Sunday, 25 January 2015

The Interview




Dave Skylark (James Franco) hosts Skylark Tonight, a chat show that focuses on the wired side of the news. The producer, Arron Rapoport (Seth Rogan), wishes to produce a serious report to boost the credibility of the chat show. The ideal opportunity seems to present itself when it is discovered that the Supreme leader of North Korea, Kim Jong un (Randall Park), is a big fan of Skylark Tonight. Using Skylark Tonight's popularity with the Supreme Leader, Arron manages to get an interview with the leader of the secretive nation. The CIA use this opportunity to instruct the journalists to assassinate the dangerous Kim Jong un.

Friday, 23 January 2015

Birdman and Exodus




Riggan (Michael Keaton) is an actor best known for the playing the role of Birdman in a major superhero series. Riggan tries to reignite his career by directing and starring in a Broadway play. However, to reinvent his career he must impress a hardnosed theatre critic whose review will decide the play's success. Meanwhile Riggan must battle with his own ego and family issues whilst attempting to rebuild his damaged career and shake off his Birdman history.

Wednesday, 14 January 2015

Lucy





After getting herself caught up in some dodgy deal with a group of Korean gangsters, Lucy (Scarlett Johansson) manages to turn the tables on her captors when the drug she is injected with accidentally activates. The side effects dramatically limit her life span but gives her special abilities that make her untouchable.

Sunday, 11 January 2015

2014 Catch up part 5




When Nicholas McCarthy's film was originally released at the IFC Midnight film festival it was titled Home - a title that would not look amiss on the DYI channel - but it got the name change to something rather more exciting. At the Devil's Door is Nicholas McCarthy's sophomore effort (his second feature film following the impressive The Pact) and it shows signs that McCarthy is a perfectly capable director as his latest film is a technical accomplishment. The film certainly has its moments, there are some good chills, particularly in the film's superbly creepy opening  and film's refreshingly ambiguous ending but the film's best ideas are taken from more accomplished and better horror films such as Rosemary Baby and The Omen.

Wednesday, 24 December 2014

The Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies





The Battle of the Five Armies starts off where The Desolation of Smaug ended with Smaug desolating the settlement of Laketown. After the dragon is killed the dwarfs, led by Thorin (Richard Armitage), seek shelter inside the mountain, ready to defend it from any threats that converge on the mountain. Inside the mountain, Thorin is driven mad by the treasures inside, but on the outside five armies are ready to do battle varying to claim to the riches within the mountain. 

Saturday, 20 December 2014

Deliver us from Evil




The films starts off in Iraq (not too dissimilar to The Exorcist) as it follows three soldiers who explore an underground tunnel and encounter something not of this world. The action zooms six months into the future where NYPD detective Ralph Sarchie (Eric Bana) is responding to a 911 distress call concerning a domestic assault. The perpetrator just happens to be one of the soldiers from the prologue, who is swiftly arrested. Following this Satchie responds to the 911 call from a zoo who report that a women threw her two year child into the lion enclosure, the women in question shows signs of strange behaviour. Ralph Sarchie leads the investigation, teaming up Edgar Ramírez's Mendoza, and discovers that the three soldiers brought back something evil and demonic.

Thursday, 18 December 2014

Into the Storm



The sleepy small town of Silverton is blissfully unaware of the devastation about to befall them as on the day of the school's graduation ceremony a tornado will strike the town. The film follows three sets of people, four storm chasers tracking the storm, two daredevils who enjoy risky stunts and a stern father and his two boys. A series of coincidences allows the three groups of people to converge as they fight to rescue Gary's (Richard Armitage) son Donnie (Max Deacon), who is trapped underneath a pile of rubble.