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[Review] – Les Misérables

8 Jan

Les Misérables

Title: Les Misérables
Year: 2012
Director: Tom Hooper
Writer: William Nicholson, based on the music by Claude-Michel Schönberg and Alain Boubil, with lyrics by Herbert Kretzmer, based on the novel by Victor Hugo
Starring: Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe, Anne Hathaway, Amanda Seyfried, Eddie Redmayne, Helena Bonham Carter, Sacha Baron Cohen, Samantha Barks, Aaron Tveit
MPAA Rating: PG-13, suggestive and sexual material, violence and thematic elements
Runtime: 157 min
IMDb Rating: 8.2
Rotten Tomatoes: 70%
Metacritic: 63

I remember when I first decided to start a blog to review films I vowed I’d try to see as many films from any given year I could, so that I could get a real overview of the whole year in film and not try not to skip those films which I knew were just disasters waiting to happen. I also vowed that I’d see at least one more film each year than I had seen the previous one. In 2010, my first year doing this, I saw 210 films, which I thought was a pretty good number. In 2011 I saw 256 releases from that year, upping the quota from the previous year by a whopping 46 films. That number, 256, always seemed pretty huge and I doubted I’d be able to pass it this year. Well, Les Misérables (though I’m seeing it in January) is the 256th 2012 release I’ve seen, and I still have a few more films to go, so I guess 2013 will be the real challenge.

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[Trailer] – The Lone Ranger

11 Dec

The Lone Ranger

It’s been over a couple of months since we got our first look at next summer’s The Lone Ranger so a new, longer trailer has just been released which you can watch below.

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[Trailer] – Les Misérables

9 Nov

A full trailer for Les Misérables has just been released and, as one might imagine, it looks pretty damn epic.

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[Trailer] – The Lone Ranger

3 Oct

A lot has been made about The Lone Ranger, from the budget issues to the huge production to the fact that a crew member unfotunately died on set a few weeks ago. Well, now at least we have something to feast our eyes upon, as the first trailer for the film has been released and you can watch it below.

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[Teaser] – Les Misérables

30 May

Yesterday some photos surfaced online, and now the marketing push gets even stronger with an actual teaser for Les Misérables, which you can watch after the cut.

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[Review] – Dark Shadows

23 May

Title: Dark Shadows
Year: 2012
Director: Tim Burton
Writer: Seth Grahame-Smith, based on a story by himself and John August, based on the television series by Dan Curtis
Starring: Johnny Depp, Michelle Pfeiffer, Helena Bonham Carter, Eva Green, Jackie Earle Haley, Jonny Lee Miller, Chloë Grace Moretz, Bella Heathcote
MPAA Rating: PG-13, comic horror violence, sexual content, some drug use, language and smoking
Runtime: 113 min
IMDb Rating: 6.6
Rotten Tomatoes: 42%
Metacritic: 55

Starting with 1990’s Edward Scissorhands, Johnny Depp has collaborated with his close friend, director Tim Burton, on eight occasions. And I like the two quite a lot, and they certainly have made pretty great contributions to the modern cinematic canon together (one can’t argue the greatness of a film like Ed Wood), but I’m afraid that I’m left thinking that maybe they should put a temporary halt to these collaborations. It feels now that they’re collaborating just because they have fun working together, which is indeed a good reason, but it would be better if they spent just a little extra time getting the material ready for their tandem.

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[Trailer] – Dark Shadows

16 Mar

The collaborations between Tim Burton and Johnny Depp are insanely popular; and with good reason, too, since the pair have collaborated in seven projects with really fervent fanbases to both critical and commercial success. Now, the pair is due to release their eighth collaboration this May, when Dark Shadows is released.

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