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|Directed by:||Etan Cohen|
|Written by:||Etan Cohen|
|Cast:||Will Ferrell, Kevin Hart, Alison Brie|
Another throwaway comedy from Ferrell? yeah pretty much. Despite the fact this guy is mega famous and has made some solid movies, his filmography is top heavy with throwaway garbage, literately littered with trashy flicks. I find it weird that three of his worst movies happen to be about various sporting events, ice skating, tennis and NASCAR racing...[more]...
|Directed by:||Jaume Collet-Serra|
|Written by:||Brad Ingelsby|
|Cast:||Liam Neeson, Ed Harris, Joel Kinnaman, Vincent D'Onofrio, Bruce McGill, Genesis Rodriguez, Boyd Holbrook, Holt McCallany|
Despite being over the age of 60 Liam Neeson is still, somehow, being pushed as a cinematic badass, a modern day Clint Eastwood. Its something that bemuses me frankly, I can understand him making the odd kickass flick (like Costner did), but Neeson has become this aged, one man army, action man franchise. The thing is, all his movies have been virtually the same! it started with him killing everyone in 'Taken' and now he kills everyone in everything, the invincible Irishman...[more]...
|Directed by:||Jonathan Lynn|
|Written by:||Jonathan Lynn|
|Cast:||Eric Idle, Robbie Coltrane, Camille Coduri, Janet Suzman, Doris Hare|
Now this is a blast from the past, a real shoulder-mounted retro cannon slug to the crotch. Back in 1990 Coltrane and Idle were probably two of the funniest and most popular guys in the UK alongside other greats of the BBC. One was an ex-Python, say no more, the other a British TV favourite and with some small notable movie roles under his belt. I don't really recall how well it did at the box office but I remember watching it often as a kid, and enjoying the heck out of it. It was one of those movies that was shown on TV pretty often, usually cut but a regular early evening flick none the less...[more]...
|Directed by:||Matthew Vaughn|
|Written by:||Matthew Vaughn|
|Cast:||Colin Firth, Samuel L. Jackson, Michael Caine, Sofia Boutella, Corey Johnson, Taron Egerton|
|Studio:||20th Century Fox|
|Genre:||Action, Adventure, Comic Book|
Ah the term 'loosely based', it crops up so often these days, and here we are again, another movie loosely based on a comicbook of the same name (almost, the comic is not called Kingsman, so I wonder where they got that). The films title explains it all really, yes its another action spy thriller and yes that means all the same spiel we've seen over and over and over again, oh and its a British concoction, so zero originality then...[more]...
|Directed by:||Joe Lynch|
|Written by:||Yale Hannon|
|Cast:||Salma Hayek, Jennifer Blanc|
This is one of those movies you'd swear blind was directed by Luc Besson, you only have to look at the movies poster. The plot is not so much about a femme fatale but, as I'm sure you can guess, its about a female that does indeed manage to kill lots of ass. So, sexy female...check, sexy female brandishing huge guns...check, female character name is movie title...check...yeah that's about it really...[more]...
|Directed by:||David S. Ward|
|Written by:||David S. Ward|
|Cast:||John Goodman, Peter O'Toole, John Hurt, Camille Coduri, Richard Griffiths|
Back in the early 90's we got many family movies that offered lots of cheesy irritating laughs and child actors, the odd thing was many actually did really well. The original movie would somehow manage to become a reasonable hit (a different time), and those movies, in some cases, actually turned into franchises! Those same franchises then managed to knock out a semi-decent sequel or two before eventually disintegrating into utter trash with numerous straight to DVD sequels being churned out. The films I refer to would be 'Beethoven', 'Problem Child', 'Home Alone' and 'Free Willy'...mainly...[more]...
|Directed by:||Tom Green|
|Written by:||Jay Basu|
|Cast:||Joe Dempsie, Johnny Harris, Sofia Boutella, Kyle Soller|
|Studio:||Vertigo Films, Between The Eyes, International Traders|
|Genre:||Documentary, Science-Fiction, Thriller|
The original small budget British sci-fi was pretty much made entirely by Gareth Edwards, unfortunately he went on to much bigger things with Godzilla (and now a Star Wars spin-off), so he couldn't direct this sequel. This was probably the main cause of this movies downfall, the next would be everything else the new director and writer decided to do, or not do. I mean look at the films poster, looks fantastic right, troops on the ground in the desert, explosions behind them, monsters towering in the air, and above all that lots of chopper appear to be facing off against the monsters. It looks like a cheesy B-movie but it looks fun, false advertising much? I'd also like to ask why everyone calls these creatures monsters when they're clearly space aliens or extraterrestrial life. It sounds ridiculous because everyone knows monsters live under your bed...[more]...
|Directed by:||Ridley Scott|
|Written by:||Craig Bolotin, Warren Lewis|
|Cast:||Michael Douglas, Andy Garcia, Ken Takakura, Kate Capshaw|
Ridley Scott's filmography up to this point was pretty diverse. A historical drama set in the late 18th century/early 19th century Europe, a futuristic space set alien horror, a futuristic neo-noir detective thriller and a pure swords n sorcery, wizards and demons, fantasy flick. 1989 saw his first foray into the more mainstream action thriller genre, although typically with Scott this production was a much more glossy and well made action thriller than your average offering...[more]...
|Directed by:||Alex Garland|
|Written by:||Alex Garland|
|Cast:||Domhnall Gleeson, Oscar Isaac, Alicia Vikander, Corey Johnson|
|Genre:||Drama, Science-Fiction, Thriller|
You could very well call this the UK equivalent of the grandiose Spielberg movie 'A.I. Artificial Intelligence'. The difference being this is a highly realistic and grounded science fiction story that isn't really a million miles from where we are today. What was surprising for me was the fact that its a British film, the cast were all unknown to me (often a winning move) and its Alex Garland's directorial debut! One thing is for sure, you'd never guess this was the directors first film, this looks like a Stanley Kubrick feature...[more]...
|Directed by:||Martin Scorsese|
|Written by:||Paul D. Zimmerman|
|Cast:||Robert De Niro, Jerry Lewis, Diahnne Abbott, Sandra Bernhard|
This movie came straight outta left field really, after two mean thrillers and hard hitting biographical, a black comedy felt like an odd turn. Scorsese was still kinda finding his feet at this point, almost at a fork in his career in what to do, his following two movies after this ('After Hours' and 'The Colour of Money') confirms this. From very raw emotional adult films, then branching out into a comedy, even with De Niro, seemed brave. Scorsese could of easily slipped into the mainstream realms at this time. 'After Hours' was another quirky black comedy, but the type of comedy that you could easily see Tom Hanks leading, whilst 'The Colour of Money' was most definitely a mainstream movie with the man of the moment Tom Cruise...[more]...