Going into this movie, I was torn. Because while I love so many things about this premise, a dark comedy about crime and basketball, starring one of my favorite NBA players of all time, Kevin Garnett, but it also has Adam Sandler, who has only ever been in one movie that I enjoy, and that’s surprisingly Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation.
So I was somewhat dreading seeing Uncut Gems, so when I finally got a chance to see it, I was pretty cautiously optimistic, knowing that I have been burned by 2019 releases with great reviews many times. (Thinking of you Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood, for the first time in months) Anyway, after all sitting through the film, I can say without a doubt, that it not only lives up to the hype, but is also such an insanely odd movie, that it’s impossible to not understand why someone wouldn’t like it. So let’s get into Uncut Gems. Continue reading
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
Did you know you can now vote in the 3rd Movie Metropolis Alternative Oscars? Pick your favourite films and film stars of 2017. It takes less than 3 minutes to complete the survey, with winners being announced on Oscars night.
There’s nothing more entertaining to watch than a dysfunctional family. The drama, the arguments, the conflict and the hilarity all contribute to a genre of film that, overall, isn’t hard to hold your attention. Noah Baumbach’s recent Netflix dramedy, The Meyerowitz Stories, definitely does not skimp on family drama, nor should it. Continue reading
PIXELS (UK CERT: 12A)
Director: Chris Columbus
Music: Henry Jackman
Starring: Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Josh Gad
REVIEW AUTHOR: Adam Brannon
Copyright: 2014 CTMG, Inc and Sony Pictures Entertainment
When was the last time you went to the cinema to see something original? It’s probably a question a lot of film fans ask themselves and in the last few years, perhaps proved rather difficult to answer.
However, with 2015 being the year of the reboot and the sequel, it’s nice to see a film like Pixels showcasing something completely different. But is it worth a go? Continue reading