I don't know why suppliers think it is okay to just release a whole lot of movies on the week before the holidays. Okay, I get why they do that, but it isn't very helpful when there's six movies that I want to see but I can only manage three on a Tuesday night. I caught The Pirates! Band of Misfits yesterday (very cool), and I'll be catching Dark Shadows, The Five-Year Engagement and Mirror Mirror tonight. Hick and Jeff Who Lives at Home shall have to wait until next week. I mean, it is already dodgy that I'm watching three movies tonight because I have so much school work to catch up on, and I'm extremely sick at the moment. Ah well, I do a little too much for my own good.
Video of the week...
So this trailer for Mama happened. It has Jessica Chastain with black hair and looking bad ass. Enough said.
Jess at Reel Insight quite liked W.E., and managed not to compare any component of the film to Spanx. Seriously, how my brain works is beyond me.
Somehow, by either drugs, coffee or no sleep, Ryan has managed to post every day for 1000 days. 1000 days. Jeekies.
Alex, probably the list master, has a list of the ten best films about addiction. I love films about addiction myself, so it was nice to see such a complex, interesting list.
The amazing Bonjour Tristesse has just celebrated their second year of being open for business. Go send them some congratulations!
Asrap offers up a pretty good review of Dredd, which I'm totally looking forward to (apart from the fact that it is an R18 here, sadface).
Mettel Ray just watched My Neighbour Totoro, and like me, thought it was just the cutest thing.
Andy reviews Looper, which is probably going to be the highlight of my school holidays.
Courtney reviews Frances Ha over at Anomalous Material, which definitely helped in making me more excited for this film.
What's your favourite modern movie shot in black-and-white?