Posted: March 11, 2015 | Author: Donald | Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: Bill Nighy, Caleb Landry Jones, Callum Turner, Celia Imrie, David Strathairn, David Thewlis, Dev Patel, Diana Hardcastle, John Boorman, John Madden, Judy Dench, Lillette Dubey, Maggie Smith, Ol Parker, Pat Shortt, Penelope Wilton, Queen and Country, Richard E. Grant, Richard Gere, Ronald Pickup, Tamsin Greg, The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel | Leave a comment »
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Queen and Country, the new semi-autobiographical film from writer/director John Boorman (the semi part) is a sequel to Boorman’s earlier film Hope and Glory, an episodic comedy about a young lad’s picturesque adventures during World War II.
When we last saw the wee Bill, he had arrived at school to see it on fire from having been bombed during the Blitzkrieg, prompting him to yell out, “Thank you, Adolf”. It’s nearly a decade later now and Bill is an older teen and is conscripted into the army during the Korean War.
How you respond to Queen and Country will probably depend on how you respond to the way Bill is dramatized here. Personally, and to be ruthlessly honest, I found him a poor excuse for a human being who, first, has an amazing inability to fully comprehend just how lucky he is, and second, for someone whose future lies as a filmmaker, an amazing inability to understand, empathize or read the people he interacts with. Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: May 29, 2014 | Author: Donald | Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Alexander Desplat, Bryan Cranston, Bryan Singer, Dave Callaham, David Strathairn, Elizabeth Olson, Evan Peters, Gareth Edwards, Godzilla, Hugh jackman, Ian McKellen, Jane Goldman, Jennifer Lawrence, Juliette Binoche, Ken Watanabe, Matthew Vaughn, Max Borenstein, Michael Fassbender, Nicholas Hoult, Patrick Stewart, Peter Dinklage, Peter McAvoy, Sally Hawkins, Simon Kinberg, X-Men: Days of Future Past | 56 Comments »
All the while, while watching Godzilla, the mega monster movie epic written by Max Borenstein from a story by Dave Callaham and directed by Gareth Edwards, all I could think is “where is Mystery Science Theater 3000 when you need them?”
(I remember this one moment, see, and this female MOTU, okay, she like passes over the central character, Ford Brody, and you can like see its testicular like sac carrying its eggs and everything, and, and I so wanted Crow, Tom Servo or Gypsy to call out, “Please don’t teabag me, please don’t teabag me”). Read the rest of this entry »