Before Avatar…A Curious Boy

“Curiosity – it’s the most powerful thing you own. Imagination is a force that can actually manifest a reality.” This TEDtalk is just as much about science and life as it is about film. As someone who grew up with and still loves science fiction and the idea of exploring other worlds, James Cameron’s mentality…

Top Films of 2013

In celebration of the end of the year, I have decided to put together a list of my 10 favorite movies released this year. Whether because they changed my outlook, taught me something, were innovative or simply entertained me – the following are my favorites. I am completely incapable of ranking favorites, so disregard the…

2014 Oscar Predictions

The time of year is upon us: Oscars season. Every year, I pose the challenge to myself to see all of the Best Picture nominees and somehow have never been able to do it in the past. There’s always been one or two that I couldn’t get my hands on in time – but this…

American Hustle (2013)

Although it isn’t fully released in the UK yet, I took advantage of an early release at the Vue West End in London to see American Hustle a few days ago. I love just about all of the actors and actresses in it, and though I’m new to the David O. Russell bandwagon I did enjoy Silver…

Mr Magoo’s Christmas Carol (1962)

We have reached the fourth and final Festive Friday. I’ll start this by saying that A Christmas Carol is my favorite Christmas story. And to this day, my go-to Christmas movie when I’m feeling nostalgic and need a little boost in holiday cheer is Mr Magoo’s Christmas Carol. I haven’t seen any other Mr Magoo cartoons,…

“One Sick Love Story”

Yesterday, the first official poster for next summer’s release The Fault in Our Stars exploded onto the internet. It’s a highly anticipated film, so that’s not particularly surprising, but people were not all responding positively. A lot of people loved the poster but balked at the tagline – and understandably. At first glance, I was…