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I spend a lot of time at either the cinema or theatre. You will then find reviews from these films and shows!

Posts tagged “Meryl Streep

BAFTA 2017 – Predictions

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As much as I love La La Land, I really do want to see BAFTA really honour I, Daniel Blake as thought it was a remarkable film. (Even if they did snub Dave Johns for the leading role)

BEST FILM
ARRIVAL Dan Levine, Shawn Levy, David Linde, Aaron Ryder
I, DANIEL BLAKE Rebecca O’Brien
LA LA LAND Fred Berger, Jordan Horowitz, Marc Platt
MANCHESTER BY THE SEA Lauren Beck, Matt Damon, Chris Moore, Kimberly Steward, Kevin J. Walsh
MOONLIGHT Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner, Adele Romanski

What I want to win – I, Daniel Blake (or La La Land)
What I think will win – La La Land

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Oscars 2017 – Nominations!

Here we go the moment we have been waiting for since hitting 2017! The films that have been nominated for this years Academy Awards, regarded as the most prestigious to receive in cinema.

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Best Picture
Arrival
Fences
Hacksaw Ridge
Hell or High Water
Hidden Figures
La La Land
Lion
Manchester by the Sea
Moonlight

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BAFTA 2017 – Nominations

This morning the EE British Academy Film Award nominations have been announced and it certainly has included some rather unexpected choices in some of the categories!

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BEST FILM
ARRIVAL Dan Levine, Shawn Levy, David Linde, Aaron Ryder
I, DANIEL BLAKE Rebecca O’Brien
LA LA LAND Fred Berger, Jordan Horowitz, Marc Platt
MANCHESTER BY THE SEA Lauren Beck, Matt Damon, Chris Moore, Kimberly Steward, Kevin J. Walsh
MOONLIGHT Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner, Adele Romanski

OUTSTANDING BRITISH FILM
AMERICAN HONEY Andrea Arnold, Lars Knudsen, Pouya Shahbazian, Jay Van Hoy
DENIAL Mick Jackson, Gary Foster, Russ Krasnoff, David Hare
FANTASTIC BEASTS AND WHERE TO FIND THEM David Yates, J.K. Rowling, David Heyman, Steve Kloves, Lionel Wigram
I, DANIEL BLAKE Ken Loach, Rebecca O’Brien, Paul Laverty
NOTES ON BLINDNESS Peter Middleton, James Spinney, Mike Brett, Jo-Jo Ellison, Steve Jamison
UNDER THE SHADOW Babak Anvari, Emily Leo, Oliver Roskill, Lucan Toh

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Top 25 – Female Performances in 2016

I thought I would put together a new list this year for what I saw in 2016 (here) with the standout female performances of the year, this is going to combine the whole leading and supporting roles. Just what I have been really impressed with!

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Golden Globe 2017: Nominations

Best Drama

Hacksaw Ridge
Hell or High Water
Lion
Manchester by the Sea
Moonlight

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29 Today!

That’s right I am now entering the last year of my 20’s I find that so scary its unreal! Each year I try to come up with some different for a blog post. This year my idea was to work out what some of my favourite actors were starring in when they were 29!

Julia Roberts – My Best Friends Wedding

Catherine Zeta Jones – Entrapment

Meryl Streep – The Deer Hunter

Julie Andrews – The Sound of Music

Hilary Swank – Million Dollar Baby

 

 


A look back at 2006 in film!

I don’t see 2006 as 10 years ago I mean that is just madness. But it has been a whole decade now since that year, which is terrifying in all honesty. I thought it was a perfect opportunity to have a look back in this blog post at the films from 2006, the ones I enjoyed at the time, the ones I have caught up with and quite frankly the ones which are getting better with age and standing the test of ten years.

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2006 was also pre-blog so I don’t even have many reviews for films from that year, if you search 2006 as a tag I am sure you will be shocked to see the lack of reviews. Especially when one of them is a bit of a strange film choice.

Highest-grossing
1. Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest – $1,066,179,725
2. The Da Vinci Code – $758,239,851
3. Ice Age: The Meltdown – $660,940,780
4. Casino Royale – $599,045,960
5. Night at the Museum – $574,480,052
6. Cars – $461,983,149
7. X-Men: The Last Stand – $459,359,555
8. Mission: Impossible III – $397,850,012
9. Superman Returns – $391,081,192
10. Happy Feet – $384,335,608

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Florence Foster Jenkins (2016) Review

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Florence Foster Jenkins, a New York heiress who dreamed of becoming an opera singer, hiring the best people possible to make her live performing become a reality. Only one problem . . . She cannot sing!

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7 Worst Film Mothers

As it is Mother’s Day (in the UK at least) I decided that I would then pick my 7 worst film mothers. You certainly would not want any of these to be your mother as they certainly did not help their children have, but some of them might just redeem themselves in the end?

Kate – Home Alone

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Leaving your son behind when heading on holiday is a pretty awful thing to do. Kevin had an amazing time being home all alone after his whole family jetted off for Christmas without him. We will give it to Kate that she had a feeling something was wrong, but not checking you have all your children was a very bad move. I guess airports have changed a lot since the early 90s and they wouldn’t get that far to this day. We will give her points for doing everything she can to then get back to Kevin as soon as possible.

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7 Best Film Mothers

As it is Mother’s Day (in the UK at least) I decided that I would then pick my 7 favourite film mothers who are the best mothers!

Molly Weasley – Harry Potter Series

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What better way to start off the list than with Molly Weasley played so fantastically by Julie Walters ever present in the series and a brilliant mother to all of her children. As well as taking it upon herself to then look after Harry. Her best moment coming when stepping up to fight against Bellatrix in the finale. Certainly someone you would love to have as your mother, always looking out for you and a standard knitted sweater for Christmas!

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