It’s not often that an Adam Sandler vehicle actually looks like it could be a promising watch. One of Netflix’s latest releases, The Week Of, actually seemed like it could have been a fairly okay movie. On paper, it had Chris Rock and a plethora of other typical comedy actors, all of whom have a fair amount of recognisable talent. However, was this talent as recognisable when translated to the actual film?
The answer, in short, is no. This movie, with all of its possible merits and a plot that could have been successful, is bad. Granted, it’s not as though it’s badly made – that would be unfair to say. It’s that it is mind-numbingly boring, to the point where I would have preferred to have sat doing nothing for the two-hour running time, over watching that movie. It got to a point of desperation: I was waiting for it to end. Continue reading
Netflix has been killing the game with its original releases recently. Following on from a plethora of original, thought-provoking and genuinely brilliant movies comes the latest Elijah Wood vehicle, I Don’t Feel at Home in This World Anymore. The directing debut from Macon Blair is far from the general expectation of a vigilante film. However, the question is, is it worth a watch?
I Don’t Feel at Home in This World Anymore follows Ruth (Melanie Lynskey), a nurse who is burglarised by a group of criminals. After joining forces with her neighbour, Tony (Elijah Wood), they embark on a journey to get revenge, and to find her missing silverware. Continue reading
It’s quite hard to make a movie 100 per cent original. Kodachrome, one of Netflix’s newest releases, is not exception to this rule. However, as far as family dramas go, this movie is far from being boringly predictable.
The movie follows Matt (Jason Sudeikis), a man who is doing quite badly in his job and even worse in his relationship with his father. His dad, Ben (Ed Harris) is a self-absorbed photographer with liver cancer. Thanks to Ben’s nurse Zoë (Elizabeth Olsen), the trio embark on a trip to the last place in America that develops Kodachrome film. Continue reading
The social divide between man and women has been around since time began. Even though it would make a lot more sense if we were all completely equal, it bears considering what would happen if the tables were well and truly turned. Netflix’s new movie, I Am Not An Easy Man, is a satirical take on the world as we know it: what would it be like if women had all the power?
I Am Not An Easy Man follows Damien (Vincent Elbaz), a true chauvinist who enjoys casual sex and not much else. However, after getting a head injury, Damien realises the world is not as it seems: the women have taken on his role, sleeping around and, basically, running the world. Continue reading
Dave Franco and Abbi Jacobson are two actors who aren’t typically associated with serious dramas. After Franco’s stint in the Bad Neighbours films and Abbi’s amazing work on Broad City, comedy is generally where these actors fortes will lie. However, 6 Balloons is a welcome foray for these two into the world of drama, showing the versatility of these two already talented actors.
6 Balloons follows Katie (Jacobson) as she navigates how to cope with her brother Seth’s (Franco) addiction to heroin whilst on a brutal drive to a detox centre as well as juggling her own life. Continue reading