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.
Sorry, Robert Downey Jr., we went for the other guy with a ludicrously high number of syllables in his name
Young and talented eh? Damn them.
First adapted from Michael Morpurgo’s book into a play by Nick Stafford, the story of War Horse has now been set loose on cinema audiences in Steven Spielberg’s latest epic. Having divided critics upon its release, we decide to make like a horse and canter towards a sunny meadow of consensus. And clover.
Did you know Benedict Cumberbatch spent a year teaching English to Tibetan monks? That he sent himself on a secret mission to Morocco in order to prepare for his role in Tinker Tailor? That his air miles must be stacking up by now? Cheat Sheet! Sherlock Cheat Sheet! Is this pure indulgence? Yes. But he shouts a bit in War Horse, so that counts as relevance.
War Horse is out – it’s time to get pissed and watch films about war! And horses! And horses in war! But if there’s one thing war horses love, it’s rules; rules like ‘every horse gets a sugar cube after a hard day’s war’ and ‘no matter how long the war goes on, don’t eat your horse’. If you need some horse/war-related rules, you’ve come to the right place.