I hope everyone is having a good week so far. I would say that I was having quite a productive one myself, at work and at home so that is always pretty good. So let me tell you I always get really exciting when it is posted on Yahoo, or Twitter that somewhere in Hollywood, someone has found an old film. I do believe this also happened a few months ago. They have randomly found an old film reel that has been partially damaged by a fire, and with this one they have managed to salvage a whole 36 minutes of playable footage of Quentin ‘Pulp Fiction’ Tarantino’s first film. I think that is pretty cool. Quentin Tarantino is a legend! The film, entitled ‘My Best Friend’s Birthday’ was originally 70 minutes long, and it is about a character played by Quentin Tarantino himself, who tries and fails to surprise his best friend on his birthday. It turns out they found the film a few years ago but have only now been able to restore it and they are shortly going to be playing it at future film festivals. I wouldn’t mind seeing that myself. Actually wouldn’t mind going to a film festival. That would be a great experience.
Picture: Quentin Tarantino.
Talking about old movies being shown on the big screen, and this was actually posted online last week (not sure where I was last week to miss this!) but one of my favourite movies of all time, Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining, written by Stephen King, my favourite writer of all time, is returning to the big screen for Halloween! To see that on the big screen would be an incredible experience too. It does state in the article that I have read that it is only playing in selected cinemas, so I shall have to do some research and find out if it will be playing in mine. I know I can watch ‘The Shining’ at any time I want at home, but we all know nothing can ever beat that big screen effect when it comes to movies.
Picture: REDRUM – The Shining.
Admittedly one of the most irritating things in movies for me, and probably for a lot of other film fans out there too, is waiting for them to come out, whether that be at the cinema or TV or DVD it’s the waiting that annoys me the most. I have just read that according to Warner Bros, Ben Affleck’s solo Batman movie is still 18 months away from completion. Now that is bloody annoying! Hands up those who think that is annoying!!! I wonder if it might just have something to do with Ben Affleck co-writing and directing this one? Which I am really excited about because he is a really good writer and director, let’s be honest, Gone Baby Gone was outstanding. I get the feeling Ben Affleck just wants it to be perfect that’s all. So if it takes a little longer to come out then that is how it has to be. I am looking forward to it anyway, it will be worth the wait.
Picture: Thor Ragnarock.
On a more positive note it has also been confirmed that actor Sam Neill, who coincidently I watched on ‘The One Show’ just the other night, has bagged a role on the new ‘Thor: Ragnarock movie, alongside his former Jurassic Park co-star Jeff Goldblum. I am looking forward to Ragnarock anyway but that sounds like it could be pretty good actor pairing…again, as well. They both acted really well in Jurassic Park that is for sure. They also added that Mark Ruffalo’s Hulk is going to have a bigger role in this movie too and I am pleased because, even though it is not The Hulk’s movie it would be nice to see him a bit more in this as I do love the chemistry between Thor and The Hulk. They can be really funny together. I love Mark Ruffalo too, he plays the role really well. I have heard they may also be setting up a solo Hulk movie too and I hope they do. But I am looking forward to this one in the meantime! Thor: Ragnarock opens on November 3rd 2017.
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