This Is The End is a riot. Well, not so much a riot as an apocalypse. The movie’s premise is that Jay Baruchel (playing a semi-fictionalised version of himself) – and who’s in self-imposed exile from the Hollywood he finds distasteful – flies to Los Angeles to visit his old […]
Oz the Great and Powerful is set about 20 years before Dorothy gets whisked away to the magical kingdom by the tornado – so it’s kind of an “Oz origins” story. It tells how the “wizard” – actually a ridiculously crass, greedy and utterly ineffectual conman called Oscar Diggs – […]
The Rise of the Planet of the Apes is a glossy re-imagining of how the world of the seventies Sci-Fi tv series – where talking chimps rule the world and humans are dumb slave labor – comes about. This time, a crumply scientist (James Franco) tries to cure Alzheimers and […]
Danny Boyle’s 127 Hours movie about Aron Ralston, that selfish fool who fell down a canyon and had to chop off his own hand with a pen-knife, is horrible-horrible-horrible – so much so that it’s almost unwatchable in places. Yet it’s also quite brilliant. James Franco is absolutely spot on […]
Brimming over with integrity, kindness, wit, moral outrage and moral authority; a class act. (And that’s just the movie.) Thank you Harvey Milk. For everything, really.