So long 2010, hello 2011!

Just over a year ago I posted 'So long 2009, hello 2010!' - a look back at 2009 and the decade. Did you know that the iPod was launched in October 2001 or that YouTube was founded in 2005? I also wrote that there are over 1.7 billion internet users across the world. Well, I... Continue Reading →

Golden Joystick Awards 2010

The Golden Joystick Awards 2010 took place today, Friday 29th October, at the Westminster Bridge Park Plaza. Awards were handed out in 16 categories. A press release explains: "This year there are 16 categories in which the general public can have their say, with games split into genres. Mobile technology is well represented, and for... Continue Reading →

Toronto International Film Festival 2010

The 35th Toronto International Film Festival took place from the 9th to the 19th of September. The Festival prides itself on being a showcase for new releases and on the homepage the Festival is described as: "One of the most successful cinematic events in the world, universally regarded as an ideal platform to premiere films."... Continue Reading →

Favourites Friday – Toy Story

I must admit, I am being a bit cheeky with this Favourites Friday. I saw Toy Story 3 last week and as the Toy Story films are a favourite of mine (and it is Friday) I thought I'd have Favourites Friday all about the Toy Story series. Toy Story series (1995, 1999, 2010) Directors: John... Continue Reading →

Venice International Film Festival 2010

This year marked the 67th Venice International Film Festival and it ran from the 1st to the 11th of September at the Venice Lido. Organized by La Biennale di Venezia, the aim of the Festival is: "To raise awareness and promote all the various aspects of international cinema in all its forms: as art, entertainment... Continue Reading →

Ps… Other movies I saw in 2010

I've just clicked on Empire's homepage and a whole host of other summer movies came flooding back. These are the other films I've watched this year at the cinema, in no particular order. As you will see, I have a very ecletic taste though I mostly go see action flicks with the odd romcom thrown... Continue Reading →

The Big 3 Action Films of Summer 2010

So, last night I watched The Expendables. That means that I have now watched all of 'The Big 3 Action Films of Summer 2010' aka The Expendables, The Losers and The A-Team. There have been other great movies this summer but these were the three I most wanted to see. Admittedly, all three films are... Continue Reading →

Cannes Film Festival 2010

An important date in any film lover's diary, the 63rd Festival de Cannes will be happening 12-23 May 2010. During the two weeks thousands of movie folk are expected to attend with the BBC estimating that 10,000 film industry people and 4,000 journalists will be there.  What are the highlights of this year's festival?  Ridley Scott's... Continue Reading →

Oscars 2010 draws to an end

And what a night it was! In a battle of the sexes, and the exes, The Hurt Locker proved triumphant with Kathryn Bigelow becoming the first woman to recieve the Best Director award. Avatar was, relatively speaking, the night's loser only winning three out of its nine nominations. The top awards were as follows: Best Picture -... Continue Reading →

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