When I pressed play to watch 'Dhoom' I expected a hyper serious action movie in the vein of the first 'The Fast & The Furious'. Instead what we have here is a fun action-comedy crime caper more in line with something like 'Taxi' (No. Not the Queen Latifah/Jimmy Fallon debacle).
And while I prefer Gérard Pirès' 1998 movie, what this has in it's favour are some cracking musical numbers. The "Pump the Rock" concert scene being the highlight.
A good lighthearted romp of a movie. Yes, yes. Thank you. Very okay, very okay.
A fantastic retelling of 'Snow White and the Seven Dwarves' set in the bullring of 1920's Seville.
As a modern silent movie shot in black and white, it's hard not to be reminded of 'The Artist'. And for all the crap it got, if it's only lasting legacy is inspiring this film, then it's work here is done.
Well worth a watch.
Part 9 of my "THIS...IS WRESTLEMANIA!!!" marathon
2013 has been a bit of a renaissance year for WWE pictures. Whereas in times gone by they would make movies with Z-list stars just to make a quick buck in the straight to DVD market. With 'Dead Man Down' they decided to go big in a bid to be taken seriously, attracting star names such as Colin Farrell, Noomi Rapace and Terence Howard and legends of the screen such as Isabelle…
Normally I don't review a movie without watching it in its entirety. But with 'The Boondock Saints' I couldn't. I just couldn't.
I tried, I swear. I tried to enter it in the right frame of mind, with the idea that it could be a glorious piece of trash. But no. It offended me in every way imaginable.
If the makers aimed at making a film with the sole purpose of representing a headache, then bravo they succeeded. But if…
"There's got to be something other than being a fisherman or kidnapping people"
"Maybe in America, Irish. Maybe in America"
A lot had been said about this latest offering from director Paul Greengrass. The large majority of talk has been positivity of the highest acclaim, Greengrass' best film, Oscar glory to once again head Hanks' way and such the like. So as you can imagine I was going into it with some pretty lofty expectations.
So there I was, sitting…
"I always thought it would be an earthquake that'd be the end of L.A. Or a meteor shower. Zombies even. A light plague. Aliens. But sharks? Come on."
There is a train of thought that tends to be trotted out when movies like this are released. The idea that they are "So bad they're good". Every time I hear someone use that phrase I usually bring up a bit of my dinner, I hate it so. It's not nor will…
If the makers of shit soap opera 'Hollyoaks' got together to write a movie and then smoked some pot and drank a gallon of the finest Scotch, there is a possibilty that the result would come out something like 'Truth or Dare'. Lots of beautiful "Trendies" caught up in a spot of vengeful and bloody bother.
But bizarrely enough if it wasn't for the messy and muddled ending, this could have been a pretty good little revenge horror. But alas no, it ended up being merely "alright".
Still oodles better than 'Hollyoaks' though.
"If you can't find a friend, make one."
Well that was an odd little curio, wasn't it? I've heard a lot of praise for 'May' be it on Letterboxd or movie podcasts and magazines. So I thought during the lead up to Halloween would be the perfect time to aquaint myself with this pleasurable oddity. With a jet black humour about it and such a nice soundtrack to compliment its dark subject matter, it's like nothing I had seen before.…
In the coming days, weeks and years I'm sure my opinion of this movie will waver between it being a huge steaming pile of bull poo or a work of unbridled genius.
Right now as I sit in front of my computer, I'm in the "Genius" camp.
THERE WAS A POMMEL HORSE IN THE MIDDLE OF A MEDIEVAL STYLE VILLAGE!!! HOW COULD I NOT LOVE 'GYMKATA'?!