Tuesday, 26 March 2013

8 reasons you should see Trance

Danny Boyle's 'Trance' is out in UK cinemas tomorrow (27th March). I saw it last night and have been collecting my thoughts on it through the day. Here are eight reasons I think you should see it.

1. I can guarantee, unless you’re super clever, you won’t guess how it’s going to end.

2. The film leads you down roads you weren’t expecting to take. Like, you think you’re going down this dark alley then into the countryside, but Mr Boyle actually takes you underground, through a river, up a mountain and then you only really get back onto level ground once the titles start rolling.

3. Just when you’re sure you’re following what’s going on in the film, something changes your confidence. Then the pace of cuts, music and atmosphere speeds up and your heart rate matches it. I like that about films.

4. It has the usual Danny Boyle dark humour with complex, fascinating storytelling. You know it's worth it. 

5. The opening sequence is perfectly intriguing and interesting; you’re thrown into the film straight away and already asking questions.

6. There have been a lot of stylish, gorgeous looking films out recently and Trance might just be the nicest one to look at.

7. It’s only 101 minutes. Compared to the majority of rubbish out today, Danny Boyle doesn’t need the duration of over two hours to tell a captivating story.

8. James McAvoy stares into your soul, has his top off in a few scenes and at one point, reveals his bum.

After thinking about it for hours, I decided I really enjoyed Trance. I haven't had my emotions toyed with this much by a film in a while.


Trance is out in UK cinemas 27th March.

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Monday, 18 March 2013

I have been a bad blogger

For a while now, I haven't found anything interesting to blog about. I've seen new films, but there are only so many film reviews published online and mine aren't exactly the ones people seek.

Blogging, to me, is something I feel I need to do. Being fairly good at using the Internet and up to date(ish) with media, blogging (aka pouring my life out online) seems like something I should be doing, but who is it really for?

I am so grateful for the amount of views I have received on this blog and I think I aim to entertain people or provide interesting things to read, but blogging feels personal. Therapeutic in a way, as well as a place to help develop my writing and gain confidence.

I like this style of blogging I'm doing; writing away whilst listening to Justin Timberlake's sweet sounds, sitting in my pyjama's - I just can't find inspirational topics.

So, instead of just writing whilst I ponder ideas, I thought I would share some words I found on another blogging site. At the moment I'm not feeling down, but I think everyone, even the happiest of people, like reading things to make them smile.

Everyone who terrifies you is sixty-five percent water.
And everyone you love is made of stardust, and I know sometimes
you cannot even breathe deeply, and
the night sky is no home, and
you have cried yourself to sleep enough times
that you are down to your last two percent, but

nothing is infinite,
not even loss.

You are made of the sea and the stars, and one day
you are going to find yourself again.  

Maybe I'm not looking deep enough, but maybe I'll 'find' myself again in blogging.

Have you got any happy quotes or passages that inspire you? Or do you have any tips for finding inspiration, or ideas about what I could blog about?

Thanks for reading and have a nice day.

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