I really wasn't feeling it at first but it soon grew on me and by the… MoreI really wasn't feeling it at first but it soon grew on me and by the end I could say that I enjoyed it. I would say the same of Woody Harrelson's performance too, the film and his performance are much the same thing, like his performance, like the film and vice versa. The supporting cast is impressive although no one really has much to do apart from a two minute scene each, although they all do very well at what they do have. It's not your average murder mystery which helps keep one entertained but it does seem to lack that certain something that would make it special. I think it could have been something special but it's worth a watch as it is.
An inside Hollywood film for people inside Hollywood films. There is a… MoreAn inside Hollywood film for people inside Hollywood films. There is a lot of in-jokes and back patting here and I'm afraid I generally have no sympathy for the average Hollywood film producer but I found this film very easy to watch. Barry Levinson is a good director, he's got a mixed CV but generally you can depend on him. For me it was all about the performances though, I loved the whole 'The dies story-line', good on Sean Penn for getting involved and Bruce Willis makes amends for his horrible self-cameo in Oceans 12. Almost anyway. Every one does well, De Niro is totally watchable but for my money, Michael Wincott steals the show, his is a great performance. I really thought this film was ok, I'm not really sure why it's got all the hate on it.
Daybreakers was a very nice surprise, finally, an intelligent Vampire… MoreDaybreakers was a very nice surprise, finally, an intelligent Vampire film that is as clever as it is full of action and gore. It's has every component a good modern Vampire film needs and also questions what Vampirism is and what it means, all set within a dystopian society. There are hints of the questions of hidden desires, addiction and religion and also that of control and power, over the years the Vampire has been used as a symbol of many different things, all are explored subtly and cleverly in this film. The cast is pretty good too, everyone pulling their weight and convincing in their roles. It's a great idea and they succeeded in bringing it to its potential, on quite a small budget in the grand scheme of things too. I applaud and look forward to seeing more from the brothers Spierig.
I didn't think it could get any worse than Darkman II but I was wrong.… MoreI didn't think it could get any worse than Darkman II but I was wrong. For a Doctor, he's isn't very clever, just get a skin graft dude! The bad guys are pretty bad here, 1996 was pretty late in the day for the big-suited, shoulder-padded pony-tailed villain, no? Again, Bradford May relies on old stock footage from the first film and decides to shoot before actually writing a script. It's terribly dull and a shadow of the original.
I'm not the first to say so but this was like a crap episode of The… MoreI'm not the first to say so but this was like a crap episode of The X-files. On paper it reads as a really cool sci-fi thriller but the reality is that it is a badly written film, full of plot holes and mistakes in the story. It makes no sense at all, it is all about 'the twist' which i'm afraid isn't that clever and was pretty predictable after 20 minutes. The pace and flow of the film are pretty terrible too, everything seems a little too convenient on one hand and just plain nonsensical on the other. The acting is also of poor quality but I'm guessing they didn't really have much to go with. The Forgotten is set to become forgotten it seems, it's deserves to be anyway.
A Stitch in Time sees Norman Wisdom as Norman Pitkin for the third… MoreA Stitch in Time sees Norman Wisdom as Norman Pitkin for the third time, alongside Edward Chapman as the lovable, and rather forgivable, Mr. Grimsdale. It's funny, still to this day, if there is an emergency in our house we don't all shout "Don't panic Mr. Mainwaring, we shout 'Mr. Grimsdale!!!' I've said it before and I will say it again (and will fight to the death to uphold it) but I love Norman Wisdom, he is one of the greatest Englishmen of all time.
All hair and teeth and devoid of soul (no, I'm not talking about the… MoreAll hair and teeth and devoid of soul (no, I'm not talking about the Muppets).The Muppets are great, it's just a shame about the humans. Seriously, is this what the kids of America see as good entertainment? Yikes! The Muppets have never looked more unpuppet-like compared to the talentless....who ever they ares/what ever they ares/what ever they do people who don't deserve to perform with such legends.
An interesting idea but the story is only connected by a real stretch.… MoreAn interesting idea but the story is only connected by a real stretch. I didn't find it particularly funny either, I'm a big fan of Japanese films, particularly comedies but i didn't get the humour here and I don't think it's down to poor translation or cultural differences. The idea is cool, on paper it looks like the coolest story ever written but it just doesn't work well as a film. The conclusion isn't worth watching for, I did like the scenes with the band towards the end but for a 'Bonkers' film, it's pretty boring most of the time.
A very raw, honest, touching but funny look (semi-autobiographical too… MoreA very raw, honest, touching but funny look (semi-autobiographical too apparently) at the relationship between a young man and his mother. Xavier Dolan is fast becoming a young actor/director to look out for, Heartbeats was one of my favourite films of 2010. In I killed my Mother, Dolan conquers the art of acting and directing perfectly, and at such a young age, relatively speaking and not meaning to sound patronising but it's a very tricky thing to do and a lot of talented people who try, fail. Three films down, it's looking like it comes naturally and I'm really looking forward to seeing more from him in the future.
I'm sorry, but you're going to have to do a little bit more than write… MoreI'm sorry, but you're going to have to do a little bit more than write on a wall and light a few candles before you convince me that you are either obsessed or mad. What a stupid film, I still don't understand what the Number 23 is all about either? Make up numbers for things and make sure they all add up to 23, what is so interesting or mysterious about that? Jim Carrey is woefully miscast although I'm not sure even the greatest of actors could save this. I thought this was supposed to be a dark thriller? I'm shocked at how bad this film is. Never has a film been so pointless.