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What I’m Watching – October 2013

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

Thor: The Dark World (Dir: Alan Taylor, 2013) ***

King Of Devil’s Island (Kongen av Bastøy) (Dir: Marius Holst, 2010) ****

Adam’s Apples (Adams æbler) (Dir: Anders Thomas Jensen, 2005) ***

Captain Phillips (Dir: Paul Greengrass, 2013) *****

Filth (Dir: Jon S. Baird, 2013) ****

The Fifth Estate (Dir: Bill Condon, 2013) ***

Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs 2 (Dir: Cody Cameron, Kris Pearn, 2013) ***

The Paperboy (Dir: Lee Daniels, 2012) ****

Rush (Dir: Ron Howard, 2013) *****

Blue Jasmine (Dir: Woody Allen, 2013) *****

Prisoners (Dir: Dennia Villeneuve, 2013) ****

How I Live Now (Dir: Kevin Macdonald, 2013) ***

Seeking A Friend For The End Of The World (Dir: Lorene Scafaria, 2012) ***

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UK Box Office: 30 November – 2 December – Gambit, Anyone?

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So Gambit didn’t stick around for long, then…

This week’s top ten is pretty much the same as last week with only The Master and Jab Tak Hai Jaan (last week’s nine and ten, respectively) dropping out to make room for Rise Of The Guardians and Great Expectations. But last week’s number five, Gambit, drops out completely which can’t spell good news for Michael Hoffman.

Skyfall reclaims the number one spot from those pesky vampires, but eOne can hardly complain after what the last installment has raked in. And yep, Nativity 2: Danger In The Manger is still clinging on for dear life.

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UK Box Office: 23 – 25 November – It’s All About eOne

It’s bye bye Neeson and hello Christmas as Taken 2 finally drops out of the top ten and improv sequel Nativity 2: Danger In The Manger gives eOne another top three entry alongside the currently immovable Breaking Dawn – Part 2.

Oscar hopeful Silver Linings Playbook embarrasses Firth and Diaz, while David Ayer’s cop flick makes a humble entry sandwiched between Bens Stiller and Affleck.

Elsewhere, Skyfall is still standing strong on home turf, with Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted apparently never wanting to disappear, and Paul Thomas Anderson’s The Master finally passing the £1 million mark.

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UK Box Office: 16 – 18 November – Vampires In The Hizzle

There’s a massive surprise number one film in the UK this week – lol jk, Twilight’s out. The final (cue party poppers for some) installment in the saga knocks Skyfall off its top spot, with the newest addition to the Bond franchise currently standing at an incredibly impressive £83 million. Well played, Mendes.

Three Indian offerings also break the top ten and Madagascar 3 and Hotel Transylvania prove they have sticking power well after the half term break. And, though it may be sitting just outside the top five, it’s great to see The Master riding high in its first week on wide release.

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Talk About Diversity

November’s been good to you, buddy.

What I’m Watching – November 2012

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

Where The Wild Things Are (Dir: Spike Jonze, 2009) ***

The Lovely Bones (Dir: Peter Jackson, 2009) ***

The Master (Dir: Paul Thomas Anderson, 2012) *****

Argo (Dir: Ben Affleck, 2012) *****

The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2 (Dir: Bill Condon, 2012) ****

Perfect Sense (Dir: David Mackenzie, 2011) **

Stand By Me (Dir: Rob Reiner, 1986) *****

Weekend (Dir: Andrew Haigh, 2011) ****

Lolita (Dir: Stanley Kubrick, 1962) ***

A Really Rather In-Depth And Personal Review/Love Letter/Ramble: The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1 (2011)

DIRECTOR: Bill Condon.

CAST: Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, Taylor Lautner, Billy Burke, Nikki Reed, Ashley Greene, Peter Facinelli, Kellan Lutz, Elizabeth Reaser, Sarah Clarke, Booboo Stewart, Julia Jones, Chaske Spencer, Jackson Rathbone, Gil Birmingham, Anna Kendrick, Alex Rice.

SYNOPSIS: If you don’t know by now, where have you been?!

***CONTAINS POSSIBLE SPOILERS***

Hi. My name’s Emma and I don’t hate Twilight. But I’m no Twihard. Yes, I’ve read all the books and I guess that makes me significantly more interested in the characters, but I’m not someone who will push Robert Pattinson into the path of an oncoming taxi just because I like the way he sparkles. I just honestly don’t see the need for all the intense hate for the series. Continue reading