Romeo and Juliet (Carlo Carlei, 2013) From a director we’ve never heard of, comes the most recent adaptation of William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, starring a bunch of actors we sorta know, including Chuck Bass and Nick Brody (I mean, Ed Westwick and Damian Lewis). Many of the cast and crew have their roots in television, which may partly explain why this version of Romeo and Juliet wasn’t too crash hot.
Every now and then I check out the trailers for upcoming movies on imdb.com and occasionally I will find one that shocks and amazes… for all the wrong reasons. Here are a few films which may have to be seen to be believed… but then again, no. Will these get a straight-to-DVD release in Australia? Will they get released here at all? Only time will tell…
All is Lost (J. C. Chandor, 2013) All is Lost follows ‘Our Man’ (Robert Redford) as he tries to survive while lost at sea. We do not know his name, we do not know why he was in the middle of the ocean on his lonesome in the first place. We are given no backstory whatsoever. But it works. Continue reading FILM REVIEW: All is Lost→
I don’t know much about cycling or the Tour de France. When people used to mention Lance Armstrong I thought they were talking about the first man on the moon. Of course I did learn who he was because the media practically shoved it down our throats, but I didn’t know much about the details and I didn’t overly care. Continue reading FILM REVIEW: The Armstrong Lie→
It’s definitely the names that sell this one: George Clooney, Matt Damon, Cate Blanchett, Bill Murray, John Goodman, and JEAN DUJARDIN. The film certainly wouldn’t be much without them. It was interesting enough, but not overly. The Monuments Men is based on the true story of a team of art experts assembled to recover stolen artworks during World War II. Continue reading FILM REVIEW: The Monuments Men→