The graveyard of films based on ‘young adult’ (YA) book properties is getting close to hanging up a ‘no vacancy’ sign with the arrival of Divergent.
Pet owners are always trying to sneak their animal’s medication by hiding it in their meals. Filmmaker Darren Aronofsky uses the same strategy with Noah by smuggling potent existential ideas into a film with a blockbuster mentality.
It’s the only female-led YA adult series to succeed at the box-office since the first Hunger Games, and while most of the others *cough The Mortal Instruments, The Host, Beastly, Beautiful Creatures cough* haven’t deserved the right to ignite a cinematic franchise, Divergent most certainly does.
The 61st Sydney Film Festival today announced 32 films to be featured in this year’s event in advance of the full program launch on Wednesday 7 May.
Prepare to be shaken.
One of the most resonant moments in The Avengers is when Captain America is chatting to Nick Fury about reacclimatising to contemporary life. Chris Evans delivers this line, loaded with melancholy “When I went under, the world was at war. I wake up, they say we won. They didn’t say what we lost.” In Captain America: The Winter Soldier co-directors Joe and Anthony Russo send Steve Rogers into a 70s conspiracy thrill ride that uses S.H.I.E.L.D to question what America has become.
Bad Neighbours is worth your time for Byrne’s potty mouth, Rogen’s hairy back and watching Franco and Efron profess their (brotherly) love for each other.
Hold onto your butts because if there’s one film based on a multibillion dollar toy empire you see this year, make it this brick-fest.
He’s one of pop culture’s great tough guys: a wise-cracking, grizzled character actor who has carved a career playing troubled men.
Thanks to Madman Entertainment we have 10 Double In Season Passes to The Raid 2: Berandal.
In this super-sized POD SAVE OUR SCREEN Maria and Blake chat Veronica Mars, I, Frankenstein, The Monuments Men, Tracks on the road and before and after delicious pizza.
If a Tom Clancy novel had an affair with a comic book the lovechild would be Captain America: Winter Soldier. The final product is a tug-of-war between grit and goof.
After seeing The Raid, every other action movie feels like it’s wearing nappies. Well after seeing The Raid 2: Berandal expands the focus and splashes the unforgettably intense style of the original across a city infested.
The Grand Budapest Hotel politely squishes itself into the upper tier of Anderson’s resume.
If you’ve ever stepped inside a gym for even a second you’ll have a newfound respect for the kinds of weights these guys are lifting.
Veronica Mars, it’s good to see you again.
The plot is ridiculous, and the coincidences, preposterous conveniences and baffling plot holes become hard to ignore. In the end, it matters little. This is pure escapism…
A little of the spark from The Raid is missing in The Raid 2: Berandal but Evans’ artistry as an action director is undeniable. Evans, Uwais and Indonesia are the new centre of the arse kicking universe.
Need for Speed ensures that the reputation of films based on videogames remains in tatters. It’s a lemon.
“Are you here to see Rob Zombie or to critique the movie?”