What is meant by uncredited surprise casting is when a well-known actor takes a major role in a movie without any advertisement of their involvement. This doesn’t mean cameos. Cameos are fun but it is hardly hard to keep a thirty … Continue reading Why uncredited surprise casting is so effective
For the ten years that Friends dominated the sitcom arena, it had it’s fair share of famous faces, particularly from the world of movies. Plenty of movie stars shared the screen with the famous friends, some playing against type and others … Continue reading The best movie star cameos on Friends
Every film, regardless of what you want to do with it, what style you want to present it in or what story you want to tell (or not tell) must have structure. You can have the strangest environment, most confusing … Continue reading The Royal Tenenbaums (2001) Review
I don’t think films by Wes Anderson are for me. They have an arty, quirky and unusual style to them that I can’t quite get behind. I remember watching The Royal Tenenbaums when I was a bit younger and not … Continue reading Moonrise Kingdom (2012) Review
Sometimes, making films with your friends makes for great entertainment. When you can see that a cast genuinely really like each other, they have great banter and can spark off each other, especially in scenes that are clearly improvised, the end product is usually a very entertaining film. We’ve seen this a lot recently, particularly with the films produced by Judd Apatow. The same actors end up in each film and the result is usually very entertaining, though not always hilariously funny or a “classic” comedy. Dodgeball fits this description perfectly. The same actors end up playing the same sort … Continue reading Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story (2004) Review
About a month ago I caught the end of Ghostbusters 2. It was brilliant. I found myself reciting key lines and getting excited about seeing moments that I don’t think I’d watched since I was at leat a teenager. The Ghostbusters were a huge part of my childhood. I loved both films, the tv show, I had books, toys, bedsheets and wallpaper. I was (and still am) a huge fan. So any news about a new Ghostbusters film should be met with unbridled joy and excitement… but no. I think it is a terrible idea. Here’s why; 1. No Bill … Continue reading Why they shouldn’t make Ghostbusters 3!
Tropic Thunder feels like it wouldn’t have mattered if nobody had seen it. I watched it thinking that this film was made more for every actor involved to have fun and mess around than it was to actually make any money. It’s because of this that I loved it! From the ingenious fake trailers used to introduce each character at the beginning to the countless, ridiculous cameo’s, this film was brilliant. It felt like each actor was trying to outdo the others and be as outrageous as they could be. When those actors include Ben Stiller, Jack Black, Robert Downey … Continue reading Tropic Thunder (2008) Review