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Friday, 28 September 2012

Lawless

Directed by John Hillcoat
Written by Nick Cave and Matt Bondurant
Starring Shia LaBeouf, Tom Hardy and Guy Pearce
Released 7th September 2012
Run Time 116 minutes
Certificate 18
Set in depression-era Franklin county, Virginia, a bootlegging gang is threatened by a new deputy and other authorities who want a cut of their profits. 

Saturday, 22 September 2012

Never Let Me Go

Directed by Mark Romanek 
Written by Kazuo Ishiguro and Alex Garland
Starring Carey Mulligan, Andrew Garfield and Kiera Knightley
Released 11th February 2011
Run Time 103 minutes
Certificate 12A
Kathy H, Tommy and Ruth are students at a mysterious boarding school. Kathy watches from afar as Ruth and Tommy fall in love, but fate has a greater threat in store for all of them. 

Tuesday, 18 September 2012

The Shawshank Redemption

Directed by Frank Darabont
Written by Stephen King (short story) and Frank Darabont
Starring Tim Robbins, Morgan Freeman and Bob Gunton 
Released 17th February 1995
Certificate 15
Run Time 142 minutes
Two imprisoned men bond over a number of years, finding solace and eventual redemption through acts of common decency. 

Monday, 17 September 2012

American Pie Reunion

Directed by Jon Hurwitz and Haydon Schlossberg
Written by Jon Hurwitz and Haydon Schlossberg
Starring Jason Biggs, Alyson Hannigan and Seann William-Scott
Released 2nd May 2012
Run Time 113 minutes
Certificate 15

Thursday, 13 September 2012

Year of the Dog

Directed by Mike White
Written by Mike White
Starring Molly Shannon, John C Reilly and Peter Sarsgaard
Released 31st August 2007 (UK)
Run Time 97 minutes
Certificate PG
A secretary's life changes in unexpected ways after the death of her beloved dog Pencil.

Wednesday, 12 September 2012

Sons of Anarchy: Season 5 premiere

Created by Kurt Sutter
Written by Kurt Sutter
Starring Ron Perlman, Charlie Hunnam and Katey Sagal
Aired 11th September 2012
Run Time 60 minutes
A man in his early thirties struggles to find a balance in his life between his family and his loyalty to a motorcycle. 

Tuesday, 11 September 2012

[REC]3 Genesis

Directed by Paco Plaza
Written by Paco Plaza
Starring Leticia Dolera, Diego Martin and Javier Botet 
Released 31st August 2012 (UK)
Run Time 80 minutes
Certificate 18
A couple's wedding day turns into an horrific nightmare as some of the guests start showing signs of a strange illness. 

Monday, 10 September 2012

Submarine

Directed by Richard Ayoade
Written by Richard Ayoade and Joe Dunthorne
Starring Craig Roberts, Sally Hawkins and Paddy Considine 
Released 18th March 2011 (UK)
Run Time 97 minutes
Certificate 15
15 year old Oliver Tate has two objectives: to lose his virginity before his next birthday and to extinguish the flame between his mother and an ex lover who has resurfaced in her life. 

Friday, 7 September 2012

An Education

Directed by Lone Scherfig
Written by Nick Hornby and Lynn Barber
Starring Carey Mulligan, Peter Sarsgaard and Alfred Molina
Run Time 100 minutes
Certificate 12A
Released 30th October 2009
A coming of age drama about a teenage girl in 1960's suburban London, and how her life changes with the arrival of a playboy nearly twice her age. 

Sunday, 2 September 2012

7 Below

Directed by Kevin Carraway
Written by Kevin Carraway and Lawrence Sara
Starring Val Kilmer, Ving Rhames and Luke Goss
Released 17th April 2012
Run Time 90 minutes
A group of strangers get trapped in a time warp house where a terrible event happened exactly 100 years prior. 

