Yes, yes, yes, I apologise again for my laptop not loving me. As I posted a while back, it gave up on me, so I haven’t been able to post anything! So I’m sorry they’re so late, but I wanted to put them up anyway! So, soldiers, spiders, Jeremy Renner, Doctor Who, crazy Nazis, wheelchairs, Osama Bin Laden and the apocalypse – let’s talk trailers. Continue reading
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Tagged 2012, act of valour, albert finney, alice eve, andrew garfield, chow yun fat, curt connors, david tennant, doctor who, edward norton, emma stone, february, film, gwen stacy, iron sky, jeremy renner, keira knightley, kelly macdonald, let the bullets fly, marc webb, marvel, michael urie, michelle williams, movies, musical chairs, navy seals, osombie, patton oswalt, peter parker, rhys ifans, sally phillips, seeking a friend for the end of the world, seth rogen, space nazis, steve carell, take this waltz, the amazing spider-man, the bourne legacy, the decoy bride, the lizard, trailers
Scott’s back (take a look at his blog here) to take a more in-depth look at the new trailer for Marc Webb’s hotly anticipated film and Marvel reboot, The Amazing Spider-Man: Continue reading
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Tagged 2012, 3D, andrew garfield, batman, comic book, emma stone, february, film, gwen stacy, marc webb, marvel, marvel comics, movies, peter parker, reboot, rhys ifans, spider-man, the amazing spider-man, the lizard, tim burton, trailers
DIRECTOR: Tate Taylor.
CAST: Emma Stone, Viola Davis, Octavia Spencer, Bryce Dallas Howard, Jessica Chastain, Ahna O’Reilly, Allison Janney, Anna Camp, Eleanor and Emma Henry, Chris Lowell, Cicely Tyson, Mike Vogel, Aunjanue Ellis, Sissy Spacek, Ted Welch, Leslie Jordan, Mary Steenburgen.
SYNOPSIS: Set in Mississippi during the 1960s, Eugenia ‘Skeeter’ Phelan (Stone) is less concerned about finding a husband than her friends, desperate to become a respected writer. Troubled by the way the black women who work in her friends’ homes are treated, Skeeter turns to Aibileen Clark (Davis), asking her to disclose the truth about what really goes on behind closed doors. With others reluctant to help at first, Skeeter finds herself on the road to discovering some of the community’s best-guarded secrets and exposing the town during the civil rights movement.
Set amidst the events of the civil rights movement, for all its laughs and light heartedness, The Help deals with some incredibly traumatising events – albeit in a 12A fashion. This is bled into the second half with great ease and is a very impressive transition from the fun, caricatured portrayal of American society from the first half. Although we don’t see any mass violence, we see people escaping it, running for their lives and sporadic mentions of Jim Crow and similar figures ensure the harsh reality remains an ominous shadow over the film. Continue reading
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Tagged 2011, ahna o'reilly, allison janney, anna camp, august, aunjanue ellis, bryce dallas howard, chris lowell, cicely tyson, eleanor henry, emma henry, emma stone, film, jessica chastain, leslie jordan, mary steenburgen, mike vogel, octavia spencer, october, review, sissy spacek, tate taylor, ted welch, the help, viola davis
DIRECTOR: Glenn Ficarra and John Requa.
CAST: Steve Carell, Ryan Gosling, Julianne Moore, Emma Stone, Jonah Bobo, Analeigh Tipton, John Carroll Lynch, Marisa Tomei, Liza Lapira, Josh Groban, Beth Littleford, Kevin Bacon, Joey King.
SYNOPSIS: Cal Weaver (Carell) thinks he is living the perfect suburban life until wife Emily (Moore) tells him she’s been having an affair with a guy from work (Bacon) and wants a divorce. After watching Cal drown his sorrows night after night in a local bar, ladies man Jacob Palmer (Gosling) decides to take Cal under his wing, turning him into a project and helping him navigate the dating scene.
It’s not often a film about soul mates, heartbreak and first love can be turned into a deliciously smart comedy. But after 2009’s quirky I Love You Phillip Morris, Glenn Ficarra and John Requa seemed like the perfect duo to give it a try. Continue reading
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Tagged 2011, analeigh tipton, beth littleford, crazy stupid love, emma stone, glenn ficarra, i love you phillip morris, joey king, john carroll lynch, john requa, jonah bobo, josh groban, julianne moore, kevin bacon, liza lapira, marisa tomei, october, review, ryan gosling, september, steve carell, warner bros.
DIRECTOR: Will Gluck.
CAST: Justin Timberlake, Mila Kunis, Patricia Clarkson, Jenna Elfman, Richard Jenkins, Woody Harrelson, Bryan Greenberg, Nolan Gould, Shaun White, Andy Samberg, Emma Stone.
SYNOPSIS: After Jamie (Kunis) headhunts Dylan (Timberlake) for a job at GQ Magazine, the two become best friends after she spends a lot of time showing LA boy Dylan around the Big Apple. The relationship soon becomes physical and they are left answering that eternal question – can bed buddies be best buddies?
After loving every second of 2010’s Easy A, Will Gluck’s Friends With Benefits had a lot to live up to. It may not be superior to the Emma Stone-starrer, but it sure as hell tries its hardest and for the most part this pays off. With some brilliant back-and-forth from the minute Dylan and Jamie are introduced, it’s clear that Gluck hasn’t lost his touch with recurring jokes on scientology, John Mayer, Harry Potter and the Hudson River plane landing hitting all the right notes. Continue reading
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Tagged 2011, andy samberg, bryan greenberg, emma stone, friends with benefits, jenna elfman, justin timberlake, mila kunis, nolan gould, patricia clarkson, richard jenkins, screen gems, september, shaun white, will gluck, woody harrelson