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The King’s Speech (#2 Film 2011)


Extreme Bouncy Balling

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An old mocumentary I made Extreme Bouncy Balling some people found it funny…


Films I watched in 2010

My favourite ones released last year (the list has ones I watched not just released) included:

The Road
Kickass
Inception
The Social Network
Worlds Greatest Dad

Spirited Away (#1 2010)
Franklyn (#2 2010)
Avatar (#3 2010)
The Book of Eli (#4 2010)
Daybreakers (#5 2010)
The Road (#6 2010)
Youth In Revolt (#7 2010)
Up in the Air (#8 2010)
District 9 (#9 2010)
Hurt Locker (#10 2010)
The Crazies (#11 2010)
A Single Man (#12 2010)
Alice In Wonderland 3D (#13 2010)
Crazy Heart (#14 2010)
Shutter Island (#15 2010)
Kick Ass (#16 2010)
Clash of the Titans 3D (#17 2010)
I Love You Philip Morris (#18 2010)
The Ghost (#19 2010)
Repo Men (#20 2010)
About A Boy (#21 2010)
Cemetery Junction (#22 2010)
Iron Man (#23 2010)
Hot Tub Time Machine (#24 2010)
Four Lions (#25 2010)
Dumbo (#26 2010)
Zombieland (#27 2010)
Moon (#28 2010)
Robin Hood (#29 2010)
Watchmen (#30 2010)
The Killer Inside Me (#31 2010)
Greenberg (#32 2010)
Whatever Works (#33 2010)
Shrek Forever After 3D (#34 2010)
Prince of Persia (#35 2010)
Predators (#36 2010)
The Exorcist (#37 2010)
Inception (#38 2010)
Toy Story 3 3D (#39 2010)
Gainsbourg (Vie héroïque) (#40 2010)
Splice (#41 2010)
Scott Pillgrim Vs The World (#42 2010)
The Last Aitbender (#43 2010)
The Last Exorcism (#44 2010)
Piranha 3D (#45 2010)
Worlds Greatest Dad (#46 2010)
Jackass Number 2 (#47 2010)
Where The Wild Things Are (#48 2010)
Buried (#49 2010)
Jonah Hex (#50 2010)
Get Him to the Greek (#51 2010)
The Runaways (#52 2010)
Grown Ups (#53 2010)
Please Give (#54 2010)
The Social Network (#55 2010)
Jackass 3D (#56 2010)
Batman Begins (#57 2010)
The Incredibles (#58 2010)
Megamind 3D (#59 2010)
Fantastic Mr Fox (#60 2010)


Buried (#49 2010)


Where The Wild Things Are (#48 2010)


Films #50-#55 2010

Jonah Hex (#50 2010)
Get Him to the Greek (#51 2010)
The Runaways (#52 2010)
Grown Ups (#53 2010)
Please Give (#54 2010)
The Social Network (#55 2010)


Scott Pillgrim Vs The World

I was lucky enough to get to see Scott Pillgrim Vs The World on Thursday night with a Q&A from the director Edgar Wright. It was a nice change from the usual Cineworld and as it was sponsored by Grolsh came with a free beer! (and cheese).

7.5/10

Goto http://www.littlewhitelies.co.uk and apply for the next night as it is well worth it.


Moon (#28 2010) *Film Night*

The second choice of my first film night at mine ended up being my own choice, Moon. Directed by David Bowie’s son Duncan Jones and starring Sam Rockwell and Kevin Spacey (as a robot)

The slow pace of the film took it out of some of us after the action packed Zombieland before hand, oh and Dumbo before that one. But it’s different to what you now expect from a space film and goes back to basics using models similar to Star Wars and maybe more Red Dwarf to achieve some nice effects.

So with 2 down we still have 4 to randomly draw at the next one.

