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ticMovie Night: Ticket to a fun night

ticMovie Night Ticket to Paradisereview by Mala Raman

15 Oct 2022. After quite the hype of the “dream-team” coming back to the theaters, I was curious to see the newest RomCom at the latest tic Friday night movie. An equally curious small group met in the lobby of Pathé to check out the night’s move. We enjoyed chatting a bit and getting acquainted/reacquainted before going into the film.

The Movie

With the no-fail pair of Julie Roberts and George Clooney, our expectations were high…and we were not disappointed! The interplay of sharp barbs and natural chemistry between the 2 co-stars made for seamless delivery of some great one-liners while paving the way for a deeper story line of love, loss, forgiveness and new beginnings.

Overall it was a light-hearted, fun film that left us with a feel-good optimistic ending and a nice way to end the night.

 

House of Gucci Movie Review

Tilburg International Club Movie Nightreview by Anne van Oorschot

11 Feb 2022. After months of not being able to have in-person events, I was thrilled to be able to plan one of TIC’s most popular events – the Friday night movie. I was not the only one starved for a fun activity as a total of 14 members signed up and we met in the lobby of Pathé. We enjoyed chatting a bit and getting acquainted/reacquainted before going into the film.

The Movie

With a star studded cast, our expectations were high…and we were not disappointed! Lady Gaga was convincing as Patrizia Reggiani, later Gucci, with her beauty camouflaging her overwhelming desire for money and power. Adam Driver played the unsuspecting Maurizio Gucci, manipulated by his wife’s ambitions to push his uncle and cousin out of the company. Jeremy Irons was the perfect disapproving father who fails to dissuade his son from marriage.

A clearly old Al Pacino was really in his element as uncle Aldo Gucci, the brother really running the fashion empire. Jared Leto played his flamboyant and idiotic son, Paulo – “He’s an idiot… but he’s my idiot!” (Paulo reminded me that even made from high quality wool, the leisure suit – especially a mauve colored one – was not a positive fashion statement!!) The unbridled quest for power causes the family to unravel, taking the business with it. (more…)

tícMovie Night: Travels with My Aunt review

Tilburg International Club Movie Nightby Anne van Oorschot

08.10.2021. For our last book before the summer, Essi had brought 3 choices, all of which had been made into a movie, the suggestion being to read the book and then watch the movie together. What a fun idea! We set a date for the movie in September but ended up having to postpone due to…generational challenges. This I must explain, of course!

I, Anne-the-dinosaur, watch movies on Netflix or via a DVD, while Essi, who is young and hip, streams everything and doesn’t even have a DVD player. We would watch the film at my place, Anne’s, on my reasonably big smart TV but, due to an unexpected conflict, Essi could not attend. Since I felt that streaming a film was not something I was sure I could manage on my own and this older film was not quickly available any other way, we postponed to a later date. A hilarious step in our book-to-film adventure I think. 😊 (more…)

Netflix Party Review

Tilburg International Club Expat Movie Night11 December 2020. by Masako Kato. I joined the tíc Netflix Party. Netflix Party ia an online film party where we look at the same Netflix movie simultaneously from our home and chat with each other about the film while we are watching it.

It was my first time to attend a Netflix Party and I had no idea how this was going to work. I already had a Netflix account, but I needed to download Teleplay, an app which lets you join the party.

TIC was as always very considerate and inclusive. That is to say that they gave us a very clear technical instruction what we needed to do and also organised a zoom call just before the movie started to help us with any technical hiccup. So, nobody needs to miss it due to the lack of technical skill. I needed this call to get help to activate my Telplay. (more…)

Movie review: The Honest Thief

Tilburg International Club Expat Movie Night30 Oct 2020. by Martina Leonard. We were so lucky to have had our movie night before the 2nd closure of cinemas!

Hoping to cut a deal, a professional bank robber agrees to return all the money he stole in exchange for a reduced sentence. But when two FBI agents set him up for murder, he must now go on the run to clear his name (“In-and-Out Bandit.” ) and bring them to justice.

Many thanks to Anne for arranging the bag of goodies, a must for munching during the film. All 10 tickets were taken and the usual suspects attended at the Pathe. We met in the lobby and had no trouble recognizing each other with masks!! (more…)

We congratulate Anne van Oorschot for receiving a Royal Decoration!

