Monthly Archives: February 2013

What the hell is going on with my life right now?

I don’t what the deal is right now, but in my life right now I don’t even know what the deal is. I feel like I’m just going through the days of the year not actually paying attention to what’s going on around me. Besides my nights out, hang time with my friends and when I go to the cinema everything else feels so tedious, boring and lifeless. And once again it comes back to education.

See this picture perfectly sums up how I feel about my life and education at the moment.

Now while I really shouldn’t be complaining about my life because it could be much worse, honestly though I feel like times could be a lot better. My course at university is no longer interesting and my current modules are a far cry from anything actually worth doing. It is just some stuff that I’m no longer paying attention to. You when you were in school and daydreamed while you were in lessons? Well I do that nearly all the time, sometimes I wonder why I wake and go into class, it just feels so pointless. And that’s not the way one should feel when they fought very hard to get into their chosen university with the course they really wanted to do. Right now in my second year of animation I’ve grown tired of university and I really just want it to end.

Even outside of my course things are totally out of whack; on my days off from uni most days just blend in to each other and never know what’s going on. Besides blogging that keeps my mind at ease and when the cinema has films I want to watch I am content with the world, but right now I am dealing with my current financial issues as usual and also dealing with the worst landlord in the history of existence so life isn’t terribly easy.

Right now I just want the months to speed up so we can get to the summer where uni will be over and I’ll be moved out of this house and moved into a much better place with my good mates.

Well I apologize for giving you such a disheartening blog post to read and I pray the next one will be much more fun to read!


Posted by on February 28, 2013 in Life


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Chris Cooper Joins The Amazing Spider-Man 2 as Norman Osborn!

Wow just when I thought that the cast of The Amazing Spider-Man 2 was full enough, we have another villain stepping onto the scene as reported in the following article from superherohype:


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“THR is reporting that actor Chris Cooper has been cast as Norman Osborn aka The Green Goblin in the upcoming The Amazing Spider-Man 2.

While it is surprising that another villain would be added to the cast of the film (which already includes Jamie Foxx as Electro and Paul Giammatti as The Rhino), the character’s company, Oscorp, was heavily featured in the first film and appears to continue that trend in the second. The inclusion of Norman Osborn also makes sense given that Chronicle star Dane DeHaan has been cast as his son, Harry Osborn. 

It remains to be seen if Cooper will put on the green mask and fight Spider-Man in the film, but check back here for any confirmation on that.”

Well I am glad that his character hasn’t been completely ignored and that this film universe is acknowledging his existence, though I am wondering how much his character will contribute to the film. Will be just a supporting character or will he go down the more traditional route and become the Green Goblin and cause havoc for the people of New York and more specifically Peter/Spider-Man? One can only wonder. Also some person on ComingSoon in the comments section mentioned something about there being a Sinister Six due to the amount of villains currently involved in the film at the moment. Thinking about it that kind of crazy idea wouldn’t be too far off, though it would be hard to execute properly onscreen with Spidey taking on more than one adversary at one time. For live-action I dunno that would work too well, but it’s all speculation at the moment so there’s no reason to freak out yet.

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Posted by on February 27, 2013 in Films, Media


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New Iron Man 3 Poster Revealed Via Yahoo Movies!

There I am travelling around the internet and then I back to superherohype and then I see that there’s a new poster for Iron Man 3 and there’s me not expecting much before I clicked on it but then I saw it and then I was like “Fuck it, I totally have to blog about how kick ass this poster is!” And so here I am with the poster below, have a look:


Now I dunno about you but this poster literally screams out badass! And what really makes me interested in this poster besides Robert Downey Jr. looking all badass is the fact that all of Tony Stark’s suits are flying off in the background. From what I can see besides the one that Stark is wearing I can only recognize 2 out of the 7 suits in the background which leads me to believe that we’ll see more suits in this film which really excites me. Other than that I am stupidly excited for this film and hope that it doesn’t fall prey to the ‘third film curse’ that’s befallen so many films before. I am just being cautiously optimistic. 🙂 So what do you think of the latest Iron Man 3 poster? Leave a response in the comments section below! 😀

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Posted by on February 27, 2013 in Films, Media


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The Life of a Hopeles Romantic

Now this is a subject that I’ve been thinking about for quite some time; the concept of being a romantic kind of person but not being able to show it because some people just aren’t interested or you just don’t meet the right kind of person to share your affections for.

