I saw Chef with Jon Favreau and it is sweet but seriously distracting. The distraction comes from the fact that it’s You’ve Got Mail mashed with Food Network, sponsored by Twitter, and made by a guy that is well-respected by famous people. The main plot involves hotshot chef (Favreau) in a rut and not…
Lucy has alerted the Paris police that a larger group of Chinese mobsters are coming to the university. IN ONE TRACKING SHOT – A mass of police cars screech to a halt and 50 cops run into the building while DIRECTLY across the street five black BMWs are parked end to end with the…
Imagine a film where Leatherface meets Freddie AND Mike Myers, and others, and THEN they all go on a road trip in a Winnebago to a lake side resort, where tables are turned and they are terrorized for change! Smothered is that film. A funny indie horror film written and directed by Superman’s Dad, Dukes…
I can honestly say that THIS is the Godzilla movie I’ve been waiting for since my childhood.
On a dark and windy night at the Roosevelt Hotel in Hollywood, Myrna Loy, wearing a red silk dress with matching heels, applies her lipstick. She stares at her reflection in the south window of the corner suite glancing down at the boulevard. Turning into the room she smirks, “It’s gotten louder and stinkier.”
Locke isn’t a big Hollywood film that will make a bunch of money. But it is an interesting and engaging experiment in film-making, one that I’m glad I experienced.
If Captain America: The Winter Soldier is a spy film, The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is a chick flick. I’ve seen this movie twice. You might be thinking, “I remember you tweeting that you didn’t like it that much the first time and yet…”? Yes, but think about it. If I hadn’t seen this I’d have to see some ADULT film. Now, it’s been out two weeks so I should be able to vent and celebrate and all that without anyone freaking out, right? There’s spoilers coming up is what I’m saying.
I’d gone to the multiplex to see Captain America: Winder Solider, which I really enjoyed. I had a little more time to kill so I went to see Divergent because it was the movie that was starting next. Yes, I paid twice. I’m a ComedyFilmNerd, and we hold ourselves to high standards. I hadn’t heard anything about it, so I had zero expectations.
At a slender 97 minutes, Filth, adapted faithfully from Irvine Welsh’s terrific 1998 novel, is 95 minutes too long. From the opening monologue by James McAvoy’s Bruce Robertson, decrying Scotland as the place that gave the world “deep fried Mars Bars,” you know you’re in terrible hands all around. Not only has that gag dated, so has the entire world these characters populate. Yet the film is set in the here and now, and its characters’ attitudes have moved from humorously cutting-edge to deeply offensive.
Once upon a time, in the galaxy far, far away, there was the Australian television network landscape of my boyhood. Hard to believe now, this consisted of a mighty four selections; three commercial networks and the government one. In these pre-cable, let alone pre-internet, days, those networks showed movies. A lot of movies. And movies spanning all decades and many continents. In fact, the television landscape of my boyhood, as seemingly limited as it was, was a great film school.