Animalia

I watched Tangled (2010, Dir. Nathan Greno and Byron Howard) this afternoon and even though I’m not a huge fan of Disney films, I really enjoyed this one. It had all the modern qualities of the 21st century Disney films, making it humorous for all ages, whilst preserving the traditions of the nearly 200 year old German fairy tale. The graphics by Disney and Pixar are always improving and developing and this was clearly evident in Tangled. I recommend for anyone after a light-hearted, magical film.

I saw the Hangover Part 2 (2011 Dir. Todd Phillips) yesterday and surprisingly it lived up to the first film’s success. I had my doubts as many know sequels never exceed the originality of their first film, but this was another highly amusing hangover from hell, that had the whole cinema howling with laughter from beginning to end. The fast-paced hilarity was once again present and excelled in every way possible. The embarrassing revelations were back with a vengeance as Stu relives memories of a gay encounter from the night before, you find yourself cringing like never before! From listening to a radio 1 interview with Bradley Cooper (Phil) and Ed Helms (Stu), the possibility of another film is not out of the question and with only one single member of the wolf-pack left, I’m hoping for an outrageous Stag-do courtesy of Alan.

This is the official first trailer for the new Muppet film due to be released later in the year. By injecting a bit of Jason Segel genius into this classic, I predict that this film will be a hit not only with the younger audiences but with older ones too.

Long-haired boys are beautiful and this film always makes me smile

From revisiting the world of short film, I discovered the director and photographer Andrew Paynter. He has worked with some of the biggest names in the industry such as Adidas, Apple, 3.1 Phillip Lim, and more. His directing skills have created some brilliant pieces of art as well as advertisements. This music video above, displays an inspiring use of his surroundings to create maze like scenarios for the protagonist we are following. Paynter’s focus on shapes created by shadows, is somehow clean and fresh. The use of black and white makes the variety of shapes made by the buildings and their shadows seem quite clinical. I really enjoy his style.

Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter

To follow up my previous blog on the rumours heard about the quirky and indifferent ‘Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter’ title, to be released in 2012, further information has been found! An all time personal favourite and known for all things crooked and bizarre, the director of this motion picture will be… Tim Burton!

http://www.channel4.com/programmes/3-minute-wonder/video/series-3/episode-1/anna

Whilst working on my own 3 minute wonder, I came across Luke Fowler’s series on the channel 4 website. His use of intimate cinematography, engages the audience, making them feel like they are in the room. His delicacy and attention to detail, that would be missed in everyday situations, successfully personifies the room. The delicate nature of his work is enhanced by the use of old camera, that blur around the edges.

Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter

The concept: His mother has been murdered by vampires and now Abraham will stalk the night to seek revenge.

Thats one mixing bowl of the fantastical and legend to grasp anyone’s attention! Whether you’re questionable or excited, look out for this controversial take on a pillar of history, set to be released in June 2012 and currently being filmed since the beginning of March by Fox.

Read more here:

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1611224/

I don’t want to live in a world where Harry Potter films are not being made and I can not count down the days to escape the daily grind and enter a world of magic both dark and light.
This is the first poster to be released for the final Harry Potter movie, it was published a few weeks ago but seeing as I studied this book today, I thought it was fitting to comment upon it now.

I don’t want to live in a world where Harry Potter films are not being made and I can not count down the days to escape the daily grind and enter a world of magic both dark and light.

This is the first poster to be released for the final Harry Potter movie, it was published a few weeks ago but seeing as I studied this book today, I thought it was fitting to comment upon it now.

I watched Sucker Punch this evening and it left me indifferent. I applaud the imaginative concepts of worlds within worlds and imaginations within imaginations, however I longed to see the real world and how Baby Doll distracted her enemies in reality. The brutality towards the end between Blue, Amber and Blondie, really shocked me and worked as a catalyst to kick the film into overdrive. I think a widescreen, surround sound experience of this film, (seen in the cinema) would do it the justice it deserves and allow the audience to indulge in the fictional world’s the characters present with their minds. What caught my attention the most was the score. It features brilliant covers, mashups and a classic from Bjork. The film opens with a Eurythmics cover of Sweet Dreams by Emily Browning, the scene it accompanies has no dialogue but is full of fast paced violence and sets the tone of the film. Brilliantly married together the scene and track throw the audience into a dark world.