Tag: films

March 18, 2011

After the zoo trip, I still had an early evening, so I took myself to the cinema. There was nothing I really wanted to see, so decided on Battle: Los Angeles. I was very pleasantly surprised. Avoiding spoilers, there was a little dumb-as-shit science shown…

March 9, 2011

The Warner Brothers tour office is only 10 minutes from my hotel, and I wander down there at 10, for my tour. Our guide is Thom, who as well as having an encyclopaedic knowledge of Warner Brothers, as you would expect, also seems to particularly…

February 20, 2011

There is nothing weirder that sitting through a film you know quite well, only to find that it doesn’t end the way you remember. I have The Butterfly Effect on DVD, and – unlike the so-called sequels, it is a pretty decent sf film about…

February 13, 2011

The King’s Speech did very well at the BAFTAs, winning 7 awards, including best film, best screenplay, best actor and best supporting actress. However, best director went to David Fincher, for The Social Network, and I think it is almost certain that he will also…

January 17, 2011

I’m off work, on holiday, next week, so I ended up watching TV late tonight. I was just about to go to bed, when I flicked the channel and saw something kind of strange. 15 minutes later, I was still watching, and I’ve had to…

January 9, 2011

Natalie Portman, talking about her film, “The Black Swan”: “Everyone was so worried about who was going to want to see this movie. I remember them being like, ‘How do you get guys to a ballet movie? How do you get girls to a thriller?’…

January 1, 2011

Now this was a film I half-expected to be disappointed with, as it has received poor reviews, but I had to see it because I am a big fan of Johnnie Depp. In spite of the two thoughtless idiots sitting behind me (see earlier post),…

January 1, 2011

I was meeting a friend this evening to see a film, so I thought I would take in the afternoon performance of Tron: Legacy first. To be honest, it was a bit of a disappointment to me, and yet another reminder that while 3D is…

January 1, 2011

When you go to the cinema, please remember that: You are not in your lounge, but in a cinema, a public place where you are surrounded by strangers who want to watch the movie, and not listen to you chatter through it all the time.…

November 5, 2010

I missed this film when it was doing the rounds, which is a shame because it looked good. It very quickly got discounted as a DVD, I picked up my copy in Tescos, for a fiver. That didn’t seem to be a good sign. But…

October 12, 2010

This film has been getting quite a bit of advertising on British TV. However, it does look to be a fun romp, and I am quite looking forward to seeing Bruce Willis, Morgan Freeman, John Malkovich and Helen Mirren hamming it up as ex-spies: Retired,…

September 10, 2010

Amused to read here that Tony Blair’s memoirs contains dialog apparently from fictional sources. In ‘A Journey: My Political Life’, he quotes the Queen as telling him “You are my 10th Prime Minister. The first was Winston [Churchill]. That was before you were born”. For…