A documentary made on the build up to the revival of A Chorus Line, featuring many hopefuls going through the audition process to star on Broadway on the new version of the show. It also looks into the history of the show and why every performer wants to be in it!
When Michael Taylor (Reynolds) is heading home for his sisters graduation and seeing his rather estranged family, a tragic accident occurs which sees his mother (Roberts) die in a car crash. Through this tragedy we are taken on a journey back to Michael’s childhood and why he does not get along with his father (Dafoe).
I love “My Best Friends Wedding” as you may already know I am a massive fan of Julia Roberts aka Jules in my world. Yet it is quite a strange film in terms of the ending really isnt what you would expect from Hollywood but is it more realistic? In my world yes it is. Its heartbreaking at times but thats life isn’t it. I have probably watched this film more times that people can actually imagine. Quite a few months ago I eventually got round to see “Made of Honor” which I had heard was like MBFW but the other way round. I however have to totally disagree with that and this post will end up in a rant that men always win no matter what the situation is.
Made and released more than 10 years apart really shows the direction in which romantic comedies aka rom-coms have come over the years. That direction is down. Don’t get me wrong some have been quite good like “Forgetting Sarah Marshall” and “(500) Days of Summer”. But way exactly have I enjoyed these? They have more realistic moments in them and manage to connect to the audience in different ways. Especially (500) Days of Summer it is so realistic and good how throughout the film it reminds us it is not a love story it is a story about love, and showing how different your expectations are in comparison to what reality is.
Now to the second part of the countdown . . . films 40-31 . . .
This is the start of my count down of the 50 best films of the decade . . .
A teenager Richard (Zac Efron) is cast in a Mercury Theatre production of “Julius Caesar” in 1937, with Orson Welles (Christian McKay). This film follows Richard from being cast to opening night, and what happens to him in between.
Jane (Heigl) has been a bridesmaid 27 times and never close to being the bride. She is secretly in love with her boss Geroge (Burns). When her sister Tess (Akerman) shows up and ends up on the fast track to marrying George she cannot bear to stand by her side. Kevin (Marsden) is a reporter who writes about weddings and ends up writing a story about Jane . . .
The first part of the very popular Vampire novel’s made it to the big screen. With a lot of attention and fandom before it had even been filmed this was always going to be a hit. But how would those who have not read the books see the films?
A British writer struggles to fit in at a high-profile magazine in New York
Miss Pettigrew is a middle-aged governess in London, who is unfairly dismissed from her job. On her quest to find a new job she takes the address from the agency in which she works for and turns up pretending that she has been sent by the agency.
Kate (Tina Fey) is a high flying business woman who longs to have a baby but finds out that she is infertile so hires Angie (Amy Poehler) to be the surrogate to her baby. You can imagine the funny moments which occur when Angie ends up moving in with Kate.
David Rice (Hayden Christensen) has the ability to transport himself from place to place in a matter of seconds, due to a genetic anomaly. His mother left him when he was 5 years old, and he did not have the best relationship with his father. When was still in High School, one day he transported himself away and ended up going to New York. In order to pay rent he started to rob banks and continued to do this. He did not realise that he was not the one person to have the ability to transport from place to place and that they are known as Jumper’s but not only that, he entered a war between jumper’s and people set out to kill them.
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.
Listed as 2008 on IMDb, but not on general release til this year. I have to say I am looking forward to seeing this movie, mainly because Zac Efron is in it and it should be a different role for him. So this is the poster for the movie, due for US release in Novemeber. But no UK release date has been set yet.
A romantic comedy with quite a few twists and turns, can you really guess how it is going to end? The answer to that question is still yes, even if it does have a few twists to the story that might make you think ooo well maybe I was wrong.
Before I even begin to mention the film, I thought I should state that I am a fan of Jason Statham. Yes he is not the best actor in the world but there is just something about him that I find so attractive about him. Isnt it a shame though that he does films like this which are just not good at all.
The main reason for wanting to watch this was to see how talented Emma Roberts is. I have heard a lot about her for a few years now, being a big Julia Roberts fan and yes you can see they are related when you look at Emma. So that was why I actually watched this film to start off with, as it was not really on my want to see list.
The box office smash of the summer of 2008. The feel good film of the summer and still a massive feel good film now. I went to see this in the cinema, maybe a couple of weeks after the release and the cinema was still packed. Which was just fantastic. People had been to see this film so many times, and I could just see why. It was one of those movies that yes they may not be the best in regards of acting etc but it was such an escape from real life and just over an hour and 40 minutes of enjoyment when you can forget everything and just sing along and love the characters.
The only thing I had heard about this film before watching it was that the Emirates was blown up. I did not realise that it was more a drama and very deep into the mind of someone who lost everything in those few seconds of the explosion. The story focuses on a young mother (Michelle Williams) and her 4 year old son. She does not seem to have the best relationship with her husband, and cheats on him with strangers.
Jim Sturgess is quickly becoming an actor I think will go onto great things and become a favorite of mine. That maybe quite a bold statement after seeing him in two movies “21″ and “Across the Universe” but he really has blown me away in both films. With two totally different performances, and of course Kevin Spacey is in this too. He is his usual brilliant self.
Totally different, were my first thoughts after the movie finished. Having the main character not really saying anything apart from Wall-e or Eve . . . hence the reason it took more just about a year to eventually decide to watch it. (Yes I was curious as had heard so much about this movie).
I never really fancied this when it was released in the cinema last year, but after hearing a lot of mixed things about it (and an ever growing fondness of James Franco). I decided to give it ago and watch “Pineapple Express” and it is by no means the best comedy movie I have ever seen. But it did get me laughing at certain points mainly because of how random a lot of it was. Yes, it is mainly a movie based on weed . . . or the problems that occured all because of the weed known as pineapple express.