Posts Tagged ‘film’


March 15, 2012

There was a definite feeling of spring in the air this morning and TOTD was thinking ahead to warmer days and leisurely walks along the seafront. If you miss walking along the beach then try this out. Manonabeach has a small collection of films that capture the scene at a few Cornish beaches and asks other beachgoers the question “What does the beach mean to you…?”.


Junkyard Poet

September 21, 2011

TOTD was in the village of Lizio, Brittany, recently. Deciding to skip the local insectarium (apparently the cafe actually serves crickets and meal worms!), it was decided to pay a visit to the Poet Ferrailleur where you can watch extraordinary animated sculptures made from scrap metal. There was a cinema too. Expecting a 5-minute introduction to the site, there followed instead two incomprehensible art house films that one is probably meant to take seriously. There are clips of “The Secret of Mermoz” on the website.

The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr Morris Lessmore

June 1, 2011

This site contains a preview of the iPod app version of the award-winning short film The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr Morris Lessmore. TOTD hasn’t seen the app itself, but it looks like an interesting blurring of the line between animated film and story book.

LEGO on Film

November 23, 2010

With the new Harry Potter film out now at cinemas, TOTD would like to pay tribute to the famous wizard through the media of LEGO…

We would also like to suggest that you check out the rest of Profound Whatever’s photostream. His LEGO tributes to popular culture are both funny and clever – we particularly like the American Beauty and The Exocist tributes.


Jane Austen’s Fight Club

August 14, 2010

TOTD came rather late to the film Fight Club not realizing it was so intelligent and thought-provoking rather than merely a violencefest.  But having enjoyed the original we now really really want to see this movie made!

It would appear that once again, someone has gone to a lot of trouble.

The Oscars

March 17, 2010

Last week The Hurt Locker won both best film and best director – with Kathryn Bigelow making history as the first women to win an Academy Award for direction. You can find out all the winners and runners up as well as a host of other facts and figures from The Oscars 82 year history

Havant Literary Festival

September 25, 2009

Havant Literary Festival kicks off today with all kinds of events that will appeal to novelists, poets, people who enjoy reading, films and theatrte:

The eagle eyed amongst you will notice that there is an event about blogging run by Creative Industries Business Advice and Services. CIBAS an initiative from the University of Portsmouth that provides services for artists and other creative professionals:

Morris: a life with bells on

February 27, 2009

Thanks to the University’s Clerk of Works for alerting TOTD to this excellent promotion for a new film about morris dancing that has been descibed as “the Full Monty with bells on”.

The film has so far failed to obtain a distribution deal, so you’ll have to travel to cinema hot spots such as Fontwell Magna if you want to see it. Meanwhile, just enjoy this excellent trailer.

Fresh or Rotten?

August 21, 2008

TOTD had an outing to see The Dark Knight yesterday. We personally thought it was great, though perhaps not one to take young children to see!

If you want to find film reviews from all over the world then have a look at Rotten Tomatoes.


Here you’ll find reviews and film ratings from the worlds major critics, as well as reviews from members of the RT community. There’s also a handy Tomatometer rating which will tell you if the critics think a film is Fresh or Rotten. If you’ve seen the film you can even leave your own review!

Men in film

July 18, 2008

And while we’re on the theme: