September 3, 2013 2
Comedy and drama are regarded as easily distinguishable forms, but movies like White House Down prove defining them is not so simple.
December 10, 2012 3
In 2012 the much-maligned Matthew McConaughey has achieved one of the most impressive career revivals in Hollywood history. How did he do it?
November 20, 2012 4
Dispirited by a bunch of "historical" Hollywood movies that rampantly fudge the facts, I set out to spend an entire day at the cinema wallowing in 100% escapism. This is the story of how my best laid plans went horribly wrong.
July 26, 2012
Director Steven Soderbergh’s Magic Mike is apparently loosely based on the real-life raunch to riches story of its star, former male stripper and current Hollywood beefcake of the month Channing Tatum. Perhaps his back story as a himbo in the flesh trade goes some way in explaining his strange sounding name, though if you don’t […]
March 13, 2012 1
It has an odd ring to it, doesn’t it: 21 Jump Street, starring Academy Award nominee Jonah Hill. Hollywood’s latest remake of a barely remembered TV show, this one an 80s police drama featuring then teen idol Johnny Depp, arrives with a splash of Oscars pedigree. And, in terms of surprises, that ain’t the half […]