Good news, folks, we are in for more Human Centipede clogging up our cultural toilet!
The Woman in Black haunts Exotic Hotels and Safe Houses.
Apologies for the delay, technical issues got in the way, we will be returning to the regular Wednesday time next week.
There's still over 9 months to wait for The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey to hit our cinema screens but we can all take a brief trip to Middle Earth thanks to Peter Jackson's latest production video.
Nicolas Winding Refn's Drive was conspicuous by its relative absence at last Sunday's Academy Awards. Staggeringly only nominated for one gong despite being a stand-out feature of 2011, this apparent Academy snub was also extended to its Canadian star, Ryan Gosling.
In a year in which the actor had appeared in a number of critically lauded pictures (with The Ides of March and Crazy, Stupid, Love also doing well), Gosling's 2011 was impressive, but (like Michael Fassbender's equally bumper year) apparently not impressive enough.
This week, there emerged a first image from Refn and Gosling's next venture together, Only God Forgives. A Thailand-set crime thriller also starring Kristin Scott Thomas and Vithaya Pansringarm, it looks set to equal and perhaps even surpass Drive in terms of out-and-out violence.
There’s mixed news on the Muppet front of late. On the plus side, a sequel has been confirmed with both director James Bobin and co-writer Nicholas Stoller back on board to help bring another heart warming Muppet tale to the big screen. On the down side though, star and co-writer Jason Segal will unfortunately not be able to help write the screenplay this time around.
Hello and welcome one and all to the first Multiplex Retro; a bi-weekly look at films from times gone by that are either beloved or reviled by all and seeing where my opinion fits in. In the interests of celebration and condemnation, I'll be reviewing films from all decades, genres and nationalities assessing whether or not they have benefitted from the ageing process.
For a greater variety of films, I'd like suggestions of what to look at and would love to hear from you. So if you have a film that you love beyond belief and want to share with the world, or you've seen something so awful that you must ward off everyone you can, please leave me a suggestion in the comments and I'll add it to my list.
Ladies and Gentleman, welcome to the first of our regular double features. What better way is there to spend a lazy evening in than by reclining on the sofa with a couple of well-chosen movies? Obviously you can just go for any old pairing if you so desire but if you ask me, it’s always better to have a little theme running through your viewing. Maybe go for the finer works of a certain actor, the choice cuts of a particular director or perhaps even a less obvious link: genre, theme or locale.
For my first suggestion I’m going for two fine Rock and Roll pictures which perfectly showcase the sights, sounds and, ah yes, the smells of Heavy Metal. One is a touching and inspiring documentary which chronicles a pair of lifelong friends and their determination to make it big no matter how long it takes; the other is simply the finest rockumentary ever made and perhaps even the greatest comedy ever made to boot.
Let me start by saying this: Woody Harrelson is absolutely phenomenal in this film. He is in every single scene and dominates the movie with a dark and malicious screen presence that shows what a truly great actor he can be on his day. Harrelson plays Dave ‘Date Rape’ Brown, a dirty LA Cop operating outside the law as part of LA’s notoriously corrupt Rampart division.