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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 “Reese Witherspoon

Sing (2016) Review

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Buster Moon owns a Theatre and he is about to do everything possible to save it when he really has his last chance before the bank takes it off him, so he decides to launch a singing competition.

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7 Good Paul Rudd Films

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I still can’t help but think of Paul Rudd as Mike from Friends, but he certainly has come a very long way over the past twenty years. He certainly seems to be one of the most popular actors to take on the comedy genre and even taken that across to become a Superhero as well, a tiny little ant. Each role he makes his own and I am finding myself becoming more of a fan with each film I watch him in!

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Top 10 – Best Films of 2015

This has been a really difficult list to put together this year as initially picking my best films from 2015 I had 17 in contention to make my top 10, which I think is very surprising but also pleasing to know that I actually enjoyed and liked a lot of films in 2015. It was rather difficult to narrow it down and I am sure this could have seen the films changed around depending on when I completed the list. Something which I am thinking having a running ranking system for 2016.

Didn’t manage to make the top 10 but were very close . . . Inside Out, Kingsman: The Secret Service, The Lady in the Van, Suffragette, Ricki and the Flash, The Martian, The Lobster.

Worst Films of 2015

Missed Films of 2015

2015 at the Cinema

7 Films that surprised me in 2015

7 Films that disappointed me in 2015

So here we go my top 10 films of 2015 . . .

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Christmas Films – 37-31

Here we go with the start of the list! I know some of the order is going to be frowned upon, but it’s just what I like when it comes to Christmas Films. Also don’t forget it is a list of the films I have SEEN so don’t need to say why isn’t a certain film included 😉

37. Bad Santa (2003) 

I know so many people actually love this one but I absolutely hate it. Thought it was everything that isn’t Christmas, which could be a reason for some of the likes in all honesty. But it really made me cringe and annoyed!

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Oscars 2015 – Best Actress

This is where it gets a little disappointing as I have only seen three out of the five nominated performances for this category. I don’t even remember hearing about ‘Two Days, One Night’ when that was released back in the summer in the UK. We are waiting for ‘Still Alice’ to be released which comes out in March sometime. So I will only be able to offer my thoughts on the other three nominees and look forward to seeing ‘Still Alice’ when it is released as well as trying to catch ‘Two Days, One Night’. Although you will probably know that only one actress is getting talked about when it comes to this category!

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Inherent Vice (2014) Review

In the 1970s a drug fuelled Private Investigator “Doc” is taken on a very strange adventure after his girlfriend leaves him.

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Wild (2014) Review

A truly inspiring journey of a woman who took on an epic trail challenge to hike 1,100 miles and evaluate her choices in life.

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BAFTA 2015 – Nominations

The nominations for the 2015 BAFTA awards have been announced this morning and i have to say I am pretty impressed with the choices. Some are probably a little bit of a shock but we must remember that a slight bias towards British actors and actresses is often shown with the BAFTAs not a bad thing in my opinion. Just showing that they appreciate our own talent. So far I have seen nearly all of the films, just a couple to catch up with. They come out over the next couple of weeks as well!

BEST FILM 

BIRDMAN Alejandro G. Iñárritu, John Lesher, James W. Skotchdopole
BOYHOOD Richard Linklater, Cathleen Sutherland
THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL Wes Anderson, Scott Rudin, Steven Rales, Jeremy Dawson

THE IMITATION GAME Nora Grossman, Ido Ostrowsky, Teddy Schwarzman

THE THEORY OF EVERYTHING Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Lisa Bruce, Anthony McCarten

OUTSTANDING BRITISH FILM

’71 Yann Demange, Angus Lamont, Robin Gutch, Gregory Burke
THE IMITATION GAME Morten Tyldum, Nora Grossman, Ido Ostrowsky, Teddy Schwarzman, Graham Moore
PADDINGTON Paul King, David Heyman
PRIDE Matthew Warchus, David Livingstone, Stephen Beresford
THE THEORY OF EVERYTHING James Marsh, Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Lisa Bruce, Anthony McCarten                      UNDER THE SKIN Jonathan Glazer, James Wilson, Nick Wechsler, Walter Campbell

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Golden Globe Nominations 2015

It’s getting to that time of year when all the more serious films come out ready for awards season, well the Golden Globe nominations for 2015 are out. Having a look at the lists only about half of the films have hit the cinema in the UK so far. But I have seen quite a few of the trailers for the other films as well. So at least it gives an idea of which ones to look out for and head to see. Usually these are pretty good predictors for who will be nominated at the Oscars as well.

The Golden Globes are usually good to watch and more relaxed than the Academy Awards. Probably a few surprises in these nominations and some quite big films missing out!

I have decided to put a * next to the films I have already seen!

Best Motion Picture – Drama
Boyhood*
Foxcatcher
The Imitation Game*
Selma
The Theory of Everything

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This Means War (2012) Review

When Lauren decides to really get into the dating game little does she know that the two men she is dating FDR and Tuck are actually best friends who work for the CIA.

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