Oskar a young boy trying to deal with his father’s death after he was in the World Trade Center on the worst day, September 11th. When he finds a key his father left this sends him on an adventure across New York trying to find out what it opens, and what is left behind.
Larry Crowne finds himself in a dilemma when he loses his job and decides to go to college. Something he never done when he was younger due to being in the Navy. This causes massive changes in his life, reinventing himself.
I am starting to get really excited about the release of the film, mainly because as you will probably already know Julia Roberts is my favorite actress! And the trailer for this film seems to have been attached to everything I have been to see at the cinema recently. Making me want to see it even more, lets take a look at some stills from the movie. Tom Hanks looks to be back in good form in this too!
As we are entering June, the summer films are going to be coming out thick and fast over the next couple of months. Let’s have a look and see what we have to look forward to! As with most summer films, a lot seem to be based around comic books. We have another installment from X-Men (hopefully doing better than Wolverine) and the much anticipated Captain America: The First Avenger, which is the last film in the build up to ‘The Avengers’ which is due out next year. A couple of comedies thrown in. But let’s face it, this summer is about the final Harry Potter film, part 2 of the Deathly Hallows. The end of the franchise after 10 years since it all began.
It doesn’t seem that many out and out romantic comedies are going for a summer release (unless of course I have missed them). Definitely more for the action and adventure angle this summer!
What films are you looking forward to most this summer?
With the up and coming film Larry Crowne due for release soon Julia Roberts and Tom Hanks took part in a photo shoot for W Magazine. Julia showing that she has hardly aged at all over the last few decades since her big breakthrough performance as the hooker in Pretty Woman. She has gone on to win and Oscar and was the queen of romantic comedies throughout the 90′s and early 00′s. No one has been able to come close to what she has achieved across different genres. Without a doubt my favorite actress.
As you will be well aware if you read my blog often I am a massive Julia Roberts fan! I saw this trailer at the cinema the other week and have to admit that I was very excited to see it for the first time. Looks like it is going to be a very heartwarming film. Better than her last link up with Tom Hanks!
The first poster has also been released:
I will definitely be heading to the cinema to see this film when it is released!
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 . . .
The 10 films I found the best from the year 2010. I think overall it has been a pretty good year for film, so I probably could have had more than 10 on this list! I have managed to see 41 films from the year 2010, so picked my 10 best from those!
A couple of the films which have made the list managed to surprise me as I might not have been expecting very much from them before watching them.
Christmas Eve brings us a lovely quote from the seasonal The Polar Express.
“Just remember, the true spirit of Christmas lies in your heart.”
After such a long wait to eventually see Toy Story 3 (11 years to be precise), I went to the cinema on Monday for the 9.10pm showing and it was pretty full with people mainly around my age, that age being . . . well the children who grew up with the first Toy Story and it certainly took us all back to our childhoods and it felt great seeing our favorite toys on another adventure.
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.
Ricky Gervais hosting the awards which will be an experience, I will keep updating this blog post as the show goes on.
- The opening speech he headed straight for Steve Carrell with jokes about “The Office” and plastic surgery.
- Very good opening jokes which seemed to go down well with his audience.
- Nicole Kidman is the first up presenting best supporting actress in a motion picture.
- Which goes to . . . Mo’Nique for Precious.
- First speech of the night is a very emotional one with tears and dreams being reached, a rather long speech.
- I have just spotted Julia Roberts for the first time
- Toni Collette won best actress in a tv show comedy/musical.
- ooo Robert De Niro is there !!!
- First Meryl Streep spotting
- Sir Paul McCartney presents best animated feature and is rather amusing, which has a great shot of Julia Roberts laughing.
- Winner of best animated feature is Up
- Kate Hudson introduced some clips from Nine
- Ricky Gervais saying we have had some worthy winners and some not so worthy winners. Plugging his own film.
- Felicity Huffman who decided she messed up what she was saying so started over. She has totally lost what she’s trying to say.
- Best actor in a TV series drama goes to . . . Michael C. Hall for Dexter.
- Best actress in a TV series drama goes to . . . Julianna Margulies for The Good Wife.
- Just spotted Mickey Rourke kissing Mike Tyson.
- Harrison Ford introduces Up in the Air.
- Cher and Christina Aguilera presenting the best original song . . . The Weary Kind from Crazy Heart.
- Best original score . . . Up
- Best mini series or tv movie presented by Amy Adams and Josh Brolin. Goes to . . . Grey Gardens.
- Something that always amuses me about the Golden Globes has to be how difficult it is for the winners to get onto the stage if they are not on one of the tables right next to the stage.
