David Yates continues from where he left off after 'Order of the Phoenix', arguably the weakest of the seven books but probably the strongest film.
I enjoyed that the film presented how many subtle similarities there are between Harry and Voldemort, and the film implies at varying points that without guidance Harry could wind up just like his nemesis. The main downside to this film is that nearly all of Voldemort's backstory as Tom Riddle is erased. That's especially unfortunate…
'As far as I'm concerned, until the sun comes up yours is the only voice I am going to listen to, but hear this: DON'T FUCKING THREA-
- you have a call waiting -
-TEN ME. Okay, you are in no official position now to threaten me from. SO DON'T FUCKING THREATEN ME!'
I'll keep this short and sweet, just like Locke. A captivating car journey in which one man's life comes crashing down around him. Great script. Hardy dons…
Everything about it is funny.
These go to eleven.
Lick My Love Pump.
Cult movie? In it's own right.
A satire that instead of humiliating, truly honors metal.
Rob Reiner's debut. His best film as well.
One of the best mockumentaries of all time.
I love it.
"Money and women: the reasons for make most mistakes in life. Looks like you've mixed up both."
And the Oscar for best end-credits sequence goes to... Wait, Best Picture? Like, for the whole year? I mean, it was good, and I understand Speed Racer never had a chance at the award, but this is the year that gave us WALL-E and Synecdoche, New York, surely they're more impressive than—they weren't even nominated? Come on people, get it together!
Secret Cinema Review
Nerd glasses? Check. Bow tie? Check. Rock like quiff gelled into place? Check. Gorgeous dame on arm? Oh yes. Admittedly I got my geek on much better than I thought but it was my other half who stole the show, complete with wide sweeping 50's skirt, black and white Converse, cat eye glasses, hair ribbon and a painstakingly created barrel roll. With that, it was off to Hill Valley. Well, sitting on the train for over an…
Final Destination 3 is an unflinching depection of alcoholi.. Wait, that was that other Mary Elizabeth Winstead flick I saw last night.
Let me start over:
Final Destination 3 is the unflinching depiction of how a rollercoaster ride can go really wrong, if it was designed by Rube Goldberg. Yeah, that sounds about right.
This is actually the last one in the FD series that I didn't see, so now I can proudly say that I've seen all of them…
I'm having Goldfinger and then packing it in. OK?
Having found Dr. No to be a fair bit more enjoyable than I remember it being, I actually enjoyed Goldfinger slightly less. I can't really put my finger on why but it's still easily one of the very best Bond films even if 007 spends far too much time in Goldfinger's company for my liking.
A few things:-
* Is it ever really explained why all of Goldfinger's lackeys appear to…
This stranger-than-fiction tale got a little stranger just recently, when Bernie Tiede (played by Jack Black in the film) had his life sentence for first-degree murder overturned on the condition that he live with Richard Linklater. As Linklater tells it to Variety, it's a whole lot less lurid than what some publications may have reported, but it's also, to my mind, further proof that cinema is hardly ever separate from life.
Bernie encourages this co-mingling of fiction and fact, using…
Vibrant, shadowy, methodical, and brilliantly insane; Apocalypse Now might just be the finest film from Francis Ford Coppola's filmography. It is a cinematic experience like none other; a journey into the heart of the human soul, with darkness and depravity lurking in every pitch-black corner.
The direction by Francis Ford Coppola is genius. With a variety of textured close-ups, wide and grand battle shots, and stunning moments of beauty; Coppola crafts a slow and subtle film that is easy to…
I hadn't seen this film since I first watched it in the cinema 15 years ago, so it was basically like a brand new film for me. Honestly, I really enjoyed it. Martin Campbell obviously made a conscious decision to go for a very classic, old-movie vibe when directing this and I think it pays off.
The sword fights are fantastic, and the stunt work in general is great. The chemistry between all of the actors is spot-on, too. The movie is a bit too long, but I was never bored during any of it.
"There is a saying, a very old saying: when the pupil is ready the master will appear."
There's something so inherently appealing about 'The Mask of Zorro' that has kept me coming back to it over the last twelve years. Is it the cast? The film's wonderful action? It's actually a mixture of both those things, and the pulpy throwback adventure that the film gives us. It's part 'Indiana Jones', mixed with the original Walt Disney television series, 'Zorro', starring…
Locke is being dubbed as a "gimmicky" film, and it's not an untrue statement. However, gimmicky doesn't mean lacking in quality. Several chamber piece-style films have had a very particular approach and been great films and Locke fits firmly within that categorization. Tom Hardy gives a stunningly good performance as the titular character. He's always been a good actor but there's a difference between good and the ability to capture the audience's attention as the sole on-screen character for the…