hit as Calendar Girls. Couple of drinks afterwards in the Kings Arms at Sandford, nice pub, must try a meal here.

The Social Network

Went to see The Social Network at the Vue cinema last night. The dramatised ‘history’ of Facebook.
“On a fall night in 2003, Harvard undergrad and computer programming genius Mark Zuckerberg sits down at his computer and heatedly begins working on a new idea. In a fury of blogging and programming, what begins in his dorm room soon becomes a global social network and a revolution in communication. A mere six years and 500 million friends later, Mark Zuckerberg is the youngest billionaire in history… but for this entrepreneur, success leads to both personal and legal complications.”

Sue thought it was great, personally wasn’t that impressed.