SM Cinema Exclusive: All Is Lost

 

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While Robert Redford’s character was struggling to find a stable spot to eat his dinner as the waves toyed with tiny boat, I was sitting pretty snug, enjoying a hotdog sandwich and munching on some popcorn in a recliner chair.

A few moments later, as he finds himself on a life raft with no drinking water, he screamed his only spoken line in the movie… “FFFUUUCCCKKKK!!!” while all I could think off that time was “This is the Life.”

Deep into a solo voyage in the Indian Ocean, an unnamed man (Redford) wakes to find his 39-foot yacht taking on water after a collision with a shipping container left floating on the high seas. With his navigation equipment and radio disabled, the man sails unknowingly into the path of a violent storm. Despite his success in patching the breached hull, his mariner’s intuition and a strength that belies his age, the man barely survives the tempest.

Using only a sextant and nautical maps to chart his progress, he is forced to rely on ocean currents to carry him into a shipping lane in hopes of hailing a passing vessel. But with the sun unrelenting, sharks circling and his meager supplies dwindling, the ever-resourceful sailor soon finds himself staring his mortality in the face.

Its tag line NEVER GIVE UP perfectly suits the character of Redford, who despite his advanced age, methodically and skillfully tries to survive each day with only a few remaining supplies as he drifts in the middle of the vast ocean.

He is the only character you’ll see throughout the film and he speaks only half a page’s length of dialogue in the opening sequence, but Redford is able to sustain the viewers interest, drawing the audience to his situation, to the point of making you feel his desperation. And as he stares into the horizon, you could also feel a sense of desolation as any semblance of hope slips away.

“This film satisfied a lot of things for me, but one of them was that it was about something I am interested in, which is at what point, when things are really awful and all is lost, some people quit and others keep going,” Redford said about the movie.

Its definitely an award-worthy performance and a very unique movie you should watch. Written and directed by Academy Award nominee J.C. Chandor (Margin Call) with a musical score by Alex Ebert (Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros), the film is a gripping,visceral and powerfully moving tribute to ingenuity and resilience. The film is distributed in the Philippines by Solar-UIP.

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Nothing could be more contrasting than watching Redford’s character try to survive in the movie “All is Lost” at at the new Directors Cinema at the Mega Fashion Hall in Megamall.

I’ve been to almost every movie theater in the city and I have to say, the Director’s Cinema has got to be the most comfortable movie experience I’ve had.

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Too many bags and couldn’t carry your food order? No worries, the staff will bring your food right to your seat! Want to order more popcorn but don’t want to miss any scene? There’s an assistance button and the friendly cinema staff will be there to help you in no time.

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The Director’s Club Cinema is an intimate, deluxe theater specializing in above par personalized service for every movie-lover. With well-appointed and elegant reclining chairs you could adjust into the most comfortable viewing angle it also offers delicious eats to accompany movie-watching served by trained in-house butlers.

The Director’s Club Cinema at SM Megamall has 56 chairs while maintaining the exclusive, intimate ambiance. This branch of Director’s Club Cinema is also the biggest of its kind in the country.

The concept of Director’s Club Cinema is also being applied in theatres in the United States and such cinema facilities have become a luxe fad for American movie-goers.

All is lost opens exclusively at SM Cinema this February 5. E-PLUS members get 50% discount on movie ticket.

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SM Cinema is the country’s leading exhibitor—boasting 246 cinemas and 6 IMAX Theatres in 45 branches nationwide. SM Cinema continues to expand and lead the country’s development in cinema technology.

For a more convenient way of watching a movie, experience the newest from SM Cinema—the CINEMOBILE: Your mobile, your movie ticket. With its turnstile system, SM Cinema delivers a more convenient movie-going experience to its patrons.

You may also avail SM Cinema’s e-PLUS (Entertainment, Privileges, Lifestyle, Upgrades and Surprises) card to make your movie-watching more convenient, rewarding and fun. On top of the reward point scheme, e-PLUS is loaded with VIP privileges, special promos such as discounts on select movies, seasonal offers, quarterly raffles and invites to exclusive events. e-PLUS members can also avail of promos and discounts from partner merchants. The e-Plus starter kit comes with your personalized e-Plus card, free movies, snacks and a premium item.

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