The Gray Man (2022): wall-to-wall action does not a story make

I’m not going to say a lot about this movie, as it really doesn’t deserve my time or my words. You can take from that what you will, but it’s basically throwaway popcorn fodder, and not in the best way. Even smashy action movies need something — anything — for us to hang onto in terms of character, plot and story. And if I’m honest, … Continue reading The Gray Man (2022): wall-to-wall action does not a story make

Blade Runner 2049: an idiot’s review

I’ll put this out there from the off. Only a complete numpty would go to see Blade Runner 2049 with just a vague memory of the original, but that’s what I did. The reason being is because, shock horror, I’ve never been a die-hard fan of the original and wanted a fairly untainted experience of the sequel. Now I imagine this statement may cause many … Continue reading Blade Runner 2049: an idiot’s review

Trailer Park: The Nice Guys, Jane Got A Gun

For the latest in my ‘trailer park’ series I wish to draw your attention to a couple of films that look like they’re going to kick ass and entertain in equal measure. Shane Black, last seen as writer-director of Iron Man 3 brings us a cop caper with an unlikely – but brilliant looking, at least in the trailer – pair of misfits. And Natalie … Continue reading Trailer Park: The Nice Guys, Jane Got A Gun

The Guest: introducing the English Ryan Gosling

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 the ladies. Now actors often like to break the mould when it comes to roles – to avoid being typecast and all that. So if people think you’re a nice guy, what do you do? … Continue reading The Guest: introducing the English Ryan Gosling