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A Good Day to Die Hard (2013)

die hardIn 1988 director John McTiernan cast Bruce Willis as John McClane in Die Hard and the rest is history. I could write a book on the sheer brilliance of the film however I wouldn’t be telling you anything you didn’t already know. The following two films were well received however Die Hard 4:0 (or Live Free and Die Hard) was successful in splitting opinion. Did it feel like a Die Hard film, is Bruce Willis too old for this shit, and was Kevin Smith solely responsible for ruining the film? Personally, I thought the film was okay however the questions were valid and that’s why I was incredibly sceptical of the fifth entry in the franchise. What made matters worse was the news that the studio would be releasing a toned down cut for the UK despite the film earning an R rating state side. Needless to say, I didn’t enter the cinema with high hopes.

The film finds John McClane heading to Moscow after learning that his son Jack (Jai Courtney) has been arrested. Before he’s even had a chance to see the sights, Continue reading

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News: Eva Green is A Dame to Kill For

evaIt’s been 8 years since Frank Miller’s iconic graphic novel series Sin City was unleashed on the big screen. For a while there it didn’t look like it would ever see the light of day, however it’s happening. You better believe it’s happening and now co-directors Robert Rodriguez and Miller himself have announced the title character for the Sin City: A Dame to Kill For.

The role of Ava Lord was originally written with Angelina Jolie in mind however it is Eva Green that the duo have picked. The character has ben described by Miller as “every man’s most glorious dreams come true, she’s also every man’s darkest nightmares.”

Rodriguez and Miller said, “We’ve been wanting to tell this story for a very long time. Ava Lord is one of the most deadly and fascinating residents of Sin City. From the start, we knew that the actor would need to be able to embody the multifaceted characteristics of this femme fatale and we found that in Eva Green. We are ecstatic that Eva is joining us.”

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Looper (2012)

looper 1Time travel films require a certain amount of faith on the part of the viewer. If you are willing to accept the premises presented then all is well. In some films thinking a bit too much about the science behind the time travel elements of the plot lead to questions and problems appearing. When this occurs it is easy to be taken out of the film in terms of the enjoyment. Looper deals with these issues quite effectively within the film. On two separate occasions characters dismiss all talk of time travel theory because it really screws with your head. Basically the film is saying that there are questions but let’s not dwell on them here. This is a movie for you to enjoy. A nice touch in sidestepping the plot holes from the talented writer / director Rian Johnston. Continue reading

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Throw away the remote: Films you always watch

There is a loose collection of films that fall that I call my always watch films. They are easily recognised as they all have the same effect. I always sit down and watch them no matter how many times I have seen them. They are almost comfort films. They hold no surprises as they are very familiar. In a lot of cases they may not even the best examples of their particular genre. It’s just that they make you identify with them in some way. You don’ even need to watch the whole thing. They are so familiar that you can tune in at any time and know exactly what is going on. The ending is unimportant. enjoy the trip. Continue reading

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