2013

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Words by Naomi Jeffreys

“Yesterday is history. Tomorrow is a mystery.”

2012 has been and gone, and one hell of a year it was too. It saw London successfully; triumphantly host the Olympic Games, it was the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee. Culturally, London was at the epi-centre of high quality plays and musicals.

The Evening Standard Awards saw the best in the Arts business win a host of awards, among the winners were; Judi Dench, Simon Russell Beale, Danny Boyle and Hattie Morahan.

The amount of brilliant films which were produced in twenty twelve was astounding, amongst the films which were released were, ‘Anna Karenina’, ‘Life of Pi’, ‘Skyfall’ and many more.

So, if 2012 has been a cracker of a year for film, then Twenty Thirteen should be even better, with a whole host of big budget films due to be released in the next year which include; ‘Man of Steel’, ‘Monsters University’, ‘The Croods’, ‘Monsters Inc 3D’, ‘Iron Man 3’, ‘Planes’, ‘Elysium’ to just name a few.

If you haven’t already guessed, in this week’s issue we will be covering what films you should spend your money on in 2013 and the ones which you should miss, what you can look forward too, what you must see, what you should miss and an exclusive interview with ‘James Bond’ alumni, Samantha Bond.

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Sense

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Words by Naomi Jeffreys

Sense, is a process which we go through in order to make some order of the world we live in.

This is true to films, in the Twenty First century, it seems that directors, producers and writers, seem to have forgotten that audiences can think. That we want to make sense of the films they put in our cinemas.

Quite often, films have a neat ending, where the lovers get together, or the villain is captured. But isn’t it much for fun for the ends not to be tied up? That way, audiences can use their imagination, they can create their own ending.

It is a very ‘Hollywood’ trait to have a happy ending, as demonstrated in the Golden Era and many animated films. But, sometimes, we don’t want their to be a happy ending.

One director who doesn’t believe in neat endings is British born director, Christopher Nolan. His films include; ‘The Dark Knight Trilogy’, ‘Inception’, ‘The Prestige’, ‘Memento’ and many more.

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‘Inception’ was a film which created a buzz, audiences were left wondering what happened at the end of the film. His ability to constantly ask questions, and his use of an unreliable narrator, along with a stellar cast, make for something fresh in Hollywood.

Sense – must we really make sense of films? I don’t believe we have to.

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Christmas

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Words by Naomi Jeffreys

Everyday this week, we will be posting articles, reviews or even film trailers of some of the most Christmassy films, to get you in to that Yuletide Spirit.

So, whether you love ‘The Snowman’ or ‘Elf’, keep checking this Blog, because this is where Christmas is at.

“So jump up on my slay and we’re on our way,/ For another bloomin’ Christmas”

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