“Hollywood is a place where they’ll pay you a thousand dollars
for a kiss and fifty cents for your soul”
Marilyn Monroe first came onto my movie radar
whilst watching John Huston’s 1950 The Asphalt Jungle,
now granted she only had a minor role in the fillm but it
was a good performance and a launch pad for her career.
The 50’s was a whirlwind of endless success for Marilyn,
she was the pin up girl that everyone wanted a piece of,
every A-List actor & director wanted to work with her,
every man wanted to date her – she was and still is
Marilyn Monroe the Sexiest Woman Of All Time.
Marilyn Monroe brought an innocence & beauty to the screen
like no other movie actress – she won a Golden Globe for her
role as Sugar Kane in 1959’s Some Like It Hot and during
her successful spell in the 1950’s made over a dozen endearing
movies showing off her talent and that infectious smile of hers.
In 2010 we visited Marilyn Monroe’s star on the
Hollywood Walk Of Fame and her final resting place
The Westwood Memorial in L.A – i’m sure many reading
this have done the same – just our way of paying our
respect to one of the screen’s brightest stars
SCORES ON DOORS
Wow! What an honest, refreshing dark take on the rom-com, fabulously directed
by David O. Russell (The Fighter), with great cinematography & great acting, the
young Lawrence facing off against veteran De Niro in one scene had me purring.
With on screen chemistry between Cooper & Lawrence rivaling that of
Bogart & Bacall and old timers De Niro & Weaver both producing the goods
Silver Linings Playbook is a wonderful movie that is emotionally funny,
sometimes stressful but by the time the end credits role I guarantee you will
be grinning from ear to ear – 8.5/10
Jennifer Lawrence picking up Best Actress at
The Golden Globes for her Silver Linings Playbook role
SCORES ON DOORS
Having seen the stage show on broadway a few times I was going into the movie
already a tune to the musical numbers and familiar with the stories characters, this
helped but in fairness would not stop one enjoying this big screen adaption of
Les Misérables. The performances from Jackman, Hathaway & Crowe were all
top notch each showing sides of their acting prowess that are rarely displayed,
Jackman & Hathaway have been recently rewarded by the Academy with Oscar
nominations for their respective roles. Tom Hooper manages to capture the time
beautifully with sprawling set pieces & unusual camera angles.
This is a thoroughly enjoyable movie experience, that will have you singing
along, weeping in anguish & cheering for victory – I would highly recommend 8/10
Later this year comes the sequel to 2012’s The Hunger Games
Below are some new pics released by Lionsgate from “Catching Fire”
Francis Lawrence directs with Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson
and the majority of the first movies cast returning for it’s sequel.
New comers to The Hunger Games universe are:
Philip Seymour Hoffman as Heavensbee, Amanda Plummer as Wiress,
Sam Claflin as Finnick Odair and Jeffrey Wright as Beetee
SCORES ON DOORS
This is an incredible yet terrifying true story of a families fight against nature,
The Impossible is an intense watch, it pulls at the heart strings and delivers.
The 10-15mins Tsunami sequence is incredible and the marvelous cast play their
characters so well that it makes you want to continue watching, you care for
what happens to them, it’s engrossing, it’s nail biting, it’s a fabulous movie – 8/10