***THIS REVIEW WAS ORIGINALLY POSTED ON THE HOLLYWOOD NEWS, HERE***
DIRECTOR: Dan Mazer.
CAST: Rafe Spall, Rose Byrne, Anna Faris, Minnie Driver, Simon Baker, Stephen Merchant, Jason Flemyng.
SYNOPSIS: After a whirlwind romance, Josh (Spall) and Nat (Byrne) tie the knot, but soon find that things aren’t quite as easy as they’d imagined. With old flame Chloe (Faris) on the scene and a rather new attractive American (Baker) floating around Nat’s office, will the pair find themselves tempted by others before their first anniversary, or are they in it for the long haul?
For a film that aims to break away from romantic Hollywood clichés, I Give It A Year relies too heavily on its puerile and farcical elements to showcase any novel perspectives on the overdone genre.
Realistic situations may be touched upon, but are frustratingly never fully realised, which is a real shame considering Dan Mazer proves himself in the odd sentimental, genuinely heartfelt moment. However, while the romantic backstory between Spall and Faris is one that begs to be further delved into, the excessive improvisation takes away from what could have been a far more interesting and quieter route for Mazer to go down. Continue reading
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Tagged 2013, anna faris, dan mazer, february, film, i give it a year, jason flemyng, minnie driver, movies, olivia colman, rafe spall, review, rose byrne, simon baker, stephen merchant, studiocanal, the hollywood news, tim key, translux, working title films
DIRECTOR: Larry Charles.
CAST: Sacha Baron Cohen, Anna Faris, Ben Kingsley, Jason Mantzoukas.
SYNOPSIS: General Aladeen of Wadiya is a power-hungry, rich and ruthless dictator. When the UN summon him to New York to address their concerns over his use of nuclear weapons, he has to ensure democracy never comes to the country he so lovingly oppressed.
I’m afraid my broken arm calls for a slightly different (and bitesize) reviewing format. So here’s ten things I want to say about The Dictator: Continue reading
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Tagged 2012, aladeen, alec berg, anna faris, ben kingsley, david mandel, film, four by two films, jason mantzoukas, jeff schaffer, larry charles, may, movies, paramount, review, sacha baron cohen, the dictator, wadiya
It’s been another pretty busy week for trailers and for the first time Nadine and I have disagreed on our favourites of the week. Next week – we’ll put it up a few days after Christmas – is the biggie, though, with The Dark Knight Rises (I lied when I said we’d do that this week!), The Hobbit AND Prometheus. Mental. So, as ever, take a look at what’s below and let us know if you disagree with our opinions! We have Men In Black 3, ParaNorman (NADINE’S TIED TRAILER OF THE WEEK), The Flowers Of War, G.I. Joe: Retaliation, Perfect Sense, Rock Of Ages, Jack The Giant Killer (NADINE’S TIED TRAILER OF THE WEEK), Ghost Rider: Spirit Of Vengeance, Expendables 2, Salmon Fishing In The Yemen (EMMA’S TRAILER OF THE WEEK), Lock-Out, The Dictator and Casa De Mi Padre. Oh, and if you hadn’t already guessed, it’s Ewan McGregor week. Continue reading
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Tagged 2011, alec baldwin, animation, anna faris, arnold schwarzenegger, ben kingsley, bill nighy, bruce willis, casa de mi padre, catherine zeta-jones, channing tatum, christian bale, chuck norris, december, dolph lundgren, dwayne johnson, eddie marsan, emily blunt, emma thompson, eva green, ewan mcgregor, expendables 2, film, g.i. joe: retaliation, gael garcia bernal, ghost rider: spirit of vengeance, guy pearce, jack the giant killer, jason statham, jet li, joe gilgun, john c. reilly, josh brolin, julianne hough, kodi smit-mcphee, kristin scott thomas, lennie james, liam hemsworth, lock-out, luc besson, maggie grace, malin akerman, marvel knights, men in black 3, musical, nicholas hoult, nicolas cage, paranorman, paul giamatti, perfect sense, rock of ages, russell brand, sacha baron cohen, salmon fishing in the yemen, stanley tucci, sylvester stallone, the dictator, the flowers of war, the rock, tobey maguire, tom cruise, tommy lee jones, trailers, will ferrell, will smith