Tuesday, 7 May 2013

Singin' In The Rain!

Singin' In The Rain

I saw this musical with my mum, in London. It was amazing and I really recommend that you see it because it will blow your mind away! The costumes are great, the actors are great and the singers were amazing!

You all probably know the story line of the film but I will tell you just incase: 

Don Lockwood (Gene Kelly) and Lina Lamont are a famous on-screen romantic pair. Lina, however, mistakes the on-screen romance for real love. When Don and Lina's latest film is transformed into a musical, Don has the perfect voice for the songs. But Lina has no such thing and the company decides to dub over her voice. Kathy Selden (Debbie Reynolds) , an aspiring actress, is asked to do the voice, and Don falls in love with her...

But I am not here to talk about the film! My favourite part of the play is the song 'Singin' in the rain' and if you see it you WILL be amazed, but I'm not saying anymore!
Here is the trailer for the musical:

Also, I have to say, another really great thing about it was the theatre and it's entrance! It's at the palace theatre in the west end! The theatre it's self has really high seats so you get a great view everywhere! The outside of the theatre is great aswell.

Rating: 10/10
Age: 9+
Recommendation: High

Tuesday, 12 February 2013


James Bond: Skyfall

I, being a HUGE James Bond fan, loved this film! It was way better than the one before which I found a bit boring and hard to understand.

When James Bond's latest assignment goes gravely wrong and agents around the world are exposed, MI6 is attacked forcing Em to relocate the agency. These events cause her authority and position to be challenged by Gareth Mallory , the new Chairman of the Intelligence and Security Committee. With MI6 now compromised from both inside and out, Em is left with one ally she can trust: Bond. 007 takes to the shadows - aided only by field agent, Eve - following a trail to the mysterious Silva, whose lethal and hidden motives have yet to reveal themselves.
Javier Bardem

This film was one of the best Bond films! It was really exiting and was different to many of the others! My favourite character was 'Silva' who was played by Javier Bardem. He was really funny but also mean and cunning! My favourite part of the film I cannot reveal however it has something to do with the London underground and an old couple! 

In conclusion, this film was great success and it for filled it expectations! 

Rating: 9.5/10

Age: 12+ (You need to be old enough to understand it)

Recommendation: Really, really high!

A New Addition to my Blog!

Great news, i am going to start reviewing plays and musicals! So you can now ask me to review some plays/musicals although have not seen as many plays/musicals as I have with films!

Sunday, 18 November 2012

The Hunger Games

This review was requested by sugar cupcakes,  also check out her blog at http://aworldawayquestions.blogspot.co.uk/!!!!

The Hunger Games

I am sure that many of you have read the AMAZING book, by Suzzane Collins, and I would advise if you are thinking of reading the book, you read it before you watch the film. 

This film is set in future America, in a place called Panem. Panem is split into 12 districts and the capitol ( It is spelt with an o!!) Each year a female and a male teenager from each district is selected in a lottery to participate in the hunger games. Part entertainment for the Capitol and part brutal revenge, for a past rebelion. The 24 competetors are forced to kill each other to survive while the whole of panem is made to watch it. When Katniss's younger sister, Prim is chosen to fight in the games Katniss volenteers to fight instead of Prim. Katniss and the male competitor, Peeta are put against bigger and stronger competitors, some, who have been training for all there lives...

This film was brilliant! You may be wondering if it is anything like the book, or if they have missed out any important bits from the book and surprisingly they haven't! The book is very long, but somehow they fitted in mostly everything! This film is really exiting and keeps you on the edge of your seat! The actors are great, and so are the costumes! In the Capitol the people dress really extravagantly, with coloured wigs, big dresses and amazing makeup, so I was impressed with how they handled that!

The story-line is amazing, and it touches some issues about about how unfair some people are treated. The people who live in the 12 districts are ruled by one place, the capitol. It shows how powerful a city can get by threatening and hurting people. The games were made to teach the other districts in Panem that there is no way they can fight against the capitol. They can make children kill each other to survive and if you win the games you will live a life of luxury, but you will have to live the rest of your life knowing that you have killed other kids to live like that. In a way I think this film take you back to the Roman ages (which sounds a bit weird), how rich people , the capitol, enjoy watching the less fortunate, the tributes, suffer and die, just like gladiators in the arena. This was shown strongly.

