Monthly Archives: January 2014

TOP FIVE: Movie Drinking Games

Whether you’re going out and want to add a bit of cinematic spice to your pre-drinks, or if you just feel like passing out on the couch and having fun while doing so, then this is the list for you. Don’t forget to stock up in advance, and under no circumstances use Jack Daniels’ ‘Winter […]

What I Watched Last Night: The Wolfman (2010)

Director: Joe Johnston Cast: Benicio Del Toro, Emily Blunt, Anthony Hopkins, Hugo Weaving   When The Wolfman came out in 2010, it was to the widespread dismay of horror buffs and critics everywhere. Unfortunately, this homage/remake to the Universal  Wolfman  monster movies is less lycanthrope, more lycanth-nope. Set in 1891 in the village of Blackmoor […]

TOP FIVE: Sean Bean Death Scenes

Casting Sean Bean is equivalent to releasing a film with a spoiler in the title, like that movie John Dies at the End  , except instead of John it should be Sean, because it’s Sean that dies at the end. Read on, and look forward to the tasty montage video at the bottom of the […]

REVIEW: Inside Llewyn Davis – 4/5

Director: Joel and Ethan Coen Certificate: 18 Cast: Oscar Isaac, Carey Mulligan, Justin Timberlake, John Goodman Running Time: 104 min  Plot:  Following the suicide of his music collaborator and best friend Mike, Llewyn Davis wanders from couch to couch, gigging and failing to promote his introspective solo album. In answer to media criticisms of Inside […]

TOP FIVE: Youtube Movie Channels

Behold, Movie Quibble’s pick of the top five film-related channels on Youtube, which between them should serve all your film- loving needs. Notice also how this article is essentially taking other people’s work, saying something mildly amusing and inconsequential about it, and thus creating the illusion of creativity. Enjoy.   5. How it Should Have […]

TOP FIVE: Phone Hang Ups

It takes a very talented performer to hang up on a mobile handset and make it seem dramatic. Watching someone scream and swear before tapping the red ‘End Call’ button is anti-climatic at best, infantile at worst. Aforementioned actor can’t simply dial it up a notch by throwing it on the floor either, because mobiles […]

Review: How To Survive A Plague – 4/5

Director: David France Certificate: 15 Cast: Larry Kramer, Peter Staley Running Time: 110 min Plot: Documentary about the ACT-UP movement, and their efforts to secure government approved AIDS treatments/preventions. If you’re interested in the upcoming drama Dallas Buyers Club, which sees Matthew McConaughey as an AIDS suffering activist, How to Survive a Plague is the perfect companion piece. Howard France’s […]

Review: The Wolf Of Wall Street – 3/5

 Director:  Martin Scorsese Certificate: 18 Cast: Leonardo DiCaprio, Jonah Hill, Matthew McConaughey, Margot Robbie, John Bernthal, Jean Dujardin, Christine Ebersole Running Time: 180 min Plot: Stock broker CEO Jordan Belfort (DiCaprio) had it all; mansions, yachts, helicopters, an outrageous number of drug addictions… Eventually the FBI brought him down, and during a two year prison […]

REVIEW: 12 Years A Slave – 5/5

Director:  Steve McQueen Certificate:  15 Cast:  Chitewel Ejiofor, Michael Fassbender, Lupita Nyong’o, Benedict Cumberbatch, Sarah Paulson, Paul Giamatti Running Time:  134 min  Plot:  A true life tale based on the memoirs of free man turned slave Solomon Northup. There are times at the cinema when the urge to use the toilet becomes unbearable, and ashamed […]

What I Watched Last Night: The Thing (2011)

Director: Matthijs van Heijningen Jr. Cast: Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Joel Edgerton, Ulrich Thomsen, Eric Christian Olsen    Don’t ask her for a light. Not only does The Thing take place in the harsh wastelands of the Antarctic, the opening title transcript stipulates that it’s winter to boot. Point being, it’s cold, and you would do […]