Saturday, 11 February 2017

Scarlett Johansson covers Marie Claire (March 2017)


Ahead of the release of her new film 'Ghost in the Shell', Scarlett Johansson covers Marie Claire. Despite the controversial casting, if anyone could do it, it would be Johansson. The highest grossing actress will star in comedy drama 'Rock that Body' later this year and next year's Avengers Infinity War, reprising her role as Black Widow.

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Nyle Dimarco by Balthier Corfi for Solstice 2017


Nyle Dimarco is featured in Solstice Magazine Singapore for January 2017, shot by Balthier Corfi. Dimarco continues modelling whilst being an activist for the deaf community.

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Saturday, 28 January 2017

'La La Land' Film Review


Nominated for 14 Academy Awards, 'La La Land' appears unanimously to be 2016's best film, and could very well be the first musical to win Best Picture since 'Chicago' 15 years ago.

Mia (Emma Stone), an aspiring actress, after several encounters, falls in love with jazz pianist Sebastian (Ryan Gosling), enchanted by his music. Whilst their dreams and ambitions brought them together, success and failure threaten to tear them apart.


The bittersweet love story has a strong aesthetic appeal, and works well as a contemporary musical, with several songs that are sure to become classics. The often theatrical elements and tight spatial settings make this an easy adaptation to stage, and could be mistaken as an adaptation to a stage musical.

The highlight for me was the combination of jazz and musical, intertwined with the chemistry of Mia and Sebastian that really brought the whole thing together. Despite some lulls here and there, the plot was mostly streamlined, and really builds up to the final moments, with a strong and poignant finish.

~~~CAST~~~
Emma Stone- Mia
Ryan Gosling- Sebastian

~~~OVERALL 8/10~~~
'La La Land' is a gem in the rare genre of musicals let alone jazz musicals and fully deserves its awards nominations, but for me, is not the most amazing thing I've ever seen. Hopefully though, the publicity and success of this film will reignite the genre of music, film and theatricality, and allow more original musicals to be made. 

Thursday, 12 January 2017

A24's Untitled Film Trailer Preview

A24 dropped a surprise new trailer for an upcoming sci-fi film which has yet to receive a title. The cryptic trailer gives glimpses into what the film is about with some intriguing word play:

Beyond Reality- Realise Feeling- Feel Bare- Bear Witness- Witness Change- Change Identity- Identity Questions- Question Life- Live Beyond


Themes of cloning, identity, artificial intelligence and conspiracy are rife within these clips and despite there not being a single recognisable cast member, it is a cleverly put together teaser that has me wanting to know a lot more!

Given A24 also released the sleeper hit 'Ex Machina' in 2014, and was my favourite film of that year, I am extremely interested in what this could be!

Check out the teaser below:

Sunday, 1 January 2017

2017 Hottest Films


2016 was a mixed bag of films, but not for Disney, who keep breaking record after record with their films including 'Zootopia', 'Captain America:Civil War', 'Dr Strange' and 'Finding Dory'.

Superhero films continue to dominate the theatres with the release of 'Suicide Squad', 'Star Trek Beyond', 'Batman VS Superman' and 'X-Men: Apocalypse', along with sequels such as 'Jason Bourne', 'Jack Reacher' and 'Now You See Me 2'. 

My vote for best movie of 2016 goes to... Arrival. Denis Villeneuve's near perfect movie is brilliantly clever and one that meaningfully stands out amongst the others.

Here is what I'm looking forward to in 2017:

SPRING
-Split (Jan)
-Tulip Fever (Feb)
-Ghost in the Shell (March)
-Free Fire (March)
-Kidnap (March)
-Table 19 (March)
-'Disney's Beauty and the Beast' (March)
-Kong Skull Island (March)
-The Circle (Apr)
-Wonder (Apr)
-Fate of the Furious (Apr)
-Gifted (Apr)

SUMMER
-Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (May)
-Life (May)
-Alien:Covenant (May)
-Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (May)
-The Mummy (June)
-Wonder Woman (June)
-Kingsman: The Golden Circle (June)
-Pixar Cars 3 (June)
-Rock That Body (June)
-Despicable Me 3 (June)
-Spider Man: Homecoming (July)
-Dunkirk (July)
-The Coldest City (July)

AUTUMN:
-Blade Runner 2049 (Oct)


WINTER:
-Thor: Ragnorak (Nov)
-Justice League (Nov)

-Pixar's 'Coco' (Nov)
-Pitch Perfect 3 (Dec)

Unconfirmed 2017:
-London Fields
-Submergence
-A24 Untitled Film 

Tuesday, 27 December 2016

'Passengers' Film Review


Due to a malfunction, Jim Preston (Chris Pratt) and Aurora Lane (Jennifer Lawrence) are two passengers on a spacecraft travelling to a distant colony planet, who awaken from cryogenic sleep 90 years too early. 

With no method of returning into their hibernation pods, the two must come to terms with living the rest of their life on board the space craft, and with each other. As the ship continues to malfunction, the two attempts to find the source; but Jim's terrible secret threatens to tear the two apart.

Tuesday, 20 December 2016

'Blade Runner 2049' Film Trailer Preview

The first teaser trailer for the upcoming Blade Runner sequel has been released.


Produced by Ridley Scott and directed by Denis Villeneuve (Arrival), the trailer sees Ryan Gosling's character officer K encounter Rick Deckard (Harrison Ford). Not much more is revealed just yet, but is definitely one to look out for in the coming weeks!

'Blade Runner 2049' will be released in 2017. Check out the trailer below:

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