A Single Man publicity

I’m holding my breath for an announcement about when A Single Man will be released in Poland. It’s kind of odd - I think it’s the first time I’m this excited for something quite that art house. Usually, it’s only the big publicity machines that generate quite this amount of excitement from me ;)
Anyway, now [...]

Surrogates - a very pleasant action movie

Surrogates (USA, 2009)
Seen: Friday, 30th October 2009 (cinema)
Runtime: 88′
Director: Jonathan Mostow
Cast: Bruce Willis, Radha Mitchell, Rosamund Pike, James Cromwell
Production House: Touchstone Pictures, Mandeville Films, Lanoue Film Arts, Road Rebel, Top Shelf Productions, Wintergreen Productions
Plot: (from imdb)
Set in a futuristic world where humans live in isolation and interact through surrogate robots, a cop (Willis) is [...]

Galerianki or how Polish feature films have an overfondness for depressive endings

Galerianki (Poland, 2009)
Seen: Wednesday, 28th October 2009 (cinema)
Runtime: 82′
Director: Katarzyna Roslaniec
Cast: Anna Karczmarczyk, Dagmara Krasowska, Dominika Gwit, Franciszek Przybylski
Production House: Monolith Films
Plot: The story of a couple of teenage girls, who have sex in exchange for money and expensive items.

Impressions In Short
Some good performances and unusually developed characters considering this is a Polish film [...]

The Volturi nude scene comment that got Jamie Campbell Bower in trouble

I should probably stop watching New Moon publicity on youtube :] Anyway, this was just too hilarious… I was sort of aware that there had been some weird gossip that there was going to be a nude scene in New Moon, but I never investigated its source:

A few more Taylor Lautner videos…

The one bit of the New Moon movie that I did genuinely enjoy was the cast (even though I still think the film, for the most part, was dreadful ;-P). Taylor Lautner was particularly good, so in honour of that I’m posting a few more clips of him *grin*
Anyway, the first clip I can probably [...]

The New Moon publicity machine

My time management leaves a bit to be desired at the moment - hence the almost total absence of posts :-/
Anyway, saw the film yesterday and thought it was dreadful (more about that er… someday…). The publicity interviews are much better than the film though, so here’s a short selection ;)
The forbidden question
Something I found [...]

Method Acting: a rant

I started drafting this post ages ago (in January 2008 to be exact *grin*, this was still on my previous blog). I suddenly felt a desire to get back to it a couple of days ago upon reading an annoying “Pattinson can’t act and his fans have brains the size of peas” kind of article. [...]

Annoying editing choices

When I reviewed Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, I criticized the editing for choppiness. Due to seeing some additional material from the film (this is something I found during my last Tom Felton phase but forgot to post earlier), I have more to add to that criticism now :]
I absolutely adored Tom Felton’s performance [...]

District 9 - the weirdest alien movie ever

District 9 (USA/New Zealand, 2009)
Seen: Wednesday, 21st October 2009 (cinema)
Runtime: 112′
Director: Neill Blomkamp
Cast: Sharlto Copley
Production House: TriStar Pictures, , Block / Hanson, QED International, WingNut Films, Key Creatives
Plot: (from imdb)
An extraterrestrial race forced to live in slum-like conditions on Earth suddenly finds a kindred spirit in a government agent who is exposed to their [...]

Fixer: The Taking of Ajmal Naqshbandi - the politics of present day Afghanistan

Fixer: The Taking of Ajmal Naqshbandi (USA, 2009)
Seen: Sunday, 18th October 2009 (cinema, WFF)
Runtime: 84′
Director: Ian Olds
Plot: (from imdb)
In 2007, the Taliban kidnapped 24-year-old Ajmal Naqshbandi and an Italian journalist. Naqshbandi was one of Afghanistan’s best “fixers” — someone hired by foreign journalists to facilitate, translate, and gain access for their stories.

Impressions In Short
There [...]