Monday 18 February 2013

Tim Burton talks

Not to me, for once. But to the Hollywood Reporter's Scott Feinberg.

Thursday 14 February 2013

The Company You Keep trailer

Directed by Robert Redford. Very 70s; my favourite film era. And what a cast.

Trance trailer

Directed by Danny Boyle. This is the red band one. Prepare for some gore.

Thursday 7 February 2013

Hit By A Bus. Again. And again.

They're called clich├ęs for a reason, as this compilation shows. I was actually present during the filming of one of these moments. Can you guess which?


Saturday 2 February 2013

Frankenweenie: The Visual Companion

Out February 5.

Spring Breakers trailer

I've never really been a fully paid up member of the Harmony Korine fan club, but this certainly looks promising.

Byzantium trailer

Gemma Arterton. Saoirse Ronan. Neil Jordan. Vampires. What's not to like.

Friday 1 February 2013

Bullet To The Head

There's a new Walter Hill movie out in cinemas today. It's called Bullet To The Head and stars Sylvester Stallone. The reviews have been mixed at best. I've not seen it yet, so can't attest to its artistic merits, but it's directed by the guy who made The Driver and 48 Hrs and Southern Comfort and The Warriors and Streets Of Fire among others, and who also co-wrote and produced Alien. All of which makes Hill a legend in my book. Go see.


If you haven't watched this, you really should. And if you have, it's worth another look. Delightful. Sublime storytelling.

Friday 25 January 2013

Out today in the UK: Zero Dark Thirty

My favourite film of last year. See it.

The Force is strong in this one

According to Deadline Hollywood, JJ Abrams is directing the next Star Wars film. I, for one, think this is a great idea. But until official confirmation arrives, it's still a rumour, albeit a strong one.

The internet has already had a lot to say already, but the one thing that Abrams' hiring will bring is a degree of secrecy that can only be beneficial. I'd like to go into this one knowing as little as possible.

Here's EW's take on the Abrams news.

Thursday 24 January 2013

Wednesday 16 January 2013

Upstream Color trailer

I adore Shane Carruth's debut feature Primer, so much so I have been known to get quite evangelical about it in the presence of non-seers. Carruth's follow-up, Upstream Color, has been a long time coming, but audiences at Sundance will finally be witness its unveiling this month. I. Can't. Wait. Although since I'm not at Park City, I'm going to have to...

Tuesday 8 January 2013

Sunday 6 January 2013

Evil Dead trailer

I love Sam Raimi's original Evil Dead. I saw it theatrically on its initial release. I saw it on video when the BBFC deemed fit to release it in the UK. And I've seen it on DVD many, many times since. As such I wasn't, I admit, too interested in this remake, despite Raimi's involvement as producer. And yet this trailer has totally changed my mind. It's creepy and gory and has a real 70s vibe. I hope the film matches up.

Saturday 5 January 2013

Last minute amendment

Killing Them Softly was always there are there abouts when doing my top 12. I liked it a lot when I first saw it, but watching it again last night I realised the error of my ways when not including it in my final list. So, it's in. Not sure what would go, so it's now a top 13. And if you've got a problem with that, I'll send Jackie round.