- Tom Hanks introducing Julie & Julia.
- Colin Farrell who looks very good I might add. Presenting best actress in a comedy or musical . . . Julia Roberts is sitting next to Paul McCartney. Meryl looks embarrassed with both of her nominations. Goes to . . . Meryl Streep for Julie & Julia.
- She wants to change her name to T-Bone . . . T Bone Streep hahaha. I really do love Meryl the more I see her, she really is just brilliant. Awww she got rather emotional talking about her mother and how she is really grateful for everything.
- Helen Mirren introduces Precious.
- Kevin Bacon won best actor in a mini series or TV movie for Taking Chances.
- Drew Barrymore won best actress in a mini series or TV movie for Grey Gardens.
- Cameron Diaz introducing It’s Complicated.
- Jennifer Aniston and Gerard Butler presenting best screenplay for a motion picture . . . Up in the Air. I am so pleased about this!!! Also Gerard Butler was very cute not letting Jennifer Aniston see the paper then saying I’m not telling you haha.
- Jason Reitman got rather emotional towards George Clooney.
- Jennifer Garner and Ashton Kutcher present best actor in a comedy/music on TV . . . Alec Baldwin won for 30 Rock, but he wasnt able to attend the awards.
- Samuel L. Jackson introduces Inglourious Basterds. He then introduced Sophia Loren who got a standing ovation from the audience.
- Best foreign language film . . . The White Ribbon (Germany)
- Best TV series Drama . . . Mad Men.
- Taylor Lautner introduces (500) Days of Summer.
- Halle Berry presenting best supporting actor in a motion picture . . . Christoph Waltz for Inglourious Basterds which I think was a pretty obvious choice.
- Robert De Niro and Leonardo DiCaprio presenting Martin Scorsese with an award. Was brilliant seeing them on the stage together and talking about everything they have done in the films and what an impact he has had on films. Leo sees Marty as his friend and mentor, thats nice !!!
- Marty’s speech was just brilliant after seeing clips from his films. Everyone in the audience gave him a standing ovation, Kate Winslet and Julia Roberts lead the cheering which was great. You can tell that everyone respects Marty by the way they were watching him.
- Jodie Foster introduces The Hurt Locker.
- Mel Gibson is presenting after a very cheeky joke from Ricky Gervais about drinking. Director of a motion picture . . . James Cameron for Avatar. Could this be the first hint of the Oscar going to James Cameron too??? He thought his ex-wife was going to win it.
- Best TV series comedy/musical . . . Glee. Yes, I really was hoping that Glee would win this. It’s brilliant! All of the cast decided to get on the stage as well.
- Reese Witherspoon presenting motion picture comedy or musical . . . and the winner is The Hangover.
- Mickey Rourke (yay) presenting actress in a motion picture drama. He always seems so shy when he has to talk on a show like this.
- The winner is . . . Sandra Bullock for The Blind Side.
- Best actor in a comedy or musical . . . Robert Downey Jr for Sherlock Holmes. This is a bit of an outside win I reckon. I love him though he is brilliant. A very funny speech as well.
- I am really hoping that George Clooney is going to get the best actor award, will find out in a few seconds.
- Kate Winslet is presenting best actor in a drama . . . Jeff Bridges in Crazy Heart. Who got a standing ovation from the audience. They really let his speech be a long one !!!
- The last award of the night best motion picture drama !!!
- Presenting this my favorite Julia Roberts. She really does have a great smile. The Golden Globe goes to Avatar !!!
- Interesting I was hoping for Up in the Air. O well never mind, this will make the Oscars more interesting.
Third part of the countdown of my top 50 films of the decade . . .
As the 2010 Golden Globe ceremony is upon us on Sunday, I thought I would start posting some build up and take a look to see who is going to be presenting (and get excited if my favorites are presenting).
The rest of the presenters are, Josh Brolin, Taylor Lautner, Amy Poehler, Christina Aguilera, Jennifer Aniston, Halle Berry, Cher, Chace Crawford, Cameron Diaz, Colin Farrell, Jodie Foster, Jennifer Garner, Matthew Fox, Mel Gibson, Tom Hanks, Neil Patrick Harris, Nicole Kidman, Sophia Loren, Kiefer Sutherland, Kate Winslet, Sam Worthington, Robert De Niro and Leonardo DiCaprio.
This makes for a very good line up in the presenters, and what should be a good show.
Are you favorites involved?
The official trailer for the third Toy Story film has eventually been released and it looks like parts of it are going to be difficult to watch. But also sooooo good at the same time . . . the toys are coming back!
