"God, you two are sensitive! All I'm doing is implying some kind of ugly sordid sexual liaison. I'd be proud of that sort of thing."
As debut films go, there isn't much more you could want out of this. Danny Boyle's first movie gives us a disturbing, hypnotizing, darkly comic thriller with some fantastic shots (gravedigging in that red light) and, of course, Ewan McGregor and Christopher Eccleston in the same film together. Seriously, how could you not want to watch this?
I’ve seen this movie before, back in 1972.
Director Alfonso Cuaron is one smart cookie. Seven years ago he co-pens and directs one of the best, most profound, most intelligent Science Fiction films ever made, Children of Men. Then he waits. We wait too. Rumors started spreading in early 2011 that Cuaron would return with a big-budget Sci Fi. Come 2013 it’s the hottest ticket in Venice and Toronto.
Cuaron’s brilliance is that he really didn’t deliver a Sci-Fi at…
"You can keep your Jesus; Neil Diamond, for me, will always be King of the Jews!" - Alan Partridge
Ow. My sides. I haven't laughed this hard in the cinema since This is the End. And all know how funny that is. There was always the hazard that this could be the Keith Lemon: The Film of 2013, and before reviews started to come in, I genuinely thought it would be. But I needn't have feared. With the comic genii…
Film three in Daryl's December Challenge.
The dreaded second viewing.
Few movies, let alone comedy movies, stand up to a rewatch so soon after the first viewing. Alpha Papa on second viewing, free from the shackles of expectation and lead weights of impending shitness, is thankfully, and surprisingly a comedy delight.
Fans already love it, but this Alpha Papa is more than just a homage. It is a brilliantly written, finely acted comedy, with some masterful timing and the best sight gags and one liners in many a year.
One of the films of the year.
Genuinely funny movies are hard to find.
Alpha Papa is a fucking funny film.
The 3 f's. My stamp of quality.
Alan Partridge is a British institution. To fuck him up would be a travesty. So Armando and Coogan pretty much deserve a knighthood.
I have never laughed so much in the cinema. Every joke is well written and well performed. Pretty much every joke works. Also, the ending is one of the great comic stand off's.
It is a comic masterpiece.
Yes. Yet another five star rating for Gravity. Before I go on, the five stars are for the experience. I don't know how you rate films, but my rating is for a great deal based on the fact that I just walked out of the theatre having seen something I have never seen before. Gravity is Jurassic Park's dinosaurs. It is a technological marvel urged on by a director who is intent on discovering how far he can stretch the…
To say that I was sceptical going into this movie is the biggest understatement ever. Sure, Vaughn's track record as a director is impressive and his previous film before this one, Kick Ass, is all kinds of wonderful, but still..... X-men:The Last Stand is a film I despise with every ounce of comic book geekness I have in me. It killed off all faith I had in the film adaptations of this particular part of the Marvel Universe that I…
The best X-men movie yet.
The best superhero movie yet?...
This has First Class performances. First Class direction. And First Class action. Although you can spot the moments when they start to run out if dosh. It's Sixties setting is a gateway to some brilliantly intelligent moments, and some proper fan boy geek out moments.
Top notch entertainment.
Sorry, I mean, First Class entertainment.
This isn't a film about sex addiction. It's a film about a man torn in half by himself. The addiction is a mere vehicle for an exploration of control, humanity and self destruction.
Fassbender is amazing and easily gives one of the best performances I have seen in a couple of years. He is reprehensible, charming and unbelievably sad. His character, a man desperately running away from himself…
Dear Mr. Fassbender (or Fast Bender as I like to call you),
On behalf of everyone who watched this movie, I want you to know...
you have the biggest dick I've ever seen on a man. I haven't seen many, but take that as a compliment. Though be careful.
You might shoot your eye out kid.
From, on behalf of everyone,
Photographer Michael Grecco's project of creating a coffee table book about the porn industry without any actual porn in it. Grecco spends a few days at the AVN expo and awards show, snapping happy.
This doesn't bring any new insights into the freakishly insane world of adult entertainment but there is at least one heartfelt hard luck story that shines though the veneer of plastic glamour.
Interesting, but still predictable.