Now I’ve talked about the subject of showing your appreciation for someone and being able to give your love to other people. And funnily enough it’s funny how many of my friends feel the same way that I do. Me and one of my good mates Henry had an extensive conversation about this back in November and it was the most in-depth and beautiful conversation I’ve ever had with someone in the earlier hours of the morning. We discussed the concept of being people who had a lot of love to give and just not finding the right kind of person or finding someone you like but not having them return your feelings. We’re very similar and it made me feel a little better to know that I’m not the other one looking for relationships at my age and having a bit of trouble with it.

For me I haven’t been in a relationship with any lady since 2008 and while I don’t think a relationship is quintessential to life, I just think that around about this point in my life it’d be nice. You see after that last relationship I figured I’d never need a girlfriend again and back then I was pretty content with my life with my friends and family, nights out, video games, films and anime. However in 2010 things changed and a lot of my priorities had shifted and a lot of my hobbies weren’t as fulfilling as they were before. It felt like there was a hole in my world that needed to be filled. I had also seen a lot my friends were in relationships, I saw how happy it had made them so I somehow came to the conclusion that maybe a girlfriend would fill that hole in my life. And what followed afterwards is two key occasions in 2010 and 2011/12 where I pursued a relationship and failed painfully.

In the latter part of 2010 I met a girl on an art course I felt a sense of magic in the air, she was honestly the cutest and prettiest girl I’d seen in college and I instantly wanted to know who she was. So over a few months I got to know her, we became mates and I seriously felt like she was the one girl I had to get with. Unfortunately one of my other mates told her about the way I felt for her and we had this extensive conversation which ended up in her not returning my affections. This left me pretty gutted and I again gave up on chasing women and the concept of love again. But then came another occasion in my first year of uni in November 2011 and this is a true case of infatuation. While in Sheffield I’d met one lady on a night out and we clicked, we then met up for coffee and drinks at the pub. This felt way more real than what happen in college, she lady was the definition of beautiful, she was cute and pretty at the same time and the fact that we were so cool in each other’s company made me think there was a chance. Again thought fate had other plans for me, I eventually asked her out and she told me the two dreaded things a guy never wants to hear: 1) I have a boyfriend and 2) I like you as a friend.

That second one I have heard so many times for years and it makes me wonder how comes I keep striking out so often. And what really bugs me is that some of these girls whether they be my friends or otherwise tell me that I’m good boyfriend material or that they’d be with me if they weren’t currently in a relationship. So if that’s the case what’s the deal? Haha. Most of my mates who I consult about this kind of thing normally say that you can’t rush love and relationships; you just have to wait for it to come to you and all that stuff. But I’ve heard it hundreds of times before and I am definitely not the patient type, I say if you want something in life you better go get it.

So here we are in 2013 where I am still looking for someone to love but am looking in all the wrong places. The thing is again it is imperative that I have a relationship with a lady, it’s just that I have a lot of love to give and I’d love to share it with someone special you know?

I dunno if there are any women these days that still appreciate this kind approach of love and relationships especially with my generation of people being all about the sex and having kids before they’re the right age. Well I guess I’ll just take my mate’s advice and just play the waiting game and wait for love to come my way that is if it ever does.

Well there’s you have a pretty intimate look the current state of my love life lol, dunno why I felt like telling the world about it but hell it just felt right. I guess I’ll see ya on the next blog post peeps! 🙂


Posted by on February 27, 2013 in Life


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Favourite Songs #13: A Tribe Called Quest – Electric Relaxation

Howdy people of the interweb, and welcome to the thirteenth edition of my series of blog posts dedicated to some of my favourite songs ever in life. Today’s song is one that hasn’t been in my life for that long but has definitely left an impression from the first time I heard it. Today it’s all about A Tribe Called Quest with the song “Electric Relaxation“.

I first found this song back in 2010 I think when I was listening to the radio and heard Kanye West and this other singer rapping and singing over this song that had an absolutely beautiful melody. So I searched it up on YouTube and then I saw in the comments that the song had been sampled from “Electric Relaxation” by A Tribe Called Quest, so then I searched that song out and from there my ears were transformed forever. After just the first listen the song stuck in my mind and then I just had to get it and ever since then I’ve been rocking to this song nearly all the time. Check it out these awesome sexy sounds below:

This song honestly just sounds like sex to my ears, I hate to be so bold but it is true. There are some songs in life that just sound like the best thing ever and this song falls into that category. I swear as soon as that melody kicks in I am taken to another world, the sample of “Mystic Brew” by Ronnie Foster is used very well in such a simple yet great way with the addition of these great hip-hop beats. Also Q-Tip and Phife Dawg’s verses are wonderfully crafted and talk about some interesting and intricate tales of sexual based activities in such a cool and stylish manner. I mean it is one of those kinds of songs that really get in the mood for that kind of thing haha. Because of “Electric Relaxation” I looked for more songs by A Tribe Called Quest and then I really fell in love with lots of their songs from their first and third albums People’s Instinctive Travels And The Paths of Rhythm and Midnight Marauders.

