The 2017 Wimbledon Finals Makes History
This weekend the finals of this year's Wimbledon Championships took place. On Saturday, Gabriñe Muguruza beat Venus Williams for the Women's Singles title. After an epic four and a half hours of play, Kabob and Melo won the Men's Double title. Makanrova and Vesnina won the Women's Doubles title. On Sunday, Jamie Murray and Martina Hingis beat out Heather Watson and Henri Kontinen for the Mix Double's title. But history was made on Sunday morning when Rodger Federer won his 8th Wimbledon championship when he beat Marin Cilic for the Men's Singles title. Federer is the first player in history to have earned 8 titles at the Wimbledon championships.
Firstly, I was devastated when Andy Murray lost in the quarter finals. But my sorrows were healed slightly when his brother, Jamie, smashed the mix doubles final. But the real highlight of the weekend was the emotional men's singles final. Both Cilic and Federer with overcome with emotion on Centre Court, making for an amazing match. And, even though I wish I was watching Andy win, it was exciting to watch Federer make history with his win.
Meet the 13th Doctor
Following the Wimbledon Men's final, the BBC announced who would be taking over the coveted role of the Doctor on the hit show Doctor Who. Jodie Whittaker will take the reigns from current Doctor Peter Capaldi following the 2017 Christmas episode of the program. Whittaker will be the first female to play the iconic role since the show's inception in 1963. Whittaker is best known for her powerful performance in the ITV hit drama Broadchurch.
To read my thoughts on this historic casting, why not check out this week's Inspiration Tuesday!
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Blade Runner 2049
Directed by Denis Villeneuve
Blade Runner 2049 takes place thirty years following the events of Ridley Scott's original film. A new blade runner, LAPD Office K (Ryan Gosling), discovers an ancient secret that could plug what is left of society into complete chaos. K seeks out the help of Rick Deckard (Harrison Ford), a former LAPD blade runner, who has been missing for 30 years. Blade Runner 2049 is directed by Denis Villeneuve and stars Ryan Gosling, Harrison Ford, and Robin Wright. The film opens 6 October 2017.
I'm going to admit... I've never seen the original Blade Runner. BUT after watching this trailer (and remembering that a young Harrison Ford is in it) I am ready to consume Ridley Scott's classic film. I will admit something else... I hate this trend of reviving old franchises (*cough cough* every 90s TV show ever being remade). BUT with a director like Denis Villeneuve and a cast of Ryan Gosling, a mature Harrison Ford, and Robin Wright, I think this franchise reboot is going to be pretty good. Plus, did you see the coloring in this trailer? Hello, cinema called and it said thank you for bringing it back to life!
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The Darkest Hour
Directed by Joe Wright
The Darkest Hours follows British Prime Minister Winston Churchill (Gary Oldman) during one his most turbulent and defining acts as PM. Should he attempt to negotiate a peace treaty with Nazi Germany, or standing firm on the ideals, liberties, and freedoms of a nation? The Darkest Hours is directed by Joe Wright, and stars Gary Oldman, Lily James, and Kristin Scott Thomas. The film opens in cinemas 22 November.
Oh boy, just when I think I'm over my British costume drama obsession, another film comes along that sucks me right back in. This trailer represents, honestly, why I love British cinema so much: their costume dramas are so bloody good! Honestly, I don't care how many times Britain spits out the same damn movie about WWII and Nazis and King George... I live for it! And, well, when Joe Wright (the creator of that absolutely iconic tracking scene in Atonement) is your director, your WWII, Nazi, King George movie is bound to brilliant. Gary Oldman is completely unrecognizable as the famous Churchill (so much so, I was waiting for him to show up the whole trailer, not even knowing he was actually Churchill). This film is definitely going to be on my guilty pleasure must-watch list come autumn.
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