To misquote Bananarama it’s a Cruella, Cruella summer. (My review is here.) First of all let’s start at the end. There is a mid-credits scene which sees Cruella (for she is Estella no longer) have two dalmatian puppies delivered: they are the offspring of one of the dogs she kidnapped from the Baroness after one… That Cruella ending (and beginning) Read More
“Zombieland – Double Tap” trailers and does the family that slays together stay together?
Zombieland was a bit hit ten years ago, and now the four – Tallahassee (Woody Harrelson), Columbus (Jesse Eisenberg), Little Rock (Abigail Breslin), and Wichita (Emma Stone) – are back. The threats are different now: evolved zombies. Fractious family relationships. Hippies. Elvis. Here’s the synopsis: “Through comic mayhem that stretches from the White House and… “Zombieland – Double Tap” trailers and does the family that slays together stay together? Read More
Pushing The Envelope At The Oscars 2017
At other awards shows this would mean B listers in dresses so high-cut they can’t even wear underwear. But this year while the Oscar frocks were surprisingly demure, the postal delivery service left a lot to be desired. The Mix Up As everyone should have heard by now, La La Land was announced as the… Pushing The Envelope At The Oscars 2017 Read More
After The Baftas
The Baftas – or to give them their official title, the EE British Academy Film Awards, were held last night in London’s Royal Albert Hall with the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, otherwise known as Princess Kate and her husband, in attendance. And yes I was there! Well my selfie was, thanks to a Twitter competition held… After The Baftas Read More
Those Oscar Nominations From B-Z
I was at the cinema watching Live By Night, and after what seemed like several days emerged blinking into the sunlight, feeling let down and deflated. Then I saw the Oscar nominations and felt let down and deflated. Oscar nomination day means the usual wailing about expected shoo-ins being left out, or under appreciated indies being ignored… Those Oscar Nominations From B-Z Read More
BAFTA Award Nominations Are Out And Hello Again Amy Adams!
Once The British Academy of Film & Television Arts awards (the BAFTAS) were held after the Oscars, by which time everyone was bored with awards ceremonies and the designers had literally run out of nice dresses, so hardly anyone famous actually went. Every now and then a bona fide Hollywood megastar would put in an appearance… BAFTA Award Nominations Are Out And Hello Again Amy Adams! Read More
La La Land 4.5 stars
La La Land is an absolute joy, to watch and to listen to. It was probably the most fun two hours I’ve had at the cinema since a really excellent first date back in 1987 with the friend of the guy I was meant to meet but who didn’t turn up (Reader, I didn’t marry… La La Land Read More