The US title is The Brothers Grimsby, though the brothers’ surname is not Grimsby. For the record, their surnames are Butcher and Graves, which sounds like a pair of 18th century serial killers. Or a modern day undertaker and abattoir worker who team up to fight crime in their spare time. (I would definitely watch… Grimsby Read More
Moana sounds like a hyper realistic British TV spin-off about a barmaid from world’s most depressing soap “Eastenders” doesn’t it, but no – it’s Mo-Anna (though the Anna bit is pronounced in that weird Anna-from-Frozen way which sounds like Ah-Nah and leaves us Brits going “It’s short A followed by Na you fools!”) Moana is… Moana Read More
Though it’s a bit racier than I was expecting.
While by no means a Christmas turkey, this isn’t quite a Christmas cracker either, which is a shame considering the calibre of the cast – and the fact that at this time of year we’re often full of goodwill to whatever festive movie is released. It’s years since I went to an office Christmas party… Office Christmas Party Read More
I LOVE American movies but they’re full of stuff I don’t get that aren’t ever really explained for non-Americans, of which there are 7 billion in the world. So here they are! Feel free to ask me about weird UK film stuff like our quirky dress sense and our insistence on ordinary-looking middle-aged actors in nude scenes. Spring Break. I think this is… American movies – WHAT ARE THEY ON ABOUT! Read More
Christmas Lookalikes: As if delivering a billion presents around the world on Christmas Eve wasn’t stressful enough, Steve Claus – militaristic son of Santa himself in Aardman’s animated Christmas caper “Arthur Christmas” – now has Paul Hollywood’s soggy bottom to contend with too.
It’s nearly the end of term and the sorority students are finishing up with school and getting ready to head home for the holidays; though not everyone has a warm family to go back to. The brittle, heavy drinking Barb (Margot Kidder) is having difficult phone calls with her mother in the hall, in… Black Christmas Read More
A film so bleak even Krampus had to watch Elf immediately afterwards to bring back a little Christmas spirit into his life, The Ref performed poorly when it was released. Probably because it came out in March, rather than during Christmas when movie goers driven out of their own homes by bickering relatives might want to… Ref, The Read More
Whenever I see this Doctor Strange picture I always think it’s Keanu Reeves having a moment, like he’s just realised he’s left the oven on. Or forgotten that he was supposed to be making Bill & Ted Hit Up The Middle Ages. (See what I did there x 2).
Hey Krampus! I’ve found you a lovely wife to “lock horns” with! Everyone needs someone to love during the festive season, and maybe this will stop you looming up trying to ruin people’s Christmases by dragging them to Hell, when quite often they haven’t actually done much wrong. (You didn’t drag off Stalin, or Pol… Because Christmas IS All About FAAAMLEEE Read More
We’re in Casablanca in French Morocco and everyone is getting ready for the ambassador’s party. And it does seem like a lot of effort just for some vol-au-vents and a tray of Ferrero Rocher. Maybe there’s not much going on entertainment-wise in French Morocco, there is, after all, a war on. It’s 1942 and Max Vatan… Allied Read More
Have you ever seen a more medium sized giant than in the BFG? So misleading! And that’s not even the worst offender. Give me a Steve Jobs, a Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure or a Room any day. Here are my current favourite (because I do love a good film froth) film title rages. 1. John Wick… Guess What This Film Article is About Read More