It’s no big news that Hollywood loves an unoriginal idea. Sequels, prequels, reboots, remakes – if it’s already made money, it’s going to make more. The latest Tinseltown news to set your eyeballs rolling is that we can now expect a 4th instalment from the Beverly Hills Cop series. It’s been 10 years since Eddie Murphy’s trash talking cop has graced our screens. The franchise is the pinnacle of 80s nostalgia – and that’s probably where it should remain.
With the take off of Denzel Washington’s Flight this week, we at BFF decided to celebrate the best films to feature the airborne mode of transport. Below is a list of our top 10 favourite plane movies. Ensure your seatbelts and fastened and that your tray tables are sealed correctly, and quickly check that you are neither beside nor near any young children or deranged lovers in the middle of a tiff and enjoy.
With Slade, Wizzard, and bloody Bob Geldof dominating the office playlist, and the rivers of mulled wine flowing at previously unprecedented levels, at Best For Film Christmas is definitely upon us. Every family has their own take on the Christmas traditions. Charades or the Queen’s Speech? Presents before or after lunch? Turkey and sprouts at lunchtime or at dinner? But one tradition that we know remains the same in all households is the Christmas film. In honour of this cinematic contribution to the festival of merriment, we have for your delectation: The Christmas Film Drinking Game. ‘Tis the season to be jolly well drunk.
You wake up one morning, only to discover that your parents have abandoned you in the homestead to fend for yourself. And at Christmastime no less! What now? If you were Kevin McAllister, you’d fearlessly defend yourself and your domicile against the invading hordes. But you’re not, so crack open mama’s special Grand Marnier and drink until your retinas detach.
Everyone loves a villain – more fun to play, watch and steal quotes from than any floppy-haired namby-pamby good guy, and usually prettier to boot. It’s such a shame they always seem to end up getting shot/stabbed/thrown off buildings/drowned/burnt by hot doorknobs (damn you, Kevin McCallister), so we thought we’d round up some of our favourites for a Who’s Who of all the bad guys that really should have won.
Jalmari Helander announces plans for his next shake up of the traditional Christmas movie formula
You can um and ah about what to order for your viewing pleasure this Christmas, but there really is only one list – and we’ve got it. You can thank us later, for now; grab a fresh piece of paper, get your stocking ready and pray you’ve been good this year. Santa is on red-alert for the ultimate Christmas wish-list.
There’s a lot to worry about when it comes to the delicate, supple young minds of our children. But rather than bubblewrapping the family computer and locking the shed, maybe we should look a bit deeper into what kids films tell our children about life. We’ve examined (in great, hasty detail) the classic films kids love to watch and we must say, the results are urine-inducing…