All posts tagged: film

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.

Pride, Prejudice & Zombies and The Benefits of FanFiction

Last Saturday I went to see Pride Prejudice and Zombies, which is based on a book by the same name and parodies Jane Austin’s original. The story is pretty much the same; it still has the overbearing mother who is desperate for her daughters to marry rich men and thus avoid the perils of early 19th century landed gentry society. It still has the feisty Elizabeth Bennett who refuses to marry against her wishes. It still questions pre-Victorian society and gives us a view of rural upper class country life. It still has the same themes of women in the 19th century, education, marriage, love and our perception of others. The only difference is that in addition to all of the above, the Bennetts are living in the midst of a zombie apocalypse, where the recently deceased upper class rural Georgians are turning into corpses and eating the brains of the living.