"You know I don't like to wear any underwear..."
Sharon Stone owns this film. It's ridiculously plotted and Joe Eszterhas' script isn't as smart as it likes to think it is but Paul Verhoeven packs on the lurid action thick and fast that's an absolute blast to watch. The films ace-in-the-hole is Stone - she mixes authentic sexual prowess with an effortless cool and delivers her dialogue with the venom of a rattlesnake. No matter how badly you rate Basic…
You don't see it much these days in contemporary cinema, the gift to make an audience look upon the fifteen-foot screen that stands above them in absolute wonder. These are the filmmakers that don't wish to change the world or alter your perspective on modern society, they're movie magicians like Richard Donner who made us believe a man could fly or Alfonso Cuarón who took us into the blackest of space. Their goal is to enthral and entertain, and in…
So much so that Arnie's daft performance is the only salvageable aspect that can be scraped from this plate of visual diarrhea.
There's so many wrong things at play here:
1. Alicia Silverstone handles the english language like she just suffered a severe stroke.
2. Uma Thurman is about as sexy as Jimmy Saville in a children's hospital ward.
3. Chris O'Donnell has the charisma of a toilet seat.
4. George Clooney's leather nipples.
5. Bat bombs. Bat…
"It was always you, Helen. Come with me and be immortal."
This classic frightened a generation of their own bathroom mirrors. Totally under-appreciated upon it's release, even to this day but Bernard Rose's contemporary horror based on the short story, The Forbidden, by Clive Barker is a minor masterpiece and features a menacing performance from Tony Todd. While Freddy Kruger, Michael Myers and others stole the horror limelight, the Candyman not just haunted my dreams but forced me to avoid…