Archive for October, 2012


We had the teaser trailer not that long ago. Now we have a proper trailer with some added footage not to mention the first official poster.

 

 

 

A Good Day to Die Hard is out 14th February

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Another remake, this time its Evil Dead

So following on from our post about remakes we have another one in the form of the Evil Dead. This was a classic low budget student film made by mates. This remake is produced and written by the same people, Mr Raimi and the legend that is Mr Bruce Campbell. I like the fact that they didn’t want anyone else touching it but did it really NEED to be remade/reimagined/rehashed (whatever you would prefer)

This trailer does look similar to the original but with more money put into it and better effects added to it makes this film look very Hollywood.

I warn you this trailer is pretty gruesome

Unknown

Unknown (2011)

Directed by Jaume Collet-Serra

Starring Liam Neeson, January Jones and Diane Kruger

 

 

Whilst in Germany for a work conference with his wife Martin Harris is involved in a car crash and ends up in a coma. When he wakes he has trouble remembering certain aspects of his life. The parts he does remember lead him back to his wife but things aren’t exactly as he remembers them.

Billed as a film that Taken fans would enjoy this Drama/Thriller is nothing like Taken. It reminded me in places of The Bourne Identity (2002), a man not really knowing who he is and it was based in a foreign city making him more lost than normal. The film is very slow with the only real action being a couple of car chases. Liam Neeson is nothing like his Taken character and is a bit of a limp character. I wasn’t too sure how the film would play out and in the end I didn’t really care for any of the characters.

 

Recommend

Slow, boring and not even the presence of January Jones and Diane Kruger could pick this film up. Don’t bother.

TheFriedGold rating – 2/10 – The tag line of ‘Take your Life back’ couldn’t be more appropriate

 

 

Film Fact

According to his passport, Martin Harris was born on June 7th. This is also the birthday of Liam Neeson.

Friends with Benefits

Friends with Benefits (2011)

Directed by Will Gluck

Starring Justin Timberlake and Mila Kunis

Two people who have just come out of relationships meet and immediately strike up a great friendship. The friendship becomes a friend with benefits relationship but are there feelings bubbling underneath.

I have seen Timberlake in a few other films and never really believed him as an actor. However in this he actually came across as a decent actor,
perhaps the rom-com is the way forward for him instead of the action star – see In Time. The film features a lot of sex scenes between Timberlake and Kunis but you never see any nudity, apart from the odd bum. The film did have some funny moments although the main comedy aspect in Woody Harrelson was barely seen. There was a slight lull in the film where it became a bit boring and the tone of the film slightly changed however this picked up again towards the end. After watching this film Mila Kunis has gone straight to the top of my favourite ladies at the moment. She was incredible hot in this film, probably to do with the always being in her underwear, and has overtaken Emma Stone as hottie of the year who also makes a cameo in this film.

Recommend

I preferred this to the film out at the same time by the name of No Strings Attached. This is a rom-com with a story that plays out just like in the movies. You are probably thinking that is what all rom-coms are. Except they play on that idea by introducing a film within the film showing a classic rom-com. The film itself is very predictable but this isn’t there to win awards. For the men you will happily watch this for Mila Kunis. Girls, you will happily watch this for Justin Timberlake. If you want something fun to watch then see this.

TheFriedGold rating – 6/10 – Kunis and Timberlake are bringing sexy back

 

 

 

 

Film Fact

When Mila Kunis is picking up Justin Timberlake from the airport at the beginning of the film, she uses an old sign that says O. Penderghast on the back. This stands for Olive Penderghast whom Emma Stone played in Director Will Gluck’s previous movie Easy A.

The next Marvel release, Iron Man 3, has a trailer which was released today and shows Tony Stark in a spot of trouble, much to do with the arrival of classic villian The Mandarin. Since The Avengers (Avengers Assemble) all I’ve wanted and I’m sure many others is too see the next Marvel film. Lets just hope this stands up to what we are all expecting, more Iron Man, less Iron Man 2 (although i didnt mind it that much).