2014 has brought some amazing creations to the big screen. In addition to an extension of the established Marvel universe, a film about a load of Danish bricks to a hilarious group of vamps in New Zealand, compiling my top 2014 was a tricky feat. So after filtering through a top 14 for…umm, 2014, this is my personal top ten for the year: 1. Boyhood I … Continue reading My Top 10 of 2014
I am currently taking a break from writing. I could blame it on lots of things – the temperamental weather, the constant Mr Whippy vans popping around the city, work, sleep (or lack of it) or even the lack of cinema screenings sent my way. Obviously, press screenings for Dawn of the Planet of the Apes and Boyhood were too cool that my presence was … Continue reading A hissy fit about Cineworld and its crappy allocated seating
One of the latest films to hit the waterworks in the cinema-going public is The Fault in Our Stars, starring Shailene Woodley and Ensel Elgort. Reading the synopsis, it does sound blubbersome (so I might avoid it at the risk of sobbing in public, which I hate), but it got me wondering, what were the last films that made me cry? An article from an … Continue reading To cry or not to cry?
Around this time (more or less), I wrote down a couple of films I was looking forward to watching this year – providing the apocalypse didn’t happen and I avoided any unfortunate incidents. Now, all but three of them are crossed off (one of them I refuse to watch because I just don’t want to) so I feel it is time to review these features … Continue reading Review of 2012: Things I am looking forward to…
Cinema has changed in the last ten years, that goes without saying. But it seems that nowadays, people don’t give two hoots about the pleasure of watching a film in a darkened room that is not in their house. It is a lingering pain in the ass, when one person ruins the fun for everyone else. So, here is a comprehensive guide on how to … Continue reading The Ultimate Guide to Cinema Etiquette – certified 18.
Alvin has done it. The Flintstones and Simpsons have done it. Now, Top Cat is doing it. When news of an upcoming film based on an animated television series crops up, it tends to raise eyebrows and in some cases, general uproar. What with “TC” coming onto our cinema screens in the not-too-distant future, it got me thinking: which series would I like to see … Continue reading Cartoons that should have its own film
2012 marked a significant year for me as a film buff. This year, after a really long lie-in and a practically redundant nap, I stayed up to pull off my first Oscars all-nighter. After bitching about some of the dresses (it looked like Shailene Woodley stripped a wedding cake of its marzipan and made into a dress from the 1930’s) and entertained about the stunt by Sacha … Continue reading The Oscars 2012 – personal reaction
Right, let’s get this ball rolling. First of all, hurrah for the The Artist succeeding in getting so many nominations. It’s been reaping the awards since the season started so this silent film will not go down quietly (geddit? 🙂) in the fight for Best Picture. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo has done remarkably well, considering it’s been on general release in just over a month. … Continue reading Oscars nominations 2012: Personal reaction