When the trailer for Last Vegas landed back in May, the serried ranks of Best For Film were united in their belief that Jon Turtletaub’s latest would be unforgivably awful. We were wrong. Predictable, underwritten and derivative, there’s certainly nothing very special about Last Vegas – but it’s a perfectly harmless film. If your grandma…
“You’re not Bosnian, you’re that guy from the massage parlour!”
It’s like staring into an abyss filled with old men.
Can you believe that there’s only 6 days until Christmas!? Let us commiserate at the implacable march of time by considering our top 8 maids a-milking. There’s a lot of fertile subject matter here, but it’s become a little tribute to some of the most important themes of Christmas – family, togetherness, the sacrifices of a loving mother, baby Jesus and… um… Joe Pesci? Whatever. Milky maids. Let’s do it.
Romantic comedies have become such a chore to watch, such a cold, damp and schmaltzy mire to wade through these days that many of us imagine the prospect of yet another Love, Actually knock-off with complete dread. Enter Silver Linings Playbook, a story about two bi-polar personalities trying to pick up the shattered pieces of their lives. It’s romantic, it’s witty, and it’ll charm the pants right off you.
Whaddya mean we’re funny? No, no, whaddya mean we’re funny? Are we here to amuse you!? Well yes we are! It must be yet another of Best For Film’s Favourite Flicks, because we’re about to gush all over Scorsese’s 1990 masterpiece. Jersey Shore, eat your heart out.