Check out this official footage of Iron Man and AC/DC destroying Rochester Castle . Pretty amazing if you ask me!!!
Two more posters have been released for Iron Man 2. Only a week longer to wait until the film is released, is it just me or has it felt like forever?!?!
A big happy birthday today to my favorite actor Jack Nicholson. He is 73 years young today.
Well the newest craze hitting the blogosphere has been 10 movie facts about me a meme. Andy from Fandango Groovers so kindly tagged me to post 10 movie facts. Love it! This will all be off the top of my head, so I have no idea which direction it will head in (if any). Big shout out to who originally started this post, we really are feeling the love in the movie blogging world over the past few weeks and I think it really is just brilliant.
1. I am a total geek when it comes to going to the cinema, as I keep the tickets from every film I go to see. This helps when myself and friends argue about the last film we saw in a certain screen (from 1-11 in our local cinema).
2. The first film I ever saw at the cinema was Aladdin which would have made me 4 or 5 (depending on UK release date) and I am pretty sure I went to see it twice.
3. I can remember a hell of a lot of film quotes and find myself telling them to people in certain situations, often to help them feel better.
4. I have hundreds and hundreds of DVDs. Some of which have been watched lots and lots of times (Lord of the Rings, Julia Roberts films . . . ) and some have been watched once (Hope Springs is one I can think of off the top of my head) and about 25 have never been watched and on my must watch list.
5. I am extremely pleased that I suddenly decided to start this blog one day as it has allowed me to meet a lot of interesting people through there blogs, getting involved in blogging events and encouraging me to really think about some films whilst writing reviews and even paying closer attention when watching them. To say the least it has become somewhat a hobby.
6. Every now and then I have an actor of the moment which causes me to dive into their past work, often buying more DVDs. Over the years this has happened with Richard Gere, George Clooney, Brad Pitt and most recently Daniel Craig (thank you Casino Royale !!!).
7. My feel good, never fails to put a smile on my face movie is “The Sound of Music” possibly my most watched film EVER. As I grew up watching it and still love it to this day. I always thought Julie Andrews was the most perfect speaking woman.
8. I have a Cineworld cinema pass which I think is the best 13.50 a month to come out of my bank account! Unlimited cinema for that much a month really is something else. I do my best to go twice a week maybe more if loads of different films are out.
9. As I have probably mentioned before I never read a review before I see the film. The furthest I will go when reading a paper with a review in is looking to see how many stars they gave the review – as this doesn’t often make it very obvious how the film goes. But after I have seen a film and wrote my review, I will then read what other people thought of the film.
10. My friends and family often ask me if I have seen certain films and what I thought of them. It’s not very often I actually tell people a film is bad unless I wanted to turn it off or leave the cinema. I don’t often do that because I find that everyone has different opinions so something I hate they may love and vice versa.
Well there we go 10 random movie facts about me!!!
Well I am just going to come out and state that I love, love, love Michael Douglas and while this poster is nothing special and has a lot of faces on it. Mainly because of the big cast this has. But with Michael in the centre and tagline being just so brilliant, then this poster really makes me want to see the film.
Got to love Michael and his old friend Danny DeVito on the screen together. Throw in Susan Sarandon and I am one happy woman!
Following on from my top 10 best films of 2009 . . . I decided to list the 10 films I found to be the worst of 2009. I am pretty sure people will agree with a lot of the films on the list. But definitely have one film which will probably surprise everyone as well.
What were your worst films of 2009?
The world’s first Architectural Projection Mapping to incorporate live footage was staged at Rochester Castle in Kent.
The amazing stunt was produced by Seeper and included AC/DC and Iron Man 2 iconogaphy. Three seven-minute visual displays were shown between 9 and 10pm – and as the footage shows it really was immense!
The Iron Man 2 album is out on April 19
To pre-order the link is:
A romantic drama about a solider John (Channing Tatum) and Savannah (Amanda Seyfried) a college student who meet and fall in love after two weeks together. While John is on leave from the Army.
The 10 films I found the best from the year 2009. Yes you may think its now April, but I was trying to keep it to films from 2009 based on the year they were made rather than UK release date as that is often different to the US release date. Anyway I didn’t want to end up with a confusing list not containing some of the best of 2009 because I saw them at the beginning of 2010.
Check it out see if you agree with many of the films! As I am sure some of the films included would not have been expected.
A romantic drama centered on two new lovers: Tyler (Robert Pattinson), whose parents have split in the wake of his brother’s suicide, and Ally (Emilie de Ravin), who lives each day to the fullest since witnessing her mother’s murder. A film focused on many different types of relationships and how important they are in everyday life.
The second poster for the up and coming Sex and the City movie has been released. I think I actually like it better than the first one. Bring on the end of May!!!
In a follow up blog to AC/DC doing the soundtrack for Iron Man 2. Here is a video of the making of “shoot to thrill” video . . . ENJOY !!!
Whilst trying to decide which films to include, I decided the biggest factor had to be if your able to watch it over and over again. I mean your only going to have 8 DVDs to chose from. Pointless having DVDs in there if you could not watch them over and over.
