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The Non-Stop Drinking Game

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Let’s face it. Non-Stop is not an easy film to sit through. But hand me a bottle of Jägermeister (large, please) and an abundance of shot glasses and it would be a different matter entirely. So, for your enjoyment and the promise of your sanity, here’s the rules to the Non-Stop Drinking Game. I’ll meet you on its Home Ent release date with a sleeping bag and a couple of paracetamol. Bottoms up.

DRINK WHENEVER:

– Bill’s family (that’s Neeson, obvs) is threatened.

– An Oscar-winning (or nominated) actor says a line that makes you want to blow your brains out. This includes Scoot McNairy, Corey Stoll and Shea Whigham who totes have it in them to win a gold statue.

– Bar Paly is treated as horrifically generic.

– You are told how much money needs to be transferred.

– The network goes down.

– The network goes up again.

– You’re confused if the network is up or down.

– One of the air hostesses looks like an extra from Star Trek.

– You think you know who the culprit is.

– Expositional dialogue is spoken. Hell, finish your drink.

– You are envious of Lupita’s amazing guns.

– Lady Mary looks concerned.

– You forget this isn’t Taken.

– Lupita says something in a flawless accent and makes everyone else look rubbish. Cheers!

– You laugh at the name of the airline.

– Corey Stoll looks like he means business.

– Bill uses predictive text in a ridiculous way. E.G.: He types out ‘passengers’, but can’t be arsed with something shorter.

– You laugh, but aren’t meant to.

– Shea Whigham is criminally wasted. Again.

– The camera wants you to suspect somebody.

– Someone makes a generic terrorism reference.

– You forgot Linus Roache existed.

– Someone says ‘wanker’. Us Brits can’t stop.

– Julianne Moore makes you question your sexuality. Females only.

– You stop caring.

– Something nonsensical happens. Down your drink, then pour another. Down that one too – you need to get through this somehow.

– The passengers putting their hands in the air look like they’re having more fun than you.

VERDICT: 2/5

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Review: The Lego Movie (2014)

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***THIS REVIEW WAS ORIGINALLY POSTED AT THE HOLLYWOOD NEWS ON MONDAY 10TH FEBRUARY, HERE***

Director: Phil Lord, Christopher Miller.

Starring: Chris Pratt, Elizabeth Banks, Morgan Freeman, Will Ferrell, Liam Neeson, Will Arnett, Alison Brie, Charlie Day, Nick Offerman.

Running Time: 100 minutes.

Certificate: U.

Synopsis: When the ordinary, rule-obeying Emmet (Chris Pratt) is mistaken as ‘The Special’, he finds himself battling the evil President Business’ (Will Ferrell) plan to glue the individual Lego worlds together.

Move over Michael Bay. There’s a new type of cinematic mayhem in town and it comes in the form of Lego. After keeping our planet happy for the last sixty-five years, the Danish toy company have gone full blockbuster with a completely bonkers but engaging underdog story that definitely ate all the blue Smarties.

Just like 2009’s CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF MEATBALLS, the duo’s second animated feature is heavy on both style and morals. Centering on the very ordinary Emmet, he may lack the crazy invention skills of CLOUDY’s Flint Lockwood, but he is equally trying to minifigure it all out. Perfectly happy with his daily routine, a chance encounter with the mysterious ‘Piece of Resistance’ sees an opportunity to break the monotony and open his eyes to the realities around him. Continue reading

UK Box Office: 23 – 25 November – It’s All About eOne

It’s bye bye Neeson and hello Christmas as Taken 2 finally drops out of the top ten and improv sequel Nativity 2: Danger In The Manger gives eOne another top three entry alongside the currently immovable Breaking Dawn – Part 2.

Oscar hopeful Silver Linings Playbook embarrasses Firth and Diaz, while David Ayer’s cop flick makes a humble entry sandwiched between Bens Stiller and Affleck.

Elsewhere, Skyfall is still standing strong on home turf, with Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted apparently never wanting to disappear, and Paul Thomas Anderson’s The Master finally passing the £1 million mark.

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UK Box Office: 16 – 18 November – Vampires In The Hizzle

There’s a massive surprise number one film in the UK this week – lol jk, Twilight’s out. The final (cue party poppers for some) installment in the saga knocks Skyfall off its top spot, with the newest addition to the Bond franchise currently standing at an incredibly impressive £83 million. Well played, Mendes.

Three Indian offerings also break the top ten and Madagascar 3 and Hotel Transylvania prove they have sticking power well after the half term break. And, though it may be sitting just outside the top five, it’s great to see The Master riding high in its first week on wide release.

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UK Box Office: 9 – 11 November – Apparently There’s A New Bond Film Out

Naturally, Sam Mendes’ Skyfall is still dominating its home turf, spending a third week at the top. Ben Affleck’s Argo debuts in third position and it’s great to see Jacques Audiard’s Rust And Bone hanging on in the top ten. As expected, Liam Neeson and Adam Sandler’s star power keeps Taken 2 and Hotel Transylvania sticking around for a little longer than many would have liked…

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Trailer Talk: High School Reunions, Scottish Princesses, Pregnancy And A French Romance

The end of the world, Bollywood Bond, Stifler returns, confused teens, Scottish princesses, sexual fetishes, French romances, really rubbish horror, really amazing fight scenes, high school papers, sleeping around, pregnancy, lots of Gods and stunning child’s play – let’s talk trailers: Continue reading

Trailer Talk: Space Nazis, Michael Caine On A Bee, Tasmanian Tigers and Nic Cage

This week we look at Nazis on the Moon, pygmy elephants, Joe Gilgun’s gammy eye, Tarsem’s attempt at Snow White, Cillian Murphy in Spanish, Nic Cage going batshit crazy (again), Willem Dafoe doing his best Liam Nesson impression, Liam Neeson doing his best Willem Dafoe impression, some dogs and a film called Black Butterflies which lies to us. There’s no butterflies. Let’s talk trailers: Continue reading