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Posted by adrienne_adam on 9th August 2010
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Premiere Part 2

Sat on a wobbling train reaching around in a tightly packed bag that would make Mary poppins proud, is not my idea of fun.

For a start, the train is beginning to make me feel ill. Or the combination of a chicken sandwich and the train. Either or.

I’m looking for my ipod, and each item I take out makes me cringe, as I know how carefully I packed this, and how unlikely it is it’ll all go back in seamlessly. Or indeed fit in at all. And lo and behold, when I find said blasted ipod, it doesn’t work. Having tricked me with its friendly full battery this morning, it is now point blank refusing to even turn on.

Which is madness, it was turned off and locked all day up until now. So I can come to only one logical conclusion. My ipod hates me.

Anyway, the reason I’m even bothered about finding my ipod is that having read empire cover to cover I’m now bored on a train to London. The reason for the journey, however, its completely and utterly the opposite of boring.

For the second time this year I am donning my glad rags (an annoying glitter shedding blue dress) and putting on heels to walk the red carpet at londons empire cinema. I am off to the Expendables premiere.

For those of you who can remember, earlier this year I attended the European premiere of kick ass. Well now my dear friend has scored tickets to yet another premiere. To say I’m lucky is an understatement. To say I’m not a little smug, would also be an understatement.

This has to be the universes way of saying, “you should be a film journalist”. I’m willing to bet it will slow down on once in a life time opportunities if I don’t start this journalist career sometime soon..

Wish me luck!

Posted by adrienne_adam on 29th April 2010
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500rads

So it seems that the hype around the internet is that 500rads is a new film from JJ Abrams. And it’s supposed to be a mix of Cloverfield and 28 days later. So i’m wondering if all the research Mandy has done from that site is for a different film entirely. I really hope not, but all links on the sites i’ve found seem to say this. It would explain all the radiation talk on the blog.

However, I did wonder if perhaps it could be linked from the bombing from the first film. But at the moment, it needs more investigating!

A.x

Posted by adrienne_adam on 29th April 2010

Cloverfield 2

So if you read my last post, you’ll know all about my love for hyped up films. I mentioned the previous marketing campaign for Cloverfield, and how they’ve just started up (possibly) a new one for the next film. Most of the hype that’s happened so far seemed to be for the DVD release in Australia, but as my friend Mandy has been finding out, there are a few odd things lurking around on the Internet that seem to point to Cloverfield 2.

For example, a possible fan made website 500rads.com that turned out to be owned by Paramount Pictures. Slightly odd, and certainly incredibly intriguing. For those who wish to catch up on the various links around the Internet, I highly recommend you go to www.amandacobb.co.uk or more specifically here. She has covered everything she possibly could, including converting image to sound to further her knowledge on the whole mystery. Granted at the moment, it all seems to be leading to dead ends, but that’s not shaken her and it’s certainly not shaken me. It’s the sort of thing I love, and as this combines both mine and her loves, film and marketing, I’ll be re-posting all her findings and any of my own. If anyone out there finds anything worth looking at, let either one of us know.

For now, each time I find anything new, along with my usual blog posts, i’ll keep a cloverfield watch up and running.

A.x

Posted by adrienne_adam on 28th April 2010
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Short and Sweet

I’m sorry I’m so useless. I’ll get better, I promise.  It seems life has caught up with me a little bit, and I’m finding more and more excuses to push this blog further back and back. But no more!

This is just a short and sweet update, about the excitement of film&game releases this year. I won’t go through my epic list of which ones I’m looking forward to. Just how in my mind, absolutely nothing beats the excitement of waiting for something to be released. The absolute desperation you feel, for it to be that date already. The excitement of when it finally is that date, and then the panic to get out and buy said game/cinema tickets.

Sometimes I feel its frightfully unfair, how long they make you wait. I can imagine it’s worse for other people, I can empathise when it comes to games because really, there’s really only so much marketing you can do. But films, well it’s another story. And I’m such a sucker for a good marketing campaign. Cloverfield had me hooked from the word go.  I remember it being incredibly late at night, and my good friend Sam showed me the website. And so it began, hours of endless researching, dragging up websites that lead to dead ends, analyzing pictures, watching small video clips. It was like Lost all over again. Of course like Lost, half the things I researched were barely, if at all, mentioned in the film. But it doesn’t take away the excitement of it all.

