Thanks to Pierce Brosnan’s latest film role in the Sarah Jessica Parker movie I Don’t Know How She Does It we’ve been shaken and stirred into thinking that we’ve misjudged him as an action hero all these years. Is everybody ready to play our very own BFF version of Where’s Our Wally…?
As the Harry Potter novels devoured increasing chunks of woodland in its pursuit of pages, the film series somehow managed to rein itself in despite the books’ increasingly labyrinthine plot arcs. In an attempt to highlight the best scenes lost in translation (that is, not even filmed as DVD extras), here is a (potentially spoilerific) list of moments you might have missed.
Percy Jackson and The Lightning Thief juxtaposes the battle of the Gods on Mount Olympus and the exploits of a teenage boy destined for greatness, based on the first of five books by Rick Riordan. Echoes of Harry Potter are uncomfortably palpable, but Percy at least offers significantly more laughs than the first outing of the earnest Brit wizard.
My Name is Khan has become Bollywood’s most successful box office opener in the UK, grossing more than £936,000 since opening last Friday. It’s landed at number six in the box office, just below other new releases Valentine’s Day, Percy Jackson And The Lightning Thief and The Wolfman. And it’s not just here that the film is having a big impact, it also took $2.3 million in the US over the four-day holiday weekend.
It’s always nice to stay ahead of the curve, if only so you can feel unneccessarily smug in front of friends and loved ones. With this in mind Best For Film brings you what you need to know about next week’s film releases. Have a read, plan your week accordingly, and practice that lovely self-satified smile we all love you for…
Stop us if you’ve heard this one before. A young boy discovers that he is the offspring of powerful parents (they always are) and a greater destiny awaits him (it always does). So he travels to be trained in the ways of the hero and then confronts much stronger and deadlier foes than any young boy should and emerges victorious (in no small part two his two companions a clever yet vulnerable girl and a cowardly yet loyal boy. No we’re not talking about Harry Potter and the One With the Spells, we are talking about Percy Jackson & the Lightning Thief
Before you all start huffing and puffing and weeping and setting things on fire, just calm down a second. This isn’t so much news as it is speculation. It has emerged today that Percy Jackson aka Logan Lurman has begun “talks” with Spidey producers Columbia Pictures. Word on the street is that he’s being considered for the main role in the Spiderman reboot. And we all know what you’re thinking. Who in bananas is Logan Lurman?