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Hello, I’m Back (AKA A Quick Awards Season Catch Up)

Right. Let’s get back to business.

With Awards Season itching to accelerate into full gear, my acquisition of a new laptop (yes, that’s right, I have been without one since Edinburgh…) comes at just the right time.

What have I kept you in the dark over, you cry? Well, not a lot to be honest, apart from the burning question of which of the powerhouse American trifecta made up of MacFarlane, Fey and Poehler will manage to fit Shot Scorsese into their presenting duties. Oh, and Beasts Of The Southern Wild is ineligible for the SAG Awards because the little bundle of joy that is Quvenzhane Wallis isn’t a ‘professional actor’, which definitely sucks.

So, to wrap up and bring you the start of what will be a very post-heavy Awards Season, here’s the 2012 Gotham Independent Film Award nominees, BFI London Film Festival winners and the International Documentary Association Award nominees: Continue reading

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Review: Ted (2012)

DIRECTOR: Seth MacFarlane.

CAST: Mark Wahlberg, Seth MacFarlane (voice), Mila Kunis, Joel McHale, Giovanni Ribisi, Aedin Mincks, Jessica Barth, Patrick Warburton, Bretton Manley, Patrick Stewart.

SYNOPSIS: After a childhood wish turns Christmas present Ted into a real life teddy bear, John (Wahlberg) realises it may be time to finally grow up after girlfriend Lori (Kunis) begins to feel that a pot-smoking stuffed toy may not be the best companion.

With the Griffin family rightfully earning their television cult status and the Smiths not too far behind, Family Guy and American Dad creator Seth MacFarlane had a lot to live up to when it came to his first motion picture. But unfortunately his first live-action film gives the sense that he may have already shown his cards – even if Patrick Stewart’s opening and closing narration tells us it is all one big overblown fairy tale. Continue reading

What I’m Watching – July 2012

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

Ted (Dir: Seth MacFarlane, 2012) ***

The Karate Kid (Dir: Harald Zwart, 2010) ***

From Paris With Love (Dir: Pierre Morel, 2010) **

This Means War (Dir: McG, 2012) ***

The Dark Knight Rises (Dir: Christopher Nolan, 2012)

Gangs Of New York (Dir: Martin Scorsese, 2002) ****

Magic Mike (Dir: Steven Soderbergh, 2012) ****

The Five-Year Engagement (Dir: Nicholas Stoller, 2012) ***

Friends With Kids (Dir: Jennifer Westfeldt 2011) ***

Katy Perry: Part Of Me (Dir: Dan Cutforth, Jane Lipsitz, 2012) ***

The Amazing Spider-Man (Dir: Marc Webb, 2012) ***

Insomnia (Dir: Christopher Nolan, 2002) ***