Monthly Archives: February 2014

What I Watched Last Night: Bronson (2008) w/ commentary

Word has it that Brit method actor Tom Hardy is about to step into the shoes (both pairs) of infamous London gangsters the Kray twins in upcoming crime biopic Legend. The planned production is being both penned and directed by Brian Helgeland, who wrote the screenplay for sizzling noir throwback L.A Confidential,  and with Hardy […]

Top Ten: Entrances

Everyone deserves their moment in the sun, but it just so happens that fictional characters get more than their fair share. Presented here for your amusement is a list of the ten most brazenly memorable film entrances that Movie Quibble can think of, right now. Don’t worry, there’s no Darth Vader from A New Hope […]

News: Great Scales of Fire! Full Godzilla Trailer Unleashed

Following on from the haunting sneak peak trailer, Warner Bros/Legendary have let loose the full international trailer for Gareth Edward’s Godzilla  remake, and it does not disappoint. Unlike previous screen interpretations (such as the e-reptile dysfunction suffering Matthew Broderick version) this film doesn’t propose that an iguana touched a bit of radiation and got all big […]

Review: Nymphomaniac Volumes I and II – 4/5

Director: Lars Von Trier Certificate: 18 Cast: Charlotte Gainsbourg, Stacy Martin, Shia LaBeouf, Stellan Skarsgård, Christian Slater, Uma Thurman, Willem Defoe Running Time: 118 min (Part I), 123 min (Part II) Plot: Joe (Charlotte Gainsbourg) is the self-loathing nymphomaniac of Lars Von Trier’s latest shockathon. Across four hours she tells Seligman (Stellan Skarsgård) the story […]

RANT: Actual Genius Shia LaBeouf

‘His worst shit is better than my best dreams of my best shit’  -Shia LaBeouf, 24.01.2014 Shia LaBeouf. Child actor turned Hollywood superstar. Tooth puller. Beard grower. Bag wearer. Artist. Plagiarist. Cannibal.  Ok, so perhaps allegations of LaBeouf’s carnivorous activities are the fictitious invention of an extremely catchy YouTube song called ‘Actual Cannibal Shia LaBeouf’, […]

REVIEW: The Monuments Men – 2/5

Director: George Clooney Certificate: 12A Cast: George Clooney, Matt Damon, Cate Blanchett, Bill Murray, John Goodman Running Time: 118 min Plot: Based on the real life accomplishments of a team nicknamed the monuments men, Frank Stokes (Clooney) assembles a motley crew of art historians to travel into war time Germany and recapture European culture from […]

REVIEW: Only Lovers Left Alive – 4/5

Director: Jim Jarmusch Certificate: 15 Cast: Tilda Swinton, Tom Hiddleston, Mia Wasikowska, Anton Yelchin, John Hurt Running Time: 123 min Plot: Join the jaded Adam and the enchanting Eve, two ancient fang-crossed lovers that spend their time making music, sipping on O-negative and resisting the pulsating temptations of live human blood.   A film about […]

Top Five: Cliff Hangings

You’re probably very familiar with the concept of the cliff-hanger, but to clarify, this top five post is concerned with cliff HANGINGS. The word cliff does not preclude non-mountainous surroundings – it could be window ledge or a railing, for example. To qualify as a cliff hanging, the movie character basically just has to be […]

What I Watched Last Night: Valhalla Rising (2009) w/ commentary

Director: Nicolas Winding Refn Cast:  Mads Mikkelson, Gary Lewis, Jamie Sives    Falsely advertised as ‘300, except with Vikings’ (and sorely unappreciated by a 15 year old Movie Quibble) upon its 2009 release, Valhalla Rising  is a metaphysical enigma of movie-making wonder. Five years on, the mist shrouding its genius has finally cleared away. To […]

TV Review: Babylon – 4/5

Director:  Danny Boyle Cast:  James Nesbitt, Brit Marling, Paterson Joseph, Adam Deacon   Danny Boyle is getting around; Olympic ceremony MC, Oscar Winner, financial backer of Manchester’s new HOME arts project… the list goes ever on, and his fingers grow ever more submerged in pie. New Channel 4 series Babylon  is Mr Boyle’s latest project, […]