Cinema First – The 450 Films For UK Cinemas!

Today Cinema First released a list of films that can be used at cinemas when they reopen in July. With Cineworld being the first to announce a date for England on 10th July they will then need films to show. The list has a very wide variety of genres as well as from all decades. I personally hope to see a lot of older films on the big screen for the first time, I don’t want recent ones given a release! Let’s appreciate some amazing films on the big screen for what could well be the very first time (Yes Casablanca and Some Like It Hot I am talking about you, not forgetting my all time favourite When Harry Met Sally!)

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Here are the 450 films that could be shown in July at a cinema near you!

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1917 *also available in IMAX and 4DX

2 Fast 2 Furious

20 Feet from Stardom

2001: A Space Odyssey *also available in IMAX

28 Days Later

42nd Street The Musical *Event Cinema

52 Tuesdays

9 to 5

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Happy 64th Birthday Whoopi Goldberg!

The legend that is Whoopi Goldberg turns 64 years old today! She stars in some of my favourite comedy films Sister Act, Jumpin’ Jack Flash, Ghost and her voice work in The Lion King. Takes on the more serious roles as well, she was outstanding in The Color Purple.

25 Today!

That’s right I am 25 years old today and decided on a birthday post of the last 25 years top of the cinema box office for each year! I have seen most of the films and actually seen a lot of them at the cinema as well, Aladdin being the first film I ever went to see at the cinema! So it just shows that I have contributed to the top grossing film at the cinema too, especially with 3 viewings of The Dark Knight!

1987 – Fatal Attraction

1988 – Rain Man

1989 – Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade

1990 – Ghost

1991 – Terminator 2: Judgement Day

1992 – Aladdin

1993 – Jurassic Park

1994 – The Lion King

1995 – Die Hard: With A Vengeance

1996 – Independence Day

1997 – Titanic

1998 – Armageddon

1999 – Star Wars: Episode I- The Phantom Menance

2000 – Mission: Impossible II

2001 – Harry Potter and the Philosophers Stone

2002 – Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers

2003 – Lord of the Rings: Return of the King

2004 – Shrek 2

2005 – Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

2006 – Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest

2007 – Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End

2008 – The Dark Knight

2009 – Avatar

2010 – Toy Story 3

2011 – Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part II

2012 – Marvel’s The Avengers (so far)

So . . . Happy Birthday to me!!!

Top 10 – Tragic Love Stories: Part 1

Well my original plan was to have this top 10 done and out on Valentine’s Day mainly because tragic love stories where people don’t end up together seem to be more of a reality than the rom-com’s with the whole cliché of they lived happily ever after the end. I decided to make a long list of possible films which I could have put in my top 10 list.

In the list you will find many different love stories but all a lot shorter than they should have been.

Casablanca, Gone with the Wind, The Bridges of Madison County, Splendor In The Grass, Titanic, Brokeback Mountain, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Romeo & Juliet, City of Angels, Ghost, Love Story, A Walk to Remember, (500) Days of Summer, Phantom of the Opera and The Way We Were.

Tragic Love Stories: Part 2

WARNING: This post contains spoilers!!!

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Top 10 – Orange Film Adverts

The Orange Film Adverts really have become part of the cinema experience over the past few years now. Wondering when it is eventually going to change after months and months of the same advert, telling you to switch off your mobile phone. So I thought I would have a little trip down memory lane and pick out my top 10 of the adverts. This could be amusing and annoying, having a look back through the adverts which you do talk about a lot. It is very good to see the actors allowing their movies or parts to be made fun of in jest.

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Dirty Dancing or Ghost?

After the sadness of Patrick Swayze’s passing away I watched “Ghost” the other night and proceeded this pattern by watching “Dirty Dancing” last night. So I decided to have a poll to see which is everyone’s favorite from the two of Patrick’s most well loved films . . . and reasons why if you want to share.

Ghost (1990) Review

Last night after hearing the news of Patrick Swayze’s passing, I just had to watch “Ghost”. Ok so it was going to “Ghost” followed by “Dirty Dancing” but I had not long ago watched that. So decided to just focus on “Ghost”. With the famous pottery scene, unchained melody and Whoopi Goldberg winning an Oscar in the Supporting Actress role.

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RIP Patrick Swayze

RIP Patrick Swayze, who has lost is battle with cancer.

It has been very public knowledge on his battle with cancer but it is still a very sad moment that he has died at a young age of 57. He will always be remembered for his roles in “Dirty Dancing” and “Ghost” especially for women. Thoughts are with his family and friends at this difficult time.