My Ten Favourite Films Seen In The Cinema 2010

The Academy Awards have just passed, which means now is as good a time as any to document my favourite 10 films I watched on a cinema screen in 2010. These sorts of posts are usually found in December (which always seems odd to me, because worthy films are released…

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Oscar Thoughts And Pointless Predictions

In which I pontificate about the major categories at the 83rd Academy Awards because I'm a blogger and that's what we do. (Yes, I can still call myself a blogger, even though I haven't blogged in nearly two months.) Even though I won't be able to watch the actual event,…

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Old Man Moans About New Film 2010

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This is going to sound like an old person complaining about how new stuff is rubbish and old stuff was better, but I hope to make it sound more rational and reasoned than all that. First, I'll talk about my interaction with the old thing before talking about the new…

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Reminiscing On The Karate Kid (The Original)

They will soon be releasing the remake of The Karate Kid in this country, which meant that they showed the original version on television. I thought I should capture some thoughts on it after revisiting it because I have a huge soft spot for it – the film came out…

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Talking About Trailers

What happened to trailers? Or, have they always been as bad as they are now? This is a jumbled mess of thoughts that came into my head after seeing the trailers before Iron Man 2 last weekend. Did I mention that I have seen Iron Man 2 before it came…

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Book: It’s Only A Movie

It's Only A Movie: Reel Life Adventures of a Film Obsessive by Mark Kermode From talking about films a lot, to talking about someone who talks about films a lot for a living. In talking about podcasts I listen to, I haven't mentioned the podcast of Mark Kermode's film reviews…

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The Harry Potter Factor

As I have said before, I really like the Harry Potter films – see the 'Harry Potter' category if you don't believe me – and have subsequently watched them many times. The side effect of this is that, instead of six degrees of Kevin Bacon, all films I watch now…

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Enjoying Films

A little diversion from the thoughts on comic books and various other sundries, on the night before the Academy Awards (which I won't be able to watch, even though I would like to). But it is related to Hollywood. I've mentioned the comic book that I believe was responsible for…

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X-Men Origins: Wolverine Poster Does Not Make Sense

I know I reviewed the film yesterday, so apologies for continuing to discuss peripheral aspects of the movie. I wanted to point out what I thought was a bit of a discrepancy in the movie poster: see the main poster image for X-Men Origins: Wolverine above (I've used the landscape…

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Comparing UK vs US 2008 Box Office

The Oscar nominations have been announced, leading to wailing and keening and gnashing of teeth that The Dark Knight wasn't nominated for Best Film and Christopher Nolan for Best Director. Trying to predict the whims of the Academy is almost impossible (as Niels Bohr said: 'Prediction is very difficult, especially…

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