Monday, 21 June 2010

At The Pictures round-up

Hello Blog! Seen some films, forgot to blog about them. Let's see if I can remember them all.

The Ghost - Not very good. Silly pot-boiler of a thriller that didn't really work. The whole thing hinged on some hidden evidence that really would have been found within about 5 minutes if the baddies had done a proper search for it. Ludicrous twist at the end as well. Oh dear. I've never seen my girlfriend hate anything as much as she did this film (except for the drug dealer guy who used to park in our car park in the old flat, and the Evil Ninja Cat from down the road).

4 Lions - This broke my run of 'going to see underwhelming films'. Hurrah! A great film from Chris Morris of Brasseye etc fame. A nice companion film to In The Loop in a way, both exploring different aspects of The War On Terror blahdiblahblah. The phrase 'rubber dinghy rapids' still has me chuckling. Gets very dark in places, as expected, but it's hilarious for about 99% of the time.

The Bad Lieutenant: Port Of Call New Orleans - Werner Herzog's bonkers 'remake' is pretty much the best film I've seen this year. The only word I find that can do it justice is 'wild'. It's also hilarious. Even the old couple sat in front of me (who started out saying "I didn't think it was going to be like this" during one of the earlier scenes) were howling with laughter at the iguana scene. Another fantastic Nic Cage performance following Kick Ass.

Next up I might go and see The Killer Inside Me, though I'm going to look like a right stealth-perv going to watch it on my own :-(

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