Monday, 19 May 2014

Film Review | Bad Neighbours at City Screen Picturehouse, York

This is a very exciting time of year for me, its almost summer blockbuster time!  Can you feel it in the air?  No?  Just me then.  Anyway, for myself and the other half, it's that time when we seem to spend an inordinate amount of time holed up in darkened rooms watching films with strangers.  It's not weird, honest! 

Our most recent venture out to the movies was to see Bad Neighbours at City Screen Picturehouse in York.  If you've followed me for any length of time on Twitter (if you don't follow me yet, you can find me here) you'll know that my cinema of choice is almost always City Screen and for good reason too...

City Screen Picturehouse York

City Screen is situated on the riverside just off busy Coney Street in York's city centre; it occupies the building that used to house the Yorkshire Herald, and still has the most interesting industrial vibe.  The cinema not only has three screens, where it shows both 2D and 3D films, but also has a fantastic cafe-bar (a real must visit, the food is awesome!), acts as a venue for all sorts of live entertainment and even screens productions from the RSC and the Met Opera, amongst others.  My absolute favourite thing about City Screen though, is that despite being owned in more recent years by a big cinema chain it still retains that independent feel it's had since it opened 10+ years ago.  As a bonus, it has incredibly comfy seats in the screens too!

Now as I mentioned above, Gaz and I were there most recently to see Bad Neighbours, starring Seth Rogen, Rose Byrne, Zac Efron.  I'll be honest, this isn't the type of film I'd go and see normally, but after seeing some great trailers on YouTube I thought I'd give it a go.

City Screen Picturehouse York

To give you a quick run down, Seth Rogen and Rose Byrne play new parents to a little girl; they've started to settle into their lovely new home in a nice American suburbia but are horrified when a rowdy fraternity moves into the house next door.  They try to politely ask the nice frat boys (led by Zac Efron) to keep the noise down but when that fails quickly they resort to any means necessary to restore their nice quiet life.

What follows is an all out war between the two sets of neighbours, as you'd suspect from a comedy starring Seth Rogen things quickly get a bit ridiculous and surreal and more than a little crude, but what I didn't expect was that it was just be out and out hilarious.  Honestly almost every scene had something in it that had Gaz or I guffawing into our snacks or sniggering like naughty children, very attractive I can assure you; and Zac Efron was extremely watchable in this, which I genuinely did not expect.  If you fancy a laugh, and you're not easily offended, I can wholeheartedly recommend this film, and of course I'd always recommend City Screen.

Bad Neighbours is still out at City Screen in York, but only for a few more days!  Find the listings here. or on Twitter here.

You can find out more about what's on at City Screen here. I'd particularly recommend the annual membership.  Gaz and I have been paying members for at least five years now; you really get your money's worth if you're a regular cinema goer.  We'll be there again very soon to catch Godzilla!

Have you been to City Screen York or any other Picturehouse cinema before?  What films are you looking forward to seeing this year?

Sharon x

*Tickets provided free of charge

8 comments:

  1. I really want to watch this, looks really funny. x

    Kate | A British Sparkle

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    1. It was definitely worth a watch - I loved it x

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  2. I;ve only been to City Screen York and agree it's a lovely cinema!

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    1. Oh you so need to go more often ;) x

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  3. It has enough big laughs that you may miss how well it draws its characters, punctuating preconceptions. Good review Sharon.

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    1. yes that's very true, the characters were brilliant, it was the almost terror everyone had of growing up and the effort they put into staying 'young' that made the film for me :)

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  4. lovely post :) I really enjoy reading your blog! haha keep in touch x Peach

    http://momomoworld.blogspot.com

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