28 February 2011

2011 Oscars - My Views on the Ceremony

This years Oscar ceremony was completely predictable, King's Speech won big, Social Network won a few, Inception should have got a lot more and True Grit was completely snubbed. Here are my views on the categories that I thought were the most interesting.

24 February 2011

My Thoughts on the Empire Awards 2011

First thing's first, thank the good lord that there is an awards ceremony that honors the geeky side of film. I will give my thoughts on each category in order to present my full thoughts on each category with the small number enabling me to do this. Here we go:

19 February 2011

Kramer vs Kramer Review (contains spoilers)

This is the final review in my Glasgow Film Festival series of reviews. Overall I really enjoyed the festival films I watched and the films released in the Glasgow cinemas at the time. It is a shame that I couldn't watch Battle Royale 3D, The Deer Hunter and Superman 2: The Richard Donner Cut (first time showing in a UK cinema). So now, onto Kramer vs Kramer. Now this review does contain spoilers so to those who don't want to know how the film ends do not click on the jump.

18 February 2011

True Grit Review (contains spoilers)

This is the third review in my Glasgow Film Festival series and so far this is the best film I have seen, not just at the film festival but of the year so far. True Grit is incredible, plain and simple. There will be spoilers in this review so those of you who do not want the film to be spoiled, do not click the jump.

17 February 2011

Paul Review (Contains Spoilers)

This is my second review in my Glasgow Film Festival series of reviews. Now there will be spoilers in this review so those of you who haven't seen Paul, do not click on the jump. If you want my opinion, Paul is a very funny movie and worth all of your time, go and see it.

16 February 2011

Breakfast at Tiffany's Review (Contains Spoliers)

First film I saw at the Glasgow Film Festival was Breakfast at Tiffany's yesterday. Main thought, brilliant film. Audrey Hepburn is incredible as Holly Golightly and really should have got an Oscar for her performance. George (Hannibal Smith) Peppard is also great as her love interest. Mickey Rooney is really funny as Mr Yunioshi, if slightly offensive. The character of Holly is brilliant, one minute being a charming woman who visits men in prison, the next being a wild party animal, the next singing Moon River while playing the guitar. The way that the character works is also really good with her constant scrounging of money and trying to marry the rich, despite love staring her in the face. The film is also really funny with the actions of Cat, the character of Mr Yunioshi and Holly getting drunk. However it is not a perfect film, some of the plot points are introduced and then forgotten about, such as Holly's husband Doc and the death of Fred. The ending also seems to be a bit rushed with no full resolution to the Sally Tomato story-line and the way that Holly and Paul fully become a couple being really contrived. Despite these flaws the performances, especially Audrey Hepburn, are incredible, the film is really funny and the film is really sweet overall.
My Rating: 4/5

My Next Glasgow Film Festival review will be Paul with Simon Pegg and Nick Frost.

14 February 2011

Week of Reviews

Tomorrow I am heading to the Glasgow Film Festival for 4 days. While there I will try and watch as many films as I can and post reviews of them. Right now I am definitely reviewing Breakfast at Tiffany's and Kramer vs Kramer as I already have booked tickets for those films. I will also see Paul and True Grit and I may also see The Fighter, The King's Speech and Tangled. If anyone is reading can you give your thoughts on what I should see. See you soon with my review of Breakfast at Tiffany's

13 February 2011

My Guess on the 2012 Academy Awards Nominations

I know that it's a long way off but I want to give my opinion on Oscar worthy films at the beginning of the year. I am going to redo this list at the end of the year to show the changes in film that have occurred over the year. I will be doing virtually every category with the Documentaries, Foreign Films, Music and Short Films being the ones left out. Lets start with
Best Film:
  • War Horse
  • Hugo Cabret
  • The Iron Lady
  • The Adventures of Tintin: Secret of the Unicorn
  • Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy
  • The Tree of Life
  • Super 8
  • Source Code
  • The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo
  • Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2

11 February 2011

My Dream Film Project

I have been thinking about film for a long time and have been thinking about a film project that I would like to see made. So to all those who read the blog, I give to you a special treat, my own personal dream film project for the future which I would like to make.

4 February 2011

Happy Birthday Pixar

Yesterday celebrated the 25th Anniversary of Pixar Animation Studios. The only film studio to have never made a bad film, even their worst films are still good. To celebrate this occasion I thought that it would be best to talk about my own personal experiences with Pixar, so lets start.