15 June 2012
Rock of Ages
This is the better of the two trailers that I’ve seen and it still looks shit. Rock Of Ages looks like a tremendous waste of a talented cast (plus the hot chick from Footloose 2011 and that dude who isn’t Aaron Johnson). Akin to inviting Tom Cruise round your manor to play Guitar Hero with the only difference being that he can’t jump all over your sofa Oprah-style in the film.
What seems like part documentary and part soap ends up being part good. Read my full review here.
Noel Clarke is cancer to the UK film industry and unfortunately the industry is not reacting to treatment. Luckily he doesn’t appear to be in this too much. Instead we get girls running and then running their mouths in a typical ‘girl from the estate enters world of rich girl and is better and they argue and whatnot’ story.
It comes to something when Cillian Murphy and Elizabeth Olsen can sell a movie to me more than Bobby De Niro and Sigourney Weaver but sadly that is the case. This trailer looks fucking sweet but I have a horrible feeling it’ll be turd.
I both love and hate R-Patz. Dude has the world on a platter and seems to hate it, but then I love that he looks like he’s constantly hungover with that pale expression and being eternally glazed with sweat. Regardless, Cronenberg, Giamatti, Binoche, Morton and fucking Jay Baruchel all make this a must watch. Plus it looks expensive.
My Pick: Cosmopolis
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REVIEW | Polisse
Perhaps it was the double bill the night before that culminated in a midnight screening of Prometheus and an hour and a half journey home, but this film seemed very long. A drama that seems half documentary and half episodic soap opera, it follows a child protection unit in Paris and a photographer who has been assigned to them. The director (who also wrote the film and plays the photographer) saw a documentary on the subject and then spent an extended amount of time with the CPU as research for the film and she states that the cases in the movie are based on those that happened in real life and, while that is disturbing, it never quite managed to shock me. Outside of the work place, the narrative is nothing more than generic really. I understand that this kind of work is likely to negatively impact on your world outside of work and the film never manages to cut deeper than that. A lightweight film covering a morally heavy subject, it is worth a watch but not worth rushing to do so.
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