Recently I was listening to a podcast with Alicia Vikander, one where she talked about her role as the new Lara Croft and how the character has been rebooted as … Continue reading The rise of the action woman
Is your screenplay complete without a good elevator scene? Probably not. As a director can you forgive yourself for not including one? No. So there’s the argument, an open-and-shut case. … Continue reading Top 10 elevator scenes in movies
After lengthy success in TV (Gilmore Girls, Mike & Molly), Melissa McCarthy finally broke through to film in 2011’s Bridesmaids, almost stealing the whole thing from the rest of the … Continue reading Spy: McCarthy prods buttock
Continuing the story from Fast 6, this one sees Toretto and the gang tackle a very angry Jason Statham in full fight back mode.
Time for a quick look ahead at the trailers of some films coming up. If you’re unfamiliar, I do these little ‘trailer park’ blogs from time to time of upcoming … Continue reading Trailer park: monster, soldier, secret service
The latest Downton Abbey export to head to Hollywood is Dan Stevens. I don’t watch the show, but I hear his character is a nice guy who’s good at seducing … Continue reading The Guest: introducing the English Ryan Gosling
There’s no denying Darren Aranofsky is a unique filmmaker. Prior to Noah his most accessible work (if you can call it that) was probably The Wrestler followed by Black Swan, … Continue reading Is Darren Aranofsky modern cinema’s Noah?
Is it fair to say that Zack Snyder’s film 300 in 2007 was, stylistically, a breath of fresh air? All sculpted six packs and slow-mo violence. It also introduced many … Continue reading 300: Rise of an Empire – Green brings the pain!
How does one go about creating a kick-ass action film these days that makes you sit up and take notice? Take a Welsh Director (Gareth Evans), an Indonesian martial art … Continue reading The Raid – Uwais, Evans and kick-ass silat!