This is like an episode of Downton Abbey only duller. With a cast this good and with the potential for a "Gosford Park" style ensemble piece this fell flat from the off.
Jessica Biel is always worth watching. Lets face it she's more than easy on the eye and with support from the outstanding Kristin Scott Thomas this should have been great. Based on Noel Coward's play of the same name this did have comedic moments which unfortunately weren't enough…
John Cusack should have owned the eighties. Not exactly a brat-packer he was nevertheless in some of the decades best teenage friendly movies. "Sixteen Candles","The Sure Thing","Stand By Me" and "Say Anything" are all on best-of lists from even the harshest of critics.
John Cusack for me however will always be Martin Blank but his Lloyd Dobler character stands out as one of the most memorable of the eighties. That boom-box above the head shot on the poster says it…
I think living in the U.K. the whole comic-book phenomenon is a niche market than can pass most people by. Numerous movies have portrayed comic book obsession on the U.S. side of the water and it remains a staple of American life.
So "Watchmen" was another of these graphic novels that had unfortunately never crossed my path. I think after reading a lot of reviews from "fan-boys" that maybe it was lucky that I went into this movie blind and…