What do you mean you were more into The Waltons?
There’s no denying that the ‘size zero’ culture has taken over the entertainment industry, and there is now an increasingly huge amount of pressure on film and TV stars to conform to Hollywood’s idea of perfection. But that idea is changing all the time – skinny was in, then curvy was in and now they just can’t make up their minds.
At one point, drug smuggler Howard Marks was believed to control ten percent of the world trade in hashish. Following a long spell in jail, he wrote a best-selling memoir of his experiences as a twentieth-century pirate – and as if he needed to seem more devil-may-care and elegantly weathered, he’s now being played by legendary waster Rhys Ifans. Mr Nice is enormous fun that you don’t even need to be stoned to enjoy.
You know what you’re in for when you pick up Pineapple Express at the DVD store. It’s a typically zany outing featuring Seth Rogen in his usual sarcastic misfit role, but the boy does it well – this time he’s on the run with his pot dealer after the two accidentally witness a drug ring murder. Sounds serious, but don’t worry, it’s actually far from it – Rogen pushes the boundaries of the ridiculous to extreme degrees in his chuckleworthy screenplay.
127 Hours is Danny “Slumdog Millionaire” Boyle’s new film, based on the inspirational true story of Aaron Ralston – a mountaineer who lost his arm in an accident whilst climbing..
In the age of Ron Burgundy, 40 Year Old Virgins, epic Hangovers and Funny People, it seems everyone is falling back in love with friendship. But how much can we really trust these young scallywags and their adventures? We fear for the hearts and minds of men everywhere…