Whip Whittaker an airline pilot who manages to save many lives when the plane goes down and stops it from crashing but doesn’t receive much praise when the investigation brings out some worry results.
The downside of going to the cinema once maybe twice a week is that you will end up going to see some bad films at some point. Or maybe not just bad, but disappointing after they have been built up so much. I have managed to see 41 films from the year 2010, so picked by 10 worst from those!
Some of the films may come as a bit of a shock on the worst film list, but just how I felt watching the films. The more I have looked over my list the more it appears disappointment set in whilst really looking forward to seeing the films.
11 days to go!
Billy Crystal informs us what the stars are thinking at the 2000 Oscars.
Thanks to Show Film First for the chance to get to see this film 8 days before the general release! (and manage to get me to the cinema for the first time in months, yes that is why I have lack of updates on the blog!)
Unstoppable is about a train which is not just coasting around the tracks without a driver it is flying around at top speed on the tracks with no driver! Yes, I know what your thinking . . . Speed but not on a bus, on a train instead. Well kinda but kinda not at the same, confused yet?
Third part of the countdown of my top 50 films of the decade . . .
Power of Film: Has stated the 10 movies they think are most anticipated for 2010. I thought I would give my opinion on whether I think they are my most anticipated . . .
10. “The Book of Eli”
I think anything with Denzel in should be on a most anticipated list.
9. “Remember Me”
Robert Pattinson . . . I guess that is all you need to say and millions of teenage girls will be running to see this movie. A romantic drama set in New York, can’t be too bad.
8. “Prince of Persia”
I am still undecided whether or not I am looking forward to this or not. Jake Gyllenhaal is a very good actor, so it maybe very good.
7. “The Green Hornet”
I love comic book adaptation movies, so yes I am looking forward to this one. Has a very strong cast as well, with Seth Rogan and Cameron Diaz among the stars.
6. “The Expendables”
Another movie with loads of stars in the cast, Sylvester Stallone infront and behind the camera means it is going to have action in it. Biggest draw for myself with this movie has to be Jason Statham !!!
5. “A Nightmare of Elm Street”
In all honesty I do not care about this movie. I am not a real fan of the horror genre/slasher movies, I just don’t get why you want to go and watch loads of blood being splattered everywhere.
4. “The Last Airbender”
Well I had not even heard of this movie until coming across this list, so I cannot really comment on it.
3. “Iron Man 2″
Now here is a movie I have been looking forward too since Iron Man finished in the cinema last year when I went to see it. Even more so when Mickey Rourke was thrown into the equation. This is going to be next year’s biggest hit, I reckon!
2. “Harry Potter and the deathly Hallows, Part 1″
Not a big Potter fan and have not seen the last two movies, so I guess if I watch them before this comes out I might venture to see it.
1. “Alice in Wonderland”
Yes, yes and yes. Definatly on my must see list for next year . . . Tim Burton is back and yes he has brought Johnny and his wife Helena back together again.
So as I said before this is not my list, it is my views on Power of Film’s list.
My list will be coming very soon . . . maybe even later today if you are lucky!
Last night was the MTV Movie Awards, so here’s some pictures from the night.
This really does have to be one of the best American Football movies out there. Denzel is just fantastic as Coach Boone. He really did show all of the emotions that the coach would have went through so well throughout the movie. How hard he was on the players, being sick before the first game after finding out he would loose his job if he lost a game, how he used humour and how he battled against the racism. He really was the perfect choice for this role, having the authority in him and being able to just own the screen.
Onto the top releases coming in June.
Land of the Lost – On his latest expedition, Dr. Rick Marshall (Will Ferrell) is sucked into a space-time vortex alongside his research assistant (Anna Friel) and a redneck survivalist (Danny McBride)…
Away We Go- A couple (Maya Rudolph and John Krasinski) who is expecting their first child travel around the U.S. in order to find a perfect place to start their family.
The Hangover- In Las Vegas, three groomsmen (Zach Galifianakis, Bradley Cooper, and Ed Helms) lose their about-to-be-wed buddy during their drunken misadventures, forcing them to retrace their steps in order to find him before the church bells ring …
The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3 – A criminal mastermind (John Travolta) and his henchmen hijack a New York City subway train, holding the passengers hostage in return for a ransom, and turning an ordinary day’s work for dispatcher Walter Garber (Denzel Washington)…
Moon – Astronaut Sam Bell (Sam Rockwell) has a quintessentially personal encounter toward the end of his three-year stint on the Moon …
Imagine That – A financial executive (Murphy) who can’t stop his career downspiral is invited into his daughter’s imaginary world, where solutions to his problems await …
Year One – When a couple of lazy hunter-gatherers (Jack Black and Michael Cera) are banished from their primitive village, they set off on an epic journey through the ancient world….
