After such an unexpected reaction to my allocated seating blog post, it is understandable that coming up with a follow-up retrospective post is a bit tricky. However, once I re-read the aforementioned post, there was something that has played on my mind for a while yet it is something so trivial, I pitched it to a well-known website that passed on my idea 😦 I … Continue reading Redefining the Cinema Experience
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?
It’s been a while since I last wrote a blog post. In-between work and screenings (and just plain laziness), I haven’t had a chance to put my thoughts together. So, I’m now pulling my finger out of my ass and doing something about it. On the way home from work this week, I spotted a promo poster for Jon Favreau’s new film Chef. I have … Continue reading Angst from crowdsourced marketing
This morning, the 2014 BAFTA nominations were announced. Initial reaction? Safe. In some categories, too safe…and they seem to discount some of the acclaimed films released mid-2013 (Stoker, The World’s End, Filth), drawing more of the attention on recent releases and critic favourites from the end of last year. So, reaction… American Hustle multiple acting nods are no surprise. Even though it is like déjà … Continue reading BAFTAS 2014: Personal reaction