Is Kevin Costner back in THE UNTOUCHABLES mode?!
It is actor Ellen Page’s birthday. Her top 5 films:
- WHIP IT
- X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST
Apart from SHALLOW GRAVE and TRANSPORTING, each film since from director Danny Boyle feels close to being good without being particularly good. (Though, I remember having a soft spot for A LIFE LESS ORDINARY.) The best thing he has made is the ‘London 2012 Olympic Opening Ceremony: Isles of Wonder’. The trailer for his latest:
It is producer Jason Blum’s birthday. His top 5 films:
- GET OUT
- PARANORMAL ACTIVITY
FIGHTING WITH MY FAMILY ★★★☆☆
D: Stephen Merchant (Cemetery Junction).
S: Florence Pugh, Nick Frost, Lena Headey, Vince Vaughn, Dwayne Johnson.
Starts promisingly, but ends up being a conventional, sentimental sports movie crowd-pleaser. It is not parsimonious with warmth and positivity. Nick Frost, Lena Headey and Vince Vaughn make this watchable.
It is actor Benicio Del Toro’s birthday. His top 5 films:
- LICENCE TO KILL [the best Bond movie]
- SIN CITY
- THE USUAL SUSPECTS
Nearly made the list:
- 21 GRAMS
I. Cannot. Wait.
It is actor John Travolta’s birthday. His top 5 films:
- A CIVIL ACTION
- BLOW OUT
- PULP FICTION
- THE THIN RED LINE
Actor Chiwetel Ejiofor’s feature directorial debut.
It is actor Simon Pegg’s birthday. His top 5 films:
- MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE - FALLOUT
- MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE - GHOST PROTOCOL
- MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE - ROGUE NATION
- STAR TREK
This website is written by Hemanth Kissoon.
Filmaluation is dedicated to arts culture, with a particular focus on film.
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The vital ambitions of art and entertainment:
- The unexpected
Brains and soul are key; but adrenaline junkies do not fret, there is also much love for an experience that delivers a sucker-punch to the guts via stunningly delivered thrills.
The evaluation of a film
Verb, "to filmaluate”:
To evaluate a film
I am well aware how difficult it is to make a film, put on a stage play, create a television show, write a novel, let alone make something of note. (That appreciation doesn’t stop me from having high standards though.)
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