This month sees the release of Thatcher-fest The Iron Lady, much to the chagrin of David Cameron, and rather than being what we all want it to be – a cross between Robert Downey Jr. in Iron Man and Ted Hughes’ not-quite-as-good-as-Iron-Giant-but-still-pretty-good The Iron Woman – it is, in fact, another boring, by the numbers, Oscar hounding biopic, no different to any that have come before. Sigh, does the biopic genre show that the film industry is running out of ideas?
She’s a funny lady, isn’t she?
Rom-coms don’t get a great rep these days do they? Understandably, we like it when a good one comes along. Be prepared for your fondness for Emma Stone to turn into full-fledged obsession. Girls want to be her, boys want to take her home, have a chat, and then ask her tentatively to be their girlfriend.
If Megan Fox says it, it must be the truth.
This week, Adam Sandler emerged as the third highest-paid actor in the world for 2010/11. One of our faithful team of word-wranglers rejoiced at this news, whilst the other bit a copy of You Don’t Mess with the Zohan in half. Guess which was which? It’s time to Face/Off…
It’s summer, the kids are bored and the grown-ups are too warm for Twister – it’s time for family cinema gold. Why not bring out yet another movie in which animals can talk, couple it with a lack-lustre storyline, and a mish-mash of actors. Cook it for about a year, let it cool for a month and what are we left with? Zookeeper.
The twist is that they’re all gay.
A joyful, life-affirming bromance that reminds us that quality comedy can be more than just blokes in bad shirts sitting in some chairs, Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara should have Apatow types quaking in their unimaginative Converses. Skillfully constructed, beautifully played and face-smackingly ambitious, there’s basically nothing not to like about this achingly decadent Bollywood road movie. Unless you hate spontaneous flamenco, in which case you’re probably dead inside.
Turns out once you’ve proved you can make shit loads of cash you can pretty much do anything.