Monday, January 20, 2014

The Blacklist

I know that my blog up until this point has been about film but recently i have been getting into a lot of different TV shows and this tends to happen this time of year there are very few film releases and TV is back after its Christmas hiatus and i have developed a slight netflix addiction.

Any way one of the shows i was most looking forward to returning is The Blacklist and it didn't disappoint. If you haven't watched the first series you should it was brilliant and a must watch. I don't want to give away to much but the story revolves around Red Reddington (James Spader who was nominated for a Golden Globe for the role) is one of the FBI's most wanted criminals and decides to hand him self over in order for him to take down criminals on his 'list' but with a catch, he will only work with Elizabeth Keen (Megan Boone) for some unknown reason that does become evident as you follow the story along.

The show also stars Ryan Eggold who plays Tom Keen, Elizabeth's teacher husband who seems to have some mystery about him, Harry Lennix as Harold Cooper the head of the FBI unit, Diego Klattenhoff as Donald Ressler who has been trying to catch Red unsuccessfully for years and Parminder Nagra as Agent Meera Malik the CIA agent.

I don't want to give to much away but it is a deffo must watch even if you are not a fan of 'crime' or 'detective' shows it is definitely worth a watch.

The Blacklist started back in the US last week and is due back on Sky Living int he UK soon.

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Oscar Nominations

So the Oscar nominations were announced today not much of a big surprise after the Golden Globes as they tend to be similar nominations but getting an Oscar is way better than a Golden Globe. Its the best of the best and is the one i look forward to every year.

I think the 'major/big' awards are going to be battled out between American Hustle, 12 Years a Slave and Gravity, they are going to be big winners this year, but you never no, there could be a major upset. I think the Matthew McConaughey and Jared Leto should win best Actor and Supporting Actor for the Dallas Buyers Club.

What i was surprised about is the lack of nominations for Mandela Long Walk to Freedom i would have thought there would have been one or two nominations for this especially for Idris Elba as well as Emma Thompson not getting a nod for Best Actress for Saving Mr Banks. But everybody is going to disagree on the nominations every year.

Full List of Nominations can be found at the Oscars website

But here are the 'Big Awards' and who i think should win.

Best Picture
American Hustle
Captain Phillips
Dallas Buyers Club
12 Years a Slave
The Wolf of Wall Street

Winner: 12 Years a Slave

David O Russell (American Hustle)
Alfonso CuarĂ³n (Gravity)
Alexander Payne (Nebraska)
Steve McQueen (12 Years a Slave)
Martin Scorsese (The Wolf of Wall Street)

Winner: Steve McQueen

Best Actor
Christian Bale (American Hustle)
Bruce Dern (Nebraska)
Leonardo DiCaprio (The Wolf of Wall Street)
Chiwetel Ejiofor (12 Years a Slave)
Matthew McConaughey (Dallas Buyers Club)

Winner: Matthew McConaughey
Best Actress
Amy Adams (American Hustle)
Cate Blanchett (Blue Jasmine)
Sandra Bullock (Gravity)
Judi Dench (Philomena)
Meryl Streep (August: Osage County)
Winner: Amy Adams

Best Supporting Actor
Barkhad Abdi (Captain Phillips)
Bradley Cooper (American Hustle)
Michael Fassbender (12 Years A Slave)
Jonah Hill (The Wolf of Wall Street)
Jared Leto (Dallas Buyers Club)
Winner: Jared Leto

Best Supporting Actress
Sally Hawkins (Blue Jasmine)
Jennifer Lawrence (American Hustle)
Lupita Nyong'o (12 Years A Slave)
Julia Roberts (August: Osage County)
June Squibb (Nebraska)
Winner: Jennifer Lawrence
The Oscars are going to be held on the 2nd March.
Who do you think should win??

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Neighbors Trailer

I will pretty much watch anything with Zac Efron in and most of the time Seth Rogen as well.

