This week sees the twentieth anniversary of the release of the Disney classic, Pocahontas. The world has changed considerably in those two decades, but the underlying issues and problems with the film remain very contemporary.
Ok. Own up. Who is it? Which of you is it that keeps buying tickets to watch films in 3D? There must be some of you out there that have been to see more than one movie with the added dimension, because the cinemas keep putting them on and studios keep making them.
To paraphrase the BBFC: 'Moderate threat, occasional bloody moments, action violence... and some really stupid characters.'
I just love what Secret Cinema does; it makes you feel special. From the second you arrive, disguised, and in-character (you're assigned a unique ID) you're made to feel like part of the film.
It has been said by many actors that screen longevity has more to do with charm than talent, and if my brief encounter with Lee was anything to go by he had it in spades.
Just five days after its Kickstarter launch his first project, a short film called ANNA, has raised more than half the funds needed for production
The truth is, Pacino can't really hold a note, but it scarcely matters. He's as mesmerising now as when he made his screen debut more than 40 years ago. And while in many of his films he shone brighter than many of the cast, here there is a level playing field thanks to the presence of Plummer and the ever brilliant Annette Bening.
Jude Law is on good form as the secret agent who is guided through his missions by Melissa McCarthy, a chubby, single agent who clearly worships the ground he walks on. She's the Chloe to his Jack Bauer...
So the best thing about being in a feature film is that you get your own trailer, with your own loo (get me!) and your name on the door. Actually its never your name is your character's name which is odd - perhaps they want you to stay in character all the time like Daniel Day Lewis...
I'm going to just come right out and say it: this is a bad film. From its random title that leads you to believe this is some sort of bromance, to its...
Ian Gabriel's Four Corners is stylish, powerful, disturbing and brutally realistic cinema with echoes of City of God and Amores Perros, Melissa McCart...
Out-priced in Cannes? No room at the inn? Or, couldn't get there in time? Well, Cannes isn't the only star-studded film festival taking place in France this year! Here are some of the other great festivals of cinema that France has to offer for cinephiles, culture vultures and star-spotters - in some truly beautiful destinations.
Reminiscent of Dustin Hoffman's Last Chance Harvey (bittersweet London sightseeing romance-type genre) and Love Actually (hero desperately trying to find partner with community help), Man Up rests on the muscular shoulders of that reliable mistaken identity premise.
San Andreas might be the stupidest film I've ever seen.... a new breed of stupid. It's not low-budget slapdash stupid. It's not aimed-at-children stupid. It's not silly knockabout action-star totally-fun stupid. It's stupid-stupid. The things that happen in it, the things people say, everything is done without a shred of intelligence, sophistication or even care.
The first I knew of San Andreas was (name drop alert) while interviewing Alexandra Daddario last year. The drop dead gorgeous, not bad actress was plugging True Detective and was hyped about the shoot in Australia. I tried to share her enthusiasm but Dwayne Johnson has never been top of my list when it comes to must see movies. The fact San Andreas is as enjoyable as it is was a welcome surprise.
During these years, I was trying to be "alternative." I rarely watched blockbusters (although I saw Four Weddings and A Funeral about six times in the cinema); I only liked "indie" rather than mainstream chart music. Depp was the perfect movie star for me - odd, offbeat, beautiful.