The Proposal – An imperious publishing executive (Sandra Bullock) forces her assistant (Ryan Reynolds) to marry her so she can avoid deportation back to Canada. …
Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen- Decepticon forces return to Earth on a mission to take Sam Witwicky (Shia LaBeouf) prisoner, after the young hero learns the truth about the ancient origins of the Transformers…
My Sister’s Keeper- When a family matter leads to Anna Fitzgerald (Abigail Breslin) learning the truth about her conception, she enlists the services of a seasoned lawyer (Alec Baldwin) in an effort to emancipate herself from her parents (Cameron Diaz and Jason Patric).
Chéri – A romantic drama set in 1920s Paris, where the son of a courtesan (Rupert Friend) retreats into a fantasy world after being forced to end his relationship with the older woman (Michelle Pfeiffer)…
So another random movie picture and today’s is . . . the celebration in “Remember the Titans” . . . such a great sport movie.
JULIA ROBERTS is grateful to have shared screen time with prank-loving actors RICHARD GERE and MEL GIBSON – because their onset antics gave her early insight into the male psyche.
She tells Allure magazine, “Early on, I worked with Richard Gere and Denzel (Washington) and Dennis Quaid and Mel Gibson, and all these profoundly smart, handsome guys. I was lucky enough to be part of their lives and become friends with them, and it is interesting to understand a solid perspective of the male psyche as a person who’s non-threatening to that guy. Men are so revealing when they’re not trying to woo you, when you’re not intimidated or being flirty, when you’re just interested.”
And the movie star, who is now married to cameraman Danny Moder, admits that developing a platonic bond with the leading men helped her gain confidence around the opposite sex. Roberts was in her twenties when she first appeared alongside Gere in 1990 romantic comedy Pretty Woman, and with Gibson in their 1997 film Conspiracy Theory.
As the Oscars are in a week. I decided to look through my collection of DVDs and see which are Best Picture winners or have an acting Oscar associated with them. So I will try to review a lot of them over the next week. Re-watch and some of them even watch for the first time. As looking at a couple of them I haven’t actually watched them yet.
- Adaptation (Best Supporting Actor: Chris Cooper)
- All About Eve (Best Picture, Best Supporting Actor: George Sanders, Best Director and Best Original Screenplay)
- American Beauty (Best Picture, Best Actor: Kevin Spacey, Best Director and Best Original Screenplay)
- As Good As It Gets (Best Actor: Jack Nicholson and Best Actress: Helen Hunt)
- Chicago (Best Picture and Best Supporting Actress: Catherine Zeta Jones)
- Dead Man Walking (Best Actress: Susan Sarandon)
- Dreamgirls (Best Supporting Actress: Jennifer Hudson)
- Erin Brockovich (Best Actress: Julia Roberts)
- GoodFellas (Best Supporting Actor: Joe Pesci)
- Good Will Hunting (Best Supporting Actor: Robin Williams and Best Original Screenplay)
- Gladiator (Best Picture, Best Actor: Russell Crowe)
- L.A. Confidential (Best Supporting Actress: Kim Basinger and Best Adapted Screenplay)
- Lord of the Rings: Return of the King (Best Picture, Best Director and Best Adapted Screenplay)
- Mary Poppins (Best Actress: Julie Andrews)
- Million Dollar Baby (Best Picture, Best Actress: Hilary Swank, Best Supporting Actor: Morgan Freeman and Best Director)
- My Fair Lady (Best Picture, Best Actor: Rex Harrison and Best Director)
- One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest (Best Picture, Best Actor: Jack Nicholson, Best Actress: Louise Fletcher, Best Director and Best Adapted Screenplay)
- Rain Man (Best Picture, Best Actor: Dustin Hoffman, Best Original Screenplay and Best Director)
- Ray (Best Actor: Jamie Foxx)
- Rocky (Best Picture and Best Director)
- Scent of a Woman (Best Actor: Al Pacino)
- Terms of Endearment (Best Picture, Best Actress: Shirley MacLaine, Best Supporting Actor: Jack Nicholson, Best Director and Best Adapted Screenplay)
- To Kill A MockingBird (Best Actor: Gregory Peck and Best Adpated Screenplay)
- Titanic (Best Picture and Best Director)
- Training Day (Best Actor: Denzel Washington)
- Wall Street (Best Actor: Michael Douglas)
- West Side Story (Best Picture, Best Supporting Actor: George Chakiris, Best Supporting Actress: Rita Moreno and Best Director)