The latest trailer for The Amazing Spiderman. Already it is looking ten times better than the failed attempt of the Toby Maguire days. As cute as he was.
A new image has been released from Prometheus, Ridley Scott’s upcoming sci-fi spectacular, and it’s every bit as enigmatic as those that have gone before it.
Once again, we’re afforded another look at our intrepid band of space explorers, without getting much more of a sense of what exactly they’ve discovered out where no one can hear you scream…
This weekend I went to Prince Charle’s Cinema to see My Week With Marilyn. Have to say, I wasn’t that impressed. But keep an eye out for my review later in the week.
Oh yeah. This looks right up my street. Young Adult.
I have a problem. Now, it’s not exactly a hugely one, but it is still affecting my film loving life. Why is it that I can just not come across a film that truly horrifies me? I am a total scary film fanatic, but over the past few years, nothing seems to be working for me. Don’t get me wrong, there have been a few minor exceptions (see The Strangers, Orphan and Paranormal Activity - maybe even the third?) but I really resent this current trend of gross/gore equalling scary. It really doesn’t.
In comes Shelter, I was excited about this one as its two front runners (Julianne Moore and Jonathan Rhys Myers) are pretty shit hot actors. The storyline also made me think that actually this may do it for me. Based around psychiatrist Cara Harding (Moore) who is under the general thought that split personality disorder is just a state of mind that a person uses as a coping mechanism as opposed to a true split. That is until she meets patient David (Myers) who may seriously be the case to disprove her theory. The films starts of well, with the right amount of intelligent dialogue and character development, but my film geek side started to worry when we chop to a fairly stomach churning scene of man scratching his rather red and gooey neck. Bleugh. And that is where the film began to fail. It proceeds to go on and battle between an actually a fairly good plot and feeling the need to shock - something I am sure it doesn’t need to do.
I would go on and explain how both actors were on top form, with a passable casting of daughter Brooklyn Proulx, but I’m too annoyed by the root that director Måns Mårlind decided to go down. So I am just going to end this fairly short review with a plea to all up and coming (and current) directors that we really don’t need blood curdling action, shots of throats being slashed and torturous scenes in order to be terrified. In fact, its probably the opposite. So please put serious thought into how you will translate script to screen and give me something horrifying.
Huck Rating - 5/10
Emotion - annoyance
Quote - “Just because you’re older, doesn’t mean you’re right. It could just mean that you’ve been wrong for longer”
As inspired by @TotalFilm, this is the film I could not live without. Let’s not mock.
Can you guess what it is?
Woah. Being a massive comic geek, I may have nearly wet myself. Avengers. If you have been guessing who is going to be in it… wait no longer…
It is that time of year again. Awards season is just around the corner, so it is time to start thinking nominees. Thought I would be hot on the pulse and list out the recently announced Oscar 2012 nominations (those in bold are my predictions)…
- Midnight in Paris
- The Tree of Life
- War Horse
- The Artist
- The Descendants
- Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close
- The Help
Actor in a Leading Role
- Demian Bichir (A Better Life)
- George Clooney (The Descendants)
- Jean Dujardin (The Artist)
- Gary Oldman (Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy)
- Brad Pitt (Money Ball)
Actress in a Leading Role
- Glenn Close (Albert Nobbs)
- Viola Davis (The Help)
- Rooney Mara (The Girls with a Dragon Tattoo)
- Meryl Streep (The Iron Lady)
- Michelle Williams (My Week With Marilyn)
Actor in a Supporting Role
- Kenneth Brannagh (My Week With Marilyn)
- Jonah Hill (Moneyball)
- Nick Nolte (Warrior)
- Christopher Plummer (Beginners)
- Max von Sydow (Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close)
Actress in a Supporting Role
- Berenice Bejo (The Artist)
- Jessica Chastain (The Help)
- Melissa McCarthy (Bridesmaids)
- Janet McTeer (Alberts Nobbs)
- Octavia Spencer (The Help)
Animated Feature Film
- A Cat in Paris
- Chico & Rita
- Kung Fu Panda 2
- Puss in Boots
- The Artist | Michel Hazanavicius
- The Descendants | Alexander Payne
- Hugo | Martin Scorsese
- Midnight in Paris | Woody Allen
- The Tree of Life | Terrence Malick