The last survivors of humanity have hurled themselves across space in a giant 'ark' towards a new planet. Unfortunately something has gone very wrong, the powers failing and there are cannibalistic mutants roaming the ship. It's got a great B movie plot and a cast with some chops and despite my very low expectations proved to be very watchable indeed.
In the run up to Zack & Miri Make a Porno so I thought I'd check out a Seth Rogen film in the meantime as I'd not seen any. He's personable enough as are the other cast members but this is essentially Cheech and Chong for the texting generation with a paper thin plot and a few laughs.
A Japanese film about table tennis based around the manga of the same name just deserves to be watched don't you think. The tale of two young friends maturing into adulthood against the backdrop of several tournaments. Peco (brash and foolhardy) and Smile (introvert and sullen) have a complex relationship of interdependance that is not immediately apparent but comes to fruition (along with a number of side stories) through the course of this truly mesmerising movie. A great ensemble cast and a script that plays with your preconceptions by taking the cliches of a sporting movie (there's even a training montage) and using them to further it's own infinitely more subtle ends. You'll suspect you know where the story will climax but you won't necessarily be right and the journey it takes you on before getting there is worth taking again and again and again.
Hugely enjoyable mindless zombie(ish) romp. A movie like I grew up watching in the eighties on dodgy, fucked up 8th generation VHS copies because the BBFC were a bunch of wankers.
Exactly how you'd imagine really. Sci-fi by numbers cash-in. Won't revive the franchise but won't kick it any further into it's grave either.
Post-apocalypse action nonsense about a select group of 'Priests' fighting against a trainload of rampaging vampire creatures and Karl Urban in a hat.
For the most part it looks really nice but the dialogue is beyond clunky which makes the whole thing drag a little. I quite enjoyed it though.
I really wanted this to be good I really did. It wasn't. the opening effects of the alien fella are ropey in the extreme but the rest looks beautiful. Unfortunately the story is turgid and it just simply doesn't go anywhere interesting.