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Wednesday, 16 March 2011

Film Review: Just Go With It

Cert: 12A
Director: Dennis Dugan
Genre: Comedy/Romance
Starring: Adam Sandler (The Wedding Singer), Jennifer Anniston (F.R.I.E.N.D.S.) and Nicole Kidman (The Others), plus Bailee Madison, Griffin Gluck, Nick Swardson and Brooklyn Decker.

Danny (Sandler) is a cosmetic surgeon who pretends to be married to an abusive wife to pull women for one night stands. Palmer (Decker) is a sweet school teacher and the first woman in a long time who Danny pulls without using his unique chat-up technique. Danny believes he and Palmer could have something great until Palmer finds his fake wedding ring. He can't tell her the truth, what kind of guy pretends to be married to get laid? So he creates a fake wife who he's fake divorcing. Unfortunately for Danny, Palmer insists insists on meeting said wife, enter Katherine (Anniston). Katherine works at Danny's surgery and is the one woman who knows about Danny's seedy ways. After some shoe shopping bribery she plays the perfect fake ex-wife, and everything goes to plan. That is until her kids ring and then Danny has a whole fake family to uphold.

It's not the most unique film in the world, it's not the smartest or the most romantic, but it is bloody funny and far better than I was expecting. Danny's fake children in particular just make the film as they blackmail Danny for all he's worth, giving a different meaning to 'Sugar Daddy'. Other great characters include Katherine's fake German boyfriend Eddie (Swardson) and her old 'frenemy' Devlin (Kidman). Just Go With It shows the consequences of lying through a fun script with good character development and some great laugh-out-loud humour. With each lie comes another comedic cover-up but as Danny quickly learns, it's best to Just Go With It...

A Star Is Born Re-make Rumours

Hey guys! I typed this ages ago and forgot to post it but here it is anyway just incase you didn't hear this update:

Classic movie 'A Star Is Born' is rumoured to be re-made with Beyonce as the lead and Clint Eastwood as the director. Surely this can only be good (says the Beyonce fan) but apparently not everyone shares my opinion...



Sunday, 6 February 2011

TV Battle Feature: The Brits Vs The Yanks

Hey people! Today I'm interested to know what you all think about some of the new USA shows that our based on our very own British programmes. For example, there are now American versions of Skins, Being Human and soon, The X Factor. Now I think the
USA version of The X Factor will be a great success and worth a watch, especially if Will Smith, Christina Aguilera, Cheryl Cole, Simon Cowell and many other rumoured names are a part of the show, but will it stay true to our version? Or will it become OTT and what I like to call 'Over-Americanized' like when our Pop Idol became American Idol?

A Film Student's Space: Trailer Time!

A Film Student's Space: Trailer Time!: "Written by Emma King Hey people! Fancy a movie trailer marathon? Click on this link to The Mash Up Mix to see lots of ..."

Saturday, 5 February 2011

Review: Requiem for a Dream

Written by David Clarke

mail.jpgHarrowing. Adjective;

Hard to accept or bear especially emotionally. It's origins come from 12th Century England, 'harrow' meaning to plunder or pillage. 
For us non-historians in the 21st Century it's hard to understand the suffering that the English people must have gone through in the times in which the word harrow first arose in our language. However, today the word is not used lightly and is reserved especially for our experiences that require great effort and fortitude to bear. Watching Requiem for a Dream is one of these experiences. Now it is important to understand that I am not equating watching a fictitious movie to real-life hardships that people witness. However if you are watching movies properly then you will be able to understand what I mean.