Thursday, 26 November 2015

They Live / Night at the Opera / Sicario

Title: They Live
Dir: John Carpenter
Starring: Roddy and co
Description: A wrestler starring in a major film? Unheard of!Rowdy Roddy cannot act, but its a good symbol for the ridiculousness of this film. "I came here to kick ass and chew bubble gum... And I'm all out of gum."
Rating: Good, really very good

Title: A Night at the Opera
Dir: Sam Wood
Starring: The Marx Brothers, Margaret Dumont
Description: Narry B grew up watching the Marx's and can pretty much recite this line for line but after taking a 10 year hiatus, Night at the Opera seemed fresher than ever. Pure gold, from start to finish.
Rating: Genius

Title: Sicario
Starring: Benicio Del Toro, Josh Brolly
Description: Billed as a complicated thriller, its as dull as dishwater with the audience expected to sympathize with a bland leading lady who can't seem to keep up with the story she's involved in.
Rating: Average at best

Tuesday, 3 November 2015

All of Me / Daft Punk Unchained / Carnage

Title: All of Me
Dir: Carl Reiner
Starring: Steve Martin
Comment: Great performance from Stevey M, but there are far too few gags.
Rating: Good

Title: Daft Punk Unchained
Dir: Herve Martin Delpierre
Starring: Paul Williams, Giorgio, Pedro Winter
Comment: Why is Kanye West in this at all? Some great early footage of DP before they were DP, and some interesting insights into Thomas' musical genius, their quest for the perfect sound, and the background of the band (did you know Thomas' dad was a music producer?). Some spine tingling live footage too.
Rating: Good

Title: Carnage
Dir: Roman Polanski
Starring: Christopher Waltz, Jodie Foster
Comment: Adapted from a play, Carnage is an old-school movie with some modern issues at heart. Almost in Mike Leigh fashion, the threads running through the lives of four parents are unravelled as the confront each other about an altercation between their sons. Amazing performance from Waltz! And the most realistic on-screen vomit ever.
Rating: Good