Sunday, 28 November 2010

Beeonfilm Events (a little late):

London MCM Expo

It had record numbers this year and it was noticeable, a huge amount of people can hamper the enjoyment of this event. As even with Geeks it would appear manners are a thing of the past! Of course I’m not going to go on some big rant about the event and its key visitors, I need to go on about all things there film related (and TV to some extent). Unfortunately this year it did seem to come up a bit short for feature films, admittedly I had not been to this event for a long time but it does seem to have steered itself more to anime and computer games? I’m not complaining at all mind you; I like anime, I just don’t write about anime and of course Video games. All of the games present were next gen consoles and I don’t get on with them much, mostly because I can’t afford them. However I was overjoyed to see that they had the Wii updated version of Goldeneye (the only game I ever been pretty good at), they had the old school remotes and despite getting my butt kicked thoroughly, I enjoyed it and can’t wait to get my hands on a copy!

Speaking of films Universal had a lovely looking stand that was showing some trailers of their up and coming movies; Firstly the American. George Clooney playing a bit long in the tooth Jason Bourne type character, looks like a very under stated performance from the man best known for his charm but looks great. There’s Despicable Me, Steve Carrell vehicle that preempted Megamind on its release but sadly not its humour it would appear.

Fred Flinston was worried Universal were going to try and release another awful film about his family.

The last one of note had quite a big presence at the Expo, Paul from Brit duo Simon Pegg and Nick Frost, much loved at this event for obvious reasons but most likely because a lot of people (including me) met the duo at this event when they were plugging Hot Fuzz. They had a video introduction recorded for the day to preview some never before seen footage of Paul. I must admit it does look like it misses Edgar Wright at the helm, then again its Greg Mottola (Superbad) who has a pretty good CV and Simon and Nick wrote it and they have proved themselves as fine comedians. I think this film will be resting solely on the success of its CGI Alien voiced by Seth Rogan, if he don’t work neither will the film.

Like I said though this years was disappointing for me as because of other obligations I missed out on a meeting and round table with Chris Claremont; Legendary comic book writer who penned the Dark Phoenix saga. Not just from a journalist’s point of view but a fan too, but maybe another chance in the future. Of course there was a remote controlled life size R2 D2 which was the nuts and a chance to get your photo with the Delorean which I did not get (and have regretted since).

So that’s it for this year, not much else to report really, maybe I’m out of touch with my Geek Brethren but it’ll take some major event to get me there again!

The Buzz: 28/11/10

Above, cool looking poster for little known film called Apollo 18...

Shane Briant in The Hobbit?

Super, finally gets release date.

Michelle Rodriguez up for Avatar 2!?

Friday, 26 November 2010


Not what you’re expecting…

Lover: Taken from IMDB
“Amazing movie. A real adventure film, the way they don't make them anymore. Sometimes it felt like a travel documentary, very real, very exciting and realistic. The actors are very good, better than most high paid stars of today. And the girl are beautiful in a very natural way. She's also a wonderful actress. I'ts important to understand that this isn't your ordinary monster movie. You very seldom see them at all, but you feel their presence. Each step of the way, when we follow the couple on their way back from Mexico to USA, we are with them. We are more like travel companions on a journey than viewers of a movie.The CGI may lack a bit, but that's not important. Considering the extremely low budget, it's just amazing that this movie exist. The production values are still better than with most high profile movies. Do yourself a favor and See this movie for what it is. Go on a journey into a world that is realistic, exciting - and maybe, just maybe, possible.”

I think the most interesting point made in this review is “feel their presence”, I’ll explain down bellow.

Haters: Taken from IMDB
“I went into this movie expecting a cutting edge look at the state of the art MONSTERS! What I got was a docudrama with dark octopus like cgi wannabe monsters a few times with most of the movie consisting of drama and Mexican life footage. The best part of this movie is the trailer. Why do so many directors and producers feel they need to explore the cutting edge of filmmaking when the tried and true methods would be a better experience. I threw my popcorn at the screen a few times. I was bored silly with the drama in a "MONSTER" movie. HA! Monsters! Give me a break! 9/10s of this movie is boring and the few times you get to see the land octopus its dark and you don't get a good view. These monsters are unoriginal - think SHARKTOPUS! At least syfy had a monster in the movie. This is like waiting around for a view and then....what?! Don't pay money to see this stuff. Don't pay money to rent this stuff. Make a statement - we won't pay our money for this crap anymore!”

