Peter Parker, with the help of his mentor Tony Stark, tries to balance his life as an ordinary high school student in New York City while fighting crime as his superhero alter ego Spider-Man when a new threat emerges. (IMDb) It sure does seem like there has been a hell of a lot of Spider-man […]
Political interference in the Avengers’ activities causes a rift between former allies Captain America and Iron Man. And wasn’t it great? First thing I said after watching it was “let’s watch it again.” And I did, although two days later, not straight away. So yeah, I really enjoyed it. But it is one of those […]
aka Avengers Assemble, which is a totally crap name. Even Marvel’s the Avengers would’ve been better. Stupid marketing decisions are stupid. Okay, so long time readers of the blog here will know that I am a huge fan of Joss Whedon. Just take a look at the post before this one and you’ll know what […]
Based on books by Arthur Conan Doyle I really enjoyed the first of these “reimaginings”, although I don’t think that Robert Downey Jr.’s character is really Sherlock Holmes. I haven’t read a lot of the Conan Coyle stories, although they are on Mount TBR, but this flashy character just doesn’t seem right for Holmes. The […]
based on characters created by Stan Lee IMDb ; Metacritic I really enjoyed Iron Man and I love Mr. Downey Jr. and I think Jon Favreau is so very adorable. All positives, so I’m guessing you can all feel the but coming. I’m going to keep you waiting, for a little while at least, because […]
Based on books by Arthur Conan Doyle IMDb ; Sherlock Holmes Guy Ritchie’s re-imagining of Sherlock Holmes is quite a different man from the detective that might pop into your head when you hear the name. There are similarities, of course, but this film has all the flash of a Ritchie film. All that flash […]
Ever since Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang I’ve loved Robert Downey Jr. and that is the main reason I wanted to go see this film. Sure, I enjoy superhero films, but I know nothing at all about Iron Man, so it wasn’t any grá for that character that made me go. For those of you who share this non-knowledge Iron Man is Tony Stark, a genius of a weapons-dealer. When things go wrong for him in Afghanistan he ends up thinking that the only route forward is to give up the whole destruction business, obviously enough his share-holders object slightly.
This is based on the true story of a serial killer in the 1970’s in California who highlighted his murders with cryptic letters to newspapers. He killed at random, and called himself The Zodiac, and wrote his letters in a code. He also often sent bloodstained items of clothes along with these letters as a sort of proof. He was never caught. Robert Graysmith was working as a cartoonist at one of the newspapers where the letters arrived, and became caught up in the case. The film is based on his book of the events of the time.
I have come to conclusion that I dislike this new animation style of digital-rotoscoping. That is where actors are filmed and then converted into animation using some computer aided magic. (As you can see I am all up on the technical terms) The previous film in this style I saw was Renaissance, which suffered from […]
It is the 1950’s, and McCarthyism is rife in America as the hunt for reds under bed trundles on. In CBS Ed McMurrow begins to highlight McCarthy’s scare tactics and methods on his current affairs television show. The film is told both by the actors and by actual footage from the time. We get to […]
- Robert Downey Jr. …. Harry Lockhart
- Val Kilmer …. Gay Perry
- Michelle Monaghan …. Harmony Faith Lane
I’ve been vaguely wanting to see this film for a while now, but until last night I kept putting if off. Glad I’m finally went, because this is one of 2005’s best films.
It all starts off with Harry, our narrator, who at first you might think is a tad too po-mo and self-knowing, but he is so well written, and his lines delivered so well by Robert Downey Jr that you are never in danger of distancing yourself from the action, and the humour.