Back to the gritty, urban milieu of earlier films such as Get Carter, Michael Caine delivers an uncompromising and sympathetic performance in Harry Brown, a dark and violent revenge thriller. But where the performances stand out, some of the politics in the film fare less well. Read on to find out what we thought of Michael Caine blowing off more than just doors.
There are some things in life that you hype up to such a ridiculous extent, there’s no way they’re going to live up to your expectations. The media frenzy surrounding New Moon ensured there was very little chance it would live up to expectations, and surprise, surprise, it doesn’t. Golden Compass director Chris Weitz places the film squarely in cheesy superhero blockbuster territory with exaggerated special effects and embarrassingly corny love scenes. The only bright spot on the horizon is newcomer Taylor Lautner, who brings a surprising amount of warmth and likeability to the role of Jacob Black.
“Mirror Mirror on the wall, who is the fairest of them all?” It’s still Snow White of course. The infamous pasty princess of Disney is back in the 2009 digitally..
Presumably, you only went along to the first Night at the Museum to keep the kids quiet for a couple of hours, but you might have found yourself pleasantly surprised. Not so this sequel, with its muddled plot, tired-looking effects and idiotic slapstick humour. Amy Adams, as a gleeful Amelia Earhart, and Hank Azaria, as an evil pharaoh, provide brief moments of entertainment. But they’re not enough to save this shameless commercial cash-in from languishing in the sequel bad place.
A dog is a man’s best friend. Where Marley is concerned however, a dog can also be a man’s worst enemy! In this pet-themed sob story about a family and..
We love George Clooney. If there was ever a man who looked like he could build a log cabin using wood he chopped himself, mixing a martini at the same time, while wearing a tux with a perfectly crafted bow tie it’s him. Seriously, which other actor could come back from the horror that was Batman & Robin to be one of Hollywood’s leading men? And if you don’t think that’s impressive, go ask Val Kilmer how life is treating him post Bruce Wayne duty. So when we settled into our cinema seat to watch his new film The Men Who Stare at Goats, we knew we were in for a treat.
Once again we join Manny the mammoth (Ray Romano), Sid the sloth (Jon Leguizamo), Diego the sabre tooth tiger (Denis Leary) and Manny’s wife Ellie (Queen Latifah) in a new..
A pentagon scrawled in still-warm blood drips on the wall of an abandoned cathedral; demonic prayers are heard as chilling whispers in the night as the Dark Lord is praised. What we feared has come to pass: The Satan Buddies have returned. Oh, wait a mo…
It seems today that all you see is perpetual repeats of this on BBC Three. Lucky there’s a new DVD box set out then, eh?
HMV prepares its private army of security guards and riot-proofs all windows and doors in preparation for the rabid mob intent on getting their slavering, blood-caked hands on a copy of the Brothers and Sisters Season Three box set.