It’s telling that all of the scathing reviews for this film are complaining that they didn’t get another Cloverfield like Monster mash up. I’ll be the first to admit I thought I’d see something similar. However unlike these people I wasn’t disappointed with this. Also never take any notice when a critic amateur / pro or armchair tells you not to see something go and judge it for yourself, the film industry needs you!

What I thought:
Gareth Edwards came up with the idea for monsters after seeing a group of men struggling to drag a net in from the sea. Imagining a giant monster at the end of it planted a seed, a seed of a movie set after the likes of things like Cloverfield. A world where the monsters are just here, still a threat and ever present but life goes on. That’s what I loved about this movie; it’s not a monster movie not really. It’s about the human drama that follows our lead couple on their journey home.

Of course here is where the haters come in, I don’t blame them; they went in expecting a monster movie full of un-believable special effects and scary moments of mass carnage, I mean the film is called monsters after all. It’s just a shame that this half of an audience divided, didn’t give the film a go as anything else. They failed to see the human drama that surrounded this event, the human loss and the damage and destruction, the humans who live with that fear on a day to day basis and of course at the heart of it a love story.

It’s under played romance to say the least and is helped by the fact that this real life couple were allowed to improvise. Some really funny moments that are lovely to watch and feel natural between the pair, particularly in one scene as the drunken male lead tries to negotiate his way into her room. Both characters have interesting takes on the environment they are forced into, a photographer who questions the morality of the most money making images and fighting against the logic of not telling his son the truth. Then you have a female lead, a pampered daddy’s girl in an engagement she’s not sure she wants. Sure enough these are typical roles and even predictable but un-deniably watchable in this situation.

The Monsters in question are well designed and completely other worldly, when they do appear it’s in dark and hard to see places. You can’t blame the director (who did it all on his laptop) for trying to make the job a little easier for himself and it works in his favour. The scene without the monsters reveal more than enough for you to worry, blood stained boats in the shape of hands, half destroyed buildings here and there and out of this world noises coming from the distance. It all adds up and when they do appear, these images play on your mind and the tension is almost tangible.

Above all else Monsters is a crowning achievement of guerrilla film making, in this sense its not only one of the bravest films you’ll see this year but also one of the most original. Please go and see this and appreciate for what it is.

Up and Coming Movies...


In UK Cinemas: Summer 2011

What they say:
A tough cop is dispatched to take down a serial killer who has been targeting police officers.

What i say:
Um not much as there's not much out there about it apart from the trailer which is available on the web. At the risk of losing readers just google it!

Up and Coming Movies...

The Next Three Days

Out in UK Cinemas:

What they say:
Life seems perfect for John Brennan until his wife, Lara, is arrested for a gruesome murder she says she didn't commit. Three years into her sentence, John is struggling to hold his family together, raising their son and teaching at college while he pursues every means available to prove her innocence. With the rejection of their final appeal, Lara becomes suicidal and John decides there is only one possible, bearable solution: to break his wife out of prison. Refusing to be deterred by impossible odds or his own inexperience, John devises an elaborate escape plot and plunges into a dangerous and unfamiliar world, ultimately risking everything for the woman he loves.

What i say:
Well another tense thriller and another grumpy typecast role for Russell Crowe, looks like fairly throw away stuff.

Up and Coming Movies...


In UK Cinemas 01/04/11

What they say:
Blending state-of-the-art animation with live action, HOP tells the comic tale of Fred (James Marsden), an out-of-work slacker who accidentally injures the Easter Bunny (voiced by Russell Brand) and must take him in as he recovers. As Fred struggles with the world’s worst houseguest, both will learn what it takes to finally grow up.

The film is helmed by Tim Hill, director of the blockbuster ALVIN & THE CHIPMUNKS and produced by Chris Meledandri’s Illumination Entertainment (DESPICABLE ME). At its heart, HOP is a classic buddy movie… it’s just that one of the buddies is a talking rabbit!

What I say:
I wouldnt say anything about this, it has the voice of Russell Brand so it might have a bit of edge but it just looks like Alvin and the Chipmunks?

The Buzz: 26/11/10

I hated buffy and I'm glad joss whedon is unhappy with a reboot, however it is a very well loved series and i sympathise... honestly

The Crow remake?

3D Shark Movie

Dark Horizons visit to the set of Faster, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson's return to hard hitting action

Thursday, 25 November 2010

Up and coming movies...

