Thursday, 23 February 2012

Review: Chronicle



Hey guys, it's been a little while but my next review is for the masterpiece I've just seen called "Chronicle". Sort of like "Cloverfield" mixed with "Misfits", the story is about four teenage boys who discover something deep underground and the next thing they know, they all of a sudden have super powers. They have fun with them, but learn on how to control them. But one of them named Andrew has other ideas with what to do with these powers. The whole thing is filmed with video cameras and is I think apart from "The Artist", one of the greatest things I've ever seen in my life, it's just incredible. Everything is right, the story, the characters, the way it's filmed, it's exciting, funny, suspenseful and thrilling to watch, unbelievable. Check it out, please it's incredible and I give it;

5/5-A Masterpiece

Friday, 17 February 2012

Top 5 Worst Nicolas Cage Films

So to celebrate the release of "Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance", I have a list here of the worst films unimaginable from Nicolas Cage himself. Here's a top 5 list of good examples of dull acting, over-the-top screaming and just inhuman performances. So in the words of Nic Cage himself; "I HOPE YOU REALLY ENJOY THIS!!!!!!!!" Sorry. Warning, these clips contain strong language, graphic violence and sex references and no one under age should watch these.




1. Nicolas Cage in "The Wicker Man" (2006)





2. Nicolas Cage in the original "Ghost Rider" (2007)







3. Nicolas Cage in "Deadfall" (1993)





4. Nicolas Cage in "Vampire's Kiss" (1989)





5. Nicolas Cage in "Zandelee" (1991)

Review: Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance



Nicolas Cage returns as Marvel's darkest superhero in this... well... first let's just explain the plot. Nic Cage stars as Johnny Blaze, once a motorcycle stuntman who made a deal that went horribly wrong with the Devil to save his dying dad and now is stuck with the curse that stand up to his side of the deal, and that is whenever evil is around his head becomes a flaming skull, his motorcycle turns on fire and he becomes the Ghost Rider. When the Devil comes back and wants to unleash a new form on boy, Blaze is hired to save the boy so his curse will be lifted. During all of this you feel no pain, no remorse for Blaze in this, now I will say it, complete superhero mess. Nicolas, you're an academy award winning actor... stop doing these crap films and coming off as a douchbag in them. Poorly done, looking at it gives you a headache, boring, no heart, bad acting particularly from the main man him self, as you can imagine. I'm pleased to give this;

1/5-Pathetic 

Monday, 13 February 2012

Review: The Woman in Black



Next review is for "The Woman in Black", the terrifying ghost story based on the novel by Susan Hill and the stage play which scared the hell out of me and starring Daniel Radcliffe, who plays Arthur Kipps, a young lawyer from London travelling to the countryside of England to sell a deserted house. As he gets there he realises a chilling history and something which has haunted the local village. So as from a line in the trailer above, Arthur won't find a local buyer. The film I thought was very well done, very scary and Daniel Radcliffe, after being in those series of films, which I can't I... don't really remember the name of, has shown that he can do different pieces of acting and really serious mature acting once again. While I didn't think it was as scary as the play, it's beautifully filmed and will make you jump in some places and might make you feel a little scared to be alone when you come home from the cinema. I'm pleased to give "The Woman in Black";

4/5-Very Good

2012 BAFTA Winners and Review

So I'm sure you guys were aware that last night were the BAFTAS, live at the Royal Opera House with Sir Stephen Fry hosting (how awesome is that) and yeah gotta tell you it was a pretty good show. The awards were given to the right winners and if you guys don't who the winners were, here's what I'll do which is a lot a different from my review of the Golden Globes. Basically I'll just make the list of the winners and the follow ups and then after the list then I'll give you my full review and opinion on the winners. Okay here we go.

Best Film: "The Artist"
Runners Up: "The Descendants", "Drive", "The Help" and "Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy".

Best Director: Michel Hazanavicius for "The Artist"
Runners Up: Tomas Alfredson for "Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy", Lynne Ramsey for "We Need to Talk About Kevin", Nicolas Winding Refn for "Drive" and Martin Scorsese for "Hugo".

Best Actor: Jean Dujardin for "The Artist"
Runners Up: George Clooney for "The Descendants", Michael Fassbender for "Shame", Gary Oldman for "Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy" and Brad Pitt for "Moneyball".

Best Actress: Meryl Streep for "The Iron Lady"
Runners Up: Berenice Bejo for "The Artist", Viola Davis for "The Help", Tilda Swinton for "We Need to Talk About Kevin" and Michelle Williams for "My Week with Marilyn".

Best Supporting Actor: Christopher Plummer for "Beginners"
Runners Up: Kenneth Branagh for "My Week with Marilyn", Jim Broadbent for "The Iron Lady", Jonah Hill for "Moneyball" and Phillip Seymour Hoffman for "The Ides of March".

Best Supporting Actress: Octavia Spencer for "The Help"
Runners Up: Jessica Chastain for "The Help", Judi Dench for "My Week with Marilyn", Melissa McCarthy for "Bridesmaids" and Carey Mulligan for "Drive".

Alexander Korda Award for Outstanding British Film: 
"Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy"
Runners Up: "My Week with Marilyn", "Senna", "Shame" and "We Need to Talk About Kevin".

