When going back to watch a film you loved as a child, there is always a risk that you may no longer like it or you just think its daft. Well I tested that theory out today on “Richie Rich” a film I totally loved as a child and watched so many times. Yes the main reason I love it then and still love it now is Macaculay Culkin. Watching it this afternoon, I did not take it too seriously instead I just watched it and it was all so familiar. I knew the story I knew most of what was going to happen like I had just watched it yesterday and not years ago.
The Orange Film Adverts really have become part of the cinema experience over the past few years now. Wondering when it is eventually going to change after months and months of the same advert, telling you to switch off your mobile phone. So I thought I would have a little trip down memory lane and pick out my top 10 of the adverts. This could be amusing and annoying, having a look back through the adverts which you do talk about a lot. It is very good to see the actors allowing their movies or parts to be made fun of in jest.
Lets really go to the movies
Does anything really beat the experience of watching films at the cinema?
Has been widely reported today that Hugh Jackman will not be hosting the Oscar’s for a second year in a row. Which I think is a shame as he was very entertaining this year as host. He has not ruled it out for the future but not next year. He does have a lot on at the moment starring on Broadway and some movies in the pipeline.
No one else has really been linked with the role of host, but still early days yet.
Who would you like to see as host?
Oscar winner for Best Original Screenplay at the 1962 awards, and a nomination for Natalie Wood in Leading Actress Role.
A second poster for Amelia has been released and this one has Richard Gere on it which means I am very happy with this one
Marilyn Monroe and Jane Russell were just fantastic as the best friends travelling from America across to Paris. Lorelei (Monroe) and Dorothy (Russell) are just “Two Little Girls from Little Rock”, lounge singers on a transatlantic cruise… which is obviously going to be full of surprises and many amusing moments. Especially with the Olympic team on the same boat . . . and rich men who Lorelei is very much interested in.
As I am a huge musical theatre fan. I decided that I would find some of my favorite songs from the stage, and every now and then make a post about them. The first theatre moment as they shall be called, is a duet from “Mame” featuring two of my most favorite actresses, the late Bea Arthur and Angela Lansbury. They are both just so fantastic and this song/video is just great. I love it!
What do you make of this video?
After composing the list of top 10 young actors which I used 30 as the cut off age. I decided to make a list of in my opinion in the top 10 actors in their 30s. This actually proved rather difficult to come up with as quite a lot of current actors in their 30s are very talented and doing a lot of great work. I am sure there is still a lot to come from some of these actors as well.
The full song “Be Italian” which is on the trailer for “Nine” as been put on youtube. It is sung by Fergie and really does just build up my anticipation for this movie even more so.
I have just returned from a 9am showing of “This Is It” which is the earliest I have ever seen anything on at the cinema. So it opened today for only 2 weeks, which I think is a fantastic idea. Mainly because it gives it more of the concert/show feel that after 2 weeks you cannot see it on the big screen again. I really could not help but thinking what an incredible show this would have been, it really would have been the greatest concert in the history of music. Some of the stuff they had set up and ready for the songs were just totally out of this world.
Diana (Demi Moore) and David Murphy (Woody Harrelson) are a married couple who have been together for a long time, they have money problems and find themselves in Las Vegas trying to win the money they need in order to keep their house. John Gage (Robert Redford) spots Diana and offers to buy her a dress, but she says she is not for sale. Then he makes them a very strange and unreal offer of $1 million for her to have sex with him. Diana and David decide to go ahead with it as they really need the money. But will it really be the end of it once they leave and go back home? At first yes that is all fine, but after a while when David starts asking questions and wants to know exactly what happened it is bound to go wrong. Diana going and trying to have a relationship with John, was that really the best idea in the world. I mean after the way they met and started out was it really going to work out? The answer to that was always going to be no, it could never work out. Although I did actually like the way he started going on about a million dollar club in order to stop it form hurting him more than it actually did, that kind of changed my mind about John and that he did actually want to be with Diana. But we have a decision to make at the ending whether or not Diana and David really gave it another go after sitting in the place he had proposed 7 years earlier.
Quickly after the release of the poster comes the trailer for Clint Eastwood’s “Invictus” and this really does have Oscars 2010 written all over it. It really does look and will be that good. The biggest questions will be, if Morgan Freeman and Matt Damon will go up against each other to get nominated and go forward to win in the Best Actor cateogory or not.
I have just finished watching a double bill of FlashForward as last week, episode 3 got deleted off Sky+ so had to record it again on Friday. So then decided just to wait until this morning when episode 4 had been recorded as well. Plus side of watching it after its been recorded? Fast forwarding the adverts. It was actually quite difficult to watch 2 episodes in a row, as so much information to take in from each episode.
Ada Harris (Angela Lansbury), a London charwoman in the 1950′s, sees a Dior dress and decides that she’s going to own one. First, she scrimps and saves her money, but when she has enough, and takes a trip to Paris, she learns that buying an original couture creation is a little harder than simply plunking down cash. Along the way to her goal, she manages to befriend a count, unite young lovers, and dodge customs.
A new poster has been released for the up and coming release of Sherlock Holmes, this time featuring all of the characters.
I totally love this song, and love Michael Buble as well. I just think he really has a fantastic voice and is such an attractive man. I really do think this has to be my song of the moment.
I have to admit that I was so sick of seeing the trailer for this movie, that I just thought I had to go and see it to see if it was actually any good at all. I did not really enjoy it, while it had amusing moments I just did not like the format it was in. Especially after the last animated movie I saw was “Up” this was quite an extreme to go and see really. Now with all the of the technology available this just felt old before its time and like watching something from 20+ years ago.
A poster has been released for the new film about Nelson Mandela from Clint Eastwood. Starring Morgan Freeman and Matt Damon.
As I blogged about the poster being released for this movie the other day I thought I would go on a search for the trailer and I am now looking forward to this movie even more. I just love Meryl Streep !!! and I have a little thing for loving Steve Martin.
Peter (Jason Segel) takes a Hawaiian vacation to help get over his ex-girlfriend TV star Sarah Marshall (Kristen Bell). However that may prove more difficult than he first thought as she is there with her new boyfriend rock star Aldous Snow (Russell Brand). As you can imagine this is going to be a bit more difficult than Peter first thinks. But how long will it take him to release that someone is actually interested in him and wants to spend time and eventually be with him.
Today’s picture is from when Troy was premiered at the Cannes Film Festival, with Eric Bana.
Because I am such a massive fan of Sex and the City (SATC) and have seen all of the episodes loads and loads of times. Along with the movie, and with the build up to the second movie in full swing because of all the on-set pictures. I decided that I am going to revisit every episode thanks to my DVD collection which just happens to be in a small shoe box . . . yes I have the full lot all in one box. So I am going to review each episode . . . This could take a while or it could not take too long at all. So . . . watch this space . . .
Carrie, Samantha, Charlotte and Miranda are going to be watched and enjoyed yet again, along with their many men over the seasons and years and of course Mr. Big.
I will be putting in my views on the main issues in each episode.
Today’s picture is yet another from that same Cannes film festival but this time it is the whole Lord of the Rings cast all together.