[Flirty Friday] My Best Friend’s Wedding and Bridget Jones’s Diary

For my final Flirty Friday post of the month it's a double bill, catching up on the week that I missed. When I was younger I bought a best of album packed with all of Burt Bacharach's classics. Don't ask my why, I would have been about 13 at the time so should have been... Continue Reading →

[Flirty Friday] Pretty Woman

As I wasn't very well last week and lacked the energy to do anything except sit on the sofa, this week's edition of Flirty Friday is what I would have posted. Next week will be a double bill to catch up on my lost week. Pretty Woman (1990) Dir: Garry Marshall Starring: Richard Gere, Julia... Continue Reading →

[Flirty Friday] Sleepless in Seattle

Favourites Friday was the series that started it all way back in August 2010. When the Christmas season arrived in December I introduced a new mini series, Festive Friday, all about the films that are a Christmas must at Cinematic Delights HQ. For the month of love I've decided to introduced another new mini series.... Continue Reading →

[Favourites Friday] Aliens

So far this year I have seen two fast-paced action films where there is a leading lady and not a leading man who lets their fists do the talking - my reviews for The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and Haywire will be up next week. For today's edition of Favourites Friday I thought I'd... Continue Reading →

[Festive Friday] The Nightmare Before Christmas

It's that time of the week again - Festive Friday! In the spotlight this week is a musical masterpiece directed by Henry Selick, The Nightmare Before Christmas. IMDb: "Jack Skellington, king of Halloween Town, discovers Christmas Town, but doesn't quite understand the concept." The film oozes Tim Burton, which is unsurprising as he co-wrote and... Continue Reading →

[Festive Friday] The Muppet Christmas Carol

Greetings, one and all, and welcome to another edition of Festive Friday. This week it is the turn of another seasonal must at Cinematic Delights HQ, The Muppet Christmas Carol. Starring the fantastic Michael Caine alongside a host of your favourite muppets - including Kermit as Bob Cratchit, Miss Piggy as Emily Cratchit and the Great Gonzo... Continue Reading →

[Festive Friday] Elf

Welcome to the very first of my five special Festive Friday posts. This mini series is very much like my regular Favourites Friday series, except I will only being looking at Christmas films. Though you may not feel Christmassy yet - and I don't particularly either! - we're now into December so the holiday season... Continue Reading →

[Favourites Friday] Hot Fuzz

After writing about another Wright/Pegg/Frost film a few days ago, Shaun of the Dead, I thought I'd write about another one, which I've always really enjoyed: Hot Fuzz. Hot Fuzz (2007) Director: Edgar Wright Starring: Simon Pegg, Nick Frost IMDb: " Jealous colleagues conspire to get a top London cop transferred to a small town... Continue Reading →

[Favourites Friday] Dirty Dancing

Following on from last time's Favourites Friday post on Footloose, I'm going to carry on the dancing theme. This month's post, on Dirty Dancing, is dedicated to my grandmother, More Nan, who passed away last night, aged 87. For many years she used to go ballroom dancing - up until about five or so years... Continue Reading →

[Favourites Friday] Footloose

Footloose (1984) Director: Herbert Ross Starring: Kevin Bacon, Lori Singer and John Lithgow "See, this is our time to dance. It is our way of celebrating life. It's the way it was in the beginning. It's the way it's always been. It's the way it should be now." I first saw Footloose a few years... Continue Reading →

[Favourites Friday] Run Lola Run

This week is a special guest post by the wonderful Scott from FrontRoomCinema (FRC). FRC runs many features, including FRC World Icon and Tech Tuesday. Scott's blog has its name thanks to the 92in big screen cinema he has in his living room. Run Lola Run (1998) Director: Tom Tykwer Starring: Franka Potente, Moritz Bleibtreu... Continue Reading →

Favourites Friday – Stardust

Stardust (2007) Director: Matthew Vaughan Starring: Claire Danes, Charlie Cox, Michelle Pfeiffer "A philosopher once asked: 'Are we human because we gaze at the stars, or do we gaze at the because we are human?' "Pointless, really... 'Do the stars gaze back?' Now that's a question." ————————————————————————— When Ian McKellen, as the narrator, utters these... Continue Reading →

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