Monthly Archives: November 2011

The Great Trailer Debate – Week 3

Nadine (check out her blog here) and I are spoiling you this week with rather a big selection to look at! There’s (deep breath) The Hunger Games (TRAILER OF THE WEEK!!!), Brave, Mirror Mirror, The Iron Lady, Gone, Carnage, Being Flynn, Titanic 3D, Shame, The Sitter, Happy Feet Two, The Deep Blue Sea and Pirates! A Band Of Misfits/In An Adventure With Scientists, depending on which country you’re from! So take a look and tweet or comment your opinions! Continue reading

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The Great Trailer Debate – Week 2

Ok. Week 2. Thanks to everyone who checked the first one out last week and who got in touch through Twitter, etc. Make sure you keep letting us know if you agree with what each week has to offer – love a good argument!

This week we check out Goon, Journey 2: The Mysterious Island, Snow White And The Huntsman (TRAILER OF THE WEEK!), Haywire, Safe, The Phantom Menace 3D and A Thousand Words. Later on today the trailer for The Hunger Games will be released. Very exciting. But we will recap that next week! Continue reading

What I’m Watching – November

This list only includes films I watched for the first time this month. My most recent viewing is the top entry:

50/50 (Dir: Jonathan Levine, 2011) ****

Immortals (Dir: Tarsem, 2011) ***

Arthur Christmas (Dir: Sarah Smith, 2011) ****

Happy Feet Two (Dir: George Miller, 2011) ***

The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1 (Dir: Bill Condon, 2011) ****

(500) Days Of Summer (Dir: Marc Webb, 2009) ****

The Great Trailer Debate – Week 1

Trailers come and trailers go and, to be fair, a lot of people don’t watch them unless they happen to be spliced onto the front of whatever film you’ve gone to see at the cinema. But that couldn’t be further from the truth in regards to Nadine (find her blog here) and I. So, we’ve decided to bring you The Great Trailer Debate, a bitesize and easy to digest way of glancing over what the week’s had to offer. This week we cover Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol, ParaNorman, The Lorax, Shame, American Reunion, We Need To Talk About Kevin, Wanderlust, Underworld Awakening, Safe House and 21 Jump Street. And remember – a good trailer doesn’t necessarily bring us a good film. Continue reading

Review: Anonymous (2011)

As this video will explain, the format for my next couple of reviews is going to change. I think it’s safe to say they’re now in ramble form, as what I’m talking about here is all off the top of my head. But, hey, sometimes it’s nice to have a bit of a change. Feedback (as always) will be warmly welcome.

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The 2011 BIFA Nominations

And so here starts Awards season.

Admit it, we all felt it looming. From the minute Tinker Tailor came out complete with best of British, we were all secretly wondering who’d be up for the big ones come January 2012. Who would be the one chosen for Best Supporting – Hardy or Cumberbatch? Or neither? Would Gary Oldman finally get his horrifically overdue nomination? But many of us have been quietly making our Academy Award predictions for months now. For those that saw Drive back in August, what of Albert Brooks? That same month, Warrior gave us a possibility in the form of Nick Nolte. And now with trailers for War Horse, Extremely Loud And Incredibly Close, The Descendants, J. Edgar, My Week With Marilyn, Coriolanus and Albert Nobbs etc, etc, etc, coming in thick and fast, I’d be lying if I said I didn’t feel a little giddy with excitement – and the potential bragging rights that come with guessing the most winners correctly. Continue reading