I was going to describe this as 'The Bourne Inadequacy'. Then I thought of describing it as 'The Bourne Irrelevancy'. Then I thought of 'The Bourne Inanity'. But I've finally settled on describing it as 'a bit shit!'
I kinda expected this to be doggy-do. I had it here for ages before I watched it. I was wrong.
It’s modern pulp-noir in a Charles Willeford (go read his Hoke Mosely novels) or Barry Gifford (go read everything) vein and was a fun way to spend a couple of hours.
Fabulous new BBC version of the adventures of Holmes and Watson up-dated to the 21st century. Both actors are pretty much spot on and the first and third episodes were cracking (the second was good but didn't exactly sparkle). They've managed to keep it utterly contemporary whilst still retaining a nicely old London charm. Was unimpressed by the big reveal at the end of the series but am very much looking forward to the next one.
Absolutely loved this. I'm nuts about Sherlock Holmes and Victorian era shenanigans in general. Marry this with Robert Downey who I've been a fan of since I saw Chaplin and I'm in geek heaven. It's unashamedly a boy's movie full of running, jumping, shouting, fighting and banter but it looks lovely and Downey is perfectly cast.
Shoot 'Em Up
Leave your brain at the door and it's not half as bad as you imagine it's going to be. An action scene stretched over an entire movie with it's tongue firmly planted in it's cheek.
How anyone could not see that ending coming from the first scene of the film is beyond me. I spent the whole thing hoping I was wrong and they were going to do something unexpected but they didn't. Apart from that it's beautifully shot and is a nice enough way to while away an evening.
Shut Up And Sing
When I started WWR I'd have never thought that the Dixie Chicks would make an appearance but this documentary charting the 3 years of hassle they got from right wing fucknuts across America after their singer mentioned their dislike for George W. This is a fantastic film which ends on the most amazing high-note.
I'm not a big fan of anime. Akira bored me senseless and Ghost in the Shell was gibberish (to name just two). I approached this film from the angle of 'There's nothing else here that I haven't watched so it'll have to be this." and I quite enjoyed it. Usual post apocalypse type stuff. Big bad rulers oppressing the workers. Workers subsequently unite and overthrow oppresive regime. Blah blah blah. But it is very well done. The plot, as simplistic as it is, is watchable, the voices fit the characters and the animation is flawless. A mindless but reasonably entertaining hour and a half.
Starship Troopers 3: Marauders
Better than the second one but that is no sort of recommendation whatsoever.
State of Emergency
A no budget zombie flick with a cast of several.
There's an outbreak and 4 pretty young things get stuck in a warehouse. there's no money for zombie hordes (or make-up) so the zombies pretty much all stand around about a mile away.
Oh, and it commits the cardinal sin of a zombie movie. It has a happy ending.