All posts tagged: film

10 Most Anticipated Movies of 2018: Eddie’s Take

Originally posted on Jordan and Eddie (The Movie Guys):
Annihilation looks set to be a stunning sci-fi experience List compiled by Eddie on 15/01/2018 Bring on 2018 I say! 2017 wasn’t a particularly memorable year for film, so surely we are well past due for a standout movie year? There is of course an abundance of high profile sequels, comic book adaptations and high budget affairs coming our way, as is the case every other year, but after scouring the world wide web I believe these 10 films listed below could truly make 2018 a fantastic year for filmgoers. There’s particularly a lot on offer for the Sci-Fi movie loving crowd and some new exciting projects from some of the industry’s brightest filmmakers such as Damian Chazelle and the long awaited return of Steve McQueen and while it’s hard to say for sure that these directors will hit it out of the ball park, you’d be a brave man to suggest that they won’t. Here’s to a great 2018 of film everyone. Happy reading and happy…

Kingsman: The Golden Circle Review

Originally posted on The MAD MOVIE RANTER:
Manners maketh the ridiculous sequel When their headquarters are destroyed and the world is held hostage, the Kingsmen’s journey leads them to the discovery of an allied spy organization in the US. These two elite secret organizations must band together to defeat a common enemy. Stupid, bonkers, OTT and yet . . . Still highly entertaining. The Kingsman are back BUT better? Well . . . It would help to watch the first one. BUT if you haven’t, it’s not the end of the world (Although YOU MUST! It’s rather bloody good) as quick plot points are skimmed over anyway. I mean, my mind drew a blank in the opening sequence as Charlie (Who? Thankfully there was a quick flashback) ambushed Eggsy (Taron Egerton) in a mental cab chase punch up. I was a little anxious with the frenetic opening. It was too chaotic and, dare I say, silly for my liking. The frantic camera work, the over-indulgent CGI, I feared the worst. The soundtrack was on point…

10 Highly Recommended 2018 Conferences for Young Entrepreneurs

There are many events geared towards entrepreneurs that take place every year. Here are a few that will allow you to network, make friends, and learn something in your fields of interest in one setting. Cost: $250 | New York, Dubai, Los Angeles (Begins in February) SIMPLY Stylist strives to connect fashion, beauty, and entrepreneurial mavens brands and create opportunities to network, inspire, and learn. Ten percent of their proceeds are sent to Love Is Louder. Get 30% off through Redbury. __________ Cost: $200+ | Multiple Cities/Six Continents (February 26 – November) This five-day conference focuses on how social media and technology are changing business, society, and culture around the world. In the past their conferences have consisted of tips on copyright and clearance of content, conversations with influential leaders of the web, and millennials from Forbes’ Under-30 list. __________ Cost: $500-1250 | Austin, TX (March 9-17) South by Southwest features a variety of tracks that allow attendees to cater their experience to their many interests. The 24 tracks of programming include topics within the worlds of film, culture, music, and …

Film Review – The BFG (2016)

Originally posted on Jordan and Eddie (The Movie Guys):
Title – The BFG (2016) Director – Steven Spielberg (E.T) Cast – Ruby Barnhill, Mark Rylance, Penelope Wilton, Jemaine Clement, Rebecca Hall, Rafe Spall, Bill Hader Plot – Orphan girl Sophie (Barnhill) is one night kidnapped by a giant known as the BFG (Rylance) who takes Sophie back to his giant kingdom. Once there, a friendship develops between the two but so does the danger posed by The BFG’s giant enemies lead by the child eating Fleshlumpeater (Clement). “Never get out of the bed. Never go to the window. Never look behind the curtain” Review by Eddie on 5/07/2016 Steven Spielberg doesn’t make “bad” films; even his oft ridiculed 1941 isn’t actually “that bad” and lets just forget about The Kingdom of the Crystal Skull but the Great Beared One’s The BFG is certainly below middle of the road leaning towards downright average Spielbergian fare, which is a great big shame when you consider the seemingly perfectly suited combination of the famed director and author extraordinaire…

District 12

Originally posted on Adventures in Verdance:
Two weekends ago, we took a day to drive to western NC to visit one of the filming locations from the Hunger Games — where District 12 was filmed. To the locals, it’s known as Henry River Mill Village. It’s essentially a ghost town, populated only by tourists and local hikers. We did see a pretty bizarre maternity shoot there, as well. You can find out more about the filming details and the history of the village here. Learn more about unofficial tours and onsite archery lessons here. Here are a few of Mike’s pictures from the day. You can see all of Mike’s pictures here. Here are some of my pictures. Click to enlarge!

