Let The Right One In director Tomas Alfredson has taken the helm of the new adaptation of The Brothers Lionheart – frankly, we’re just staggered by the fact that not one but two separate studios have wanted to introduce new generations of kids to Astrid Lindgren’s deeply odd classic. The Wikipedia entry for the first film notes, gravely, that it is “softened a bit [from the book] and does not explicitly show the brothers committing suicide”, which probably tells you all you need to know. In dubious celebration of Alfredson’s odd career choices, we’ve collected ten other children’s books that should never have been committed to celluloid.
Have you been known to use your bodacious bootay to get what you want? Do you often declare yourself to be ‘like a god’? Have you ever seen your dead father in the stars and done exactly what ‘he’ told you? Do you sleep a lot? Then this post is for you. You see, for decades now, the Walt Disney Corp. has secretly been presenting real psychological ailments as cutesy personality traits (read: disorders) that should not only be encouraged, but put to catchy tunes complete with a key change. But never fear, BFF is here; from your Stockholm Syndrome to drug dependency, we’ve got the answers FRANK just can’t give you.
Tired of watching your favourite fairytales rehashed on the big screen? With Jack The Giant Killer, 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea and The Hunchback of Notre Dame all in various stages of production, and a Snow White and the Huntsman sequel already announced, it seems there is no sign of the trend abating just yet. With that in mind, we look back at the best and the worst films that this emerging genre so far has to offer.
She’s 13. What have you achieved today?
Titles are important. Think about it; if you were going to eat a chocolate bar, wouldn’t you rather something delicious-sounding like a Caramel rather than a Turd? Of course you would. It’s the same with films, which is why we hate those that give away EVERYTHING in the title. Here are the 10 worst offenders, which we’ve messed with, BFF style…
You thought 2011 was big for film? It aint got nothing on 2012. We present our top 20 films to see in 2012; whether you’re looking for the likes of Spider-Man, Batman, epic quests, romance, aliens, Shakespeare, or Russell Crowe doing some very loud singing, the coming year will have something to delight and/or baffle you.
What do you mean, you haven’t meticulously planned your summer around the amazing film events which are going on all over London? You’re not right, mate. Fortunately, we definitely have organised our getting-burnt-in-the-park sessions so they work around the special screenings we just can’t miss – and if you’re nice, you can peek in our diary.