There is something obnoxiously perfect about the world that the characters of The Holiday inhabit. It is a world where people live in amazing houses, have interesting jobs and meet ridiculously attractive people with instant chemistry. The Holiday may try to … Continue reading Christmas Classics: The Holiday (2006) Review
There is an appropriate hesitation that should be reserved for rebooting or prolonged sequels to sacred classics. For every Blade Runner you get an Indiana Jones and when it was announced that there would be a “sequel” to Jumanji, scepticism was the … Continue reading Dwayne Johnson Month: Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (2017) Review
Career Peak – The point in an actor, actress or director’s career when they have given their best performance, reaching a point they will probably never match again! The idea is to examine a person’s film or television career and … Continue reading What is their Career Peak? – Kate Winslet
If done well, political comedy can be fantastic. The British have done it well with both Yes, Minister and Yes, Prime Minister and more recently The Thick of It. The Americans have offered their own versions too, with The Thick of … Continue reading The Brink (Season 1) TV Review
What is meant by uncredited surprise casting is when a well-known actor takes a major role in a movie without any advertisement of their involvement. This doesn’t mean cameos. Cameos are fun but it is hardly hard to keep a thirty … Continue reading Why uncredited surprise casting is so effective
What If… is a self-indulgent look at how things could have been. I take an event or a rumour and let my imagination run wild. It’s rarely based on fact and completely based on guess-work and conjecture. Reboots rarely do … Continue reading What If… The Reboots/Remakes Came First?
Some films have great ideas but unfortunately just miss a certain spark. That spark can be anything, the script, the characters, parts of the story, the dialogue, the special effects. Sometimes a film is really good, bordering on brilliant but is just let down by one element which doesn’t fit with everything else. Good Luck Chuck suffers from this problem. The spark its missing is that it didn’t really cast the right actors. I’m not saying that the actors are terrible. Dane Cook does a decent enough job, as does Dan Fogler as his best friend but I was watching the … Continue reading Good Luck Chuck (2007) Review
Tropic Thunder feels like it wouldn’t have mattered if nobody had seen it. I watched it thinking that this film was made more for every actor involved to have fun and mess around than it was to actually make any money. It’s because of this that I loved it! From the ingenious fake trailers used to introduce each character at the beginning to the countless, ridiculous cameo’s, this film was brilliant. It felt like each actor was trying to outdo the others and be as outrageous as they could be. When those actors include Ben Stiller, Jack Black, Robert Downey … Continue reading Tropic Thunder (2008) Review