Lucy: does Luc Besson need reining in?

I saw Lucy recently – the latest offering from writer-director-producer Luc Besson – in a completely packed cinema. (It was the opening weekend.) What a full cinema indicates at this point is nothing in itself, but I’ll explain more shortly. Now I’ve been looking forward to this film for quite some time. I like Besson.… Continue reading Lucy: does Luc Besson need reining in?

Karaoke? Yeah baby!

Spontaneously bursting into song, that’s what it’s all about. By ‘it’ I mean random and unexpected musical scenes in films. They are like little rays of cinematic sunshine. And, like all good moments of music that you experience in your life, a lot of these will have stayed with you as fond memories; for me,… Continue reading Karaoke? Yeah baby!

Take your ass back to the trailer park – part 2

With Oscar season almost upon us, there’s a lot of films out now or soon that should have you racing to the cinema. From drama, action and horror to comedies and a compelling biopic, here’s my pick of marvellous movies you need on your radar. The Monuments Men (Feb, 2014) Based on a book of… Continue reading Take your ass back to the trailer park – part 2

Marvel – masters of the cinematic universe

For this posting I’d like to discuss the evolution of the Marvel universe. I recently – finally – got around to seeing The Avengers. Or, as it’s known in the UK, Avengers Assemble (damn you, Steed). I have to say, having unavoidably seen and heard many reviews, I was worried I wouldn’t enjoy it and… Continue reading Marvel – masters of the cinematic universe