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Hugo Nominated!

January 24, 2012 - 6:37 pm 1,065 Comments
Hugo

Hugo

The Geckos went to our lovely local arts theatre to see the magical “Hugo” – a children’s film (?) filled with beautiful cinematography, wonderful sets, gorgeous vintage costume, fabulous acting and an intriguing plot. Although we only saw it in 2D – like Mark Kermode we don’t think 3D is necessary or would’ve added anything.
http://www.hugomovie.com

It’s a simple story about a boy who is an orphan, trying to unlock the secret of a mechanical toy which his father was trying to mend with him when he died in a tragic accident. There are some lovely characters (like the Station Inspector played by Sacha Baron Cohen who owes much to ‘Allo ‘Allo and Frances de la Tour’s Madame Emilie who is nurturing a romance with a man who are dachshund doesn’t like) who draw you into this tale of a young boy and an old man finding their place in the world.

We thoroughly enjoyed the film, have recommended to friends since and are looking forward to the DVD coming out – so that we can watch it at home with a glass of wine! So, we are delighted that it has been nominated for 11 Oscars, including Best Picture.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/film/2012/jan/24/oscars-2012-nominations-hugo

And, as with all the best children’s stories the film ends happily ever after… !

When Gecko Met Woody

January 16, 2012 - 5:44 pm No Comments

Gecko went up to London, and who should we meet but…

In the office we are big fans of Toy Story, we watched the films again over Christmas! So, we couldn’t resist getting a photo with one of the team and the superb Woody!

When Gecko met Woody

When Gecko met Woody

Woody was charming, polite and a very happy chap!

Blade Runner Meets Bourne?

November 10, 2011 - 10:56 am 995 Comments
The Adjustment Bureau

The Adjustment Bureau

Last night the Geckos watched The Adjustment Bureau, which (our movie critic hero) Mark Kermode said on Kermode and Mayo’s film review on Radio 5 Live, is charming and a bit like Blade Runner meets Bourne. He also says it’s ‘air-heady’.

Well this reviewer enjoyed the film. It may not be intellectual, but it is interesting and although ‘the doors’ may be a little obvious and its direction may be like sign-posting, it showcases New York in all its splendour to stunning effect. It was visually great, with fabulous views and stunning cinematography of the architecture, park, Brooklyn bridge, the streets, etc. But in general, to me the film wasn’t an action film, it wasn’t a sci-fi film, it was a simple love story – and it was well done, because I found myself wanting the two leads (Matt Damon and Emily Blunt) to live happily ever after.

Here’s what Mark Kermode said about it – but watch it for yourself, its a very enjoyable film for an autumnal evening!

http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/markkermode/2011/03/5_live_review_the_adjustment_b.html