To celebrate the Top 10 films - voted for by you - in the hmv Jubilee poll, our friends at MMK Media have created these minimalist posters featuring iconic images from each movie. We’ll be posting two a day, each day this week. Here’s a poster celebrating the #4 Film in our list, Monty Python and the Life Of Brian.
Upcoming film 50/50, starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Seth Rogen & Anna Kendrick, has already received rave reviews both in the US and from the 55th BFI London Film Festival. The comedy, which is based on a true story, might well be tackling a very sensitive subject yet it manages to do so with grace and humour.
Written by Will Reiser, the movie is centred around 27-year-old Adam who is diagnosed with Cancer and the story follows his subsequent struggle with the disease. Reiser is actually the inspiration for the film and based it on his own experience with the illness, adding his unique twist of optimism and laugh-out-loud moments.
You can check out the trailer below
and watch as Joseph, Seth and Will introduce this ‘Who’s your go to buddy?’ app on facebook!
Chris Lilley ( @chrislilley ) @ hmv Oxford Circus
Click the image above to view the rest of our pictures from yesterday’s PA! Over 500 people turned up to meet Chris and he ended up staying until well past 9pm, signing copies of his latest hit comedy series Angry Boys.
Where you at the event last night? Let us know what it was like meeting Chris in the comments below!
p.s - Don’t forget folks…
According to TotalFilm.com, hit comedy Bridesmaids has just become the highest grossing R-rated female comedy ever - bumping the Sex & The City movie off the top spot!
The movie has already taken an estimated $152.9m at the US Box Office and is proving hugely popular over here in the UK too.
Kristen Wiig and her unruly pack of underdogs have overtaken Sarah Jessica Parker and her highly-preened crew? Oh yeah!
Salvation Boulevard - Official Movie Trailer (HD)
Check out the trailer for this upcoming indie-comedy that was shown at the Sundance Film Festival 2011, featuring Pierce Brosnan, Greg Kinnear & Jennifer Connelly.
Set in the world of mega-churches in which a former Deadhead-turned-born again-Christian finds himself on the run from fundamentalist members of his mega-church who will do anything to protect their larger-than-life pastor.
Bridesmaids - Five-star comedy!
If there is one film guaranteed to make you laugh this summer, it’s the Judd Apatow (Anchorman, Superbad) produced comedy, Bridesmaids. Hailed as the female answer to The Hangover, the movie - co-written by and starring Saturday Night Live star Kristin Wiig (Adventureland, Paul) - might well be a little crude at points but I’ll be bold enough to say it’s even better than 2009’s hit movie! Bridesmaids simply provides so much more in terms of quality. It’s funny - intelligently so at parts - it’s relatable and most of all it’s got heart - something that’s missing in it’s alleged male counterpart. It’s a tough job finding a balance between the realistic and the comedic but Bridesmaids treads that fine line with perfection. You can’t help but feel bad for down-on-her luck Annie (Wiig) as she struggles to cope with maid of honour duties for her best friend Lillian’s (Maya Rudolph) wedding, but it won’t prevent you from laughing yourself stupid each time she stumbles at a hurdle. Whether it’s competing to prove she’s the better friend when faced with a rival in the form of Helen (Rose Byrne) (the escalating engagement party toasts will have you in hysterics!) or her turbulent relationship with womaniser Ted (I’ll never look at Jon Hamm the same way again..) you’ll still find yourself empathising with Annies efforts to do both the best by her friend and keep her own life afloat at the same time.
Whilst the plot idea is pretty basic; revolving around the journey up to Lillian’s big day, it’s the comedic detours taken on the way that make this movie such a riot. From that opening scene when we first meet Annie, to the priceless dress fitting scene and the absolutely fantastic bridal shower when everything finally comes to a head, Bridesmaids makes sure to hook your attention from the start, making you laugh, maybe cry slightly, then laugh some more until your ribs hurt and the last credit rolls. You’ll be quoting the film the whole way home! If there is a perfect movie to see at the cinema with a group of friends, it’s this. I guarantee you won’t be disappointed!!*
* Well…I’m sure for legal reasons I can’t actually guarantee this but enjoy the film!
Check out the official trailer below -
Bad Teacher (15) - Movie Trailer
Sony Pictures’ Bad Teacher starring Cameron Diaz, Justin Timberlake, Lucy Punch and Jason Segel, is released this Friday and we think the comedy looks like a perfect way to celebrate the end of the working week. Check out the official synopsis below and let us know if you’ll be watching!
‘Some teachers just don’t give an F. For example, there’s Elizabeth (Diaz). She’s foul-mouthed, ruthless, and inappropriate. She drinks, she gets high, and she can’t wait to marry her meal ticket and get out of her bogus day job. When she’s dumped by her fiancé, she sets her plan in motion to win over a rich, handsome substitute (Timberlake) — competing for his affections with an overly energetic colleague, Amy (Punch). When Elizabeth also finds herself fighting off the advances of a sarcastic, irreverent gym teacher (Segel), the consequences of her wild and outrageous schemes give her students, her coworkers, and even herself an education like no other.’
Bridesmaids Movie Trailer
So we’ve been excitedly waiting for this comedy ever since we saw the trailer for the first time (big SNL fan here folks!) and are finally going to see it next week (thanks Universal!).
With an all-female lead cast - led by Saturday Night Live cast members Kristin Wiig & Maya Rudolph, as well as X-Men: First Class star Rose Byrne - with supporting appearances by the likes of Jon Hamm (Mad Men), and Brit stars Chris O’Dowd (IT Crowd) & Matt Lucas (Little Britain) the film has so far received rave reviews! Why not check out the trailer and let us know what you think!
Will you be watching when it’s released on June 22nd?
So I went to see this film last week after a fair bit of persuasion from a friend. I must admit, I was a little skeptical about the premise of aliens in a London council estate but I was pleased to find out that it was actually completely brilliant! The movie jumps straight into the action right from the start where we’re introduced to Sam (played by Jodie Whittaker) who is confronted by Moses (John Boyega) and his gang as she walks home alone. In the middle of the mugging, something resembling a shooting star seems to crash into a nearby car (much cause for hilarity later in the film) allowing Sam to escape whilst the boys investigate. This is where we meet our first alien, a small, Star Wars-esque creature that, despite it’s unattractive features, isn’t too threatening and the gang soon ensure that it’s taken care of. Once the group return to their ‘block’ however, things take a turn for the worse. Whilst bragging to their friends about their triumph and discovery, Moses notices another bright light enter the atmosphere, and then another, and another after that, until the London skyline is lit up with an invasion of the extra-terrestrial. Brave from their first victory, the boys set out (on an assortment of bmx’s, monkey bikes & a pizza delivery scooter!) looking for another fight. This time, however, the aliens are very, very different. I’m not going to spoil the image for you but trust me when I say they are very impressive! The film just goes from strength to strength with a mix of fast-paced action and laugh-out loud moments, as Sam has to join forces with her attackers to protect their beloved block and we meet great characters such as Nick Frost’s dopey, weed-dealer Ron and young rebels Mayhem and Probs (“I’m nine and a half actually”)
If you’re looking for a great British film with plenty of action, lots of laughs and an impeccable soundtrack, then Attack The Block is definitely for you!
Has anyone else seen it yet?