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Thursday Me Time: It’s All About Caine

Caine Monroy is 9 year old boy from East LA, who has built a selection of well-known arcade games out of cardboard boxes. He operates out of his father’s autoparts business and remains optimistic despite never having a single customer, until filmmaker Nirvan Mullick happened upon the store and decided to fulfil the little boy’s dream by raising awareness of his venture and organising a surprise flash mob for him. The joy in Caine’s face when he realises that a large group of people in the street are waiting to play at his arcade is pretty much the definition of heartwarming.

The thought that has gone into his creations, which includes a security system and prizes, would be impressive for an adult, but the fact all this has been achieved by a 9 year old makes it all the more extraordinary.

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Saturday Pot Luck: Family Guy and teddy bears collide, hilarity ensues

The latest upcoming film that has peaked my interest is Ted, a Seth MacFarlane production that finds Mark Wahlberg dealing with his bad mouthed teddy bear friend, who came to life many years previously. From what I can tell, Marky Mark has to choose between growing up and starting a new life with Mila Kunis or staying young with his furry stoner friend – not exactly groundbreaking stuff. But hey I might be wrong, and the trailer made me laugh so I’ll be heading to my local cineplex when it comes out.

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Fame On A Friday: Olivia Colman and Gary Oldman are officially recognised as amazing

The best of British

Sunday night’s Jameson Empire Awards brought a lot of satisfaction, for myself and many others, as exceptional work was finally recognised by the people who matter most to filmmakers (I hope) – the viewers. Having previously been ignored by pretty much every major awards body, people such as Olivia Colman and Gary Oldman were celebrated as heroes of their craft. I am still at a loss to understand why Oldman has never one an Oscar, and was only nominated for the first time this year. I mean, the man’s an acting genius! He is a veritable chameleon of the silver screen, and most definitely a national treasure.

I was utterly captivated by Colman’s performance in Tyrannosaur, it is without doubt the greatest film I’ve ever seen that I never want to see again. I’m so glad that she has finally been given the recognition that she deserves and I cannot wait to see her future dramatic performances. She has made me shriek with laughter in Green Wing and Peep Show, and left me weeping in despair as she tearfully asks to be held in Tyrannosaur. Is there nothing that this woman can’t achieve?

If you want to watch her acceptance speech, or that of any of the other winners, click on this link: http://www.empireonline.com/awards2012/winners/actress.asp

[Image via thisislondon.co.uk]

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Fame On A Friday: Movie Trailer Bonanza!

This week has been a tad quite in the world of fame, but I have been watching a lot of trailers for highly anticipated films coming up in the next few years. Quite fittingly, the three below mirror my life quite nicely – Men in Black was a childhood favourite, American Pie was influential to my generation during my teenage years, and Despicable Me has become a recent favourite among my friends and I, oft quoted and giggled at. Needless to say I’m quite excited about my future cinema prospects.

Enjoy.

 

 

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Saturday Pot Luck: Even imagining Colin Firth speaking can make me cry

Lovely Colin

It’s no secret that I have slight penchant for all things Mr. Firth, but my love for The King’s Speech extends beyond that, for such a British film it’s hugely uplifting. So when Raindance Film Festival’s Twitter feed offered a copy of the script to anyone with an interest, I jumped at the chance. This is a fairly regular occurrence, I have previously been sent a PDF of the Drive screenplay, which was absorbing on paper as it was in celluloid.

On opening my most recent acquisition, of course I instantly located the grand final scene, in which our hero overcomes every obstacle to inspire the country to rise up against evil. All I had to do was read a few lines and I was already tearing up…pathetic.

Anyway, if you would like to obtain your own copy, or learn more about Raindance, have a gander at the information below.

Email screenplay@raindance.org for an automatic reply containing the pdf

Tweet @Raindance for more info on their training opportunities or general independent film news

http://www.raindance.org

 

[Image via kingspeech.com]

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