Gone Girl.

I’ll admit now that I haven’t read the bestseller, and I probably won’t have by the time the movie version hits cinemas in October. That being said however, I’ve heard enough about the book to get to grips with the basic plotline; and I have one word to describe it – INSANE. Check out the movie trailer below, with an all-star cast featuring: Ben Affleck, Rosamund Pike, Tyler Perry, and Neil Patrick Harris.

Umm, I think that writing this post may just have convinced me to buy the book… Whuuuut?

alice

xo

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Frankie & Alice.

I’m not going to lie. I like my leading characters male, and my movies jammed packed with thrills, action, and enough tension to give myself an anxiety attack. However, there are those rare films that cover none of the above, but still manage to leave me feeling like I’ve just watched something life-changing and uber amazing. Enter: Frankie & Alice. This film, based on a true story, tells the story of a stripper with a split personality, and how she gets committed to a psychiatric ward. Halle Berry plays the titular characters, while Stellan Skarsgård co-stars as her doctor. If you ask me, this may not be my typical kind of film, but I’m a total sucker for the way the mind works; and I think this film might just leave me feeling like I’ve watched something life-changing and uber amazing.

Give the trailer a watch and let me know what you think.

alice

xo

 

ps. While this film came out way back in 2010, it’s being re-released for a wider theatrical release. I have to say that I’m glad the studios are giving this movie a second chance, because from the looks of the trailer, it seems pretty good 😉

Out of the Furnace.

The trailer for Christian Bale’s latest flick got released to today and I am so excited for it to hit the cinemas later this year. The film is about two brothers, Christian Bale and Casey Affleck (DOUBLE SWOON if you ask me ;)) from an economically deprived part of America. When Affleck’s character goes missing after refusing to take a dive in a fist fight, Bale’s character goes out looking for revenge and his brother. This is a who’s-who of whosville, starring the likes of: Woody Harrleson, Willem Defoe, Forest Whitaker, Sam Shepard and Zoë Saldana.

The film is also directed by Sam Cooper, who directed Crazy Heart, and judging by the trailer of this film, it looks as though I should check out Cooper’s other film. Anyway, have a look at the trailer and let me know what you think.

alice

xo

Thanks for Sharing.

The trailer hit the web this morning and I’ve been thinking about it all day! While I most probably won’t be seeing this in the cinema (unless one of you want to take me…), I know that I’ll be watching it when it’s released on DVD sometime. Thanks for Sharing tells the story of sex addict, Adam (Mark ‘MEGA HOT STUFF’ Ruffalo *swoon*), who beings a relationship with Phoebe (Gwyneth Paltrow), who has no clue about his addiction until AFTER they get together. With a cast including Tim Robbins and Pink, I know it’s going to be a good’un.

I might just go and watch the trailer again…

alice

xo

Good Will Hunting.

So I’ve literally JUST finished watching the Academy Award winning film for best supporting actor AND best original screenplay. While I did enjoy the movie, I honestly can’t really see how it won an Oscar for the latter, but that’s just my opinion. Also, another funny fact is that Recess (the children’s cartoon on Disney Channel, come on, I know you watched it too as a child) based an episode on this film, and it just so happened that I really did enjoy the episode. Anyway, all that aside, it’s a great film, kind of like A Beautiful Mind, which by the way I haven’t seen but I’ve heard about, and perfect for a lazy late Sunday’s afternoon in bed. Check out the trailer below and let me know what you think.

Happy Sunday!

alice

xo

Oh Ma GOD!

Today is my day off and coincidently happens to be the day that The Dark Knight Rises is released worldwide in cinemas (yeah I think you can see where this is going!). So basically, my sister and I had been going back and forth over whether or not/ when to see the latest Batman instalment. It wasn’t until last night (or maybe even this morning) that the decision was finalised and we headed out to see it this afternoon at a 14.10 screening. OH MA GOD! is all I can really say about the movie because my words, thoughts and feelings could NEVER in a million years to it justice in describing the awesomeness of Christopher and Jonathon Nolan, not least to mention CHRISTIAN BALE (aka the only man to have his own list!!!!!) and the surprisingly (only in the case of Anne Hathaway) fabulously stellar cast, with a few familiar faces thrown in there, as part of the supporting cast. I please urge you to go and see this fucking magnificent film and make sure it breaks records once again, for the most money pulled in its opening weekend (something that I would not normally advocate or endorse).

Not to take away from the film, but here’s a picture of what I wore. We were in such a rush leaving our house in the afternoon, but it was all for a good reason. The sweater was perfect for the breezy weather (although by the time we left the cinema it was quite hot), and the chinos kept things simple and easy.

Chinos – Uniqlo

Sweater – Uniqlo

Cardigan – TU

Boots – Ugg Australia

Bag – Longchamp

 

I’m going to leave you guys with the trailer so let me know what you think about it, or better yet, if you’ve already seen it or are going to see it, PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE let me know what you think. I know you’ll all fucking DIE!!

 

alice

xo

Prime.