Mine – Moon
Heathers – Zombieland
Lee –  Drag Me To Hell
Lucy – Step Brothers
Jamie – Pans Labrynth
Jonny – Burn After Reading


Zombieland (#27 2010) *Film Night*

So this was the first official film of the film night drawn at random the choices were (and still are until we finish):

Mine – Moon
Heathers – Zombieland
Lee –  Drag Me To Hell
Lucy – Step Brothers
Jamie – Pans Labrynth
Jonny – Burn After Reading

So the first choice went to Heather with Zombieland

Fast and funny from the start with one of my favourite actors Woody Harrelson and a great cameo from Bill Murray.


Shutter Island (#15 2010)

7.5/10


Hot Tub Time Machine (#24 2010)

I went into this with low expectations and it exceeded them! That’s not saying much as I went in with really low expectations but then it was quite funny and worth seeing it with the unlimited cinema – maybe not if you don’t have the unlimited.

6/10


Iron Man (#23 2010)

6/10


A Single Man (#12 2010)


The Crazies (#11 2010)


Hurt Locker (#10 2010)


District 9 (#9 2010)

By coincidence the 9th film I’ve watched this year is District 9.  A different take to an alien film than you may be used to, which is also set in Africa so not the typical American or another world setting you now expect to find in any alien films.

It starts of as a document

Distric 9 poster


Up in the Air (#8 2010)

So I decided seeing as I have the unlimited cinema that I should try to see all 10 best picture nominated Oscar films. So far I’ve only seen Avatar, Inglorious Basterds (may watch again) and now Up in the Air. I will decide what I think is best at the end. Not that it matters.

Up in the Air poster


Youth In Revolt (#7 2010)

I was worried that the trailers before this all looked really soppy, but although this was bordering on the soppy it had enough of an edge and humour about it. It had Michael Cera from Super Bad pretty much playing the same character as before so you know what to expect really, until his character begins to revolt…


The Road (#6 2010)

Saw this film, love this cover from Little White Lies magazine.

 


Tin Man (SyFy mini series)

I’ve just finished watching Tin Man, a mini series made by SyFy. The series is split over 3 1 and half hour episodes, all of which drag and have quite a few irritations involved with them. I watched in on BluRay and struggled through each episodes waiting for them to finish. I didn’t manage a marathon of them that’s for sure. It’s a “re imagining” of the Wizard of Oz but did they really have the to call it the Outer Zone to call it the O.Z. That’s O-Zee. Really irritating.

The world it’s set was pretty bland, and story confusing as it kept trying to link back to the Wizard of Oz when it didn’t need to. The actually title character Tin Man is called a tin man because he is an ex cop, and that’s what they’re called in the O.Z… Instead of trying to link back I think they should have concentrated on their own story more exciting and made the world more imaginative instead of being held back by week links to the old story.

Some of the positives from it. I liked the small horror bits with the witch that added a bit of excitement, but they were too few and far between to forget the irritating parts and blandness of the show.

One last thing – even the series title annoyed me.


New Year 2010 – watching more films so…. #1 – Spirited Away

This year I am going to try to watch more films, maybe go to the cinema more, do more stuff etc etc Anyway, I will be using this blog to remember the films I have watched and also so I can post images from them as I renewed my sites hosting which gave me a lot more space more than I needed/wanted for a lot more than I wanted to pay!

I now have PlayTV for the PS3 and find myself going through everyday of the week for every channel making sure i don’t miss any of the good shows or films, so now I have accumulated quite a collection of (so far unwatched) series and films. The first film from the list I watched was Spirited Away. I hope to get through some more this weekend.

It reminded me of a modern Wizard of Oz – the lost girl trying to get home, the feel of a different world of its own and the surreal characters helping her along with her journey to get back to the real world with her parents turned back from pigs.

Really creative character designs and animation by Hayao Miyazaki that I think I’ve heard called the Japanese Walt Disney before. I also managed to record Castle in the Sky by him which I had on video when I was a kid. Maybe I will add that to the 2010 list soon.

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