After a wobbly start and a second episode so distressing we didn’t even write a blog about it, Sherlock finally gave the fans (apart from those it’s-all-about-the-brolance twerps on Tumblr) what they wanted with last night’s barnstorming episode. We trot across the big/small screen divide to look at some other third instalments that have restored faith in their respective franchises.
The story of a pathological liar who discovers that he has a half-sister and a nephew, People Like Us shows off the gargantuan acting abilities of the entire cast. Charming, genuine and flawed, the sweet and the funny is offset with some odd choices at the start and a pedestrian ending. However sceptical, this heart-warmer will win you over.
With Jack Reacher hitting cinemas this Winter, it’s only right we honor the crazy stunt-monster himself. Say what you like about his personal life, but Tom Cruise is undeniably a fantastic screen presence. Whether you’re watching him mixing drinks (Cocktail) or drinking drinks (The Last Samurai) or demanding drinks (Tropic Thunder) or getting his eyeballs removed (Minority Report), there’s a jolly good reason for everyone to toast our favourite psychopath!
If you have a child today, call it Plutarch Seymour Hoffman. You are commanded.
This Friday heralds the release of Philip Seymour Hoffman’s directorial debut, Jack Goes Boating. In honour of his achievements in the worlds of film and seeming like a nice man, we have decided to take a look back at his career. From bit parts to lead roles, Hoffman has always stood out as a dignified, intelligent actor. Plus, he was in Triple Bogey on a Par Five Hole, only our favourite movie of all time!
There was all kinds of debate about what to call this blog. In the end we decided to keep the name Money shots, if you were expecting something else from a film website then perhaps we could satisfy you (urgh) with this blog on the top 15 visually stunning moments in film from 2000 – 2009.
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!