Nick Carraway finds himself drawn to the past and lifestyle of his millionaire neighbour, known for his wild parties and named Gatsby.
In New York City Brandon is dealing with sex addiction which sees his life spiralling out of control, even more when his younger sister Sissy turns up at his apartment one day.
Gordon Gekko (Douglas) is now out of prison and trying to rebuild his life, his empire and relationship with his daughter Winnie (Mulligan). Using her stock broker boyfriend Jake Moore (LeBeouf) to do all of this.
I decided that after watching more films and giving my Top 10 – Tragic Love Stories post more thought that a second part of tragic love stories should be done. Mainly because lets face it so many tragic love stories seem to happen on the movie world. I have taken into consideration the comments on what is now Tragic Love Stories: Part 1 – with people letting me know which films they feel have the most tragic love stories in them. I agreed with a lot of them as well, but had already done the first list.
This part contains quite a lot of more recent film love stories and some which were missed from Part 1!
THIS POST CONTAINS SPOILERS
As it coming up to September I thought that a new monthly feature on my blog is going to contain the up and coming releases for the UK in that month. This would therefore be the films that I would also hope to have the chance of seeing at my local Cineworld cinema . . . obviously if a limited release happens, then I struggle to see the smaller films. I think we should now start to see some better films coming out after the so called summer blockbuster season is now over as we enter September.
We see a wide range of genre’s opening in the month of September, so you really do have quite a broad choice of films to choose every week. This is something that has to be better than the summer which seemed to be just comic book film after comic book film . . . which I do love but it’s nice to have some different types of films out for a bit more variety!
Vampire films are still classed as being very in at the moment, although I wouldn’t complain with Colin Farrell being a vampire! But this one is going for the mix between comedy and horror, which we don’t really see very often. But not long to wait to find out how this film is!
The latest blogathon event around the film-blogging world is ‘A Life in Movies’ this quite simply means I have picked a film from each since I was born. That year being 1987. The approach I have taken to this post is to document the films which have meant something to me. Mainly from that time (although the first couple of years will be that I watched them when old enough to remember).
I always enjoy doing blog posts like this one as it always lets you take a trip down memory lane when it comes to certain films. Also the thought of then posting them the same day as many other blogs and then having the chance to compare and see if they have chosen any of the same films in their list as well.
Most of the films in my list consist of my most watched films ever. Mainly because of over watching as a child and not being able to pass the film over if it is on TV now. So here goes my life in movies . . .
When Bennett was killed in a car crash, we take a look into how his family and girlfriend deal with the grief his death brings them.
As children Kathy, Tommy and Ruth are all at the same school. What appears to be a normal boarding school, Hailsham. But it is far from normal and all of the children who attend the school are far from normal. As they grow into young adults, they find that they have to come to terms with the strength of the love they feel for each other, while preparing themselves for the haunting reality that awaits them.
Well let’s just say that I pretty much hate Valentine’s Day! So decided to do an anti-Valentine’s day list of films, because lets face it real life isn’t all flowers and chocolates! People get hurt and hearts are broken, so I don’t understand why we should have one day that is supposed to be when we declare our love for someone?!?! If we truly loved them wouldn’t we just randomly buy them gifts and tell them of our love whenever we felt like it?
Anyway check out the following 10 films which have made my list . . . not for the people wanting to see love in a nice way with the happily ever after ending!!!
What are your favorites?
The awards season has started to kick off the past week or so, with nominations being announced for different awards ceremonies. Well the British Independent Film awards took place last night and the big winner does not come as much of a surprise after all the publicity and hype it has received so far. The King’s Speech picked up the main awards with all three in the acting category. For the lead female Carey Mulligan picked up the award for the second year running after her star turn in An Education last year, this year has seen her pick the award up for Never Let Me Go.
I am really looking forward to seeing both The King’s Speech and Never Let Me Go as both really do look like good films, with fantastic performances. The winning of these awards really must just back that up. Looks like we will be in for some good films coming out in the New Year. Got to love the awards season!
