New Avengers Trailer!

A new trailer has been released online of Joss Whedon’s upcoming superhero movie, The Avengers. The Avengers plot goes something like this, Nick Fury and the international agency S.H.I.E.L.D. bring together a team of super humans to form The Avengers to help save the Earth from Loki & his various membered army (Courtesy of IMDB). The Avengers sees Robert Downey Jr, Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Jeremy Renner, Cobie Smulders and Scarlett Johansson coming together to fight the evil force Loki played by Tom Hiddleston. The Avengers hits theatres on 27th April (UK) and 4th May (USA) and you can check out the new trailer below.

Looks so awesome right? I’m just afraid that they might be showing us a little bit too much, but we will have to wait and see. What do you think? Feel free to tell me your thoughts in the comments below. Thanks again for reading and if you liked this post please feel free to hit that follow and like button to show me some love.

‘Prometheus’ Does TED Talks!

Today the viral marketing campaign for Ridley Scott’s upcoming movie Prometheus. A TED talk has been released with Guy Pearce talking about stuff but it is awesome. Prometheus centres on a group of explorers who are driven to a planet by a clue on how the human race was formed but it ends up with the human race being in extreme danger. Prometheus stars Guy Pearce, Charlize Theron, Michael Fassbender, Noomi Repace and Idris Elba. I can’t wait for this film, there is a lot of doubt surrounding whether this film is a prequel or sequel to Alien, Ridley Scott said that it is just set in the same universe. Prometheus hits theatres on 1st June (UK) and 8th June (USA) an you can check out the promo video below.

What do you think? Awesome right? Feel free to tell me your thoughts in the comments below. Thanks again for reading and if you enjoyed this post please feel free to hit the like and follow button to show me some love.

‘The Avengers’ Gets A New Name & Poster!

The upcoming Joss Whedon movie The Avengers has decided to have a name change to the not so brilliant Avengers Assemble, I think this change in title is only for the UK but I am not sure at this moment in time. Avengers Assemble’s plot goes something like this, Nick Fury and the international agency S.H.I.E.L.D. bring together a team of super humans to form The Avengers to help save the Earth from Loki & his various membered army (Courtesy of IMDB). Avengers Assemble sees Robert Downey Jr, Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Jeremy Renner, Cobie Smulders and Scarlett Johansson coming together to fight the evil force Loki played by Tom Hiddleston. Avengers Assemble hits theatres on 27th April (UK) and 4th May (USA) and you can check out the new poster below.

What do you think of the name change? Feel free to tell me your thoughts in the comments below. Thanks again for reading and if you enjoyed this post please feel free to hit that like and follow button.

84th Academy Award Winners!

I’m sorry I’m late on this story but I live in the UK and wanted to watch the Oscars but couldn’t stay up till 3am because I had work, so I didn’t want to know who won till I watched it and I have just finished watching it. So here are the winners.

Best Picture

The Artist

Best Actor In A Leading Role

Jean Dujardin, The Artist

Best Actress In A Leading Role

Meryl Streep, The Iron Lady

Best Director

Michel Hazavanicius, The Artist

Best Actor In A Supporting Role

Christopher Plummer, Beginners

Best Actress In A Supporting Role

Octavia Spencer, The Help

Best Foreign Language Film

A Separation

Best Cinematography

Robert Richardson, Hugo

Best Art Direction

Hugo

Best Costume Design

The Artist

Best Make Up

The Iron Lady

Best Film Editing

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

Best Sound Editing

Hugo

Best Sound Mixing

Hugo

Best Documentary Feature

Undefeated

Best Animated Film

Rango

Best Visual Effects

Hugo

Best Original Score

Ludovic Bource, The Artist

Best Song

Man or Muppet, The Muppets

Best Adapted Screenplay

Alexander Payne, Nat Faxon, and Jim Rash, The Descendants

Best Original Screenplay

Woody Allen, Midnight in Paris

Best Live Action Short

The Shore

Best Documentary Short

Saving Face

Best Animated Short

The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr Morris Lessmore

It was a very predictable show I think, the only surprise for me was how Hugo won best visual effects over both Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows Part 2 and Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes. Do you agree with the winners? Feel free to tell me your thoughts in the comments below. Thanks for reading and if you enjoyed this post please feel free to hit that like and follow button to show me some love.

