Monday, September 24, 2012

October Baby

Certificate: 12A  Director: Andrew Erwin and John Erwin Cast: Rachel Hendrix, Jason Burkey, John Schneider and Jasmine Guy Distributor: Provident Films and Samuel Goldwyn Films Running Time: 107mins

Hannah (Rachel Hendrix) is a 19 year old student who suffers from many things including asthma, epilepsy and depression, when during her debut in the school play she collapses on stage and is rushed to hospital. At the hospital she has a meeting with her parents (John Schneider and Jennifer Price) and her doctor to discuss what is causing all her problems, when her parents finally tell her that she is adopted, and not only was she adopted but that she was the result of a failed abortion!!! Which starts to make Hannah question everything about herself as you would expect.

After the revelations from her parents we find Hannah down by a lake where her best friend Jason (Jason Burkey) finds her, after talking to him and just get everything off her chest with the help of Jason she talks through all her options and settles on one . . . . . to find her birth mother.

Obviously her parents aren't happy about the idea but Hannah goes anyway. So she joins the road trip with Jason and his friends who are on their way to New Orleans for spring break and they are passing through Mobile, Alabama where Hannah was born. Also along on the road trip is Jason's girlfriend Alanna (Colleen Trusler) who for some reason doesn't like Hannah, and they come to blows one night when they are forced to share a room together at the motel that they were staying at which leaves Hannah leaving in the middle of the night and Jason finding her walking along the road the next morning.

When they arrive in Mobile they find out that the hospital that Hannah was born in had closed down but they decide to break in anyway, that leads them to being arrested for breaking and entering. When Hannah breaks down and explains everything to the police officer he decides to help her after he remembers dealing with the clinic that Hannah's birth mother went to get the abortion from and he remembers one of the nurses who worked there and she just happened to be the one to have signed Hannah's birth certificate.

After getting the address for the nurse Hannah heads out to find the nurse, Mary (Jasmine Guy) who tells Hannah everything about what happened with Hannah's mother, the failed abortion, the birth and what happened afterward, which leaves Hannah with so many different emotions running through her head and with the address of her birth mother. When Hannah goes to see her birth mother it doesn't go well and to make matters worse her dad is waiting for her when she get out of the office angry and ready to take her home.

When she gets home Hannah ends up at a church where she lets go of all her emotions to a Priest (Rodney Clark) who guides Hannah on the path of forgiveness not just to her birth mother, to her parents, Jason and herself.

I really like this film, i cried towards the end i couldn't help myself, but it is such a good film about life as we follow Hannah on her journey. I loved watching the relationship between Hannah and Jason grow into something more and was so glad when he broke up with his horrid girlfriend. There are some great bits that involve everyone on the road trip whilst they are in the van which include Jason's friend Truman and Truman's cousin B-Mac

I would definitely recommend watching October Baby

Review: 4/5

Friday, September 21, 2012

Beautiful Creatures Trailer

If you haven't read the book by Kami Garcia and Margret Stohl, the story is set around two people in love Ethan and Lena (Alden Ehrenreich and Alice Englert), not very original but the difference in this is that Lena is a Castor, a witch basically but are linked through their family history. When Lena moves to a small town in the south she meets Ethan (the story is set from his point of view) who can't wait to get out of his small town, they connect as soon as they set eyes on each other. dark secrets start to emerge about their families, their history and their town.

I really like the books so can't wait to see it develop on screen  and see some of the characters come to life like Ethan's best friend Link (Thomas Mann), Amma (Viola Davis) and Lena's cousin Ridley (Emmy Rossum). The film is being directed by Richard LaGravenes who directed The Fisher King and P.S I Love You.

The trailer look really good,so i hope it lives up to what i think as a fan it should be like, because when you are reading something you start to picture what it looks like in your head so i hope I'm not disappointed, but i can't wait to go and see it. The film also stars Emma Thompson, Jeremy Irons and Kyle Gallner. So check out the trailer below and read the book before you go and see the film.

The film is set for release on the 13th February 2013

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Marvel Avengers Assemble Box Set

Six movies one box! What could be better?

With the release of the amazing Avengers Assemble on DVD and Blu-ray there of course is a box set with all the movies that make up the Avengers story. I loved the Avengers Assemble and all the other films in the series especially the first Iron Man film i think Robert Downey Jr is great a s Tony Stark and in Avengers his scenes with Mark Ruffalo's Bruce Banner/Hulk were some of my favourite as well as the incident between The Hulk and Loci (if you have seen the film you will know what i mean) is one of the best made me laugh so much.

