Why moan, Meryl – you have nothing to moan about

If you were honoured by your peers with an award for years in the movie industry, you would probably be thankful for the recognition your talent deserves. Imagine how damaging your acceptance speech is when it denigrates into a political diatribe. Attacking the President of your country and the millions of Americans who voted for … [Read the full story]

Anecdotal thoughts of Jim Aborwhear

You know you very occasionally get an update on here which is really meaningful, this isn’t one of them. It’s quite long and pointless (that’s what she said)…but needs to be said. Am off work this week apart from Friday (it’s the rather irritating pot luck arrangements of cover over Christmas). Am hoping that Friday … [Read the full story]

DVD Derek reviews dinner party games?

Recently at a dinner party with friends I was asked what I thought was the best film I had ever seen. This reminded me of the comedy with Simon Pegg when he asked the guests at a party, what was the best film ever made and then gave his opinion. You’ve probably seen the film … [Read the full story]

Is Doctor Strange too boring for a movie?

Doctor Strange was created by concept-character artist, Steve Ditko and first appeared in a comic titled, ‘Strange Tales’ in July 1963. Doctor Stephen Strange was a fantastic, but cocky, surgeon. He damaged his hands in a car accident and could no longer perform surgery. He only ever wanted to be a surgeon. Because of this … [Read the full story]

On this day…in 2004

Perhaps the most attention-grabbing, trailblazing performer in film in 2003 did not receive an Academy Award nomination for Best Actor–but he was honored nonetheless. The eerily lifelike quality of Gollum, the computer-generated (CG) creature who simpered and schemed his way through The Lord of the Rings film trilogy, remained one of the most awe-inspiring aspects … [Read the full story]

Adele is rumoured to be singing at the Oscars

Adele could make her live return at the Oscars, according to rumours. She hasn’t performed live since giving birth to her first child in October. But speculation of a comeback is growing after Oscar chiefs announced they will pay tribute to the James Bond franchise, which celebrated its 50th anniversary last year. It’s rumoured she … [Read the full story]

Brad Pitt would ‘make a great me’

Mark E. Smith of The Fall has suggested that Brad Pitt should play him in a film of his life. Smith was asked about actor Sam Riley’s portrayal of him in the 2002 film 24 Hour Party People with the frontman stating he is not a fan of musical biopics in general. “It’s those film … [Read the full story]

Release date for Django Unchained – Tarantinos new film

The final trailer for Django Unchained, directed by Quentin Tarantino has been released. The film, Tarantino’s first since 2009’s Inglourious Basterds, is a Western set in the American South during the 1800’s. It stars Jamie Foxx as Django, a freed slave who teams up with a bounty hunter, played by Christoph Waltz, in a bid … [Read the full story]

All is not well in Spain

A sad tale from Spain this week, about a young couple and their friends. It seems Juan who is married to Angelina was having an affair with Juliana. Angelina came home early one day and caught them in a tryst. That’s not a Spanish word for a bed. Rushing away, Angelina went to inform Juliana’s … [Read the full story]

The film John Carter is terribly shit

John Carter is a terrible film with an incomprehensible story, ludicrous, mutton-headed characters and unspeakable dialogue, and already Disney have announced that it is likely to lose $250 million on it, so abject have been the first box office takings. From what I saw in my West London local, that figure may be an under-estimation, with … [Read the full story]

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