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December 20, 2012 | 08:49 AM |

The Great Gatsby- Trailer

THIS LOOKS PHENOMENAL, and if Moulin Rouge/Romeo and Juliet have anything to go by; it will be. 

May 2013- bring it on!

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November 28, 2012 | 08:06 PM | 3 notes

The Hobbit- Sneak Peak

After a nine year wait, LOTR’s fans rejoice- The Hobbit is here! The above clip is a sneaky peak at the film, with Gandalf giving Frodo an Elvish sword to help him on his way…

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November 26, 2012 | 10:00 AM |

Jack The Giant Slayer- Trailer

In my eyes, fantasy films are always a bit of a risk. Sure some break out of the film closet and change the world as we know it (LOTR, Harry Potter) but some are just plain rubbish (Stardust, I’m talking about you!).

It’s hard to get an impression of ‘Jack’ from the trailer, but immediately you can tell that a hell of a lot of cash has been chucked at the production of the movie. It’s due to be released in March ‘13, around the same time as ‘Oz the Great and Powerful’, so it’ll be interesting to see which one will come up trumps!

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October 31, 2012 | 09:10 AM | 2 notes
Star Wars, Disney?
Star Wars, made by Lucas films, have always had a link with Disney. You’ll know this if you’re a massive Disney geek like me (guilty as charged), or you’ve been to any of the Disney theme parks recently- Star Tours is one of their most loved rides. Hollywood Studios in Florida even have a weekend dedicated to it!
However, just yesterday it was confirmed that Disney have now acquired Lucas Films and that in 2015, there is going to be a Star Wars 7. Really?! Are you being serious? From a fans perspective I have no opinion, I’ve only seen about half of Episode 1 so I don’t count, but from a film fans eye this, sounds, WEIRD. 
There’s already been, in theory, one Star Wars reboot with Episodes 1, 2 and 3. Do we actually need any more? Fans, what do you reckon?

Star Wars, Disney?

Star Wars, made by Lucas films, have always had a link with Disney. You’ll know this if you’re a massive Disney geek like me (guilty as charged), or you’ve been to any of the Disney theme parks recently- Star Tours is one of their most loved rides. Hollywood Studios in Florida even have a weekend dedicated to it!

However, just yesterday it was confirmed that Disney have now acquired Lucas Films and that in 2015, there is going to be a Star Wars 7. Really?! Are you being serious? From a fans perspective I have no opinion, I’ve only seen about half of Episode 1 so I don’t count, but from a film fans eye this, sounds, WEIRD. 

There’s already been, in theory, one Star Wars reboot with Episodes 1, 2 and 3. Do we actually need any more? Fans, what do you reckon?

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October 26, 2012 | 09:10 AM |

IT’S SKYFALL DAY!

After waiting four years since the Quantum of Solace hit the screens (but we won’t talk about that one) Skyfall is finally due to come out of the film closet. I’m due to see the movie this evening, and I cannot WAIT.

Casino Royale just happens to be one of my favourites of all time, so no pressure Craig…

Are any of you going to see Bond in action, or am I just a massive geek?!

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September 19, 2012 | 06:06 PM | 1 note

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey- New Trailer

From LFW to LOTR’s (biggest jump in the history of blogging, ever?) it’s time to talk all things brand spanking new. Shamefully I only saw the LOTR’s trilogy for the first time a couple of months ago, claiming for years that they weren’t my cup of tea, but to be truthful- it’d be bloody difficult not to appreciate how amazingly well put together they are!

To follow on, or should we say precede the last trilogy, the latest starts off with ‘An Unexpected Journey’ which is due out on the 14th of December. Not sure if I’ll be going to see it in the cinema or not (a three hour sitdownathon is a bit long for me!) but either way- it’s going to be a gooden!

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August 16, 2012 | 03:08 PM | 19 notes

Toy Story Short- ‘Partysaurus Rex’

Let’s not lie about this- one of the main draws of seeing a Pixar film in the cinema is to see the shorts, right? I will never forget seeing the cloud and a bird form a friendship before Up! (yes, I nearly sobbed my heart out at that one…) and that’s before we’ve even mentioned the rather strange goat in Boundin’ which featured before The Incredibles- so when I saw that Pixar were going to make another Toy Story short to preview before Finding Nemo 3D- I was EXCITED.

The kind guys at Pixar have previewed ‘Partysaurus Rex’ by revealing this little clip to the world- and it looks hilarous! Hurrah for Pixar, that’s what I say!

