The Twilight Saga: New Moon review aka probably my biggest film disappointment of the year

The Twilight Saga: New Moon (USA, 2009)
Seen: Wednesday, 25th November 2009 (cinema)
Runtime: 130′
Director: Chris Weitz
Cast: Kristen Stewart, Taylor Lautner, Robert Pattinson, Billy Burke, Michael Sheen, Jamie Campbell Bower, Peter Facinelli, Dakota Fanning
Production House: Imprint Entertainment, Summit Entertainment, Sunswept Entertainment, Temple Hill Entertainment
Plot: Edward decides to leave Bella for her own good. Bella starts hanging [...]

An alternative way of looking at death - the two Tibetan Book of the Dead films

The Tibetan Book of the Dead: A Way of Life (Canada/Japan, 1994)
Seen: Saturday, 14th November 2009 (cinema)
Runtime: 46′
Director: Barrie McLean
Production House: Mistral Films, NHK, National Film Board of Canada (NFB)
Plot: A documentary on death in the Buddhist tradition and how it differs from Western perceptions of death.
Scene From the Film

Impressions In Short
I found the [...]

First teaser for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I (2010, UK/USA)
Release Date (Poland): Unknown, but my guess based on previous years is 26th November 2010
Release Date (worldwide): 17th November 2010
Runtime: Unknown
Director: David Yates
Cast: Emma Watson, Jamie Campbell Bower, Daniel Radcliffe, Helena Bonham Carter, Ralph Fiennes, Alan Rickman, Bill Nighy, Bonnie Wright, Rupert Grint, Michael Gambon, [...]

Séraphine - the story of Séraphine de Senlis

Séraphine (France/Belgium, 2008)
Seen: Monday, 9th November 2009 (cinema)
Runtime: 125′
Director: Martin Provost
Cast: Yolande Moreau, Ulrich Tukur
Production House: TS Productions, Climax Films, Région Ile-de-France, Centre National de la Cinématographie (CNC), Angoa-Agicoa, Centre National du Cinéma et de l'Audiovisuel de la Communauté française de Belgique, France 3 Cinéma, La Banque postale Image, Le Tax Shelter du Gouvernement [...]

Accidental Husband or how I’m clearly unromantic - I’d pick the sensible guy not the romantic one ;)

The Accidental Husband (UK/USA, 2008)
Seen: Wednesday, 4th November 2009 (cinema)
Runtime: 90′
Director: Griffin Dunne
Cast: Uma Thurman, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Colin Firth, Ajay Naidu, Isabella Rossellini
Production House: Blumhouse Productions, Team Todd, Yari Film Group (YFG)
Plot: (from imdb)
When talk radio host Emma Lloyd advises one of her listeners to break up with her boyfriend, the jilted ex [...]

Apartment Zero - Colin Firth in an 80s homoerotic art house movie

This is embarrassing - it’s December now and this review is from October *sigh*
Apartment Zero (UK/Argentina, 1988)
Seen: Saturday, 31st October 2009 (DVD)
Runtime: 124′
Director: Martin Donovan
Cast: Hart Bochner, Colin Firth
Production House: Producers Representative Organization, Summit Company
Plot: Adrian is an English man living in Buenos Aires. His financial situation forces him to rent out a room [...]

Some Ashton Kutcher interviews

Thursday, 10 December 2009, 20:27 | Category : Crumbs, Hollywood & the American film industry
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I rather liked him in Spread yesterday, so I watched some of his interviews - this is him on Rove and this is part one and part two of an interview he did on Jonathan Ross.

A little bit of Taylor Lautner news

The big news is that his first post-Twilight movie has been announced - it’s not good news for me and Kin as it sounds like he won’t be losing much muscle ;) He’s playing a superhero.
Also, I came across Taylor Lautner’s appearance on the the Conan O’Brien show *grin* There’s also an amusing clip of [...]

FILM SPOTTING: December 2009 in Polish cinemas

(500) Days of Summer (USA, 2009)
Release Date (Poland): 4th December 2009
Release Date (worldwide): 17th January 2009
I originally spotted this in November, but the Polish release date has been moved.
Spread (USA, 2009)
Release Date (Poland): 4th December 2009
Release Date (worldwide): 11th January 2009
Runtime: 97′
Director: David Mackenzie
Cast: Ashton Kutcher, Anne Heche, Margarita Levieva
Production House: Barbarian Films, Katalyst [...]

A Single Man - more publicity

Saturday, 5 December 2009, 21:37 | Category : Crumbs, Hollywood & the American film industry
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Another scene from the film has been released and it looks… interesting *grin*
Also, the New York Times did two nice features - one on Colin Firth and one on Tom Ford.