Attention fans of the cult 80s series – a new trailer has been released for one of this summer’s most anticipated movies. The 20th Century Fox produced affair, eponymously entitled The A-Team, sees a quartet of Iraq War vets trying to clear their name with the U.S. military for a crime they did not commit.
Jessica Biel, of such films as I Now Pronounce You Chuck And Larry, Elizabethtown and Valentine’s Day, has decided that her good girl days are well and truly over. Not only is she starring amongst all the lads in the A-Team, but she’s announced today that she plans to star in a rape-revenge murder flick called – hold onto your pants – Mobgirl. Well, it’s nice to keep things simple, isn’t it?
Valentine’s Day eh? There’s no getting away from the hatred of it. Either you’re not in a relationship and you’re sick of being reminded of the fact, or you are and you’re sick of being reminded that you’re not the lover you should be. It’s lose/lose. And no number of happy cuddly bears are going to change that. Nothing demonstrates this collective bitterness better than the natural reaction to Valentine’s Day – Garry Marshall’s sugar-coated tale of romance and heartbreak.
Hollywood loves drawing on twisted old fables for inspiration, so perhaps it was inevitable that the traditional tale of the Pied Piper and his irresistible music would one day charm its way onto the big screen. However, according to the developers- Persistent Entertainment, Pantry Films and Zenescope Entertainment – the story is getting a serious 21st century kick in the pants.
You wouldn’t think pleasant comedic romps through the English countryside and Jessica Biel would go together, but somehow in this instance they do. Biel shines with charm and charisma, and Kristin Scott Thomas and Colin Firth are equally strong in supporting roles. Easy Virtue, as the title suggests, is a great night’s easy entertainment, a little gem of a comedy that you’re sure to enjoy more than you expected.
As our economy spirals into the abyss of recession with no hope of returning to good health any time soon, everyone is cutting their budget.It’s the perfect time for Hollywood directors to start economising too. Not on film quality, but on choice of protagonists. Where they can’t afford the original A-lister, there’s a number of cheaper alternatives for them to choose from.