You can’t help but notice how impressive an actress Julia Roberts is from the first moments she appears on-screen in Pretty Woman. Considering this is fairly early in her career, she has a charm and likeability which carries a fairly dull … Continue reading Pretty Woman (1990) Review
Bogart and Bergman, Gere and Roberts, Rogers and Astaire: The movies are full of classic on-screen couples who have defined romance in the films. The producers of Passengers must have felt they were on to the same thing when they cast … Continue reading Passengers (2016) Review
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
There are many examples of movie star siblings in Hollywood. Some families have fantastic success throughout their family while others have one prolific, movie star sibling while the other brother or sister struggles to put together a career as varied, interesting … Continue reading Sibling vs. Sibling: Who does it better?
As a kid, I never liked the movie Hook. I remember being disappointed that it wasn’t the action adventure that I remember the original story being, or the Disney cartoon at least. Re-watching it, I can see that some of … Continue reading Hook (1991) Review
Career Peak – The point in an actor, actress or director’s career when they have given their best performance, reaching a point they will probably never match again! This is my attempt to launch a new weekly feature to accompany … Continue reading When was their Career Peak? – Hugh Grant
I get frustrated when it seems all the ingredients are there for a great film but the makers or studio or whoever, seem to take the easy, more common or just wimpy option. This decision can come from a mistrust of the intelligence of the audience, trying to make a film fit in with a certain trend or style that is popular in other films or the worst yet, just adding a tacky, happy ending. The worst culprit of this for me is still I Am Legend. All the way through the film I thought I’d figured out the obvious … Continue reading Conspiracy Theory (1997) Review
Tom Hanks is the quintessential “intelligent actor.” What I mean by that is I don’t know the last time I saw Tom Hanks in a bad film. Tom Hanks probably wouldn’t be on the top of anyone’s “best ever actors list.” He would certainly be near the top, maybe making top five and I’d argue always top ten but hardly ever number one but if you look at some of the people put in higher regard, some of their film choices are a bit dodgy. The classic duo is Robert De Niro and Al Pacino. There is no doubt that these two are … Continue reading Charlie Wilson’s War (2007) Review