Monday, 19 July 2010

Julie & Julia

This is my first movie monday, I hope you like it!

Name: Julie & Julia
Cast:
 The Plot:

Aspiring writer, Julie Powell, has never finished anything. Her and her husband's life is not looking great. They live above a tacky pizzeria and neither have very satisfying jobs. But when she finds Julia Childs cook book in her kitchen, she decides to write a blog about her cooking her way through the book. The other part of the film is Julia Child moving to france, and finding her love of cooking. The film compares the two stories of these two women.

The Review:

I really liked this film, I thought it was great fun watching all of the recipes being cooked as well as the two stories being compared. Meryl Streeps preformance really impressed me, as i am not always her biggest fan. She was in her element with that character, and she definately deserved the oscar nomination she recived. She and Stanley Tucci work very well as a couple.

The two plots worked well. It helped that the two main characters never physically interact because if they did the way that they split the time of the movie would not make sense. Amy adams, as always, was very sweet in her role as Julie.

I would rate this film:
4/5 stars.

I hope this review helped you!
~Bette
xxx

Tuesday, 13 July 2010

Such a busy life...

I lead such a busy life. Not only do i have a blog, i also do a lot of extra curricular activities! I am going on holiday to Greece in around a week so i have a lot to think about, like what books i want to take (not to mention films!), clothes and all that jazz.  School life is always busy at this time of year, especially with leaving your old teachers behind. There is one humanities teacher Mr... lets call him Mr A. he thinks that i have:
  • Lost half of my brain cells when i had my hair cut (see Sampson and Delilah),
  • Given him yawning sickness,
  • A strange urge to do hand gestures with everthing i say (he may be right about that one!)
I think i may have to write a filmscript with him in it one day, there are a few class mates i could put in it as well! I digress. I am also into taking pictures and picture stories as well, but movie reviews come first.

Keep your eyes out for that filmscript on this blog in the near future!

~bette
xxx

Monday, 12 July 2010

All About "All About Eve"

I  predict this will be one of many posts about my favourire actress Bette Davis. All about eve is one of my favourite films, the amazing script and performances make it more like a show than a film. Joseph L. Mankiewicz's script is just the best of the best of movies about show bisuness.

I am the proud owner of not only the dvd of "All About Eve" but the book "All About 'All About Eve'", which was written by Sam Staggs. i am going to take it on holiday with me and I am sure that it will be a scource of constant info for future posts.

I could go on about this film for hours but to keep my ramblings to a minimum i'll save that for another post.

~Bette
xxx

Hello Everyone!!!

As you know this is my first post, and i thought it would be a good idea to post some things about me.
I like to watch films, and this blog is going to be devoted to film comments, reviews and trivia facts.

I am going to have a special day each week called "movie mondays" where i write a full review of a film (preferably old as they are by far the most interesting!), but that is not to say that i won't blog on other days too.

But anyway i just wanted to tell y'all about the blog!

~Bette
P.S. please follow me!