October 2012 – Only penguins and people can drive

You may have noticed, eagle-eyed reader (as by now there is surely only one of you), that I haven’t posted anything in around a week. Suspicions might have first been aroused when this month’s edition of BlogalongaBond went up whole days before the last minute, but there simply hasn’t been the time to keep Popcorn Addiction up-to-date.

I did, however, still manage to squeeze in a few of October’s releases. I enjoyed The Perks Of Being A Wallflower, jumped out of my seat at Sinister and laughed almost constantly throughout Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted. I was also finally able to catch up with Bart Layton’s The Imposter, a truly gripping documentary that I had sadly missed at the Edinburgh Film Festival, and Leos Carax’s Holy Motors, for which there simply aren’t enough exclamation points on the planet.

Considerably less impressive were the likes of Resident Evil: Retribution (the first in the series that I have actively disliked) Killing Them Softly (a film I simply failed to connect with) and Ruby Sparks (a surprisingly dark drama that was ruined by a nonsensical final twist). While I’m tempted to include On The Road, I don’t quite feel enough animosity to write it off completely.

Finally, I ended the month (well, the third week of the month) with Quantum of Solace, the last instalment of the James Bond franchise before Skyfall. Unfortunately, I will have left for Russia days before the film’s release, meaning that my experience of blogging along to Bond isn’t quite over just yet (though I do have a rather brilliant review, courtesy of alongcameaginge). I hear it’s excellent, however, and look forward to catching up with it on DVD. Who knows, it might even dislodge The World Is Not Enough from my own top spot.

While I will try to keep abreast of the latest news and reviews (I live in hope that Rise of the Guardians will be screening in Syktyvkar), I cannot guarantee new content until just after Christmas. Should you wish to see how I fare writing about things other than films, however, you can keep up with my foreign exploits here.

As ever, thank you for reading, and I look forward to seeing you back here in December. Yes, you.

Film of the month: The Imposter


About popcornaddiction
I am a psychology graduate, a News Writer for HeyUGuys/BestforFilm and, most importantly, a hopeless popcorn addict.

5 Responses to October 2012 – Only penguins and people can drive

  1. Nostra says:

    Shame you weren’t able to enjoy Killing Them Softly. I really loved it and it seems it will be in my favorites list of the year. It was such a different film with some amazing scenes that were beautifully shot and edited. Still looking forward to checking out The Imposter of which I have heard some great stories.

  2. Can’t wait for the Imposter…

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