Shall I keep the pictures of Kate and Johnny as the header on my blog?
This is my top 10 list of movies from 2008
So here it goes. Yes your probably thinking, its about time. But I have been trying to complete this since like February haha.
10. Body of Lies
Leonardo DiCaprio is really showing the different depths and roles he can take on. While Russell Crowe ate his way through the film, it must have been some type of record as in nearly every scene he was in he was eating something. I think he put so much weight on for the role as well. It was a pretty long film, and to be completely honest I thought it was going to be a bit boring and drag. But I really got into it and enjoyed it. Mark Strong who was in “RocknRolla” really impressed me in this film.
9. Mamma Mia!
It just had to make the list, because while it is my no means the best film ever made or anything like that. It is such a feel good movie its unreal, you cannot help to smile and be happy while watching (and singing along). Meryl Streep shows that she can sing, and Pierce Brosnan shows that he is up for a laugh as he really can’t sing. Everyone in the theatre started to laugh every time he sung. But it was all in good sport for the movie. It just looks as though all the cast had such a fantastic time while making the movie.
8. Flashbacks of a Fool
Probably not a film many people went to see, I think it was on limited release and only stayed on at the cinema I go to for a week. But with being a huge Daniel Craig fan I really wanted to see this film (yes, I was a little disappointed that he wasn’t in it for a big part of the movie) but that was essential to the story. Harry Eden was fantastic playing the younger Joe Scott. In the story explaining why Joe acted the way he did in the present day.
7. Tropic Thunder
I suppose reading what this movie about is rather complicated. A movie about making a movie, that goes wrong when they end up in a real warzone. But some fantastically funny moments with loads of great one liners. Robert Downey Jr becoming black, Tom Cruise in a fat suit as a movie producer dancing was just hilarious.
I really enjoy the movies that Guy Ritchie makes, and this was no exception. Gerard Butler was just great, but Mark Strong really stood out for me. He was just fantastic and I loved the Archie slap, pure brilliance. So funny but so serious all at the same time, love it. It was like Richie’s other movies in terms of the swearing and violence. But also so funny like his other movies, I would say this is his best since Snatch (not as good though – but close). I was a little annoyed with the ending as it suggested sequel straight away. Just concentrate on one movie at a time, haha.
5. Iron Man
Probably the biggest supriseof the year for me, as I hadn’t read much about this or heard any of the hype about it before I went to see it. I love the comic book adaptation movies, so was like ok “Iron Man” will see what its like. Ended up totally loving it. Robert Downey Jr was just again so great as Tony Stark.I loved the whole story of how he became Iron Man and trying out the different suits was so funny. It was a typical early summer blockbuster. You really cannot beat a comic book movie.
4. The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Benjamin Button was born old and getting younger. This causes a problem when he meets the love of his life, but they do eventually meet in the middle and manage to have a few years together when they are physically the same age, although in reality he is only a year or two older than her. A really adorable love story and the chemistry between Brad and Cate was just fantastic. I really loved how much they cared for each other and looked after each other in a backwards way of the ageing process.
3. The Dark Knight
Probably a suprise this isn’t my number 1 but it was such a difficult decision to make. “The Dark Knight” was such a fantastic installment in the new batman series brought to us by Christopher Nolan with Christan Bale in the helm as Batman/Bruce Wayne. With such incredible actors, Michael Caine and Morgan Freeman as support to Bale, and the introduction of the Joker portrayed by the late Heath Ledger, it was really just an incredible movie. Heath Ledger brought a whole different edge to the Joker and was so psychotic. Aaron Eckhart as Harvey Dent deserves some praise as well , as he was another major part in the puzzle for the great cast.
2. In Bruges
Biggest surprise package of the year. Not much was really said about this movie at the time of release, which was April time. It was such a refreshing British movie which basically offended everyone it could (with so many different jokes to laugh at). A story of two hitmen hiding out in Bruges, is such an interesting story. As it unfolds why they are there, its rather sad and the emotions are flying. Fantastic screenplay, totally original. Colin Farrell was brilliant as Ray, who was most of the time like a spoilt child.
1. The Wrestler
Brilliant, its just totally unreal. I fell for this film well and truly and I feel for the ram, I felt everything for him and cried with him. Mickey Rourke is truly brilliant and put so much into the role it. I was a fan of this from just watching the trailer as I just knew that I was going to love it from the Bruce Springsteen song played over the trailer. (Which is also on the credits). I firmly think this film is my joint favorite with ‘Million Dollar Baby’. Yes I have a thing for sport, and can understand the need and desire to compete in your chosen sport.
Todays picture of the day is going to be from Moulin Rouge . . . spectacular, spectacular. I think this picture is just great. I adore the romance of this movie.
This movie is based on Shakespeare’s Taming of the Shrew. I think its good to have a modern take on Shakespeare plays, as if you study them at any level it can help you understand the meanings that are so often hiden and lost in the ages now. I like the way that this one was done. Plus Heath Ledger is just so adorable in it, and this was probably the movie everyone started paying real attention to him as a one for the future.
Awwww how lucky is she if its true ?!?!!? Yeah ok I am a little jealous . . .
Miranda Kerr has prompted rumours she’s made her relationship with actor Orlando Bloom official – after the supermodel was photographed with a gold ring on her wedding finger.
The Victoria’s Secret model, 26, was snapped showing off the jewellery after spending time with Bloom at the Cannes Film Festival in France.
Kerr, who has since returned to work in New York, denied reports she was engaged to the Pirates of the Caribbean star, 32, last November, and she recently insisted she was “too busy” with her career to think about marriage.
But her representative Carlii Lyon is remaining coy about the new claims, saying: “I am aware of the images. However, I am not in a position to comment.”
A spokesperson for Bloom had not returned requests for comment as WENN went to press.
I very much like the sound of this !!!
Movie mogul siblings Bob and Harvey Weinstein have picked up Christian Bale and Mark Wahlberg’s boxing movie.
The Weinstein Company has acquired the international rights to The Fighter and is now selling the film at the Cannes Film Festival in France.
The film, about Massachsetts boxing brothers Dickie Eklund (Bale) and ‘Irish’ Micky Ward (Wahlberg), is currently in pre-production. David O. Russell will direct.
The project joins an impressive list of upcoming movies for the Weinsteins, who will also be handling Quentin Tarantino’s Inglourious Basterds, Rob Zombie’s Halloween sequel H2 and the much-anticipated musical Nine, which features an all-star cast including Daniel Day Lewis, Penelope Cruz, Nicole Kidman, Kate Hudson, and Judi Dench.
I think this is really good news 🙂
Twilight star Robert Pattinson has confirmed that there will be a fourth film in the vampire series.
Speaking at the Cannes Film Festival, the 23-year-old said the movie would be based on Stephenie Meyer’s best-selling novel, Breaking Dawn.
He added he was currently in the final days of shooting the second film, New Moon, in Italy and would start third movie, Twilight: Eclipse, in October.
The first instalment topped the UK and US box offices last year.
The series tells the story of a romance between Bella, a teenage mortal, and Edward, a decades-old vampire.
Pattinson said his role in New Moon had been beefed up compared to the book, in which Edward is simply “a voice in Bella’s head”.
“You’re playing a figment in Bella’s imagination so I was trying to do it in a 2D way. I hope it doesn’t translate onscreen as being boring,” he told The Hollywood Reporter.
In between Twilight films, Pattinson said he plans to star in Remember Me, a film about a man who spends six weeks working out whether he loves someone or not.
Because of his other movie commitments, there was no definitive start date for the fourth movie, he added.