There where some animals created by the capitol in the film, I though they were really clever they were:

  • Jabberjays - Which are mutated birds used by the Capitol to 'record' and bring back full human conversations that the rebels had. When they rebels discovered these birds they sent false information back to the Capitol and the Jabberjays were eventually left to die.
  • Mockingjay - instead of dying the Jabberjays eventually mated with the mockingbirds and created Mockingjays. Instead of repeating conversations like the Jabberjays, these birds repeat sounds and melodies.
  • Mutated Dogs -These were used during the Seventy-Forth Hunger Games. These dogs had their eyes replaced with those of the dead tributes, making it feel like the Tributes were coming back to get them.
  • Tracker jackers -are hornets that track and destroy. In the best cases the poison will just make you delusional; in the worst cases, they could cause death.
  • These animals were fitted into the film really well. I though the mockingjays brought hope to the film and the tributes.

    My favorite characters was Katniss. She was really strong and brave, and I liked the way she always put her family first.

    In conclusion I though this film was a great success and it didn't stray too far from the book!

    Rating: 10/10


    Recommendation: Really high!

    Tuesday, 6 November 2012

    Shanghai Noon

    Shanghai Noon

    This film has my favourite actor... JACKIE CHAN! That is partly why I love this film so much... I have watched it so many times, and I think I could watching loads more times!

     It is set in the late 19th century western. Chon Wang is a clumsy Imperial Guard to the Emperor of China. When Princess Pei Pei is kidnapped from the Forbidden City, Wang feels personally responsible and insists on joining the guards sent to rescue the Princess, who has been taken away to the United States. In Nevada and hot on the trail of the kidnappers, Wang is separated from the group and soon finds himself an unlikely partner with Roy O'Bannon, a small time robber with delusions of grandeur. Together, they find themselves in one accident after another. 

    This film was hilarious! Jackie Chan is really good to watch because you know when he does all his karate a stunt man is not doing it for him! Owen Wilson is best knowen for being in the film like 'Night at the Museum' and 'Marley and Me', both of those film have been a sucsess and I feel that this one was one too!

    I really really really really liked this film and I really think you should watch it!

    Rating: 10/10

    Age: 11-Adult

    Recommendation: Really really high

    Here is it's trailer:

    Link to buy this off amazon! You really should!

    Thursday, 18 October 2012

    The Art Of Getting By

    The Art Of Getting By

    This film is about a boy called George who has made it all the way to his senior year without doing a full day of work. He doesn't see the point of life, school or homework and believes in the quote that you are born alone, die alone and everything else is an illusion. Then he meets Sally, a popular but complicated girl who understands George then feels like there is a reason to go to school and make friends, but still not ready to admit that he actually loves Sally. The school then introduce him to Dustin a successful artist who could help George in finding a meaning in his life, but other distractions start to surface, and he may not be able to graduate from high school.

    I quite liked this film as it wasn't cheesy, but it was good. It has some funny bits , sad bits and romantic parts, it was an all rounder.

    The actor that play George and Sally are both successful, Emma Roberts has been in the film 'Wild Child', 'Nancy Drew' and 'Hotel for Dogs' and Freddie Highmore is best know for being in 'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory' even though he performed  in it when he was about about twelve. 

    I have seen some reveiws about this film which have stated it was really bad and they say it was boring and cheesy so, maybe you shouldn't watch it... I'm not really sure...

    Rating: 5.5/10

    Age: 11-14

    Recommendation: maybe not for everyone...

    The link to buy it off amazon... if you want it

    Tuesday, 9 October 2012

    Notting Hill

    Notting Hill

    This film is about a completely normal man who works in a travel book shop in notting hill. One day when working he notices a world loved actress look at the books in his shop, and again when he goes out to buy some drinks. He bumps into her  and spills orange juice on her. She then accepts his offer to go and get changed at his house as he lived very close to his shop. They get to know each other over a couple of months, but being together with one of the world most famous woman is not easy as the press will do anything for a good picture.

    I loved this film because it was really funny, the story line was not predictable also the actors were good. However there was some bad language, and there are some inappropriate scenes so anyone under the age of 10 should probably not watch this film! 

    In my synopsis I did not mention his welsh room mate, he is really funny and mad so he is my favourite character.

    In conclusion I really think this film is worth watching, so honestly watch it!

    Rating: 8.5/10

    Age: 12-adult

    Recommendation: Fairly High 

    Here is a trailer: