My top 10 supercool film soundtracks

The Life Aquatic (Wes Anderson) Two reasons this is my top choice, Seu Jorge and David Bowie. Seu Jorge’s take on Bowie tracks perfectly complemented the film. Standouts for me include his versions of ‘Life on Mars’, ‘Space Oddity and ‘Rebel Rebel’. Oh, and ‘Changes’, it’s beautiful. Pulp Fiction (Quentin Tarantino) It’s hard to select just one Tarantino film soundtrack, most of his films have … Continue reading My top 10 supercool film soundtracks

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Another modern day classic may be headed to the silver screen. Y: The Last Man looks to be on it’s way, as Vulture reported that sources have revealed that the project is a priority for New Line Cinema. A script the studio is pleased with is in, which comes from Matthew Federman and Stephen Scaia, both former Jericho writers. So,… Continue reading

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Who are the top 20 most intense actors of recent times?

I do like an intense character and performance when I’m watching a film. Someone who literally rivets and welds you to the screen, look away at your peril. Some people probably like their films bright and breezy. I don’t mind those too, but there’s something about intensity that leaves a lasting impression. You remember those performances. As such I thought I’d offer a couple of … Continue reading Who are the top 20 most intense actors of recent times?

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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 be expecting too much. Would it live up to the … Continue reading Marvel – masters of the cinematic universe

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The wonderful weirdness of Johnny Depp

I was thinking about the Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill remake of 21 Jump Street recently – incidentally a really good film, Tatum is much funnier than I expected – and it reminded me of Johnny Depp’s cameo near the end. A complete scene-stealing, unexpected moment that lasts less than 2 minutes. It’s brilliant. Check it out. This got me thinking about Depp’s career and … Continue reading The wonderful weirdness of Johnny Depp

Bourne again? Jeremy Renner and his green pills – Tony Gilroy’s legacy

Does it strike you as funny that of two films that are currently out at the cinema – one a remake, one a sequel of sorts – both are to do with memory loss? I am, of course, talking about the Total Recall and the Bourne Legacy, the latter of which I saw recently and want to discuss. First things first, I am a fan … Continue reading Bourne again? Jeremy Renner and his green pills – Tony Gilroy’s legacy

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Mickey Rourke: A Rumble Fish born in the wrong century

For this post I’d like to offer my thoughts on Francis Ford Coppola’s Rumble Fish and how Mickey Rourke seems to be ‘born in the wrong time period’, no matter what film he’s in. Released in 1983 and filmed largely in black and white, it tells the story of Matt Dillon’s ‘Rusty James’, a young hot-headed wannabe gang leader, killing time at home waiting for ‘something … Continue reading Mickey Rourke: A Rumble Fish born in the wrong century

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The Warriors: Director’s cut – can you dig it?

Ok, it’s a film that first came out in 1979. Why on earth am I reviewing it? Well, I picked up the Director’s Cut version and had this vague, misty memory of watching parts of the original when I was a little lad. I remember Cyrus (the gang leader) and his monologue. It defines the film so it’s hard to forget. Here’s a snippet from … Continue reading The Warriors: Director’s cut – can you dig it?