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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 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 23rd February 2010
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Band of Brothers, don’t forget.

I get emotional quite easily, not over every day things, but thing’s that I see on films and TV programmes. Everyday things I deal with quite well, sometimes a little too well.  I think it must be connected to the escapism I find in films. I’ve spent my life escaping from reality, with films and programmes, but the flipside to that is not everything in film land is perfect. In fact 90% of the time, it’s far from it. I’m not one of these people who can watch something then detach themselves from it straight away. Things stick with me, sometimes for days. Most of the time I have to remind myself that it’s not real and everything is fine.

Which is probably why, I find myself watching Band of Brothers so often. One to build up an immunity to the ridiculous sadness I feel when watching it, because I love the series and it would be a shame to not watch it. Two, because despite the sadness for me, it’s an absolutely brilliant piece of television, expertly made and delicately handled. The big difference of course with BoB is that it is real, it happened. What ever other reasons I watch the series for, the most important one will always remain that I feel it should be watched, and should never be forgotten. I’d feel disrespectful trying to push the images from my mind. After all I’m sat in a cosy bed watching this, not living through it.

There are many ways to remember the men who fought for our freedom. Remembrance day is one, but that only falls once a year. And all too often kids today don’t seem to know what these men went through, war games are played with a certain ignorance and degree of carelessness. There isn’t enough respect worldwide for these men anymore, or what they went through. They didn’t get the chance to start again, once they were dead that was it. I’m not saying we should never enjoy ourselves, or constantly feel pain for what they went through, for what would have been the point of them fighting, if the people they fought for didn’t enjoy the free life they had? But we should never forget. The hardships they went through and the men…friends that they lost. They deserve respect, from every generation from now until the end of days.

It’s thanks to my late grandfather I have the respect I do for these men, for all the men who fought in both wars. Thanks to Band of Brothers I can gain some idea of what they went through, and I do plan one day to visit the places they fought, and Flanders fields, to pay my respects. To those involved in the film making process, to the actors who portrayed these soldiers, they learnt what it was like to be involved in war. The emotion they felt upon meeting the soldiers families, and those who survived, will no doubt be with them for the rest of time. Series like these enable me to remember, whenever I lose sight or my grip on reality, that I live in a free world for a reason. That I have no inherit right to ever feel cheated or truly depressed. And no matter how bad things get I will always be privileged to have the life I have.

You may not agree with war. I can’t say I do. But it’s not the soldiers choice, whether we are proud of the war or not we should always be proud of our men. And Band of Brothers proves why.

Posted by adrienne_adam on 20th February 2010

Two very different films, one very excited girl.

There are two film’s being released this year that I am very excited about. Actually that’s a lie, there’s three, but I’m not including Alice in Wonderland, that will receive a post at a later date. For now I’m talking about Price of Persia- The Sands Of Time, and Shutter Island.

If you’ve heard anything about these two movies, you’ll know you couldn’t find two movies further apart in terms of plot lines and genres. One’s adapted from a video game, an action film laced with comedy, whilst the others an intense psychological thriller. The one thing they both have in common is that I am absolutely gagging to see both.

The reasons behind Prince of Persia are straightforward. I own three Prince of Persia games and love them all equally. Many an evening/day has been spent trying to make Dastan run up a bloody wall and avoid being attacked by some hideous monster/scantily clad bitch. I absolutely love the games. But also, it will fill my insatiable need for big epic fantasy blockbusters. I feel rather robbed of them recently, I refuse to count Twilight as one. Ever since Lord of the Rings and Pirates finished, I have no string of epic movies to look forward to. No big action sequences no wonderful large beautiful sets. From the trailer, this film looks set to tick all the right boxes for me, and I can’t wait. On Jerry Bruckheimer’s life be it if it doesn’t live up to my expectations.

And Shutter Island? Well I’ll be honest, I hadn’t even heard of the film until I read a feature on it. It had a double page spread, and it starred Leonardo DiCaprio. I decided to give it a read, and I’m thoroughly glad I did, for now I just have to see it. I wont write much about it here now, but it is a thriller, set on a creepy island hosting a hospital for the criminally insane, which a man visits it to determine how on earth a murderess escaped from one of it’s locked rooms, without anyone noticing. Oh and he’s tortured by images of his dead wife, and from liberating the death camp Dachau. It sounds creepy, it sounds scary, it sounds like it will mess with your head. It sounds perfect. I may as well establish I’m not fond of horrors, I’m especially not fond of gore. Thrillers however I can handle. I’m fascinated by the minds who can create such plot twists and mind messing storylines.. Film’s that keep me hooked not by scenery or epic fight scenes, but by clever writing and intelligence aplenty, are equally as important to me. This promises to be one of these films.

Released first is Shutter Island, on March 12th, Prince of Persia much later. Both very different, both very eagerly anticipated by yours truly.

A.x