“It’s the most wonderful time of the year.” For you lot, Christmas and New Year offer a chance to eat lots, stock up on gadgets and DVDs for the next year, and generally hang out. For people who spend their time talking about anything in particular, it can be a bit of a pain. That’s because you, the public, expect/demand, an end-of-year review list rundown top 100 bonanza. But just to be a bit contrary, I won’t give you a simple run-through of the top films of the year. Instead, we’re on a trip back in time, to the land called 2008, to look at A YEAR IN FILM!!! This one, that hasn’t even finished yet… Continue reading
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In the latest of The Moviebarn’s ‘Ways to ruin an afternoon’-type series, here’s another in the vein of the Monkey-ed Movies from Week One. 5 Second Movies first started appearing on youtube courtesy of ‘themanwiththeglasses’ a couple of years ago. He may or may not have glasses. That’s not for me to know, and it’s largely besides the point. They’re just funny.
Here’s the Lion King, in5seconds…
Here’s M Night Shyamalan’s The Happening, in5seconds…
And here’s the entire Rocky saga, in about 20 seconds…
Wall-E’s a lovely chap. Sweet, clever, and more than a little nerdy. Admit it. You want one.
Well, no need to empty your pockets at the Disney store. You can make one.
Get the instructions here. Enjoy. And remember kids, don’t run with scissors.
Film festivals, like any kind of festival, tend to have lots of things going on in a not-very-long period of time. This can lead to confusion and anger when scanning the programme and finding that the thing you wanted to see is on at the same time as the other thing and that the third thing has already been on and you missed it and AAAGH!
As such, a plan is required. Best way to break it down is to go through, from the 18th to the 28th, and pick one thing each day to go and see, with the pros and cons honestly weighed up for your perusal. Because let’s face it, unless you’re a journalist, an aristocrat, or the kind of person who REALLY plans ahead, you won’t have the time, money, or sheer determination to fire into all the films at the festival. So here we go, the Moviebarn guide to the Edinburgh Film Festival… Continue reading
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So it’s one week until The Moviebarn hits the airwaves. I make-d a poster and everything…
Tell your friends. Make them listen. Fridays, 2:30-4:00, freshair.org.uk
If a cow dressed as Willy Wonka doesn’t capture the imagination, I don’t know what will.
As I’ve said before on this blog, Hollywood’s previous dealings with the work of Dr Seuss have been akin to pressing a large red button marked ‘SELF DESTRUCT’. If you took the last 2 Seuss films as gospel, then the fair Doctor wanted to scare the pants off kids, with really creepy characters that wouldn’t look out of place in an episode of the League of Gentlemen. Continue reading
‘Sweet’ is a hard quality to get across in a film – go in too heavy and the audience just feels violently sick. It’s a dangerous game to go playing, but luckily Garth Jennings’ follow-up to HHGTTG manages to just about nail it. Continue reading