I call big blockbuster fillums movies. Otherwise they're films to me. I go to the pictures or flicks still. Never been to the movies.
Saw Harry Brown a couple of weeks ago. Think Get Carter with a pension book on a sink estate and you're there. It's all a bit bleak but great performance by Sir Micheal. I'm glad I saw it but not one if you're after happy viewing.
Also saw Adventureland. A coming of age tale set about a young college graduate learning about life and love working the summer at the the eponymous Adventureland theme park. Gentle and occasionally funny, it's a teen flick with heart.
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Meh.I'm old fashioned. I watch films. Well fillums to be precise.
I'm old fashioned. I watch films. Well fillums to be precise.
went to see this yesterday. I have read some of the books and hated them. this was a lot of fun, lots of action, good chemistry between Holmes and Watson, great to look at and a funny dog. what more do you need for a holiday film.
I went to see this with Junior B at the Leicester Showcase, which was undoubtedly the poshest shiniest picture house I've ever been to. It was digital 3D as well.
James Cameron has undoubtedly made some great cinema - Terminator 1 and 2. Aliens and ahem Titanic. Also some less successful clunkers - Abyss and True Lies.
How does this match up?
Well, if you can get past the "Dances with Aliens" storyline - and i reckon some people will have real problems with some of the Pocahontas stylee mysticism - then what you are left with is possibly the most visually stunning and beautiful film ever committed to celluloid (see what i did there). Frame after frame of gobsmacking visuals, and really quite wonderful.
Yes fans will undoubtedly recognise some aspects of the design from their album covers and many of Cameron's tics are also there - particularly referencing back to Aliens.
I loved it. Storyline notwithstanding and plotline holes not withstanding, all the budget was up there on the screen and, given this had the potential to be an enormously expensive turkey, it wasn't.
One of those rare occasions when you leave the cinema thinking WOW!
Ta. I'll give the hot dogs and popcorn a miss then.
Happy New Year film fans. Lang may her lum reek.
best film of 2009: Let The Right One In
worst film of 2009: Avatar
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