|Too soon right? Sorry.|
Friday, 22 June 2012
Tuesday, 12 June 2012
The Five-Year Engagement (dir: Nicholas Stoller, 2012) Cert: 15
Here's how it is.
The Five-Year Engagement is too long; clocking in at 124 minutes, it does begin to outstay it's welcome. The film also isn't entirely sure which genre it wants to reside within - first it's a romantic comedy, followed by a gross-out and then becomes slowly rendered by drama. Jason Segel's latest movie does feel a little messy but in all honesty, does it really matter?
In truth, the film's imbalanced nature actually makes it feel more authentic, more human; something that is so easily lost in these 'sorts' (for lack of a better word) of pictures. The processes of engagement to marriage must be fragmented, complicated and stressful, but also greatly rewarding, beautiful and harmonious. The Five-Year Engagement is an absolute delight because of this and due to the unmatchable, utterly fantastic chemistry between the two leads who are undoubtedly two of Hollywood's most reliable performers.
Emily Blunt seems to have fantastic screen charisma with virtually every leading man she's stuck with:
At the end of the day, issues and all, The Five-Year Engagement is one of 2012's best comedy offerings plus it's perfectly acceptable viewing for both genders, couples and singletons. It may not accumulate the same acclaim as Bridesmaids but it's as equally good.
Saturday, 9 June 2012
|"Bane I'm sorry! I really am excited for The Dark Knight Rises! AGGGHHHH!"|
So far 2012 has produced some pretty good movies; pleasant surprises have come in the forms of 21 Jump Street, Goon, iLL Manors and Journey 2: The Mysterious Island, big films have delivered the goods such as The Hunger Games, Prometheus and Avengers Assemble, and to top it off, indie releases have been boss with Martha Marcy May Marlene being a gleaming example of American filmic artistry.
Now in June, we meet the year's half-way mark and the big boys are ready to show their hands. Here's my list of anticipation films ready for release in the next six months in order of excitement...
Friday, 8 June 2012
Now before I start - this list consists of my opinions only - not votes, public poles or any other forms of categorisation. These are the films that I personally believe defined each year between 1990 and 2012.
Right with that out the way, I thought it would be fun to note down the films I believe have truly impacted on each cinematic year for the past 22 years - that's the length of time I have walked and bothered this planet. Each year will be completed by two film choices and once you have read the list, feel free to comment with your own choices or slag off my terrible opinions. Here we go...
(dir: Chris Columbus - USA - 102 Mins - 20th Century Fox)
(dir: Martin Scorsese - USA - 146 Mins - Warner Bros.)
Terminator 2: Judgement Day
(dir: James Cameron - USA - 139 Mins - TriStar)
Thelma and Louise
(dir: Ridley Scott - USA/UK - 129 Mins - Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer)
(dir: Clint Eastwood - USA - 131 Mins - Warner Bros.)
Man Bites Dog
(dir/s: Remy Belvaux/Benoit Poelvoorde - France - 95 Mins - Tartan)
(dir: Steven Spielberg - USA - 127 Mins - Universal)
(dir: Harold Ramis - USA - 101 Mins - Columbia Pictures)
(dir: Quentin Tarantino - USA - 154 Mins - Miramax)
(dir: Tim Burton - USA - 127 Mins - Touchstone Pictures)
(dir: John Lasseter - USA - 77 Mins - Disney/Pixar Animation Studios)
(dir: David Fincher - USA - 128 Mins - New Line Cinema)
(dir: Joel Coen - USA - 98 Mins - Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer)
(dir: Wes Anderson - USA - 92 Mins - Columbia Pictures)
(dir: James Cameron - USA - 194 Mins - Paramount Pictures)
Good Will Hunting
(dir: Gus Van Sant - USA - 126 Mins - Miramax)
(dir: Thomas Vinterberg - Denmark - 105 Mins - Studio Canal)
The Truman Show
(dir: Peter Weir - USA - 103 Mins - Paramount Pictures)
(dir: Sam Mendes - USA - 122 Mins - DreamWorks)
(dir: David Fincher - USA - 139 Mins - 20th Century Fox)
Requiem for a Dream
(dir: Darren Aronofsky - USA - 101 Mins - Artisan Entertainment)
(dir: Cameron Crowe - USA - 122 Mins - DreamWorks)
(dir: David Lynch - USA - 147 Mins - Universal Pictures)
Ichi the Killer
(dir: Takashi Miike - Japan - 129 Mins - Tartan)
(dir: Gaspar Noe - France - 97 Mins - Tartan)
(dir: Stephen Daldry - UK/USA - 114 Mins - Miramax)
(dir: Andrew Stanton - USA - 100 Mins - Disney/Pixar Animation Studios)
(dir: Patty Jenkins - USA - 109 Mins - Newmarket Films)
(dir: Alexander Payne - USA - 127 Mins - Fox Searchlight)
(dir: Mike Nichols - UK/USA - 104 Mins - Columbia Pictures)
(dir: Michael Haneke - France - 117 Mins - Artificial Eye)
(dir: Woody Allen - UK/USA - 124 Mins - DreamWorks)
(dir: Martin Scorsese - USA - 151 Mins - GK Films)
The Devil Wears Prada
(dir: David Frankel - USA - 109 Mins - 20th Century Fox)
(dir: Jason Reitman - USA/Canada - 96 Mins - Fox Searchlight)
Gone Baby Gone
(dir: Ben Affleck - USA - 114 Mins - Miramax)
The Dark Knight
(dir: Christopher Nolan - USA - 152 Mins - Warner Bros.)
Rachel Getting Married
(dir: Jonathan Demme - USA - 114 Mins - Sony Pictures Classics)
(dir: Pete Docter - USA - 96 Mins - Disney/Pixar Animation Studios)
(dir: James Cameron - USA - 162 Mins - 20th Century Fox)
(dir: Christopher Nolan - USA/UK - 148 Mins - Warner Bros.)
The Social Network
(dir: David Fincher - USA - 121 Mins - Columbia Pictures)
(dir: Michel Hazanavicius - France/USA - 100 Mins - The Weinstein Company)
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2
(dir: David Yates - UK/USA - 130 Mins - Warner Bros.)
(dir: Steve McQueen - UK/USA - 101 Mins - Momentum Pictures)
You'll have to wait for the next one...
So did you like the list or is it all total nonsense - let me know below!