18-01-2017 07:08 PM
LA LA LAND
Saw this on the big screen today & absolutely loved it from the beginning to the very clever ending. This is the film that needs the old axiom " They don't make 'em like that anymore ", attached to it. Wonderfully evocative of the old style musicals but firmly set in the present with wonderful performances from Ryan Gosling & Emma Stone. I'm guessing this probably won't be to everyone's taste, but if you fancy being carried away for a couple of hours to another land, then La La Land is the place to go.
3 weeks ago
Chose a cinema - Premiere Cinema Cardiff - All films £4, all day, every day.
Chose a mate to go with - my gf.
Chose our seats - Quite literally, no allocated seating here.
Chose our popcorn - Not! If you were offered polystyrene with hot butter sauce you wouldn't eat it, so why eat popcorn?
Chose a fizzy drink - Bottle of Dr Pepper as it goes.
Chose a great film? Definitely.
Danny Boyle & John Hodge ( director & screenwriter ) have done a brilliant job of bringing back those lovable rogues from Trainspotting for their further adventures 20 years later. Had a big smile on my face nearly all the way through T2 Trainspotting ( apart from a scene with Spud which put a very different look on my face ). Absolutely loved this, one of those rare treats, a sequel that's as good as the original. Speaking of which, there's quite a few nods to the first Trainspotting, which was nice.
Whilst it follows the gist of the source material by Irvine Welsh from his book P*rn* ( don't think the spam filter will allow me to name it in full ) it is also very different. One main difference being the film is set 20 years later, the book is only 10. So, if you see the film but also want to experience a different version of events, I can thouroughly recommend the book ( & the film ).