So to conclude “Electric Relaxation” by A Tribe Called Quest is one of the finest hip-hop songs ever crafted in my opinion. It has that perfect sound of great lyrical content, a wonderful melody and great overall flow. It sounds so 90s and it is one of the songs I could listen to for an eternity and could never get bored with it. If you haven’t had a little to this song then give it a try especially if you’re into hip-hop, this is the genre at its finest ladies and gentlemen.

Well that’s another song review done, hopefully you enjoyed it and be sure to like, comment and come back soon for some more kick ass song reviews yo! 😀

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Posted by on February 27, 2013 in Media, Music, Reviews


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Getting back into anime

Ah anime, thinking about it now it is honestly something I could live without. It is something that changed my perception of animation in terms of how it could be made and the subject matters that could be explored with it. I know I first came across it when I started watching stuff like Pokémon, Sailor Moon and Dragon Ball Z, but it wasn’t until 2008/9 when I really started watching other anime like Karas, Bleach, Naruto, Tengen Topper Gurren Lagann, Elfen Lied and Beck that I could see how good anime good be and how it would influence my life forever.

After I became obsessed with anime in 2008 I needed it all the damn time! And for around 2-3 years I watched it nearly all the time through several streaming websites and when I got to the MCM London Expo I would pick up certain box sets and films and get my needs! However in 2011 my priorities changed, I move onto film and the cinema and slowly after a while I stopped watching loads of stuff and just stuck with One Piece as my main source of anime juice.


However with my rediscovery of Eyeshield 21 underway, I feel like I it is time to finish a lot of these other anime series that I started a long time ago and two of my choices are pretty darn difficult undertakings. I am of course talking about Bleach and Naruto, not only two of the biggest shounen anime, but two of the biggest anime shows in existence.

Now when it comes to Bleach I used to love this show soooo much it was unreal, the first 3 season while the following season were a bit hit and miss, I think was around season 7 when things got interesting again. Though after a certain point in the series things just got too slow and tedious, plus the fillers were doing my head in. So I gave up a few years ago around episode 229. Apparently after that the series got really good afterwards so I have always been interested in returning to the show and giving it another try, and I think 2013 it’s the right time to see what’s going on with the Shinigami and hollows! 😀

And then there’s Naruto, a show that a lot of people claimed to be the best thing ever and the best shounen anime in existence. Well I watched it and it was so hard at the start because as cool and as interesting as Naruto was it had way too much filler and too many flashbacks! Every 3 or 4 episodes Naruto or some other character would look talk about loneliness or friendship or family for ages and it got really tedious after a while. I only got around halfway through the first serious before giving up. But since Naruto: Shippuuden is always talked about by everyone and praised way more than the first series I want to know what the deal is, so this year I’ll start again!

Also along with those shows there are loads of other anime I left by the wayside and I will return to including Fairy Tail, Gintama, Full Metal Alchemist, Black Cat, D.Gray-man and many others. This is the year when I get my shit together and rediscover this world of Japanese animation that’s always filled me with wonder and happiness! 😀

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Posted by on February 26, 2013 in Anime, Media


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Dane DeHaan Bulking Up for The Amazing Spider-Man 2

Alrighty then finally I have more film news to blog about, we were in a bit of dry spell for a bit but then we had the news story about Spider-Man’s new costume and now we have new information about Dane DeHaan’s role as Harry Osborn! Yay! The following article comes from the every reliable superherohype:

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“With The Amazing Spider-Man 2 already well under way in New York City (we just revealed the Spider-Man new costume!) one of the film’s newcomers, Dane DeHaan is still getting ready for his part. DeHaan has been cast as Harry Osborn in the sequel and in an interview with The New York Times, he revealed that he’s bulking up big time for the film.

“I’ve been preparing. Right now it’s just about getting all my work done and bulking up a little bit. I’ll start shooting fairly soon in New York. I work out incredibly intensely six days a week and I eat every two hours. Mostly proteins and veggies. I consume at least 3,000 calories a day. I’ve already gained seven pounds in six weeks!”