Film Review – The Jungle Book (2016)

Originally posted on Jordan and Eddie (The Movie Guys):
Title – The Jungle Book (2016) Director – Jon Favreau (Chef) Cast – Neel Sethi, (Voices of) Bill Murray, Idris Elba, Sir Ben Kingsley, Lupita Nyong’o, Christopher Walken, Giancarlo Esposito, Scarlett Johansson, Garry Shandling Plot – Orphaned as a young boy, Mowgli (Sethi) is raised in the jungle after being rescued by kindly jaguar Bagheera (Kingsley) and given to the care of a wolf pack led by Akela (Esposito) and Raksha (Nyong’o). As he grows older however his life is threatened by vicious tiger Shere Khan (Elba) and Mowgli finds himself banished from the wolf pack and in partnership with honey loving bear Baloo (Murray).  “No matter where you go or what they may call you, you will always be my son” Review by Eddie on 12/04/2016 While it’s never going to be regarded in the same fashion as it’s beloved animated namesake from 1967, or the very book it’s based upon in the form of Rudyard Kipling’s revered novel, Iron Man director Jon Favreau’s well-meaning…

Carol Movie Review

Originally posted on All My Life… I Wanted To Be A Blogster:
Todd Haynes’s Carol takes its source material from Patricia Highsmith’s 1952 novel, written at a time when its subject matter was considered taboo and where its hopeful conclusion was unfathomable to many of the readers. There’s a Hitchcock connection here as Highsmith is primarily known for writing the book in which Strangers on a Train is based, but The Price of Salt (in which Carol is based) tells a lesbian romance in which she used an alias to release it. Sixty plus years later, the film serves as an often engaging and very well acted tale of a different time in which this particular love story was considered toxic. Set in New York City in the 1950s (with beautiful production design and first rate cinematography), Cate Blanchett plays the title character. She’s a well to do housewife with a young daughter going through a rough divorce. Her estrangement from her husband (an always solid Kyle Chandler) is not explored in great depths, but…

2016 Alliance Française French Film Festival

Originally posted on Jordan and Eddie (The Movie Guys):
It’s exciting times for Australian cinema lovers who love their films foreign and in this case infused with the flavour of France as the Alliance Française French Film Festival has kicked off in Sydney and Melbourne for its 27th Annual season from March 1st to 24th. The festival will also be running in other Australian capitals throughout the coming weeks. There are a range of special screenings, Q and A’s and other activities for film fans to enjoy throughout the festivals and for a detailed rundown of proceedings we encourage all readers to click on through to the festivals official website listed here below – http://www.affrenchfilmfestival.org/ We hope you can enjoy some of what the festival has to offer and wish all readers some happy watching ahead! C’EST ICI! 2016 Alliance Française French Film Festival Announces ‘une fabuleuse’ Selection for its 27th Season The nation’s most captivating film event, the Alliance Française French Film Festival, is returning for its 27th annual season in Sydney from the 1st to the…

Get a Job Trailer Drops

Originally posted on iWhatever:
The exploration of unemployment from the comedic lens of millennials is hitting the big screen. Of course we have television shows like “Girls” to turn to for dazed and confused “millennials,” but now we’ll have a film with some top-notch talent. Anna Kendrick and Miles Teller, who filmed the flick way back in 2012, star in Get a Job. We’ve got some great supporting players popping up including Allison Brie (who has How to Be Single hitting theaters this month) and Bryan Cranston (our favorite meth dealing, ex-high school science teacher). From the looks of the trailer, these characters are seriously struggling with everything you and I are worried about, too. Being a 20-something ain’t great, and I think Kendrick and Teller NAILED it. WATCH the trailer and decide if this is a worthy addition to the booming genre of millennial media:

Steven Spielberg in 30 Iconic Shots

Originally posted on The Nostalgia Blog:
I have to say I was a little disappointed when I saw the title ‘Spielberg in 30 shots’ and it wasn’t a video of Steven Spielberg just wasted of 30 shots of Jager. Although after watching this video, I must say, this guy has got chops. Should should keep an eye out for him, I think he’s going places. Enjoy. https://vimeo.com/157222602 p.s. I like the choice of the score from ‘Hook’ for this video. One of his more underrated musical scores.