What I Learned This Week …

As this week draws to a close I have decided to take a look back at my observations into the week’s cinematically-related news.

1) Seeing The Birds on the big screen is an impressive experience. Well I have already waxed poetic about the virtues of the Hitchcock classic earlier this year so I will not go into great detail here. But this past Wednesday I had the privilege of seeing the horror classic as part of the ongoing Fathom Events/TCM collaboration. I was pleasantly surprised by the number of people who were in my screening – in fact, I had to sit very close to the screen.


2) In other Hitch news, the newly released poster for the upcoming Anthony Hopkins-starrer has been in full circulation. The film is a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the film Psycho. Best news yet — it is coming out in November!


3) I catching Bond Fever! – I do not consider myself a huge 007 fan but since securing my place at an Opening Day screening at the BFI IMAX cinema next month, I can hardly contain my excitement. I am even in the process of looking back and seeing what I missed (primarily the Sean Connery years). Any audience recommendations at this point are greatly appreciated.


4) Speaking of Bond … LOVING the fact that my girl Adele will be belting out the signature theme for the film! Hooray!


5) Hobbit Day is awesome! And we get a new poster in addition to the new trailer released earlier in the week.


6) Like me, Angelina Jolie is a Sam Riley fan.


7) I had a great deal of fun watching the indie Brit flick, Fast Girls.


Until next week …


  1. Glad to hear you’re on the Bond bandwagon now Iba! Watch out for some Bond posts coming in October, as it’s been declared the Bond month, ahah. I love that Adele is gonna sing the Skyfall theme, too!
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  2. Can’t wait for Skyfall! Looking forward to Sky Movies’ Bond season. Have you seen their ad? Look it up, it’s on youtube. It’s brill! Though not so sure about the Adele singing choice. I was hoping they’d go back to something like Chris Cornell’s You Know My Name. It had so much energy,. I get that Adele’s a popular girl these days, but feels too obvious.
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    • Will be sure to check it out on YouTube.
      Re: I get your ambivalence. For me there is that weird thing when success falls upon a person whose work you like before they achieve massive appeal. But I am confident that she will do justice.

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