We hate it when you wander into a movie expecting one thing from the title and being delivered something else entirely. Remember how disappointed everyone was to discover The Godfather wasn’t a sweet, wholesome family drama? Exactly. Here’s five movies that should have stuck to their literal plots…
With Reagan’s biographers being all whiney about The Butler, and Naomi Watts apparently convinced that Princess Di’s been looking down on Watts as she plays her, thinking “Ooh, yes, lovely work there, Naomi,” we thought it was a good time to consider the nature of the biopic. Then we got a bit overwhelmed and decided to just harp on about a few that, for some reason or another, stood out to us.
Do you know what the world doesn’t have enough of? Passionate love letters to eleven-year-old sci-fi films, that’s what! Long-term BFFer Harry Harris sent us this blog at half one in the morning, which probably means he wrote it drunk – still, when you’re talking about the finest film to ever star Tom Cruise and some futuristic mittens there’s no other way to work. We present his very personal tribute to Minority Report.
The tiny splash of colour in Spielberg’s award-winning Holocaust film was left TRAUMATISED when she watched it for the first time…
LIAM NEESON IS A PROPER ACTOR, aint he? We know it, we know it in our heart of hearts. And yet, if we’re honest, it’s been a long road since the jolly old days of Schindler’s List. Can we forgive an Irish scamp The Next Three Days? Wrath Of The Titans? Attack Of The Clones? And more importantly, d’ya think Helen Mirren ever got over him dumping her? Oh that’s right, we’re getting to the proper stuff, it must be CHEAT SHEET O’CLOCK.
Coriolanus is out! It hasn’t been nominated for any Oscars (because it was released too late, but let’s not split hairs)! Ralph Fiennes is on the warpath (probably)! And just think what a man who takes Auschwitz in his stride would do to you if you bumped into him and mispronounced his name? READ THIS CHEAT SHEET QUICKLY, BEFORE IT’S TOO LATE!
In the immortal words of Noddy Holder, “IT’S CHRIIISSSSSTTTMAAAAASSS!!”. Well, not quite yet. But it is the first day of December today (we don’t miss a trick here at BFF). And to celebrate, we bring you the top ten films that sound as though they should be about Christmas but really, really aren’t. Luckily, we’ve reinvented all these titles to make them more palatable this Yule.