Once again, Johnny Depp shows his talent for slipping completely into a character. What a shame that this character is almost completely unnoteworthy. Mortdecai (the movie) wants to be a knowing send up of sixties caper movies, espionage thrillers and, possibly, the superb BBC series Lovejoy. Instead, it’s Johnny Depp plays the worst of Mr. […]
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Slightly Off-Centre Trailer: Mortdecai!
Johnny Depp’s new film, Mortdecai, follows the very British and slightly dim Charles Mortdecai as he searches for a stolen painting that might have a code to a lost bank account containing Nazi gold. The trailer is amusing in a slightly off-centre manner, but it’s easy to see why it’s been scheduled for the boondocks […]
Iron Man 3: Anxiety Attacks and Terrorism!
Marvel Studios continues to create ambitious, successful superhero movies with Iron Man 3 – the best of Tony Stark’s solo adventures to date. This time out, Stark is suffering post-traumatic stress disorder as a result of having his world upended in The Avengers – leaving him vulnerable both physically and emotionally. While Iron Man 3 […]
Poignant Clip from Iron Man 3!
Ever since the events of Marvel’s The Avengers, Tony Stark has had trouble sleeping…
Country Strong Is Pretty Weak!
I’m not entirely sure that Country Strong omits any cliché from the plentiful pop/jazz/rock/country-artist-falls-from-grace-then-almost-magically rebounds films, but it certainly does try hard.
MOVIE REVIEW: Iron Man 2 Hot for Summertime
With the current trend of Hollywood movies, sequels have to follow a unique blend of key ingredients in order to make it taste good. First, it has to keep the spirit of the first film alive and well. Next, it has to bigger, better, and stonger than the last. The sequel has to give us that sweet […]
MOVIE REVIEW: Iron Man 2: More is Less!
One of the hardest things to do in movies is create a sequel that equals or betters its predecessor. Iron Man 2 dos not meet that challenge – but it’s nowhere near being a bad movie. The problem is that IM2 has to do a lot of things: it has to further the story of […]
DVD REVIEW: Iron Man Ultimate 2-Disc Edition Flies High!
In my review of Iron Man during its theatrical run, after noting that the film worked mainly because of its honouring the source material from the Marvel comics, I wrapped up with: “While the action scenes aren’t as accomplished as something by Michael Bay, they come off better because director Jon Favreau understands that it’s […]
Movie Review – Iron Man Flies, but doesn’t Quite Soar!
After a year of speculation, spoilers, and marketing hype. The summer film season kicks off, not with a bang and not a whimper. One of my most anticipated films of 2008 – Iron Man is finally here in all it’s technicolor glory! I liked this movie a lot, technically it’s brilliant, acting is spot on, […]
Iron Man: Marvel’s Right Wing Superhero Soars!
Tony Stark [Robert Downey Jr.] is a hedonistic billionaire weapons manufacturer until a trip to Afghanistan for a weapons demonstration ends with him in the hands of terrorists. He builds himself a suit of iron armor to escape and goes on to put together a more refined version to enable him to save the people […]