Possibly the best film we could have hoped for being based on a theme park attraction, Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl is almost accidentally good by most accounts, but good none the less.
The first major studio release to depict pirates on screen in forever, this is as decent as stab as any which chooses to bring a supernatural element to this world of heightened…
Apparently you don't need Adam Sandler to actually star in a Happy Madison film for it to be completely boring and sophomoric. There's a lot of the usual Sandler crew here, and a whole heap of juvenile sex jokes and marijuana gags, none of which are remotely memorable or well acted. Perhaps I'm not the target audience, but I'm pretty sure the target audience is ten to twelve year old prepubescent boys with a serious lack of self esteem.
So this was actually....good, great even by just a bit. Definitely > Civil War for me, this and Iron Man 3 are the most unique post-Avengers MCU films IMO. Like the other reviews say, the best things about this are:
- The cast: Cumberbatch is a great fit for the character, no his American accent isn't distracting, Tilda and Chiwetel are fantastic as well. On the other end though - Mikkelsen falls prey to the Marvel Villain Curse(TM) and McAdams is…
I remember reading somewhere that the best non-official trilogy is all about school and the various stages in your life: Stand by Me (middle school), Dazed and Confused (highschool) and Everybody wants some (college). I don't know about that, but what I do know is that we're also shaped by the people we meet in those stages of our life, so there's a point in that claim. In general. If I take a look at everyone whose opinion I value,…
While I was watching this, I was forming sentences in my mind regarding what the eventual review would look like once I was sat in front of my PC.
When I left the screening, I began talking to a friend on my phone about something completely unrelated, then had a chat with my wife about dinner that same night.
By the time I got home, not only had every sentence escaped me, but also certain scenes from the movie I…
A pleasing second watch, Dolls has gone up in my estimation. The money shots; squib, stop motion and puppetry are superb, I found the acting charming, rather than amateurish and Gordon, bless him, wraps it up in under 90! I also watched a good chunk of the special features which added to my appreciation. Still shooting while the prop guys are removing your set... when in Rome, eh boys!
I wish I could say that this film about child abuse in Hollywood is a match for the importance of it's subject, but it just isn't.
What it gives you are the stories of young actors who were allowed to fall into the hands of paedophiles and how those individuals were able to prey on their victims.
It gives the impression that, as was the case with the high profile cases in the UK, these people have used their money…
Important documentary on the worst kept secret in Hollywood - the rampant sexual abuse towards children in the entertainment industry.
Watch it here: weshare.me/d61ee92a277361e6
And on another similarly depressing note, here's a list of your heroes that signed a petition defending notorious child rapist, Roman Polanski:
Kristin Scott Thomas
Guillermo del Toro
Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu