Monday, 31 December 2018

About the group


We meet on the fourth Tuesday of the month to see an English-language film, always in the early afternoon. Our usual cinema is the UGC Toison d'Or, near the Porte de Namur metro stop (line 2 or 6).
The meeting point is the box office inside the Galérie de la Toison d'Or at 8 ave de la Toison d'Or (not the entrance out on the avenue)
Cinema schedules change midweek, so our choice of film and the date, time and place (if it is a cinema other than the UGC), will be posted below on or around the third Wednesday.
With our group card, tickets cost €6.10; we would be grateful if you could have the correct change.
There is no need to sign up, just come and join us when you can, whether it's just for the film or for coffee and a chat afterwards as well. We look forward to seeing you!
Joan, Margaret, Susan

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Wednesday, 19 September 2018

Tuesday 25th September - meet at 13:00 for 13:10 showing

IT IS BNP FILM DAY AND ALL TICKETS ARE 5.50 EURO EACH SO YOU NEED TO BUY YOUR OWN TICKET BEFORE WE MEET.

Our September film at UGC Toison d'Or is Children Act

As her marriage to Jack founders, eminent High Court Judge has a life changing decision to make at work - should she force a teenage boy, Adam, to have the blood transfusion that will save his life?   Her unorthodox visit his hospital bedside has a profound impact on them both.

Starring:  Emma Thompson, Stanley Tucci and Rosie Cavaliero and directed by Richard Eyre

Tuesday, 19 June 2018

26 June - meet at 12.50 for the 13.00 showing


Our June film (at the UGC) is Isle of Dogs, directed by Wes Anderson (who also made The Grand Budapest Hotel). 
Unusually for us, it’s a cartoon, or to be precise a stop-motion animated film*, set in a futuristic Japan where dogs have been banished to an offshore island. A twelve year old boy sets off in search of his lost pet with the help of other canine exiles.
The dogs are voiced by an array of distinguished actors: Bryan Cranston plays Chief, the leader of the main gang, with Edward Norton as Rex, Bill Murray as Boss and Jeff Goldblum as Duke.
Other famous voices include Frances McDormand, Harvey Keitel, Scarlett Johansson, Tilda Swinton, Yoko Ono and Greta Gerwig. 

You can read a review and watch the trailer here:
or just see the trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=avteeoh9LzY

 Running time: 1h42

 *a technique in which successive positions of objects are photographed to give the appearance of movement  [In case you too had never heard the term!]

Happy summer holidays to all!

N.B. Possible outing in July.  We don't usually meet in the summer break, but Mamma Mia II is due out around the middle of the month, so if you're interested watch this space!  


Unfortunately we find we can’t organise a cinema trip on 24 July.  Apologies to anyone who had put the date in their diary.






Wednesday, 16 May 2018

22nd May - meet at 13.40 for 13.50 showing

THIS MONTH WE WILL BE AT THE VENDOME, 18 CHAUSEE DE WAVRE, 1080 IXELLES

THERE IS NO GROUP TICKET.   WE BUY OUR OWN AT THE BOX OFFICE - 8.75 euro or 7 euro for over 65

The film this month is Ladybird

Marion McPherson, a nurse, works tirelessly to keep her family afloat after her husband loses his job.   She also maintains a turbulent bond with a teenage daughter who is just like her:  loving, strong willed and deeply opinionated.

The film is directed by Greta Gerwig

Running time:  1hr 35


Wednesday, 18 April 2018

24 April - meet at 13.50 for the 14.00 showing


Back to the UGC this month, ladies, to see The Death of Stalin, directed and co-written by Armando Iannucci:

“The one-liners fly as fast as political fortunes fall in this uproarious, wickedly irreverent satire. Moscow, 1953: when tyrannical dictator Joseph Stalin drops dead, his parasitic cronies square off in a frantic power struggle to be the next Soviet leader. Among the contenders are the dweeby Georgy Malenkov (Jeffrey Tambor), the wily Nikita Khrushchev (Steve Buscemi), and the sadistic secret police chief Lavrentiy Beria (Simon Russell Beale). But as they bumble, brawl, and backstab their way to the top, just who is running the government? Combining palace intrigue with rapid-fire farce, this audacious comedy is a bitingly funny takedown of bureaucratic dysfunction performed to the hilt by a sparkling ensemble cast*.”  (Rotten Tomatoes)

*also including Michael Palin, Rupert Friend, Jason Isaacs, Andrea Riseborough, Olga Kurylenko and Paddy Considine

Running time. 1h47

Thursday, 22 March 2018

27th March - meet at 13.40 for 13.50 showing

THIS MONTH WE WILL BE AT THE VENDOME, 18 CHAUSEE DE WAVRE, 1050 IXELLES
THERE IS NO GROUP TICKET.   WE BUY OUR OWN TICKET AT THE BOX OFFICE - 8.75 euro or 7 euro for over 65

Our film this month is The Phantom Thread

Set in 1950's  Reynolds Woodstock (Daniel Day Lewis) is a renowned dressmaker whose fastidious life is disrupted by a young, strong willed woman who becomes his muse and lover.   Written and directed by Paul Thomas Anderson

Running time 2 hr 10

Wednesday, 28 February 2018

SAME TIME, SAME MOVIE

I, Tonya– 13.50 for 14.00, Tuesday 6 March

Monday, 26 February 2018

!!! CHANGE OF DATE FOR FEBRUARY MOVIE !!!

Apologies, Ladies, but as public transport will be disrupted by a strike on 27 February we are postponing our February outing until Tuesday 6 March. 
We hope that I, Tonya will still be showing at the same time, but please be sure to check the blog towards the end of the week in case we have to make other arrangements following  the change of programme on Wednesday.





Wednesday, 21 February 2018

27 February - meet at 13.50 for the 14.00 showing


This month’s film is I, Tonya, based on the scandal that made headlines around the world in 1994 when one of the top two US women figure skaters was accused of complicity in an attack that might have ended the career of the other.

Tonya Harding and Nancy Kerrigan came from very different backgrounds and were perceived very differently by the American public, Kerrigan being the “all-American girl” from a stable family and Harding - quite the opposite.

This blackly comic film shows how Tonya was moulded by her upbringing and in particular by her mother, LaVona Golden, played by Alison Janney, whose performance won her a Bafta nomination for best supporting actress. Margot Robbie, playing Tonya, was nominated for best actress.

Running time: 2h 


Wednesday, 17 January 2018

23rd January - meet at 13.50 for 14.00 showing

Our  first film of the year is The Florida Project.

The plot follows a 6-year-old girl living in a motel in Orlando with her rebellious mother as they try to stay out of trouble and make ends meet.

The film is directed by Sean Baker.

Running time 1hr 49