Ah! The Thing 2011, the pointless, unneeded and unwanted film, a prequel to John Carpenter's 1982 horror Classic. Why was it made? Surely to capitalize on the popularity of a film made 32 years ago, a film that didn't need either a sequel or a prequel, but was still given one, with a budget double the size of the original that lacked both tension and scares which made the original such a fantastic film. But for some reason it was still enjoyable slice of Hollywood entertainment. Why?
Thursday, 22 March 2012
Tuesday, 20 March 2012
Posted on 00:05 by pedromonkey
I’ve seen this film countless times but always as entertainment, never looking at the film as I do now as a reviewer. I've always tried to avoid studying the films I watch as I feel it takes away the enjoyment of watching a movie, but like I said, as I’ve seen this film, in an 'entertainment' capacity so many times, I’ve decided that now I can look into how it was made, written, acted and constructed and why this process of film making has always entertained me. Demolition Man is that film and to be honest I’d never really realised how insane this film was.
Sunday, 11 March 2012
Posted on 01:45 by pedromonkey
Here's something i thought i'd never do, review a Twilight movie, why have i decided to review one now after three previous films have been released? well there is a reason, one of those reasons is because i thought it would be funny to read a review from someone who really really disliked it, and likes to pick holes in it's logic. Well that's what i did, click the read more link to find out why i hated it so much but be warned there are SPOILERS and a LOT of bad language...
Friday, 9 March 2012
Posted on 01:24 by pedromonkey
Nic Cage has made a career out of making B-movies that get wide releases. Sure some of them are actually quite good and a lot of fun, for example, just look at Drive Angry, a film that knows what it is and makes no apologies for it, which, in my opinion, makes the film a hell of a lot more fun that it has any right to be. Sometimes though, and this is actually most of the time, he churns out dud after dud. The recent of which is the Neighbourhood watch turned nasty chase thriller, Justice.
Friday, 2 March 2012
Posted on 02:20 by pedromonkey
This next review is about a film that shows us what could happen in the world's population caught a cold all at the same time and how the government would cope. It's an interesting subject that is based more in the realm of reality than any zombie apocalypse. Check out my review for Steven Soderbergh's paranoid hygiene thriller drama thingy after the jump.
Thursday, 1 March 2012
Posted on 03:18 by pedromonkey
Here's a little bit of a change to the usual reviews. I've decided to post a list of the ten films that have influenced me as a person and as a reviewer. A list that contains everything from comedy, Action , Sci-fi, Horror and thrillers. Not only am I a film review but I am also a struggling, and I mean struggling screenwriter and have only ever managed to finish one script so far. So not just a look at the films that made me who I am but ones that also influenced and continue to influence my writing .