Saturday, March 31, 2012

April's A-Z Challenge

Get ready, for tomorrow begins the start of a run of reviews that stretch the length and breadth of the alphabet. Ironically, despite it being an April challenge, this was a challenge for me in March as this was when I decided I had the time to watch 26 films and hammer out reviews for each of them. The reviews are all set and ready and raring to go so I hope you'll be there to offer your opinions on films that I really ought to have seen before this month. There are some highs and err, not many lows. Perhaps I need to start watching bad films in order to offer a wider range of ratings.

It isn't too late to sign up for the challenge so go and visit Arlee Bird and add your blog to the list. GO GO GO GO GO! In the mean time I'm off to watch some more 5-star films. Yeah, life is tough.

Monday, March 26, 2012

The Hunger Games (2012)

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Source: Wikipedia
Two youths from each district must fight in the annual Hunger Games.

For 16-year-old Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) this is yet another year where she could be chosen to be entered into the Hunger Games - an annual tournament where 12- to 18-year-olds must fight to the death for the entertainment of the Capitol.

For her sister - Primrose (Willow Shields) - it is a new experience. As a fresh young 12-year-old, she is far less experienced than her sister, who is more than just handy with a bow and arrow.

When Prim has her name pulled out during "the reaping", Katniss puts herself across as Tribute - thus volunteering in her sister's place. Then she is transported away to the Capitol for a few days of luxury before the tournament - where only one can survive.

Monday, March 12, 2012

S is for Silence

As aforementioned in my previous 'next ten' post (located here), silence will be prevalent until the 1st of April while I figure out where I'm at for the A-Z Challenge. I've watched 12 of the films on there and am currently drowning under the need to review all the films! Thankfully I started the challenge over a month early else I'd have probably had a mental breakdown in April.

The 5-star challenge will continue soon enough, when I have patience to sit down and watch the three-hour long Swedish film that is Fanny & Alexander. I promise I'm not putting it off. And I wouldn't lie to you, right?

Still, there will definitely be one review this month as The Hunger Games is released on the 23rd. In fact, the rest of this year promises many great things for film with the final part of the Christopher Nolan Batman trilogy, the third Men In Black, the fourth 'proper' American Pie and the concatenation of everything Marvel with The Avengers. Even for those who want something a little different there is Prometheus, Battleship and Snow White and the Huntsman. Oh, and come December there will only be the minor issue of The Hobbit to cover. Yes, what a year.

In the meantime, if you have a blog, get signed up to the A-Z Challenge now! Details can be found at the bottom my A-Z Challenge page where you can also find a list of the 26 films I will be reviewing.