Oscars…the end?

Years ago, after a barbie, we would sit around with a drink or two and discuss what film we would chose as the best film we had ever seen. There were tremendous films with wonderful stars the choices were endless. I recently watched the SAG awards. What a let down the films selected would not … [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]

Tommy Taylors SRU

A Queen retires and a new King takes over the kingdom. Holland celebrated in style the first king to reign in nearly a century. In Afghanistan, a road side bomb kills UK troops. More than 400 dead in building collapse and protestors call for the death penalty. In India, the four year old child who … [Read the full story]

Tommy Taylors SRU

Have I lost my mind? A serious rape on a bus in India has been followed by another multiple rape in India. How, after so much publicity and anger directed at those people who carry out attacks on females in this poverty stricken country, could it happen again? Never mind trials and punishment…these individuals should … [Read the full story]

Oscars 2013 – the preview

Not the best year for films. It was more quantity than quality. We did have some beautiful actresses despite having to appear in a few sub-standard movies. Joanna Moore, Heather Graham, Nicole Kidman and Cate Blanchett always give great performances. Why are there not more romantic comedies for stars like Cameron Diaz and Selma Hayek … [Read the full story]

Speilberg is set for Golden Globe with Lincoln

Steven Spielberg is the frontrunner for next year’s Golden Globes Awards after receiving seven nominations for Lincoln. Daniel Day Lewis and Sally Field are shortlisted for acting prizes for their performances as President Abraham Lincoln and First Lady Mary Todd Lincoln, while Spielberg is up for Best Director and the film itself is nominated for … [Read the full story]

Tommy Taylor’s SRU

What a wonderful Melbourne Cup meeting. The fashions the fantastic horses, and the stars come out to enjoy the fun and hopefully win some cash. Green Moon was outstanding and an easy winner. I expect him to be back next year to win it again.  Excuses for our tip?…you cannot expect him to win when … [Read the full story]

Australia produce the best actors in the world

Another must see movie recommended for this week. It’s not a film for next years Oscars as I have already passed on my best film nominations. But a definite must see movie, as it has one of my favourite actors showing her class. In Mental, we have Aussie Toni Collette  giving a wonderful performance. How … [Read the full story]

The hunt is on

Seventy years ago the search began for the leading lady to star in, ‘Gone With The Wind’. Now in Hollywood the search is on for the leading lady to star in, ‘Shades of Grey’, based on the best-selling novel by E.L. James. As with GWTW the male lead was a certainty for Clark Gable. It … [Read the full story]

The truth behind Cannes Film Festival

Always the best film event of the year Cannes is again exciting and filled with the finest films of the year. The judges however, should be taken aside and guided into what makes a good film and also a good actor. Todays cinema seems to be far inferior to the halcyon days of the early … [Read the full story]

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