Brighton Rock

In Uk Cinemas: 04/02/11

What they say:
Adapted from Graham Greene’s iconic 1939 novel, BRIGHTON ROCK charts the headlong fall of Pinkie, a razor-wielding disadvantaged teenager hell bent on clawing his way up through the ranks of organized crime. At the heart of the story is the anti-hero Pinkie’s relationship with Rose - an apparently innocent young waitress who stumbles on evidence linking Pinkie and his gang to a revenge killing that Pinkie commits. After the murder, Pinkie seduces Rose, first in an effort to find out how much she knows and latterly to ensure she will not talk to the police. A love story between a murderer and a witness; can Pinkie trust Rose or should he kill her before she talks to the police? Can Rose trust Pinkie or is she next in line?

What i say:
Contender for Brit film of the year... i think so!

The Buzz: 25/11/10

Billy Bob Thornton up for another Bad Santa?

Michael J. Bassett ("Solomon Kane") is set to direct the psychological thriller "Saint Mary's"

The next Batman is definitely the last for Christian Bale

Mark Whalberg in Uncharted movie!? what happened to the online campaign for Nathan Filion!? Marky Mar has already ruined Max Payne hasn't he done enough?

Wednesday, 24 November 2010

Sony launches new pay-per-view thingy (I love technical terms)

Today, Sony is launching its pay-per-view movie streaming service ‘Video on Demand powered by Qriocity.’ Now available in France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the UK, the new service allows film fans to rent hundreds of movies, including the latest releases and films from local studios, straight to their Sony 2010 network-enabled devices including BRAVIA TV or Blu-ray players.

For a limited time, Sony is also offering those who sign up early a £15 voucher to redeem against movies of your choice. All you need to do is visit to create an account and register your Sony device.

Monsters Foursquare suprise anounced...

Over the past two weeks we have revealed the first two minutes of the film and given on the spot prizes to participants and we are now proud to announce that...

On the 3rd December (release day) from 6pm, fans who are eagerly awaiting the release of Monsters are encouraged to gather in 5 Vue Entertainment cinemas and 5 Cineworld venues around the UK. Using the Foursquare application on their smart phones, fans will need to unlock the coveted Swarm Badge, which can only be unlocked when 50+ Foursquare users check in to a venue simultaneously.

Unlocking the Swarm Badge will unleash a discount to see the film that very evening at Vue Cinemas (7pm) and Cineworld (TBC) in the following participating venues: Vue Birmingham City Star, Vue Bristol Cribs, Vue Cheshire Oaks, Vue Leeds Light, Vue Westfield, Cineworld Birmingham Broad St, Cineworld Cardiff, Cineworld Edinburgh, Cineworld Greenwich (O2) and Cineworld Sheffield. Full details and T&Cs will be found shortly on the official Facebook page -

Get following on Foursquare now to get live updates from our very special STRA Agents and watch our very special promotion unravel!

Up and Comning DVD / Blu Rays...

Cats & Dogs and Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore Double Pack

Released: 29/11/10

What they say:
It’s raining Cats & Dogs with this family-pleasing pair of feature films about the pet power struggle going on right under our noses. In the original “Cats & Dogs”, an eccentric professor (Jeff Goldblum) makes a discovery that could tip that power balance, and it’s up to a frisky beagle pup (voiced by Toby Maguire) to prevent disaster. Voices of Alec Baldwin, Susan Sarandon, Jon Lovitz, Charlton Heston and Sean Hayes also feature. Then ex-agent Kitty Galore (voiced by Bette Midler) plans to unleash a diabolical device to bring canine enemies to heel and declaw former cat comrades.

What i say:
What is there to say, great children's films that play excellently on the differences of cats and dogs. A certain Toy related movie will beat the hell out of any other kids movie coming out.

Up and Coming Movies...

Animal Kingdom

In UK Cinemas: 25/02/11

What they say:
Following the death of his mother, seventeen year–old Joshua 'J' Cody (James Frecheville) moves in with his hitherto–estranged family, under the watchful eye of his doting grandmother, Janine 'Smurf' Cody (Jacki Weaver), and her three criminal sons – the Cody boys. Eldest son and armed robber, Andrew 'Pope' Cody (Ben Mendelsohn) is in hiding from a gang of renegade detectives. Middle brother Craig (Sullivan Stapleton) is a successful but volatile drug dealer, whilst the youngest Cody, Darren (Luke Ford), naïvely follows his elder brothers' lead. Just as 'Pope's' business partner and best friend, Barry Brown (Joel Edgerton), decides that he wants out of the game, recognising that their days of old–school banditry are all but over, tensions between the family and the police explode. 'J' finds himself at the centre of a cold–blooded revenge plot that turns his family upside down and which throws him directly into the path of senior homicide detective, Nathan Leckie (Guy Pearce).

