"Never cruel nor cowardly. Never give up. Never give in."
As impossible as it may seem, I'm pretty sure this actually lived up to the unbelievable amounts of hype that had built up around this for months. And when you consider how much could have gone wrong with this, then it becomes even more of an achievement. I mean, other than the whole '50 years of a landmark science-fiction show that's somehow evolved into an international phenomenon' that is.
"Great men are forged in fire. It is the privilege of lesser men to light the flame." - The Doctor (but which one? Ooh-hoo-hoooooo!)
Now, THAT is how I want to celebrate my 50th birthday. It may be about 32-33 years off, but the point still stands. This is a celebration of everything that's great about Doctor Who: the bonkers monsters, the twisty plotting, the peppering of British wit and, of course, the disarming emotional resonance that makes you weep,…
Thor is back for a second solo outing. Of all the Marvel characters, Thor, is arguably the hardest to get right. He is so detached from the rest of the universe yet he still needs to be relatable despite his godly powers. It is something Branagh’s vision never quite successfully managed and even The Dark World struggles with. However, this time around the sequel has two aces up its sleeve as the film’s main stars - Chris Hemsworth and Tom…
One of my favorite and in my opinion one of the best parody films made.
I'm a huge fan of the Lethal Weapon series. Have been since I was 7. When I found out this was coming out I knew I had to see it. Saw it in the theaters and I still view it today as I did then. Hilarious!
Jackson and Estevez are great together. They bounce off each other so well in this. Not only do they…
"Ever fired your gun in the air and yelled, 'Aaaaaaah?'
Edgar Wright didn't reinvent the genre, but he sure made it a lot more fun! Hot Fuzz is a collection of buddy cop/action films cliches that in the hands of Edgar Wright was entertaining, interesting funny and even took the time to say something about the genre.
The editing is a trademark from Edgar Wright, quick rapid cuts in…
Batman: The Movie is an absolute delight of a film. The Adam West version of the Caped Crusader will always be one of my favorites. His deadpan delivery while saying some of the campiest lines ever is just pure comedic genius. It's truly impossible to watch this film and not enjoy it. There's too much Bat-fun here.
Why I love this film so much:
- The Bat Copter!
- Bitch-slapping an exploding shark
- Dodgy Irish accented cop
- 'That' theme tune
- The Bat Boat!
- The nobility of a suicidal porpoise (!)
- A ball point banana
- Jet-pack umbrellas
- "Bless my dust pan!" & "Holy Halloween!"
- 'Dehydrated' pirates.
- "Some days you just can't get rid of a bomb!"
- 'Re-hydrated' pirates
- The Bat Cycle!
- Cat in a dinghy
- Umbrella/sword duel atop a submarine
- Bat Centrifuge!
- Bat ropes!
In summary: Forget Nolan's films; watch this instead.
It's been a long time coming but was absolutely worth the wait - Alpha Papa is a triumph. It would've been so easy for Coogan, Iannucci and co to produce a half-baked script, cashing in on the guaranteed box-office success an Alan Partridge film would surely achieve (at least in the UK), so beloved is the character. Fortunately they didn't take the easy route and have produced a film that is not only hysterically funny, but that feels like a…
Jurassic Park in IMAX 3D - which constitutes this my ten millionth rewatch - is quite something. Although the close-ups of Dennis Nedry's face filling the massive screen is the most frightening thing this time round.
Otherwise, what can you say? It occasionally betrays its early nineties-ness with moments such as onscreen chain-smoking (in a kids film), and a breathless enthusiasm for what is now quaintly old fashioned technology ("it's an interactive CD-ROM!"). And maybe the auto-erotica joke that's snuck…
"Was it you, the baby from Eraserhead? Then it must have been you, the woman from The Crying Game? - Malcolm Tucker
Television-to-film adaptations are always notorious affairs, with unmitigated failures like Keith Lemon: The Film sticking in the memory as the particularly horrific tortures of the damned. However, as Armando Iannucci has proved most recently with his help with the fantastic cinematic outing of Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa, his touch in these matters is a golden one, and a…
The Omen series ends (briefly) not with a bang but with a whimper.
Sam Neill does his best as Damien, all grows up, but the film gives him little to do beyond look menacing and asking his secretary to get "our people" to do a lot of the dirty work for him.
Now ascended to the position of British Ambassador, Damien becomes aware that an alignment of stars will bring about the second coming. There's lots of guff about prophecies,…