Every year there’s a couple of films that make me want to blockade the multiplex, and shout at the queues to forget about what-ever over-produced under-souled rubbish they’re about to pay for, and go see a complete gem instead.
Alfred Hitchcock has gone down in movie history as a chatty fellow, the roguish filmmaker and droll TV host gleefully impersonated by Anthony Hopkins in last fall’s “Hitchcock.” But the British-born master of suspense began his career in the era when movies were mute, save for intertitles and musical accompaniment, and was one of the most accomplished directors of that era.
As an actor, Vin Diesel isn’t all that into subtlety (a quick look at the Fast and Furious films should be proof enough that he isn’t the new olivier).
MAN OF STEEL (M) (143 min) Directed by Zack Snyder. Starring Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Russell Crowe
The Terminator is coming back.
WORLD WAR Z (M) (116 min) Directed by Marc Forster. Starring Brad Pitt, Mireille Enos, James Badge Dale, Matthew Fox
Robert Downey Jr.
Sir Peter Jackson has probably made a pair of Hobbit fans who filmed their frenzied reactions to the new trailer even more excited. The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug teaser trailer was released yesterday, and one of the girls watching it had to bite down on a piece of tissue to stop herself from screaming
The food was 100 per cent pure American – hot dogs smothered in mustard, and burgers, chased by icecream sandwiched between two cookies. But there was more than a smattering of 100 per cent pure Kiwi accents mingling among the several-hundred-strong crowd gathered for a New Zealand film evening at Paramount Studios.
How the mighty have fallen.