Wednesday, 9 March 2011

The Devil Wears Prada

With Meryl Streep as Miranda Priestly, the bossy editor of Runway magazine and Emily Blunt as her first assistant, Anne hathaway finds it hard to fit in at her new runway job as 'the fat,ugly,clever' second assistant. Seeming to always be late and very unfashionably dressed, and not getting on at all with her new job, boss or lifestyle - the job that 'millions of girls would kill for'. She gets given tasks that seem impossible, especially as she can't follow the SIMPLEST instructions. Anne Hathaway gets given not only a whole new job and a tiny-sized wardrobe to fit into, but a much more glamorous and expensive life-style - something not everyone seems so happy about....
I really loved this film and i can't criticise it. it is a must see for all teenage girls who are into fashion. it has probably the biggest wardrobe you have ever seen....

Sunday, 6 March 2011

Bride Wars

I have watched this film countless times and each time it seems to get funnier. Starring Anne Hathaway and Kate Hudson, Bride Wars is a rom-com about two best friends out to spoil each other's weddings. As the movie goes on, the ideas get wilder and the consequences worse as each bride is determined to make her wedding THE one to remember. Emma and Liv have their weddings on the same day due to a slip up at the booking stage and although they start by working together to solve their problem they have no luck, so each is determined to make the other one's a disaster.
A film that will appeal to teenage girls, this should be watched again and again. It is truly hilarious in the girls' fight for just a bit of 'me' time to enjoy a day that they wish to remember as one of the best days of their lives.

Friday, 21 January 2011

Eclipse

Eclipse is the third film in the Twilight series following Twilight and New Moon but before breaking Dawn which is supposed to be split into two films. It is slightly more violent than the earlier films, earning it the rating of 12a but I found the fight scenes unrealistic and boring. I was very disappointed with the main fight scene as you didn't see much of it.
I found the plot plain and predictable, and, although it had humorous touches added in, I much preferred the earlier films. I feel the whole series has suffered from having different directors for each film and this has made them very inconsistent. I haven't read any of the books but, based on comments from friends, I felt many scenes were rushed and I wouldn't be persuaded to read the books from the impression the films give.
Overall, I was disappointed with the film and wouldn't recommend it.

Thursday, 20 January 2011

The Karate Kid

This film has a promising new talent from Jaden Smith, who is following in the footsteps of his father, Will Smith (see I, Robot) Although this film is called the karate kid, it has ahd a lot of criticism for not having any karate in it, only kung fu. But for me, whose knowledge of martial arts extends to a few lessons in Tai Chi, it didn't make a difference to the amazing quality of the film and I doubt many people would disagree.
Jaden Smith wants to learn Kung Fu and persuades the caretaker (Jackie Chan) to teach him. With amazing scenes throughout China, including on the Great Wall of China, and unbelievable Kung Fu from both actors, this film is sure to be a huge hit with teenagers and with people who have watched the original Karate kid. I really enjoyed it and I hope to get it on DVD when it comes out.
An amazing film of karate and a true friendship.

Wednesday, 19 January 2011

My Top 5 Books 2010

My 5 favourite books from those I read for the first time in 2010
Crescendo by Becca Fitzpatrick



Skulduggery Pleasant - Dark Days by Derek Landy


When I Was Joe - and it's sequel Almost True - by Keren David


Wasted by Nicola Morgan


Ice by Sarah Beth Durst