Yesterday we went to see Submarine, for free (thankyou Cineworld card + Orange Wednesdays). I'd feel much guiltier about it if cinemas weren't such a rip-off these days.
I really miss the Glasgow Film Theatre, there's a nice old-fashioned cinema here called the Cameo but it doesn't have the same solid programme the GFT does and it doesn't show It's A Wonderful Life on Christmas eve. The Filmhouse is quite good, and they were showing Howl but I missed it, urgh. James Franco is too good-looking to be convincingly Ginsbergian anyway though, isn't he?
Anyway, Submarine is actually really good. It's a beautifully-shot about a teenage boy called Oliver falling in love then cocking it up, and it's really very funny and sweet. It definitely errs on the right side of twee. It made me want a super-8 camera and made Tom want a typewriter. And I really REALLY want a duffel coat. Which is weird, since I used to have one and I hated it.
It probably helped that Oliver had a Beatles haircut. Sally Hawkins was beyond annoying, and Paddy Considine lost all the sex appeal he had previously had in
. (That clip is completely unrelated to Paddy, but whatever - it was the best one I could find, and it's a great film).
Cinema snacks (I know you're interested) were mix-ups from
, coffee-flavoured nougat and a buttered-popcorn flavoured lolly from
- luckily you can also buy them at I Love Candy. They even have Grasshopper Pie flavour (chocolate mint to the uninitiated, though I urge you to try
. This is Martha Stewart's recipe, but I used Nigella's from Kitchen).
Probably the only thing Oliver had that I didn't want was his bike, mainly because I already have a lovely one. But then, oh, look what I found! This lovely one from
It's the colour of pistachio ice-cream!
It has space for a whole crate of lemonade on the front rack!
Last year I wanted to make a picnic pannier that would fit on my bike, but never got around to it (it didn't really matter since it rained all the time). With this one, I wouldn't even have to, I could just get a ridiculously large hamper and put it on the front! I can but dream.