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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Review: The Counsellor – 2/5

Director:  Ridley Scott Certificate:  18 Cast:  Michael Fassbender, Penelope Cruz, Javier Bardem, Cameron Diaz, Brad Pitt, Running Time:  117 min   Plot:  A greed driven lawyer (Fassbender) known only as ‘Counsellor’ bites off more than he can chew when he fronts money for a shipment of drugs from Mexico. Javier Bardem’s appearance is quite frankly […]