I’m hoping Cloverfield 2 brings about the same sort of viral campaign, my friend Mandy is keeping a close eye on it, with me not far behind. It all just adds to my love of anticipation. Nothing makes me happier than finding out about releases, and researching them to within an inch of their life, up until they come out. Film marketing is intoxicating to me, it falls just behind films themselves in the list of things I love.

On that obsessed note, I shall leave you until next time. Which I promise, won’t be long. Now I need to go look through comments and approve them. There’s a back log of them too. Oh how useless I am!

A.x

Posted by adrienne_adam on 25th March 2010
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Self diagnosed twitterholic

More of a rambling update than a proper post. But its official. I am addicted to twitter. Not in a “adrienne is on the toilet! Woo!” kind of way, but in a I’m following over 100 people and I have to check it every 5 minutes way.

It’s so addictive, that’s the problem. Not only are all your friends on there, but celebrities too. And magazines and companies, all of whom have been known to tweet back from time to time. Its also a pretty good place to shamelessly plug any blogs or projects you’ve got going on…ahem.

I suppose its less addictive if you don’t have it on your phone. I own a blackberry, therefore twitter is in my pocket, burning a hole. Maybe it is a bit self indulgent and vain, and its a personal challenge to condense thoughts and conversations to 140 letters. But it’s fun, and for the most part harmless.

I actually get most of my news and information from twitter now, not to mention it means I can follow all my distant friends. And while at work (Like right now…) I can tweet! And save myself from utter boredom. I would inevitably have gone insane by now, if it wasn’t for my blackberry. And this blog would be severely limited, since I now have a word press app and can update whenever!

Oh the wonders of the internet. And twitter. Sweet sweet addictive twitter.

A.x

Posted by adrienne_adam on 23rd March 2010

The Premiere of Kick Ass, my night with the stars.

Last night I was giving the fantastic opportunity of attending the European premiere of Kick Ass.

And now I don’t even know where to begin a write up…the film was pure genius, the venue was amazing and the stars gracing our presence were distracting and awe worthy. Walking down a red carpet with cameras flashing and people screaming is something I reccomend everyone does in their lifetime. The feeling is second to none. Not to mention being sat in a cinema knowing full well Brad Pitt is sat behind you.

However once all the star spangled aura had settled, and the curtains parted, I can honestly say I don’t think I’ve ever heard a quieter cinema. Everyone was glued to the screen, and I had actual goosebumps. The atmosphere was completely electric, and the film delivered beyond expectations throughout every single minute.

I’ve never been in a cinema where people clap and cheer and laugh so loudly, but far from being annoying, it simply adds to the experience. I’m reluctant to write a review, because I want to see it again!

What I will say is, it does differ slightly from the comic, but that’s no big deal I think in some ways I prefer the film. Hit girl obviously steals the show in every single scene she’s in, and although a British actor wasn’t wanted, Aaron Johnson played Kick Ass incredibly well. A friend of mine thinks that Red Mist was a little miscast, and I can see his point, but for the purpose of the film, a boy wanting his fathers approval, Christopher mintz-plasse does well.

I would encourage everyone to see this film, don’t be put off by the stupid Daily Mail, and don’t believe that Jane Goldman wrote the comic! Yes she was heavily involved in the film, and huge credit to her, but we have Mark Millar to thank for his genius piece of writing, and possibly my new favourite film of all time.

A.x

Posted by adrienne_adam on 21st March 2010

Kick Ass Premiere

Ladies and gentleman, I am going to the European premiere of Kick Ass tomorrow, in London.

I will take photos and notes and get back to you all on Tuesday, I am beyond excited its going to be immense!!

A.x

Ps. It took all my energy and strength not to type this all in caps and squeel lots! I am SO excited!!

Posted by adrienne_adam on 18th March 2010
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3D madness

A quick update, just to say, has the world gone 3D mad?
Don’t get me wrong, I love this outburst of 3D films. They’re amazing and certainly offer a good distraction if the films storyline turns out to be a bit flat.

