Anon: Film Review

I’m a big fan of Andrew Niccol‘s work, from In Time to his screenplay for The Truman Show, because they serve as a warning about what the future could be like, and how technology could be misused, and Anon is no different – this time he takes a look at privacy.

[Read more…]

Pics: Rihanna, Dane DeHaan and Cara Delevingne at the Valerian European premiere

Rihanna, Cara Delevingne, Dane DeHaan, Clive Owen and director Luc Besson hit the blue carpet in London’s Leicester Square tonight for the European premiere of Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets – and here are all my pics of them!!

[Read more…]

Top Films for August

TED

Well, I’m sure you’ve all seen the advert for Ted- the foul-mouthed furry best friend of Mark Wahlberg. When Wahlberg was young, he discovered his teddy bear was alive and then we zoom into the future to see how they live together as adults. It looks hilarious. It is a bit like WTF?! and I think throughout the weirdness of it all will be overwhelming. I’m hoping I can get past the fact that Mark is interacting with bear in a very grown-up movie!! Released 1st August.

 

THE BOURNE LEGACY

Jeremy Renner stars as Aaron Cross, an agent which has been affected by the events from the previous Bourne movies. This one doesn’t stick to the source material (a novel by Robert Ludlum) and it doesn’t feature Matt Damon. All I can guess from the trailer is that Aaron is from the same sector as Bourne and he is now under threat since Bourne went on his search for the truth. Rachel Weisz co-stars. Expect intense action sequences and fast combat scenes. Released 13th August.

 

SHADOW DANCER

Andrea Riseborough stars as Colette, an active member of the IRA, who becomes an informant for MI5 in order to protect her son’s welfare. Set in 1990s Belfast, you know this won’t turn out well but it is certainly going to be an intense thriller. Gillian Anderson and Clive Owen also star. Released 24th

 

[REC]3: GENESIS

The Spanish-language horror movie is back for a third outing and this time it is exploring the origins of the rabies outbreak which affected the apartment in the 2007 original. It still uses the hand-held style but it seems to have moved quite far away from the original two films, so I’m hoping it is still as good. The previous ones were brilliant and I would recommend you watch the Spanish version because the English remake is poor in comparison. This one takes place at a wedding so you can only imagine the crazy stuff which goes down! Released 24th August

 

THE WATCH

I’m putting this in because it could well be good but I am on the fence slightly. I was surprised to see the trailer and find that it is an alien movie because I thought it was just a simple buddy movie. Ben Stiller, Vince Vaughan, Jonah Hill and big screen newcomer Richard Ayoade (who you may recognise from IT Crowd) make up a neighbourhood watch group who soon get burdened with saving Earth when they discover aliens. It looks good but I’m not sure if it will be THAT funny. Let’s hope so! Released 24th

 

TOTAL RECALL

Colin Farrell stars as Douglas in this remake of the Arnold Schwarzenegger classic. In 2084, Douglas visits Rekall- a company which provides its clients with fake memories about a life they would like to have led. During the visit, something goes wrong and he begins to suspect he is a spy rather than a factory worker. He finds himself on the run with Melina (Jessica Biel). Also starring Kate Beckinsale and Bryan Cranston. Released 29th August.