RARE & ICONIC FILM & TV MEMORABILIA WORTH IN EXCESS OF £6 MILLION ($7.5 MILLION) TO BE AUCTIONED IN THE UK NEXT MONTH

Prop Store – one of the world’s leading film and TV memorabilia companies has today announced it is to hold the UK’s largest annual live auction of film and TV memorabilia for the sixth consecutive year this September, with the items on offer expected to fetch in excess of £6 million ($7.5 million). The auction is to be held at London’s BFI IMAX proudly presented by ODEON, Europe’s largest cinema group.

900 rare and iconic lots will be sold during Prop Store’s unique Entertainment Memorabilia Live Auction over two days on Monday 30th September and Tuesday 1st October 2019 in Waterloo, London.

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Sir Ridley Scott Exhibition

The Word, a national centre for the written word has just opened in South Shields over the weekend. A very impressive building with four levels, a library with many different sections for different ages. Interactive points, ICT amongst many other things. To go along with the opening they have decided to have an exhibition of most famous South Shields born film director Sir Ridley Scott. Obviously I was very quick to head across to check it out!

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7 Movie Villains Who Had No Business Losing

Cinema would be nothing without its villains. Not every story has one, of course, but from ordinary antagonists to world-conquering super villains, there’s usually someone to root against, and it’s often these characters that entertain us most, or most effectively drive a story forward. And almost always, these characters lose.

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Generally, this is what moviegoers want. We want to see compelling antagonists who are ultimately defeated by more relatable or morally admirable heroes. But that doesn’t change the fact that there have been a lot of movie villains over the years who seemed to have about 99.9 percent chances of triumphing in their respective conflicts. Here are seven such villains who never had any business losing, but graciously did so for narrative convenience.

(Naturally, some spoilers follow for the relevant films)

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Leaving Sky Movies in July!

I must apologise for missing this post for June!

But here are the films that are leaving Sky Movies during the month of July!

Friday 1 July
Hatari! – Greats

Saturday 2 July
Jersey Boys – Showcase
The High And The Mighty – Greats

Sunday 3 July
The Fault In Our Stars: Extended Version – Drama & Romance

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Movies Men Cry to . . . by MSN

On my homepage for MSN when coming on line, I noticed that one of the sections was on “Movies Men Cry to”. So decided to not only read it but blog about it and see whether I can actually imagine any of my male friends crying to these movies.

E.T. The Extra Terrestrial is the first up in the list, I can imagine possibly a boy crying if they relate to Elliott and would had to say goodbye to there best alien friend.

The Shawshank Redemption – I have to admit that I did not cry at this one, but have seen it in a few lists of movies that make men cry.  Maybe its the male bonding factor?

American History X – I have yet to see this movie.

The Champ – I have seen this and cried, can understand more why men would cry as well.

Dead Poets Society – Carpe Diem . . . I think anyone of either sex who does not shed a tear or at least fill up at this movie is made of stone or something.

Field Of Dreams – a story about a son’s search for his father “build it and he will come . . . can understand with the father/son relationship being the main topic how it could effect men of all ages.

Forrest Gump – Everyone must shed a few tears at different parts of this film, as Forrest is just not smart enough at times to realise what is going on around him.

Gladiator – I guess this one is because of his love for his family.

Glory – Another which I have not seen.

The Green Mile – This one actually broke my heart, and has to be another of the if you did not shed a tear or fill up you are made of stone movies.

Kramer vs Kramer – The breakfast scene at the end is so sad, can understand the father/son relationship again.

My Life – This is really is heartbreaking, a man making videos for his child to watch so he knows him.

Hotel Rwanda – Have yet to see this movie.

Saving Private Ryan – I found this really hard to watch, mainly for the reason that its so heartbreaking with how real it all looks and seems.

Schindler’s List – This is on my Sky+ to watch

Seabiscuit – Yet to see this movie

Stand By Me – Yet to see this movie

United 93 – I found this really awful to watch, and I am sure everyone else who has seen it has as well.

Watership Down – I cried my eyes out when watching this as a child, although cannot remember much of it now.

It’s A Wonderful Life – It must be quite impossible not to cry to this, what would happen if you were never born.

Original Source: MSN Entertainment

So my question is to the male population out there, which movies make you cry?

Do they feature in this list?

Oscar Season

As the Oscars are in a week. I decided to look through my collection of DVDs and see which are Best Picture winners or have an acting Oscar associated with them. So I will try to review a lot of them over the next week. Re-watch and some of them even watch for the first time. As looking at a couple of them I haven’t actually watched them yet.

The List

  • Adaptation (Best Supporting Actor: Chris Cooper)
  • All About Eve (Best Picture, Best Supporting Actor: George Sanders, Best Director and Best Original Screenplay)
  • American Beauty (Best Picture, Best Actor: Kevin Spacey, Best Director and Best Original Screenplay)
  • As Good As It Gets (Best Actor: Jack Nicholson and Best Actress: Helen Hunt)
  • Chicago (Best Picture and Best Supporting Actress: Catherine Zeta Jones)
  • Dead Man Walking (Best Actress: Susan Sarandon)
  • Dreamgirls (Best Supporting Actress: Jennifer Hudson)
  • Erin Brockovich (Best Actress: Julia Roberts)
  • GoodFellas (Best Supporting Actor: Joe Pesci)
  • Good Will Hunting (Best Supporting Actor: Robin Williams and Best Original Screenplay)
  • Gladiator (Best Picture, Best Actor: Russell Crowe)
  • L.A. Confidential (Best Supporting Actress: Kim Basinger and Best Adapted Screenplay)
  • Lord of the Rings: Return of the King (Best Picture, Best Director and Best Adapted Screenplay)
  • Mary Poppins (Best Actress: Julie Andrews)
  • Million Dollar Baby (Best Picture, Best Actress: Hilary Swank, Best Supporting Actor: Morgan Freeman and Best Director)
  • My Fair Lady (Best Picture, Best Actor: Rex Harrison and Best Director)
  • One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest (Best Picture, Best Actor: Jack Nicholson, Best Actress: Louise Fletcher, Best Director and Best Adapted Screenplay)
  • Rain Man (Best Picture, Best Actor: Dustin Hoffman, Best Original Screenplay and Best Director)
  • Ray (Best Actor: Jamie Foxx)
  • Rocky (Best Picture and Best Director)
  • Scent of a Woman (Best Actor: Al Pacino)
  • Terms of Endearment (Best Picture, Best Actress: Shirley MacLaine, Best Supporting Actor: Jack Nicholson, Best Director and Best Adapted Screenplay)
  • To Kill A MockingBird (Best Actor: Gregory Peck and Best Adpated Screenplay)
  • Titanic (Best Picture and Best Director)
  • Training Day (Best Actor: Denzel Washington)
  • Wall Street (Best Actor: Michael Douglas)
  • West Side Story (Best Picture, Best Supporting Actor: George Chakiris, Best Supporting Actress: Rita Moreno and Best Director)