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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7 Films Based on Books – #WorldBookDay

Today is World Book Day and what better way to celebrate on a film blog than putting together a list of 7 films that are based on books? I thought it was a great idea too, the thing with the list though is that I have to have read the book and seen the film for it to make the list.

Here are my choices . . .

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Screen on the Green 2018 (Newcastle)

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.

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Monday 23rd July
12pm Beauty and the Beast (Sing along)
6pm Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (12A)

Tuesday 24th July     
12pm The Boss Baby
6pm Bo66y

Wednesday 25th July
12pm Ferdinand
6pm Suffragette (12A)
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7 Books I Read Before Seeing the Film

Today is World Book Day so thought I would combine books to the big screen and list 7 books I read before watching the film. I used to read quite a bit when I had to commute to work on public transport, but when your travel to work is driving yourself in a car it makes it a lot harder to read. But I have managed to read a few books before the film was even thought about or before it was released.

I haven’t put this classic in the list but I did read it before the film as it was a book we read at school. So I guess somethings are very good at school, a classic book and a classic film all in English lessons!

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Captain America Blogathon

Captain America aka Steve Rogers missed a lot when he was frozen between 1943 and 2011. The idea of this blogathon is to pick 10 films between those years that he should watch to catch up on what he missed out on! I was trying to come up with a format on picking my choices at first I thought Best Picture Oscar winners, but then I decided against that and would pick Best Picture nominees from over the years, so the films which did not actually win the Oscar.

So here we go with my 10 choices . . .

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Cool Off With The Classics

Cool off with the Classics . . . a blogathon consisting of a top 10 list of some classic black and white films. It didn’t really take very long for a few of the films to come straight to my mind for this list. I am not going to put them in any particular order, but 10 films are included.

Marc from Go, See, Talk has done it again with another fantastic blogathon and you can see the original post linked to everyone else’s posts here.

While some films came straight to my mind, I actually found it quite difficult to get to ten films without ending up with mainly Mae West and Marx Brothers films in the list. This has made me realise that I have a lot of films that I must watch!

After making the list I got to thinking about how all of the films I have chosen have so many quotes that are still repeated and loved today. Is that due to the black and white look of the films or just how times have changed? Also performance wise just seems to be so much better than a lot of the current day films.

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Weekly Review 1

As from today, and every Monday after this I am going to to a weekly review of the blog and other blog posts which I found interesting and well worth the read.

Reviews

Up (2009)

The Bridges of Madison County (1995)

Love Happens (2009)

The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus (2009)

17 Again (2009)

Charade (1963)

 

Other

Nine Release Date Change

Toy Story 3 (2010) Trailer

FlashForward

Cary Grant Week

Nicholas Sparks Novels turned Movies

 

Bloggers

Cinematic Heaven & Hell posted Top 10 Romantic Comedies of the Decade

Fandango Groover’s Movie Blog posted Top 10 Movies of the Decade & Across the Universe Review

M.Carter at the Movies poster To Kill A Mockingbird Review

The mOvie Blog posted Growing Old in Hollywood

 

Blog to watch

The Imaginarium of Doctor Paranassus – A group of fans trying to ensure the film gets a big release in the US and latest news posted.

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)