One Day, the bestselling novel by David Nicholls, is a wonderful piece of work. Utterly romantic, it has drawn both male and female readers to it like flies to a honeypot. Did you get that? Both genders loved it. That’s worth a literary award in itself. But what of the movie adaptation? Well, in a very rare state of affairs, I’m completely torn between loving it and loathing it…
So after a wet and blustery June and a less than tropical July, it looks like August is going to be no better. So, rather than delay the inevitable, best face facts now: that barbeque is staying in the shed, you’re not going to get a chance to wear that bikini and picnic food tastes rubbish when it’s covered in rain. However, last time we checked cinemas are all rain free! Huzzah! Here’s your pick of what’s to come next month!
Jessica Biel, of such films as I Now Pronounce You Chuck And Larry, Elizabethtown and Valentine’s Day, has decided that her good girl days are well and truly over. Not only is she starring amongst all the lads in the A-Team, but she’s announced today that she plans to star in a rape-revenge murder flick called – hold onto your pants – Mobgirl. Well, it’s nice to keep things simple, isn’t it?
Nominations for BAFTA 2010 are in, and it’s a pretty mixed bag. Despite the much-hyped domination of James Cameron’s Avatar for a million trillion weeks running at the box office, the epic is sharing its lead position of eight nominations with two other films – acclaimed drama The Hurt Locker and 2009’s standout British work An Education.