Monthly Archives: February 2014

NEWS: Guardians of the Galaxy trailer goes stratospheric

The first trailer for Marvel’s biggest 2014 release, Guardians of the Galaxy, has just been launched. Taking off from one of the franchises lesser known comic lines, the ‘Guardians’ are a rag tag bunch of Neolithic no-gooders in a space-cultured solar system, and through their various mischeifs they end up imprisoned together. Rocket Raccoon (Bradley […]

What I Watched Last Night: V For Vendetta (2005)

Director:  James McTeigue Cast:  Hugo Weaving, Natalie Portman, John Hurt, Stephen Fry He’s the knife of the party. Sparking off with a brief look at the 1605 failure of Fawkes and his gunpowder gang, V For Vendetta’s timeline then jumps ahead some four centuries to modern(ish) day London and the dystopian vision of a country run […]

TOP FIVE: Drunken Punch-Ups

There’s something to be said for watching your favourite film stars stociously punching one another in the face without consequence. Film violence is the best violence, and when the perps are heavily inebriated then it’s even better. Here are Movie Quibble’s top five drunken brawls. 5. The Hurt Locker (2008) – The sniper scene from […]

NEWS: AFTA the BAFTAS

The 2014 British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) awards have just concluded, much to the joy of the winners…and the relief of the facial and wrist muscles of the people at the front that had to relentlessly clap and grin and be attractive for three hours straight. Most of the awards gravitated towards […]

Total Lack Of Recall: Blade (1998)

Upon returning home from a night of drinking, I decided to watch and review the Wesley Snipes vampire flick Blade.  In my state of advanced inebriation I scribbled just three words, but in this case they seem far more suitable than a lengthy analysis. Though it may be short, the review below will tell you […]

What I Watched Last Night: Great Expectations (2012)

Director: Mike Newell Cast: Jason Flemyng, Helena Bonham Carter, Jeremy Irvine, Ralph Fiennes, Holiday Grainger Everyone knows the story, but here it is anyway; a young orphan named Pip leads a hard life under disciplinarian Mrs Gargery and her fumbling bumpkin husband Joe. One day, he steals away to his parents’ grave and comes across […]

Total Lack of Recall: The Withnail and I Drinking Game

Film Outline: Withnail and I (1987) is the heartbreakingly comic tale of two failing actors and their ever spiralling descent into vagrancy and alcohol dependency. Richard E. Grant plays would-be-Hamlet Withnail with wide eyed tenacity, while Paul McGann observes and narrates as his slightly more ‘together’ flat mate and friend. Drinks Required:  Red wine, ale […]

Top Five: Room Wreckings

There’s an hour long documentary on YouTube called ‘Hellraisers’ which recounts the revelries of various ne’er-do-well celebrity figures, including the likes of Peter O’ Toole (RIP), Oliver Reed and Richard Harris. Truth be told, the doc is a fairly one-dimensional take on the hellraising lifestyle, with the bitter lows pushed to the back in favour […]

NEWS: The Transporter series gets rebooted, Statham gets put in the boot

Although he had a great deal of exposure through Lock Stock (1998) and Snatch  (2000), the best of Guy Rithcie’s gaggle of gangster flicks,  ‘The Stath’ didn’t consolidate himself as an action star staple until 2002’s The Transporter, which saw him neither taking or giving names as the ex-marine Frank Martin. The following two sequels […]

TOP TEN: Underdog Sports Movies

As you read this, hundreds of athletes are ri-skiing life and limb out there on the slopes of the Sochi, looking to seize a very cold gold medal at the XXII Winter Olympics. Conditions aren’t the best, and images of plumbing-free bathrooms and playdo door knobs at the Olympic ‘village’ are all over the interwebs. […]