Buy A Blu-Ray A Week – USA

Blu-ray To BUY

Hugo – I absolutely loved this movie and I know everyone else who views it will too. Hugo goes back to the birth of cinema in a way that I never would have expected to see, when going into this movie I thought that it would just be a children’s movie but it really isn’t, this is a movie for the whole family and it is pure brilliance. It is beautifully shot with some great shots throughout a vintage train station, of course it was going to beautiful it is done by the phenomenal Martin Scorsese. I can’t describe how much I loved this film, I will be rooting for this film on Oscar night and I hope it swoops all the awards away from The Artist. I would recommend this to anyone, so go out there on Tuesday and buy it.

Blu-ray To AVOID

Johnny English Reborn – When I was younger I used to really enjoy the first Johnny English, as a kids movie it wasn’t dreadful but this one you can feel that this series really didn’t need a sequel. This film seriously fails to capture the amazing talent that is Rowan Atkinson but some people say you will only like this movie if you like Rowan Atkinson which could be true but I love Rowan Atkinson and I hated this movie. I would recommend this to young children but definitely no-one above the age of twelve.

All these titles are released on Tuesday 28th February. What will you be picking up this week? Feel free to tell me your thoughts in the comments below. Thank you very much for reading and if you enjoyed this post please feel free to hit that like and follow button to show me some love.

Buy A Blu-Ray A Week – UK

Blu-ray To BUY

We Need To Talk About Kevin – I never got round to seeing We Need To Talk About Kevin, it wasn’t shown in my local cinema and I was extremely interested in it so I didn’t go out of my way to go and watch it. I kind of wish I had now, I have heard so much good things about this movie, and it was nominated for three BAFTA’s. I will be checking this one out and you should too.

Blu-rays To AVOID

In Time – This has to be one of my biggest disappointments of the year, this had the potential to be great, with Justin Timberlake and Cillian Murphy instead it was a massive flop. I hated this movie with a passion, the story could have been so amazing, the concept was great but they just executed it extremely poorly. The only time I would watch this movie again is if it is the only thing that is on the television. Please listen to me don’t waste you precious pounds on this pile of manure.

Paranormal Activity – I’m probably not the best judge on this film seeing as I detest the shoe Paranormal Activity series and this one is the best of a bad bunch. This film is meant to be scary but I found this film hilarious, I just thought it was funny how it tries to be scary and fails miserably, it does a better job at unintentionally being a comedy than a horror film. It just felt extremely repetitive, everyone loved found footage movies when the first two or three came along and now there are hundreds released with it being very rare that they are at all decent. I would extremely recommend not waisting your money on this incredibly bad movie.

The Three Musketeers – Oh my, there is a lot of bad movies released this week. I mean what can I say about The Three Musketeers, well it is bad, very very bad. It’s filled with poor acting, diabolical action scenes mixed with an extremely messy plot. It seems as though the film makers were attempting to mimic the style and shit quality of the Pirates Of The Caribbean series and they pulled it off but made it seem ten times worse. Please for the love of God don’t go near this movie with a barge pole.

All of the movies above are released on 27th February and as you can see I only recommend one of them. This is an extremely poor week for blu-rays in the UK but what will you be picking up? Feel free to tell me in the comments below. Thanks again for reading and if you enjoyed this post please feel free to hit that like and follow button to show me some love.

Who Really Are The Best Directors Ever? (Part 1)

This is a list of MY top fifteen directors, obviously everyone has different opinions but these are my personal favourites. So lets get started.

15. Brad Bird – Now I know what you are thinking, yes Brad Bird hasn’t directed a lot of films – only four feature lengths – but two of those four are among my favourite movies of all time. Before last year the only films Brad Bird had directed were all animated movies and the best of animated movies, Pixar movies. Brad Bird’s directorial debut was the amazing cartoon The Iron Giant that is a movie that I seriously loved when I was a child. It is an intelligent and playful which is completely charming. This film was the first time I got a glimpse of Brad Bird as a director and I loved every second of it. He then went on to direct one of the best and most exhilarating Pixar movies, The Incredibles. This is one of my favourite Pixar movies because this was the first Pixar film that really drifted away from the typical Pixar formula and Brad Bird made that happen. Next he directed another one of my favourite Pixar movies, Ratatouille. Bar Toy Story Ratatouille is my favourite Pixar film; it is just a complete joy. As always with Pixar the animation is phenomenal along with amazing voice acting and astonishing script writing, it is just an overall masterpiece. Finally Brad Bird directed what I would say his greatest masterpiece, not because it’s his best but because it shows that he really can direct. Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol is my personal favourite of the whole franchise and Brad Bird made it that. This was Bird’s first live action feature length movie and what an amazing job he did. We may need a few more films to just see how great Bird really is but we can expect great things from him.

