31.3.13

Jenny VS The Bothersome Man



My dad (again) advised I saw this film, he got it for Christmas from some aunt and said it was worth watching. This isn't really the sort of film I would go for if I had the choice, it's a bit peculiar and with some hidden depth to it but it is genuinely a good film (it's just not to my taste).

It's a Norwegian film from 2006 about a man; Andreas who finds himself in a seemingly "ideal" world having a nice house with a girlfriend and job but with no memory of how he got there. TBM has very few speaking lines (which do have English subtitles) and I think would be considered more of a "mood piece" which you have to figure out what it means for yourself. Andreas eventually gets tired of his new lifestyle and tries to escape.

TBM is filmed really well and has a really cold, bland feel which I think is needed to represent the film, the buildings, furniture (think Ikea) and colours all fit in really well. Worth a watch.

My dad on the bothersome man 
—"it's really like Ikea"

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Hey guys, just to let you know that my posts are going to become less frequent, I've got my exams coming up; re-sits and my AS levels and I've got my OU course starting next week which goes on until September, that I have to give 4 hours a day on (which is recommended if I do or not well...) also work experience and general stuff that I have to sort out. I will try to occasionally post some reviews if I have any free time. Happy Easter by the way!!

5.3.13

Jenny VS The Hunger Games

I was on my computer in my school section and found this review I did when I was 15 (!) of The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins before it got released as a movie. As you all know now that The Hunger Games was a massive success and has already earned millions in the box office so the last paragraph of mine is most definitely true. Anyway I thought I'd upload this as I watched the film for a third time today as they have it on Netflix (Jennifer Lawrence is the ultimate babe) and I thought you'd might like to give it a read.

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The Hunger Games written by Suzanne Collins is the first of a trilogy for young adults, set in a post apocalyptic world in a country called Panem. It is ran by "The Capitol” an all powerful metropolitan area ruling the surrounding area of Panem which is divided into 12 districts (the 13th already destroyed in a previous revolt, ceasing to exist).

As punishment for rebellion each district must put forward a girl and a boy ‘tribute’ between the ages of twelve and eighteen to represent their district in the annual Hunger Games, a televised event which is compulsory to watch, where the 24 tributes must fight to the death in a dangerous arena controlled by the Capitol and watched by the nation. They must avoid any hidden surprises until there is only one tribute who will return to their home district rich and triumphant.

The protagonist and heroine is 16 year old Katniss Everdeen, a resident of District 12, who lives in a poor coal mining area called the Seam who volunteers to take her sister’s place when her name is pulled from the lottery. Along with Peeta Mellark, the baker’s son and fellow tribute whom with Katniss plays the roll of ‘star crossed lovers’ to gain support from the audience who can supply them with gifts while in the arena, she must try to survive the 74th Hunger Games.

The Hunger Games is often criticised as a copy of the Japanese novel Battle Royale by Koushun Takami as both are set in futuristic worlds, featuring an oppressive government where it is required for children to take part in a last man survival game following similar plot lines, though Collins also features the themes of government control, Big Brother, the effects of war as well as power and downfall. A gripping science-fiction action drama novel which is primed to be full of action and romance with Katniss having mixed feelings for Peeta and her long term friend and hunting partner Gale, trapping them all in a love triangle, it is sure to keep you on the edge of your seats. 

Collins has already sold more than 23 million copies of the Hunger games and it is soon to be released as a film, already breaking records for most advanced ticket sales and being acclaimed by critics, readers and young adult writers calling it ”the next Harry Potter and Twilight”, one things for sure it’s going to be a definite success, so be sure to book your tickets!

My dad on the hunger games (the movie)
—"I went in and one boy got his head cut off. It's a bit like Battle Royale but not Japanese."

3.3.13

Jenny VS Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind




I recently watched this film when my dad resuscribed to Netflix (yay) and I was so glad to see they had it as I've wanted to see it for a long time. ESOTSM is set in flashbacks showing memories as Joel (Jim Carey) remembers his girlfriend Clementine (Kate Winslet). Joel decides to contact a company which offers to remove your memories of someone when he discovers that Clementine has undergone the same treatment to forget him after they've had an argument. It shows when they first met and how their relationship progresses throughout the years and the events leading up to when they had their memory wiped. I don't really know what to write in film reviews without giving away too much and ruining the film for anyone ive just persuaded to see it but seriously this film it worth watching it's part romance and part drama. Jim Carey's performance is fabulous, its one of his more 'serious' acting roles which I think I prefer like The Truman Show and the film also stars Kate Winslet and Kirsten Dunst who are also great.

The Korgis-  Everybody's Gotta Learn Sometimes




"I'm just... happy. I've never felt that before. I'm just exactly where I want to be."

My dad on the eternal sunshine the spotless mind
it's a good film because Jim Carey's being a proper actor for once