A film guide for January 2012 including reviews for:
- The Descendants
- The Sitter
- Like Crazy
A little thin on the ground this month with the end of our first semester at university, but enjoy.
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Published 1 February, 2012
Film , Film Reviews
Tags: Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind, Letterboxd, Like Crazy, Quantum of Solace, Remember Me, Shame, The Descendants, The Green Mile, The Sitter, Water For Elephants
My Letterboxd account documents what films I am watching, usually films for the first time but occasionally a film I haven’t logged before. Here’s a summary of the films I have watched this month, including a rating and short review for each.
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Published 21 January, 2012
Book Adaptation Reviews , Film , Film Reviews
Tags: Alexander Payne, Amara Miller, George Clooney, Judy Greer, Kaui Hart Hemmings, Matthew Lillard, Shailene Woodley, The Descendants
(Published in Issue 6 of my publication In Retrospect)
Directed by Alexander Payne, The Descendants is an adaptation of Kaui Hart Hemmings‘ novel of the same name, which follows Matt King (George Clooney), a Honolulu-based lawyer and the trustee of a large part of land on the Hawaiian island of Kaua’i which was trusted to his family. When his wife falls into a fatal coma after a boating accident, Matt is forced to reconnect with his two daughters, 17-year-old Alexandra (Shailene Woodley) and 10-year-old Scottie (Amara Miller), but the subsequent revelation of his wife’s affair could mean that plan to sell his land has been thrown into the works, as his life begins to intertwine with that of Brian Speer (Matthew Lillard) and his wife Julie (Judy Greer).
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Published 3 January, 2012
Film , Film Features , Top Lists
Tags: American Reunion, Avengers Assemble, Bel Ami, Brave, Carnage, Chronicle, Disney, Frankenweenie, Ice Age, J. Edgar, Jack The Giant Killer, Like Crazy, Madagascar, Mirror Mirror: The Untold Adventures of Snow White, Pixar, Prometheus, Shame, Skyfall, Snow White And The Huntsman, The Amazing Spider-Man, The Dark Knight Rises, The Descendants, The Great Gatsby, The Hobbit, The Hunger Games, The Iron Lady, The Lorax, The Lucky One, The Muppets, The Pirates!, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, The Woman In Black, War Horse, We Bought A Zoo, Wrath of the Titans, Young Adult
2012 has only just begun, and we’re already talking about some of the amazing films that are set to be released over the next year. With many anticipated films that have already been released in the US that we are yet to see, to the many Marvel films that we are frantically waiting for, we won’t be short of great films to put on the ‘to see’ list. Let’s not forget Peter Jackon’s The Hobbit as well, of course. So films of 2012, assemble! Here’s a list of what to look forward to this year, and also a few that you may want to avoid:
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