With DeHaan putting on muscle for his role it stands to reason that we may see him showing up as either the Green Goblin or another villain from the Spider-Man mythos.

In The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Peter Parker (Andrew Garfield) finds, life is busy – between taking out the bad guys as Spider-Man and spending time with the person he loves, Gwen (Emma Stone), high school graduation can’t come quickly enough. Peter hasn’t forgotten about the promise he made to Gwen’s father to protect her by staying away – but that’s a promise he just can’t keep. Things will change for Peter when a new villain, Electro (Jamie Foxx), emerges, an old friend, Harry Osborn (Dane DeHaan), returns, and Peter uncovers new clues about his past.

Also starring Martin Sheen, Shailene Woodley, Paul Giammatti, Felicity Jones and Colm Feore, The Amazing Spider-Man 2 hits theaters May 2, 2014.”

Man this sounds awesome, I love it when actors go through physical transformations in order to fit into their film roles. Now while I don’t expect a Tom Hardy/Bane transformation, I do hope that DeHaan looks bigger because while Harry Osborn’s body was never a muscle house it wasn’t too slim either and I definitely would like to see some more meat on DeHaan’s body. It sounds like he’s on the right track and I can’t wait to see what his acting chops bring to teh role of Harry bsborn.

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Posted by on February 25, 2013 in Films, Media


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Exclusive First Look at the New Spider-Man Costume!

I saw the title for this article on superherohype and my current emotional state went from bored to excitement level 55! Today we have a look at the new Spider-Man costume that’ll be in The Amazing Spider-Man 2 in 2014! check out the article and picture below:

“Following a tease by director Marc Webb himself last week, we now have your exclusive first look at the costume that will be featured in next summer’s The Amazing Spider-Man 2. Check it out below!

As Webb promised last November, the costume features much bigger eyes and a number of alterations to color and texture throughout. This is quite arguably the closest any of the films have come to matching the design from the comics, especially Mark Bagley’s take in Ultimate Spider-Man. A good visual comparison is this photo from last year’s The Amazing Spider-Man, featuring Spidey in a similar pose.

In The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Peter Parker (Andrew Garfield) finds, life is busy – between taking out the bad guys as Spider-Man and spending time with the person he loves, Gwen (Emma Stone), high school graduation can’t come quickly enough. Peter hasn’t forgotten about the promise he made to Gwen’s father to protect her by staying away – but that’s a promise he just can’t keep. Things will change for Peter when a new villain, Electro (Jamie Foxx), emerges, an old friend, Harry Osborn (Dane DeHaan), returns, and Peter uncovers new clues about his past.

Also starring Martin Sheen, Shailene Woodley, Paul Giammatti, Felicity Jones and Colm Feore, The Amazing Spider-Man 2 hits theaters May 2, 2014.”


And here you have it, the new Spidey costume and all I have to say if FINALLY! This is what I’m frigging talking about. This is honestly sex to my eyes. In my opinion the Spider-Man costume was one of the things that the Sam Raimi films got pretty much spot on back in 2002 and with the The Amazing Spider-Man while there were some notable improvements to the design of the costume it wasn’t totally accurate. So now we have this costume and honestly this just looks sexy as hell. While it is only the upper half of the costume I already like what I’m seeing. This really looks like a cross between Raimi’s and Webb’s costumes, but the addition of the bigger eye pieces just adds a new level of the comic book originality.

Here’s a picture comparison:


I find it to be insane how much has changed since the last costume and I am now automatically more excited for the film then I ever was before! So what do you think of the new costume? Sound of your thoughts in the comments below!

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Posted by on February 25, 2013 in Films, Media


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The Oscars 2013 Awards Round-Up!

And so The Oscars have come and gone and it was pretty entertaining from what I saw, I liked Seth MacFarlane as the host and the other presenters from Ted and Mark Wahlberg to the guys of The Avengers they were all lovely. The amount of musical performances was insane and well-done, I absolutely loved Shirley Bassey’s performance of “Goldfinger”, Norah Jones was lovely and the cast of Les Misérables even showed up and they were bloody impressive too.

