I have always been terrified by the Fly. I got it from Santa one Christmas in a VHS boxed set along with Alien and Aliens - for the sake of completion this was also the year that Santa brought me Robocop and Predator - (what a wonderful Christmas that was) and after reading the tag line I decided that I was afraid, very afraid. The one time I did try to watch it I found myself repelled by the gloopy…
They say it isn't possible to polish a turd. Louis Leterrier however, seems to have found a way:-
Get lots of well known actors to be smug, condescending cocks for two hours, concoct a half baked "twist" ending and pretend to make a film about a magic heist(add glittery ticker tape to taste). Now You See Me is overwrought, lumpen, stupid nonsense.
My advice to all involved; Wash your hands, cos making shit this shiny is gonna leave an awful mess.
You could be forgiven for thinking that the British film industry is dead. Lets be honest, the last big, successful, good movie, produced and distributed by a British studio was, The Woman in Black. That wonderfully scary and stylish ghost story that heralded the return of Hammer(at least for a time).
There are lets not forget, are a decent number of films made in this country, The Kings Speech, Prometheus, Les Misrables, Skyfall to name but 4. None of these,…
Mr T has spent his Fistfull of Dollars well. Django Unchained looks fabulous, sounds fantastic and is performed with all the vim and zip you would expect from the Director of Pulp Fiction and Jackie Brown. The Script is very good and manages to balance riotous laughs and riotous violence in the way only QT can. There are some great blink and you miss them cameos(now de riguer for a Tarantino movie but still fun). Bruce Dern pops…