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|Directed by:||Peter Richardson|
|Written by:||Peter Richardson, Pete Richens|
|Cast:||Robbie Coltrane, Alex Rocco, Adrian Edmondson, Paul Bartel|
We British are good at offending people with our humour, the Monty Python team managed it perfectly in the past and over the same issue, religion. Ah religion, the bane of the human race and its history, just looking at what has happened since the dawn of time purely from people's beliefs in religion is depressing. Its of no real surprise that the writer and director of this controversial film was Peter Richardson, the creator of 'The Comic Strip' during the 80's, a band of alternative/anarchic comedians that revolutionised British television...[more]...
|Directed by:||Hal Needham|
|Written by:||Hugh Wilson, Hal Needham|
|Cast:||Burt Reynolds, Ned Beatty, Jim Nabors, Parker Stevenson|
In the middle of the Cannonball Run franchise (between 1 and 2), after 'Hooper', and towards the end of the Smokey and the Bandit franchise (before the third), Needham and Reynolds teamed up again with this effort. Easily the weirdest movie title I've come across for some time, it sounds like a porn flick, funny thing is its actually the main characters name...[more]...
|Directed by:||George Miller|
|Written by:||George Miller|
|Cast:||Tom Hardy, Charlize Theron, Zoe Kravitz, Nicholas Hoult, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Riley Keough, Courtney Eaton, Abbey Lee|
30 years after the release of 'Thunderdome' Mad Max is finally back. The lone wolf, the single warrior, the loner, the lone soldier, the outcast, the outsider, the man with no name...errr...named Max. The hype has been stratospheric for this one, I have gone into this expecting truly mind blowing things, the greatest action movie ever made? lets see, I will be brutally honest in every aspect...[more]...
|Directed by:||Barry Skolnick|
|Written by:||Charlie Fletcher, Chris Baker, Andrew Day|
|Cast:||Vinnie Jones, David Kelly, David Hemmings, Ralph Brown|
One of Vinnie Jones early performances where the world had not yet tired of his gritty, cockney, tough guy act. Yet shockingly this movie isn't about Jones being an unstoppable tough guy, it kinda is him being a tough guy though, just not the dialog free tough guy he usually is. In this remake of US movie 'The Longest Yard' Jones plays the main role which does actually require some genuine acting on his part. Not a great deal of course, lets not get carried away here, but some emotion is required and displayed...[more]...
|Directed by:||Neill Blomkamp|
|Written by:||Terri Tatchell|
|Cast:||Sharlto Copley, Dev Patel, Sigourney Weaver, Hugh Jackman|
Blomkamp is back to finish off his distopian futuristic sci-fi trilogy that started with 'District 9' and 'Elysium', only he's not because this isn't a trilogy, ha! But in all fairness you could be forgiven for thinking it was, like I say all three are set in distopian futures and feature aliens, robots and powered exoskeleton suits...[more]...
|Directed by:||Lexi Alexander|
|Written by:||Dougie Brimson, Josh Shelov, Lexi Alexander|
|Cast:||Elijah Wood, Charlie Hunnam, David Alexander, Oliver Allison|
Along the same kinda lines as 'The Football Factory' but nowhere near as gritty and in your face, this film suffers from a slight case of Hollywood glitz.
Not just because Elijah Wood is in it, that is one reason of course, but the violence just seems more coordinated and setup, whilst the many British actors in the film all have rather hokey cockney accents which seem rather forced, some not all.
The film centres around West Ham United Firm 'GSE: Green Street Elite' although the real firm is called 'ICF: Inner City Firm' and follows the guys around as they go to matches and plan on fights with rival firms. Nothing much different from other 'firm' flicks but the added plot of Yankee Wood who slowly fits in against his UK based sisters wishes and grows to enjoy the lifestyle.
No one really that well known in the film accept Wood who is TOTALLY out of place in this type of flick but I guess that's the idea right. Only thing is you simply can't see Wood ever getting tough enough to do what he does in the film, never in a month of Sundays.
Good entertainment but using allot of artistic license and second best to 'The Football Factory' and 'The Firm'...if your into these types of films.
|Directed by:||Henry Hobson|
|Written by:||John Scott 3|
|Cast:||Arnold Schwarzenegger, Abigail Breslin, Joely Richardson|
Well its a pretty safe bet that many of you may have missed this Arnie comeback flick, or maybe you heard of it but it completely fell away and was never seen or heard of again. This is because it had a limited theatrical release, why you might ask? well probably because its not really much of a typical huge Arnie blockbuster that many will clamber to see. Yes its a zombie infestation movie, but its a level-headed, sensible, emotional, drama based zombie infestation movie. At no point will you see anyone flying through the air with two machine guns, nailing hordes of flesh eaters, or using amazing martial arts techniques...errr etc...All you need is your hanky, I suppose...[more]...