Bruce Willis waves goodbye to integrity and for some reason takes on a very minor, very pointless role in Fire With Fire – the type of film you make do with on a Friday night when nothing else is on, or get recommended after having watched Cop Out (mistakenly) on Netflix. While there are some decent performances, the majority of the action – along with the film – is forgettable.
The latest fairy tale movie-on-the-block is Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters; a gory, mindless re-telling and continuation of the Grimm brothers’ original folk tale. Strangely, it can never quite work out if it’s written for adults or children, incorporating a dull and simplistic script with a random splattering of heavy cursing and limbs being ripped apart from bodies. It’s an odd one, Hansel and Gretel may be at its best during the action but it’s still all thoughtless and long-winded.
TOMORROW, they’re out TOMORROW! Ha, they’re not.
After trying and failing every week for the last two months, our very own Carlotta Eden has finally managed to stop fantasising about Eli Roth and write her long-awaited Best For Film’s Favourite Flicks blog. But will her love for Alejandro González Iñárritu’s Oscar-nominated drama Amores Perros win you over? There’s only one way to find out… and before you ask, it isn’t ‘make our dogs fight to the death over it whilst listening to gnarly Mexican rap’.
Already tipped to sweep next year’s Oscars. CAN WE TALK ABOUT SOMETHING ELSE PLEASE.
The follow-up to A Turtle’s Tale: Sammy’s Adventures, Sammy’s Great Escape once again unites long-time turtle pals Sammy and Ray – this time in an attempt to find their way home after they’re captured by poachers and shipped off to a fancy aquarium. Aimed at a very young audience, parents and those old enough to hold a decent conversation will struggle to find Sammy’s Great Escape anything but tedious. It’s a pleasant enough film if you’re 6 years old, but that’s literally it.