Negativity reached a fever pitch in the summer when Steven Spielberg lamented Hollywood's risk-adverse, finance-driven blockbusterism. The grim, humourless Man of Steel and its careless backdrop of mass destruction was a low point: the epitome of everything bad about movies today. Yet ambitious films gathered in number as the year went on, and many began calling 2013 a historically excellent year for film, after all.
Wednesday, 18 December 2013
In surveying the year at the movies, the topography is rich. From the dusty, dying towns of "Nebraska" to the rooftop Roman parties in "The Great Beauty" to the sleek future Los Angeles of Her, 2013 has been a trip. But has it been a great year?
Monday, 16 December 2013
Nollywood A-list actress Mercy Johnson Okojie, one of the most loved in the entire industry, recalls when controversial actress Tonto Dikeh called her and her fans bastard. You all know that Tonto Dikeh
Sunday, 15 December 2013
Christmas CheerChristmas is a funny sort of thing. It is something that we spend the entire year looking forward to, but then when it gets here we can’t wait for it to go away. It’s like spending thousands on the holiday of a lifetime, then realizing that you are homesick while you are on the beach or sitting around the pool.
So what do we all need to do in order to make Christmas as exciting and as extravagant as ever before, and even more so than in the past? We came up with five great ideas for a loud and exciting Christmastime.
This year saw X Factor finalists pick their own winners song – for the first time since 2010. Jahmene sung The Beatles’ Let It Be whilst James plumped for Shontelle’s Impossible.
Louis said Jahmene was “born to sing” and that it was an “amazing interpretation.” Tulisa told Jahmene he “deserved it” whilst Gary said, “you have an unbelievable talent.” Nicole thanked Jahmene for a “Jahmazing moment” and described him as a “blessing.”