This is something I have been putting together for quite a long time now and I have held off posting it or even attempting to start the blog post in fear that I have forgotten and somehow missed a favourite film from the list. Barring in mind I got up to 72 films and then had to cut it down to the 50. I would like to make clear these are my favourite films, some might have happened to win Oscars as well and some certainly have not at all. The way I have decided on my favourites is the sheer joy they bring and the number of rewatches I have had over the years. While I have listed 1-50 a lot of them can be shifted around and changed with each other. It is going to highlight my love for musicals and for certain actors and actresses! I doubt it will contain many surprises though!Read More »
Sad news breaking today that Christopher Plummer has past away at the age of 91 years old, peacefully with his wife by his side. The oldest actor to win an Oscar, may Captain Von Trapp forever rest in peace.
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!)
Here are the 450 films that could be shown in July at a cinema near you!
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
9 to 5
The screen on the green is back for 2019 and this is the film schedule throughout July and August, linking in with the six week school holidays!
Throughout the summer all around the country pop up cinemas and giant screens appear. Newcastle has one on the green which is totally free of charge and runs whatever the weather! Check out the films that have already been on and those to come running until September.
Monday 23rd July
12pm Beauty and the Beast (Sing along)
6pm Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (12A)
Tuesday 24th July
12pm The Boss Baby
Wednesday 25th July
6pm Suffragette (12A)
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Last Monday evening I had a truly fantastic experience of seeing one of my all time favourite films on the big screen at the cinema for the very first time. I have easily seen this film over 100 times and I still cried and felt emotional seeing it on the big screen. The picture quality was truly outstanding and I really hope that more old films are screened at the cinema. Thanks Cineworld!
So this Monday I am sharing a couple of songs from the film, because they are just fantastic! I actually find it odd when people say they have never seen The Sound of Music.
Look at the way the nuns move around!
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Tonight The Sound of Music is back on at the cinema and I will be heading along to see it! Over the weekend I made this video as I couldn’t help but get involved in all of these It’s Coming Home videos, this popped in my head and I just had to make it!
England reaching the semi final of a World Cup, the last time that happened I was two turning three! Back in 1990!
I saw this going around Twitter last night listing your 7 Favourite Best Picture winners but I thought I wanted to put a blog post together to be able to have more information in it! As you may already know I have an ongoing Best Picture Project where I am trying to watch as many of the nominated films as possible. So you can check which films I have seen on that list.
I am sure none of my choices will come as any real surprise, as some of my all time favourite films have won Best Picture! Although it was quite tricky to slim the list down to just seven films.
Here I go with an overview of my 2016 of theatre trips to see musicals and plays. Touring shows that have come to the North East at the Theatre Royal in Newcastle and the Sunderland Empire. As well as managing to have a few trips down to London to take in what the West End has to offer! You can check out the list of shows here. I have somehow managed to out do 2015 catching 31 shows in 2016!
Do you hear the people sing? Let’s take a look back at my 2016 at the Theatre.
You’re invited to get deep, personal or have some fun with the lessons films have taught you, for the THINGS I LEARNED FROM THE MOVIES BLOGATHON.
Your hosts are Ruth of Silver Screenings and Kristina of Speakeasy, and this blogathon happens October 14-17, 2016.
You can do anything: a list, essay, video, or podcast, to discuss the valuable or ridiculous life lesson(s) you learned from a film, whether it was about love, war, greed, kindness, activism, bravery, sacrifice, or prejudice. Tell which movie taught you a universal truth, a new concept, the way a system works, how to craft the perfect comeback, deal with a bully, kill a vampire, behave on a date, solve a murder or mix a cocktail with style. Did a film guide your career choice, help you overcome an obstacle, better understand a friend, era, art form or culture, or change your life?