Brick: how did I miss this film?

January 22, 2013 Jeremy 1

Take the plot, dialogue and style of a 30s crime-noir, with a hard-nosed detective, a femme fatale, drug lords and enigmatic informants, and transpose it all to a modern-day High School.

Act of Valor: bang for your buck

May 11, 2012 Jeremy 0

Much like the Special Air Service during the London Iranian Embassy action (and the movie that followed, Who Dares Wins), the US Navy SEALs were fully exposed to the glare of publicity when they raided a compound in Pakistan and killed Osama Bin Laden. Now comes a film of the unit’s exploits, but with a twist: it stars actual, active duty, Navy SEALs.

The Avengers

May 5, 2012 Jeremy 0

When you have a motley collection of strong characters and a plot involving world invasion, who else do you get to direct but Joss Whedon?

Still from film "X-Men: First Class". A group of men and women stand looking at something out of frame.

X-Men: First Class – the whipped horse is reborn

June 20, 2011 Jeremy 0

After the debacle that was X-Men Origins: Wolverine, you’d be forgiven for thinking that perhaps the X-Men franchise was best left to lie for a while. Never let it be said however that Hollywood is unwilling to beat a dead horse; out come the whips to give us X-Men: First Class. Except somewhere along the way, they actually made a classy, fun, interesting film.