Director : Edward Hall : Stars : Dan Stevens, Isla Fisher, Leslie Mann : Blithe Spirit is lighthearted, afternoon movie watching fun with Stevens & Fisher fitting straight into Noël Coward’s majestic narrative : it may not be as good as David Lean’s 1945 classic but I still giggled & then swooned over Leslie Mann’s Elvira & adored those beautiful sets !! ★★★½
Director : Paul Greengrass : Stars : Tom Hanks, Helena Zengel : If not a little restraint Greengrass injects energy, character building, an intriguing story and a heartwarming finale into his latest picture News of the World : I must admit a longer runtime would have been nice but what an exceptional slice of filmmaking that I enjoyed immensely ★★★★
Director : J Blakeson : Stars : Rosamund Pike, Peter Dinklage, Dianne Wiest, Eiza González, Chris Messina, Macon Blair : I Care a Lot is a deliciously EVIL yet fabulously FUN ride with an ice cold performance by Rosamund, a mesmerizing display by Dianne, a wickedly dark & mysterious turn by Peter and thank goodness for Macon Blair and a little thing called Karma : Enjoyed !! ★★★½
Director : Mike P. Nelson : Stars : Charlotte Vega, Adain Bradley, Emma Dumont, Dylan McTee : Really impressed with this new take on the Wrong Turn franchise : this is not just your backward town folk canabilistic slasher movie, this one has so much more going on with filmmaker Mike Nelson and his fresh young cast taking you there : also that wet your pants finale brough a big smile to my face ★★★½
Director : Stephen Durham : Stars : Ellen Hollman, Matt Passmore : it’s not the story, the location, it’s cheesy at times dialogue or indeed Matt Passmore that gives Army of One it’s undoubted B-Movie appeal, it’s Spartacus star Ellen Hollman that drives this action movie all the way to movie fundom, she’s dynamite and for 90mins you enjoy watching her character kicking ass and administering her own brand of justice ★★★½
A fragile young woman, who has tried to escape her dark past, returns to the family’s estate for a funeral. She must relive her previous traumas and confront the true source of her family’s guilt – With flashes of Kubrick and Argento Christian Neuman’s directorial debut is one of the BEST psychological horror movies for many a year, from it’s unravelling story that untangles the deeper you get, it’s giddy inducing camera work to it’s sumptuous use of color SKIN WALKER is a must watch, a film that will sit comfortably amongst my favorite movies of 2020 with a phenomenal performance by Amber Anderson who takes us on a ride through the broken and disturbed mind of human emotion : also great to see horror veteran Udo Kier giving us another creepy turn and hat’s off to Ferreira Virginia for her terrific costume design’s that fit so well in Neuman’s haunting landscape : So if your after a well written, spine-tingling Film Night then I’d highly recomend Skin Walker my words don’t do this movie justice… it’s that good ★★★★½
I must admit I was not a fan of Jean-François Richet‘s miserable remake of Carpenter’s moody, epic Assault on Precinct 13 but that I can now forgive after watching his latest thriller Blood Father that stars Mel Gibson playing an ex-con who reconnects with his estranged daughter and kicks some ass in the process – Gibson looks great, he has obviously bulked up, his skin looks weather beaten looking every bit the menacing no-nonsense ex-con the role required, nobody plays mean, angry, gun tooting, revenge shooting better than this snarly Aussie, like most great film stars you can’t help but admire his work and in Blood Father this is Gibson firing at his absolute best – but this is not a one man show, on screen Gibson’s backed up nicely by Erin Moriarty an exciting young actress who plays his daughter in the film & the talented William H Macy who delivers a sound performance playing his sponsor & friend – so whether your a fan of Mel Gibson or not (and I most certainly am) Blood Father is one helluva movie, it’s fast paced action, sumptuous cinematography and it’s 80s style one liners has already catapulted this thrill ride into one of my favorite movies of the year….
Here’s a couple of new stills, two new posters and the latest trailer for Will Smith’s FOCUS that also stars that gorgeous Aussie Margot Robbie (The Wolf of Wall Street) and Longmire’s Robert Taylor – the film is directed by Glenn Ficarra and John Requa who brought us the 2011 comedy drama Crazy, Stupid, Love
“Will Smith stars as Nicky, a seasoned master of misdirection who becomes romantically involved with novice con artist Jess (Margot Robbie). As he’s teaching her the tricks of the trade, she gets too close for comfort and he abruptly breaks it off. Three years later, the former flame now an accomplished femme fatale shows up in Buenos Aires in the middle of the high stakes race car circuit. In the midst of Nicky’s latest, very dangerous scheme, she throws his plans for a loop and the consummate con man off his game”
This movie looks a blast – dubbed as Raging Bull vs Rocky – A pair of retired, aging boxing rivals are coaxed out of retirement to fight one last time — 30 years after their last match – here’s a group of retro style movie posters for Sylvester Stallone & Robert De Niro’s latest – Boxing Comedy GRUDGE MATCH…. Enjoy!!
Stallone & De Niro reunite after appearing together in 1997’s Cop Land – Peter Segal (Nutty Professor II: The Klumps & Anger Management) is on directing duties….
GRUDGE MATCH opens of Christmas Day stateside and 24th January in the UK
Jason Reitman’s last two movies behind the camera have been top draw – 2009’s Up in the Air and 2011’s Young Adult
Next up Labor Day starring Kate Winslet, Josh Brolin and Tobey Maguire – the film open’s late January and early Feb – here’s the trailer… enjoy