I’m quite lucky when it comes to the industry I work in. Not only is it a creative environment to be in, I’m also lucky enough to receive the chance to get a first look at a number of things. In this instance, Digital Cinema Media’s #DCMTuesday. These special tuesday screenings have given me a first look at The Place Beyond the Pines and The Great Gatsby in recent months all at some quite stunning locations. The latest DCMTuesday was nice enough to give us creative types a first look at Sophia Ford Coppola’s The Bling Ring. Continue reading #DCMTuesdays Review: The Bling Ring
My recent trip to see Man of Steel was a joyful one but one thing I always look forward to are trailers before the movie starts. I’m a real stickler for making sure I’m on time when going to the cinema specifically not to miss any of the adverts or trailers. It adds to the experience in my mind. Along with my reviews over the coming weeks, I’ll also be writing about the trailers that have caught my attention and added themselves to my list of things to watch over the coming year. Continue reading Unlimited Trailers: Gravity
The superhero genre of movies has undergone a big change over the last 10 years. Spiderman was the first movie to break the mould in 2002 and set the tone for what we now take as the formula of a modern superhero movie. It’s odd to think that not that long ago, the brilliantly campy horror that was Batman Forever was the epitome of a superhero movie from the 90s. Come the 00s, there was a notable shift in the way superheroes were presented. The idea of making characters more human and providing us an insight into their origin stories were a fresh take for the new millennium. Continue reading Unlimited Review: Man of Steel
I’ve decided to give myself a challenge. My employer gracefully provides us with a £200 annual allowance for all things cultural. Last year, I used it to fund the costs of my holiday to visit America for the very first time and this year I thought I’d use it to get me doing something regular and help feed the creative side of my brain.
With that £200 allowance, I decided to sign up to Cineworld’s Unlimited membership scheme and use it to fuel a cinema allowance. I’ve always liked watching films and whilst I’m not the biggest cinema chain fan, Cineworld is one of the nicer ones that don’t charge through the roof for a standard ticket and medium popcorn!
Over the coming weeks, I’m going to be profiling my tastes and revealing what movies I’ve decided to see and write a mini review. My initial thoughts are to do this on a weekly basis, but this all depends on which movies are out and whether my schedule permits.
In my reviews, I’ll also be talking about the trailers shown before the movies and what about them has piqued my interest into wanting to see them when their release date comes.
Let me set the record straight. I know nothing about Baseball. I know nothing about American sports. I never feigned an interest to watch American Football after I first saw The Blind Side but this weekend, I watched Moneyball, and boy am I aching to find out more about Baseball. Continue reading I’m No Baseball Fan, But Moneyball Has Certainly Turned Me Into One!