I have absolutely no qualms over admitting that Titanic is my all time favourite movie… ever. Whats not to like? (other than a few ALLEGED historical inaccuracies) Kate Winslet is by far one of Britain’s most talented actresses and time after time has proved herself to be worthy of all the awards she has won. From her performance alongside Jim Carrey as Clementine in Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Hanna Schmitz in The Reader and again as April Wheeler in Revolutionary Road. But enough about that (as you can probably tell, I’ve had to justify my film choices to many others before). Titanic is about to be made into a 3D movie. I’ve never been a huge fan of 3D film myself, but here are some of the best I’ve seen.
Pixar creation Up was directed by none other than the animation genius responsible for Monsters Inc Pete Docter. In the amazing scene where Carl’s house takes off via a tonne of balloons, the production team used 20,622 real balloons to make the take-off scene happen.
The Nightmare Before Christmas
Danny Elfman stars as the voice of Jack Skellington, the pumpkin king of Halloween Town, who discovers the portal to Christmas Town, kidnaps Santa and takes to the skies on his coffin sleigh pulled by skeleton reindeer to deliver presents to the children of Christmas town. After being shot down by the army, he is sent back to Halloween Town, Jack gets the girl (Sally) and that’s that. If you’re a Burton fan, The Nightmare Before Christmas is a must- see, it has Tim’s eerie and unusual direction oozing from its pores.
Alright so I’m throwing it out there, the Saw movies are pretty awful, but there’s something so disgustingly magical about blood, guts and 3D cinema that go so well together. Watch it, you’ll see.
Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland
Tim Burton’s remake of Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland won a number of awards, including two Oscars for Best Achievement in Art Direction and Costume Design and three BAFTAS for Best Hair and Make Up and again Best Costume Design. You can see why. Watching this movie in 3D makes it every bit more obscure, as I’m sure Tim Burton intended it.
I’m sensing a pattern here. They don’t give James Cameron the big bucks for nothing. Some say the storyline itself is reminiscent of Disney’s Pocahontas. Is actually the story of Jake Sully, a paraplegic Marine who takes on a mission to go to another planet (Pandora) and gets caught up between saving his home planet and following his orders. Following three Oscar wins including Best Achievement in Visual Effects, Avatar is the best selling Blu- Ray of all time and it’s the first of a trilogy Cameron has agreed with 20th Century Fox- so watch this space!
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