Monthly Archives: April 2008

Genre in 60 Seconds, No. #1: The Mockumentary

Here’s another chance to listen to my minute of mockumentary chat, backed by the Countdown theme.

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Street Kings: Review

The fuzz. The pigs. The rozzers. The police get a bad rap in popular culture, and Street Kings, the new movie from the screenwriter of Training Day, doesn’t exactly make things better for them. Keanu Reeves plays Tom Ludlow, the best gun in his special police squad. OK, so he likes killing people, drinking on the job and being a bit racist, but who doesn’t? When his ex-partner is gunned down, and he’s put in the frame, rumblings of snitching, double-crosses, and generally unsavoury behaviour come out.

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Movie News: Cannes, Sex and the City, and Waaaaaall-Eeee…

A news compendium starring Benicio del Toro, Zack Snyder, Russell Brand, a woman with a horse’s face and a confused robot… Continue reading

Forgetting Sarah Marshall: Review

Picture this scenario. You’re the long-term squeeze of a successful TV actress, one Sarah Marshall. After 5 years together she ups and leaves you for another hairier and more virile man. What do you do?

Well, if you’re Peter Bretter, you weep. Uncontrollably. For a good few days. Then you dust yourself off, take a holiday, and head to Hawaii. Continue reading

Good Song/Bad Movie: Death Proof/Chick Habit

Quentin Tarantino, God I wish it wasn’t…

This is a feature from the Moviebarn radio show on FreshAir. Each week I’m going to talk about a film that sucks baws, but has a great song on the soundtrack. Naturally, this could provoke some interesting responses…

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Send in the Cows…

So it’s one week until The Moviebarn hits the airwaves. I make-d a poster and everything…

Tell your friends. Make them listen. Fridays, 2:30-4:00, freshair.org.uk

If a cow dressed as Willy Wonka doesn’t capture the imagination, I don’t know what will.

Cheers.

In Bruges: Review

One of these men can’t act. Read on to find out which… (Photo copyright of Focus Features/Film4)

In Bruges sees Ray and Ken, a pair of Irish hitmen hiding out after a botched job. They head to the misspelt Belgian town, and await further instructions from ‘the boss’. There are women, midgets, guns, swearing and more than a few suspect jokes. Continue reading