In putting together my list they had to have a good story, acting and interesting characters who you could either relate to or are very likeable.
My initial idea was to narrow it down towards the 8 films by separating the films into different genres. Then attempting to have at least one from each genre, giving a wider variety of film choice. But I am not entirely sure that actually happened when I look at my finished list.
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
Thought provoking and complex with a very interesting concept.
Brilliant performances from Kate Winslet and Jim Carrey
Has to be watched many times for you to really notice a lot of things in it.
Makes you wonder if you would erase someone
Confuses you so much throughout
“Look Closer . . . ” – tagline really explains it all, that you must look closer as life isn’t always what it first appears.
You must look closer at everything.
Brilliant performances from all members of the cast, who work so well together.
How midlife crisis can go
You will never look at a plastic bag blowing in the wind in the same way again!
The Sound of Music
Feel good film you can sing along to and enjoy at any ages.
The love story, between Maria and the Captain.
This is the film I watch when I feel a little down or ill, as it makes me smile.
Julie Andrews being just amazing
The Dark Knight
Amazing performances and storyline
I saw it 3 times at the cinema (holding the record for most cinema viewings for a film)
The Joker & Batman
Thought provoking in the sense of terrorism
Amazing Batman installment
Million Dollar Baby
I tried to resist all temptation of including my favorite film in this list, but the pressure got to me and I decided to include it.
Amazing performances and a storyline which really got to me.
The score by Clint Eastwood is just brilliant
The trio of Swank/Eastwood/Freeman
Best Picture Oscar winner
As Good As It Gets
Jack Nicholson at his very best in a best actor winning role.
Such a funny film with sarcastic and very witty humour used.
Helen Hunt in an Oscar-winning role
The dog - amazing in so many ways
The amazing lines Nicholson delivers
The ultimate tale of friendship lasting and how you get past disagreements and heartache.
“Wind Beneath My Wings”
Bette Midler putting in a believable and brilliant performance
Rocky Horror Picture Show
Yes I am very much part of the Rocky Horror fan club
This has to be one of the ultimate cult films.
Launched the Time Warp
Brilliance of Tim Curry in Drag
“Give yourself over to absolute pleasure”
Eric a football fanatic postman whose life is descending in to crisis receives some life coaching from the famously philosophical Eric Cantona. Inspirational that you can turn your life around whenever you want to.
A second trailer as recently been released for SATC 2. Which as a massive SATC fan does make me really happy! Not long to go now until the film is released 28th May I really cannot wait!
Click here to see it!
A couple of days ago now I receieved a press release for the Iron Man 2 soundtrack which is featuring songs from AC/DC. What are everyone’s thoughts on this?
Read more to see the soundtrack listing!
Middle Earth is full of different species and creates and many legends, great stories and the possibility of an amazing adventure. Frodo Baggins a Hobbit who lives in the shire ends up having an ancient ring in his possession which is actually the one ring.
Being an actor and being attractive at the same time and in some cases being labelled a “pretty boy” can place a lot of extra pressure on the actor. After so long if they are not already showing brilliant acting roles they hit a point when their good looks no longer cut it in the world of film. This could be related to that if they are a young actor their “fan girls” grow up and they are still trying to do the same type of roles, this loses some of their fan base and its either show you can act or the work will dry up and you will slowly be forgotten about. But if they can act and show they can act what a career they will have!
Calling all future filmmakers, student filmmakers or independent filmmakers who are interested in making short films and documentaries, with a focus on censorship and freedom of expression, dealing with political issues or events from a unique perspective that is not often acknowledged.
I received an email a couple of days ago with information about this and thought it was a good idea to post about it on my blog. In hope that someone who is interested may come across it and make a film:
The Index on Censorship one of Britain’s leading organisations promoting freedom of expression and protection of human rights. Are currently in the process of curating a series of monthly film nights with a focus on freedom of expression and censorship, in conjunction with English PEN at the Free Word Centre in Farringdon.
For more information on the project in general you can visit their website at http://epicshortfilms.wordpress.com/
At the moment, the launch night for the series is pencilled in for mid-May, where they will be showing a selection of short films made by the Go Group, an artistic organisation based in Georgia.
All other information can be found on their WordPress blog and we would love for as many people to be involved in this as possible.
So if you are a student filmmaker head over to their site and find out more info! Hope you are successful if you do! Good luck!
Remember Me was released in the UK yesterday and I plan on seeing it very soon. From the trailer it actually does look like it will be pretty good. Will also be interesting to see Robert Pattinson not as Edward Cullen.
As you will already know if you often read my blog, I am a massive Julia Roberts fan. Therefore I have been looking forward to this film Eat, Pray, Love since it was announced that Julia would be starring in it. Since seeing the trailer which makes the film look really good (yes I am slightly biased) I thought the stills from the film would increase my build up in wanting to see this film.
The story of Michael Oher, a homeless and traumatized boy who became an All American football player and first round NFL draft pick with the help of a caring woman and her family.
I have just come across some remakings of classic movie posts for the TCM Classic Film Festival.