Archive for the Film Category

Mr Turner – trailer

Posted in Art, Film, Movies with tags , , , , , , , on August 26, 2014 by dc

Mike Leigh’s ‘Mr Turner’ is released in UK cinemas on the 31st October.

Ten of the most amazing movie stunts ever

Posted in Film, Movies, Stunts with tags , , , , , , , on August 25, 2014 by dc

I spotted this online today and enjoyed it so much I thought I’d post it here and share it – it’s a compilation of movie stunts called (quite simply), ‘Top 10 Stunts of All Time’ – enjoy:

Hot Tub Time Machine 2 – trailer

Posted in Comedy, Film, Movies with tags , , , , , , on August 17, 2014 by dc

I love a stupid comedy. Dumb & Dumber is one of my all time favourite films and I can’t wait for the sequel in November.

As daft comedies go, 2010’s Hot Tub Time Machine was up there. It wasn’t great, but it had plenty of belly laughs and sat somewhere inbetween a Farrelly Brothers film and a Will Ferrell vehicle – except maybe not quite as great as that sounds.

I didn’t expect a sequel though. It did well at the box office but I still didn’t see a sequel coming. John Cusack seemingly didn’t like the idea either, so he’s jettisoned – but I still think the trailer below looks pretty funny – it seems like a bit of mess but I still chuckled – see what you think:

Hot Tub Time Machine 2 is out in the US and the UK this Christmas.

Robin Williams – illustration

Posted in Art, Comedy, Film, TV with tags , , , , , , on August 13, 2014 by dc

Like so many I was saddened to hear about the passing of Robin Williams this week. As a small tribute I decided to dedicate an illustration to his memory. A sombre, wonky ‘thank you’ for all the laughs…

Robin Williams

The Imitation Game – trailer

Posted in Film, Movies with tags , , , , , , , , , on July 22, 2014 by dc

Forthcoming film, The Imitation Game follows Alan Turing, the pioneer of modern-day computing and the man credited with cracking the German Enigma code, and his team at Britain’s top-secret code-breaking centre, Bletchley Park, during World War II. The film stars Benedict Cumberbatch as Turing and also features, Keira Knightly, Mark Strong, Rory Kinnear and Charles Dance. Check out the trailer below:

The Imitation Game is out in UK cinemas on the 14th November and a week later in the US.

RIP James Garner

Posted in Film, Movies, TV with tags , , , , , , , , on July 20, 2014 by dc

james garner

When my Dad and I used to go and watch Tranmere Rovers now and again in the early 90’s (usually on a Friday night) the team ran out to (and still do, I think) the theme tune from The Rockford Files.

It was a tradition that supposedly started sometime in the 80’s when their Friday kick-off coincided with The Rockford Files starting on TV – a jokey reminder that fans could have been tucked up at home in the warmth of their living rooms watching James Garner strutting his stuff as the iconic TV private eye, Jim Rockford.

It’s one of my favourite TV theme tunes, and whilst I’ve only ever seen about a dozen episodes (there were a whopping 122), it holds a special place in my heart:

Of course, by the time of The Rockford Files (which was made between 1974 and 1980), James Garner was already a star with dozens of Hollywood film appearances to his name. Washington Post TV critic Tom Shales once said Garner, “embodied the crusty, sardonic and self-effacing strain of American masculinity”, and legendary auteur, Robert Altman (who worked with him on the 1980 comedy, HealtH) once said, “I don’t know anyone in the business with his charm and charisma who can act so well.”

James Garner died yesterday aged 86. He leaves behind him huge body of work that includes incredibly popular TV shows like The Rockford Files and Maverick and countless hit films including, The Great Escape, Victor Victoria, Grand Prix, The Fan and Move Over, Darling.

Rest in peace.

Christopher Walken doodle

Posted in Art, Film, Movies with tags , , , , , , , on July 19, 2014 by dc

Christopher Walken

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