Marvel’s latest action film franchise, set in the same universe as The Avengers, starts off as far more quirky and raggedy than their usual offerings. Action packed and full of snappy one liners though it may be, it is not a superhero movie as such and has a very different feel to any of the other recent releases.
From the premise of Michael Fassbender (famous for playing Magneto in the new X Men films and creepy android, David, in Prometheus) in a big papier-mache head making weird music in the middle of the countryside in Ireland, you may think that this film does not sound promising. If you think that, then you are so wrong.
August: Osage County has an all star cast including Julia Roberts, Meryl Streep, Ewan McGregor and Chris Cooper. The film is an adaptation of the award-winning play and was adapted for the screen by Tracy Letts himself.
The nominations for BAFTAs have been announced and quite a few very good films look under represented such as Pacific Rim, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, Frozen and the Wolf of Wall Street. Here are a few of the most noted films up for this year’s BAFTA awards.
You only need to read the synopsis for Joshua Oppenheimer’s latest documentary The Act of Killing to understand the hype. The director – known for his experimental non-fiction feature The Entire History of the Louisiana Purchase – has brought documentary film-making into the realm of fiction by asking his subjects to recreate acts of their past on camera. But the intrigue doesn’t end there. Oppenheimer’s subjects are former leaders of an Indonesian death squad who recreate their murderous rampages in different film genres.
Is there a role Leonardo DiCaprio won’t take? Since the birth of his career, DiCaprio has gone from pretty-boy heartthrob to slightly tougher-looking leading man through to whatever it is he’s doing currently: taking every role under the sun. Read the rest of this entry »
Brad Pitt and his production company have waged an epic battle to get his zombie-war blockbuster World War Z off the ground. Now after years of monstrous production cock-ups, crew resignations, weapons seizures and budget escalations, the beast is about to be unleashed. Read the rest of this entry »
Two of the most romantic films of all time are set to become part of a trilogy with the release of Before Midnight, a follow-up to Before Sunrise and Before Sunset. It will be Richard Linklater’s third film about the fleeting romance of Jesse and Celine, played by Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy. Read the rest of this entry »
Hollywood is always remaking what it shouldn’t. Rather than tackle films that had great potential but just couldn’t quite get there, they focus all of their attention of films that were amazing, had a cult following and don’t want to see it reborn as a 3D blockbuster starring Kristen Stewart or Zac Efron.