From the creator of FAMILY GUY and TED, a baffling disappointment.
At nearly two hours, where did all the jokes go?
My review: http://www.filmaluation.com/a-million-ways-to-die-in-the-west.html
THE WIRE maestro Idris Elba has had a go at directing. What do you think?
Now that's a cast...
(Not so sure about the director though.)
A cacophony of inept storytelling and bland computer imagery.
My review of MALEFICENT: http://www.filmaluation.com/maleficent.html
CHEF is the winning new flick from Jon Favreau. It's out now in North America, and will be released in the UK on the 25th June.
You can read our review here.
Here are some clips to give you an, ahem, flavour...
Woody Allen's latest...
Out to own today:
Inside Llewyn Davis
“No, I didn’t meet Private Presley,” Troy Nelson (Stark Sands) to Llewyn Davis (Oscar Isaac)
An unlikeable lead never evolving or learning lessons, how unbelievably refreshing in a sea of stale character arcs. The last scene is a brilliant choice. Might INSIDE LLEWYN DAVIS be the most accomplished cinematic work to capture the Beat Generation of authors, poets and singers? FEAR AND LOATHING IN LAST VEGAS, HOWL, THE RUM DIARY, ON THE ROAD and KILL YOUR DARLINGS have varying degrees of successes, though felt lacking. It has taken filmmaking titans Joel and Ethan Coen to fashion a beguilingly abrasive take. Cleverly side-stepping the minefield of adapting groundbreaking literature, the directing siblings have made an intimate treatise on blinkered perfectionism. [To read more, click here.]
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