But let’s just get to the meaty stuff and talk about who won what at the Oscars last night. The following winners are highlighted in bold:

Best Picture:

  • Amour
  • Argo (Winner)
  • Beasts of the Southern Wild
  • Django Unchained
  • Les Misérables
  • Life of Pi
  • Lincoln
  • Silver Linings Playbook
  • Zero Dark Thirty

Best Actor:

  • Bradley Cooper, Silver Linings Playbook
  • Daniel Day-Lewis, Lincoln (Winner)
  • Hugh Jackman, Les Misérables
  • Joaquin Phoenix, The Master
  • Denzel Washington, Flight

Best Actress

  • Jessica Chastain, Zero Dark Thirty
  • Jennifer Lawrence, Silver Linings Playbook (Winner)
  • Emmanuelle Riva, Amour
  • Quvenzhane Wallis, Beasts of the Southern Wild
  • Naomi Watts, The Impossible

Best Supporting Actor:

  • Alan Arkin, Argo
  • Robert De Niro, Silver Linings Playbook
  • Philip Seymour Hoffman, The Master
  • Tommy Lee Jones, Lincoln
  • Christoph Waltz, Django Unchained (Winner)

Best Supporting Actress:

  • Amy Adams, The Master
  • Sally Field, Lincoln
  • Anne Hathaway, Les Misérables (Winner)
  • Helen Hunt, The Sessions
  • Jackie Weaver, Silver Linings Playbook

Best Director:

  • Michael Haneke, Amour
  • Benh Zeitlin, Beasts of the Southern Wild
  • Ang Lee, Life of Pi (Winner)
  • Steven Spielberg, Lincoln
  • David O. Russell, Silver Linings Playbook

Animated Feature Film:

  • Brave (Winner)
  • Frankenweenie
  • Paranorman
  • The Pirates! Band of Misfits
  • Wreck-It Ralph

Writing (Adapted Screenplay):

  • Argo, Chris Terrio (Winner)
  • Beasts of the Southern Wild, Lucy Alibar & Benh Zeitlin
  • Life of Pi, David Magee
  • Lincoln, Tony Kushner
  • Silver Linings Playbook, David O. Russell

Writing (Original Screenplay):

  • Amour, Michael Haneke
  • Django Unchained, Quentin Tarantino (Winner)
  • Flight, John Gatins
  • Moonrise Kingdom, Wes Anderson & Roman Coppola
  • Zero Dark Thirty, Mark Boal


  • Anna Karenina
  • Django Unchained
  • Life of Pi (Winner)
  • Lincoln
  • Skyfall

Visual Effects:

  • The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
  • Life of Pi (Winner)
  • Marvel’s The Avengers
  • Prometheus
  • Snow White and the Huntsman

Music (Original Score):

  • Anna Karenina
  • Argo
  • Life of Pi (Winner)
  • Lincoln
  • Skyfall

Makeup and Hairstyling:

  • Hitchcock
  • The Hobbit
  • Les Misérables (Winner)

Original Song:

  • “Before My Time” from Chasing Ice
  • “Everybody Needs A Best Friend” from Ted
  • “Pi’s Lullaby” from Life of Pi
  • “Skyfall” from Skyfall (Winner)
  • “Suddenly” from Les Misérables

Film Editing:

  • Argo (Winner)
  • Life of Pi
  • Lincoln
  • Silver Linings Playbook
  • Zero Dark Thirty

Costume Design:

  • Anna Karenina (Winner)
  • Les Misérables
  • Lincoln
  • Mirror Mirror
  • Snow White and the Huntsman

Production Design:

  • Anna Karenina
  • The Hobbit
  • Les Misérables
  • Life of Pi
  • Lincoln (Winner)

Animated Short Film:

  • Adam and Dog
  • Fresh Guacamole
  • Head Over Heels
  • Maggie Simpson in The Longest Daycare
  • Paperman (Winner)

Live Action Short Film:

  • Asad
  • Buzkashi Boys
  • Curfew (Winner)
  • Death of a Shadow
  • Henry

Sound Editing:

  • Argo
  • Django Unchained
  • Life of Pi
  • Skyfall (Yes, there was a tie!) (Winner)
  • Zero Dark Thirty (Winner)

Sound Mixing:

  • Argo
  • Les Misérables (Winner)
  • Life of Pi
  • Lincoln
  • Skyfall

Foreign Language Film:

  • Amour (Winner)
  • Kon-Tiki
  • No
  • A Royal Affair
  • War Witch

Documentary Feature:

  • 5 Broken Cameras
  • The Gatekeepers
  • How to Survive a Plague
  • The Invisible War
  • Searching for Sugar Man (Winner)

Documentary Short:

  • Inocente (Winner)
  • Kings Point
  • Mondays at Racine
  • Open Heart
  • Redemption

Well for me a lot of these winners were obvious from the get-go Best Director, Best Film, Best Actor, Best Supporting Actress, Best Visual Effects… All those awards you could see from a mile away. Though I am glad that Adele won for “Skyfall”, it had to be done. And speaking of Skyfall I have to say that the film was ROBBED of its cinematography award, I was so gutted for Roger Deakins, and I called treachery on that one. I was also happy to see Jennifer Lawrence and Daniel Day-Lewis get their awards, they were rightfully won. And I was also happy to see Quentin Tarantino win the award for Best Writing – Original Screenplay, again it was rightfully won and it shows that people still respect Tarantino awesome style of writing. And lastly I was annoyed that Brave won Best Animated Feature, only half of that film was good, but hey at least Paperman won Best Animated Short Film.

