Wolverine! Hugh Jackman was on Johnathon Ross and T4 in the last week, and the clips ive seen look soooo good! Its out on the 29th April and me and mum hope to get there on that day if we remember to Pre book! We're pretty big fans of the Xmen films! Wondering if theyre going to make a film for each of the main xmen characters? That would be interesting.
Watched 3 films this morning with my friend Lauren. We watched "Across The Universe". A really weird american musical of the beatle's songs, "Flashbacks of a fool" starring Daniel Craig. A totally moving coming of age drama. And, "Beautiful Thing". A tiny British film from the nineties about finding yourself and struggling with your own sexuality.
They were all really good. And Jim Sturgess (Across the Universe) is sooo beautiful. :)
Director Richard Curtis (love actually & Notting Hill) has made yet another amazing film!
In all honesty this film was wonderful and one of the best things to come out of British Film since Atonement. Every person cast in this film is an absolute LEGEND, including, Rhys Ifans, Bill Nighy, Nick Frost, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Rhys Darby and Kenneth Branagh to name just a few. It was pretty much a laugh a minute film, but also tugged quite hard on the ol' heart strings.
"The Boat That Rocked" is a comedy about 1960's rock and roll, and a band of rogue DJ's who captivated britain, playing the music which defined the generation and standing up to the government.
5 stars of course! Felt happy for hours after leaving the cinema :D
* Would like to add that this film had ALOT of publicity, many different posters for the film, different ones for each character ect.
** Would also like to add that thanks to my little obsession with 'fandom' i found out that lead actor Tom Sturridge is best friends with Rob Pattinson (twilight).
I rate atonement as 5/5. I saw the film once at the cinema, and have watched it many many times more at home on DVD. Everything about the film is perfect, the casting, the script, the cinematography, the music. For me, Atonement is one of the best film s of all time, and what makes it even better is the fact that its British. Atonement grossed $42 million in the USA alone, and £11.6 million in the UK. Nominated for 7 oscars and winning the award for best picture at both the Baftas and the Golden Globe, atonement dismissed any myths that British cinema is a dying art.
Most reviews i have read rate Atonement as 4 stars.
Even American reviewers, like the Chicago Sun Times, and Rolling Stone magazine, rate it highly, and describe it as 'a miracle' and 'the best film of the year'.
St Trinians (2007)
I rate St Trinians as 4/5. I have enjoyed the film both times i have seen it, once at the cinema and again at home on Sky. The second time with my movie buff mum, who viewed it with an open mind and gave it the full enjoyment it deserves. Although the film was slated by the British press and anicipated to be a failure, St Trinians grossed £11.8 million in the UK. With its quirky comedy and all star cast, St Trinians rates highly in my books. I am surprised by the reactions of the critics, who describe it as 'naff, shaming and depressing', with 2 stars, when its American rival film, of the same basic story line, 'Wild Child', managed 3 stars.
Recorded Hallam Foe on sky indie last night and watched it this mornig while doing my art coursework. It was brilliant! I had heard about it when it was coming out and heard interveiws with Jamie Bell (billy elliot) on the radio. His performance was outstanding and he reminded me aot of James McAvoy. The film is a dark, coming of age movie. Its rated at eighteen, theres alot of adult themes and sexual scenes, but i think it should be a 15. If you are old enough i definatley think you should watch it! Ta x
On Wednesday 18th Feb I went to see Twilight. It is coming to the end of its stint in my local cinema, and was only on at 10:15 in the morning. I did not want to get up so early during half term and wasn't sure i even wanted to see the film because i had heard it was rubbish and i haven't read the book. My friend Vicky who i was accompanying me on orange Wednesday was having none of it. She had seen the film 4 times already and insisted i went with her to see it again. Somewhat reluctantly i got up and met at the cinema just after ten.
The film started and i was swept away with the story. Ive always liked vampire stories, and the vampire, teen movie combination made me happy :) Not to mention i think that Edward, the lead role, is perffffeeeect and gorgeous, and im super jelous of Bella. It wasnt the best quality film, nor was the acting or effects or costume anything to write home about. But i would recommend seeing it!
Went out afterwards and bought the best selling book the film was based on. And its brilliant too. Top Notch.
On Sunday 15th Feb i went to see The curious case of Benjamin Button.
It is definitely one of the best films i have seen in a long time, combining blockbuster with art film to make a masterpiece.
Running at 166 minutes long, i thought time flew, my boyfriend however thought it dragged and expected alot more from it. But he knows nothing :P The whole evening following the film i couldn't stop thinking about it. The storyline was so magical, and the special effects were definitely something to be proud of. Made me want to be a make up artist for film, but i dont have the talents, and its a VERY competitive business. Brad Pitt deserves al the awards he can get. And Cate Blanchett looked gorgeouuuus!