I don’t think anyone knows how much I love this man!
Rita, Sue, Bob and Sue (1987) is a brilliant British comedy/drama about two Yorkshire school girls that have a sexual fling with a married man – it already sounds hilarious.
GEEK FACT: Maureen Long, who had an unspoken role in the film was attacked by the Yorkshire Ripper in real life but thankfully survived.
GEEK FACT: Riz graduated from Oxford University with a degree in Philosophy, Politics and Economics and then later enrolled into London’s Central School of Speech and Drama.
In the year 2044 time travel has not yet been invented. But in 30 years it will have been…
The futuristic action thriller Looper, which took audiences by storm with a tantalising twist on time travel, will be available on DVD and Blu-ray from 28th January 2013. For your chance to win 2 copies of the blu-ray, which features Bruce Willis, Joseph Gordon Levitt and Emily Blunt, please answer this question.
Who directed Looper?
Note: You must be 15 or over to enter and the competition ends at 12pm on Sunday 10th February. The winner will be notified by return email.
Spring Breakers is about four college girls (Selena Gomez, Vanessa Hudgens, Ashley Benson and Rachel Korine) who land in jail after robbing a restaurant in order to fund their spring break vacation. After being bailed out by a drug and arms dealer (James Franco) they have to do some dirty work to make it up to him.
Spring Breakers hits our screens on April 5.
It’s cold and it’s snowing outside so thought I’d share my list of Sunday Snow Films with you! If you haven’t seen any of the films below, I suggest you sit your ass down with your laptop and a bucket of popcorn and get ready to laugh, cry and scream…not all at the same time though.
1. Misery (1990)
2. Gremlins (1984)
3. Elf (2003)
4. Fargo (1996)
5. The Shining (1980)
6. Child’s Play (1998)
8. Into the Wild (2007)
9. The Day After Tomorrow (2004)
10. Last Holiday (2006)
WILDFOX COUTURE nailed it with their art direction this season.
Tom Hanks is one of my favourite actors of all time. This guy can’t do any wrong in my eyes. The fact that Fao Schwarz has still got that giant piano from the film Big in their store nearly 20 years after the film was released is pretty damn impressive. Check my Top 10 Tom Hanks Movies!
The ‘Burbs (1989)
The Terminal (2004)
Forrest Gump (1994)
Catch Me If You Can (2002)
Cast Away (2000)
The Green Mile (1999)
Toy Story (1995)
Turner & Hooch (1989)
Calling all Drizzy fans! Movie Geeks has teamed up with Wiener World to give away 3 DVD copies of Aubrey Graham’s latest documentary Drake: Successful. The film looks at the incredible rise of the teen actor turned rap superstar.
For a chance to win just answer the following question correctly.
Please leave your name and answer in the comments box below.
Drake: Successful is out on DVD and Blu-ray on the 7th May and for more information on the film please visit the official site www.wienerworld.com
Note: The competition ends at 12pm on Sunday 13th May and the winner will be notified by return email.
If someone gave me money to set up my own film night, I would show classic films around trendy locations in London. Don’t you think that’s a good idea? Of course it flippin is and that’s why I’m letting you guys know about the Rooftop Film Club.
The Rooftop Film Club is where you can watch classic, cult and recent releases on three of London’s most beautiful rooftops including; Queen of Hoxton in Shoreditch, The Roof Gardens in Kensington and Netil House in London Fields. How awesome is that? Oh and it’s the perfect place for a first date *wink, wink, nudge, nudge*! Tickets are only £10 and the cinema is open 5 nights a week Sunday through to Thursday.
Yes, the trailer has finally arrived with Gordon-Levitt looking even more weird than he does on the film poster. Looper is an action/sci-fi set in the year 2042 (that must explain Gordan’s over plucked eye brows). Sorry, they keep distracting me! Anyway, this film is all about time-travel that is only available to those with the means to pay for it on the black market. When the mob wants to eliminate someone, they send their target back into the past, where a hit man known as a ‘looper’ is waiting to finish the job. Joe (Gordon-Levitt) is a hired gun man, and he does his job well – until the day his bosses decide to “close the loop” and send Joe’s future self (Bruce Willis) back in time to be killed…get it?
If I had to sum this film up in one word, I’d say it was ‘interesting’. I say that because I found out a lot of new things about Bob Marley’s life that I never know before. Did you know that his late mother Cedella fell pregnant with him when she was 16 and his English father was 60? I know, that was a shocker to me too. But the most ‘interesting’ thing about this film was that it was produced by Ziggy Marley. It starred Bob’s daughter Cedella Marley but none of his other 11 children. The fact that Julian, Stephen, Rohan and especially Damian weren’t in the film was a big disappointment in my opinion.
Other than that, the film does what it says on the tin. It focuses on Bob Marley’s musical career, the struggles he faced being mixed race in Jamaicia, the Rastafarian movement right through to his death. It is a great film that will undoubtedly move you in some way or another…as well as make your ass numb after sitting down for 2.5 hours. Marley is certificate 15 and will be out in cinemas across the UK on Friday.
Every time I hear this song by the Barenaked Ladies I can’t help but think of Jim stripping off in his bedroom…then his dad walking in, lol.
American Reunion hits our screens of the 5th May but I think I might just wait for the dvd – eekh!.