But it seems everyones jumping on the band wagon now! My film magazines are coming with 3D covers, 3D mousemats, 3D everything! Now, I have to say, SFX’s 3D front cover was absolutely amazing and slightly on par with the amazing films. But a 3D mouse mat, is not the same. Please please, the films are good but the free stuff is not!

However I do need a new mousemat so thanx Total Film, that was quite handy. That’s all really.

A.x

Posted by adrienne_adam on 17th March 2010
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Remember me?

Hello all. I realise its been an absolute age since I updated, and I do feel guilty. The problem is March, despite nothing particular significant happening, has been rather busy. When I’m not working or socialising, I’m sleeping. I’ve also started numerous training courses at work meaning I’m more than swamped. I’m positively drowning.

Fear not, I’ve found time in my day to do a small update, and in amongst my cluttered schedule I have managed a trip to the cinema to see Alice in Wonderland, as well as squeezing a few DVD’s in.

Now when I saw Alice last week, I was too fascinated to really gain any material to put in a blog, so tonight I’m seeing it again with my dear mother, and this time I’ll do a write up afterwards!

Films aside, the end of March is currently glowing in a pokemon tinted aura. The remakes of gold and silver are released on the 26th March, and as I’ve been waiting since their announcement, you could say I’m a little excited. Sometimes I worry that I get so excited over these games, but oh well.

On the subject of games, I bought Call of Duty and Trauma Centre, both excellent games. Trauma Centre has led me to the false assumption I could in fact be a surgeon, causing me to size up patients (victims) for impromptu surgery. I’d advise all to keep a considerable distance until I complete the game.

So, until later on tonight/tomorrow when my Alice update will be published, I hope there’s still someone out there to read this mini (mildly psychopathic) update!

A.x

Posted by adrienne_adam on 27th February 2010

Cherry Bomb

There’s so many film’s I keep forgetting about that I so want to see this year! In comparison to last year, although there were loads I wanted to see then as well, this year I seem to be so much more aware of all the great movies coming out. I’m going to be absolutely broke come end of the summer. Then there will be this little quiet period before all the winter blockbusters start kicking out. Hello broke me.

I’ve covered most of the ones I want to see so far, save a few. One of the less mainstream big movies that I really want to see, is The Runaways. There’s a few reasons why, I like The Runaways and Joan Jett, my parents always showed me the music they liked when I was younger rather than encouraging me to embrace all the new stuff that they didn’t particularly like. So I grew up with a healthy respect and appreciation for all kinds of music. I also want to see how Kristen Stewart does as Joan Jett. I want to like her as an actress I really do, but having seen Adventureland and seen how she does the same lip movements and sighing and grunting that she does in Twilight, I’m wondering if that’s all she can do.

Obviously, I hope it’s not. She’s not your conventional pretty girl actress, I mean she’s absolutely stunning but in her own kind of way. She doesn’t dress up for the cameras she wears what she wants, which is usually ripped jeans and a baggy T-shirt and I love that. It’d be great if she could break out of the Twilight mould and prove herself a bit more with The Runaways. In terms of the way she is off the camera, she’s probably one of my favourite actresses, I’d love to be able to credit that with a few more films too.

I’m quite a big fan of Dakota Fanning too, although is it just me or did I miss her growing up? When did she get old enough to be in The Runaways? Swear she’s only about five. But either way, she seems like she’s got her head screwed on in interviews, and that being a child star hasn’t particularly messed her up, yet. Obviously the main drives in this movie are the female leads, and the music. Female power wasn’t around then, and it’s great to see a film come out about one of the first groups to really cement women in rock and roll. I won’t go all women’s right’s on you, but it’s always fun to see women getting gritty, especially when it’s a true story like this.

So in conclusion, I’m excited for this film even if it’s just to hear the music. I’ve seen the teaser trailer, which I’ll put here, it looks pretty awesome. This will be the second 70’s orientated film I’ve seen recently, which just makes me want to wear their clothes and listen to their music, it was so much better!