What i say:
I don't know much about this, it does however sound very interesting and anything with Guy Pierce in has to be worth at least one watch right? Though I'll admit when i saw the title i thought kids film based in a zoo!?

The Buzz: 24/11/10

Howard Shore returns for the Hobbit, whichis great new as it wouldnt be Middle Earth without him!

The New Judge Dredd

Halo Film and TV series?

Whats going to fill the Wizard shaped hole in Warner Brothers future?

Sunday, 21 November 2010

Sex and the City 2

What a load of old tarts!

Lover: Taken from IMDB
"I can't believe the terrible reviews!! This was exactly what SATC is supposed to be - fun and funny, and oh so girlie! It totally captured the spirit of the beloved show and characters. If you were a fan of the show, how can you not love this movie!? SATC1 movie, on the other hand, was kind of depressing. This movie was a riot! I LOVED it!! It was just what the fans ordered!!! Hot men, cool fashion, glitz, exotic location, true friends and Aidan! So great to see Aidan and the chemistry between him and Carrie. Everyone in this movie looked AMAZING - All those hot men, and all the gorgeous ladies. The gay wedding was hilarious. Can't wait for SATC3!"

wow, like i guees you kinda liked it huh!?

Hater: Taken from IMDB
"As a longtime fan of the series I was seriously shocked and appalled that the 4 women that were initially portrayed as intelligent, fun, sexy New Yorkers are shown here as self-obsessed, over- sexed idiots that are not able to travel anywhere without offending the locals and looking ridiculous. The plot of the movie is non-existent. It all looks like a really long compilation of advertorials with not much connection between the scenes. And I am not speaking about the horrible inappropriate styling and the so-old looking women - it would be fine, if they at least were styled and made up properly: Carrie has this weird tan, looks about 10 years older than she actually is and has none of the coolness that made her so likable. Charlotte is losing it and in spite of all the makeup, looks tired and has totally lost her perky personality. Not only Samantha also looks much older than she is thanks to the terrible makeup, but her behavior is erratic and really not consistent with what has been shown in the series. The only one who was more or less OK was Miranda. And don't get me started on the Abu Dhabi stint - the Middle-Eastern country is ridiculed, wrongly portrayed and I frankly think that it is shown in a racist manner. It's a shame, really, that they have taken a social phenomenon and turned it into a shameful mess. I will choose to ignore this movie, pretend I never saw it and keep on watching the series."

Now thats more like it!

What i thought:
I should get it out there now, i quite enjoyed the series. Despite it being aimed squarely at our better half's, it was still funny! It had nothing to do with the conversations ranging from all manner of girly problems, the situations were funny and the chemistry between the leading ladies is infectious.

However, i can safely say Sex and the City should now be put to bed, in fact it should have after the last film. My wife agrees and she was an avid SATC fan. This poor sequel only has a couple of good points and that's the odd giggle you get from moments that felt like the series; mainly happening around the breakfast/lunch/dinner table the ladies are talking at. Apart from that it was a self indulgent mess of over camp jokes, product placement and a completely awful mis-aimed look at life in the Middle East!

That's right life in the middle east, in Sex and the City! even if you've been living in a cave for the last century you'll still feel that it's all wrong from the moment the ladies get on the plane to go!

Just awful and a real stab to the heart of what was a genuinely lovely series about women just, well living and having lots of sex.

Up and Comning DVD / Blu Rays...

What they say:

Proving true love never dies, firm friendship never fades and real style never goes out of fashion, everyone’s favourite ladies - Carrie, Samantha, Charlotte and Miranda - return for more fabulous fun, frolics and laughs in The Big Apple and beyond in Sex and the City 2.

Sarah Jessica Parker, Kim Cattrall, Kristen Davis and Cynthia Nixon star as the not-so-single ladies who have enchanted and inspired fans around the globe for over a decade. Surprises, diva-dramas and pure laughs are the order of the day in this latest installment as past meets present, relationships collide and nothing turns out quite as expected for New York’s most fashionable foursome.