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July 14, 2012 | 07:43 PM | 12 notes
'The Amazing Spider Man'- Who's JUST That (Review)
I’d like to make something quite clear before I begin- the last Spider Man trilogy was bloody BRILLIANT. Everybody knows it. The reviews were good, the casting was great and the films made an absolute bomb. However, those who are seeking some sort of visual reenactment of the 2000-era Spidey trilogy should look away now, Andrew Garfield’s take on Peter Parker is entirely different to that of Tobey Maguire’s (and if anything he’s far less moody!).
After coming out of the screening of ‘The Amazing Spider Man’ yesterday, something became immediately clear amongst our group- this new Spidey flick is (prodominantly) for girls. No, really. Andrew Garfield’s geek chic take on Spidey would quite clearly captivate any female audience, whilst all of the real fight scenes didn’t take place until a good ninty minutes in. I’m not going to beat around the bush and say I don’t love a good superhero fight scene (Avengers Assemble, hello?!) but the one thing which orived to be particularly enjoyable about ‘TAS’ was the detail in which we found out about Peter Parker himself, his family, and how the whole spider bite situ effected the poor lad. Furthermore Emma Stone’s performance as Gwen Stacy- Peter’s new love interest, was perfect aside Andrew Garfield’s Peter, and the chemistry the pair had on screen translated perfectly onto the cinema screen. So in short, if you’re inclined to the odd rom-com now and again and you like a solid on-screen couple, then you’ll like this. Guaranteed.
Something which did let the side down was the unconvincing nature of the powers of the super villian- ‘Dr Curt Connors’, who although played greatly by Rhys Ifans, was not developed enough or given sufficient screen time. Was he ever going to have the power to beat Peter? Was he heck!
So, Spider-Man lovers- the ball’s in your court. I absolutely LOVED the new Spider-Man (as much as the 2002 edition) and so did most press reviwers- the majority gave the film a solid four star, but if you’re a purist who adored Tobey’s take on Peter then frankly, this probably won’t be your cup of tea. Others? SEE IT. Now.

'The Amazing Spider Man'- Who's JUST That (Review)

I’d like to make something quite clear before I begin- the last Spider Man trilogy was bloody BRILLIANT. Everybody knows it. The reviews were good, the casting was great and the films made an absolute bomb. However, those who are seeking some sort of visual reenactment of the 2000-era Spidey trilogy should look away now, Andrew Garfield’s take on Peter Parker is entirely different to that of Tobey Maguire’s (and if anything he’s far less moody!).

After coming out of the screening of ‘The Amazing Spider Man’ yesterday, something became immediately clear amongst our group- this new Spidey flick is (prodominantly) for girls. No, really. Andrew Garfield’s geek chic take on Spidey would quite clearly captivate any female audience, whilst all of the real fight scenes didn’t take place until a good ninty minutes in. I’m not going to beat around the bush and say I don’t love a good superhero fight scene (Avengers Assemble, hello?!) but the one thing which orived to be particularly enjoyable about ‘TAS’ was the detail in which we found out about Peter Parker himself, his family, and how the whole spider bite situ effected the poor lad. Furthermore Emma Stone’s performance as Gwen Stacy- Peter’s new love interest, was perfect aside Andrew Garfield’s Peter, and the chemistry the pair had on screen translated perfectly onto the cinema screen. So in short, if you’re inclined to the odd rom-com now and again and you like a solid on-screen couple, then you’ll like this. Guaranteed.

Something which did let the side down was the unconvincing nature of the powers of the super villian- ‘Dr Curt Connors’, who although played greatly by Rhys Ifans, was not developed enough or given sufficient screen time. Was he ever going to have the power to beat Peter? Was he heck!

So, Spider-Man lovers- the ball’s in your court. I absolutely LOVED the new Spider-Man (as much as the 2002 edition) and so did most press reviwers- the majority gave the film a solid four star, but if you’re a purist who adored Tobey’s take on Peter then frankly, this probably won’t be your cup of tea. Others? SEE IT. Now.

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July 13, 2012 | 11:08 AM | 1 note

'Oz- The Great and Powerful': Trailer

I wouldn’t have blamed anybody who would’ve screamed ‘THIS IS TIM BURTON’S HANDY WORK’ in my face after watching this snippet of ‘Oz’. It sure looks like a Tim Burton, they’re acting in that peculiar manner and to be honest- if there was smell-a-vision it’d probably smell like the guy too. Albeit, this is not Mr Burton’s craft- sure it’s Disney, but the film is actually in the hands of Sam Raimi (of the ‘old’ Spiderman trilogy) and to be honest- it feels strange. After all who does weird and wacky better than Tim?

However moving on from the directing… and the casts looks SUPERB. James Franco (in a Johnny Depp type role, in Tim Burton terms…) Mila Kunis, Rachel Weisz, Michelle Williams… they’re a force to be reckoned with. I’ll certainly be giving Oz a try next year, will you?

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July 06, 2012 | 05:05 PM |

Will The Dark Knight Rise Above Spidey?

Within three short days it has been suggested that the ‘Amazing Spiderman’ has done nothing short of incredible and taken a mighty $100m big ones. Considering that the budget for the flick hovers around the $230 mill mark, I think it’s safe to say that Spidey has well and truly earnt his ‘Amazing’ superlative status. Good on ya, swingy.

But Spiderman isn’t the only world saviour due to make his way onto our summer screens- The Dark Knight is due to rise in a couple of weeks. The above clip, which shows off some impressive ‘actions speak louder than words’-style footage, aired this week overseas and inevitably, it’s going to give Mr Swing a real run for his money. At this moment in time (July 2012) ‘The Dark Knight’ sits within the exclusive billion dollar clan, and it’s three-quel closing counterpart is now expected to trump it. It’s a big ask, but it’s doable. Who’s ever bet against Batman, after all?

It’ll be interesting to see come late Summer who’s taken what and where. Most expect Batman to ‘wee’ all over Spidey when it comes to the figures, but I reckon it’s going to be tight (…like my jeans will be by September, I’ll be shoving popcorn in my trap like no tomorrow at this rate). So who’s it going to be, Spidey or the Batmeister? 

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