I haven't seen the original Swedish version of The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, not for lack of trying as it is a bit impossible for me to buy it as it's an 18 in the UK and I'm 16, nor have I read the original novel but going on this trailer, I'm intrigued with this film.
21 July 2011
Basically, it looks crap.
19 July 2011
This is a message to Universal, why are you constantly harming the geek community through your film choices. First you cancel Guillermo Del Toro's adaptation of At The Mountains of Madness and now you cancel Ron Howard's ambitious project of adapting Stephen King's epic fantasy series, The Dark Tower. Did you really lose that much money from Scott Pilgrim? So now, we geeks get more Fast and the Furious films and no groundbreaking adaptations of Stephen King fantasy books. Thanks Universal.
Thanks to Empire for relaying this information here.
18 July 2011
This is it, the official end of my childhood. Harry Potter, a film series that I have grown up watching and have been aging with alongside the characters has come to an end. And the end is fantastic. Be warned, in order for me to divulge my true thoughts on Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2, I have to spoil the ending of the film, but to those who haven't read the book yet, you deserve spoilers.
15 July 2011
As anyone who has read this blog for a long time knows, I have been highly anticipating the new film from Martin Scorcese, Hugo (formerly The Invention of Hugo Cabret, which to me is a much better title). I have repeatedly stated that this film has the best cast of the year (outside of Harry Potter) and the fact that pioneer of film special effects, Georges Melies, is involved in the plot only added to my anticipation. Now a trailer for Hugo has been released.
12 July 2011
I have seen some true horrors over the years, the good kind (Attack the Block) and the bad kind (Mega Piranha) but believe me, I have never seen something as truly horrific as this. This is the only horror I've seen to actually make me feel a little bit ill after watching it. I will include a link to this horror but be warned, those of a nervous disposition should not click on the jump, you will not be prepared for the true horror of the trailer for Jack and Jill staring Adam Sandler.
It is now halfway through 2011 and I think it is best to see the best of film at this halfway point. I will be doing different categories and I will not be giving full thoughts on each one, I'll be saving that for the end of the year. So lets get started with:
Last week I was on holiday in Florida with my family and whilst there we took the opportunity to watch some films in American cinemas. One was X-Men: First Class, which I have already given my views on here, the other was JJ Abrams' Super 8, one of the best films that I have seen this year. Since this isn't out in the UK until August 8th, I will not be giving away any spoilers in this review for anything major in the film. Go see the film and discover the design of the alien for yourself.