The ‘significant others’ audiences have grown to love (and, at times, hate!) including Mr Big (Chris Noth), Stanford Blatch (Willie Garson), Anthony Marentino (Mario Cantone) and old flame Aiden Shaw (John Corbett), all make unforgettable appearances, alongside show-stopping celebrity cameos from Liza Minnelli, Miley Cyrus and Penélope Cruz.

Guaranteed to thrill and excite, Sex and the City 2 will keep audiences mesmerised as the fabulous four explore the unexpected challenges of motherhood, marriage and more and find themselves in a whole new world…albeit one filled with designer dresses and an abundance of cocktails!

Directed by Michael Patrick King, Sex and the City 2 features outfits styled by the inimitable Patricia Field and a stellar soundtrack including Alicia Keys’ Empire State of Mind and Liza Minnelli’s rousing version of Beyoncé’s Single Ladies (Put a Ring On It).

Get away with the girls and escape to a world of glitz and glamour with a sequel that truly sparkles - Sex and the City 2, out on Triple Play and DVD on 29th November. It’s the perfect girls’ night in treat and just in time for Christmas!

SEX AND THE CITY 2 will be released on DVD and Blu-ray on November 29th 2010

What i thought:

Well, there will be a beeonfilm review coming your way so not much point in this but I'll just say it isn't good...

The Buzz: 21/11/10

Above , poster from new film Red Riding Hood...

Set photos from Men in Black 3

Poster for Paul

Photos from Cowboys and Aliens

Saturday, 20 November 2010

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

It's Harry Potter but not as you know it

Lover: Taken from IMDB
"I just got home from watching Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. I will try not to give any spoilers, but I thought it was one of the best movies yet. I thought moreover that it was fairly loyal to the book for once, as far as it was possible. I thought the tension build up was very good throughout the movie, I liked seeing the characters being slightly more matured. There are some new kind of 'special effects' in the movie, which was kind of weird to me at first, but I guess it fitted the story. I can't wait to see part two , even though I know what will happen.I will not tell you anymore, but it is definitely worthy to see it in the cinema:)"

Some good points, its certainly more mature than the rest. It's gotten more mature as its gone along but this one is quite a big jump! It is also very close to the book.

Hater: Taken from IMDB

"This is a terrible movie: it does not stand alone and present its own narrative ...on one level I can understand Harry and his classmates and such, but this just skims WAY over everything else. I admit to having not read the book but the previous movies allowed for that and presented a unified story - end to end - and this did not. WTH are all these esoteric details that we were supposed to either know from the book or remember from obscure references in prior films? This is the laziness of a big brand. I went to the midnight show but I may not even care to see the next film ...if its already in the can with this approach then I'm not going to 'get it' either ....too bad."

Well, clearly if you've seen the rest of the movies you weren't paying attention! its not hard to follow they are children's films at the end of the day! More importantly however, how can you watch Harry Potter without first reading the books! it seems impossible to me that anyone the slightest bit interested in Harry Potter has not even bothered picking up the books! foolish.

What i thought:
I thought it was great, but it will take some effort to really like it. Like the book Harry and his cohorts have been taken out of the comfort of Hogwarts and Dumbledore is dead. This is a hard world where characters begin dropping like flies as J.K Rowling pulled no punches. You genuinely worry for every character as any one could be next!

There will be the biggest problem, its going to lose some of its audience as some of the film is actually very scary and might not be suitable for the younger potter fans, though if they've read or been read the books it isn't nothing they haven't imagined before but at least its in their head and not in front of their eyes.

The main three continue to grow in acting ability, Emma Watson for me however was the stand out. She's dropped the mainly acting with her eyebrows and being over dramatic to reeling it in. Clearly now relishing the fact that the film explores Hermione's character to a much larger extent than ever beofore. Seeing the pain in obliterating your parents memory of you is genuinely heartbreaking and she plays it well.

So its everything you thought it would be, a Harry Potter road movie like the book was un-ashamedly shocking! Now bring on that finale!

The Buzz: 20/11/10

Fox and Warner go head to head with about Moses

Shooting news for all the next biggest comic book movies

The Coens remake Gambit

Leonardo DiCaprio discovers a "Legacy of Secrecy"

Wednesday, 17 November 2010

British film director finds engaging new way of bringing indie film to online audiences

Independent filmmaker Matt Daniels has announced innovative plans to stream his latest film live on one of the world’s most popular social media channels.