I have to admit that it had been a long time since I had watched “Toy Story” (yes shocking I know) before I went to see it in 3D at the cinema on Friday night. I have to admit it was a very exciting thing to be seeing this film in 3D, it just felt so right that it was in 3D. Yes, you have probably seen it like a thousand times like I have, but still seeing it in 3D was very special. I now cannot wait even more to see the 3rd installment which is coming next year.
I guess I have nothing better to do but thought I would have a look into the future of film and pick out some movies that I am looking forward to being released in 2010. At this very moment in time, my list of what I really want to see only contains 10 movies. I am sure as time goes by this will increase to so many more . . .
Today’s picture is of a great scene from an 80′s movie . . . which everyone really loves as they wish they could do it . . . the piano scene from Big
WOW this really is very on-off it doesnt seem that they can make their minds up. They must really love each other !!!
Sean Penn’s on-off marriage to Robin Wright Penn seems to be on again – the pair was spotted at a Memorial Day bash just days after the actor called off their legal separation.
The Oscar-winner initially filed papers for a “legal separation with minor children” in April, just days before the couple’s 13th wedding anniversary.
Penn reportedly dismissed the bid earlier this month after spotting his partner enjoying life as a single woman at the Cannes Film Festival.
And it seems the pair is giving the relationship another go – they turned up to a party at Hollywood producer Joel Silver’s house in Malibu, California on Monday, and spent the evening enjoying drinks with Tom Hanks and Robert Downey, Jr.
It’s not the first time the couple has split only to reunite months later – they started divorce proceedings in December 2007 only to officially end the separation four months later.
Not a suprise that it is a big hit !!!
Tom Hanks’ new movie Angels & Demons continues to rule the international box office chart after fending off competition from Ben Stiller’s Night At The Museum: Battle Of The Smithsonian.
The religious thriller, director Ron Howard’s big screen adaptation of Dan Brown’s book of the same name, scooped $60.4 million (£40.26 million) outside of the U.S. to claim the number one position for its second consecutive week.
Stiller’s sequel has proven to be the most popular choice Stateside, taking $53.5 million (£35.7 million) over the Memorial Day weekend (22-24May09), but its pull wasn’t as strong overseas and it debuted in second place with $50.1 million (£33.4 million) at the global box office.
Star Trek came in a distant third place with $11.5 million (£7.6 million), while X-Men Origins: Wolverine and Hannah Montana rounded out the top five with $7 million (£4.67 million) and $3.1 million (£2 million) respectively.
I think everyone could have predicted this coming. Night At the Museum when it came out on Boxing Day a few years ago now was a massive hit, and releasing this pre-summer and in a usual slow period was good.
Robin Williams, Ricky Gervais and Ben Stiller are laughing their way to the top of the U.S. box office – their new film Night At The Museum: Battle Of The Smithsonian has toppled the competition in its opening weekend (22-24May09).
The comedians co-star with Amy Adams, Owen Wilson and Hank Azaria in the film, which took in $53.5 million (£35.7 million) over the Memorial Day weekend.
The win was a shock for movie reviewers, who insisted Terminator Salvation – the fourth movie in the sci-fi franchise – was poised to take the top spot after scooping more than $13 million (£8.7 million) on its first day of release. But the film came in at second with $43 million (£28.7 million) in earnings.
The new Star Trek movie followed at third, with nearly $22 million (£14.7 million) in earnings and now boasting a three-week total of $183.6 million (£122.4 million).
Rounding out the top five are Tom Hanks’ Angels & Demons and new comedy spoof Dance Flick, which took in $21.4 million (£14.3 million) and $11.1 million (£7.4 million) respectively.
No suprise really !!!
Tom Hanks is back at the top of the U.S. box office after claiming the number one spot with Angels & Demons.
The new thriller shot to the top of the new film countdown with an opening weekend take of $48 million (£32 million).
The film only just pipped Star Trek to the top spot – the sci-fi blockbuster took in $43 million (£28.6 million) during its second weekend on release, but tumbled from last week’s number one.
X-Men Origins: Wolverine, Ghosts Of Girlfriends Past and Obsessed round out the new top five.
I bet this will go for a lot of money !!!
A theatre company is auctioning off a speaking role in a play alongside Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson.
Shakespeare Festival/La, a professional and community-based non-profit theater company, has offered a part in the Simply Shakespeare adaptation of The Comedy of Errors.
The winner will attend rehearsals, appear in the show for one performance on 18 May, and receive an invite to the VIP post-show party.
The sale began on Internet auction website eBay earlier this month and will end on Monday, with proceeds going to the Shakespeare Festival’s summer youth employment and enrichment initiatives.