You know the kind of movie characters that just get on your nerve so badly, you spend a large part of the film wanting to throw acid/lava all over their possibly smirking faces? Well to clarify exactly who deserves that fate, here are the Top Twenty Most Irritating Movie Characters of All Time Part 1!
Having largely dropped the slapstick and pop-culture references for one-off masterpiece How To Train Your Dragon, DreamWorks return to what is ostensibly their comfort zone with Megamind, a post-modern take on a genre previously tapped by rival animation studio Pixar. Mindful of their past mistakes however, Megamind is another animated heavyweight that should have Pixar stand up and take notice.
Everybody knows Christmas is a time for cinema, but this year there aren’t many fresh festive treats being served up. So in the spirit of charity and knowing what it’s like not to want to talk to your family, we’ve scoured the charts for December and found the films most likely to placate your clan for most of the festive season. Did someone say ‘eye-popping CGI and childish plotlines’?
Crimety, the Sherlock Holmes 2 news just keeps on coming. Yesterday we leant (with great learning joy) that Stephen Fry was to take the role of Holmes’s brother Mycroft in the Guy Richie sequel. Today, we have a Moriarty. Mad Men’s Jared Harris has bagged the role of the Sherlock’s arch-nemesis, apparently plucking the part away from the likes of Brad Pitt and Gary Oldman.
Do you have a favourite actor? How about a least favourite? In our semi-regular J’Accuse feature, two of Best For Film’s most opinionated writers go head to head in a no-holds-barred tussle over an actor or film which one thinks is super and the other reckons to be shite. This week: everyone’s favourite couch-jumping superstar, Tom Cruise!