Now this is a hard one. This is one of the films that comes along every once in a while where it's really hard for me to review. I'm getting ahead of myself though. I think it's best to start off with my thoughts on Danny Boyle and, of course, I think he's brilliant. Trainspotting, Sunshine and Slumdog Millionaire are my personal favourites but you can't really go wrong with any of his work and since the 2012 Olympic Opening Ceremony, Boyle became one of the most important cultural icons of British history. His new film Trance is about as far away from the immense patriotism of the Olympic Opening Ceremony as possible, and it feels like he is having fun directing something again. Again, this is a hard film to review so there may be spoilers so I recommend watching Trance before reading my review.
15 March 2013
Whenever a comedy TV show from the UK gets adapted for a film one of two things happens. It can either be regarded as a comedy classic (see In The Loop) or an absolute disaster which could be regarded as one of the worst films ever made (see Keith Lemon: The Film). The next character to make the leap to the big screen is Steve Coogan's Alan Partridge, and I'm really looking forward to it.
13 March 2013
For a long time now I've been really looking forward to seeing Kick-Ass 2. Everything looked to be falling into place, the main cast members were back, Matthew Vaughn was still going to be involved (even if it wasn't as director) and the new cast members added looked really interesting. Now the first trailer has been released and it looks like my anticipation was justified.
10 March 2013
I have a bit of a strange relationship with The Wizard of Oz. I remember liking it when I was younger but I haven't seen it fully for a few years so when I heard about this film, I was hoping that my interest in The Wizard of Oz would be renewed and thankfully, it has. This film was a blast to watch and a really good family film, though there are some problems.
5 March 2013
1 March 2013
So here it is, the final episode from series 2 of Black Mirror, and, in my opinion, it's probably the weakest episode of Black Mirror. Don't get me wrong, it's still brilliant but compared to masterpiece episodes like 15 Million Merits and Be Right Back, it is easily the weakest. So why do I think this is the weakest Black Mirror, let's find out.