A maybe weekly round-up (5)

Life

Last week it was rain. This week, it’s the cold. Transitioned into the winter coat this past week. The mornings are getting pretty damn chilly. Though, thankfully, the rest of the day is never too chilly. So far. Autumn is here!

This week saw me messing with zombies, watching a new cinema release and nearly locking myself into my house. Yes.

A maybe weekly round-up (4)

Life
Rain... rain...

The rains… they’re here.

The weather has finally turned here in England. Blissfully enjoying a warm autumn, with days reaching 20 degrees C. And then a week later we’re we’re on the cusp of winter with the temperature dropping 10 degrees and rain. So much rain. Yes, I feel it more these days as I don’t have the luxury of driving to work. *sigh*

Despite the weather, what else is new?

The Ten Best Actors of All Time Relay Race

Film

I have been tagged! Well, not tagged, but the baton in the Ten Best Actors of All Time Relay Race has been passed on to me by Kristin at All Eyes On Screen.

Just in case you didn’t know what this is all about, here are some details and rules from the starter of this relay race, Nostra at My Filmviews:

So what’s the idea behind the relay? I’ve created a list of what I think are the best actors. At the end of the post I, just like in a real relay race, hand over the baton to another blogger who will write his own post. This blogger will have to remove one actor (that is an obligation) and add his own choice and describe why he/she did this. At the end the blogger chooses another blogger to do the same. The idea is to make this a long race, so that enough bloggers get a chance to remove and add an actor. We will end up with a list (not ranked in order) which represents a common agreement of the best actors

The race started with Nostra at My Filmviews who then passed it on to Terrence at The Focussed Filmographer, it then went to Scott at Front Room Cinema, who passed it to Pete at I Love That Film, then to Ruth at FlixChatter, she passed it onto to fellow film girl geek Kristin at All Eyes On Screen who has now passed it on to me.

Phew, it’s getting longer and longer! I take it this isn’t just a 4x100m relay race then?

Onto the list!

100 movies: Road to Perdition

100 movies of 2012

Every year I set myself a target, usually of about 100, of films to watch. These are new films. Not new, new films. But films that are new to me. Any time I’ve seen a new one, I post a bit of a brain dump of my thoughts on the film here. Enjoy!

Road to PerditionRoad to Perdition (05/03/12)

Bonds of loyalty are put to the test when a hitman’s son witnesses what his father does for a living.

What an utterly beautiful film. I was just a little bit floored when the film ended. I adored everything from just how beautiful it was shot to the stunning score from Thomas Newman. Tom Hanks’ performance was beautifully understated. I am pretty sure he’s up there in my favourite actors of all time list.

I was honestly amazed by how stunning the film looked. The colour palette and the cinematography was just perfect. Really makes me look forward to Sam Mendes’ Skyfall even more. Very excited to see what he does with Bond.

Back to this film. It is a gangster film. But it’s not. That’s just the backdrop for the real story. The relationships between fathers and sons. Though saying that, the final shoot out scene in the rain was absolutely stunning. And don’t get me started on the final, final scene. I honestly wasn’t expecting that to happen as Sullivan was looking out of the window. I did wonder where Jude Law’s character had gone. Just figured, he’d skulked off.

I’d quite happily watch this film again. If I can say that just moments after I’ve seen the film, that’s the sign of a good film in my eyes.
Rating: 5/5

Read on to see all the films watched this year…

100 movies: Toy Story 3

100 movies of 2010

Toy Story 3 (03/08/10)
It has been a long time since I saw the first Toy Story movies. Shame on me. Toy Story 3 though? Awesome. Loved it. Very funny. I welled up in the beginning, full on tears towards the end and some very tear filled eyes at the end. Funny and scary at times. Didn’t see the need for the 3D. It added depth, sure, but I could have done without it. I think I’m quite happy that there’s no more Toy Story movies planned. This movie ended it all very nicely. Oh and the Day & Night short was awesome! That almost got a few tears rolling for me!
Rating: 5/5

Read more to see the full list of movies I’ve seen so far this year.