A Summer 2015 Box Office Preview
Hello, readers. I hope you all enjoyed a relaxing and enjoyable holiday weekend. It’s kind of a bummer that it’s over, but on the upside, we get to start off the week on a Tuesday, which isn’t bad. Is it just me or would it be nice if our week started on Tuesday every time? Anyway, today was Top Ten Tuesday and I was going to put that together, and then (insert awkward pause here) I realized what I was putting together was for next week’s topic. Needless to say, that idea was crushed. On the upside, at least next week’s topic is nearly done and ready to go.
Anyway, after that I didn’t feel like putting the right topic together today, so instead I’m sharing the recent reviews or articles I’ve post on Silver Petticoat. The first is an article I helped put together for today. It’s a summer box office preview and on it are films that might be lesser-known than the usual blockbusters. Secondly, last week, I reviewed I Capture the Castle. Have you seen this one? It’s kind of a quirky film that won’t appeal to everyone (especially since it doesn’t have a text book fairytale ending), but this second time through I really liked it – maybe better than my first viewing.
Though the calendar hasn’t officially welcomed summer, Memorial Day weekend is the unofficial start to the summer season. It kicks off the start of grilling and picnic season, and for those who enjoy it, the start of water sports. Much like summer’s unofficial ushering in, every year, the beginning of May marks the unofficial start for production companies to push the summer blockbusters at the box office. This year, superheroes are the general “rule” and will most likely dominate the earnings with not one but three Marvel films being released. Besides those, there are so many films out there that don’t get the same attention as those considered blockbusters. Much as I enjoy a high-octane sci-fi action flick, sometimes one looks for a quieter film too – something that will tug at our heartstrings.
Below is a list of the films that might not have gotten the press as those fortunate enough to already have a following. Also on the list are a few of the films expected to be a blockbuster, because I am curious about them. Let’s take a look at a few of the films coming to the big-screen this summer. Continue Reading →
I Capture the Castle – A Whimsical Fairytale Adaptation
Some films take a philosophical approach to the story it sets up. Others embrace what they are, a whimsical oddity. This film is the latter. It’s about as far from a “normal” British costume drama as it can get. When viewers look at it through that prism, it’s really an endearing coming-of-age story. Starring Romola Garai (in one of her early, lesser-known roles) as 17-year-old Cassandra Mortmain, the film is a story told partially through a journal-esque narration which transcribes Cassandra’s loves, losses and growing up. Continue Reading →