Rebecca Duncan

Graphics Student / Leeds / Part-time Cat Enthusiast & Girlfriend ----------------------------------------------------------------
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100 films in 2012: Hideous Kinky 
I’d seen this lying about in my school library for ages so, not knowing what it was about I took it out for a spin. 
There were things I both liked and disliked. 
Firstly, the setting of Morocco was shown beautifully throughout. I think there was just something about the old seventies film and the directorial techniques used that brought out so much more from Marrakesh. 
In real life, I’m not sure I would really get on with Kate Winslet’s character, but that’s not to say that her portrayal of her wasn’t very convincing. 
The film did come with some emotional scenes, especially involving the children and I did find myself attached at the end. 
My only complaint would be the length of the film, and I probably wouldn’t be complaining had I read the book. 

100 films in 2012: Hideous Kinky 

  • I’d seen this lying about in my school library for ages so, not knowing what it was about I took it out for a spin. 
  • There were things I both liked and disliked. 
  • Firstly, the setting of Morocco was shown beautifully throughout. I think there was just something about the old seventies film and the directorial techniques used that brought out so much more from Marrakesh. 
  • In real life, I’m not sure I would really get on with Kate Winslet’s character, but that’s not to say that her portrayal of her wasn’t very convincing. 
  • The film did come with some emotional scenes, especially involving the children and I did find myself attached at the end. 
  • My only complaint would be the length of the film, and I probably wouldn’t be complaining had I read the book. 
100 films in 2012: The Adventures of Tintin:The Secret Of The Unicorn 
I get the feeling that I would have enjoyed this just an ounce more if I had read the Tintin books.
As it is I haven’t and I didn’t really enjoy this a great deal.
Did really like the style of animation however. 
I basically spent the hour and a half being amused by Captain Haddock, who bears a startling resemblance to my boyfriend’s father.

100 films in 2012: The Adventures of Tintin:The Secret Of The Unicorn 

  • I get the feeling that I would have enjoyed this just an ounce more if I had read the Tintin books.
  • As it is I haven’t and I didn’t really enjoy this a great deal.
  • Did really like the style of animation however. 
  • I basically spent the hour and a half being amused by Captain Haddock, who bears a startling resemblance to my boyfriend’s father.
100 films in 2012: W.E.     
My first bone to pick with this film would be the title, because it makes googlesearch for screencaps at least 5 times harder
grr
I don’t really know where I stand on this one. I wasn’t exactly blown away but I didn’t think that it was awful.
Madonna was spot on with her choice of actors. I loved Andrea Riseborough as Wallis, I think she nailed the accent and also the attitude.
She did a far better job than the lady who played her in The King’s Speech.
Aesthetically, both time eras were fantastic. 
I just found Wally fustrating. Madonna made her obsession with Wallis a bit too sexual and things dipped into uncomfortable territory. 
Her relationship with Evegeni was cute though. Not that I ever desire to see his butt on a piano seat ever again.

100 films in 2012: W.E.     

  • My first bone to pick with this film would be the title, because it makes googlesearch for screencaps at least 5 times harder
  • grr
  • I don’t really know where I stand on this one. I wasn’t exactly blown away but I didn’t think that it was awful.
  • Madonna was spot on with her choice of actors. I loved Andrea Riseborough as Wallis, I think she nailed the accent and also the attitude.
  • She did a far better job than the lady who played her in The King’s Speech.
  • Aesthetically, both time eras were fantastic. 
  • I just found Wally fustrating. Madonna made her obsession with Wallis a bit too sexual and things dipped into uncomfortable territory. 
  • Her relationship with Evegeni was cute though. Not that I ever desire to see his butt on a piano seat ever again.
100 films in 2012: The Descendants 
I enjoyed this film so much that I watched it twice (nearly) in a row
Bear in mind, this never happens to me.
I just found so many things to like about it
The setting of Hawaii, naturally, wasn’t half bad to look at.
That, coupled with Matt King’s witty narration and his eldest daughter’s talent for swearing created a great mood for the film.
The story was powerful and emotional, enhanced by the strong cast (George Clooney and Judy Greer to mention a few). 
I also thought it was nice that the author of the book (Kaui Hart Hemmings) had a cameo role. 
Those Academy Award Nominations were very much deserved. 
I take my hat off to you, Alexander Payne.

100 films in 2012: The Descendants 

  • I enjoyed this film so much that I watched it twice (nearly) in a row
  • Bear in mind, this never happens to me.
  • I just found so many things to like about it
  • The setting of Hawaii, naturally, wasn’t half bad to look at.
  • That, coupled with Matt King’s witty narration and his eldest daughter’s talent for swearing created a great mood for the film.
  • The story was powerful and emotional, enhanced by the strong cast (George Clooney and Judy Greer to mention a few). 
  • I also thought it was nice that the author of the book (Kaui Hart Hemmings) had a cameo role. 
  • Those Academy Award Nominations were very much deserved. 
  • I take my hat off to you, Alexander Payne.


100 films in 2012: Prometheus 
I ended up going to see this with two of my friends based upon how excited they were about it. 
I didn’t really know how gory it would get.
Protip: Werther’s Originals are great sweets for this kind of film. You can suck on them in the tense parts.
Yes, that did sound better in my head
While this film had many flaws, which the internet can give you very easily I thought there were some very compelling characters, David being my favourite.
He even looks good with his head detatched
In other news, the way Prometheus was set up for a sequel really annoyed me and the film felt a little too long.
 I did really enjoy the opening sequence and the incidences where the technology was displayed, but those things didn’t make up for what the film was lacking in.
In summary, Ridley Scott will make money with the sequel but I doubt any of it will come from me. 

100 films in 2012: Prometheus 

  • I ended up going to see this with two of my friends based upon how excited they were about it. 
  • I didn’t really know how gory it would get.
  • Protip: Werther’s Originals are great sweets for this kind of film. You can suck on them in the tense parts.
  • Yes, that did sound better in my head
  • While this film had many flaws, which the internet can give you very easily I thought there were some very compelling characters, David being my favourite.
  • He even looks good with his head detatched
  • In other news, the way Prometheus was set up for a sequel really annoyed me and the film felt a little too long.
  •  I did really enjoy the opening sequence and the incidences where the technology was displayed, but those things didn’t make up for what the film was lacking in.
  • In summary, Ridley Scott will make money with the sequel but I doubt any of it will come from me. 



100 films in 2012: Pulp Fiction 
This film deserves all the hype it has received and much, much more.
Unfortunately, I ended up watching it in two sittings, which made everything disjointed. 
I loved how Quentin Tarantino had a role in the film and his character was actually perturbed by all of the weird stuff going on
Uma Thurman is gorgeous. Case point. She is even more gorgeous when dressed androgynously in a suit and dancing with John Travolta.
The diner scene has got to be one of my favourites within all film ever. Ever. 
Kind of nicely balanced all the ridiculously visceral violence.

100 films in 2012: Pulp Fiction 

  • This film deserves all the hype it has received and much, much more.
  • Unfortunately, I ended up watching it in two sittings, which made everything disjointed. 
  • I loved how Quentin Tarantino had a role in the film and his character was actually perturbed by all of the weird stuff going on
  • Uma Thurman is gorgeous. Case point. She is even more gorgeous when dressed androgynously in a suit and dancing with John Travolta.
  • The diner scene has got to be one of my favourites within all film ever. Ever. 
  • Kind of nicely balanced all the ridiculously visceral violence.