Genre Grandeur – Gravity (2013) – Alex Raphael

Movierob has put such fantastic blogathons together I just had to get involved. When I knew the topic was Latin directors Gravity just jumped out at me and I knew I had to review it. For the full review head over to Movierob’s cool site.


intro_clip_image004For this month’s next review for Genre Grandeur – Latin Directors, here’s a review of Gravity (2004) by Alex of Alex Raphael

Thanks again to Anna of Film Grimoire for choosing this month’s genre.

Next month’s Genre has been chosen by James of Back to the Viewer.  We will be reviewing our favorite movies featuring a dystopian world (past or future). Please get me your submissions by 25th April by sending them to  Try to think out of the box! Great choice James!

Let’s see what Alex thought of this movie.


When talking about a really good film, it’s easy to get distracted by a fantastic cast, incredible leading performance, provocative storyline or even a shocking twist. What is less talked about is just how stunning a film can look.

And with Mexican director’s Alfonso Cuarón’s 2013’s voyage into space with Gravity, the visuals really are something to behold…

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Line(s) of the Day #Dexter

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I shouldn’t even be here. Rita will be devastated if I’m arrested. Her husband was a crack head and her boyfriend’s a serial killer. It’s kind of hard not to take that personally.

Dexter Morgan (Michael C. Hall) from the multi-award winning drama Dexter (2006 – 2013), about a serial killer who struggles to hide his identity.

Line(s) of the Day #Nightcrawler


What if my problem wasn’t that I don’t understand people but that I don’t like them? What if I was the kind of person who was obliged to hurt you for this? I mean physically. I think you’d have to believe afterward, if you could, that agreeing to participate and then backing out at the critical moment was a mistake. Because that’s what I’m telling you, as clearly as I can.

Louis Bloom (Jake Gyllenhaal) in the film Nightcrawler (2015). You can read my review of this incredible film here.

Line(s) of the Day #AndyParsons


The doctor, she said to me: “How many units of alcohol have you had this week?” 
So I said 21. 
She said: “That’s not bad.The maximum is 28.”
I thought it’s bloody lucky I saw her on the Monday!

The British comedian Andy Parsons (1967 – ), from his third stand up comedy DVD Slacktivist (2013).

Reviews and other Features: American Drama Quiz

There are so many wonderful American dramas at the moment. Arrow, Suits, Better Call Saul, Bates Motel, Mad Men, The Good Wife, Blue Bloods. I could keep going. While it’s undoubtedly a great time for drama from our friends across the Atlantic, they have a great modern history in creating wonderful series with infamous, inspirational or introspective characters. How will you do in the quiz below? And if you’re feeling confident, why not try my similarly structured quizzes on children’s TV or brilliant sitcoms.

American Drama Still 1 1.

American Drama Still 2 2.

American Drama Still 3 3.

American Drama Still 4  4.

American Drama Still 5 5.

American Drama Still 6 6.

DVD The West Wing 7.

American Drama Still 8 8.

American Drama Still 9 9.

American Drama Still 10 10.

American Drama Still 11 11.

American Drama still 12 12.

American Drama still 13 13.

American Drama still 14 14.

American Drama still 15 15.

Answers below (Spoilers in comments section)

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Line(s) of the Day #Elergyforhimself

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My tale was heard, and yet it was not told,
My fruite is falne, & yet my leaves are greene:
My youth is spent, and yet I am not old,
I saw the world, and yet I was not seene.
My thred is cut, and yet it is not spunne,
And now I live, and now my life is done.

Taken from the poem Elergy for Himself by Chiddiock Tichborne (1558 – 1586). It was written in the Tower of London by Tichborne before his execution for treason.