You know how it goes. You’re watching a film, possibly with friends if you have them, and an actor pops up. “Oooh him! What was he in?” Debates begin, IMDb is consulted. You find out that this actor was in quite a few films a couple of years ago, and was almost in Massive Moviestar territory, until seemingly it all went wrong. “What happened?” you wonder. We at Best for Film wonder also. Here’s our Top 10 Movie Stars that it Never Quite Happened For.
Did you hear that The Inbetweeners is getting a sequel, despite the boys saying that making a second movie would kill the franchise? We wonder what changed their minds? Could it be that they found a unique and different story to tell us about Jay, Will, Simon and Neil? No. It’s because they know it’ll make them a LOT of money and they want to milk this cash cow for all it’s worth. To celebrate this money-grabbing attitude, here are our top ten cash cows of cinema…
Coming-of-age sex thriller sci-fi comedy horror [insert genres here ad infinitum] Kaboom is a chronic mess, taking the seeds of two or three respectable films and frantically ramming them together until ninety minutes of contrived teenagery garbage squirt out the middle and leave a stain on your cardy. Avoid.
Though they may be loathed by sixth formers attempting their always-boring ‘minimalist’ plays, props are undoubtedly the bread and butter of popular film. A chance for character development, plot development, or simple comedic value, props can provide allegory and nuance in a way that Hayden Christensen, say, cannot. Here we give a rundown on film’s most memorable props, from the Star Wars light sabre to Herbie the VW Beetle.
As the 54th BFI London Film Festival draws to a close, we had the pleasure of escaping into the Californian sunshine for two hours of a dreary Monday morning – only to discover that there’s just as much heartache sloshing around LA as there is here at Best For Film Towers. We might, in fact, even have less, because none of us were conceived through sperm donation and brought up by Annette Bening and Julianne Moore. Relatively unexperienced directrice Lisa Cholodenko presents a well-balanced and decidedly grownup drama which also manages to be deliciously funny.