Oxymorons & Classics
So long since I blogged - I’ve definitely been watching less films since I started working in film, which is kind of an oxymoron of sorts… Nonetheless, here goes. What I have realised all over again is that the BEST thing about film is something I will never be able to put into words. Its that feeling you get when you’ve discovered a new story, character, place. When you...
The Amazing Spiderman, was just that - AMAZING. Haters Gon Hate. 7/10
I do question my life, when at the age of 27 I am watching Annie Hall for the first time?! It’s a firm favourite already and I fell head over heels in love with everything about this film. The Directing, Woody, Diane, New York, their love, E-V-E-R-Y-T-H-I-N-G. When I get to writing on this blog, I never write to try and persuade people to see certain films, but rather share the films...
Your Sister's Sister...
One film that I mentioned wanting to REALLY see was YOUR SISTER’S SISTER. I have to say I was hugely torn over this one… It wasn’t all bad, but it wasn’t what I expected and I left quite disappointed. The story wasn’t fleshed out enough, the conflict not convincing enough and the ending was very half-hearted and felt thrown together. I left not really caring what...
After months of searching, I’ve found my dream job, where I get to work in Film… All day, every day - my life is all about film…. except, somehow I haven’t had time to sit down and write about any of the films I’ve seen, or am keen to see and recently I’ve realised just how much I have missed writing about films. This is almost a note to self to keep up to...
Snow White and the Huntsman: 2012
Have you seen it yet? Were you planning to? If you weren’t planning to see this film and had written it off completely, I urge you to re-consider. Now, I want to start by managing expectations here. It is an adaptation of the Snow White story and so and all know the storyline, no great surprises here. But I particularly love the take and tone of this film. A good place to start would be...
What (not) To Expect When You're Expecting
I have to say, I really enjoy it when a film proves me wrong and in this instance this definitely was not the case. What to Expect When You’re Expecting has all the promise of a great, laugh our loud, comedy, but doesn’t deliver. What’s really frustrating here is that its hard to see why. All the elements of a good film are here. An ensemble cast, good soundtrack and strong...
Tale as old as Time - Beauty and the Beast
It’s back in the cinema this month. This film is in my top 5 films of all time, ever. Judge me all you want, but its a universally loved film and my favourite Disney film. Quite possibly going to see this more than once and I suggest you all do the same.
Avengers Assemble - Review
I have nothing of scholarly note to add to the thousands of Avengers reviews that hasn’t already been said, but here’s my 2 cents nonetheless. (apologies here to everyone who is bored of hearing about the film - maybe take a holiday for a while because its not going away) What was there not to love? There’s the good guys, the bad guys and a hapless planet earth in need of...
Albert Nobbs - Review
Like so many people, I was very excited to finally see ALBERT NOBBS at the cinema when it was released in the UK last week. The anticipation was built especially as Glenn Close was nominated for the best actress accolade at this year’s Oscars. The sense of expectation in the cinema was palpable and the subject matter compelling. Albert Nobbs tells the story of a woman who has lived most of...
Defying the dreaded lull.
I always feel that there is a ‘dreaded lull’ that happens at this time of year in cinema. It’s post Oscar season, so all the big films chasing the coveted golden statues are no longer showing. It’s not yet summer so all the blockbusters aren’t out yet either. And for us mere mortals who aren’t fortunate enough to attend Berlin, Tribeca, Sundance and Cannes,...
Cannes 2012 - the Lineup. →
So many films to look forward to this year. Your Sister’s Sister is definitely another one on my list. Check out the trailer and let me know what you think. What films are you most looking forward to seeing this year?
"Can you ever just be whelmed...?"
“I think you can in Europe?” 10 Things I Hate About You. All hail the classics. Is everyone getting involved in Film4’s films for life? I’m loving it. Slight confession - in September 2001 I watched this film every day for the whole month. Till this day I cannot tell you why, but If I could go back in time, I’d do it all over again.
I’m very glad to hear the MPAA have changed the rating for the film BULLY. This is a film that young people NEED to see, after all its about them. It’s seems absurd that the whole rating controversy regarding the film was in regards to the use of bad language. Young people hear and use bad language all the time, especially towards each other. I for one am very much looking forward...
Its Feature Friday… Where we feature a beloved, just seen and need to talk about, or can’t wait to see rom-com! And this Friday Its all about, The Five Year Engagement. Check out the trailer. Reasons I’m keen - there are many and not limited to. 1. Jason Segel, he’s that perfect mix of funny but in a way that can be romantically believable, who doesn’t want to...
Welcome to The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel!
THE BEST EXOTIC MARIGOLD HOTEL “Everything will be alright in the end and if its not alright, it is not yet the end” Sonny Since I first saw the film back in January (and yes I have seen it multiple times) I have not been able to stop talking about it to whoever will pretend they are listening to me. There are so many things that make this film great, it really is a gem and my hope is that you...
Soon and very soon… THE AVENGERS
Shame - 2011
SHAME -2011 This film for me got lost in the Oscar season rush and never quite received the fanfare it deserved. I absolutely loved it. So I wrote a review. Steve McQueen’s, SHAME, is a visceral exploration into the mind and life of sex-addict, Brandon Sullivan . Played by Michael Fassbender, Brandon is a plethora of contradictions. He is handsome, popular, successful and seemingly has everything...
21 Jump Street.
SO much funnier than I expected… If you see it and you like it - you can thank me later.
Juno - 2007
Cannot believe its been 5 years since Juno came out. I just stumbled across it on More4 and remembered why I love it so much. Here are just 5 reasons. 1. Allison Janney (one of the greatest actresses ever) this should be reason enough. 2. The soundtrack is cool - I love me a bit of Belle and Sebastian. 3. Diablo Cody’s well crafted, quick, quirky screenplay. 4. The opening credits. ...
Cannot wait to see this film.
Check out the trailer.
Long Weekends are for...
1. Doing laundry/ general sorting out of life 2. Seeing friends and family 3. Catching up on important TV series’ and watching films that exceed a running time of 3 hours. Suggestions below. Ps. Don’t even get me started on trilogies…
and that means this weekend most of you can get to eating some chocolate again after Lent. I for one suggest you go WILD and put this on whilst you do. There really is no better way to enjoy chocolate - and to let you know when you’ve had about enough. 10/10 (Circa 1971) Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory
I'm stepping up to the plate (again) so why not?
BRIDESMAIDS – 2011 One of my best friends asked me to be a bridemaid -and so I thought, why not dust of the ultimate handbook to being the brides right hand gal. If you haven’t seen this film - why not? seriously? Bridesmaids has drawn countless comparisons with the Hangover – only its the girls version. And whilst I love both films, I would have to say, I’m gonna have to disagree. One...
Mindy Kaling Knows Best. →
Wild Bill - 2012
A definite must see. British cinema at its finest. Dexter Fletcher directs a superb cast in a film about relationships and redemption and still manages to keep an east end edge on things. One not to miss. 8/10
Hunger Games. HOT or HYPE?
“Welcome to Hollywood!”
(Pretty Woman 1990) Welcome to iblamehollywood. I LOVE films and this blog will be a place to share thoughts on films old and new of every genre, but more importantly this blog will celebrate romantic films and especially rom-coms! Cos let’s be honest whether it’s your go to or guilty pleasure, rom-coms are just not celebrated enough!