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21 June 2012

100 Film Facts About Me Part 1


I have saw on a few blogs compiled lists of 100 facts about them. Well, here is part 1 of 100 facts film related about me. I would like to thank Cinematic Corner and Cinematic Paradox for their lists as it is what inspired this post. (Check out their great blogs also). Let's get started. 


1)    Although not my favourite film of all-time, if I were to choose a film to watch for the rest of my life it would be Singin in the Rain.

18 June 2012

The Kid (1921) -Second Review-


Directed & Written by Charles Chaplin
Starring: Charles Chaplin, Jackie Coogan, Edna Purviance
Genre: Comedy, Drama
USA
B & W, 60 Minutes

Verdict: Emotionally sincere, and full of whimsical comedy: The Kid still holds up today as a touchingly  beautiful work of silent cinema.

15 June 2012

2012 Goal Checklist -Half way-

Remember at new years 2012 I set myself targets as a film buff for my film life and blog? Well, now that we are now in the middle of the year, I thought I would check up how I am doing so far on achieving these targets. Read the post here. Now let us take a look as to how I have done so far.

12 June 2012

Alone in the Dark (2005)

Directed by: Uwe Boll
Starring: Christian Slater, Tara Reid, Stephen Dorff
Genre: Horror, Fantasy
USA
96 Minutes


Verdict: Just plain boring and not even fun to watch to make fun of for being so bad: that is what Alone in the Dark is like. It is neither scary nor entertaining, and plays out as a messy and inept film.

09 June 2012

Goon (2011/2012)

Directed by: Michael Dowse
Starring: Seann William Scott, Jay Baruchel, Alison Pill
Genre: Comedy, SPort
USA
Colour, 92 Minutes
Verdict: While it is not very funny as a comedy, there is some slight charm to this Ice-Hockey comedy, which is due to the performance of Seann William Scott.

06 June 2012

John Carter (2012)

Directed by: Andrew Stanton
Starring: Taylor Kitsch, Lynn Collins, Willem Dafoe
Genre: Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Action
USA
Colour, 132 Minutes

Verdict: Although not as horrible as I expected, John Carter tries hard to be a fun-filled action fantasy film, and fails in the end while replicating many other films in the past. There are some nice jokes, but the wooden characterisation and messy pacing ruin the film as a whole.

05 June 2012

22 Greatest Musical Numbers in Film

 
 Ahhh musicals. There are critics who despise them and hate the genre in film, but how can one hate a complete genre? Especially when films such as Chicago, Singin in the Rain and The Sound of Music exist in the genre. I thought it would be interesting to compile some of the best musical numbers in film in both sound and how the songs appear on film. Here they are:

04 June 2012

Summer Plans and Blog Changes

Summer has arrived, schools are out (well some of them) and I am now reclining and sitting back to watch some movies. You may have noticed (if you are not a new to this blog) that I have radically changed the layout. I am at the moment mainly using a template, but it may change soon. For this summer I have some new ideas and changes to this blog and plan on exploring a wide variety of films.

03 June 2012

Encounters at the end of the World (2007)


Directed and Written by: Werner Herzog
Genre: Documentary
USA
Colour, 99 Minutes

Verdict: Werner Herzog has made almost as many documentaries as he has fictional films, and his documentaries most certainly have a cinematic element to them. Encounters at the End of the World is one of his best documentaries as he explores the wonders of Antarctica and its fascinatingly beautiful areas,  revealing more than just gorgeous landscapes.

01 June 2012

Prometheus (2012)

Directed by: Ridley Scott
Starring: Noomi Rapace, Michael Fassbender, Guy Pearce
Genre: Sci-Fi, Thriller, Adventure
USA
Colour, 124 Minutes
*No Spoilers Guarenteed*
Verdict: For fans of the original Sci-Fi classic, Prometheus may seem a disappointment and lacks the engaging suspense and chilling atmosphere the Alien franchise is famous for having. However, it is not entirely bad and has a great soundtrack, cinematography and a solid female lead.

May in Review


The month of May has been a busy and hectic month for several reasons. First off, it’s the time of year when everyone is busy with schoolwork whether you are in High School, College or University. Now, all of my work is complete (very happy about that). Secondly, I have been unable to review many films, but I have certainly watched a lot. Now that summer is here, I thought it was time to change the blog around, and now I have a different layout, new archiving and a new review layout method. Here is an overview of May in the movies.
 

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