On Monday night I took part in the rather fabulous podcast, Raging Bullshit. The results are now up and it’s fair to say their first show of 2013 covered rather a lot of cinematic (and anatomic!) ground.
Discussion topics include Rosamund Pike’s insanely distracting cleavage in Jack Reacher, what we’re most looking forward to in 2013 and who’s been grossly overlooked in Awards Season.
Please listen to the results here and give them a cheeky little subscribe on iTunes – just search ‘Raging’. You won’t regret it.
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DIRECTOR: Scott Hicks.
CAST: Zac Efron, Taylor Schilling, Blythe Danner, Riley Thomas Stewart, Jay R. Ferguson, Adam LeFevre.
SYNOPSIS: While serving in Iraq, Logan Thibault (Efron) survives an attack after stooping down to admire a photo. Crediting it for saving his life, Logan heads out to find the girl, Beth (Schilling), in the picture that became his good luck charm throughout the conflict.
It’s hard to believe Scott Hicks was nominated for practically every Award under the sun for 1996’s Shine, when The Lucky One is such a messy jumble of screenplay, direction and, unfortunately, source material. With underwhelming surprises scattered throughout, The Lucky One sticks to a very basic and predictable formula for the most part, with the only real moment of threat and suspense tossed away with barely a second’s afterthought. With more checked shirts than your average Superdry, this adaptation of Nicholas Sparks’ novel is pretty to look at and charming enough, but unfortunately lacks much underneath. Continue reading
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What a week! With the insane amount of Awards and nominations over the last two days it’s taken me a little longer than usual to post this. But this is definitely a nice break for me and one that doesn’t include having to write out Michel Hazanavicius’ name over and over and over…… The sad thing is that I can write his name without thinking now. Anyway, back to the trailers. This week Nadine and I (check out her blog here) bring you The Five-Year Engagement, The Lorax, The Darkest Hour, The Cabin In The Woods, Lockout, This Means War, Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted, Extremely Loud And Incredibly Close (TRAILER OF THE WEEK), The Three Stooges, The Iron Lady, The Lucky One, What To Expect When You’re Expecting and Battleship. Wowzer. Next week brings us something that makes me want to (and I probably will) cry – The Dark Knight Rises. Continue reading
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Trailers come and trailers go and, to be fair, a lot of people don’t watch them unless they happen to be spliced onto the front of whatever film you’ve gone to see at the cinema. But that couldn’t be further from the truth in regards to Nadine (find her blog here) and I. So, we’ve decided to bring you The Great Trailer Debate, a bitesize and easy to digest way of glancing over what the week’s had to offer. This week we cover Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol, ParaNorman, The Lorax, Shame, American Reunion, We Need To Talk About Kevin, Wanderlust, Underworld Awakening, Safe House and 21 Jump Street. And remember – a good trailer doesn’t necessarily bring us a good film. Continue reading
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