Well while not everyone I wanted to win did win, that’s just the way things play out every year so there’s no sense in complaining. The Oscars was fun this year, I’m dreading what’ll happen next year :O Until next time people, laters! 😀

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Posted by on February 25, 2013 in Films, Media


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Love’s written in the stars in this Only You review

Alrighty then time to review a film from the past called Only You which is a rom-com from the 90s. I saw it on TV I around 2 years ago and then bought it on Amazon a few weeks later, but then never opened the DVD to watch it again… Until tonight when I unwrapped it and watched the film again, and I knew after I watched it around half hour ago I just had to review it, so here we go.

So the story involves Faith Corvatch, a lady who believes she is destined to spend her life with a man named “Damon Bradley” after playing with an Ouija board when she was 11. Then 14 years later just under a fortnight before she’s meant to marry a podiatrist, she gets a phone call from a friend of her fiancé’s named, Damon Bradley. Bradley is off to Venice, and also Faith uses this opportunity to pursue her dream man accompanied by her sister-in-law, Kate. What follows is a beautiful tale of love, mystery and destiny.

The story in this film is absolutely precious. The idea of predestination and love is such an interesting concept and makes you think about relationships and whether your significant other is destined for you or if fate is in your own hands. This film is part rom-com, part road trip film and going on this adventure through Italy witnessing all the ups and downs, humour, drama and crazy antics is fun, magical and captivating. I really liked the way the story played out, sure it’s a bit cheesy and a bit formulaic of the rom-com genre, but it is done in a unique fashion which makes it more entertaining for me.

The story in this film is wonderful, but it is the performances that make it super special. Firstly there’s Marisa Tomei as Faith Corvatch. Beyond being amazingly gorgeous Tomei gives a wonderful performance as this lady who is headstrong, caring and wants to find true love by any means possible. Though she can be a bit naive and reckless, she’s such a determined and beautiful soul and you can’t help but root for her to succeed. fate and things that happen for a reason. Next up is Robert Downey Jr. as Peter Wright who was just fabulous. RDJ. brings his charm, wit and likability to this film and even though he doesn’t always do the right thing, you see that deep down he cares. Tomei and RDJ have beautiful chemistry and whenever they’re onscreen, it’s amazing. Then there’s Bonnie Hunt as Kate Corvatch who was lovely. Kate assists and supports Faith over the course of their journey and I loved their scenes together. On top of that, her side story involving her husband and the other man was an interesting one. And speaking of that other man… Joaquim de Almeida was great as Giovanni, I’ll try not to say too much but I liked how suave and cool he was. And lastly, I also enjoyed Fisher Stevens who had some solid moments as Larry Corvatch who’s Faith’s brother and Kate’s husband.

The presentation for this film is very nice. Visually the film featured some absolutely stunning shots of Italy from the city to the countryside with wonderful shots of buildings and statues to grassy hills and flowery landscapes and the shots of the town by the ocean, breathtaking. I think this film was one of the key reasons I’ve wanted to travel to Venice. And the film score by Rachel Portman is gorgeous, it has such a sweet and whimsical sound like it belongs in the classic era of Hollywood films. Portman crafts music for any scenario that enhances all of the on-screen and it really really feels like an additional character in the film.

So to conclude Only You is a lovely little rom-com about finding love, the concept of fate and making your own destiny. I really liked the story and the central performances from Marisa Tomei, Robert Downey Jr., and Bonnie Hunt were fabulous. Sure the film is cheesy as heck but I don’t care, this is the only rom-com I’ve ever liked this much to buy on DVD and this comes from a guy that hates the genre with a passion! If you’re in the right mood check this film out, it’s a lot of fun.

Rating: 8/10 (I recommend it yo!)

So have you seen this hidden gem of a film or not? Whatever your thought drop them below in the comments section and I’ll see ya on the next review! 😀

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Posted by on February 24, 2013 in Film Reviews, Films, Media, Reviews


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