The almighty Bruce Campbell – star of such epics as the Evil Dead trilogy, Bubba Ho-Tep and, um, Xena: Warrior Princess, is set to star in a sequel to his 2007 Indie cult classic My Name is Bruce, where the charismatic Campbell plays a warped version of himself.
Denzel Washington crashes onto DVD with the remake of the 1974 Taking of Pelham 123, also starring John Travolta in another of his couldn’t-care-less villain roles. What happened, John? You used to be cool, and you ain’t gonna get another gig like Pulp Fiction anytime soon. Sort it out. And lose some weight.
After the stunner that was Spider-Man 2 (in our humble opinion one of the best superhero films ever made), Spidey 3 certainly had a weight of expectation against it. And unfortunately, it’s not really the send-off the franchise – not the mention the considerable talents of Maguire, Dunst, Raimi et al – deserved.
The winners of the 2010 Golden Globes are in! There’s some die-hard predictability but also a couple of surprises here. We won’t tell you what got what, but there’s mentions here for Avatar, Precious, Inglourious Basterds and Up, with Meryl Streep, Sandra Bullock and Robert Downey Jr all walking away with a brand new bit of tinsel for their mantelpieces.
From the writers of Sexy Beast comes 44 Inch Chest, a new Brit gangster flick starring Ray Winstone, Ian McShane and John Hurt. It’s the story of Col, a cuckolded mob who gathers his friends together to take revenge on his wife’s French lover. But with the loss of his wife imminent, Col starts to reassess his life, suddenly unsure of the abject masculinity he’s surrounded himself with all his life.
Michel Hazanavicius’ sequel to the French hit Nest of Spies, OSS 117: Lost in Rio is a lame, laugh-free excuse for satire. Taking its cue from offensive stereotyping and an inability to decide if it’s screwball or satire, Jean Dujarin’s secret agent neither tickles your funny bone or provides action-based thrills.
Released on the 22nd January, A Prophet is the next film from the multi award winning French director Jacques Audiard, whose 2005 The Beat That My Heart Skipped earned a gritty, world-weary place in the hearts of critics and audiences alike. A Prophet looks set to do the same, so make sure this is one you check out.
From Brit-grit gangsters in 44 Inch Chest to hard-hitting drama in Brothers, Best For Film looks at all the upcoming releases and lets you know what’s worth the price of admission. Also up this month we’ve got the hotly anticipated crime drama A Prophet, rom-coms from Sandra Bullock, The Book of Eli, Up in the Air and heist action in Armored.
Green Lantern villain announced! It’s Hector Hammond, played by Jarhead actor Peter Sarsgaard. Mutated by a strange meteorite into a mute telepathic psycho with a massive head, Hammond is set to encounter Ryan Reynold’s Hal Jordan when filming begins this March.
After the mammoth critical and commercial success of No Country For Old Men, it was perhaps inevitable Hollywood would turn to Cormac McCarthy’s next book and hope the success can be repeated. But brothers Joen and Ethan Coen, who produced and directed No Country, are very special filmmakers indeed. Could The Proposition director John Hillcoat turn McCarthy’s Pulitzer Prize-winning The Road into another multi-Oscar winner?