I'm really very excited about the release of One Day this summer at the cinema. I'm usually in the smug 'I read the book before the film and the book is so much better yah' group when it comes to film adaptations (have you seen what they did to the ending in My Sister's Keeper?). But the trailer suggests they've kept quite true to the original story.
Not entirely convinced by Anne Hathaway's accent though.
One Day is basically a story that takes place over twenty years of Dextar Mayhew and Emma Morley's lives. We revisit them on the anniversary of their first meeting each year, and observe how their relationship grows.
Check out the trailer below. It's a little bit of a sobfest.
Nothing captures the nation's heart like a doomed romance (just look at Romeo & Juliet. Or, um, Kat and Alfie from Eastenders.) So it's no surprise to see that Rose and Jack from Titanic have been named as the most romantic couple in cinema history.
In a poll of 500,000 people by ABC TV and People magazine, the tragic couple beat off competition from the likes of Gone With The Wind's Clark Gable and Vivien Leigh and Pretty Woman's Richard Gere and Julia Roberts.
Fourth and fifth place went to Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall from Casablanca and Spencer Tracey and Katherine Hepburn for a variety of films. Nine in fact (with Adam's Rib being one of the best, according to critics.)
So, who's your favourite romantic couple from film history?
If, like me, you quite liked the Twilight movie in a teenage fangirly way, but wished that Bella had been a little less passive and mumbly and more kick-ass, then you're in for a treat.
This brilliant mashup video shows what might have happened had Edward Cullen tried his intense-starey, slow-talkin' shtick on Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Watch and learn, Stephenie Meyer, watch and learn:
I bet you can't watch that video without singing. (I can't even watch it without imagining myself doing high kicks and pirouettes but that's another story). Yes, the video is shoddy, but damn it was a good film with the best soundtrack ever. And if you're free on Sunday, you can join Denise Van Outen in her Fame re-enactment in central London. There's nothing about this event that doesn't make me smile.
Guess what I saw on the pavement the other day. WHITE DOG POO! "Good lord," thought I. "I know there's a 1980s revival going on, but some people are really taking it TOO FAR!"
But I was wrong. The white dog poo artists (that's what they are, let me believe it, don't spoil it for me) weren't going far enough - as this fabulous video shows.
It "mashes up" (that's a very futuristic term, isn't it? I might try using it again, after I've partied like it's 1999) dance footage from seminal 1980s bratpack movies Footloose, Pretty in Pink, The Breakfast Club and Mannequin and puts it all to the lovely strains of Lisztomania by Phoenix.
Hurrah for the 1980s! Now, make me a SodaStream, would you? I've got to finish this Rubik's Cube and iron my ra-ra skirt before Miami Vice comes on.
'He's just not that into you' that familiar Sex and the City phrase and now the title of an entire film.
I was reading a piece in Style magazine on the train back to London last weekend which centered largely around the topics said statement and film title bring up. I must admit I don't usually read the editorial, more glance over where I can buy what that week but I got stuck into this one when I read the first paragraph.
'This, I promise is exactly what he said to me "right, I m calling you tomorrow and you'd better have your phone with you. I absolutely adore you. I have to know when I m seeing you again'
Briony Edwards is currently enjoying a stint at Britain's best (in my humble opinion) movie rag - Empire. Here are her top five filmic facts, like the human version of IMDB but with better hair and no limited access without a pro account rubbish! This point is further driven home by the fact that the platinum blonde beauty has just joined the world of twitter. If you don't follow her I feel sorry for you already. For now...
Five film facts I didn't know last Monday:
1) In 2008, a sequel to The Lost Boys (Lost Boys: The Tribe) was released straight to DVD, much to the ridicule of die-hard original LBs fans. It starred Keifer Sutherland's half brother, Angus Sutherland, along with some of the original Lost Boys.
2) Will Ferrel features in Adam McKay's Anchorman for 85 out of the 91 minutes it runs for.
3) Alan Partridge producer Armando Iannucci has made a full length film, In the Loop and taken it to Sundance this year.
A complete history of my sexual failures is a documentary by Chris Waitt. It previewed at Cannes last year and after reading reviews I finally managed to watch it last week on Virgin On Demand. I can safely say that it made me laugh more than anything has in a long while.
Chris, the director and star of this almost complete car crash (meant in the best possible way) of a documentary has had problems with every relationship he has ever been in having been dumped by every girl he has had dalliances with. Poor Chris.
However, as you watch Chris phone through each of his ex-girlfriends to ask them for an interview on camera, and as you listen to phones being slammed down and one girl telling him that 'hearing your voice makes me want to vomit' you start to think he must have done something pretty horrendous.
Now, I don't know how you ring in the festive season, but Christmas doesn't really start in this house until I'm propped up on the sofa, nursing a hangover, wearing my pajamas, scarfing down a breakfast of coffee and liqueur chocolates, and watching some mawkish made-for-TV movie.
So I've taken a look at the terrestrial TV schedule for the holiday and compiled my top 10 cheesy Christmas TV movie recommendations for 2008/9 just for you lucky Dollymixers (I know, I know, weeth my movies I am spoileeng you). Check 'em out after the jump!
Every day I walk past it at the Tube station, and every day I have to stifle a giggle. No, it's not the stuffy businessman with his fly undone. It is a poster for The Reader, the new film starring Kate Winslet and Ralph Fiennes. Which I am sure is a very weighty affair stuffed with pathos and Oscar-winning turns.
But you see the poster is of Kate Winslet staring intently at an open book, Ralph beside her looking supportive. And the words 'THE READER' in red capitals. It just looks like the subtitle should be "SHE READS!" or "HOW WILL SHE DEFEAT THE DREADED TURNED-DOWN CORNER?", or "ONE WOMAN, ONE PAPERBACK, ONE WEEK DURING THE TUBE JOURNEY AND AT BEDTIME - WILL SHE MAKE IT?"