For Your Consideration – Five Films to Watch on TV This Week

I only choose films that are available on free-to-air television here in the UK.  It’s a few ideas to spend your time wisely rather than watch The X Factor. 1.  Valkyrie – Saturday 30th August, 5USA 9:00pm.  More evidence of Bryan Singer’s excellence as a director.  He can do a lot more than make comic…

UK Weekend Box Office – 22nd – 24th August

After a couple of weeks of dominance The Inbetweeners 2 has been toppled at the top of the UK box office.  The new new sci-fi film Lucy starring Scarlett Johansson went in at number 1 with a weekend gross of £3m beating out the teenage comedy which managed £2.3m.  Lucy has been splitting audiences somewhat…

Sin City: A Dame to Kill For (2014) Review – Visually Stunning

Sin City: A Dame to Kill For brings together the graphic novel talents of Frank Miller and Robert Rodriguez who co-direct this sequel to the original film.  There’s a long list of characters played by Mickey Rourke, Josh Brolin, Jessica Alba, Eva Green, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Rosario Dawson, Bruce Willis and Powers Boothe. My understanding is…

UK Film Releases – 27th to 29th August

I’ve been to see Sin City: A Dame to Die For tonight so it’s getting late so I apologise in advance for any silly errors but I was determined to get this blog entry done on time for once.  My review for that film will be posted tomorrow. The main release this week is Let’s…

What If (2014) Review – Dialogue Let’s The Actors Down

What If marks Daniel Radcliffe’s latest attempt to distance himself from the Harry Potter franchise.  The film is directed by Michael Dowse whose previous work includes the Seann William Scott comedy Goon.  The screenplay is written by Elan Mastai who hasn’t written a film I know of and certainly doesn’t have a track record in…

North American Weekend Box Office – 22nd – 24th August

Guardians of The Galaxy has done the almost impossible in modern cinema by returning to the top of the North American box office after four weeks of release.  The Marvel film grossed $17.2m over the weekend.  Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles slipped to second after a close battle managing takings of $16.7m. The strongest new release…

Into The Storm Review – Waivers Between Average And a Bit Iffy

  Into The Storm is directed by Steve Quale whose main previous credit as a director was Final Destination 5.  The film is written by John Swetnam who also wrote Step Up: All In.  The film stars Richard Armitage, Sarah Wayne Callis and Matt Walsh. The story is set in a backwater town called Silverton…

Lucy Review – Explode Your Mind

Lucy is the latest project from French writer / director Luc Besson who I know and love for being the mastermind behind The Fifth Element.  It stars Scarlett Johnasson as the eponymous heroine and is supported by Morgan Freeman, Amr Waked and Min-sik Choi. If you’ve seen the trailer you’ll know that the premise of…

UK Box Office Results – 15th to 17th August

Well I’m late again but this time I have good reason.  I spent a thrilling evening dealing with Estate / Will planning for a future I hope is still a long way away. The Inbetweeners 2 achieved something not most summer blockbusters haven’t this year by staying top of the charts for a second week…

Pegg and Wright to Reunite For Another Trilogy

I don’t tend to cover films as much I used to but given the importance of Simon Pegg and Edgar Wright to the UK film industry I think this story is worth covering.  Warning, there are no specifics, no film titles, plot lines etc. Simon Pegg has been reported as commenting that he is going…