My name is Adam Cook and I’m a hopeless romantic. I’ve tried to hide it and keep it a secret but the truth is that there’s nothing better than getting swept away in a romance and cinema is the best medium for capturing that intoxicating feeling. From the grand gesture of A Matter of Life and Death to the tentative delights of Before Sunrise, film has captured love in its many shapes and sizes.
One of the finest love stories…
Two Hundred And Twenty Five Million Dollars.
The budget for this turd was Two Hundred And Twenty Five MILLION dollars.
What else would this sum buy you?
Under the Skin $16M
Only Lovers Left Alive $7M
Grand Budapest Hotel $31M
12 Years a Slave $20M
Dallas Buyers Club $5.5M
Worlds End $28M
Upstream Color $0.1M
The Place Beyond the Pines $15M
Inside Llewyn Davis $11M
Blending together the horrors of both reality & fantasy into a spellbinding tale, Pan's Labyrinth is a blazingly original, extraordinarily artistic, technically accomplished & astonishingly beautiful film with a rare ability to immerse the grown-ups into its fantasy world in a manner that very few examples of its genre can emulate, and even lesser when the story is a downright fairy tale.
Set in the fascist Spain of 1944, it tells the story of Ofelia; a young girl in love with fairy…
Something is a little bit odd about the residents of Small Town USA in Don Siegel's tale of paranoia at its most paranoid. The Good Doctor. Forrest Gump-esque run. X-ray. Insurance salesmen are shady, if you don't believe me watch the Fargo TV series. Pretend Uncle? Ultra sexy Becky Driscoll. Pretend Mommy? The Lawnmower Man. Danny the Shrink. Jukebox dancing. Jack doesn't look like Jeff Goldblum. Cuckoo clock. The ultimate John Doe. Morticia Addams? It's alive? I've heard that line…
There is a scene in Man of Steel that says it all.
In the middle of a showdown with the bad guys in downtown Metropolis with people everywhere, a flaming truck or some other huge thing is thrown towards Superman who is standing in front of a building. A building presumably filled with people.
Superman jumps out of the way.
He jumps out of the way.
The truck goes into the building destroying I don't how many floors killing…
Another incredible effort from Denis Villeneuve! Enemy is a very unique, intriguing and puzzling journey, having a brilliant performance from Jake Gyllenhaal. I was captivated by the story and the way it takes unexpected turns as it progresses. I just love when a movie is packed with interesting symbolisms and ambiguous characters. Once you realize the truth behind the two identical individuals, you understand it’s a story that explores mainly the reluctance to commitment. Jake Gyllenhaal shows great intensity in…
Buster Keaton as a film projectionist by day and a private dick by night in this classic silent movie within a movie. Double duty. How to Books are the shit. Being a janitor sucks ass. Dogs like treats. If you carry a broom around you might get lucky and fuck a hottie. Broke ass bloke. The shit you find in the trash. Beards make you look like a badass. Real motherfuckers don't need to buy expensive candy to impress the…
Edward G. Robinson as Rico the last man on Earth you want to fuck with in one of the first films that introduced the cinematic world to the gangsta. Big time dreamin'. Solitaire. The crew. Horny hottie. Douglas Fairbanks Jr., now that's what I call a distinguished name. Rico's temperament. Wild and crazy New Year's Eve party. Stick 'em up motherfuckers. I wish I talked like Rico. Hostile take over. Remorseful Tony. Dead Tony. Never quit on Rico. Pocket watch.…
A fantastic police procedural! The passion, obsession and frustration felt by those whom were dedicated to solving this case was captured so eloquently on-screen that I literally felt as if I had walked in their shoes! A compelling and gut wrenching experience I won't soon forget!
I honestly feel those whose lives, marriages or careers were destroyed were ultimately unrecognized victims of Zodiac!
My one and only complaint is there is no Pay Off! Everything built up to an expected…
The Terminator is the leader of a squad of cowboy DEA agents. When 10 million dollars goes missing his team starts to be picked off one by one in this hard R action flick. Home movies. Shit stained pants. Cocaine. Tit grab. Lizzy the Slut. Nut kick. Automatic weapons. DYNO-mite! Meat shower? When these fuckers get killed you actually see blood. Take that PG-13 Expendables 3. It's hard out here for Terrence Howard since he was replaced in the Iron…
In 2011, the dead & dusted franchise of Planet of the Apes was successfully resurrected by Rise of the Planet of the Apes; the origin story of the rebooted series, which turned out to be the surprise blockbuster of its year considering that there was no significant buzz at the box-office prior to its release & even the prediction from marketing pundits was never in its favour.
Three years later, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes finally surfaces amidst enormous hype…
Lady Snowblood as Nami an innocent girl framed by a dirty cop and sent to a ruthless prison where the inmates and the guards make her life a living Hell. However Nami is relentless and she will do whatever it takes to escape and get her justified revenge in this classic Japanese Women in Prison film. Air raid. Fast doggies. Morning jog. Nude stair climb. Yummy rice! Under the covers. Strip search. Ganja smuggler? Hot soup. Nightstick fuck and suck.…
A very creepy film that shows Roman Polanski can deliver horror just as well as he does drama and crime thrillers. I had only watched The Pianist and Chinatown from him previously so it was very interesting to see his roots as a director. Rosemary’s Baby has a slow build up but it successfully makes the viewer constantly suspicious of almost every character that surround our protagonist. The unsettling atmosphere helps boosting the suspense and the performances are terrific. Mia…
The Grand Budapest Hotel is my second Wes Anderson film and I must say I enjoyed it even more than Moonrise Kingdom. He has a very unique style and you quickly recognize his trademarks on screen as soon as the film begins. Once again, there are a lot of colorful and quirky characters and the cinematography is absolutely exquisite. While the narration was a bit redundant and the humor didn’t work for me at times, there were a few hilarious…
Disclaimer: I hate Richard Curtis films. I’d rather watch Uwe Boll’s entire back catalogue than be subjected to Love Actually again and his other films, either as writer or director, aren’t a great deal better.
Given my disclaimer above it probably comes as little surprise that I wasn’t looking forward to watching his latest film. Sometimes low expectations can help a film and other times those expectations prove to be 100% correct. About Time is a schmaltzy wet blanket of…
When Rise of the Planet of the Apes made its debut it did so with little expectation. After Tim Burton had destroyed almost all potential in the franchise it looked unlikely audiences would ever be interested in a world overrun by apes again. Yet via the stewardship of the relatively unknown Rupert Wyatt, Rise surprised everybody. This was not simply a mindless effects-driven blockbuster but a surprisingly touching character study about a chimpanzee and a scientist who would unknowingly change…
It is absolutely astonishing to discover what all can happen when you put a promising story that's full of imagination, wonder & endless possibilities into the hands of a master storyteller and watch him/her elevate it to a whole new level. Breaking from the monotony of the previous 2 chapters, Harry Potter & the Prisoner of Azkaban is the first time we get a genuine taste of how magical, enchanting & mystifying the world of Harry Potter really is and the film as…
Serious Nordic drama about a women named Mia and her future stepsister Frida and what happens when people fall in and out of love. Heavy breathing. Hot tub fun. Crooked flowers. Marlboro cigarettes and Zippo lighters go together like strippers and poles. Double engagement party. Oskar's smile. Daddy Daughter dance. Flirtatious flirting. Electric toothbrush. Toy flute? Frida's warm blue eyes. Moonlight tongue action. The thought you can't get out of your head. Awkward morning coffee. Sexy swim. Erotic touching. The…