Archive for September, 2011

Drive

30Sep11

The man with no name, no one knows his back story, and his few words tell a story of their own. It’s a plot threat that’s been done time and again in cinema, sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn’t. In Drive, Ryan Gosling plays the aforementioned man with no name, a stunt car driver and […]


Starring the stupidly good looking pairing of Justin Timberlake and Mila Kunis, Friends with Benefits is a relatively traditional, but very funny romantic comedy. When Art Director Dylan (Timberlake) moves from LA to New York he quickly strikes up a friendship with the head hunter that bought him to the Big Apple (Kunis) after a […]


Whip It

09Sep11

Whip It is a charming coming of age tale. The film is led by the performance of Ellen Page as Bliss, a seventeen- year- old beauty pageant contestant who longs to have more in her life. After a chance encounter witnessing a group of Roller Derby players dropping off flyers for their latest event, Bliss […]


Inspired by Harvey Keitel’s Bad Lieutenant movie from 1992, Werner Herzog’s film tells the story of Terence McDonagh (Nicholas Cage) a New Orleans Police Lieutenant with a drug problem who’s trying to solve a homicide case. While by no means a remake of Harvey Keitel’s film, Cage’s central character shares a lot of the same […]


The Other Guys

08Sep11

Following a series of cult successes together (Anchorman, Talladega Nights and Step Brothers) The Other Guys sees Will Ferrell reunite with writer/ director Adam McKay for a comedy movie about two mis-matched NYPD detectives. The plot follows Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg as Detectives Gamble and Hoitz who find themselves caught up in a web of […]


One Day

01Sep11

Based on the best selling novel by David Nicholls of the same name, One Day tells the story of Dexter and Emma, and their 20 relationship as friends and lovers. One Day’s a book that I’ve read, I loved the book. But this review is about the film adaptation that’s come in for a fair […]


The phrase violence porn isn’t one that I use lightly. In fact, it’s a phrase I’ve barely ever – if ever used before. But then I saw Final Destination 5, in 3D no less. I had never seen a Final Destination movie before, but I knew what to expect, especially after my friend kindly explained […]