The nostalgia-movie remake is a crowded market. Mining the 70s and 80s for movie classics in the hope they will translate to a modern audience seems like a safe idea but the results have been hit and miss at best. For … Continue reading Fast and Furious Month: Baywatch (2017) Review
The BBC is responsible for some of the best sitcoms on TV. To celebrate that fact they have tried bringing some of them back, updating them or straight-remaking them in an attempt to rekindle some of that magic (or even reboot … Continue reading How BBC’s sitcom season showed the past should stay in the past
There is a very popular trend with R-rated comedies which involves taking a very thin premise, throwing two comedy actors at the role, and hoping it works. You can trace the roots of this back to 21 Jump Street, which was … Continue reading Get Hard (2015) Review
The traditional comedy actor isn’t even the best thing about 21 Jump Street. The two best actors in the whole film are actually Channing Tatum and Ice Cube. Jonah Hill is very good and delivers the lines well, throws himself … Continue reading 21 Jump Street (2012) Re-View
A lot can be said for great chemistry carrying a movie. Even if the actual story, events or set-pieces the movie relies on are mediocre or even quite rubbish, a movie can still succeed if it has two great leads … Continue reading Let’s Be Cops (2014) Review
There are very few good films that were originally television shows. It’s not because it’s a bad idea. For many tv shows it is their last attempt at continuing, squeezing just a little bit more life out of a cancelled or failing … Continue reading Can a TV show ever become a successful film?
It’s amazing how a movie can surprise you because you make an assumption based on its key ingredients. The movie is advertised and heavily promoted as a movie about male stripping. It attracts even more people because the star is Channing … Continue reading Magic Mike (2012) Review
I love being surprised by a film. I stand by the fact that I will pretty much watch anything, regardless of director/actor/genre and with my girlfriend getting into films as much as I am now, that sometimes means sitting and watching something I usually wouldn’t. It is pretty hard to go into a film without any preconceived ideas. The perfect example of this will be Dark Knight Rises. I’ve written before why I think that my own ideas of how good this film should be will probably mean I don’t enjoy it as much as I should. It has worked … Continue reading 21 Jump Street (2012) Review