Tuesday 31 January 2012

Not To Be Confused With... #4

The saddest thing about it is, THIS IS THE SECOND TIME THEY'VE DONE THIS!


Chronicling the lives of the 2010 Tourist Trophy road racers, TT3D is out now on DVD and Blu-ray. Watch the trailer and read my review, next...

Well, That's Disappointing.

Ferris Bueller's Day Off 1985

Honda CR-V Commercial 2012

If there's to be one statement that perfectly sums up why Matthew Broderick cheapening the legacy of his seminal role in a commercial for an overpriced family car is a bad idea, it's the bland heath and safety warning, "Professional driver on a closed course. Do not attempt".

Ferris, what's happened to you?

Monday 30 January 2012


Starring Anton Yelchin and Felicity Jones, the transatlantic love story Like Crazy is in cinemas now. Watch the trailer and read my review, next...

Sunday 29 January 2012


A dark comedy with nods towards Withnail and I, The Drummond Will is out now on DVD. Watch the trailer and read my review, next...

Saturday 28 January 2012


Ahh, remember the good old days of the body swap comedy? Well it's back in this new Jason Bateman/Ryan Reynolds vehicle from the writers of The Hangover. Watch the trailer and read my review, next...

Friday 27 January 2012

Bueller?... Bueller?... Bueller?!

If, like me, you found that to be the most baffling 10 seconds of your life, let me try and guide you through the facts. Released on the Youtube channel of chuckachucka2012 (chucka chucka being the name of that infamous vocal riff that's synonymous with Ferris Bueller and plays at the end of this clip), a user that joined this week with only this video posted, we're reliably informed that this short snippet is leading to a much bigger announcement on Monday.

Either the world is about to get extremely meta and Ferris Bueller is announcing his plans to run for President (as a Republican? I doubt it), or as that leaves us with less than a week until the commercial battleground that is the Superbowl, you can bank on it having something to do with that.

Whilst not a feature film, this commercial (for god knows what) will be for all intents and purposes a Ferris Bueller's Day Off sequel, which to be honest, I'm conflicted about. I'd love to see what the character is up to now, but not at the expense of trampling all over the legacy of one of the best films of the 1980's. I suppose that given the option, I'd rather see Matthew Broderick doing things like this than crap like Tower Heist and if Alan Ruck and Mia Sara also appear, I may just have a Hughes-gasm.

Save Ferris!

Thursday 26 January 2012


Something smells rotten and it's not just the fish. If you're planning on watching Shark Night 3D with your chums (yes, that is a fish pun), you might want to read my review first...

Wednesday 25 January 2012


From the director and star of Zombieland comes this new bank heist comedy. Watch the trailer and read my review, next...

Tuesday 24 January 2012


Starring Jason Statham, Robert De Niro and Clive Owen, the mercenaries gone rogue thriller is out now on DVD and Blu-ray. Watch the trailer and read my review, next...

Monday 23 January 2012

Alternate Movie History Goes Bananas

This week the Internet has been chock full of movies from alternate universes or revisionist takes on history that somehow don't quite add up, but that you'd definitely pay good money to see. First is the new one sheet for the promisingly titled Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter that you can see above. Next, from the awesome online gallery, Movies From An Alternate Universe comes this collection of movie posters for films that could have been.

As soon as someone invents time travel, let's let the Hollywood scriptwriters have first go on it. Seriously, who wouldn't want to see that version of Drive? All the posters are pretty special, and I can't recommend enough that you head over to the proper site to check out the rest of the collection in full. Finally, a trailer FDR American Badass!, a film that looks like it's a joke from some wacky cult sketch show you've never heard of, but (and I can't stress enough), THIS IS A REAL MOVIE.

It's the movie J. Edgar could have been, if only Clint Eastwood had been a braver filmmaker. Shoulda, woulda, coulda, Clint. Shoulda, woulda, coulda.

p.s. Thanks to Tom Hodge for sharing the trailer for FDR. I'd love to see him do a poster for it.

Sunday 22 January 2012

Jeff Who Lives At Home Trailer

The latest film from the indie film geniuses that are the Duplass brothers (The Puffy Chair, Baghead and most recently, Cyrus), the first trailer for Jeff Who Lives At Home has just hit the net. Check it out, next...

Saturday 21 January 2012


Matthew McConaughey on the set of Dazed and Confused, 1993.

Matthew McConaughey on the set of Butch Walker and the Black Widows' 
new music video, 2012.

Let this be a lesson to us all. Matthew McConaughey is immortal and cannot be killed.

Friday 20 January 2012

Not To Be Confused With... #3

It's pretty blatant, isn't it? From the quizzical, doofus faces they're pulling to the vivid colour scheme, it's quite obvious where the makers of A Few Best Men's marketing campaign looked for inspiration. However, in the battle of the Kevin's, Spacey takes Bishop.

But wait, there's more!

What the hell is a Boofhead?

Thursday 19 January 2012

Obscurity Files - OSS 117: Cairo, Nest of Spies

What with The Artist entertaining audiences in the cinemas at the moment, I thought I'd take a look at one of star Jean Dujardin's earlier roles. It turns out that The Artist was no fluke. Join me to find out why, next...

