Tuesday, 14 June 2011

Apocalypse Now

Yes, finally saw it....er...three times.  And its an amazing "picture".  Will withstand MANY re-viewings.  SOOOOOOO quotable. The horror, the horror !

Over Her Dead Body

i didn't even know who Lake Bell and Kali Rocha WERE until i saw this.  A deliciously cheesy papfest with Eva "Longoria" Parker in and loads of other hot male AND female totty.  About making the ones you love HAPPY. Bleurgh.  i loved it !

Monday, 23 May 2011

Buried

Oh My God. This film is so chilling. I just saw it and feel thoroughly lucky to be alive.  You have to see this.  Truck driver kidnapped and buried in Iraq.  That's all you need to know. I can't spoil it for you.

Sunday, 15 May 2011

4321

Interesting one this.  Totally mixed bag. Sassy London Broads in quick-thinking slice of modern escapism. It's a sexy film. But with wooden acting at times.   Could quite easily have been elevated from a 6 to an 8.  Good effort though.

Saturday, 14 May 2011

Up In The Air

This rules. I don't care what ya say, Clooney's a Class Act. Great acting, good story, crap ending.   Such is life.  Clooney is what a proper movie star used to be. COOL. I wanna be him.  His stock can only rise.

Friday, 13 May 2011

13 Assassins

Could have been better.  Coupla decapitated heads, but not enough blood and gore. Just lots of sword-swishing. Yawn.

A Short Film About Killing

Overrated. Everyone's miserable and frustrated in Poland. Big deal.  The main character is SUCH a cock. Hanging's too good for him.

I Love You, Man

Yeah, yeah, yeah...you're a wanker if you haven't watched this.  It's great. It makes you feel all gooey inside.   Even If Jason Segal's haircut IS decidedly 1989'ish.

Love and Death On Long Island

Never heard of it, guv' !  All the better for it. No expectations.  John Hurt's the master, but Jason Priestley's a one pony-trick...even if he is satirising himself.  More films with London Buses in, please.

Disturbia

I thought Shia Lebeouf was meant to be crap. He's good in this in fact.  He gets the girl tho' of course. It would have been better if he'd not got the girl and then listened to Decemberists' records.  A good movie, but a crap film.

Saturday, 7 May 2011

Persona

Bloody bonkers and no mistake !  Haha.  This Nurse Bird, right, looks after this actress bird who can't talk anymore.  They start off liking each other, then it all goes tits up.  But being an arty film where not a lot makes sense, er....not a lot makes sense.  Don't watch this after too many Golden Grahams. It will freak you out. Bloody amazing imagery though.

Friday, 6 May 2011

Panic Room

Only £1.50 in CEX !  Not bad at all really !  Jodie Foster is....er..Jodie Foster as usual and Kristen Stewart is a bit of a smart ass.  The baddies are not really that bad, but the New York Real Estate looks suitably moneyed.  A firm seven out of ten.

Thursday, 5 May 2011

Wendy and Lucy

Naturalistic and simply heartbreaking.  I kept telling myself during this that it wasn't real, but it seemed SO real that even now, the ending makes me sad.  A very different, human type of cinema.

Insdious

Strange one this.  Sounded great on paper, but this modern horror flick only delivered on a few levels.  Some of the scary moments are clearly not.  Shame.  If it'd made me shoot out of my seat a bit more I might have given it more props.

Wednesday, 4 May 2011

Cedar Rapids


First thing I noticed was Alexander Payne producing. Second Thing I noticed was the cheesey 70s schtick of this rather hilarious movie. This is one to leave your brain at the door with. But none the worse for that.  Never has insurance looked so kitsch.

Deficit

Wow. Best movie I've seen in ages.  Mexican Boy made bad in 24 hours of fuckup tale.  Stylish, sexy, dangerous, current and did I mention stylish?  The crackers who slammed this on IMDB need to take a shit.

Tuesday, 3 May 2011

One Hour Photo

Only just caught this. Great little film, with a slightly disappointing ending.  Really kept up the momentum until the end.  Robin Williams is great in this.  We empathise with him, a lonely fellow looking to be part of a family at any cost. The "All-American" look of the film is fantastic.  Total apple pie. With a side order of intrigue.

Monday, 2 May 2011

Chloe

Aaaah, I can never get enough of Julianne Moore.  Liam Neeson I can take or leave.  Ms Moore plays a suspicious Doctor, tracking the adulterous movements of her husband.  Employing a call-girl (Amanda Seyfried) as a honeytrap, things end in a most unpredictable fashion.   It's directed by Atom Egoyan, whoever he is....ahem.  Well, Look Magazine liked this film...but don't let that put you off.  It's very good.  A nice bit of sexy escapism.

The Girlfriend Experience

Awful, just awful. Sasha Grey plays a high-class callgirl trying to improve her situation in the midst of the recent financial crisis.  Steven Soderbergh directs this mindless mush.  They could have at least included subs on the DVD as the mumble factor in this movie is sky-high.  75 mins that feels like 175.

Notes On A Scandal

Can't believe I missed this first time around.  A bloody GREAT film.  Superb performances from Dame Judy and Cate Blanchett.  The way Judy's character evolved was pure genius.  And if you're not in love with Cate by the end of this movie you have no soul.  Very, very sad.  And moving.

interMission

Well, i just discovered this film today.  To be honest, great film.  A refreshing Irish movie concerning relationships and the f*cked up things we do for them.  Shirley Henderson, one of the most underrated actresses in the world appears and for this reason alone it's worth watching this movie. But this movie is engaging, funny and poignant.  Check it out.