Tuesday, 28 August 2012

Shame

Directed by Steve McQueen
Written by Steve McQueen
Starring Michael Fassbender, Carey Mulligan and James Badge
Released 13th January 2012
Run Time 101 minutes
Certificate 18
In New York City, Brandon's carefully cultivated private life - which allows him to indulge his sexual addiction - is disrupted when his sister Sissy arrives unannounced for an indefinite stay.

True Blood Season 5 Finale

Created by Alan Ball
Starring Anna Paquin, Alexander Skarsgard and Stephen Moyer
In a world where vampires have "come out of the coffin", telepathic waitress Sookie Stackhouse discovers a new world of different creatures when she meets vampire Bill Compton.
*Spoilers*

Thursday, 23 August 2012

Rabbit Hole

Directed by John Cameron Mitchell
Written by David Lindsay-Abaire (play and screen play) 
Starring Nicole Kidman, Aaron Eckhart and Dianne Wiest 
Released 4th February 2011 (UK)
Run Time 91 minutes
Certificate 12
Life for a happy couple is turned upside down after their young son dies in an accident. Based on the play by David Lindsay-Abaire. 

Wednesday, 22 August 2012

American Beauty

Directed by Sam Mendes
Written by Alan Ball
Starring Kevin Spacey, Annette Bening and Thora Birch
Run Time 122 minutes
Released 4th February 2000 (UK)
Certificate 18
Lester Burnham, a depressed suburban father in a mid life crisis, decides to turn his hectic life around after developing an infatuation for his daughters attractive friend. 

Monday, 20 August 2012

Beautiful Days Festival 2012

Hosted by Levellers near Ottery St Mary, Devon.
I haven't posted for a while, and this is why! I was at the amazing Beautiful Days festival just down the road from where I live. Headliners included Public Image  Limited (former Sex Pistols front man John Lydon's band) Frank Turner and the Sleeping Souls and Levellers. It was an amazing weekend and I had a great time, seeing so fantastic bands...some of which have and will become my new favorites!

Public Image Limited
Oh my god. I still can't believe I saw John Lydon live! We were right at the front, and were less than 10 meters away from him the whole time...still buzzing even now! Such a legend; he's one of the faces of both the punk era and music itself. What an inspiration! 



Monday, 13 August 2012

Fish Tank

Directed by Andrea Arnold
Written by Andrea Arnold
Starring Katie Jarvis, Michael Fassbender and Kierston Wareing
Released 11th September 2009
Run Time 123 minutes
Certificate 15
Everything changes for 15 year old Mia when her mum brings home her new boyfriend. 

Friday, 10 August 2012

Grave Encounters

Directed by The Vicious Brothers
Written by The Vicious Brothers
Starring Sean Rogerson, Juan Riedinger and Ashleigh Gryzko
Released 20th April 2012 (UK)
Run Time 92 minutes
Certificate 15
For their ghost hunting reality show, a productions crew locks themselves inside an old asylum that's supposedly haunted-and it might prove to be all too true!

Wednesday, 8 August 2012

Family Guy

Created by Seth MacFarlane
Starring Seth MacFarlane, Alex Borstein and Mila Kunis 
1999-present
Certificate 12
In a wacky Rhode Island town, a dysfunctional family strive to cope with everyday life as they are thrown from one crazy scenario to another. 

Tuesday, 7 August 2012

True Blood Season 5 Episodes 3 and 4

Created by Alan Ball
Based on the novels by Charlaine Harris
Starring Anna Paquin, Stephen Moyer and Alexander Skarsgard
True Blood season 5 is well under way, and I thought it only right to review each episode as I watch them :) So far, I've watched the first four episodes, and I'm hooked once again. 
*Potential Spoilers!*

Saturday, 4 August 2012

Ice Age 4: Continental Drift

Directed by Steve Martino and Mike Thurmeier
Written by Michael Berg and Jason Fuchs
Starring Ray Romano, Denis Leary and John Leguizamo
Released 13th July 2012 
Run Time 88 minutes
Certificate U
Manny, Diego and Sid embark on another adventure after their continent is set adrift. Using an ice berg as a ship they encounter sea creatures and battle pirates as they explore a new world.