Best Screenplay (Original): "The Artist"
Runners Up: "Bridesmaids", "The Guard", "The Iron Lady" and "Midnight in Paris".

Best Screenplay (Adapted): "Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy"
Runners Up: "The Descendants", "The Help", "The Ides of March" and "Moneyball".

Best Cinematography: "The Artist"
Runners Up: "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo", "Hugo", "Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy" and "War Horse".

Best Editing: "Senna"
Runners Up: "The Artist", "Drive", "Hugo" and "Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy".

Best Production Design: "Hugo"
Runners Up: "The Artist", "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Pt. 2", "Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy" and "War Horse".

Best Costume Design: "The Artist"
Runners Up: "Hugo", "Jane Eyre", "My Week with Marilyn" and "Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy".

Anthony Asquith Award for Film Music: Ludovic Bource for 
"The Artist"
Runners Up: Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross for "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo", Howard Shore for "Hugo", Alberto Inglesias for "Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy" and John Williams for "War Horse".

Best Make-Up/Hair: "The Iron Lady"
Runners Up: "The Artist", "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Pt. 2", "Hugo" and "My Week with Marilyn".

Best Sound: "Hugo"
Runners Up: "The Artist", "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Pt. 2", "Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy" and "War Horse".

Best Achievement in Special Visual Effects: "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Pt. 2"
Runners Up: "The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn", "Hugo", "Rise of the Planet of the Apes" and "War Horse".

Best Film Not in the English Language: "The Skin I Live In"
Runners Up: "Incendies", "Pina", "Potiche" and "A Separation".

Best Animated Feature Film: "Rango"
Runners Up: "The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn" and "Arthur Christmas".

Best Documentary: "Senna"
Runners Up: "George Harrison: Living in a Material World" and "Project Nim".

Orange Wednesday's Rising Star: Adam Deacon
Runners Up: Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, Chris O'Dowd and Eddie Redmayne.

Outstanding Debut by a British Writer, Director or Producer: 
Paddy Considine and Diarmid Scrimshaw for "Tyrannosaur"
Runners Up: Joe Cornish for "Attack of the Block", Will Sharpe, Tom Kingsley and Sarah Brockelhurst for "Black Pond", Ralph Finnes for "Coriolanus" and Richard Ayoade for "Submarine".

Best Short Animation: "A Morning Stroll"
Runners Up: "Abuelas" and "Bobby Yeah".

Best Short Film: "Pitch Black Heist"
Runners Up: "Chalk", "Mwansa the Great", "Only Sound Remains" and "Two & Two".

Okay so in total, I thought the decisions they made this year were brilliant, "The Artist" was as you can see with 7 BAFTAS including Best Film, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Original Screenplay, Best Music etc. and of course "The Artist" deserves all those awards and there is no doubt that it's gonna win at the Oscars, I believe it might win all it's nominations. Anyway for the other wins, I was kind of 50/50 on "Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy" but then again when you look at it's competitors that it won against such Best British Film and Best Adapted Screenplay, it's really the best film to win those. But for me honestly I didn't think "Tinker Tailor..." was the brilliant film everyone said it was, as I found it a bit slow. But anyway on to the other winners, of course Meryl Streep had to win for her performance as Maggie Thatcher even though I've still not seen the film, don't think I will to be honest, but obviously I'll route for her cos she's one of the best. I was also happy with Octavia Spencer for winning for "The Help" and Christopher Plummer for "Beginners" as Best Supporting Actress and Actor. I was bit surprised though that "Rango" won for best animated film instead of "Tintin", as I thought "Rango" was okay, I mean it looked stunning but it was clearly no masterpiece. So for the rest of the night, good choice of winners as I said before, also Martin Scorsese won for the BAFTA Fellowship as he deserves too and the legendary John Hurt won for outstanding contribution to British Cinema, plus you had Sir Tom Jones perform "Thunderball" for the 50th Anniversary of James Bond, you can't beat that. But anyway if you wanna leave a comment about the show at the bottom go ahead and now it's time to get ready for the Oscars.







Friday, 10 February 2012

Review: The Muppets



It's time to play the music, it's time to light the lights, it's time to meet the Muppets as they are back on the big screen after their last cinema appearance 11 years ago. In this new adventure written by and starring "How I Met Your Mother" star Jason Segal, the Muppets meet their biggest fan, new Muppet Walter, who after hearing from the evil Tex Richman, played by Chris Cooper, that the old Muppet theatre is being torn down, Walter along with his human brother Gary (Segal) and Gary's girlfriend Mary, played by Amy Adams, go to get Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy, Fozzie Bear, Gonzo, Swedish Chief, Animal, Scooter, god I could go on there's so many of them, anyway they go to get them back together after they've been apart for a long time, to perform a show to save their old theatre. The movie is just gorgeous, a wonderful sense of nostalgia is felt throughout it and just seeing these characters that I've loved since I was a kid, was just pure gold it really was. Great songs, acting, very funny, surprise celebrity cameos and I think you may cry a little bit... I certainly nearly did. Thank god for Jason Segal who wrote the movie and brought the Muppets back on the big screen, I am very proud to give "The Muppets";

4/5-Excellent


Manah, Manah!