Ariel Vromen’s The Iceman sets out to chill and certainly succeeds. It is nothing but cold throughout, and I’m not just referring to Michael Shannon’s relentless, deadpan stare and unfeeling eyes. Genre fans will find a lot to love here.
Although we have been faced with many films documenting the world of internet sex predators and their victims, Ross from Friends a.k.a David Schwimmer clearly felt that making another one was the right way to go for his second major movie directorial. Expect a lot of look away moments.
Originally broadcast as a TV special on NBC in the states, Merry Madagascar is about as shameless as it gets in the long line of trying to cash in on Christmas. It seems clear that some exec, sitting in an artfully underfurnished office somewhere in Los Angeles, simply looked at a balance sheet and saw that Madagascar 2: Escape to Africa had done quite well.
They’ll be there for you… all ten seasons of them in one handy collection. Although it’s been 4 years since the final episode of Friends aired, there seems to be no end in sight for the popularity of this cultural phenomenon. And to be honest, we can see why. Brilliant writing, characters you can’t help but fall in love with, and a theme tune that somehow never gets annoying. Even now it’s a great Christmas present, and we’ll probably be saying the same thing next year.