Wednesday 18 January 2012


Breaking his sworn vow of silence after witnessing the torture of a monk, Knight Marshal (James Purefoy) unwittingly takes on the might of King John and his army as he protects an embattled castle. Watch the trailer and read my review, next...

Tuesday 17 January 2012


Set in a near future that has seen humanity ravaged by a new breed of vampires, Stake Land is out now on DVD and Blu-ray. Watch the trailer and read my review, next...

Monday 16 January 2012


You know The Guard, right? It's the Irish film about a mismatched pair of cops that stars Brendan Gleeson and Don Cheadle, but is that the same around the world?

Sunday 15 January 2012


John Carpenter's first film in nearly a decade is out now on DVD and Blu-ray, but has he still got what it takes to scare audiences? Watch the trailer and read my review, next...

Saturday 14 January 2012


Released a mere two years after the Swedish original, David Fincher's take on Stieg Larsson's The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo is out now in cinemas. Watch the trailer and read my review, next...

Friday 13 January 2012

Moonrise Kingdom Trailer

My goodness, it seems like an age since Wes Anderson last had a movie out, but this new trailer for Moonrise Kingdom rewards our patience with what looks to be his most fun film in years.

Thursday 12 January 2012


Can Conan the next generation stand a chance of battling off memories of Arnie's 80's sword and sandals epic? Read my review and watch the trailer, next...

Wednesday 11 January 2012


A horror film starring Superman and Magneto from the director of Batman and Robin? How could this possibly fail? Oh...

Tuesday 10 January 2012

Obscurity Files - Moon 44

From Roland Emmerich, the director of Godzilla and Independence Day, Moon 44 is the 1990 sci-fi adventure that rivals Top Gun for pure brainless machismo. Watch the trailer and read my review, next...

Monday 9 January 2012

Viral Infection

Straight from the Epic Movie school of celebrity endorsement, I present to you this attempt of viral marketing for the upcoming DVD release of the appalling looking film, Eldorado 3D.

This film has been a long time coming (I saw the original trailer a year ago and made my feelings about it pretty clear then), so much so that cast member David Carradine has had the good sense to be dead for nearly three years. Still, that left Steve Guttenberg, Daryl Hannah, Michael Madsen, Sylvester McCoy and Rik Mayall available to do some promotion for the film, and yet...

Incredibly, rather than stopping at that first abomination they've made a whole bunch of these insults to Youtube users, my personal favourite being the one with the dodgy Britney Spears lookalike who's incapable of speaking like a normal human being.

Sorry, when's the film out again?

Maybe in the future all marketing campaigns will be like this and Eldorado 3D will serve as a video essay for future filmmakers on how to market your movie, but then again, maybe not. Aside from the virals there's also a series of short trailers hitting the web, thankfully free of Captain Jake but trying to make some unfounded and potentially libelous link between this film, The Rocky Horror Picture Show and Blues Brothers. I can hear John Landis' and Richard O'Brien's lawyers rubbing their hands together with glee now.

Who makes Steve Guttenberg a star? Definitely not the agent who got him this role. Proof you can have too many fingers in too many pies, the self proclaimed 3D Horror Comedy Western Musical has decided to go for a different audience for its DVD release on January 30th, changing its artwork from the predictable blandness of this...

to the frankly terrifying image of this.

They say you should never review a film you haven't seen, but I'm going to stick my neck out and proclaim Eldorado 3D to be "THE WORST MOVIE EVER MADE". Prove me wrong, internet. Prove me wrong.

Sunday 8 January 2012


Arriving into cinemas amidst an incredible amount of buzz, The Artist is unlike anything else you've seen on the silver screen this year, or in fact, the last 80 years. Read my review and watch the trailer, next...

Saturday 7 January 2012

Not To Be Confused With... #2

To make their thievery even more delicious, on closer inspection it becomes blatantly apparent that the makers of Pressed have just taken the photo of Colin Farrell from the cover of London Boulevard and superimposed Luke Goss's head over the top of it.

Excellent work guys. I'll see you at the design awards.

Friday 6 January 2012


Picking up exactly where the series left off, The Inbetweeners Movie sees the lads jetting off on holiday to soak up all the sun, sea and STDs they can handle. Watch the trailer and read my review, next...

Thursday 5 January 2012


A concept that turns out to be a lot of cheesy fun, the robo-camera B-movie Eyeborgs is out now on DVD. Check out the trailer and my review, next...

Wednesday 4 January 2012

APOLLO 18 BLU-RAY review

Taking the found footage genre into the next logical place (Space), Apollo 18 is out on DVD and Blu-ray now. See the trailer and my review, next...

Tuesday 3 January 2012


Coming at you like a brutal hammer attack to the skull, Kill List is now out on Blu-ray and DVD. Watch the trailer and read my review, next...

Monday 2 January 2012

Obscurity Files - Buried Alive

The debut of The Shawshank Redemption and The Mist director Frank Darabont finally makes its long overdue way onto DVD and is in need of a re-appraisal. Read my review, next...

Sunday 1 January 2012


Starring Ewan McGregor, Melanie Laurent and Christopher Plummer, Mike Mills' Beginners is out now on DVD. Watch the trailer and read my review, next...