Gore, warped humour, melodrama and singing (Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street reviewed)

Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (USA/UK, 2007)
Seen: Friday, 24th April 2009 (DVD, repeat viewing)
Runtime: 116′
Director: Tim Burton
Cast: Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter, Alan Rickman, Timothy Spall, Sacha Baron Cohen, Jamie Campbell Bower, Laura Michelle Kelly, Jayne Wisener, Ed Sanders
Production House: DreamWorks Pictures, Warner Bros. Pictures
Plot: (from imdb)
The infamous story of Benjamin [...]

Mesmer review or how wading through actors’ filmographies usually leads to watching some pretty bad movies ;)

Mesmer (Austria/Canada/UK/Germany, 1994)
Seen: Saturday, 14th February 2009 (DVD)
Runtime: 101′
Director: Roger Spottiswoode
Cast: Alan Rickman, Amanda Ooms
Production House: Accent Entertainment Corporation, Deutsche Film (DEFA), Levergreen, Mayfair Entertainment International, Satel Film, Studio Babelsberg
Plot: The story of Franz Anton Mesmer - an Austrian doctor, who was born in the 18th century and had very unconventional ideas about treating [...]

Blow Dry - even more Alan Rickman ;)

Blow Dry (USA/UK/Germany, 2001)
Seen: 10th February 2009 (DVD)
Runtime: 84′
Director: Paddy Breathnach
Cast: Alan Rickman, Natasha Richardson, Rachel Griffiths, Rachael Leigh Cook, Josh Hartnett, Bill Nighy, David Bradley
Production House: IMF Internationale Medien und Film GmbH & Co. Produktions KG, Intermedia Films, Mirage Enterprises, West Eleven Films
Plot: A family of hairdressers is broken up when the wife [...]

Dark Harbor review (my Alan Rickman relapse *grin*)

Dark Harbor (USA, 1998)
Seen: Tuesday, 3rd February 2009 (DVD, repeat viewing)
Runtime: 79′
Director: Adam Coleman Howard
Cast: Alan Rickman, Polly Walker, Norman Reedus
Production House: Hart-Sharp Entertainment, Killer Films
Plot: (from imdb)
A bickering couple (Alan Rickman and Polly Walker) drive fast through a downpour to catch the last ferry to their island retreat. In a flash, they recognize [...]

Closet Land - two people, a room and some torture

Closet Land (USA, 1991)
Seen: Monday, 2nd February 2009 (DVD, have seen it before)
Runtime: 94′
Director: Radha Bharadwaj
Cast: Alan Rickman, Madeleine Stowe
Production House: Imagine Entertainment
Plot: (from imdb)
A young writer is interrogated by a sadistic secret policeman. She is accused of embedding political messages in her children’s stories…
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Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince - just 6 months to go before it releases so obviously promotion is in full throb ;)

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (USA/UK, 2009)
Polish Distributor: Warner Brothers Poland (24th July 2009)
Release Date (worldwide): 15th July 2009
Director: David Yates
Cast: Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, Rupert Grint, Michael Gambon, Alan Rickman, Helena Bonham Carter, Jim Broadbent, Robbie Coltrane, Timothy Spall, David Thewlis, Maggie Smith, Julie Walters, Tom Felton, Evanna Lynch, Matthew Lewis, Katie [...]

Harry Potter Movie-Watching

So throughout last week (which was very heavy on the tests and projects and stuff) I found that watching Harry Potter films was a very pleasurable form of escapism :] And so in the evenings if I had time (and sometimes also when I didn’t have it) I would put a Harry Potter film [...]