Channelling the coming-of-age cool and heart of films like 'Grease' and 'American Graffiti', Greg Mottola's 2009 comedy-drama is a tender, thoughtful and hilarious tale of young love and disappointment. Eisenberg and Stewart give fantastic performances, and make their characters both likeable and realistic. Stewart is the best I've ever seen her, and Eisenberg, for once, doesn't come off as a bit of a dickhead. Their relationship feels real, and includes the embarrassment, confusion and misunderstanding that it should entail. The…
"I had to do it... I feel a lot better now though"
Evil Dead is quite something, a remake that scraps the wacky humour of the original and attempts a straight, visceral, blood-soaked gore-fest, and it pulls it off, in extreme fashion.
The simple set-up puts 5 friends in a cabin in the woods staging an intervention for drug-addict Mia. Cue the discovery of a demonic book in a cellar full of dead animals and the awakening of a not…
After a clunky 10 minute, sort-of-prologue, we're plunged into a fantasy world that we know very little about, with some sort of civil war going on, something about corruption of the land and something about Snow White's heart giving eternal youth. In any other film, the characters would give exposition as the story goes along, but in this one, nobody ever really does that.
The script seems to be written in a way that none of the characters ever have…