Sunday, 16 January 2011

The King's Speech.

Image from IMDB

Yesterday I went to see The King's Speech, I was also supposed to see Blue Valentine, which I have been dying to see for months, but annoyingly it's only on at selected cinemas, so I may be waiting for the DVD. I know there has been Oscar buzz surrounding this film, like many January releases, but I can definitely see why. Personally I enjoyed the film but didn't fall in love with it. I came out of the cinema not disappointed at all, but thinking to myself that it's likely I won't be watching it again anytime soon or rather, I won't be purchasing the DVD on it's release. For me, it's not the type of film I could leave in my DVD player for a week and watch over and over (there are actually quite a few of those!). Part of the reason I did enjoy it so much was the fact that it was visually stunning. The cinematography was just beautiful, right from the first scene, and in my opinion should definitely get the Oscar. I have a feeling that Colin Firth might win for this one too. The cast was full of familiar faces which was lovely to see. I would definitely recommend this film, but I'd also say it's not for everyone. You may have read my previous post on 127 Hours, which I definitely preferred as it's something I would love to watch again, and would certainly consider buying the DVD. 
Has anyone else been to see either of these?

This week I also watched I'm Still Here & Lonesome Jim (it wasn't meant to be a Casey Affleck double feature!) but I really don't have a lot to say about either of them. I understand what I'm Still Here was trying to comment on, however I found the way it was done quite dull and unfortunately at times annoying. I love it when films inspire me to create, but these just weren't those kinds of films.
I also have plans to see Black Swan, another Oscar contender, so I may post about that soon as well.
I also got some wire from Hobbycraft today to try making another ring so hopefully there will be a post about that sometime this week, and I've decided to try and make my style inspiration posts a weekly thing, but haven't chosen a specific day yet. I'll see how it goes.
 Hope everyone has had a lovely weekend, and hello to new followers!
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