I’m back baby!

Yes, that’s right. Your eyes are not playing tricks on you. You don’t need glasses. Your brain is in perfect condition and you don’t need an MRI scan. Unless of course you actually need an MRI scan.

As the great Harry Lime once said…guesswhoisback

Okay, I’m not entirely sure if that quote is correct because I haven’t seen The Third Man for a while but I’m pretty sure a sly dog like Orson Welles would certainly say something of a similar nature.

So I unexpectedly paused the blog for a couple of months whilst I was busy and to be perfectly honest, I kind of forgot about the blog until a few days ago when I suddenly gained a burst of followers. I have no idea why so many people suddenly started to follow the blog but it inspired me to start writing again. And so here I am writing with no end in sight unless I decide to stop again. Who knows when that will happen? But for now the future is bright unless you’re going to see Man of Steel anytime soon.

Matt.

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Chap of Steel: The Alan Partridge Movie Trailer

The first trailer for the Alan Partridge movie has been released along with a title. Alpha Papa will be released this summer but until then you can watch the excellent teaser trailer below.

Furthermore, inspired by this teaser trailer, I decided to make my own poster for the film. It turned out better than I expected.

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Matt.

The Top 250 and Me

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I was bored today and so I decided to have a look at the current IMDb Top 250 Films list (which can be viewed here), something which I haven’t done for years. I managed to count 117 films on the list that I have seen. I’m not sure if that’s good but what’s good isn’t the point. The real point is that there are so many dreadful films on the list that anyone who thinks this list is a good representation of the Top 250 Films ever made is clearly misinformed.

I cannot deny that there are some great films on the list. For example, when you get down to the bottom, you discover some of cinema’s classic features. The problem is that scattered from throughout the list are films from 2012 and 2011 that were obviously enjoyable to a large audience but will clearly not stand the test of time. Films such as The Hobbit (2012), The Avengers (2012) and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (2011) were a great success because of the massive fan base that existed before the film was released. These films have tainted what was once a great list of films.

If you want a decent list of films, do yourself a favour and look at the BFI’s Top 50 Greatest Films. And what makes this list so good, is that it isn’t decided by a bunch of fans and they give reason why each film belongs on the list.

Just for general interest, how many of the IMDb Top 250 Films have you seen?

Matt.