Sunday 30 September 2012

Film Review: Looper

Gordon-Levitt and Willis get down to business

The sci-fiction genre has taken something of a battering in recent times; whilst films like Source Code, Inception and Moon have injected some degree of success and acclaim, others have lowered expectations and standards; think Battle: Los Angeles, Transformers and Battleship

Along then, comes Looper, a new science-fiction film from director Rian Johnson, looking to reboot the genre with a winning combination of intelligence, action and thought. And boy, does it deliver.

Thursday 27 September 2012

5 Films Still To Come In 2012

Now that big blockbuster season has wrapped up for another year, you may be thinking to yourself, what else is there to look forward to? Well, fear not people, there is still a quality line-up of Hollywood's finest on its way, ready to garner your attention at the box office. Here's my pick of the biggest films still to come in 2012. Let me know in the comments below what your most excited for! 

Looper - Out Now

Looper is the hotly anticipated time-bending sci-fi action-thriller from director Rian Johnson, starring the 'so-hot-right-now' Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Bruce Willis as the same person. Yep, both Gordon-Levitt and Willis play present and future versions of the same character, caught in a battle of wits after the latter is sent back from the future to be killed by the former, thus being eradicated from the future in the past. Sound confusing? Possibly. Sound awesome? Definitely.

Looper has already garnered glowing reviews from Empire, Total Film and a whole host of others so my expectations are pretty high for this one. Check back for my review some time in the next week!

Lawless - October 11th

Set in Depression-era America, grisly gangster drama Lawless stars big stars like Shia La Beouf, Gary Oldman and Tom Hardy. 

Much like Looper, Lawless has been getting some good reviews for its acting talent (notably Hardy) and looks to breathe new life into the gangster genre.

Expect tommy-guns, Model T's and moonshine aplenty. But definitely  not any kids with custard-guns; Bugsy Malone this ain't.

Frankenweenie - October 25th

Hot off the heels of Dark Shadows, Tim Burton is back with another gloomy and gothic story, Frankenweenie. 

Based on a short Burton originally made back in the 80's, Frankenweenie tells the story of Victor, a young scientist who brings his dog Sparky back to life Franken-style.

With regulars Christopher Lee and Danny Elfman on board, expect nothing but Burton at his kooky best.

Skyfall - November 22nd

Daniel Craig returns to the infamous role of 007 in the hotly anticipated Skyfall.

Celebrating 50 years since the franchise's d├ębut with Dr No., Skyfall is expected to be a hark back to the golden era of Bond films with many classic staples included; Aston Martins, Q, Martinis, sultry Bond girls and exotic locales.

In this instalment, Bond's loyalty to M (Judi Dench) is tested as her past comes back to haunt her. Bring it on.

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey - December 26th

Peter Jackson returns to the far off realm of Middle Earth in the first of the a trilogy adapting J.R.R Tolkein's classic novel. A prequel to the original Lord of the Rings trilogy, expect Jackson's films to be intricately scripted, carefully sculpted and beautifully shot. 

Martin Freeman plays Bilbo Baggins, a role he was born to fill in my mind. Add to this a troupe of rag-tag dwarves led by Thorin Oakenshield (Richard Amritage) and a whole host of returnees such as Ian McKellen as Gandalf, Hugo Weaving as Elrond and Andy Serkis as Gollum and we're all in for a magical treat this Boxing Day. All together now, "one ring to rule them all..."


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