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THE CINEMATIC EXPERIENCE WITH MOVIE STUDIO IDENTS

You decide to take a trip to the local cinema on a cold winter's night. The sun went down almost 5 hours ago yet it's only 8pm. There's a buzz in the air about the film you're here to see, the trailer kicks ass and the director has shown some rea...

ONE FOR THE KIDS

If you have kids then you'll know how they can be repetitive. I don't mean that to sound bad, what I mean is they thrive on routine and if you give them something that they like, they'll do it again and again until it's no fun any more and you find y...

UNSUNG HERO – JOE PANTOLIANO

Do you know when you are watching a movie and you get that feeling "I know that guy! I like that guy! But where the hell do I know him from?" Joe Pantoliano was very much that person for me, and I definitely should underline - I REALLY like this g...

STOP ME IF YOU THINK YOU’VE HEARD THIS ONE BEFORE

It's the summer of 1998 in L.A. and some sweaty little man with bad coffee breath is pitching an idea to two Dreamworks executives, each with a cigar between their fat stubby little fingers. Sweaty man: "OK guys, I have a great idea, listen to th...

FUCK ME IN THE BEARD

One of my favourite comedies of all-time is Knocked Up (2007) directed by Judd Apatow, the story of a typical bum of a bachelor Ben Stone whose unlikely 'romantic' encounter with beautiful up-and-coming entertainment news host Alison Scott results in

TWIST & SHOUT (NO SPOILERS)

If you have not seen or read Gone Girl - get on it! David Fincher once again gets things so right, there are parts of it which could be improved but this dark thriller is edge-of-the-seat stuff, brilliant acting from the leads and supporting cast but

POP ICON: MUHAMMAD ALI

Well the world says goodbye to yet another icon, Muhammad Ali (1942-2016) - not only a great sporting icon but one of the greatest men that ever lived. In his own words to a press-packed boxing gym: "I'm young, I'm handsome, I'm fast, I'm pret...

IT’S A FAMILY AFFAIR

Are you good at spot the difference? Do you like a homage in a film and a little nod to the audience, as if to say "I know you're watching and wow you are clever. Here's a reward for being a smarty-pants."? Well I will attempt to do something sim...

SOME ADVICE FROM EDNA MODE

Bob Parr, aka Mr. incredible, is getting back into the game after years in the wilderness - as one of the world's leading superheroes! But there's one thing holding him back - his old suit needs repairing and nowadays it's ever-so-slightly tight ...

STEVE COOGAN AND THE SCIENCE OF COMEDY

If you get chance to see any of the behind the scenes features on a Steve Coogan project then we strongly recommend it. There's some real precision in what he brings onto the screen. There's a real internal war going on on his head sometimes when he ...

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