Don’t shoot where it is, shoot where it’s going to be, son.
Argo, By Ben Affleck, Trailer.
There is no doubt in my mind why the thriller, Argo, has been predicted to receive Oscars, as it is incredible. Throughout the film, I was sitting on the edge of my seat with anticipation, and felt an undeniable amount of fear for the characters.
Based on a true story, it is a simple idea, filmed brilliantly, containing a great cast, and finished with slick editing.
As the audience, you feel like you are part of the action, like you are vulnerable like the characters, and you have a constant belief and trust in the character, Tony Mendez, who is played by Ben Affleck.
I won’t say anymore to avoid any spoilers, but similarly to Skyfall, you have to see this film.
EON Productions, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios and Sony Pictures Entertainment announced that Skyfall has taken an extraordinary £37.2 million in its opening week, overtaking Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 to secure the biggest 7 day gross of all time in UK box office history. In response to the amazing 7 day figures, producers Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli said, “We are very grateful to the Bond fans and all UK cinema audiences for making SKYFALL the biggest opening week ever during our 50th anniversary year.”
If that is not impressive then I don’t know what is.
I will post my review of Skyfall shortly, and I am interested to see how everyone viewed it.
Was it Daniel Craig’s best Bond film so far?
Would you go as far as saying that it is the best Bond film to date?
Without a doubt, this is one of my new favourite films.
Usually when a film is created based on a brilliant novel it is never as good as the novel, but because Stephen Chbosky directs the film and wrote the novel it is just brilliant.
The casting of this film is incredible, even if I doubted whether Emma Watson’s American accent would cut it, but the fact she has a British accent was totally unnoticeable. Logan Lerman encapsulates the innocence and vulnerability of Charlie perfectly, and Ezra Miller fits his role like a glove.
The reason this film is so brilliant is because of the way it is capable of making the audience laugh and cry, in a happy or melancholic way, because of the troubles the teenagers have and the situations they get themselves into.
If you have not seen this film yet, definitely go to the cinema now.
So after months of agonisingly waiting to hear my A Levels results, I have successfully gained a place at Royal Holloway to study English Literature! As it is clear from reading my blog, I am quite a fan of literature, so it is great to finally relax and read leisurely before I’m given my set texts for my degree.
I apologise for the limited amount I have blogged these past two months. I’ve been travelling, going to festivals and working to make sure I am never a ‘poor student’, even though that is probably inevitable… However, now that I have more time to dedicate hours to read and write, I will be posting like there is no tomorrow to keep you guys up to date with great novels, plays and poetry.
Oh beware, my lord, of jealousy: It is the green-eyed monster which doth mock the meat it feeds on.
I am currently studying “Paradise Lost, Book I” and I intend to read “The Master and Margarita” this summer.
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Yes it’s a mistake. I know it’s a mistake. But there are certain things in life where you know it’s a mistake, but you don’t really know it’s a mistake because the only way to really know it’s a mistake is to make the mistake and look back and say ‘Yep, that was a mistake.’ So, really, the bigger mistake would be to not make the mistake, because then you go your whole life not really knowing if something was a mistake or not.