Monthly Archives: November 2013

Top Five: Arnie Cheat Meals

Arnold Schwarzenegger was a pretty big guy in his day, and 99% of the time he was extremely conscious of all aspects of his physical health, particularly when it came to nutrition: plenty of meat and veg…and of course, he always had a Green Beret for breakfast. No matter how disciplined, how motivated, how godlike […]

Review: Don Jon – 4/5

Director:  Joseph Gordon-Levitt Certificate:  18 Cast:  Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Scarlett Johansson, Julianne Moore, Tony Danza Running Time:  90 min   Plot:  Don Jon (Gordon-Levitt) is obsessed with routine and seeks perfection in all aspects of his life, but what he likes most of all is some quality alone time at home with a porno. Though he […]

Top Five: Pigs in the Pictures

Pigs make for great pets. Easy to look after (they live in mud and will basically eat anything) and hilarious to watch, when you finally get boared -teehee- of them you can just cook them! Pigs pop up in a wide array of mainstream films though famously they refuse to work with James Cameron…they thought […]

What I Watched Last Night: Battleship Potemkin (1925) With live organ accompaniment

Director: Sergei M. Eisenstein Plot: 1925 silent propaganda film depicting the civil unrest and eventual uprising against the Tsarist regime in 1905 Russia. Do they REALLY need that many lookouts? Seems excessive.  Widely regarded as the best silent film ever, Battleship Potemkin is a hugely influential propaganda piece depicting the overthrow of the Russian Tsarist […]

Review: Gravity- 4/5

Director: Alfonso Cuaron Certificate: PG Cast: Sandra Bullock, George Clooney Running Time: 91 min   Plot: After a satellite explodes and causes a chain reaction, astronauts Matt Kowalski (George Clooney) and Ryan Stone (Sandra Bullock) become separated from their ship and find themselves floating off in space. ‘Being an astronaut is a world away from […]

What I Watched Last Night: Sunset Boulevard (1950)

Director: Billy Wilder Cast: William Holden, Gloria Swanson, Nancy Olson, Eric Von Stronheim Sunset Boulevard is a classic noir thriller from old school master Billy Wilder, who also directed Double Indemnity and Some Like It Hot. Struggling writer Joe Gillis (William Holden) teeters on the edge of bankruptcy as he attempts to get his movie […]

Review: Thor: The Dark World -3/5

Director:  Alan Taylor Certificate: 12A Cast:  Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, Natalie Portman, Christopher Eccleston, Idris Elba, Kat Dennings, Anthony Hopkins Running Time:  112 min   Plot: 5000 years after their defeat at the hands of the Asgardians, Malekith (Christopher Eccleston) leads his Dark Elves once more in an attempt to wipe out the universe using […]

What I Watched Last Night: Eraserhead (1977)

Director: David Lynch ( other films include Mullholland Drive, Twin Peaks and Blue Velvet) Cast: Jack Nance, Charlotte Stewart, Judith Roberts David Lynch is a crazy, intelligent and highly influential director. His film Eraserhead – which took five years and huge personal sacrifice- is proof of that. Jack Nance plays Henry, a frantic factory print […]

Top Ten: Goosebump-Inducing Scenes

Goose bumps are brought on by some kind of reaction in the sympathetic nervous system which activates the pituitary glands to trigger the fight or flight response or something, but that’s not really important. Below is list of great moments upon which I can rely for a fix of the chills. Warning: Spoilers Ahoy! 10. […]

What I Watched Last Night: Killing Them Softly – 3/5

(This is not a formal review, just a few thoughts) Director: Andrew Dominik- he’s only done three films, the other two being Chopper and The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford, both of which I thought were great. Cast: Brad Pitt, James Gandolfini, Richard Jenkins, Ray Liotta, Scott McNairy I missed this […]