Since the ‘Expendables 2’ is coming out next month I thought it would be fun to do ‘the best of’ for the three biggest action stars, done Schwarzenegger a while ago and will link that below, this is obviously Willis’s best films and next week I will be doing Stallone’s best films. Just to point out that although films like ‘Pulp Fiction’ are excellent Willis was not the main character so will not be on the list. But that won’t hold back Bruce because he has done some great films mainly action but also some great Sci-Fi which makes me a fan.
Archive for July, 2012
Tags: Academy Award, Action, Alan Rickman, Brad Pitt, Bruce Willis, Combat, Dark Comedy, Die Hard, Die Hard (1988), Die Hard (1988) Review, Frank Miller, Gary Oldman, Hans Gruber, Hartigan, James Cole, Jeffrey Goines, John McClane, Korben Dallas, Leeloo, Marv, Mickey Rourke, Milla Jovovich, Review, Robert Rodriguez, science fiction plot, Sin City, Sin City (2005), Sin City (2005) Review, special effects, stunning visuals, The Best of Bruce Willis, The Fifth Element, The Fifth Element (1997), The Fifth Element (1997) Review, Twelve Monkeys, Twelve Monkeys (1995), Twelve Monkeys (1995) Review, Zorg
Tags: 13 Assassins, 13 Assassins (2011), 13 Assassins (2011) Review, 13 Assassins Trailer, amazing choreography, awwwwwwyyeeaaaahhhh!, Japanese, Katana, Koji Yakusho, Kuranaga, Lord Naritsugu, Review, Samurai, Takashi Miike
It’s a Samurai film! Bring on the Katana swinging Japanese. This film shows great spectacle using samurai and historical fighting in amazing choreography which delivers on realism. The films main selling point to me is its few against many battles, which in the end is 13 samurai against 200 elite guard (seems fair). There are very few foreign films I watch but I have been seeing more recently which make me want to keep looking out for more international films from the east. Interestingly enough I think this is the first film from japan I have reviewed and it’s good.
Tags: budget B movie, Film4, Guy Pierce, Helen OHara, James Mather, Lockout, Lockout (2012), Lockout (2012) Review, Luc Besson, Maggie Grace, Peter Stormare, President's daughter, Review, Stephen St. Leger
Not sure why Guy Pierce felt this film would be a good idea, I do feel that if they made some changes and increased the budget it could have been a much better film. However this film did do very well and feels like a budget B movie with Guy Pierce. It’s not a bad action film but it is easily forgettable. If you want to watch a film with no brains, some decent action scenes and good humour from its lead Guy Pierce.
Tags: Alfred, Anne Hathaway, Bane, Batman, Best Review, Bruce Wayne, Christian Bale, Christopher Nolan, Commissioner Gordon, favourite scene, Gary Oldman, John Blake, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Lucius Fox, Marion Cotillard, Michael Caine, Miranda Tate, Morgan Freeman, My favourite scene, Peter Bradshaw, Selina Kyle, The Dark Knight Rises, The Dark Knight Rises (2012), The Dark Knight Rises (2012) Review, Tom Hardy
‘Christopher Nolan’ really doesn’t make bad films. ‘The Dark Knight Rises’ was a great film to end the epic trilogy Nolan started with Batman Begins and then made better with ‘The Dark Knight’. This film really brings the old school epics such as ‘Ben-Hur’ with thousands of extras running around on giant sets to the modern era of films. But sadly it was the last of this superhero trilogy and possibly the best adaptation of a comic hero we will ever see.
Tags: Action, Batman, Batman Begins, Batman Begins (2005), Bruce Wayne, Christopher Nolan, DC Comics, Gary Oldman, Heath Ledger, Inception, Inception (2010), James O'Ehley, Leonardo DiCaprio, magician's, origin story, psychological, rival Victorian magicians, Sci-Fi, The Best Of Christopher Nolan, The Dark Knight, The Dark Knight (2008), The Joker, The Prestige, The Prestige (2006), Visionary filmmaker
“Hollywood deserves a better class of director… and I am going to give it to them” – Christopher Nolan. Ok so he didn’t actually say that, but you got to admit that it would be pretty great if he said that at an interview and very true quite frankly.
Ok so I am doing this piece because of the release of the Dark Knight Rises today and my review will be out on Monday. Who’s going to see it? That’s right you all are and lets have a look back at some of Christopher Nolan’s best work, to be fair he has never made a bad film which is impressive to say the least. Seriously check out rotten tomatoes all his films above 75%.
Tags: all star cast, apocalypse, asteroid, Claudia Puig, Comedy, Dark Comedy, Despot Future, End Of The World, Golden Globe Award winner, hitmen, Keira Knightley, Lorene Scafaria, Penny and Dodge, Review, romantic drama, romantics, science fiction plot, Seeking a Friend for the End of the World, Seeking a Friend for the End of the World (2012), Seeking a Friend for the End of the World (2012) Review, Steve Carell, Trailer
This film is a bit of a weird one, as it is supposed to be a comedy but ends up being mainly a drama. So in that respect it’s a hard one to review, so I will class this as a drama with a romance twist. But as for the comedy, it’s not funny and don’t expect much Steve Carell magic. The relationship between Penny and Dodge though is quite nice so it’s not a total right off.
Tags: Action, brutal violence, Combat, Comedy, Competition, Doug and Reardon, Doug Glatt, Goon, Goon (2012), Goon (2012) Review, Goon Trailer, Halifax Highlanders, Ice Hockey, Jay Baruchel, Liev Schreiber, minor league hockey, My favourite scene, Review, Roger Ebert, Ross "The Boss" Rhea, Ross Rhea, Seann William Scott
I don’t know where to start with this film, it’s funny but with a kind of heart felt performance. It’s the best character I have seen Seann William Scott perform. It is funny but also crude and coupled with brutal violence, this doesn’t bother me so I liked it. Super strange film to review.
Tags: Arthur Kipps, Ciarán Hinds, creepy mansion, Daniel Radcliffe, Ghost Story, harry potter, Horror, Review, Robbie Collin, special effects, The Woman in Black, The Woman in Black (2012) Review
The film is to me just another ghost story, I don’t really care for them. But at least this goes for more chills than in your face horror. I heard good things about this film and I get why people would like it because it’s the best of its kind for a while.