Now I don’t want to be seen praising a multibillion pound ruthless telecommunications giant but… I think I’m going to have to.
I’ve always been a fan of Orange Wednesdays where you can take a date or a mate to the pictures on the promise of a half price ticket. (As long as you’re willing to queue for an hour outside the Printworks; not something I would normally deign to do!)
Now Orange have upped the stakes and introduced “Film to Go” which is all the fun of the cinema, but for free and in your own home. Every Thursday, Orange customers can send a text costing a mere 35p and then download a blockbuster (of Orange’s choice) via iTunes. The best part is that you then have a month to watch it, hence the title of this blog.
I let this news pass me by in week one when the film of choice was The Wrestler, award-winning epic from Darran (Arron) Aranofsky, starring Mickey Rourke as the eponymous hero. I was impressed with the calibre of choice and jumped on the bandwagon for week two.
The second offering was the quietly fantastic, The Ghost, starring the delectable Ewan McGregor and directed by controversial exile, Roman Polansky. The film hadn’t been a huge hit on the big screen but deserves to be given the limelight for its gripping plot and the quality acting from a whole host of talent. Loads of ‘blasts from the past’ put in a star turn, including James Belushi, Kim Cattrall, Pierce Brosnan and best of all, Eli Wallach who is best known for playing “The Ugly” in The Good, the Bad and the Ugly many moons ago! A legend lives on!
This week I won’t be missing the next film on offer, Che Part 1. For 35p it seems a no-brainer. You may as well get yourselves a pay as you go sim card so you can join me on this film gorge!