14. James Cameron – This guy has directed a few more films than Brad Bird with two of his films being the highest grossing movies of all time. James Cameron has directed some truly brilliant films, one of which being The Terminator and Terminator 2: Judgment Day, both of these films really are masterpieces but it is obvious that The Terminator is the better of the two. The Terminator is the greatest sci-fi violent action movie of all time; it is a true monster of a movie with a monster of a character. Both Terminators are among the greatest sci-fi films of all time, these films really made the genre popular to people who weren’t nerds. Cameron also directed the sequel to Ridley Scott’s Alien, Aliens, which is also one of the greatest sic-fi movies of all time. Aliens is a dark, gritty and simply terrifying piece of cinema. As you can see Cameron likes the science-fiction genre that didn’t stop with Aliens he also directed the highest grossing movie of all time, Avatar. I loved Avatar, it may not be one of my all time favourites but it was truly awesome. James Cameron made me believe that 3D can be used to benefit the engagement of a film and I thought that would never happen. Another great momentum from Cameron was of course the second highest grossing movie of all time, Titanic. It has been said that Titanic is the greatest love story of all time, but I disagree. I wasn’t personally a massive fan but I have to admit it was a brilliant piece of cinema that has been beautifully shot with great shots throughout that only James Cameron himself could have done.

13. Francis Ford Coppola – The director of the so-called “greatest movie of all time” The Godfather is at my number thirteen spot. Coppola has made some breathtaking films in his career, my personal favourite of Coppola’s has to be Apocalypse Now, it is one of the greatest war movies ever made. It is a disturbing vision of the effects and shocks that continue to haunt people about the Vietnam war. I actually prefer Apocalypse Now to The Godfather, it was when people actually began to speak the word of Coppola as being one of the greatest film makers of all time. Coppola showed us all with The Godfather series how a gangster film should really be done, he then changed gangster films forever with most gangster films after The Godfather mimicking the beauty and style of Coppola’s films. The films Coppola directed have collectively won 22 Oscars that is an awful lot, of those twenty-two Coppola has won five for himself. I love Coppola’s films I feel as they are all so complete and are all utter masterpieces.

12. Peter Jackson – It seems that Peter Jackson was born to make The Lord Of The Rings he did such a perfect job and was better than anything I could have ever imagined.  The Lord Of The Rings is the best trilogy ever created; all three movies are some of the finest examples of perfection I have ever seen. Lord Of The Rings are what most people know Peter Jackson for and that isn’t necessarily a bad thing, to be honest he hasn’t really done much else apart from King Kong. He directed The Lovely Bones which didn’t get very good reviews and I really didn’t like it. The reason that Peter Jackson isn’t higher on my list is because I feel like he can only make Lord Of The Rings related films but it’s because those films are so amazing that he is on this list. The only film that isn’t Lord Of The Rings that I love that Peter Jackson did was King Kong; I thought it was brilliant if a little slow. It was a great testament to the original King Kong, it felt like the perfect remake that no-one asked for but still loved. I think I need to see more evidence of what else Peter Jackson can do before I completely fall in love with him because I think he has great potential to be phenomenal.

11. J.J. Abrams – This is another director on my list who hasn’t done a plethora of films, J.J. Abrams is probably best known for his direction/production of the Lost series. It’s a shame he is because he has done so much more since that series. My personal favourite movie of Abrams’ so far has to be his new take on Star Trek; I thought it was absolutely astonishing. I’m not usually a large Star Trek fan but when I saw Abrams take on the franchise I fell in love with it, he really sparked a whole new lease of life into that franchise. Super 8 is another brilliant film that has been directed by Abrams and yet again I loved another one of his masterpieces. After watching Super 8 it confirmed what I was thinking of Abrams, he really is just like a young Steven Spielberg, you can really tell that when watching Super 8 and its resemblance to E.T. Mission Impossible 3 is the first film that Abrams directed and it was my favourite in the series until Brad Bird’s fourth installment came along. I feel that Mission Impossible 3 is different from Abrams’ over films; it’s a lot more explosions and action centered whereas the other two are more beautifully shot. I just know that Abrams will grow up making more and more amazing pieces of cinema that I will cherish forever. Abrams says he grew up admiring Spielberg and that really comes through in his films and I reckon in twenty years we will be watching Abrams films thinking that this is the second Spielberg. 

The second part of my list of best directors will be out on Thursday of next week. What do you think of my list so far? Who are your favourite directors? Feel free to tell me all your thoughts in the comments below. Thanks again for reading, and if you enjoyed this post please feel free to hit that follow and like button to show me some love. Don’t forget to check back on 1st March for part 2.