If your first reaction to the above headline is "What's an ALF?", know that I hate you. For those who remember (doing so fondly is optional), read on...
While the footage from Skyfall has had the effortless style and cool that comes when you have Roger "King of the DoPs" Deakins shooting your picture, the official art has been less than thrilling. The first official poster is a spartan but uninteresting affair and the latest character-packed banner poster is more of the same, only trading blacks for whites.
The entire campaign so far has been very "nondescript cologne commercial", I would have hoped for something a bit more dynamic or cool; the two things that best describe James Bond.
Almost exactly two years after The Expendables blew a big hole in the summer box office of 2010, we now have The Expendables 2 blasting its way onto our screens. All of the apparently unexpendable members of Barney Ross’ (Sylvester Stallone) team are back: Jason Statham’s Lee Christmas, Terry Crews as Hale Caesar, Dolph Lundgren’s chemically imbalanced chemical engineer graduate Gunnar Jensen, Randy Couture as Toll Road and Jet Li as the relatively imaginatively named Yin Yang. Liam Hemsworth is a new addition to the band of mercenaries as a skilled sniper with him also acquiring a memorable character name of Bill ‘The Kid’ Timmons.
Sacha Baron Cohen, star of Borat and Bruno, as well as this year’s disappointing satire The Dictator has delivered a pitch to Paramount for a film that spoofs the James Bond franchise.
Recent weeks have seen an absolute flood of news on Catching Fire, the much awaited sequel to teen literary adaptation The Hunger Games. Yet more casting has been announced and Phillip Seymour Hoffman has spoken out regarding his meaty role in the story.
There are spoilers for Catching Fire after the jump.
Lost at the Multiplex had the good fortune to be part of a roundtable with Malik Bendjelloul and Rodriguez, director and star of the feature length documentary Searching for Sugar Man. Scooping up awards all around the world (including the Sundance People’s Choice) Bendjelloul’s feature debut follows the story of a 1970s Detroit musician simply known as Rodriguez and the impact of his two albums on white liberal South Africans of the Apartheid era. Bendjelloul is a slim Swede full of nervous, happy energy and he makes an interesting contrast with the star of his film. Dressed in a tuxedo suit without a neck tie, Rodriguez pushed his ever present sunglasses up into his dark hair and was as enthusiastic as Bendjelloul for the documentary about his life and 'death.'
After the release of plenty of posters and clips for Walter Salles’ On The Road before it premiered at the Cannes Film Festival earlier this year, we now have a brand new trailer for the film.