Tag: Emma Stone
A few weeks back, the trailer for The Amazing Spider-Man came up ahead of a feature film I’d gone to see, and the couple next to me began muttering about whether the series needed a reboot so soon after the Sam Raimi trilogy. If two strangers in a movie theatre are thinking it, other people are probably thinking it too, and indeed, the box office for this film may well suffer due to a general sense of Spidey fatigue – and the perception that this movie is just a blatant attempt by Hollywood to cash in on a recognisable character. Hopefully this doesn’t happen, though. The Amazing Spider-Man is not a great film, but it’s a pretty darn good one. It’s an enjoyable popcorn flick with a top-notch cast and plot that cracks along, and unlike many recent blockbusters, it doesn’t feel the need to be dark and edgy in order to be taken seriously.
The Help Released September 1 **** What The Help is not – as if the gooey trailers implied otherwise – is a complex, gritty film about race. What it is is a finely performed bit of melodrama, with nuanced enough characters to elevate a potentially hokey, caricatured script. Based on Kathryn Stockett’s 2009 bestseller, The [...]