Two posters have been released for Bruce Willis and Helen Mirren’s new film Red.
I’ve seen the trailer for this film a couple of times in the cinema now and think it really does look like its going to be a good film . . . so fingers crossed it lives up to the expectation the trailer gives us. Also it does seem quite appropriate with the story about the Russian Spies recently!
Another reason why I have had lack of film review updates for older films is due to the fact that I decided to watch Sex and the City from start to finish all 6 seasons. Then after that I started watching The Golden Girls, after they eventually released the first 4 seasons on DVD in the UK! Lets face it what better option do you have after watching SATC than jumping straight into SATC in older age . . . being The Golden Girls.
Mae West has often been described as one of the more controversial movie stars of her day, West encountered many problems including censorship. This brings me to the main point in this blog post about an incredible actress and performer who was so obviously well before her time, in terms of the roles she was playing. Her characters did not play second best to men, and some of the lines she was given are still fantastic quotes to this day. She really was just incredible. When you put everything into context based on the way life was back in the day when West was delivering these controversial lines it really must have been quite shocking at the time! A lot of these lines would still be brilliant if thought up today.
Anything said by Clint Eastwood in a film is worthy of being quote of the day. This one from Gran Torino is no exception.
“Ever notice how you come across somebody once in a while you shouldn’t have f**ked with? That’s me.”
22.214.171.124 . . . set mainly in London (with a trip to New York included) is based on four friends who all have a very strange and action packed weekend. Which all begins from when they leave each other on a Friday afternoon. But this film wasn’t like any other film which kept jumping backwards and forwards to see what each friend was doing, know we had each girl’s full weekend then went back to when they left each other.
The character posters for Machete have all been released. Very strong cast in my opinion!
This thought came across my mind when reviewing Eclipse last week, and thinking about when the best time to write your movie review is. Baring in mind over the past few months I have not really reviewed many films, as have found myself extremely busy. Hopefully know I have managed to find a happy medium and manage to continue in a better manner with this blog.
For me when I write a review really does depend on the film. After seeing certain films I feel the need to quickly draft some thoughts down, in a start to the review. However, at times I write the review as quick as possible after watching the film. Some films with tougher subject matters and more thought into them often require a couple of days to let it all digest properly.
Whilst on my none posting period on the blog, I did go to the cinema and even start drafts for different film reviews. But for some of these films I feel as though the time may have passed until I can get a second viewing of the film, as too much time has passed since I watched them now.
My main point of this blog post is to get opinions of what my fellow bloggers find as the best approach.
So I propose these questions to you:
1. When do you write your film review?
2. How long do feel is too long after seeing a film to write a review?
3. Any particular film genre you struggle with the reviews?
With one week to go until the release of Inception, last night at the cinema I saw for the first time a second trailer for the film. Which I think is much better than the first trailer and makes me want to see the film even more. It really does look like such an interesting concept and some brilliant effects.
A group of selected warriors from different parts of the world, suddenly found themselves on a strange island, or that should be a planet. But what else is on that planet with them? That’s right strange alien things known as predators. For me this will go down as a film which looked much better from the trailer.
Following on from the post Total Film made back in January. They have followed it up with ANOTHER 600 movie blogs you might have missed. And yes Let’s Go To The Movies features again . . . on page 4: http://www.totalfilm.com/features/another-600-movie-blogs-you-might-have-missed/page:4
Thank you Total Film!
I look forward to having a good look through the list later tonight and hope that it brings more people across my blog!
I now have no excuse about updating this blog. As now have an iPad so can work on drafts and posts on my way to work! Good times I reckon. I have tried on the past to use my iPod touch or Blackberry but find them both too small to type on, but that is not a problem with the iPad at all!
I could even watch a couple of the movies I have on iTunes. So this really does bode well for more posts on the blog. If I don’t have time to start a review when I get home from the cinema on a night time the option now is the next morning to at least start it getting my main points down before I forget. Very easy to type on this keypad great size!
Anyone else in the iPad club?
As you may have noticed and remember from previous blogs I have written I am not the biggest fan of the 3D film, the only one which has really blown me away has been Avatar because they did not play on the 3D effects. The release of Shrek 4 aka Shrek Forever After last week, also saw the release of some special Shrek style glasses!
I plan on going to see the film on Saturday morning, which will probably be total madness with the number of children in the screen but I must admit that I do plan on buying the Shrek style glasses just because they really do look amusing!
But my main thoughts on this subject are how long before each film decides to cash in twice by having 3D glasses with something from the film on them? My guess is not long even if it just has the film name along the side. The whole 3D experience seems to be getting more expensive by the minute.
If you buy the glasses at a Cineworld cinema (I have no idea about the other chains) you receive a voucher for 1 pound off popcorn and one pound off a drink, but is that really worth it? With food and drink being so expensive at the cinema.
All this is just thinking about loud really, but I can see more and more different styles of 3D glasses sneaking into films over the next year or so!
Inspired by a “become a fan” or now “like” on Facebook. I thought it was a good title to write some build up about the long-awaited third installment of Toy Story. To really get into this blog I guess I have to think back to 1995 and the release of the first Toy Story when I was 7/8 years old! So I had to be in the target audience for this film. I went to the cinema to see it and can remember totally loving it and I used to hope my toys came to life when I was not around (yes, probably extremely sad to admit that but it is true, and I am sure a lot of you out there felt exactly the same). The thought of your toys having adventures and everything really was just fantastic. Plus this was the first Pixar animation and so different to all the previous animated films we had ever seen.
The first poster which is totally a teaser for the final installments of Harry Potter have been released. This is Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows which is in two parts. I actually quite like this poster as pretty much sums up that the end is indeed nearly for the whole franchise of Harry Potter.
Have to also admit that I did not realise it was going to be in 3D!!!
Carrie, Samantha, Miranda and Charlotte returned to the big screen for a second outing this weekend.
That opening sentence just shows that I did indeed start this review the day after the film was released. It really was something I had been looking forward to since the first movie finished!
With my major lack of updates over the past few months, I missed posting about one of my favorite actresses who has taken Broadway by storm with her debut in A Little Night Music. Which she won the Tony Award for best leading actress in a musical. She also performed Send in the Clowns that night and she really is a very talented performer.
I have been a huge fan of Catherine from the first time I saw her sing “All That Jazz” from “Chicago” the movie musical in which she won her Oscar for. Just a shame I came home from the USA a month or so before Catherine made her debut as I would have made sure I went to see her on the stage. Lets hope that she signs up for another movie musical or even makes her way back to where it all began on the West End stage!
I love her reaction when she found out that she won the award, total classic moment. Looks like she was trying to get Michael to go onto the stage with her!
This is probably one of my most anticipated films of the summer, Julia Roberts back and it looks like she is going to be at her best. I have been looking forward to this one for quite a while now!
Well a few hours ago I attended my first ever midnight screening of a film and it has to be said it was a very random and interesting experience. Mainly because of how many people were at the cinema for a few different screenings of the third part of the Twilight Saga, this being Eclipse. My cinema very rarely has films starting later than 9.30pm but this could be the start of more later screenings in my opinion because of the sheer volume of people in the cinema last night. Then coming out at 2am, any way onto the film. I had read the book quite a while back and probably liked it the best out of the series. Team Jacob for me.