Posts tagged Film
Posts tagged Film
Jennifer Lawrence falls onto the stage and into our hearts as she goes to collect her Academy Award for Best Actress.
The 22 year-old became the second youngest lead actress to take home the coveted gold statue and reminded us all why we love her when she met the press backstage after receiving the award. Baffled by a journalists question about ‘how she prepared for the day’ she replied ‘I had a shower…’, before admitting she’d had a little dutch courage ‘I did a shot!’
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So so excited for this film!
So it’s here, the most romantic day of the year: Valentines Day. A great day if you’ve got that special someone in your life, no so great if you’re on your own. If you’ve managed to survive the barrage of red roses, chocolates, champagne and sexy lingerie that have been exploding from shops since the end of January, then there’s just one thing left: the day itself. As a single lady myself I’ve decided to make a list of 5 fictional men I’d like to spend today with:
5. Gale Hawthorne
As suggested by my friend Gem, I’ve decided to start this list with Gale from The Hunger Games. What could be more romantic than spending Valentine’s Day deep in the forest, whilst a wild turkey (caught by the man himself) roasts on an open fire? Gale is fearless and knows how to take care of himself. I think we’d have a great time.
4. Prince Eric
I had to include a Disney Prince somewhere on this list and Eric has always been my favourite. First of all he’s a Prince, what more could you want? But he’s always seemed to me, to be the coolest Prince. I mean, he’s not throwing Balls to find a wife like that guy in Cinderella and he’s not self-obsessed like the Beast. He’s just a genuine guy. A date with him would involve dinner at the palace, followed by a romantic stroll on the beach with his dog. No need to worry about small talk, because you’ll be serenaded by a bunch of underwater characters. Delightful.
3. Damon Salvatore
The Vampire Diaries’ Damon is my third potential Valentine. He’s older and sexy as hell. He’s got that swoon-inducing smoulder down to a fine art and although his age may suggest an old-fashioned gentleman, he’d definitely be a lot of fun. I imagine on our date we’d grab a bite to eat, before heading to a bar to drink and dance, winding up the night at his place. Sure he might take a chunk out of your neck for dessert, but really the danger’s all part of his appeal.
2. Nate Archibald
Okay, so Nate is probably not the obvious Gossip Girl pick, but I’m honestly in love with him. Sure he may not be the best conversationalist, but I really think he’d treat me right. On our date, we’d probably have dinner at an expensive, but understated restaurant in the West Village and then head back to his to watch a movie. I feel like dating Nate would be very simple. We wouldn’t need to do much. I’d probably even start watching sports. Now that’s love.
1. Noah Calhoun
I’m not sure I really need to explain this one, but here it goes. Noah Calhoun is possibly the ultimate date. He can cook, he can build houses, he fought for his country and he’s probably one of the most romantic fictional men around. Our date would be an exact re-enactment of any of his dates with Allie, storms and all. He could cook us dinner and we’d talk or we could go out on the lake to see the swans, before rushing home in the rain or we could go to the movies and dance in the street on the way home. I’m really not fussy. Either way it would be perfection.
So this is kind of amazing.
Another day, another Hunger Games trailer! This latest instalment marks 50 days to the start of the 74th Annual Hunger Games and it cannot come soon enough.
The trailer expands on what we’ve already seen in previous videos and also indicates some possible plot changes. For instance, we see Katniss giving her famous Mockingjay pin as a gift to her sister Prim, when in the books the pin was given to Katniss by her friend Madge before she left for the games. I’m not sure how I feel about this but, as long as it’s only one of the minor changes made, I’m not sure it makes much difference.
We also see Caesar Flickerman (Stanley Tucci), the interviewer who presents the participants to the nation before the games begin and more of Cinna (Lenny Kravitz), Katniss’ stylist, who places the Mockingjay pin on her outfit, where it will become her trademark. Both look pretty impressive, as do the new shots of the Capitol. But again the thing that really stands out is Jennifer Lawrence in what looks to be an excellent performance of the stoic Katniss. She’s going to kill it.
I cannot wait.
So I’m really late in posting this, but I’ve been ill and away the last week. Anyway here are my first thoughts about The Hunger Games official trailer:
Also my sister and I just made our granddad read the first book and he’s hooked. He pretended like he wasn’t, but he’s already asked to read the next two books and is pretty keen to come see the film when it’s out. I wonder how many 75 year-olds read and liked Twilight?
I also wonder if the amount of times I will watch this trailer from now until March will break some kind of record…
Yesterday I went to see ‘Crazy Stupid Love’. It was the perfect blend of funny, sweet and sexy that you would expect.
It tells the story of Cal, whose wife tells him at dinner that she wants a divorce. Devastated he goes to drown his sorrows at the local bar, where he meets Jacob, a professional ladies man. Jacob takes Cal under his wing, transforming him into smart, fashionable guy. The pair of them go through the film, picking up girls and end up teaching each other about love and life.
Although predictable in parts, there were some surprises and at times it was hilarious. My one negative is that we didn’t see enough of Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling. Ultimately it’s a great way to spend an afternoon and definitely worth a watch.
Also, if I wasn’t already, I’m now crazily, stupidly in love with Ryan Gosling.
I cannot wait for this film! Jennifer Lawrence is going to be amazing.
May the odds be ever in your favour…
Yesterday I went to see ‘Tangled’, it was brilliant. The film tells the story of Rapunzel with all the Disney charm you would expect. With flawless animation, an excellent musical score and a touch of magic, it was one of the best Disney films I’ve seen in a long time.
The above picture from where Rapunzel and Flynn were watching the lanterns was probably my favourite part. It was beautiful.
It ended a little differently to what I was expecting, but in true Disney style you left the cinema feeling very warm and fuzzy. I loved it.