Following the hugely successful launch of ‘Finding Their Feet’ at the end of October, Matt is now planning to show the film for 24 hours on the film’s Facebook page as a treat for fans when the page reaches 10,000 ‘likes’.

This event will mark the second time Matt has used the internet to overcome the issues faced by filmmakers in the current economic environment – he helped to fund his first film, the spine-chilling indie thriller ‘Powerless’, by taking the unusual measure of selling credits in the film on eBay.

“Myself and the film’s producer, Gideon Wilkins, came up with the idea of paying a fee to get your name in the credits: £30 for an Associate Producer, £20 for an Affiliate Producer and £10 for a ‘With Thanks To’,” says Matt.

“The credits paid for most of the post-production and everyone got to see their name in lights.

“We generated so much interest in the film through doing this that the internet and social media sites have become a crucial part of how we engage with our audiences.”

Matt says he feels it’s important for independent filmmakers to continue to explore new ways of bringing new British film to online audiences.

He believes this is the first time a UK film has ever been shown on Facebook in this way, and hopes the page will also help to raise the profile of independent film across social media channels.

“Facebook is such a great place to interact with our fans from all over the world,” says Matt.

“They’ve been instrumental in helping us to spread the word, so getting to the stage where we have enough fans to show the film on Facebook is a great way to thank them.”

Finding Their Feet is Matt’s second independent film and follows the heart-warming story of reclusive dancer Kate who, tortured by her mother's death and an horrific accident that left her a mute, faces her darkest fears to compete in a national dance competition.

Kate, played by actress Hannah Polland, is supported along the way by the hapless but big-hearted Danny and her proud yet protective elder brother John (also Hannah’s real-life brother), who share one common goal - to see Kate happy again.

Finding Their Feet has already won critical acclaim at festivals across the world, including the Fallbrook Film Festival in California, the Trail Dance Film Festival in Oklahoma, the Temecula Valley International Film Festival in California and the Feel Good Film Festival in Hollywood, where Matt and producer Seth Wilkins rubbed shoulders with the likes of Lucas Grabeel of High School Musical and stars from the cast of Hannah Montana.

Matt has also gained recognition at a host of British film festivals including The Norwich Film Festival, where Finding Their Feet was nominated for the Best Film award.

For more information, visit as well as their Facebook page at

The Buzz: 17/11/10

A remake of The Swarm?

Robert Zemeckis for a new Wizard of Oz?

New Batman TV Series?

Steven Soderbergh to direct the man from UNCLE?

Saturday, 13 November 2010

Thursday, 11 November 2010

27 Dresses

Cheesy or just plain queasy?

Lovers:Taken from IMDB
"This movie was terrific. Yes, it was the typical chick flick, yet I found the script just completely entrancing. The script did set this movie apart from the others. It was witty and funny. The acting was extremely well done. Katherine Heigl is so amazing. I couldn't imagine anyone better for the role of Jane. But my favorite person was James Marsden. I absolutely fell in love him. He was so clever and his smile was to die for. I did actually fear seeing this movie, thinking that it would be completely different from all the great reviews and that it would entirely ruin my night. On the contrary, it made my night all the better. I haven't seen a movie like this in awhile. I would certainly suggest seeing it ASAP."

Well, i don't really have much to say about this review, although i have to say i don't see how James Marsdens smile being something to die for has anything to do with the movie itself?

Hater: Taken from IMDB
"Like many girls, I enjoy the occasional romantic chick-flick now and again, and I was actually looking forward to watching this one. Not because I thought it would be a life-changing masterpiece, but because I thought I would have fun for the next two hours or so, and could turn my TV off with a smile on my face. Instead, what I got was goosebumps, a funny feeling in my stomach, and almost a teensy-weensy tear in my eye, for this film is one of the worst films I have seen in many years. Everything about it, from the script, the dialogs, the characters, the acting... I can best describe this film with the words "pretentious, over the top, silly (and NOT in a good way), boring, downright stupid..." *sigh*... I only watched this incredibly awful movie to the end, to... well... I don't really know... it was not because I wanted to make sure the ending would be EXACTLY like I knew it was going to be, because there was no doubt about that... it was more like watching a train wreck... you want to look away, but yet somehow, you just ... can't... stop... looking... If Katherine Heigl wants to make it big in Hollywood she most definitely has to choose her next role a little better. Reading the script before she says yes might be a good place to start."

