“Relate this tale of victory” says Leonidas, King of Sparta, to Dillios (David Wenham), a soldier in his army who is heading back to Sparta, as the king faces certain death against the Persians. Moving and inspiring you might think, but also a great bit of spin doctoring, considering they lost. Although to be fair… 300 Read More
The last snowy film I saw was the misery-fest known as The Revenant so it was with some trepidation that I ventured out to watch Eddie the Eagle. Luckily Eddie is a gloriously feel good film in which no one gets abused by a bear, and which will make you proud to be a plucky… Eddie the Eagle Read More
Man needs an opponent, and nature can often fill that void. Like volcanos, tornados and other freaks of nature and weather, giant waves seem to acquire a life of their own, a sort of anti-humanity on which we can hang our battles with them, that force us to be humble or punish our hubris. But… Chasing Mavericks Read More
A teaser poster for “John Wick – Chapter 2” has been released, with Keanu being measured up (a job sadly I didn’t see advertised). I’m glad they’re keeping his sharp suits. Just as long as they make them with enough room for, er, what’s it called again? Oh yes his gun. The sequel to 2014’s surprise… John Wick: Chapter 2 teaser poster released Read More
Let me be the 2,456,702 person to make this joke today. And tomorrow. And the next day. (Okay I’ll stop now).
You can see why companies want retired interns – with their final salary pensions they’re the only people who can afford to work unpaid in New York. The Intern reminded me of those couples who have been married for decades even though one is a Guardian reader and the other devours the Daily Mail, in its constant attempts… Intern, The Read More
This is a 1996 film with a plot that wifi has rendered rather obsolete, a bit Like Home Alone which would never have worked if we’d had mobile phones. It’s about two very attractive people running away hand in hand from ugly people in the snow, I mean a scientific team discovering how to produce clean energy… Chain Reaction Read More
I was just thinking that it’s ridiculous thinking that Jennifer Aniston would be pissed off with Brad for leaving her for Angelina 12 YEARS AGO then I realised that I’M still pissed off with Brad for leaving her for Angelina 12 years ago.
John Wick quickly lures you into its strange and self-contained world of murders-for-money, justified with an ambiguous sheen of honour. Its violence is repetitive yet compelling, the gunshots and stabbings almost hypnotic, as retired hitman John Wick and his old gangland boss Viggo Tarasov (Michael Nyqvist) face and chase each other across New York with an… John Wick Read More
This is a cautionary tale about being careful what you wish for – in this case, an extended London Underground, where digging disturbs a creature left down there for centuries. And I’m talking a giant dragon, not some poor 16th century commuter desperate to get back to his olde hovel in Southwark. Reign Of Fire… Reign of Fire Read More
You know what, let’s think of this as My Top 10 And A Bit Movies In No Particular Order instead, as I keep remember new ones I want to add. Some of these aren’t necessarily favourites but for some reason or another they mean something to me. Feel free to add your personal faves and recommendations in the… My Top 10 Movies Read More
I will be eternally grateful to Nim’s Island as it meant an afternoon not watching my children’s current fave, “Home Alone 4”, a movie which does for family franchises what Hannibal Lector did for Chianti sales. Set on a remote South Pacific island, Gerard Butler plays Jack Rusoe (Ja… Crusoe, geddit? No? Oh well), a widowed… Nim’s Island Read More