Following hard-on from the news of the Pope’s resignation from the see of St Peter, we at BFF Towers got to thinking about some other epic resignations that have found their way onto our screens over the years. Eclectically scouring the realms of both television and cinema, we’ve come up with a Top 10 that could fuel the firing of any popemobile. Enjoy.
Apparently nabbing starring roles in critically acclaimed films doesn’t do a lot for your self worth.
Dexter Fletcher’s sensational directorial debut is a gangster film with almost no gangstering in it. Featuring a meticulously well-crafted cast, an engaging story, a script which is by turns heartbreaking and hilarious and a totally believable central performance, this film couldn’t be less like Guy Ritchie’s nonsensical oeuvre if it managed to sustain a relationship with Madonna. Superb.
Helming the spectacular disaster The Invention of Lying and mixed bag Cemetery Junction certainly hasn’t put Ricky Gervais off the big screen. The man most famous for creating The Office and Extras has hinted at his next cinematic project – a film version of his most recent TV offering, Life’s Too Short.
In the nine years since The Office first appeared on out TV screens, way back in 2001, Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant have become household names and international superstars. The Office has spawned numerous foreign versions (The American version is currently on its sixth season) and their follow-up sitcom Extras went on to be just as successful. That’s not to mention all the radio shows, podcasts and stand-up shows the pair have done between them. So it’s safe to say there’s a fair old expectation surrounding Cemetery Junction, Gervais and Merchant’s first feature film. But is it any good?
The title alone is enough to have even those with the stoniest of hearts weeping with pure, desperate joy. What might just be the greatest movie of our time, Hot Tub Time Machine, has released another trailer, and by thunder, our greatest expectations were not disappointed.