The box set include Iron Man, Iron Man 2, Incredible Hulk, Thor, Captain America: The First Avenger and of course Avengers Assemble for roughly £30 depending on where you get it from. If you haven't already bought the other films in the collection its a great deal because you basically getting all the films for £5 way more than what they would cost individually so its a great deal.

The cheapest i have found the box set was for £29.97 on Amazon so it will be going on my wish list.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Trailer

In honor of Tolkien week and the 75th anniversary of The Hobbit the new trailer has been released.

Martin Freeman takes on the role of Bilbo Baggins who sets out on the epic adventure to save the Dwarf kingdom from the dragon Smaug (Benedict Cumberbatch). After being approached by the wizard Gandolf the Gray (Ian Mckellen) Bilbo finds himself on an adventure with thirteen Dwarfs as their journey takes them through the treacherous lands of Middle Earth. Where Bilbo's life changes forever when he meets Gollum and his 'Precious' gold ring which is tied to the fate of Middle Earth that is beyond what anyone knows.

Reprising their roles with Ian Mckellen are Elijah Wood, Orlando Bloom, Andy Serkis, Ian Holm, Cate Blanchett, Christopher Lee and Hugo Weaving. Joining the cast on the epic journey as well as Martin Freeman as Bilbo Baggins, Richard Armitage as Thorin Oakenshield, Evangeline Lily as elf Tauriel and Benedict Cumberbatch as the dragon Smaug.

Peter Jackson is back again directing the epic adventure with Guillermo del Toro, Fran Wlash and Phillipa Boyens joing Jackson to co-write the screenplay and adapting the brilliant book.

The trailer looks really good gives great snippets into the adventure a head, Martin Freeman looks great as Bilbo not to mention Richard Armitage as the dwarf Thorin, plus seeing faces from the Lord of the Rings trilogy back as well is making for a epic adventure.

I loved Lord of the Rings trilogy and really looking forward to seeing the hobbit when it return and really excited to see Martin Freeman taking on the role of Bilbo Baggins and Ian Mckellen back as Gandolf. So excited to see this at Christmas!!

The Hobbit An Unexpected Journey is set for release on the 14th December

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Now is Good Trailer

Tessa (Dakota Fanning) is diagnosed with a terminal illness, and at 17 she still has a things that she wishes to do and her doctor tells her to do everything she ants to do before she dies. After putting together a list of all the things she wants to do and with the help of her best friend Zoey (Kaya Scodelario) she sets out to do everything that she thinks a teenager should experience including taking drugs and losing her virginity. But what she doesn't expect is to fall in love with her new neighbor Adam (Jeremy Irvine) which proves to be the greatest experience of all. Whilst Tessa is trying to deal with living the last few months of her life, her parents and younger brother are also trying to deal with their loss in their own way.

The film is based on the book 'Before I Die' by Jenny Downham which i am currently reading before i watch the film, it looks really good, only just started the book but i already know that its going to make me cry. It kind of reminds me of 'A Walk to Remember' by Nicholas Sparks, but it looks like a good film, apart from Dakota Fanning's British accent sounds a bit weird.

The film also stars Olivia Williams, Paddy Considine and Patrick Baladi and was directed by Ol Parker.

When i go and see this film i will definitely be bringing a box of tissues with me cause i think i will be needing them and if you don't want to cry then i wouldn't recommend going to see this.

The film is set for release on the 19th September and don't forget your tissues.

Saturday, September 15, 2012

The Oranges Trailer

The film centers around two families, the Walling's (Hugh Laurie & Catherine Keener) and the Ostroff's (Oliver Platt & Allison Janney) who are best friends and live next door to each other on Orange Drive. There relationship changes when Nina Ostroff (Leighton Meester) returns home after a bad break up, instead of starting a relationship with the Walling's son Toby (Adam Brody), she starts a relationship with David Walling (Hugh Laurie) the father of her childhood best friend Vanessa (Alia Shawkat) and her parents best friend which throws both familys into upheaval.

The trailer is hilarious, i love Hugh Laurie hes a brilliant actor so i am really looking forward to seeing this. Plus i really like Leighton Meester and i love Adam Brody from The OC, i can't forget Allison Janney from Juno and The Help.

The film is released on the 5th October.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Sorry i haven't been posting anything in the last few weeks but got a lot of stuff to post :D