Friday, 26 July 2013

Pacific Rim

Guillermo Del Toro works on a one for me, one for you basis switching from art house masterpieces (such as Pan’s Labyrinth and The Devil’s Backbone) to the more mainstream fare such as the Hellboy movies. In the case of Pacific Rim it is a movie both for Del Toro himself and for the paying audience as Pacific Rim is a film made to express his own love of the genre whilst giving the paying audience a staggering summer spectacle. 

Friday, 19 July 2013

Identity Thief

Melissa Mccarthy seems to be the next big thing in American mainstream comedy as she has starred in a number of mainstream American comedies such as This is Forty, The Hangover Part 3 and Identity Thief; however it seems Identity Thief will not be one that many will remember Mccarthy for. Identity Thief stars Jason Bateman as Sandy Bigelow Patterson, an uptight accountant who soon finds out that his identity has been stolen by someone (that someone is Mccarthy) in California who uses Patterson’s identity to buy a jet ski as well as getting herself arrested (which greatly affects Patterson’s job security). Patterson must travel to California and bring the fake Patterson to Denver to confess her crimes to the real Patterson’s new boss. 

Wednesday, 3 July 2013

Oz the Great and Powerful

I’ve been busy for six months (and a little lazy), hence why I have not written anything on this blog, but now I am back. It has been an interesting six months, I went to Berlin where I got lost three times, went to the most dodgy nightclub I’ve ever been too and threw up on a night out, and of course continued drinking which must have came off as very attractive to the girl I fancied. I’ll humiliated myself after drinking for Dutch Courage, only problem is I drank too much and became a Dutch dickhead and then had a little cry after the humiliation (this of course was further humiliation). Anyway whilst I was making an utter cock of myself by being completely inept (I also insulted her taste in films by mentioning how I despise romantic comedies), a drunk and frankly boarder line paraniod psychotic, I was writing up my dissertation on Film Propaganda during the Second World War. It turned out to be not quite as good as I expected it to be (so I won’t put it up on here), but 2:1 overall is perfectly acceptable. Anyway, the story doesn’t end there…but it will for now because I want it to. Anyway on to the review, please note that I may be a little rusty. Six months is a looooooong time.