I’ve been meaning to watch Prime for a few days since I first saw it on BBC iPlayer last week. After a lazy day, last night I settled down into bed and watched the 2005 romantic comedy, which I have to say, I thoroughly enjoyed, although I was kind of saddened by the ending.

the first meeting

Rafi (Uma Thurman) is a 37 year old divorcee who meets 23 year old aspiring painter, Dave (Bryan Greenberg) and begins a romantic relationship. However, unbeknownst to Rafi, her new boyfriend turns out to be the son of her therapist, Lisa Metzger (Meryl Streep). As Rafi and Dave’s relationship develops, Lisa eventually deduces that the new man in Rafi’s life is indeed her son, when Rafi tells her where he lives; and some intimate details. Rafi unwittingly divulges some pretty detailed and cringey details to Dave’s mother, not just their sex lives, but also about his personal family problems. Lisa eventually comes clean about being Dave’s mother and ends her treatment with Rafi, causing problems for Dave and Rafi, as well as for Rafi and Lisa, because Lisa feels betrayed. As the story progresses Dave and Rafi start fighting leading to them taking a break, when Dave has sex with one of the models that works with Rafi. Dave and Rafi get back together but then Rafi finds out about Dave sleeping with the model and they break up again, but then they reunite for the last time and Dave brings Rafi to meet his family.

family dinner

This is the first time Rafi and Lisa have seen each other since Lisa admitted to being Dave’s mother, and they kiss and make up, confessing they had missed each other. The story ends with Rafi and Dave breaking up for the last time because Dave offers to have a child with Rafi, even though he doesn’t want to, but because he loves her. Seeing this, Rafi sees it would be selfish of her to make Dave have a child with her. The film closes having jumped one year and Dave deciding that he wants to move to Central America and spotting Rafi in a restaurant. They share a moment before he walks away in the snow.

What I liked most:

I am a really big fan of Meryl Streep and Bryan Greenberg (I mean, have you seen his face? This is one MAY-JOR hottie! Plus is voice is TO DIE), so when I saw that Prime was showing on BBC iPlayer I thought it would be something I would love to watch. That being said, I also have a bit of a soft spot for Uma Thurman ever since watching her in The Accidental Husband and loving her character. I loved Dave’s friend, Morris (Jon Abrahams), who for some strange reason was unable to get a second date, and so resorted to throwing cream pies in his dates faces. I also loved the family dynamic especially between Dave and his mother, and Dave and his grandparents. I was happy to see a film that showed how a relationship with a big age gap can work (although not forever) and it was refreshing to see a young man acting mature and not being a typical lazy 23 year who does nothing.

Others:

I hate to sound like one of those really opinionated people who pick up on issues such as race, but I really couldn’t help it this time. As much as I loved the film and the whole set up of Dave being Jewish, and so the real problems Rafi and Dave would face would be whether or not Rafi converted to Judaism, I really didn’t like what looked like the director and writer’s (Ben Younger) attack on gentiles (non-Jews). I feel that the fact that Rafi and Dave’s relationship ended in the first place, shows that no matter how much two people love each other, there is no way their relationship will work if they are of different races or religions. Now I know this isn’t always the case, just look around at the world or at other films like Ae Fond Kiss where two people from dissimilar backgrounds manage to make it work, but I didn’t like how Primeseemed to drive home this message of people staying in their birth-gene pools. Rafi and Dave’s relationship was not the only one in the film to show this; Dave’s relationship with Radjina (Eboni Summer Cooper), a black woman, also showed this, especially when Dave says something along the lines of “every time I’m doing something wrong I just imagine my Bubi hitting her head with the frying pan”. Not only did I find this a little ‘what the fuck?’ in relation to Radjina, but I also found it a little ‘whoa’ in relation to Rafi because it’s a little offensive to refer to your girlfriend as something “wrong”. On the other hand, this could also be Ben’s way of showing how ‘old-fashioned’ some people can be when it comes to inter-faith and inter-racial relationships. The other thing that I didn’t really like about Prime was Damien (Ato Essandoh) the porter in Rafi’s building. I mean, what is it with films and television series and having (black) porters who don’t smile or interact at all with the young (white) men who arrive in a building to pick up their dates?

is it really so hard to smile or be a little bit welcoming?

I wouldn’t have such a big problem with it if it didn’t happen all the time in practically everything. I first noticed it in one of the earlier episodes of Gossip Girl and it kind of twigged me then, but then I started seeing it happen all the time? I mean, does this really happen in real life? I would go on, but then I think I’d turn into those people that I really hate (ahaha too late?). One last thing, the thing I hated the most about this film was Rafi’s sandals on her first date with Dave. Ewwww they were the ugliest things I think I’ve ever seen in my whole entire life.

This film did kind of remind me of The Accidental Husband (which I thought was GREAT), but unlike The Accidental Husband, Uma’s character ends the film single. I hate to bang on, but I seriously cannot believe that Dave and Rafi did not stay together. Although the film was funny at moments, I really wouldn’t have billed it as a romantic comedy, but then again, what would I know?

So, if you’re looking for a nice film to watch with some light hearted comedy and feeling lazy (so that you overlook the little annoyances with the film) then this is definitely worth a watch. It stops showing on BBC iPlayer tomorrow, so hurry if you want to watch it there, or watch it in your own time online or on DVD.

Let me know what you think and be sure to check out the trailer below as well as Bryan’s other job as a recording artist. I told you his voice was TO DIE.

alice

xo