Review: The Beach Bum

Director: Harmony Korine Stars: Matthew McConaughey, Snoop Dogg, Zac Efron Matthew McConaughey's perma-stoned poet burn-out Moondog careers through his life like an intoxicated playboy crashing his jetski into a pier somewhere down along the Florida Keys. The spectators will stand, slack-jawed, Moet & Chandon in hand until, lo and behold, that fortuitous bastard comes bobbing … Continue reading Review: The Beach Bum

Review: Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil And Vile

Director: Joe Berlinger Stars: Zac Efron, Lily Collins, Kaya Scodelario You go through dating apps (don't judge me), and a surprising number of people will list "watching serial killer documentaries" among their hobbies. We're fascinated. We can't help ourselves and we're very open about it. What motivates these murderers? What creates or changes them? Where … Continue reading Review: Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil And Vile

Review: The Greatest Showman

Director: Michael Gracey Stars: Hugh Jackman, Zac Efron, Michelle Williams If you're going to make a musical about P.T. Barnum, the mid-19th century's 'greatest showman' and incorrigible humbug merchant, you'd better be prepared to go all out. Modern musicals are curious beasts. Take the feted La La Land from Damien Chazelle, for instance. While the sentiment … Continue reading Review: The Greatest Showman

Review: Bad Neighbours 2

Nicholas Stoller's Bad Neighbours slunk in and out of cinemas in the UK in 2014 without generating much fuss either way. The comedy vehicle saw new parents Mac (Seth Rogen) and Kelly (Rose Byrne) battling against a fraternity house that rocked up next door and it stuck firmly and comfortably within the realms of college / stoner … Continue reading Review: Bad Neighbours 2

Review: The Paperboy

Worst video-game-to-movie adaptation ever. This movie had nothing whatsoever to do with the 1984 Atari game. There was only one scene of someone delivering papers, then it was about something else completely! Score: 0/10 ... Okay, yeah, I'm sorry about that. Couldn't really resist. Call it my inner troll. The Paperboy is of course not based on … Continue reading Review: The Paperboy