Films

Film Trivia Friday: So how does Inception work again?

Really enjoyed this one from the film trivia archive: [ba-quote]There are 399 questions asked in the film, including “tag questions” (i.e. – “Subconscious is motivated by emotion, right?”). Cobb leads all characters with 113, followed by Ariadne (93), then Arthur (44). [/ba-quote] I was obviously aware that there were a lot of questions when I…

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Despicable Me 2: Everyone should have minions…

Saw the new Despicable Me film last night with a girl friend. So. Much. Fun! I mean we were the only ones there without kids, which was odd but to be honest I still feel like a kid 90% of the time so it didn’t bother me. Boyfriend wasn’t fussed about seeing it so we…

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Film Trivia Friday: The paintings that influenced Avatar

Another one from main man James Cameron’s Avatar: [ba-quote]Though he is not credited in the film, several locations look very similar to paintings by English surrealist Roger Dean, most notably his works “Floating Islands” and “Arches”. [/ba-quote] I had a look online for some of Roger Dean’s paintings and it’s true – the resemblance is…

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Bling Ring – Another Sofia Coppola hit

I loved this film. I knew I would – it was one of those films that hooks you in fro the first trailer and you just know, deep down, that it’s going to be brilliant! The fact that I have a teeny girl crush on Emma Watson may have influenced it slightly… but only slightly.…

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Beautiful Creatures – a beautiful disappointment

When I saw the trailer for Beautiful Creatures at the beginning of the year I was dying to see it. It looked like the kind of Twilight-esque film I’d enjoy: boy meets girl, girl meets boy, they fall in love, oh my god she’s got magical powers, no one approves, they don’t care, the end.…

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Me, Myself and Irene: How did I miss this?

Seriously! How? How did such a funny, original and brilliant comedy just slip past me?! Thank god for Boyfriend. He’s been educating me on al the classics I’ve been missing. First it was There’s Something About Mary, which I adored. Now it’s Me, Myself and Irene, which is pure, Jim Carrey genius. And next on…

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Film Trivia Friday: World War Z extra storyline

Today’s film trivia come from Brad Pitt’s apocalyptic thriller World War Z: [ba-quote]A storyline that was deleted featured Gerry’s wife having an affair with the para jumper from the helicopter from the rescue scene earlier in the film. [/ba-quote] This film was pretty complicated as it was, jumping between the US, South Korea, Nova Scotia,…

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Film Trivia Friday: Creating the Na’vi language in Avatar

Loving this one from James Cameron’s Avatar: [ba-quote]The Na’vi language was created entirely from scratch by linguist Paul R. Frommer. James Cameron hired him to construct a language that the actors could pronounce easily, but did not resemble any single human language. Frommer created about 1000 words. [/ba-quote] I think anyone with the skill required…

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Film Trivia Friday: Notting Hill Alternative Ending

Today’s film trivia comes from that classic rom-com we all love, Notting Hill: [ba-quote]As he explains in the published screenplay, in Richard Curtis’s original conception of the story, Honey (Emma Chambers) was a worker in the record store across from his bookshop and Anna’s romantic rival for his affections. The film would have ended with…

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World War Z – scarier than expected

World War Z was definitely scarier than I expected it to be – the fast-paced zombie style creatures instilled the same dread as those in Danny Boyle’s 28 Days Later and the deliberately shaky camera-work just threw you in head first from the outset. But World War Z has thrown up a question for me…

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