Dwayne Johnson has proved himself a (minor) force to be reckoned with both in and out of the WWE square circle. We think he should move in to Hollywood full-time. So in light of that we’ve rounded up ten of his best – or least terrible – film roles he has played over the years from the gritty, nameless action hero in Faster, to the wing-wearing joker in Tooth Fairy. You can’t say he ain’t versatile.
Our newest and goriest column continues with the latest clotted, coagulating thoughts to drip from Duncan Vicat-Brown’s mangled fingertips. This week, he’s heading back into the Abattoir to take a look at the best jump scenes in horror history…
Psychoanalysis has been tormenting society with its uncomfortable conclusions about your mum for the last century. It has had a huge influence on film, giving filmmakers the opportunity to explore the dark dank recesses of the human psyche while still entertaining with vague references to “penis envy” and “momma’s boy”. We here at Best For Film have dedicated our lives to reducing entire film genres, movements and occasionally random objects (like glasses, or zoos) into easy-to-read lists, and as such we have launched a new blog series, starting with this one: Psychoanalysis in 10 Easy Films.
For those that are tired of lining the pockets of faceless, charmless McCinemas, and perhaps would like to watch a movie with other film-lovers – as opposed to throngs of yammering, popcorn-chucking oiks – then an independent cinema is the option you need to be poking your nose into. The UK has a proud history of these fine establishments, but they’re under threat from the evil corporate monsters that shall not be named. This week we look at the Rich Mix in Shoreditch.
Romantic films are the scourge of all that is good and true. But imagine if you could appropriate the romantic, cinematic charisma of XXX or the wit of YYY for your VERY OWN. Osmose our romantic quotes from films into your heart and out of your cheatin’ mouth come Valentine’s Day, and you’re made in the shade. You don’t even have to subject yourself to a rom-com to do it…
Mel Gibson used to be Hollywood’s golden boy. I used to believe everything would turn out okay. Things change, is what I’m trying to say.
You may recall that, in the antique nursery rhyme, Solomon Grundy was married on a Wednesday. We don’t particularly trust anyone who’d get married when they could be seeing FILMS for HALF FREE, to be honest. Plus he never leaves us nice comments. Solomon Grundy is, we must conclude, something of a tosser – if you aren’t, read this lovely blog!
Every film fan loves a good trailer. They can be the highlight of a disappointing cinema outing, and the best way to kill an otherwise dull lunch hour in front of the computer. Whether it’s a titillating teaser trailer or crammed full of split second drama and action, we love a good trailer. But we HATE a bad trailer. Why oh why do they let us in on a film’s biggest secrets and important twists before we’ve had the chance to look away? Here’s a look at some of the best, or rather worst, recent examples.