Author Archives: Movie Quibble

Movie Quibble’s Early Oscar Predictions 2017/2018

Nic Cage wins big. Roman Polanski gets his just(ice) desserts. Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway pull off one last job. Meryl Steep is there.

“I’ve got the Oscars fever. Hope you’ve got it too. Pour me some bubbly now. It’s all you gotta do!”

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Rejected Movie Pitches #4 Vertical Limit 2: Horizontal Limit – Side by Side

A scintillating sequel to 2000’s Vertical Limit, pushing new horizon(tal)s in disaster movie filmmaking. Set between a rock and a rock place and starring The Rock from 127 Hours.

Rejected Movie Pitches #3 – China Girls

I’m a mess without
My China Girl
Wake up mornings, there’s
No China Girl
I’d hear hearts beating
Loud as thunder
I’d see stars crashing down

Movie Quibble’s Ten Best Films of 2016

A totally subjective set of films that I found to be enjoyable in 2016. Although I did not watch EVERY film of 2016, I did watch every film trailer, so that has to count for something… right?

Rejected Movie Pitches #2 – Man On a Higher Ledge

An (ab)Original Movie Quibble film script celebrating Australia Day 2017.

Book as House, Word as Brick: First – and Lasting – Impressions Upon Reading M.Z. Danielewski’s House of Leaves

Movie Quibble’s Tom Bruce deconstructs the book that made Infinite Jest look like the Metro cartoon column. Then reconstructs it, without referring to the original blueprints.A grave mistake. And in next week’s essay (sneak preview only £4.99) discover the intricacies of Kevin Smith’s groundbreaking House of Leaves adaptation starring Jay Baruchel. They said ‘It couldn’t be filmed’. It was filmed.

Movie Quibble’s Ten Worst Films of 2016

As one year of listening to middle-aged leave-voting cinema goers say “They gave the whole bloody film away in the trailer!” loud enough for the whole room to hear comes to an end, another one lies just around the corner. Isn’t life grand? Could you lend me a grand, actually? I might start a Patreon […]

Rejected Movie Pitches #1 – The Limb Cutter Series

Every great film has humble beginnings. Pirates of the Caribbean was nought but a corny Disneyland ride until Jerry Bruckheimer decided to do a film out of it. Transformers was merely a globally best-selling line of morphing action figurines and a hugely successful long-running animated television series before Michael Bay thought it might be amusing to […]

Ayoade on: Ayoade On Ayoade – A Cinematic Odyssey – by Richard Ayoade

Guest critic and part time miniaturist head-based hedge grower Richard Ayoade weighs in with a sometimes scathing, often snarky, but ultimately totally and unavoidably biased and self-congratulatory ‘think’ piece on his own introspective surrealist (semi)fictional autobiography, Ayoade On Ayoade: A Cinematic Odyssey. What follows is an overbearingly analytical self-reflective (much abridged) review of an interview […]

Chalk it! – Star Walls: Episode V4 – A New Rope

INTRO (Video Warning: Rest In Pieces Headphone Users)  All resemblances to intellectual property of Lucas Arts/Disney are purely coincidental/accidental, whichever of the two sounds better. Song name: Dank Wars by ‘ayyy donkey’.  Darth Sender Combines Training with Interrogating: it’s Intertrainingating.  The all powerful Darth Sender, top ranked climber in the Sendpire’s stable of athletes, doesn’t limit […]