Another winner from Woody. Here he plays a neurotic, eccentric (stop me if you've heard this one before) writer, but he's unbearably awful to everyone around him. He's cheated on all his wives, uses his friends faults for characters in his latest book, kidnaps his own son and still tries to justify his actions by blaming everyone else. A pretty despicable character, yet Allen gives him a certain charm that keeps him relatable. He's a writer that's so uncomfortable with…
Dad! I want to choose what to watch!!
No! I want to choose!
Quit yer yapping. I'm picking.
(Many grumbles of disagreement)
What are we watching dad?
Het regent gehaktballen. (It's raining meatballs)
Yeah right. (whispers to brother) He's totally making that up.
This is boring. When are they gonna stop talking, dad?
Haha. A small fish in a giant ball. So hilarious.
Hold on. It's raining cheeseburgers. OK. That's pretty funny.
*The only prologue in a Bond film to showcase a villain and it’s great!
*As I have always asserted, Roger Moore is good as James Bond even if the film he’s in is mediocre.
*Christopher Lee (R.I.P.) is great (as always) as Francisco Scaramanga AKA “The Man with the Golden Gun” and the world’s greatest assassin who showcases his skill in the film’s prologue.
*The film’s theme of duality. Asking the question as to whether Francisco Scaramanga & James…
84 minutes excluding credits.
It's closer to what a Jurassic Park sequel should be compared to the wretched The Lost World, yet at the same time it does feel like it's also taking a few steps in the wrong direction.
Let's get the good out of the way first. The wonder and excitement almost non-present in The Lost World are luckily back, Sam Neill as Alan Grant is a much better lead character than Jeff Goldblum's Ian…
In a rare turn of adaptation, following the rampant success of Jurassic Park on the silver screen, fans of Michael Crichton's original novel started campaigning him to write a sequel, which normally he wouldn't even have considered. In this case he relented and the result was The Lost World, a nod back to Arthur Conan Doyle no doubt, and ultimately a very different beast to his original concept. Steven Spielberg was keen to return and explore the concept further, given…
Ryan O'Neal and Barbra Streisand shine as the mismatched couple at the heart of Peter Bogdanovich's exuberant homage to the classic screwball comedies of the 1930s. Taking his hero Howard Hawks' peerless Bringing Up Baby as its main template, Bogdanovich brings an evident affection and understanding of both the dazzling mechanics and the irrepressible energy required of screwball, and though transposing such a highly artificial style to a contemporary setting at a time when screen acting had almost entirely moved…
One of the strangest gaps in my filmwatching has been the lack of Woody Allen films I've seen recently.
In fact, I haven't seen a Woody Allen film in at least 13 or 14 years with the last one being Small Time Crooks, which I still regard as an extremely underrated and thoroughly enjoyable crime comedy. I'm not really sure why I haven't watched any of his films since then. It could be that few of his…
If you're some kind of lunatic and haven't seen Robocop yet, and if you happen to be completely insane and really don't fancy it*, how about we reach a compromise?
Come and watch the story of Robocop....in GIF form. Thank you.
* (Oh, and don't talk to me.)
Arguably the most 80s film to ever be an 80s film. So 80s-eqsue is Cobra that some sequences weasel their way right into surreality and absurdity. It is the absurdity of Cobra that has aged it into a shining beacon relic of its time. If Dirty Harry tried mixing coke and steroids and fell into a nightmare coma. Also, you'll never eat pizza the same way again.