Tuesday, 17 January 2012

164, New Years Eve

Feels a little odd writing a blog about New Years Eve midway through January but due to on-going internet issues I'm running behind with my posts to apologies for the seasonal discrepency - apology over.

Remember Valentines Day?  Every Hollywood name you could mention coming together for a barrage of short and teniously linked batch of stories all based around February 14th and the trial and tribulations it can contain, well New Years Eve is in effect the sequal - with a number of the same names each taking up new roles - (simlar to Fish Called Wanda / Fierce Creatures!)

Ashton Kutcher was the central focus of this one and again he dons the actors cap in a far more reserved manor but this time the story is focussed on Hilary Swank as the organisor for the Times Square Ball Drop with all of the stories focussing around her and the location of Times Square.

The movie and plot line is pretty much non essential to the movie - its a cute, cuddly selection of love stories that range from love in an elevator to a bucket list all in one night and as with Valentines Day, the cast list is ever so impressive. 

There is no real stand out performance from the collection of A-Listers but if I had to pick a few favourites it would be the Heigl / Bon Jovi plot & the Pfieffer / Efron pairing.  These four along with Hilary Swank take up a huge chunk of the running time and its all done exceptionally well. 

I have to mention a small and perfectly formed performance from James Belushi who I love and although its a fleeting return to the big scrreen its well received.

In older blogs I would always end with "See this you like..........." so as we enter a New Year lets dispatch with an old favourite - See this if you like Michelle Pfieffer, Zac Efron, Robert De Niro, Halle Berry, Cary Elwes, Common, Jessica biel, Seth Meyers, Katherine Heigl, Jon bon Jovi, Sofia Vergara, Ashton Kutcher, James Belushi, Sarah Jessica Parker, josh Duhamel, Yeardley Smith, Hilary Swank, Ludicris, Matthew Broderick, John Lithgow, Ryan Seacrest (playing himself) and anyone else I forgot to mention!