Tuesday, 31 March 2015

Get Hard


When multimillionaire James King (Will Ferrell) is convicted for fraudulent payments and embezzlement he is sent to the most dangerous prison in the US, San Quentin. Under the assumption that a third of black people have been to prison, James enlists the help of Darnell (Kevin Hart) to toughen him up before his 10 year prison sentence so he doesn't become somebody's bitch.

Tuesday, 24 March 2015

15 Perfect Cinematic Moments - Cinematic Moments Blogathon


Andrew suggested the idea of a Blogathon where bloggers write about their personal favourite cinematic moments and I think it is a great idea. I feel this can tell you much about the writer themselves, what matters to them, what appeals to them and what is most important to them. It can also tell you what type of films they like. As you'll probably be able to tell I like horror films and many of my favourite perfect cinematic moments come from horror films. Some choices are violent and shocking, however in amongst the blood, incest and gut wrenching endings are a number of films that really strike a chord on an emotional level. There will be spoilers ahead.

Thursday, 19 March 2015

Focus




Nicky (Will Smith) recruits a young and promising Jess (Margot Robbie) to his crime outfit of pick pocketing, distraction and credit card theft. Nicky and Jess become involved romantically and following millions of dollars of dirty money raised Nicky leaves Jess will a healthy sum of money before going his own separate way. Three years later Nicky is in the middle of a con, but the arrival of Jess looks like it will throw the whole con into jeopardy.

Thursday Movie Picks - Young Adult Movie adaptations




Young adult movie franchises have become the biggest thing in the film industry over the course of the last decade and a half. It all started with Harry Potter way back in 2001 and what followed was adaptions of Twilight, The Hunger Games, Divergent, The Maze Runner and many others. Collectively these films have raked in billions of dollars for the film industry, you may turn your nose up at them but its looks like they are here to stay for the near future at least. 

Wednesday, 18 March 2015

Clown (2014/15)




It is Jack McCoy's (Christian Distefano) birthday and the clown that has been booked for the party cancelled at the last minute. This is a disaster because Jack is one those kids who doesn't seem to be scared of clowns, however disaster is averted as his dad, Kent (Andy Powers), finds a clown suit in a house he is trying to sell and arrives at the party dressed as a clown. Next morning, however, he can't remove the suit and he soon learns the deadly and demonic history behind the clown costume.

Thursday, 12 March 2015

Thursday Movie Picks - Live action fairy tales




The works of Hans Christian Anderson remain hugely influential even two centuries later, the films listed here may not have a direct link but remain influenced, in some way or another, by Anderson's works or by fairy tales. To be honest, I'm not sure if I've done this right. I also completely forgot you can pick bad movies. Anywho - check out the blog wanderingthroughtheshelves

Wednesday, 11 March 2015

Horror Triple Bill

Following the apparent suicide of her best friend, Laine (Olivia Cooke) remains unconvinced about the events concerning her friend’s, Debbie (Shelley Hennig), death so she investigates her house and finds an Ouija board. She convinces a few of her chums to join her in attempting to contact Debbie to find out about her death, however, they unwillingly open the gates to an evil, angry spirit who intends to pick off these devilishly handsome teenagers one by one.

Monday, 9 March 2015

Chappie




In the near future Johannesburg is the first city ever to have a fully robotised police force patrolling the streets. It turns out to be an effective move as crime rates have shot down in South Africa's largest city. Meanwhile, an employee of the company that provides the robotic police force, Deon Wilson (Dev Petal), builds a robot that has the ability to mimic human intelligence and have its own emotions and opinions (for example he could be an art or film critic). Deon  is however hijacked by a group of thugs (played by the members of the rap group Die Antwoord) and Chappie (Sharlto Copley) falls into their possession. The thugs wish to use Chappie to commit a number of crimes to help them pay back the money they owe to a drug lord. The thugs and Chappie's maker battle for his soul and protect him from those intent on destroying him.