Category: Films

The Town

“I need your help. I can’t tell you what it is, you can never ask me about it later, and we’re going to hurt some people.”
“…Whose car are we gonna take?”

Films I’m Looking Forward To

As a mental note:

  • The Imitation Game
  • Foxcatcher
  • Blackhat
  • Mad Max: Fury Road
  • Terminator Genysis
  • Chappie
  • Hitman: Agent 47
  • The Jungle Book
  • Spectre
  • The Hunger Games – Mockingjay 2
  • MI:5

Maybe Kingsman and Entourage. Maybe.

This was in part to determine if I should buy an unlimited cinema subscription, something I’m loathed to do, and luckily as it stands there is no reason for it.

Interstellar

I just came back from seeing Interstellar and I thought it was very gripping, with an amazing set up, a bit of a predictable twist and a disappointing closing act. There are just so many nuggets of awesome in that film. The one thing I would have liked, is if it had been a little clearer that the wormhole near Saturn wasn’t the same as Gargantua, the super-massive black hole on the other side of the worm hole.

The film is getting a ton of shit online by some for being too cerebral, by others for being not cerebral enough and by a small few for getting the science wrong. I’m sure that in a few decades we’ll look back upon this film in the same way we look back on older films and laugh at how much they got wrong.

All in all, I liked it a lot.

Spoilers

The subject of spoilers has come up a few times in the last few days and as a result, I came to the realisation that I don’t mind spoilers because almost all film and television is so incredibly formulaic that I don’t need the spoilers to know what’s going to happen and how it’s going to happen. Very few things are a real Usual Suspects, Sixth Sense type twist for me anyway.

RED 2

So, RED 2 was kind of funny, but there were two things that stood out; , an actor I don’t think I’ve seen before, who really has the best goddamn hair in action films, and then there was this conversation, which made me laugh. A lot.

Marvin: If there’s one thing I love, it’s women and covert ops.
Frank: That’s two things.
Han: No, grasshopper. It is not.