A look back at 2006 in film!

I don’t see 2006 as 10 years ago I mean that is just madness. But it has been a whole decade now since that year, which is terrifying in all honesty. I thought it was a perfect opportunity to have a look back in this blog post at the films from 2006, the ones I enjoyed at the time, the ones I have caught up with and quite frankly the ones which are getting better with age and standing the test of ten years.

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2006 was also pre-blog so I don’t even have many reviews for films from that year, if you search 2006 as a tag I am sure you will be shocked to see the lack of reviews. Especially when one of them is a bit of a strange film choice.

Highest-grossing
1. Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest – $1,066,179,725
2. The Da Vinci Code – $758,239,851
3. Ice Age: The Meltdown – $660,940,780
4. Casino Royale – $599,045,960
5. Night at the Museum – $574,480,052
6. Cars – $461,983,149
7. X-Men: The Last Stand – $459,359,555
8. Mission: Impossible III – $397,850,012
9. Superman Returns – $391,081,192
10. Happy Feet – $384,335,608

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Bondathon: Ranking the 24 Films

As I was making my way through the Bond films I was putting them in a ranking list from Best to Worst. I thought that would be the easiest way to do it as would probably forget exactly what happened in each of the films. So basically when ranking them I just decided which film I liked it better than and placed it in the list. Some of them were extremely difficult to pick where to put them so I might not even be able to justify it’s place in the list. But here you have 1-24 in order from Best to Worst MY Bond list!

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Top 10 Bond Cars

The James Bond film series is known for its repetitive elements. There’s always some witty banter with Q about new gadgets, for example, and we all know about the excitement that surrounds each new “Bond Girl” and each film’s introduction song. Another element that’s always of great interest to fans is the “Bond Car,” which is usually at the cutting edge of the automobile industry.

Ranking the best of these cars over so many years of film is a very subjective process. There is no “best” Bond car by any exact definition (though I suppose the latest would likely offer the highest quality performance), and people’s preferences will always differ. Some, at this point, love looking back on the older Bond cars that are now considered vintage. Others love nothing more than the latest and most impressive vehicles that Daniel Craig has been whizzing around in as 007 for the last few years.

At any rate, in celebration of the release of Spectre, here’s a look back at what I’d list as the top-10 Bond cars . . .

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28 Today!

I am 28 years old today.

Ahhh pushing to close to 30 for my liking!

But anyway Happy Birthday to me!!!

I am going to use this blog post to put together my favourite film from each year since I was born, just want to clarify that I have picked favourites so therefore might not actually be the greatest film in the world!

1987 – Dirty Dancing

1988 – Big

1989 – When Harry Met Sally

1990 – Pretty Woman

1991 – Father of the Bride

1992 – A Few Good Men

1993 – Jurassic Park

1994 – Pulp Fiction

1995 – Toy Story

1996 – The English Patient

1997 – As Good As It Gets

1998 – The Mask of Zorro

1999 – American Beauty

2000 – Billy Elliot

2001 – Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring

2002 – Chicago

2003 – Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl

2004 – Million Dollar Baby

2005 – Walk the Line

2006 – Casino Royale

2007 – Juno

2008 – The Dark Knight

2009 – An Education

2010 – Black Swan

2011 – Bridesmaids

2012 – Skyfall

2013 – Frozen

2014 – Birdman

2015 – None so far!

London Film Museum – Bond in Motion

On the trip to London over the weekend we decided to head across to the London Film Museum in Convent Garden to have a look at the Bond in Motion exhibition they have on at the moment (and for the rest of this year). It features many of the different cars, planes and other gadgets that are seen in all of the different Bond films. To see so many incredible cars in one place really is a brilliant experience, especially those smashed up Aston Martins!

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Breaking Emotions Blogathon – HATE & LOVE

The fourth and final set of emotions are hate and love. Probably the hardest set of emotions for actors and actresses to create on the screen? As let’s face it most of the time it all depends on the acting, however, the music and way the scene has been put together may also help create those feelings. But for it to be a truly great scene it must have all of those things mixed together.

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