Twenty years ago a midseason replacement show based on a flopped 1992 movie, Buffy the Vampire Slayer hit TV screens and it instantly changed my life. For some, maybe it was My So Called Life, Friends, Dawsons Creek, Gilmore Girls or even Party of Five, there is a TV show that will always be the one, the one that changed TV forever, that you obsessed over, lost weekends rewatching, and in my case even inspiring my dissertation, yep, I did a media degree and I wrote about Buffy and her impact on the world. For some, mainly those that have never seen
This weekend I saw the new Star Trek movie, yep, I’m a Trekkie, not a recent convert, a forever Trekkie as my friend calls it as I love the TV shows as well as the recent movies. But, I left my husband in charge of buying the tickets and he somehow, selected 4DX, even though he is standing by the fact he only bought 3D tickets. Are you asking yourself what’s 4DX? Well, you are not alone, so was I. At first glance, there’s a bigger screen, think Imax, the seats are more plush and bigger, they have that rollercoaster
One of the first films I notice the fashion had to be Working Girl, with the big eighties hair and power dressing, which was made even more evident by the transformation of Tess McGill, played by Melanie Griffith, from Staten Island secretary to high-powered executive. The costumes, designed by Ann Roth **who also did The Bonfire of the Vanities, another favourite, as well as Bird Cage**, set the scene right from the word go, with Tess strutting off the Staten Island ferry working her power suit teamed with dotty tights and trainers. There is a sexiness about her, it is
When you see Maleficent you will leave the cinema thinking about Angelina Jolie’s amazing cheekbones, the sweetness of Elle Fanning as Aurora, and the incredible costumes designed by Anna B. Sheppard, who is known for her work on ‘Schindler’s List’ and ‘The Pianist,’ both of which earned her Oscar nominations. I got the chance to chat with Anna B. Sheppard about the costumes, working with Angelina, and the difficulties of designing for an action movie like Maleficent.
Happy Christmas Eve guys. It is traditional for me on this very day to eat lots of chocolates, generally the Quality Street variety, bake up some mince pies, and watch back-to-back Christmas movies – and you guessed it that is what I am doing right now. Last Christmas I put up my favourite festive movies – the likes of White Christmas and Santa Clause, plus a whole raft of suggestions that probably only myself and the Hallmark Channel have ever heard of. This Christmas Eve I thought I would go for a romantic-comedy theme – mixing festive cheer with a fuzzy feel