Saturday, 31 January 2015

The Equalizer

Robert McCall is a retired Black Ops agent who now works in a hardware store. He lives a relatively lonely life as he has no family to speak of, however he goes down to the local cafe everyday and he meets teenage prostitute Teri (Chloe Grace Moretz). Robert finds her pimp and dispatches him and his cronies expertly. This leads to Russian gangster leader Vladimir Pushkin sending his enforcer Teddy (Martin Csokas) in retaliation and this leads to a violent game of cat and mouse.

Sunday, 25 January 2015

The Interview

Dave Skylark (James Franco) hosts Skylark Tonight, a chat show that focuses on the wired side of the news. The producer, Arron Rapoport (Seth Rogan), wishes to produce a serious report to boost the credibility of the chat show. The ideal opportunity seems to present itself when it is discovered that the Supreme leader of North Korea, Kim Jong un (Randall Park), is a big fan of Skylark Tonight. Using Skylark Tonight's popularity with the Supreme Leader, Arron manages to get an interview with the leader of the secretive nation. The CIA use this opportunity to instruct the journalists to assassinate the dangerous Kim Jong un.

Friday, 23 January 2015

Birdman and Exodus

Riggan (Michael Keaton) is an actor best known for the playing the role of Birdman in a major superhero series. Riggan tries to reignite his career by directing and starring in a Broadway play. However, to reinvent his career he must impress a hardnosed theatre critic whose review will decide the play's success. Meanwhile Riggan must battle with his own ego and family issues whilst attempting to rebuild his damaged career and shake off his Birdman history.

Wednesday, 14 January 2015


After getting herself caught up in some dodgy deal with a group of Korean gangsters, Lucy (Scarlett Johansson) manages to turn the tables on her captors when the drug she is injected with accidentally activates. The side effects dramatically limit her life span but gives her special abilities that make her untouchable.

Sunday, 11 January 2015

2014 Catch up part 5

When Nicholas McCarthy's film was originally released at the IFC Midnight film festival it was titled Home - a title that would not look amiss on the DYI channel - but it got the name change to something rather more exciting. At the Devil's Door is Nicholas McCarthy's sophomore effort (his second feature film following the impressive The Pact) and it shows signs that McCarthy is a perfectly capable director as his latest film is a technical accomplishment. The film certainly has its moments, there are some good chills, particularly in the film's superbly creepy opening  and film's refreshingly ambiguous ending but the film's best ideas are taken from more accomplished and better horror films such as Rosemary Baby and The Omen.