Monday, May 16, 2011
The good people at Total Film have compiled another stonking list, this time turning their attention to the coolest big-screen cops. I'd have gone for a higher placing for Riggs that mentally unstable and unhinged nutter played, at a great stretch one imagines, by Mel Gibson.
Not sure I agree with Number one either, but to each their own.
Enjoy it here:
Total Film : 50 Coolest Movie Cops
I recently did a review of the excellent Black Swan for Flick Feast. I think I might actually have enjoyed it even more second time round. A worthy addition to any collection:
Darren Aronofsky’s haunting psychological thriller arrives on DVD and Blu-Ray this week. After it’s great success on theatrical release there will no doubt be a rush of eager punters taking the plunge and buying the movie in the hope that the magic they witnessed in the confines of the cinema can be repeated........
Read the full review here:
Flick Feast : Black Swan
Thursday, May 12, 2011
Amidst the cinematic hubbub of the Cannes Film Festival, news has trickled out regarding the plot of the upcoming sequel to Sly Stallone's disappointing action behemoth The Expendables.
The good people over at Den of Geek quoted the film's Cannes press release as saying the following (Big Fat SPOILER ALERT):
"The Expendables are back and this time it's personal! After Tool (Mickey Rourke), the heart and soul of the Expendables, is brutally murdered on a mission, his comrades swear to avenge him. They're not the only ones who want blood. Tool's beautiful young and wild daughter Fiona embarks on her own revenge mission, complicating matters when she is captured and ransomed by a ruthless dictator plotting to destroy a resistance movement. Now Barney (Sylvester Stallone) and the Expendables must risk everything to save her and humanity."
Beautiful, young and wild lady in peril?.....check. Ruthless Dictator?....check. Barney and his pals risking everything to save her?.....check. Hmmm, this is oddly similar to the first Expendables storyline, I can't see it being much different. HOLD ON......what's that last bit again? "To save her AND HUMANITY." Oh my days, business just picked up folks.
Yes, Sly, Stath, Dolph and the rest are once again taking down a tyrant and rescuing a hot young babe in the process, but this time, they are also saving the entirety of mankind as well. I'm not totally convinced they will manage to save humanity. Not unless 'humanity' is the name of a stripper also kidnapped and being helped ransom, but there we go.
The rumour mill is in full flow and is suggesting that Jean-Claude Van Damme is signed up for the ride this time around, though this is yet to be confirmed. With or without the muscles from Brussels though, we can expect plenty of ass-kicking and explosions from Sly and the gang, one can only hope they settle on a tone this time and keep the whole affair as tongue-in-cheek as possible.
Read the full article on Den of Geek here:
Den of Geek : The Expendables 2
Wednesday, May 11, 2011
I recently reviewed The Next Three Days over on Flick Feast:
The Next Three Days is a fairly run-of-the-mill but nevertheless sufficiently entertaining thriller from director Paul Haggis. It sees mild-mannered college teacher John Brennan, played with schlumpy ease by Russell Crowe, forced to turn to illegal tactics in order to free his wife Lara, Elizabeth Banks, from jail. Lara is imprisoned for the murder of her boss and the evidence is very much stacked against her. Faced with the possibility of her being behind bars for 20 years and the negative impact this will have on his young son’s life, John decides the only option is to break her out of prison.......
Read the full review here: Flick Feast : The Next Three Days
Wednesday, May 04, 2011
I recently reviewed 'The Devil's Tomb for Flick Feast. It's a direct-to-DVD action/horror starring Cuba Gooding Jnr and Ron Perlman, and quite honestly, it is awful. I have always had a soft spot for low-budget action movies growing up. I've taken guilty pleasure in assorted Steven Seagal, VanDamme and Rutger Hauer films that whilst clearly not of much cinematic worth, have entertained for 90 minutes thanks to their so-bad-it's-good nature. The Devil's Tomb however is just so bad...it's really bad.
You can read my scathing review here:
Flick Feast : The Devil's Tomb