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I was so certain I had written a review on this film…
Anyway, it’s a medieval, Scottish-based Disney Pixar animation film about a young fiery red-headed princess named Merida (Kelly Macdonald). Her youth and freedom is threatened when her parents organise suiters to win her hand in marriage. She rebels and enlists a witch to change her mum (Emma Thompson) in order to change her fate.
While the dodgy witch (Julie Walters) did make her mother change, she changed her into a bear. This did change Merida’s fate but not in the most ideal way. Therefore, Merida has to find a way to break the spell… Continue reading
Tagged billy connolly, brave, Brenda Chapman, Craig Ferguson, disney, emma thompson, julie walters, Kelly Macdonald, Kevin McKidd, Mark Andrews, pixar, Robbie Coltrane
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I was thinking about the actresses who always get cast as the motherly characters in movies, and the same names kept coming up. So I decided to put together a list of the best mum characters in the movies and the eight actresses who play them.
(I probably should have done this around Mother’s Day but I forgot.)… Continue reading
Tagged actresses, Allison Janney, best mums, dianne wiest, driving lessons, edward scissorhands, gravity, harry potter, julie walters, juno, life of the party, little miss sunshine, Melissa McCarthy, mothers, mrs weasley, mums, sandra bullock, st. vincent, the blind side, the help, the horse whisperer, the lost boys, the sixth sense, the way way back, toni collette, vianne rocher
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I am ashamed how close I came to watching Tina Fey’s new movie, Sisters, rather than seeing this touching drama. (I still reckon Tina Fey is a genius, though.)
After seeing the Brooklyn trailer I was prepared to see a slow-paced, sullen and potentially grim film. But this was not the case!
I walked out of the cinema feeling uplifted, positive and encouraged. I felt as though I’d been wrapped up in a big, fat duvet, sung a lullaby while sipping on hot cocoa inside by the fire during a blizzard… It gave me the warm and fuzzies, and made me feel happy… Continue reading
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Okay, so this film has been HUGELY underrated. Despite being aware that everybody has their right to their own opinion, I, as New Zealand’s official Freak of Film, would like to say:
YOU ARE ALL INCORRECT.
Driving Lessons is a slower-than-usual paced film with a script as philosophical as Forrest Gump, but with humour as dry as Napoleon Dynamite (in some parts)… Continue reading
Tagged 2006, awesome, ben, connie, driving lessons, evie, film, film review, freak, Jeremy Brock, julie walters, Laura Linney, movie, music, nz, review, rupert grint
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Not a moment to rest! This really is a second part, as in, it can’t really stand alone. If you consider it as a film separate to the first, you may feel exhausted by the constant running and relentless fighting. However, it really is more that that. It is the final of a ten year long series and the conclusion to the first Deathly Hallows… Continue reading
Tagged Alan Rickman, David Thewlis, david yates, deathly hallows, emma watson, film, film review, Gary Oldman, harry potter, helena bonham-carter, hermione, Jason Isaacs, jk rowling, John Hurt, julie walters, Maggie Smith, Michael Gambon, nz, part 2, Ralph Fiennes, Robbie Coltrane, rupert grint, sci-fi, Warwick Davis