If, like me, you had a fun time watching Liam Neeson scratch his head, beat the poop out of random strangers and in the end save the day, then why not stay in the genre bubble for a little while longer?
Tom Hardy in a car answering phone calls, looking troubled… Even though this seems to be the entire premise of Steven Knight’s “Locke”, I can’t help but feel mesmerized and pulled into the story already. There is something inherently interesting in those experimental story concepts that put a single character in a confined space for the entirety of the film (“Phone Booth”, “Buried”), and although the end result might not always be as stunning as the premise would suggest, it will definitely make for an interesting watch.
“Locke” gets locked in a car on the 18th of April in the UK and on the 25th across the pond.
Countless years in development… Never-ending casting rumours… Being continually pushed back, brushed over and swept aside… All of that is irrelevant now, as the long-awaited follow-up to the critically-acclaimed “Sin City” is finally scheduled for cinematic release. This is not something I’d normally say, but I am really excited to see what the directorial duo of Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller (who also penned the script) have in store for me. If anything, it would be interesting to see Robert Rodriguez depart from the pure grindhouse film-making for a little while.
At long last, “Sin City – A dame to kill for” is hitting the screens on the 22nd of August 2014 in the US and a week later in the UK.
I don’t believe I have had this much fun watching a pure action genre film since… I don’t know… …“Taken”, which conveniently enough also starred Liam Neeson in his full-blown bad-assery. Bad-assdom? …Whatever… The point is that “Non-Stop” is a fun-to-watch well-paced thriller that will teleport you back to the late 80’s, or early 90’s when instead of superheroes, real men (very macho men at that) with guns were more than enough to save the world. It is by no means a perfect film, but through solid craftsmanship and a suspenseful story-telling, it provides enough entertainment to keep your disbelief firmly suspended. Continue reading
A good, old-fashioned revenge story is almost always something to look forward to. Directed by Jeremy Saulnier and starring Macon Blair, “Blue Ruin” promises to be just that: a meaty drama sprinkled with some indie visuals here and there. Knowing it was received pretty well during its last year’s festival circuit, “Blue Ruin” might be a film you’d want to mark in your calendar.
“Blue Ruin” opens in the US on the 25th of April and in the UK on the 2nd of May.
It’s that time of the year again when the entire world gathers around their TV sets, computer monitors, twitter feeds or what have you to watch rich people give each other awards… I mean The Oscars. Therefore, just for fun I’ve prepared a list of who in my opinion will win tonight. It doesn’t necessarily mean that I think the following films should or deserve to win, but I am now testing a quasi-scientific method and I hope I’m up to something here. Continue reading