For a while now I've been really looking forward to watching Cloud Atlas, I was intrigued to see just how the different story beats would work and how they would all connect with each other. When I finally watched the film, not only was I surprised at how well it all worked, but I am prepared to say that it is one of the best films I've ever seen.
22 February 2013
To anyone who doesn't know, I'm not a fan of Megan Fox. Scratch that, I think she is the worst actress to ever hit it big, she cannot act to save her life and the only good film she's ever done is How To Lose Friends and Alienate People, although she was still terrible in that, Simon Pegg and Kirsten Dunst are the ones who make the film worth watching. After her lack of films since Transformers 2, I thought that she would finally be gone from the film world. Then this happens:
Before I start this review, I have to say that I have not seen that many Hitchcock films, the only ones I've seen are Rear Window and Vertigo, both of which are brilliant films. I'm saying this to let you know how much experience I have with the films of Hitchcock before I went to see this film. That said though, I really enjoyed Hitchcock on the whole. Now I won't be making many comparisons to The Girl which was on BBC 2 over Christmas, the only thing I'll say is, whilst Hitchcock is the better film, despite how good Anthony Hopkins is, which I will talk about later, I thought Toby Jones gave the better performance as Hitchcock but The Girl was an inferior film on a whole, mainly due to the obvious limitations from being a TV Movie and a pretty average script. With that lone bit of comparison out of the way, let's get into my review of Hitchcock.
19 February 2013
Damn. I thought I knew where this episode was going but then that ending came. This is why I like Charlie Brooker's writing so much, just when you think you know what is going to happen, the exact opposite happens. It worked wonders last week with Be Right Back and it's work brilliantly again with White Bear. Now in order for me to give my full thoughts on this episode I will need to spoil the ending. For warning, the first two paragraphs will talk about the episode prior to the ending and there will be a nice long gap before I talk about the ending. That said, if you don't want this episode spoilt for you I suggest you go and watch this episode as soon as possible, although that may take a while if you're not British. With that set up, here's my review of White Bear.
12 February 2013
Ever since it first came on in 2011, I've been a massive supporter for Charlie Brooker's Black Mirror. Not only was it some of the best TV written in the past few years but each episode made a brilliant statement about the current, technology heavy world. Now it feels like Black Mirror is getting the recognition it deserves, not only is there a second series currently out but Robert Downey Jr has bought the rights to the third episode from the first series, The Entire History of You, to adapt to the big screen. To celebrate this, I will be reviewing all the episodes from series 2 of Black Mirror, starting off with the insane love story of Be Right Back.