Apart from the fact that the title of this film reminds me of Gavin, it was really really funny. Written by the guys who did Shaun of the Dead it included loads of British actors. I won’t give much away as half the fun for me was going ‘OOOOh, look it is them’. However it did have Bill Bailey in it as a copper which was great. Best line of the film:
“It’s alright Andy, it’s only bolognaise“
There was also one bit of the film where, in a packed audience, only I laughed. If you want to know what that bit was then drop me an email or comment. It was rather rude.
I really recommend you go and see Hot Fuzz, a great British film that makes our police look much cooler than the Americans.
Other films I want to see when they come out:
- Pirates of the Caribbean: At Worlds End – due out in May
- Magicians – staring David Michell and Robert Webb as magicians who try to put their career back on track after an on-stage accident cuts a woman’s head off.
- The Illusionist – Quite a dark plot based on the trailer of a magician who uses his powers of illusion to win the lady he has fallen in love with, who happens to be engaged to the Crown Prince, causing political ramifications.
A Simpsons movie is also coming out soon and there is going to be another Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle movie – although I am not sure I want to go and see that.
I went to the cinema this afternoon with Rosie. She had mentioned ages ago that she wanted to see Happy Feet so when we found out that there were going to be advanced previews we just had to go.
The film is about a group of penguins who, in order to find a mate, sing to each other. Singing is a large part of their culture. However when Mumble is hatched he finds that he can’t sing a note. However he can dance…
Featuring songs such as Boogie Wonderland, Leader of the Pack and Queen’s Somebody to Love this was very much a jukebox musical. Recognising the songs was half the fun of this film. Rosie was crying with laughter by the end.
On Saturday James, Roz, Becky, Dave and I went to Exeter’s new Wagamama for lunch, I had the yaki soba, before going to see the new James Bond film Casino Royale at the Picture House.
Casino Royale, published in 1953, was the first in the series of Bond books by author Ian Flemming. The film stars Daniel Craig who takes over from previous Bond, Pierce Brosnan.
It took me a while to recognise him as Bond but once that was out the way the film became very enjoyable. I wasn’t sure if he would make a good Bond however by the end of the film I was fully convinced.
The film was less based on action and explosions and more on Bond’s interaction with the other charactors. However I am still upset about what they did to the brand new Aston Martin.
My overall impression was that this has reenergised the otherwise flagging Bond brand and should set the scene for future Bond films.
In the evening Roz and Becky cooked a fantastic roast chicken. Damo and Dave B came round for dinner and then we played many rounds of Scrabble ending with ‘rude word’ Scrabble at two in the morning.
I subscribe to an online DVD rental service called lovefilm. They send me DVDs in the post which I watch and then send back to them in a pre-paid envelope. They have a huge selection including all the classics and all the new releases.
They have given me the opportunity of recommending friends to the service. Each friend I recommend will get four weeks free DVD rental. I figure that this is about 8 or 10 free movies.
If you are intrested then drop me an email or leave a comment on my blog and I will send you the details. I will need to know your email address so that I can make you a special code.
I went to see Superman Returns with Becky, Dave, Rosie and Nick on Thursday evening.
We started the evening off by eating some Mexican food at Chiquito. I had a Santa Fe wrap followed by a waffle toffee crunch sundae for desert. We all agreed that we were absolutely stuffed by the time we had finished.
Then we went over to the Showcase cinema where we sat down in a fairly empty cinema to watch the 9.30pm showing. Visually the film was impressive but I wasn’t that keen on the ending. I don’t know much about the Superman series so I shall now be adding some more films to my lovefilm queue.
I have just finished watching Donnie Darko. Lovefilm sent it to me late last week and I decided that tonight would be a good time to settle down and watch it.
Donnie Darko is a psychological thriller about a boy who, at the beginning of the film, is told that the world is due to end in 28 days by a giant demonic rabbit. The film then goes on to explore themes such as mental illness, the physics of time travel, love and an ironic look at life in the American school system.
I found the film intriguing to watch. It has a strange, possibly sad, ending that does in some respects explain the rest of the film. It reminds me of Vanilla Sky in the way that you gain some understanding of what the Director was trying to accomplish only at the very end.
Becky, Dave and I went to see Pirates fo the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest this evening at the Showcase Cinema, Bristol. We caught the 7.30pm showing and I must say that for a Thursday night the cinema was pretty full up.
The film itself was as excellent as I thought it was going to be. It at least matched the swashbuckling of the first film and added a bit of yo ho ho to the mix. All the main characters from the first film are back, sometimes in very different circumstances! Twice during the film I thought that the story line jumped about and didn’t fully explain what was happening but it was easy to work out what was going on. There was one moment which reminded me of the film Highlander. See if you can work out what it was.
Also I must say that you need to stay to the *very* end of the credits
The cinema didn’t really meet my expectations and is not very good compared to say the Vue at Cribbs Causeway or even the Odean in Bath. The popcorn was very expensive and really not that nice. We also noticed during the trailers that the surround sound kept on cutting in and out. The main film was only shown in sterio. We complained at the end and they gave us free tickets so we are going to go back and see Superman Returns – and take our own food and drink.
I watched the film I, Robot last night with Becky and Rosie. We had fish ‘n’ chips from the chippy near Becky’s new flat and we also had ice cream with chocolate sprinkles. I think the film was ok but it didn’t really go anywhere. You could have probably predicted the ending. I think I would like to read the book now and find out if that was any better.
I booked tickets to see Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest at the Showcase Cinema in Bristol on Thursday 8th July (the day it is released)! I am going with Becky and Dave. It should be fun and popcorn filled. Swashbuckling adventures ahoy. Arrrrr. Splice the main brace!
Walk down the right back alley in Sin City and you can find anything.
Last night I watched Sin City on DVD that I rented from LoveFilm.com. It was a strange film with a story line that wasn’t as predictable as the majority of films on the market at the moment. I enjoyed the converging storylines and the way it was filmed was quite different from any other film that I have seen before.
I have watched a number of Quentin Tarantino films before such as Pulp Fiction and Reservoir Dogs so I am used to his style, however I will have to add some more Frank Miller and Robert Rodriguez films to my LoveFilm.com queue.