A tacky manipulative offence? A cynical piece of emotional hack work? A shockingly brazen attempt at cashing in on 2996 dead Americans? If only it was that interesting. Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close is most remarkable for how utterly unengaging it manages to be.
You know what’s great about actors? Sometimes they make a really good film. Then again, sometimes they make a really bad film. And sometimes, just sometimes, the same actor does both within a remarkably short space of time. Join us as we count down the ten actors who’ve flipped the classic/flop switch with incredible speed.
2011 is the year of Gosling – Ryan and his jaw are starring in Crazy, Stupid, Love (“charming” – Caroline), Drive (“pulsing” – Tash) and The Ides of March (‘probably going to be a bit dodge’ – just a guess). If we could have organised a celebratory screening of Fly Away Home we would have done, but until we perfect our microlight a Cheat Sheet will have to do…
Everybody at some point in their life has had a boss so dreadful that, if given the chance, you really would consider subjecting them to some kind of Saw or Final Destination-esque torture. But in movie land we all know that things are always ten times worse. So to mark the release of Horrible Bosses, we are going to count down the absolute WORST bosses in film.
It’s that time of the week again; that ‘we all want to get home but we’ve agreed to write one of these every Friday – quick, someone pop to the shop for some vitriol and poorly conceived opinions!’ time of the week. Facing off this week are the two GIANTS of Best For Film, and they’re tackling perhaps the most pertinent issue of all: was Two Weeks Notice any good?
Having escaped Cemetary Junction and successfully humoured the flashbacks of a fool, Felicity Jones has finally been promoted to lead burger-flipper in this derivative, predictable and utterly charming amalgam of Bridget Jones‘ self-deprecating humour and Notting Hill‘s transatlantic romance.
Important historical events have been grist to Hollywood’s mill for literally thousands of years. But the same old boring battles and speeches by kings are used as plot-fodder time and again. Here are some suggestions for amazing films based on less heralded moments in history.