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Bitesize Review: Moonrise Kingdom (2012)

DIRECTOR: Wes Anderson.

CAST: Jared Gilman, Kara Hayward, Edward Norton, Bruce Willis, Frances McDormand, Bill Murray, Tilda Swinton, Jason Schwartzman, Bob Balaban.

SYNOPSIS: When Sam (Gilman) abandons the Khaki Scouts and Suzy (Hayward) runs away from home, the pair embark on a journey of self-discovery and acceptance.

My broken arm calls for a slightly different (and bitesize) reviewing format. So here’s ten things I want to say about Moonrise Kingdom: Continue reading

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Trailer Talk: A Jaundiced Bill Murray, Bridesmaids Assemble, Will Ferrellllllllll and Miley C

This week we see another ensemble piece courtesy of Wes Anderson, the Bridesmaids cast reunite for Friends With Kids, Disney go 3D (again), Eva Mendes as a bad mother, Will Ferrell go crazy in subtitles, someone brush their teeth and smoke at the same time, James Franco channel another writer and Miley Cyrus piss off Demi Moore. Let’s talk trailers: Continue reading

Review: Transformers: Dark of the Moon (2011)

DIRECTOR: Michael Bay.

CAST: Shia LaBeouf, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Frances McDormand, Patrick Dempsey, Josh Duhamel, John Turturro, Peter Cullen (voice), Tyrese Gibson, Alan Tudyk, Leonard Nimoy (voice), John Malkovich, Julie White, Ken Jeong, Kevin Dunn, Hugo Weaving (voice).

SYNOPSIS: Sam Witwicky (LaBeouf) is living an easier existence with a steady girlfriend (Huntington-Whiteley) and no Decepticon disruptions. But when a colleague (Jeong) at his new job tells him about the secrets of the Moon Landing to coverup a Cybertronian spacecraft, Sam finds himself in the middle of a race between his Autobot friends and Decepticon enemies to reach it first.

Oh Michael Bay, where do I even begin..

Transformers: Dark of the Moon does exactly what you’d expect. It gives you Shia LaBeouf accompanied by another ridiculously beautiful girlfriend on another crazy adventure with best mate Bumblebee and friends. If you’re looking for mindless action, hot girls and shiny metalwork then you already know this film’s for you. If you’re looking for more, you won’t find it here. Summer blockbuster it is, in-depth and philosophical it ain’t. But hey, why break with tradition. Continue reading