Killing implies blood, death, murder. Slaying implies bunnies, candy-floss and cuddles, apparently.
Everyone loves Stanley Tucci. You know him, he’s the little bald chap in The Devil Wears Prada. And the little bald chap in Julie & Julia. And the little bald chap in Burlesque. And the not-bald paedophile in The Lovely Bones. See? That’s how good an actor he is – sometimes he acts HAVING HAIR. He’s not actually gay, either. Feeling ignorant? Come inside…
As the financial crisis looms, one firm has to make the toughest of calls in this excellent fiscal drama. Margin Call has got the right cast, the right script and the right message to become a classic. The only villain here is the capitalist system itself; something no protagonist can overcome because “the money’s too good.”
The Marvel juggernaut continues to gather pace with Captain America, its latest multi-million dollar trailer for The Avengers. Whilst this WWII epic may not have the unselfconscious clobbering grace of Thor, it delivers its payload of explosive entertainment with just enough jingoism to make you feel dirty. Rollicking good fun.