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No Oil Painting ~ Danny Boyle’s Trance

April 12, 2013

At first look, Trance seems like a good bet: it follows hot on the heels of Danny Boyle’s Olympic glory, as well as critical and popular hits such as 28 Days Later and Slumdog Millionaire. In it, Boyle fuses a familiar London crime tale (complete the an ethnically diverse gang of gruff, gun-toting mobsters) with […]

Gods and Monsters ~ The Amazing Spider Man (+Greek mythology)

July 24, 2012

So, I have some things to say about Spiderman. Which came as something of a surprise. Because I don’t really like superheroes that much, barring some nostalgic attachment as a result of a childhood spent in front of the TV (X-Men, Hulk, New Adventures of Superman…followed by Live and Kicking, of course). Not only that, […]

The Saga Continues ~ Prometheus

June 24, 2012

Having worked our way through all four Alien films, Ryan and I (accompanied by his gf Ellie) decided to complete the series by going to see the latest installment, Prometheus.We had the good fortune to snag some IMAX tickets, meaning we got our faces well and truly blown off! There’s a lot to say about […]

Alien Addendum

April 14, 2012

I’ve now seen Alien:Resurrection, so wanted to add a few notes to my previous discussion.There are some spoilers in this post, but tbh if you can’t handle spoilers from 1997 because you’re so desperate to watch this movie…well…. ‘A Chick Thing’ There aren’t many girls in this movie. One is background Alien fodder and another […]

A Matter of Life and Death ~ Never Let Me Go

February 12, 2011

Based on Kazuo Ishiguro’s 2005 novel of the same name, Never Let Me Go is a genre-defying drama that lingers on in the mind long after viewing. Quiet, understated and poignant, it is a beautifully made film that manages to tackle some weighty themes at the same time as packing an emotional punch. It is […]

Possibilities ~Me and Orson Welles

August 31, 2010

Me and Orson Welles didn’t make a massive splash when it came out last year. Perhaps that was down to the marketing, which emphasised Zac Efron’s participation – surely aiming for his legion of High School Musical fans (mums and daughters alike). Whilst the film does indeed offer a big helping of Zef and his […]

Perchance to dream~ Inception

July 28, 2010

Inception, the new film from Memento and Dark Knight director Christopher Nolan, is definitely flavour of the month…and extremely hard to review without spoilers! So, if you haven’t seen it yet,  I’ll just say I enjoyed it thoroughly and definitely give it my seal of approval. It’s a more cerebral take (hoho) on the summer […]

Fall for The Fall

May 2, 2010

Last week a friend posted the trailer for The Fall on her blog, which reminded me I had wanted to see this film for some time. I’m very glad I decided to watch it, because I enjoyed it hugely. Unfortunately its release a couple of years ago went largely unnoticed, so I’ve decided to make […]

Tomorrow When The War Began

April 1, 2010

With thanks to ONTD user manwhore, here’s the TWTWB teaser!

Tomorrow When The War Began ~ Movie News

March 21, 2010

I get quite a few hits from people searching for TWWTWB movie news, so I went hunting and found some new info for you: – The film will open in Australia on September 2. Nothing on an international release yet 😦 . I guess it might depend on the performance and reception in Australia. – […]