At the UK press screening of Deadpool, those in attendance were ushered into the screening room after being plied with tequila, chimichangas and unhealthily high levels of DMX’s ‘X Gon’ Give It to Ya’ in the foyer. Once inside and seated, a holding soundtrack comprised of yet more DMX was quickly drowned out by the sound of matey chatter emanating from the row behind. It’s common in these situations to have to endure other people’s banter while waiting for the…
Right at the beginning of Ben Stiller’s Zoolander 2, the pop star Justin Bieber is killed. He is shot repeatedly in the chest at the bottom of a Roman alleyway by a masked assailant. He dies. And that’s the joke. Justin Bieber is annoying, so imagine if we showed him being killed, because then an annoying person would be dead lol. Imagine if we show the audience that we know what they’re thinking, that we’re in total sync with their most base desires, and then we wield the ancient power of the cinematograph to make those desires material...
Lighting the touchpaper on this year's Venice competition with maniacal aplomb, Birdman or The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance (to give the film its full title) is a wickedly subversive, riotously funny intertextual psycho-odyssey that doesn't so much play fast-and-loose with cinematic convention as spit directly into its face.
Rather than a proper review, we've posted a list of 20 things that aren't quite as bad as PAUL BLART: MALL COP 2:
1. Twin hangnails.
2. Biting into a piece of fruit you discover to be rotten, then realise you’re too hungry to care so swallow the spoiled produce. This causes a work absence of four days.
3. When you’re grating cheese, you look away from the serrated edge when you think you’ve got a grove going, and then you slice off the top of your thumb at the joint.