Saturday, 26 November 2011

CEDAR RAPIDS DVD review

Starring Ed Helms from The Office and The Hangover in his first lead role, Cedar Rapids is out now on DVD and Blu-ray. Watch the trailer and read my review, next...

Tuesday, 22 November 2011

It's Time For A Bit Of Housekeeping...

Hi folks.


If anyone's been wondering why there's been such a lack of new reviews up recently, I'll blame it on a number of factors. Firstly, I've started a new job in an actual cinema that takes up a lot of my time, but they pay me to turn up so continue to turn up I shall. Secondly, my new abode has some appalling internet access that, whilst it may sound like a prime example of a 21st Century problem that no-one should really care about, is unfortunately both true and a major set back.


However, this hasn't meant that I've stopped watching films at the cinema and on DVD/Blu-ray, and I have built up a massive backlog of reviews that I need to type up and publish here for your reading pleasure. Never mind the cathartic pleasure I get from reviewing films, I'm really doing this for you lucky people* (Actually I'm lying. I've just realised that the Total Film Movie Blog Awards are just around the corner and I'm hoping to place higher in my category than I did last January ✝).


I've still got some big plans for the site that I'm working on, but for now I'm kinda hampered by my work schedule so please bear with me whilst I get some reviews written up. Here's a bold statement that I probably won't be able to stick to... I'm going to publish at least 50 reviews before the year is out.


Okay I'm off. I think I better get some writing done.


*That's clearly a joke.
✝ I came in fourth place, thanks for asking.

Friday, 11 November 2011

Who Gives A Damn About Brendan Fraser?


For reasons that I hope are obvious after seeing this trailer, despite being the sequel to a film that I didn't think was that great when I saw it in the cinemas, the awkwardly titled Journey 2: The Mysterious Island has made it onto my must see list for next year. Gone is original lead Brendan Fraser and in his place is the man who likes to be called Dwayne, but usually gets simply called The Rock.

Sure, it looks about as geologically accurate as the first film and is so brightly coloured you'll finally be glad you're wearing the light dimming 3D glasses, but by having a massively improved cast (hello Sir Michael Caine, even if you are dressed like Sean Connery in Medicine Man), it should be a lot of fun. As trade offs go, switching the original star Brendan Fraser for Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson is like swapping a Moped for a Maserati, him alone being worth the price of admission. Need proof?

Have you ever seen Brendan Fraser bounce berries off his pectorals in 3D? I think not.