Rest of the awards . . .
Daniel Craig has been confirmed as Mikael Bromkvist in the Hollywood version of “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo” and now the attention will be turning to who will play the part of Lisabeth Salander! And this is exactly what this blog post is going to have a look into, who has already been linked with the part and who would be the best choice. All of the actresses who have been linked with the role are young and have quite a lot of critical acclaim towards them. However, for each actress that I will be looking at for the role none of them have ever played a character anything like Salander. I’m not saying that Salander is common by no means, she is a very complex character tough, rather kick ass and has an attitude. When you see the actresses considered for the role you will understand that they have not done that type of role which makes this all so much more difficult to try and imagine them being a very strong woman. Who has to endure a lot but then gets to have her revenge as well. It is going to be a very difficult and challenging role for whoever is lucky enough to get the part!
Noomi Rapace who took on the task of Lisbeth Salander in the Swedish version’s of the triology has ruled herself out of this film stating that she is quite simply done with the character. Understandable really as she won’t have enough ‘star power’ for a mainstream film which will attract the audiences.
The first poster has just been released for Never Let Me Go. With Carey Mulligan heading the film this has got me excited to see how she does after the success she had in “An Education” which I really loved. From the trailer it does look interesting. However, at the moment no UK release date has been announced and the only date I could find was for a limited release in the US in September. I guess I will have to keep an eye out for release dates.
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 new poster has just been released for this drama starring Carey Mulligan, Susan Sarandon and Pierce Brosnan.
My thoughts and opinions on the Oscar’s will be coming in the next couple of days when I manage to finish watching the ceremony. So I decided to search for pictures of the winners, my favorite actors and actresses along with pictures of the winners.
I am afraid this is going to be my last Oscars 2010 post until some red carpet pictures and the results and my opinions on who one, how the show went and the hosts Steve Martin and my man of the moment Alec Baldwin. As I cannot as originally planned stay up to watch he ceremony.
Another downside to this years Oscars, I have not managed to see many of the nominated films. Some still have not appeared in my local cinema which has been so disappointing! My predictions therefore have to be based on what I have heard about some of films and performances (and where the other awards shows have gone to).
A coming-of-age story about a teenage girl in 1960s suburban London, and how her life changes with the arrival of a playboy nearly twice her age. What time of education can you learn from more? An education in life or a school/university education?
The day eventually arrived and the nominations have now been released (I now know which films I have to watch before 7th March) and we can all start debating and creating our predictions on who is going to walk away with the golden statue come Oscar night.
We go back to 10 nominations for Best Picture and an animated film has been included in those 10, that being Up. Now that will cause a lot of debate because from what I have read people preferred Wall-E to Up. From my first look at the nominations the only suprise for myself is seeing District 9 in the Best Picture cateogry. Everything else is pretty much what was expected.
The Blind Side
The Hurt Locker
A Serious Man
Up in the Air
The nominations were released this morning for the 2010 BAFTA’s and don’t really seem to have many suprises. I was really hoping that The Damned United would recieve some nominations but that did not happen.
I am very happy to see Alec Baldwin nominated for”It’s Complicated” which he was just fantastic in, lets hope he turns up at the awards.
The award season was well and truly kicked off last night with the 15th Annual Critics Choice Awards.
I think most of it is pretty predictable. We will have to see how the Golden Globes go on Sunday night.
The winners are . . .
23rd January 2010 the awards voted by actors for actors will be awarded. I have only posted up the film related awards, another pointer to who will win the Oscar? Just maybe. The nominations are . . .
Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
An Education (2009)The Hurt Locker (2008)Inglourious Basterds (2009)Nine (2009)Precious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire (2009) (more…)
The 67th Annual Golden Globes take place on 17th January 2010 and are the first major awards to be handed out in what will be another busy awards season. Because I had been slipping with the blog for the last few weeks I still had not posted this years nominations.
Closer to the ceremony I will post my predictions on who I think will walk away with the Golden Globe on the night.