Leonardo DiCaprio won his first Oscar on Sunday to praise and celebrations around the world (and a big sigh of relief – I don’t think I could watch Leo lose out for another year!!).
DiCaprio’s talents throughout his career have always been recognised by fans and critics, so for him to finally get a shiny gold Oscar in his hands to take home felt like it meant more than any other award this year. Especially when you consider the amount of memes and longstanding jokes on the Internet about Leo’s lack of an Oscar over the years.
I don’t think I’ve ever been this excited to see a movie since Toy Story 2 came out when I was 7 years old.
The latest superhero movie to be released this year is Deadpool, starring Ryan Reynolds as the knife-wielding, kickass superhero dressed in his red bodysuit. And it’s in cinemas on FEBRUARY 10TH – that’s tomorrow!
Not only do fans of the comic seem excited due to the accuracy of the costume and Ryan’s promise of staying true to the comic’s character and story (unlike the Wolverine Origins film), but Deadpool also has a lot of other people eager to see the movie.
Well that’s because of the film’s clever, and most likely very costly, advertising and marketing.
This is going to be the first of many Spotlight posts. In these kind of posts I’ll be shining the spotlight on to different talented creative people from music and film – from directors, to producers, to musicians, to stylists. To not only the people in front of the camera but those behind them, and to not only those on stage but those behind the scenes.
The person behind some of the most popular music videos on the web right now is a lady whose passion for directing and creating visuals that I envy is the talented Hannah Lux Davis.
Who has she worked with??
Time to drop some names: Nicki Minaj, Drake, Lil Wayne, Ariana Grande, The Weeknd, Tinashe, Jessie J, Miley Cyrus, Wiz Khalifa, Mike.Will.Made.It, Paris Hilton, Jason Derulo, Fifth Harmony, David Guetta and Demi Lovato. And that’s not even all of them.
I bought an Elle magazine the other day, and in it the editor mentioned what a friend of hers would do every New Years.
Apparently, she would write a list of things that she wanted to achieve in the year, and post it to her address. She explained that by mailing it to herself, she felt that she was putting her dreams ‘out there’ into the world, and that doing this would help her dreams become a reality.
I’m going to try a similar tactic by writing my list of places that I want to travel to and post it here for you guys. Hopefully by doing so I’ll actually get off my lazy bum and work on crossing them off my list – because these places are amazing.
Following my friends into the cinema, we were about to get tickets for Birdman. I knew three things about this film: it starred Michael Keaton and Emma Stone (to name a couple), was labelled as a black comedy, and included a plot that was ‘about some man that dresses up as a bird’ (quote taken courtesy of my younger sister when I told her which film I’d be watching).
I always like to walk into a film not really knowing anything about plot, setting, trailers, or terrible/rave reviews. So I sat down in my cinema seat, opened my bag of popcorn and let director Alejandro González Iñárritu lead me wherever he wished to take me.
When you have a blog that is specifically about certain topics, it can be hard to stop yourself from writing posts on every thought that pops into your head.
Here on Discs and Reels, I like to write about films that I’ve seen, newly released trailers, and songs that I’ve heard on the radio or recently discovered online. I started this blog so that I could write about things that I love: movies and music.
As a film graduate, my passion for film has grown and developed since taking Film Studies at A Level. My love of sharing music came from being the one that my family turned to to create a playlist for our get-togethers and having two radio shows at my university radio station.
But these aren’t the only passions of mine. I also love to read, and I have strong opinions on things that affect me as a graduate living back at home and looking for work. I love watching television shows that remind me of being a kid but are witty and imaginative like Adventure Time and Regular Show. I spend time creating nail art designs on my nails, and love the feeling of buying new clothes and jewellery. I love using social media to interact with people that I might not have known if it wasn’t for Twitter. I love trying new foods, playing on Assassins Creed, or detective games like LA Noire, or action games like the latest reboot of Lara Croft.
I fit so many categories that I sometimes find it hard to understand what kind of person I am. Am I a bookworm? A film buff? A gamer? A girly fashionista that loves to paint my nails?
Questioning myself has been a pretty common activity while looking for a job. With so many skills and things that I enjoy, what kind of job would I really like? Which would be the best for my first step into my graduate career? What kind of job would get me further in life? It’s almost the same with my blog – which topics will my readers like more? Which posts will get more interaction and interest my followers? Is this post worth writing?
Tris is fighting fit in the second film of the Divergent series, Insurgent (release date 20th March 2015). The first teaser trailer gives us a glimpse of what Tris looks like since the first film Divergent, which was released 20th March 2014.
With a new short haircut – taken from the second book of the series written by Veronica Roth – we see female protagonist Tris (Shailene Woodley) jump off buildings, hanging off ropes and running into a burning building to save her mother.
I applaud you, David Fincher. Yet again, Fincher has made a disturbing, thought-provoking and nail-biting movie. Packed with tension, lies and accusations, Gone Girl is truly remarkable.
Starring Ben Affleck as husband Nick Dunne and Rosamund Pike as doting wife Amy, the film is described as portraying ‘modern marriage’. If modern marriage is how it is in Gone Girl then I don’t want to get married any time soon! We’re shown Nick and Amy in their early relationship days; we see them first meet, their charming ways and their love for one another blossom. Their relationship seems like a fairytale, with the treasure hunts that Amy leaves for Nick acting as a sign of the endless fun that the two have together.
Nick is the voice of the present in the majority of the narrative, and we learn more about Amy’s character in scenes referred to in her diary. From her we see how they met, how they fell in love immediately and make it to their fifth wedding anniversary. But then we start to see the cracks show. Before Nick discovers his wife’s disappearance he’s sat in his bar (cleverly named “The Bar”) complaining to his sister of their anniversary tradition of treasure hunts, seemingly bored of his married life. Then Amy’s diary entries before her disappearance, which we see her writing and are shown each entry’s events, steadily become more worrying.
Last night I decided to make a hot chocolate, curl up and finally watch The Perks of Being A Wallflower. Apart from knowing it was an adaptation of a novel and starred Emma Watson, I wasn’t too sure what to expect.
What I got was a sweet, touching film that also weaves around and delves into deep, serious issues.
Ever since we were given the tiny snippet of the latest Hunger Games film through the Capitol’s TV broadcast way back in June 2014, I’ve been preventing these words from spilling out into a blog post. But I can’t wait any longer and we’ve gained so much more info since then that I can’t help but type these words: THE MOCKINGJAY IS NEARLY HERE AND IT LOOKS EPIC!