Recorded rather badly, this Q&A with Tommy Wiseau and Greg Sestero before the Best F(r)iends screening was so entertaining itself that I had to start capturing it. This folks is only a small amount of what you missed out on. Enjoy!
It’s true, it’s really true. Tommy Wiseau and Greg Sestero of the infamous bad film, The Room, is back. In this brand new movie, can lightening strike twice and send us all down a dark, twisted and hilariously bad hole? Watch on and find out my initial thoughts of the work in progress screening I witnessed….
Hello there campers, as you may or may not know, I’m going to be busy through most of September doing various naughty things involving paint and trips to IKEA.
Because I’m middle-aged basically. Dear god, I will be turning 35 soon…. I’m already dead inside and it’s only a matter of time before the body fails too…. (cries in a corner)
That means of course that a decent amount of content that I tend to make when I can be arsed, like livestreams etc. will be on the back-burner for a fair bit. Hopefully though the mini meh reviews will still be completed and we’ve got a good number of those due over September including;
21st and 22nd September, I return to Birmingham for more fun at the EGX Expo, to see what new gaming goodness is present and to spend far too much money on even more geek tat. Woo. So expect badly put together YouTube videos on that front!
I still have thoughts about changes and other content to do and a potential rebrand type thing as well, but that will come much later, due to my laziness more than anything I suspect. So there you are dear readers, hopefully I will be haunting you again soon with more bad videos and awful Photoshop images! BYE!
In the second of this week’s random preview screenings, I watch the frankly baffling and wtf that is American Made. Starring Tom Cruise as Barry Seal, it shows how a pilot goes to be embroiled in drugs, guns and money laundering. All secretly for various US government agencies! So was this well made or would it just fall apart?
Another Aftermath video, and this time from the UK premiere of Logan Lucky, starring Channing Tatum and Adam Driver along with Daniel Craig as a prisoner / bomb expert. It’s a heist film but did it steal my attention or just my time?
Thankfully, for this latest mini meh about another cinematic event, we leave behind the 1940s now and head to another period of history, the end of the 1980s and Germany. Atomic Blonde is a comic book adaptation of “The Coldest City”, which I have to confess, I’ve never heard of. Not a real shock there, pretty much everything I know about comic stuff is from the big screen these days and the odd video game here and there.
So let’s set the scene; The film takes place towards the end of the Cold War and the fall of the Berlin Wall. However we begin matters with a lovely chase scene and a brutal killing with a car between spies, and the bad Russian dude who ran the British bloke over and shot him, then takes the guy’s watch. Apparently that watch contains a list of spies…. Continue reading →
In true epic Hollywood fashion, we have the second WW2 war film to appear for a mini meh in recent days. Given recent events, it does seem to be more relevant, which is shocking to say. Based on the true story of one of the biggest events of World War 2, Dunkirk shows us the mass evacuation of British, French and other troops by civilian boats.
Hitler had everyone surrounded but for some reason couldn’t be arsed to press the advantage more. So the only thing the allied army could do was try and escape back to England.
That really is the entire crux of what we witness during the one hour forty-five-minute runtime as we experience events from three viewpoints over three different points of time. We have a couple of the troops trying to get away, we have the civilians on a small boat heading to Dunkirk to pick up soldiers and finally we have pilots trying to get over and destroy German bombers.
Now, technically, this was a very well put together film, with editing well done, scenes and sound all relevant and not wasted. However, I’m afraid this is where it starts going down the toilet for me, as I must describe what occurred during the viewing for me here. I was bored. Continue reading →
In the first of two World War 2 based films upcoming for review, I begin with a tiny British film called Their Finest. Now granted, this was a rather unusual choice for review given that the Marvel juggernaut that is Spiderman: Homecoming was destroying all comers who decided to release within the same month as it at the cinema. Well, for my part, the excuse was; it was this or Transformers: The last Knight with over 7458 explosions in the first 10 minutes. Though then later of course, I did see Spiderman and indeed covered it in a review before this film, so what does that say about my priorities?
So Their Finest then, what’s going on? In 1940, a sexy empowered married Welsh woman Catrin Cole (Gemma Arterton) and a screenwriter with a car salesman mustache Tom Buckley (Sam Claflin) get the hots for one another while working together on a British propaganda film about the evacuation of Allied troops from Dunkirk. Basically this is a film about the subject of another film I’m about to review. This is breaking the fourth wall or something for sure. Continue reading →