Some films can hinge on the anticipation of two characters sharing the screen. Insomnia builds to these moments perfectly, pitching the arrogant but brilliant detective Will Dormer against the cold and calculated killer Walter Finch. What helps this dynamic further … Continue reading Insomnia (2002) Review
Disney are undertaking a bold crusade in remaking their beloved classics. They managed to succeed with The Jungle Book by bringing the classic (but slightly dated) movie up-to-date but the CGI and spectacle of seeing the animated animals “in the flesh” … Continue reading Aladdin (2019) Review
Aladdin is Disney at the height of their creative powers and it shows. It is a film where everything that can work, does work and the studio seems to weave it’s usual magic over a classic story by becoming the definitive … Continue reading Aladdin (1992) Review
This month we review a selection of movies from Empire’s 100 Greatest Movies list. Today is Number 96: Good Will Hunting. The hook of Good Will Hunting is the type that could launch many different styles or genres of stories: … Continue reading 100 Greatest Movies Month: Good Will Hunting (1997) Review
The main role of Seymour Parish in One Hour Photo could only have been played by Robin Williams. The role was always going to be a creepy one, no matter who played him, with “Si” being too friendly, too much of … Continue reading One Hour Photo (2002) Review
There are hundreds of examples of “almost castings;” moments when the studio almost went in a completely different direction for a role and cast an actor we would not associate or even imagine in the role today. The most iconic ones … Continue reading What if?… OJ Simpson had been The Terminator (and other almost castings)
A lot of actors try their best to avid being type-cast. They go their whole careers being known for one particular type of role and then find it difficult to do anything else. Actors like Michael Cera, Vince Vaughn and Vin … Continue reading Is being type-cast a bad thing?
3 of the Best vs 3 of the Worst is exactly what it sounds like – 3 of the best examples of either an actor, film series, genre, etc. versus 3 of the worst. It’s also an opportunity for you … Continue reading 3 of the Best vs 3 of the Worst: Against-Type casting
For the ten years that Friends dominated the sitcom arena, it had it’s fair share of famous faces, particularly from the world of movies. Plenty of movie stars shared the screen with the famous friends, some playing against type and others … Continue reading The best movie star cameos on Friends
Dark humour is genre to itself and one that would lend itself well to war but when you examine the evidence, there are very few decent war comedies. The farcical nature of warfare and the often absurdity of fighting for your … Continue reading Can you make a good war comedy?