Knight of the Order of Oranje-Nassau
Ridder van de Orde van Oranje Nassau

Tilburg International Club Ridder van de Orde van Oranje Nassauby Hein van Oorschot

April 2020. 

Anne van Oorschot is one the founding members of the  tilburg international club.

She established the club in 2008 and served as its first president for 6 years.

She recently received a decoration from the Royal House of the Netherlands (Ridder van de Orde van Oranje Nassau) in April 2020!


What is the Ridder van de Orde van Oranje Nassau?

The Order of Orange-Nassau is a civil and military Dutch order of chivalry founded on 4 April 1892 by the Queen regent Emma, acting on behalf of her under-age daughter Queen Wilhelmina.

The order is a chivalric order open to “everyone who has earned special merits for society”. These are people who deserve appreciation and recognition from society for the special way in which they have carried out their activities. (more…)

tícMovie Night: The Secret is out!

Tilburg Movie Club for Expatsby Val Fraser

25.09.2020. I woke up this morning with the pleasant buzz of knowing I’d enjoyed a good night out and have made new friends! It was movie night with tíc.  A simple idea, we watch a movie in its original language (English) and after the movie discuss it, over a drink, in a neighbouring pub.

Fourteen of us met at the Pathé.  The movie was ‘The Secret’ based on the book by the same name.  Reviews of the movie were divided, some enjoying it more than others.  Afterwards, sitting comfortably in the pub, the movie did not manage to hold our attention for very long as we quickly moved on to getting to know more about each other and our diverse, colourful backgrounds.  Laughter, fun & friendship!  As we left the pub around midnight, I knew I would be back for the next tíc event! (more…)

#TBT Movie: The Light Between Oceans

light-between-oceans-1Next week we’ll meet up for another Movie Night.  For #ThrowbackThursday, here’s a look back at the Cinecitta movie “The Light Between Oceans”!

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11 November 2016. by Anne van Oorschot. We had our first #TilburgInternationalClub movie evening of the club year at Cinecitta to see the film The Light Between Oceans. This beautiful film is based on the debut novel by M. L. Stedman and tells the story of Tom (Michael Fassbender), a Lighthouse keeper in Western Australia and his wife, Isabel (Alicia Vikander). Tom, a WWI veteran, is damaged by the atrocities he has seen as a soldier and feels his past will prevent him from having a happy future, so accepts the job of lighthouse keeper on a desolate island. He is surprised by the affection of Isobel, a lovely girl who lives on the mainland and they are married and head off to the island where they create a solitary, yet happy life together. (more…)

#TBT: Movie night: Far From The Madding Crowd

Tomorrow night we’ll meet up for another Movie Night.  For #ThrowbackThursday, here’s a look back to 2015’s movie night to see “Far from the Madding Crowd”!

by Michael Dizon

On a warm Friday evening, tíc members descended on Cinecitta to watch a film adaptation of Thomas Hardy’s novel “Far From the Madding Crowd”. Before the movie started, we had time to lounge in the courtyard, have a drink and enjoy the still bright late spring sun. (more…)

Movie review: A Street Cat Named Bob

street-catby Martina Leonard

Friday, 6 January 2017, was the first #TilburgInternationalClub Movie Night of 2017. The film chosen was showing at Cinecitta, in Tilburg city center.

A Street Cat Named Bob, directed by Roger Spottiswoode, is based on the novel by James Bowen of a true life event. It shows the moving and life-affirming  story of the unlikely friendship between a young homeless busker, James Bowen, and the stray ginger cat named Bob who changed his life.

Depending on your feeling towards felines, this is the sort of film that you’ll either find dangerously mawkish or utterly charming. But it’s impossible to watch a film about a happy-ending story like James and Bob’s without a warm glow. There are a few jarring scenes when the camera shoots from Bob’s point of view and it almost feels like it’s going to become a talking animal movie, however the remainder of film focuses on James’ story and his ability to return to “”reality””, and yes , there were some watery eyes at the end of an entertaining movie!!

Ten TIC members met for Movie Night , and where better to pass a very cold evening  (-10) than at the beautiful emporium of Cinnecitta where it is possible to eat and drink before, during and after watching a good movie. It is always nice to share opinions with a good healthy discussion and typically, TIC discussions  “go around the world” with a Global Borrel! Dutch cheese /bitter ballen,  French mustard , Italian Olives, and a mixture of toungues being spoken …..

It was a great start to a cold and  white weekend.

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