Movie: Thor

As discussed at tonight’s screening, we are planning on seeing Thor (3D) at the Ritz this coming public holiday Tuesday at 11:20am. As this is a 3D screening if you have 3D glasses please bring them as Ritz do charge an extra $1 to supply them. We also expect it to be fairly busy (public holiday, new movie & cheap Tuesday), so try to be early to ensure we can get tickets and decent seats.

For those few who are unaware of Thor, if you have seen Iron Man 2 and waited for the end credits you would have seen a teaser.
Following summary is from IMDB:
Marvel Studios expands its film universe with a new type of superhero: THOR. This epic adventure spans the Marvel Universe; from present day Earth to the realm of Asgard. At the center of the story is The Mighty Thor, a powerful but arrogant warrior whose reckless actions reignite an ancient war. Thor is cast down to Earth and forced to live among humans as punishment. Once here, Thor learns what it takes to be a true hero when the most dangerous villain of his world sends the darkest forces of Asgard to invade Earth. Kenneth Branagh directs this fantasy epic which stars Australian actor Chris Hemsworth as the ancient Norse god, Tom Hiddleston as his evil brother Loki, Natalie Portman as Jane Foster, a young woman who befriends Thor on Earth, and Anthony Hopkins as Odin, Thor’s father and king of Asgard. Expect to see agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., previously seen in ”Iron Man,” to make an appearance, further forshadowing the coming of The Avengers!

Movie: District 9

Hey all!

SpockSoc is going to see District 9 tomorrow night at the Randwick Ritz. The movie starts at 9:20pm, so we’ll meet up outside at 8:50 and head in together if people so desire. Yeah, I know that’s late, but the prior screening is 4pm, which is too early. We won’t pre-buy tickets,  but SpockSoc will reimburse $2 to any member that asks. Remember, Ritz Tuesday tickets are now $8 each.

An extraterrestrial race forced to live in slum-like conditions on Earth suddenly find a kindred spirit in a government agent that is exposed to their biotechnology. It’s produced by Peter Jackson (who did Lord of the Rings) and directed by some poor schmuck (Neill Blomkamp) who has been completely overshadowed the producer.

Hope to see you there.

You can also see the short film that became the basis for District 9:

Monsters vs Aliens @ FOX

Monsters vs AliensOn Tuesday the 7th, we’re going to see Monsters vs Aliens – I would have made plans earlier, but I’ve only just discovered there’s actually some interest, you see. In order to avoid the near-disaster that ocurred last time, which found everyone rushing to make it to the movie after an hour-long wait for dinner, and me standing outside the cinema after the movie had started with over a third of the tickets still in my hand, I’m gonna do it a little differently this time. Plus, it’s a little too last-second to be taking numbers.

Since the Ritz sees fit to only show it in 3D, which costs $15, we’re going to be seeing it at Hoyts Fox Studios instead, where the tickets are only $10. (Yeah, I know parking is more expensive at Fox than Eastgardens, but it has better access to public transport.) We’ll go to the 6pm screening, and have a late dinner afterwards if people are hungry. Rather than try to collect numbers, we’ll just meet outside the cinema at 5:30. People can buy their own tickets, and SpockSoc will reimburse $2 if people ask me and present their shiny membership card.

The next movie coming out is Wolverine, on April 29th. Tentative date to go and see that is Tuesday May 5th. More details to come.

The Day the Earth Stood Still


Some Spocksoc members will be going to see The Day the Earth Stood Still at the Ritz cinema on Wednesday 7th of January.

It’s been decided we’ll go and see the movie at 9:30pm at the Ritz tomorrow (Wednesday the 6th). Considering the short notice, I’m not going to try to collect numbers before the event, so just turn up and get your own ticket when you arrive. I’m going to try loitering in the lobby outside cinema 1 from about quarter past, so we can gather there. If you come and find me, SpockSoc will give you a $2 reimbursement on your ticket as part of our membership benefits.

Hope to see you there!

el presidente

Any members are welcome to join the group.

What: Movie: The Day the Earth Stood Still
Where: Ritz Cinema Randwick
When: Movie starts at 9:30pm meet up around 9:00-9:15pm
Cost: Tickets can be purchased from Box Office, Adult $11.00, Student $9.50