It’s back! It’s back! My favourite part of blogging is when I get to talk about horror films. And I haven’t been able to do that for a long while. So, here I am again. Talking shit about scary films. Easing into things, I’ll only put you through short bursts of terrifying torture with some short horror films. I shared some of my favourite short horror films with you way back when and thought it was time to share some more. Short horror, when done well, can provide a few minutes of undiluted tension and fear and also show how effective squeezing a whole narrative into 5 or so minutes. So, I thought I’d do a follow up and highlight some of my favourite quick horrors I’ve come across since my first post!
There is one thing that’s certain with Kong: Skull Island: it’s a lot of fun. Set in the 70s, days after the announcement of the end of the Vietnam War, Government agent Bill Randa (John Goodman) gathers a team of soldiers and scientists to explore the uncharted south pacific island known as Skull Island. Whilst there, they encounter a whole host of strange, almost mythical creatures as well as some vicious predators known as Skull Crawlers. Also, a giant gorilla the size of a skyscraper makes a couple of appearances which is just the tip of the iceberg for the visual sensation that Kong: Skull Island is.
Hugh Jackman’s farewell to the character he’s played for 17 years didn’t hold back; the third Wolverine film and 97th X-Men film gave Jackman a perfect send off and left much to be discussed for the future of the X-Men franchise. At the time of writing, I’ve literally just got back from the cinema so I’m writing this review still reeling from the fantastic piece of cinema that was Logan.
As my uni work increases and the hunt for graduate jobs continues, I’ll be happy when March is over. I have two assignments due in this month and then I can devote all of my time to my dissertation. And then I’m free. Despite my busy schedule, I’ve actually been able to sit down and watch some films which I’m happy about.
SO, one of my favourite things to do on my here blog is participate in Blogathons, especially really cool ones like Two Dollar Cinema’s Mt Rushmore of Movies 2017 blogathon. The rules are simple: take 4 cinematic things you love and tell us why they should be carved into rock for all eternity. Don’t hold back. It’s a chance to talk about something you love so DO IT! For me, nothing beats a really good opening scene. So I’m gonna share some of my favourites, but if that’s not your vibe then make sure you head over to Two Dollar Cinema to find something that is. But first, at least give my picks a chance?
So, it occurred to me recently that, despite occasionally running a film-centric blog, I’ve never told you guys what my favourite films are. Now I could be here for days listing all the films I love and the reasons why, but actually choosing my all time favourites proved quite difficult, but I somehow managed it. It’s not a ridiculously long list but it’s not short; I’ve even compiled some franchises into one choice because things would get silly otherwise. Anyway, here they are, my all time favourite films as of February, 2017:
I got very excited when I saw this week’s Thursday Movie Picks for two reasons: 1) TELEVISION EDITION!!! 2) SUPERHEROES!!! While Marvel dominate our cinema screens and DC try to do the same, superheroes on TV have really taken off so this week’s theme is current and fits well. My picks are going to be a mix of shows that I’ve watched at different stages in my life and have revisited since watching. So without further ado, here we go.
Dr. Robert Langdon once again finds himself in a race against time deciphering symbols hidden within classical art and literature to uncover the secrets and put a stop to the detination of a deadly virus that will cause another black plague and extinguish over half the world’s population. This time Langdon has Dr Sienna Brooks (Felicity Jones) as his sidekick as the two try to out run a team of assassins who are after Langdon across the beautiful Florentine and Venician landscape.
I’ve been really busy in the past couple of weeks but I’ve still managed to blog which is good, I’m glad I’ve kept to my word. The reason for me being so busy is partly uni and partly personal. I’m super excited to announce that my podcast is now live! I’ve been working so so hard on it and I’d love for you guys to give it a listen. It’s a fictional whodunit-style mystery about an internet celebrity going missing. It’s called Who Took Harmony Warren and it’s entirely produced and written by me, there’s a full cast of talented people and I’m really proud of it! So if you’re feeling nice, maybe you’ll give it a listen and let me know what you think?
Best to start with a confession: I haven’t read a single book of the A Series of Unfortunate Events book series, so I can’t compare the tv series to the book. However, I have seen the film more times than I care to admit. And while I enjoyed the film very much, I kind of knew deep down it wasn’t a good adaptation. So when Netflix announced they were adapting it for a series, I knew it was in good hands.