Monthly Archives: December 2009

Still Feeling Blue

A real treat today – it’s my birthday and so it’s great to hand the site over to someone who actually knows about film while I put my feet up with the residue of some Christmas Pud, Brandy custard and … Continue reading

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Disaster

I knew that Avatar 3D would have a lot to answer for – it does and it comes in the shape of a big deadly toothy bunch of prehistoric piranha. Never mind the gorgeous moon of Pandora, now we can … Continue reading

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Doug Liman – Filmmaker and Blogger

I’ve been interested in Doug Liman for a while but my curiosity with him grew when I discovered that he is a blogger – Doug blogs about his job, his interests and frustrations, the people he meets, his unusual experiences. … Continue reading

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London Film Critics Circle announce their nominations

The London Film Critics Circle announced their nominations this afternoon. I am delighted to see some recognition for Duncan Jones for Moon, although why Sam Rockwell, the lead, doesn’t feature is beyond me. As is why Moon isn’t considered a … Continue reading

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Avatar – Welcome to Pandora

There’s a problem with Avatar – watch it in 3D and you will be absorbed by that world to such an extent that, 160 minutes later, the plug will be pulled. You will be unceremoniously dumped back into a reality … Continue reading

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Clash of the Trailers – Titans, Iron Man 2, Prince of Persia

If escapism is what you’re after, you won’t have long to wait after the special effects of Avatar have worn off and you’ve recovered from Sherlock Holmes’ punches. The trailers are coming thick and fast for next spring’s blockbusters – … Continue reading

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An Education – the beginning of the awards season

The nominees for the Golden Globes were announced today by Justin Timberlake (among others) and, while the absence of some names disappointed, the inclusion of other names was a consolation. One in particular – Carey Mulligan. Back in the cold … Continue reading

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Brothers – A Family Affair

Brothers, a Jim Sheridan film, stars Jake Gyllenhaal, Tobey Maguire and Natalie Portman. It opened on 4 December and took third place in the box office on its opening weekend. You can read some thoughts of mine on Brothers – … Continue reading

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