A cluster of explosions and a lot of macho male bonding makes the fifth Die Hard film, A Good Day To Die Hard, look like the perfect addition to an extremely successful franchise. But thanks to director John Moore and writer Skip Woods, this is a forgettable addition to in a long line of hitherto legendary action films, doomed to disappoint fans and numb newcomers to the films accordingly.
Christmas is getting closer and closer, and our 12 Days of Christmas blogs are getting better and better. Today we present Best For Film’s Top 4 Calling Birds, and we’ve really stretched the boundaries of definition to bring you some interesting presents. We’ve also fallen upon a rather fun theme for our choices, and that theme is Death. ENJOY!
Musical drama from writer of Rock Of Ages picks up a odd mix for its leads
No-one’s saying that video games have surpassed Hollywood’s best efforts *cough*, but a few years ago we were gifted a look at cinema-as-game and the result was eye-watering in its glory. It’s time for Best For Film’s Favourite Flicks, and we’re making a case for Crank as the greatest action film of the modern era. All because it’s really a video game.
The trailer for Jason Statham as psychotic gangster Parker breaks no new ground, but what do we care? We’re philistines. Just give us more Statham!
Back to deliver yet more gratuitous violence, outrageous plot twists and dreadful puns, Sylvester Stallone and his team have got another job, and this time they’re joined by Chuck Norris and Jean-Claude Van Damme. Subtle nuances and character development there is not, but The Expendables 2 knows exactly what it is and it delivers. Sure, the lines are literally made of cheese, but what’s not to love about a bunch of good old fashioned action heroes doing what they do best?
Cats the world over breathe a sigh of relief as Curiosity lands on Mars. What will the NASA rover tell us? What will it find? Dust? Martians? The tattered remains of John Carpenter’s dignity? We humans had a real thing for the fourth rock from the Sun in the late 90s, ushering in a host of dreadful films about Mars whose Wikipedia blurbs end with ‘a critical and commercial failure’.