My local cinema didn’t make it easy to watch Selma, not in the slightest. In the end I ended up having to pay for a premium seat (with perks such as comfy leather seats, fresh popcorn and ice-cold coke) so all wasn’t bad, even if this did mean having to hop on the train and go to the city to watch it. Most other films and I wouldn’t have bothered, but there was something I felt compelling me to watch it in the cinema before it was released on DVD.
Boy am I glad I did. I tend to visit the cinema a lot, watching films from Big Hero 6 to the likes of Lincoln. I studied History at school so any movie based on an aspect of History and I’m likely there. I remember learning about Martin Luther King back in primary school. Even back then I was amazed by the immense courage this one human being had – of course he had masses of support behind him, but only after watching the film did I realise the real struggles he faced. Continue reading
Well, it’s been a while. I’ve been super busy and haven’t had chance to come up with an article. However, as we’re rapidly approaching the last quarter of 2014 (where did the time go?!) there are lots of films I am excited for in the closing moments of 2014; I thought it would be a good idea for me to compile a list of said films, seeing as 2014 hasn’t had a great deal to offer (IMO), containing release from October 2014 – (early) January 2015. Continue reading
We all know that films can only do so much promotion in order to attract viewers. The best type of promotion though, word of mouth. Gravity has benefited from all types of publicity. Television interviews, celebrities’ praising, film reviews and other people’s opinions have set Gravity on a pedestal, with many flocking to their local cinema to experience this film that has been built up so much.
Starring Academy award winners; Sandra Bullock and George Clooney, undoubtedly this film would be of a good standard to say the least. Stars this big don’t sign up to films without careful consideration…especially when the film could come with numerous creative and technical complications/obstructions.
Unless you’ve been living under a rock (which I doubt as you’re reading this), then you probably know the rough outline of the film, if not, here’s the brief plot: Continue reading