For something so intrinsically American as WWE and Pro Wrestling, Fighting with my Family has a fantastic British charm which stops this becoming the ultra-cheesy underdog story we have seen a thousand times before. Many will be put off by it’s … Continue reading Fighting with my Family (2019) Review
It is difficult to bring something new to a war movie, particularly ones set during the Second World War. Films like Saving Private Ryan have brought the definitive vision of the war to the big screen and the story needs to … Continue reading Oscars Month: Hacksaw Ridge (2016) Review
This year saw the release of a long-awaited Independence Day sequel. It has been 20 years until that movie was released and although it may be coincidence, it seems that the anniversary definitely had some pull on the sequel being released … Continue reading Potential sequels to 20 Year old movies
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
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 persons film or television career and … Continue reading When was their Career Peak? – Jennifer Aniston
It’s December and it is the time of year when everyone dusts off the classic Christmas films. It’s a Wonderful Life, Home Alone, Miracle on 34th Street or even Die Hard (the best of the Christmas films). All of these … Continue reading Why don’t they make good Christmas films anymore?
The Dilemma strikes me as a film that doesn’t know what it wants to be. It has all the makings of a buddy comedy, something that Judd Apatow would be comfortable making. The central actors are two that are synonymous with comedy, Vince Vaughn and Kevin James. Unfortunately, the story itself never really goes to the comedic extreme it could. It feels like a difficult story to get comedy out of anyway. Vince Vaughn realising that his best friend’s wife, played by Winona Ryder, is cheating on him, then struggling with the dilemma of whether he should tell him or not. It’s … Continue reading The Dilemma (2011) Review
Sometimes, making films with your friends makes for great entertainment. When you can see that a cast genuinely really like each other, they have great banter and can spark off each other, especially in scenes that are clearly improvised, the end product is usually a very entertaining film. We’ve seen this a lot recently, particularly with the films produced by Judd Apatow. The same actors end up in each film and the result is usually very entertaining, though not always hilariously funny or a “classic” comedy. Dodgeball fits this description perfectly. The same actors end up playing the same sort … Continue reading Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story (2004) Review
About a month ago I caught the end of Ghostbusters 2. It was brilliant. I found myself reciting key lines and getting excited about seeing moments that I don’t think I’d watched since I was at leat a teenager. The Ghostbusters were a huge part of my childhood. I loved both films, the tv show, I had books, toys, bedsheets and wallpaper. I was (and still am) a huge fan. So any news about a new Ghostbusters film should be met with unbridled joy and excitement… but no. I think it is a terrible idea. Here’s why; 1. No Bill … Continue reading Why they shouldn’t make Ghostbusters 3!