A hissy fit about Cineworld and its crappy allocated seating

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

Review of 2012: Things I am looking forward to…

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…

The Ultimate Guide to Cinema Etiquette – certified 18.

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.

Cartoons that should have its own film

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

The Oscars 2012 – personal reaction

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

Oscars nominations 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