Tuesday, 31 January 2012

The Artist

If you've never seen a silent, black & white movie then this is probably quite mind blowing. As it is I found it to be quite soporific.


Keanu Reeves does 'grumpy' much better than 'bewildered'.
Plenty of cool demon shit too.

Yes Man

I'm sure there are worse films I could have sat through, stony faced with a bus load of bored kids.
I'm also sure there are much better ones too.

Sunday, 22 January 2012


Curiously unexciting action nonsense.


Disney, realising how much the comedy sidekick contributes to a film's success, create a story where almost the entire cast is a comedy sidekick.
Charlotte said her favourite character was "The monkey. Or the flying carpet. Or the genie. Actually the parrot was pretty funny too. And I like the tiger."
A Disney high point then.

Thursday, 19 January 2012

2001 Maniacs

Tits and funny gore with enough likeable moments to make it worthwhile. My favourite of these was a pair of hicks singing "The boy wants his bitch" bluegrass style to a distraught gentleman who is yet to discover that his bitch has been crushed to lumpy soup under a bell.

Wednesday, 18 January 2012


When the character's 'what happened next' blurbs appeared at the end, I didn't recognise most of their names and had no idea who they were despite having watched them for 90 minutes. It also came as quite a surprise when it revealed the full extent of what had been going on and I thought "Somebody should make a film out of that".

Sunday, 15 January 2012


Closer to Bret Easton Ellis than any film adaptations of his own work ever managed.

Friday, 13 January 2012

Friday The 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan

No he doesn't.
There's barely 10 minutes of Manhattan footage in this, a film so gobsmackingly shit that it constantly threatens to slide round the back of the spectrum into totally amazing.
But c'mon, check the date!

Thursday, 12 January 2012

Alice [Neco z Alenky]

In which the titular Alice potters about a Wonderland revisioned as a series of drab rooms populated with an abundance of Jan Svankmajer's trademark freaked out, stop motion detritus.

Monday, 9 January 2012

Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol

Ludicrous fluff with the occasional spectacle shoehorned in via clunky dialogue.