GEEK FACT: American Reunion was the film that popularized the term “MILF” – I love that.
I can tell you that my pal Wretch is definitely Movie Geek! I always used to get him to review films for me and he flippin loved it. I guess a free film with your mates and some popcorn isn’t a bad deal really, is it?.
Oh and just incase you’ve not been around a computer or a TV since Saturday you might have missed Wretch 32′s Adidas advert. He is starring alongside David Beckham, Example, Keith Lemon and more in the new “Take the Stage” advert for Adidas. The track was produced by the super talented Wizzy Wow.
***OUT ON DVD***
This Must Be The Place (15) ***THIS WEEKS ONE TO WATCH***
The Cold Light Of Day (12A)
Titanic 3D (12A)
***OUT ON DVD***
Bill Cunningham New York (12) ***THIS WEEKS ONE TO WATCH***
Captain America (12A)
Breaking Wind (15)
The Dictator – Trailer #2 (18th May) I can’t wait to see this!
Rise of the Guardians (30th November)
How I Spent My Summer Vacation (11th May)
Safety Not Guaranteed (TBC)
Total Recall – Teaser (22nd August)
The Samaritan (TBC)
American Reunion (2nd May)
Battlefield America (TBC)
Despite the Gods (TBC)
Yes sir, Michael K Williams is going to play ODB in the film Dirty White Boy. It is a film about his later years, when he was preparing to make a comeback after his three-year stint in prison. The story is actually pretty crazy when you think about it. A 22-year-old Vh1 production assistant named Jarred Weisfield managed to talk his way into becoming Jones’ manager and, despite Ol’ Dirty’s drug struggles/mental problems, Jarred actually got his career back on track. There’s going to be a lot of pressure on Michael from the Hip Hop critics but I’ve seen him in Gone Baby Gone and Brooklyn’s Finest so I know that he’s going to kill it.
GEEK FACT: Jarred Weisfield sold Vh1 a show on Ol’ Dirty while he was working there as a PA. Then he convinced Vh1 that he knew the rapper when he didn’t and sold them the show. He then went to visit ODB in prison where he pitched him the show.
How can this clip not make you laugh?
I love all of these films equally. They’re all inspiring and heart wrenching at the same time, which is one of the main reasons why I love this genre so much – I’m sad, I know.
1. Ray (2004)
2. The Pursuit of Happyness (2006)
3. Monster (2003)
4. The Kings Speech (2010)
5. What’s Love Got To Do With It (1993)
6. I Love You Phillip Morris (2009)
7. The Fighter (2010)
8. Freedom Writers (2007)
9. Milk (2008)
10. American Gangster (2007)
GEEK FACT: Aziz is going to play the voice of Squint in the 3D animation flick Ice Age: Continental Drift. He’ll be starring alongside Ray Romano, Queen Latifah, Jennifer Lopez, Seann William Scott, Drake and Nicki Minaj.
I don’t normally blog stuff like this but gosh Lina Sands is the best Angelina Jolie look alike that I’ve ever seen! Lucky cow!
Lina is a spanish actress who has been living in the UK for the last 8 years studying acting. Now she is working with Susan Scott, an agency that has Kate Middleton and Prince William lookalikes on their books as well as a dead ringer for Queen Elizabeth.
***OUT AT THE CINEMA***
My Week With Marilyn (15) ***THIS WEEKS ONE TO WATCH***
Dream House (15)
Money Ball (12A)
Take Shelter (15)
The Deep Blue Sea (12A)
***OUT ON DVD***
Horrible Bosses (15) ***THIS WEEKS ONE TO WATCH***
Cars 2 (PG)
Robin Williams is one of my favourite actors of all time so I thought I’d share my top 10 films with you. Oh and these are in no particular order, so don’t judge me. Okay, maybe Mrs. Doubtfire is my favourite.
1. Mrs. Doubtfire (1993)
2. Dead Poets Society (1989)
3. Good Will Hunting (1997)
4. Jack (1996)
5. Jumanji (1995)
6. Patch Adams (1998)
7. One Hour Photo (2002)
8. The Birdcage (1996)
9. License to Wed (2007)
10. Bicentennial Man (1999)
I caught up with J.Cole earlier on this week and he told us that he’s a huge fan of Guy Richie, hence Snatch being one of his favourite films of all time. Snatch was released in 2000 and the film starred Benicio Del Toro, Brad Pitt, Jason Statham, Vinnie Jones, Dennis Farina and more.
J.Cole is currently in the UK supporting Tinie Tempah on his tour and he’s doing a series of gigs around the country. If you’re a fan of hip hop pick up his debut album Cole World: The Sideline Story – “That’s the hook right thurr”.
GEEK FACT: Snatch grossed a total of £12,137,698 in the United Kingdom and $30,093,107 in the United States – small change!.
This week a lot of people have been talking about Childish Gambino around the office so I had google this kid. Then realised that’s it’s actually Donald McKinley Glover. If you didn’t already know he’s an American actor, writer, comedian and musician. He’s starred in the comedy shows 30 Rock, Human Giant (alongside Aziz Ansari), Community (alongside Ken Jeong and Chevy Chase) and is even starring in The Muppets which comes out later on next year.
This kid is one to look out for in 2012 so don’t say I didn’t tell you.