In collaboration with LG and the Underground Film Club
Have you ever imagined there was a little person in your head, making you say and do some of the weird and random stuff that comes out sometimes? In the Disney Pixar movie Inside Out, there’s an entire control panel of tiny beings in the lead character’s brain, directing her every emotion.
We meet Riley, a carefree 11 year old girl who enjoys playing ice hockey and hanging out with her mum and dad. We discover that the main reason for her happy-go-lucky nature is because of a miniature madam named Joy who operates from inside, aka ‘Headquarters’. It’s Joy’s responsibility to keep the other players — Fear, Anger, Disgust and Sadness — in check, so that she can complete her mission of making every day a Good Day.
But when Riley and her family move to a new town, coping with such a big change upsets her internal balance, and all the personalities in her head get knocked out of whack. While Riley struggles to feel any emotions at all, Joy and Sadness find themselves in unexplored territory. It’s up to all the Emotions to work together to save their main girl from making some scary life choices.
Inside Out is a beautifully animated coming of age movie, with an incredibly affecting story, a colourful cast of characters and a premise that makes you think as well as feel. We absolutely loved this film (it was the boys’ second viewing)! Check out the video clip of the babes acting out a favourite scene from the film — can you guess who plays Anger?
We were invited to watch Inside Out at the Underground Film Club at the Vaults under Waterloo Station. I’ve been wanting to check out the Vaults for a while as they hold loads of fun sounding events.
The spot was as cool as I’d expected, with several subterranean levels, a buzzing bar area, and the super popular Birdie’s Crazy Golf in full swing. They have popcorn for refreshments, as well as cocktails and street food curated by Hawksmoor’s Richard Sandiford.
The boys enjoyed the ‘silent cinema’ aspect of wearing wireless headphones to watch the film. Every now and then during the movie, we could feel the rumble of trains going by overhead — but this didn’t disturb our viewing, it only added to the mystique.
The Underground Film Club is a topsy turvy incarnation of Rooftop Film Club, its founding group, that holds pop-up screenings on rooftops across London during the warmer months.
If you want to cosy up over Christmas for a family film — or sneak off for a Dates with Dads escape — we highly recommend you head down (and down and down)!
Win an LG 49″ LED TV!
LG are sponsors of the Underground Film Club and they are running a fabulous competition to win an LG 49″ LED TV! To enter, all you have to do is tweet @LGUK a line from your favourite Christmas movie and include the hashtag #LGCapturingXmas.
– Follow this format “Insert Quote” + Movie/ Movie Character + #LGCapturingXmas
– Looking for inspiration? How about “Bah, Humbug!” Scrooge #LGCapturingXmas
Find out more about how you can win this incredible prize over at www.lg.com/uk/capturing-xmas-competition. Fingers crossed!
See the full list of films showing through Christmas at www.undergroundfilmclub.com. Film times vary. The Vaults is open from 5pm (Tue-Fri), 2pm (Sat), 12.30pm (Sun). Visit The Vaults at Launcelot St, off Lower Marsh, SE1 7AD (Waterloo tube/rail)