Monday, May 24, 2010


Luke Wilson in a scene from the film

After watching Tenure I feel really happy and content. What made me feel this way was quite possibly the locations in which the film was shot, (after some research I discovered the film was shot in Pennsylvania - now adding it to my list of travel destinations).

It seems this film isn't getting the credit it deserves after being only filmed in a few festivals before going straight to DVD. Coming from the producer of Rushmore, I definitely got a Rushmore vibe. With the whole location being a place of education and also the characters in the film were quirky and original. Of course the guy that always provides us with laughs, David Koechner, is our main source of comedy in Tenure.

There's nothing overly fabulous about the storyline but it provided some laughs and overall joy. Luke Wilson is rather mundane as Charlie Thurber, but surprisingly that didn't frustrate me all that much, but some might find this to be a pain, (I think I was in a very good mood when I watched this).

This film's great to watch if you're not in the mood for anything too heavy nor something that is stupidly funny. It somehow fits in the middle and is just a good movie to chill out to.

Rating: 3/5

Monday, May 17, 2010

Black Dynamite


I have been introduced to the blaxploitation film genre not through a 1970s classic but through a film made in 2009. Black Dynamite has tried to take everything from the blaxploitation period and take you back to the 1970s with it's use of editing, afros and pimping suits.

I am seriously getting onto this genre! I have a slight obsession with black people and after watching 'Good Hair' I have been trying my luck with a few black films but now I have finally hit the jackpot. This film has so many one-liners, I just want to quote it forever!

i.e "You know he came around here about a week ago, with some cats that I had never seen before. Man, I mean these cats looked mean! Meaner than two fat motherfuckers wrestling over pork chops and greens, can you dig it?" -- amazing shit.

I wouldn't even know where to begin with the whole storyline of this film. It is so wack. There is one scene where Black Dynamite is trying to help his crew figure out this whole mystery and the stuff they came up with is ridiculously funny!

I think it's best I just say go out and see it and also give the trailer a watch to get you into it. You'll be pleasantly surprised.

Rating: 4/5

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Nowhere Boy

ah... Babe!

Okay I will try my best to keep the fact that Aaron Johnson is total eye candy in this film out of this review, but seriously, drool! He did this to me in 'Angus, Thongs and Perfect Snogging,' 'Kick-Ass' and now this! Something about him in the whole 50's attire and combed back hair does a little more for me though (and must have done something for the director Sam Taylor Wood as well, but so not venturing there!)

Nowhere Boy tells the story of a young John Lennon and how he came to be brought up by his Aunt and his relationship with his mother. Having no prior understanding of Lennon's early life, it was nice to get an insight into his upbringing and gives a whole new meaning to his song, 'Mother.'

I got a little teary in this film every now and again. It's always nice to watch a film that moves you a little, especially when you're in the mood for a bit of a cry. The acting in this film is fabulous, I mean when you've got someone like Kristin Scott Thomas as a part of the cast you've got to expect something great.

As much as I enjoyed this film it didn't have a profound effect on me but I would happily recommend it to anyone who is a Beatles fan and is interested in a little history of the creation of the famous band.

Rating: 3.5/5