Tag: Film Review
A young man driving down a remote highway happens across a gruesome car wreck; he finds a dead guy, a frightened young woman, and a suitcase full of cash. This is the set-up for Swerve, a tense, noir-ish thriller set in an isolated outback town, and the first feature in close to a decade from Aussie filmmaker Craig Lahiff.
Posted: June 5th, 2012 under Arts, Arts - Interview, Arts Feature, Brag 465 (June 4), Film Reviews.
Tags: Alasdair Duncan, Arts, Arts Feature, Craig Lahiff, David Lyons, Emma Booth, Film, Film Review, interview, Swerve
The latest instalment of Barry Sonnenfeld’s MIB franchise (which nobody asked for but which somehow arrived in its full 3D glory in multiplexes anyway) is the first in a coming glut of sequels featuring Will Smith, including follow-ups to Hancock, Bad Boys and even I, Robot. There’s no word yet on The Legend Of Bagger Vance 2: The Bagger Vancening, but you can assume that one’s only a matter of time. Cynicism aside: Men In Black III is more enjoyable than expected – it’s a fun and silly sci-fi romp that knows its strengths and doesn’t outstay its welcome. It features requisite amounts of action and adventure, a solid cast of comedic players, and, crucially, lots of aliens exploding into sticky piles of goo.
The Dictator **1/2 Released May 16 Sacha Baron Cohen can’t really fool Americans anymore. Only the most blinkered pop-culture illiterates would not realise he’s the man responsible for Borat and Bruno, and so the comic potential of that formula has reached its limit. And so in The Dictator, Baron Cohen and long-time collaborator Larry Charles [...]
Think twice before you bring a 12-year-old along,” actor Daniel Radcliffe cautions me when we meet in London to talk about his new film – which is rated a rather low 12-years-and-over in the UK. “Although there’s no blood and there’s no gore, there’s certainly that fear of the darkness, and it’s the kind of stuff that will freak them out.”
“We’re all going to get greased up after this,” announces Johnny Depp, a cheeky smirk obscured by his famously disheveled hair. “We’re going to take some psychedelics, grease up and get in the pool. You’re all welcome to come.”
Posted: May 23rd, 2012 under Arts, Arts Feature, Brag 462 (May 14), Film Reviews.
Tags: Alicia Malone, Chloe Grace Moretz, Dark Shadows, Eva Green, Film, Film Review, Gulliver McGrath, Helena Bonham Carter, Johnny Depp, Michelle Pfeiffer, Tim Burton, Vampire