(a.k.a. What the Heck is CinemaScoop?)
I don’t like to set new year’s resolutions – I never have. They’re always just a little bit disappointing if you get halfway through the year and realise you haven’t started working towards one. That’s why I skip that disappointment completely by not setting any!
However, this year, I did set one goal: to go to the cinema more often. It doesn’t seem like a huge deal, but far too often I find myself too wrapped up in everyday life that I forget to have hobbies. I adore going to the cinema and last year, I felt disappointed that I missed out on so many films because I hardly ever went. This year, I want to change that.
That’s where CinemaScoop comes in.
What the Heck is CinemaScoop?
I have a Cineworld Unlimited card, which means for under £18 a month, I can see unlimited films in any Cineworld cinema. This year, I’m determined to get some decent use out of it! £18 a month only works out as 2 films as month, which really isn’t very hard to fit in when I make an effort.
To encourage me to see the films I actually want to see (and even the ones I’m not particularly bothered about), I’m going to start a new series called CinemaScoop. In this series, I’ll give you my scoop on this year’s cinema. (See where the name came from? I was desperate for a name and this is the only one that wasn’t completely awful.)
Together with my Cineworld Unlimited card and my trusty spreadsheet, I’m going to try and see as many new releases as possible (within reason). I’m still not going to see ones that bore me half to death (action films are a big no-no, so I won’t be going to see the latest Liam Neeson action flick, for example) but this will encourage me to see films I usually wouldn’t choose.
I’m going to write down my expectations before I go, and then write about my real, 100% truthful opinion of the film after I’ve seen it. I might surprise myself by loving a film I thought I’d hate, or hating a film I thought I’d adore. Who knows – that’s why this is exciting!
I’ve already seen 4 films this month (and I’m seeing another one tomorrow night, making it 5 – so great start to the ‘2 films a month goal’ already!) To keep you in the loop and give you a sneaky peek at what’s to come, here’s what I’ve seen this month (including the one I’m seeing tomorrow)…
- The Greatest Showman, released 26th Dec 2017
- Coco, released 19th Jan 2018
- Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, released 12th Jan 2018
- The Shape of Water, released 14th Feb 2018 (I saw an exclusive preview for Unlimited members)
- Call Me By Your Name, released 27th Oct 2017 (Seeing this in a local theatre which, I assume, is showing it because it’s nominated for Best Picture at this year’s Oscars)
I’m going to be sharing my thoughts on all of these over the next week or so, so keep an eye out if you’re interested. I’m kind of going to binge-publish them to get up to date, but after that, posts will probably be every couple of weeks or so – whenever I watch another film.
Join In the Discussion!
I’d love to turn each post into a discussion of the film, so if you’ve seen any of the films I’ll be writing about, please let me know what your thoughts were. I’m so excited to start this series! Films are one of my favourite things and going to the cinema is something I love doing, so it’s a great opportunity to do it more often.
What films are you looking forward to this year? Let me know what you’d like to see me share my thoughts on!