Well that's pretty harsh, i didn't think it was that bad?

What i thought:
It is almost true of every romantic comedy I see and I’ll say the same thing every time I watch one; they are shamefully predictable and samey. Then again you have to view them from other people’s viewpoint, of course the majority of the “other people” is of course women. It’s no secret that these films are aimed squarely at their purses but they don’t care, for half an hour they are transported to a world where the man round the next corner looks like Colin Firth, we are all arseholes but turn out to be proper gentleman and of course love. I’m not cynical I mean I’m in love but the way these films portray love is not real, that’s the secret though, most women won’t admit it but they long to swept off their feet like in these films. The sad truth is the best they’ll get is being swept off their feet by the man off his head.

Of course I’m being a bit unfair, we’re not all like that, I know I’m not and also I’m going a bit off the point. 27 dresses is a Romantic comedy that takes the saying “always a bridesmaid never a bride” and runs with it. Katherine Heigl is our heroine and what a loveable heroine she is, I thought she was brilliant in Knocked Up and the same can be said for this film, most of the time. When you’re not busy wincing over how cheesy this film is at times it’s incredibly easy to feel sorry for her, she has such an emotive face. That’s basically it, I would write more but the rest of the film is so factory shop rom-com that I fail to see the point.

Available on Blu-Ray and DVD
Cert: 12
Running Time: 111 mins

The Buzz: 11/11/10

Channing Tatum to get the lead role in "21 Jump Street"? (The series that made Johnny Depp)

Fox buys BBC's "Walking with Dinosaurs"

Cameron Crowe to direct "We Bought a Zoo"

Who is the Electric Boy Genius?

Wednesday, 10 November 2010

Jackass 3D

What 3D was made for!?

Loves: Taken from IMDB
“First of all, if you are not a Jackass fan, then this film is not for you. It is full of crude and disgusting stunts, profanity, and shots of male genitalia. If that's not for you, then you won't like it. I, for one, happen to be a Jackass fan. Over the years of watching these guys beat themselves up for money, it almost feels like they became my friends. So, Jackass 3D was like a reunion. Hanging out with old friends in 3D. (The 3D definitely sold the film.) It starts off with a bang and doesn't let up until the very end. I haven't laughed so hard in a long time, and I didn't want it to end. A worthy installment in the Jackass series, and the most fun at a film this year. Sheer stupid fun. So, if you like watching nut-shots and "poo cocktail supreme's," then definitely check out Jackass 3D in theaters. See it with friends. And see it in 3D.”

Of course fans of Jackass will love it, I agree though it was really funny!

Haters: Taken from IMDB
“I cannot believe someone would put money into this project! No script...apparently no writers...just a bunch of guys roaming around with "Watch This" as their motto. Really a low level film in the industry. Hopefully this will be the last Jackass series..Of course it is an MTV production and when I think of quality movies...I think of MTV! These so- called actors need therapy on so many levels. It was in 3D but that was apparently a move to just charge more per ticket...there really wasn't much 3D effect to this could see it just about as good without the glasses. The five people that purchased tickets for the show I watched...did not like it!”

Well, it’s Jackass! Why the hell were you expecting a script!?

What I thought:
The series was on at just the right time; I was immature and really loved these guys completely and utterly sacrificing their bodies and their dignity, all in the name of your entertainment. The first film worked ok at carrying on the formula and was very funny, the second however just seemed really dry, and for once Johnny Knoxville’s Laugh sounded almost faked!

Well it would appear that the Jackass boys were just waiting for something, that something of course would be 3D. The extra dimension adds so much to the stunts that were starting to feel a bit dry and repetitive. Also it did really feel like a reunion, the guys getting together for one more film of insane stunts and bodily fluids. The Bodily fluid will force some people away and I have to say the poo volcano was probably the first time Jackass has ever made me heave. It shouldn’t put you off though, these guys are making idiots of themselves but it’s all just so you can enjoy yourself, for this they should be admired.

Also I still can’t believe how much someone’s face moves when it gets hit, brilliant and you wonder why they never used slow motion like this before? Did they? Have I forgotten?

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Press Release

As if the impending release of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1 wasn’t exciting enough, I’m thrilled to announce that we now have available two incredible clips from the film, and also a fascinating featurette on the making of the soundtrack!

