This day marks the Diamond Jubilee for Queen Elizabeth II which is just an incredible occasion. I therefore decided to make a top 10 list of movie queen’s we have seen over the years!
God Save The Queen!
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.
Today is my 24th Birthday so I decided to make a top 10 list of birthday scenes from the movies. All different types of scenes with some brilliant ideas of what to do and what not to do on your birthday. I can relate to some of these and could possibly relate to even more of them after this birthday as well!
Ben Kalman (Michael Douglas) is aging: he has heart problems, his marriage is over, he’s lost a fortune after being caught cutting corners in his East Coast car business, and he’s sleeping with as many women as possible – the younger the better.
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.
A great thing about awards season is seeing the fashion on the red carpet. The men don’t really have much chance to really change what they are wearing but always look good in suits/tux’s. The dresses worn by the women often start trends off for everyone else!
Well I stumbled across a post on My Filmviews blog titled Which Movie Character Would You Like To Be For The Day and decided to follow suit and complete my top 10 of movie characters I would like to be for the day. Putting this list together didn’t really take too long at all. Especially as most of the characters come from my favorite films.
I tried not to be shallow and pick characters based on their leading man . . . but I think that failed with some of the choices but I mean that had to be a coincident. I honestly didn’t do it on purpose! Yes a few of them are musical characters, maybe that’s because I am tone-deaf!
Each Monday (hopefully) a song or part from a movie musical will be blogged about. This may vary from a scene, a musical number, facts about the musical as a whole or just general chat about the musical. Occasionally comparisons maybe made between the stage show and movie version.
If you have read my blog for any length of time this will all probably come as no surprise to you and you will already know that I am a total musicals geek! I figured it would be good for me to write more about different aspects of musicals and have been trying to figure out a way to do that for quite some time now. I think this musical moments feature on a Monday is certainly the way forward for me to spend some time writing about musicals.
I know the musical genre is often only enjoyed by a select few, everyone still seems to have one musical that they actually quite like (even if they struggle to admit it). So hopefully this feature will at some point have something for everyone in the different movies that will come up! It may even encourage people to watch more musicals.
If you want something from a movie musical to be included in the feature at some point please feel free to ask!
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!
A new poster has just been released for this drama starring Carey Mulligan, Susan Sarandon and Pierce Brosnan.
A 14-year-old girl name Susie was murdered and tells us her story from in between the real world and heaven. As she is stuck whilst wanting vengeance on her murderer and hoping her family are alright. We see the story from before Susie is murdered and what she got up to in the days up until her death.
The long list of possible nominee’s for this year’s BAFTA awards has been released today. I was not going to blog about this, but as I got further down the long list and to the actor in a leading and supporting role, I was extremely happy to see both Michael Sheen and Timonthy Spall’s names down for their work in “The Damned United” which is a film I enjoyed a lot. So now we just have to hope that they both get into the last 5, who will then be up for the award. It is best of British so *fingers crossed*. Also the best adapted screenplay possibility for it too.
I am also pleased to see Gran Torino on the list too, as it missed the cut off point for last year, if I remember rightly someone didn’t send a copy of the film in time for it to be viewed? Clint Eastwood could indeed be up against himself as Invictus is in the best picture and director list. Interesting . . . I suppose it is rather silly talking about that now.
Have to wait until 21st January to find out the actual nominations.
I had such an obsession with this film when it first came out and it developed having a Richard Gere obsession as well. Watching this for what could possibly be the millionth time last night and I still love it, even though its not one of the best films ever made. It has something special in it for me, I guess it was just the passion and confusing John Clark (Richard Gere) had when he decided to start dancing. The fact that Beverly his wife is played by Susan Sarandon who I just totally adore, and that it contains a Richard Gere Moment . . . along with some very funny moments and lines. Lets just say I find it a very easy film to just enjoy and get lost in with not much thinking required at all. Sometimes you just need that release and this is definitely a film that can give you that.
What would happen if a Disney fairytale of Prince and Princess finding each other and living happily ever after, ended up in Manhattan, New York City . . . well we find out in Enchanted. Giselle (Amy Adams) just finds her Prince, Edward (James Marsden) in typical Disney fashion they are about to get married. But a wicked old woman pushes Giselle into a well, and she is transported to NYC.
I am going to start posting older movie posters, just because 1. I like the movie or 2. I like the poster or even 3. because I like both, haha.
So starting off with a second Shall We Dance? Poster with just Richard Gere in it. I really love this poster.
“Lets do the time warp again” Defintaly one of my favorite films of all time, and not just with my favorite musicals but films too. Tim Curry really is incredible as Frank N Furter !!! Who would think a small B movie like this one would have become such a hit and have a huge cult following. It truly is fantastic from start to finish. However, on first viewing probably very bizarre and odd. But if your a musicals fan you will definatly love this, even if your not you will probably find something to love about it. Meatloaf making an apperance and having a song. Susan Sarandon in one of her first roles, possibly what helped her to break through.
Now onto number 9 in the count down . . . the man who has an incredible look and “moments” in his movies . . . Richard Gere
Awww I think this is just sooo cute !!! I love Susan !!!
Movie star Josh Lucas feels like a member of Susan Sarandon and Tim Robbins’ family after shooting back-to-back films with the couple and their kids.
The actor worked with Sarandon on new movie Peacock and she suggested he star in her partner’s new film Possible Side Effects.
Lucas says, “It’s about a pharmaceutical family and Tim and Susan’s kids are in the film. Eva (Amurri) plays my daughter and Miles (Robbins) plays my son.
“It was kind of odd because we really looked like a family.”
Today’s movie picture of the day is from “Shall We Dance?” with Richard Gere and Susan Sarandon dancing in the scene at the end. I so love it, love it!
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)