With the news that one of Angie’s sprogs is going to be making a cameo appearance in the upcoming Maleficent, we got thinking about good ol’ nepotism. It’s what enabled Sofia Coppola to get her dirty face all over Godfather 3, introduced Miley Cyrus to the world of fame and singlehandedly brought Rumer Willis’s chin to the attention of paparazzi everywhere. The thing with nepotism, though, is that – despite the fact it works out a lot of the time (see: Angelina Jolie, Jeff Bridges) – sometimes, just sometimes, it spawns people like Jason Connery. Wondering who that is? Then it’s time for you to meet the top ten actors spawned by far more successful parents, and thank your lucky stars that you don’t have a famous mother or father.
It’s a sad fact in life that, sometimes, bad trailers happen to good films. Look at 21 Jump Street for instance; a clever satire of the buddy-cop drama made to look just like… well, just like an actual buddy-cop drama. We’ve decided to hold these trailer crimes accountable and have selected the top 10 worst offenders to be sent before the Best For Film judge…
MY NAME IS INIGO MONTOYA, YOU KILLED MY FATHER, PREPARE oh is it not actually happening? Okay.
If there’s one thing that The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo has given us (and I’m including both the Swedish original and David Fincher’s recent blockbuster when I say this) it’s a new Goth poster-girl for the 21st century. Lisbeth Salander has not only shown the world that girls with ropey piercings and Misfits haircuts are hot, it’s that they can kick ass as well.
You know how it goes. You’re watching a film, possibly with friends if you have them, and an actor pops up. “Oooh him! What was he in?” Debates begin, IMDb is consulted. You find out that this actor was in quite a few films a couple of years ago, and was almost in Massive Moviestar territory, until seemingly it all went wrong. “What happened?” you wonder. We at Best for Film wonder also. Here’s our Top 10 Movie Stars that it Never Quite Happened For.
Is your favourite movie a combination of Stand By Me, The Dead Poets Society, and every John Hughes movie ever made? Ours too. Get a few cans and join us for our latest Friday drinking game in adolescent celebration.
So, The Inbetweeners Movie is finally upon us, relishing in the antics of four teenage boys on holiday. And, what with the success of Twilight and High School Musical lingering in the air like a bad smell, it seems the world has gone crazy for teen flicks. Crazy, obviously, because these new-fangled teen movies can’t ever hold a candle to the likes of Ferris Bueller and The Lost Boys. Join us as we count down our fave ever pubescent movies of all time…
Nightmare Movies: Horror On Screen Since the 1960s is the third edition in what has come to be regarded as a “true classic of cult film criticism”. Published in 1985, the original Nightmare Movies was an essential guide to contemporary horror, and, twenty years later, the newest edition is just as indispensible for today’s discerning horror enthusiast.