Click here and check them out

The Buzz: 10/11/10

Wrath of the Titans pulls more lambs to the slaughter

The Walking Dead gets second series

Harrison Ford up for Indy 5!? please no, flogging and dead horse come to mind

Roland Emmerich's 'Zone' gets shut down

Tuesday, 9 November 2010

Monsters Infect the UK....

Vertigo Films have teamed up with Vue Entertainment and Cineworld and are pleased to announce the launch of an initiative that will see Gareth Edwards’ critically acclaimed debut feature film MONSTERS infect Foursquare locations throughout the UK!

Vue and Cineworld locations across the country now have ‘Infected zones’ which have been created inside selected cinemas (and a few secret locations!) which will give users access to exclusive Monsters content and the chance to win random on-the-spot prizes in the run up to the film’s release on December 3rd.

In addition to this there will also be a very special Foursquare initiative on the day of release – more details to come!

Get following on Foursquare now to get live updates from our very special STRA Agents and watch our very special promotion unravel!


The Buzz: 09/11/10

Jeremy Renner the new Snake Pliskin, yes please!

Zac Efron in Akira!?

Warner Brothers buy Harry Potter Studios

Morgan Freeman in Live action Akira?

Saturday, 6 November 2010

A message from Daniel Radcliffe...

There are only two weeks to go until the release of the highly anticipated final chapter of the biggest worldwide film franchise of all time and we are delighted to announce that there is a special message for fans from Daniel Radcliffe now live on the Official Harry Potter UK page on Facebook.

Dan thanks fans for their continued support and announces the release of the final 10 pairs of tickets to the World Premiere in London next week. The star also shares personal memories of past Harry Potter premieres in London.

Check out the video here

The Buzz:06/11/10

Martin Sheen and Sally Field the new Uncle Ben and Aunt May

Tim Burtons next factory line film is 'Dark Shadows'

Judi Dench in the new Pirates of the Caribbean

The Next Bond in 2012?

Thursday, 4 November 2010

Out this week: Cinema

Jackass 3D
So the fun continues in what really 3D has been waiting for, or you could argue what Jackass was waiting for. I'd expect more of the same gross out and extreme stunts that bring more vomit than they do laughs and a multitude of bodily fluids sprayed at you every which way! Worth a look if you have the right sense of humour if your not sure, avoid like the plague.

Let Me in
I'm not one to judge as i haven't even seen the original of this interesting Vampire flick. It wouldn't have been easy to follow such a well loved horror movie especially seem as it only came out last year! Seems a bit excessive but this version has been received quite well so far. The Children playing the leads are some of the best working in the business, Chloe Mortez was fantastic as Hit Girl with or without the c word! Kodi Smit-McPhee was outstanding with an incredibly moving performance in The Road, i say give it a go but see the first one, well first.

Due Date
The man who brought you The Hangover, has now brought you what is basically an updated version of planes trains and automobiles. With Zach Galifianakis in the John Candy role which should work well with his zany approach and Robert Downey Jnr playing the slightly unhinged everyman, which is pretty much what he is in everything!No complaints from me though as the Hangover was brilliant and the trailer looks great, I say catch this one while you can.

Up and Coming Movies...

The Tourist

What they say..
Johnny Depp stars as an American tourist whose playful dalliance with a stranger leads to a web of intrigue, romance and danger in The Tourist. During an impromptu trip to Europe to mend a broken heart, Frank (Depp) unexpectedly finds himself in a flirtatious encounter with Elise (Angelina Jolie), an extraordinary woman who deliberately crosses his path. Against the breathtaking backdrop of Paris and Venice, their whirlwind romance quickly evolves as they find themselves unwittingly thrust into a deadly game of cat and mouse.

Directed by Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck, and written by Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck and Christopher McQuarrie and Julian Fellowes, The Tourist is a GK Films presentation in association with Spyglass. The film is produced by Graham King, Tim Headington, Roger Birnbaum, Gary Barber and Jonathan Glickman. Studio Canal is also a partner on the production.

What i say..
It's nice to still see the studios bringing out movies that are relying on its stars rather than a gimmick *cough*3D*cough* or it being some kind of franchise/reboot etc etc.. The trailer has some smart dialogue to go with the steaming lead couple, so should be a stand out European thriller, who knows?

The Tourist is released in cinemas on 10th December 2010

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