Mac (Seth Rogen) and Kelly (Rose Byrne) and their new born baby get some unexpected new neighbors, a Fraternity led by Teddy (Zac Efron). After a conflict over a party the fraternity wages war with their new neighbors.

The trailer is hilarious it had me laughing the whole way through and if you have seen it you will have to agree the bits with the air bags is hilarious and the bit with the baby (not going to give away any spoilers so you need to watch the trailer),

The film also stars Lisa Kudrow, Dave Franco and Christopher Mintz-Plasse and is set for to be released on 9th May

Monday, January 6, 2014

One Direction: This is Us

I am just going to come out and say it I LOVE ONE DIRECTION!!

I remember sitting and watching them on X-Factor week by week and thinking how amazing they are to the point where i can't actually remember who won the year they were on it.

This is Us follows the boys (Harry, Louis, Zayn, Liam and Niall) around on their world tour and it is fascinating watching it and how the fans all around the world react to them and how from a small group of fans in the UK they have just exploded around the world.

I love a good music documentary and have watched some great ones like Never say Never and Back and Forth the Foo Fighters documentary but the One Direction has to up there with one of the best that i have seen. The film is directed by Morgan Spurlock who is famous for the SuperSize Me documentary ( after watching it i didn't want to eat a maccies ever again).

It was great to see what they do when they aren't on stage preforming and what they get up to in their spare time and what there lives are like back home with their families, its just amazing at just how far they have come in such a short space of time.

I particularly like the scene with Harry and Liam sat talking whilst Liam is fishing, i thought that was such a nice scene and when Harry goes back to the bakery that he used to work in was great just seeing them for who they are and just having a laugh.

If you haven't seen it yet, you must. Its out on DVD now.

P.S You should check out the episode of A League of Their Own that 1D were on it was brilliant.

What was you highlight of the film??

Saturday, January 4, 2014


New year! New films!

2014 looks like a great year for films and there are so many to mention so here are the top 15 that i most looking forward to seeing (these are in no particular order)

  1. Veronica Mars The Movie
  2. Captain America: The Winter Soldier
  3. Maleficent
  4. X-Men Days of Future Past
  5. Vampire Academy
  6. RoboCop
  7. Divergent
  8. The Amazing Spider-Man 2
  9. How to Train Your Dragon 2
  10. Transformers: Age of Extinction
  11. The Hobbit: There and Back Again
  12. Step Up All In
  13. The LEGO Movie
  14. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay part 1
  15. Godzilla
What film are you most looking forward to seeing in 2014??

Veronica Mars The Movie Trailer

I know, I know i have been slacking of on the blogging over the last few months but getting swamped with uni work, but that's what you get for being a 3rd year student.

So i thought to start of the new year i would do a post on one of the film i am most looking forward to seeing this year VERONICA MARS THE MOVIE!!!

As you know I am a major Veronica Mars fan and i was so excited when i saw the first official trailer had been released and it didn't let down at all.

In the trailer we see that Veronica (Kristen Bell) is now a lawyer and living in New York with Piz (Chris Lowell) and has walked away from the world of private investigating but is pulled back in when Logan (Jason Dohring) calls asking for help when he is accused of killing his girlfriends ( this sounds slightly familiar) and this brings Veronica back to Neptune and back to her old ways.

Obviously the film wouldn't be complete without a high school reunion as everyone is reunited just like old times and it looks like so much drama its great!!

The film wouldn't be complete without some of our favourite characters Dick (Ryan Hansen), Wallace (Percy Deggs), Mac (Tina Majorino), Keith Mars (Enrico Colantonio), Leo (Max Greenfield) and Vinnie Van Lowe (Ken Marino) are all back in action with hopefully a few other familiar faces popping up in the action.

Check out the Trailer!!!
I am so excited!!!

and I am deffo on Team Logan.

What team are you on???

Team Logan or Team Piz

Veronica Mars is set for release on the the 14th March and I can't wait!!!