Scott Pilgrim starts off simply enough, a comedy about a bunch of twenty-somethings barely making a living in Toronto. That alone would have been a good enough premise to put into the capable hands of Edgar Wright but Scott Pilgrim is a lot more than a simple comedy.
The Expendables is a rarity. A film that could have made millions without a single screenshot or piece of footage being shown before it’s release. It’s trailer could quite easily have been a powerpoint presentation showing nothing but the cast and the title and it still would have had men all over the world weak at the knees. Continue reading
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We all like a good film poster. I wonderful, hype-building piece of design that’s tantilising but not in your face, simple but not void of information. The best posters can be anything from the simplicity of Jurassic Parks to the the old school Hitchcock style designs. But the worst, my my my, the worst can be truly horrific. In no particular order, here are ten of the worst… Continue reading
The biggest release of the month is The Expendables, a tribute to eighties action movies, bringing together the greatest action stars of past and present for a 90 minutes of blood and explosions. I did not see this movie. Instead I watched another homage to a long-forgotten genre. In the 70s Blaxploitation films were born, a genre made with the sole intention of getting the black community to part with their money on a regular basis. Continue reading
Twilight. Sex in the City. Dance movies. To put it mildly I do not like these films. Despite that I still understand why they all exist, I see the appeal in them even if it doesn’t appeal to me at all. But if there’s one series that I don’t understand and never will, it’s the Saw films. Continue reading
Tom Cruise is an oddity to say the least. Opinions of him are split but watching his interviews it’s clear the guy has charm by the barrel load. That same charm is meant to be the driving force behind Knight and Day but despite his best efforts it just can’t overcome such a nonsensical, forgettable film.
The Karate Kid has a story you could write on the back of fly swatter. A young boy and his mother move to China where the boy encounters kung-fu-learning bullies and subsequently learns the way of true kung-fu from a maintenance man. It may be obvious what’s going to happen at nearly every turn but this film is all about the journey and as family films go, it’s a good journey. Continue reading