Category Archives: Films

The Noblest Rogue enjoys his trips to the bioscope and therefor needs to know what’s hot and what’s not

EVERY TARANTINO MOVIE DEATH

This clip has four minutes and twenty seconds of on-screen Tarantino deaths, which – if you know your Tarantino’s – is guaranteed to contain a lot of blood. That’s what Tarantino does. He keeps his deaths as realistic and graphic as possible. It’s the shock effect. In fact, after watching this supercut, I’d suggest that Tarantino has single-handedly kept the theatrical blood industry afloat in Hollywood. There are deaths from ‘Reservoir Dogs’, ‘Pulp Fiction’, ‘Jackie Brown’, ‘Kill Bill Vol. 1’, ‘Kill Bill Vol. 2’, ‘Death Proof’, ‘Inglorious Basterds’ and ‘Django Unchained’.

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THE SECOND TRAILER FOR ‘FURY’ STARRING BRAD PITT, MICHAEL PENA & SHIA LABEOUF

Here’s the second trailer for Brad Pitt’s latest movie ‘Fury’ which has the makings of another entertaining WWII tale. Besides the epic storyline, it has a killer cast with Brad at the helm, supported by the likes of Michael Peña, Jason Isaacs and John Bernthal. Unfortunately it also stars that douchebag Shia LeBeouf who – besides irritating the shit out of me – is currently experiencing a public meltdown of enthralling proportions. Which is probably the reason you haven’t heard his name and this movie in the same sentence in recent times. Let’s not dwell on LeBeouf though, he’s not worth the effort. Check out the trailer and tell me you’re not going to catch this one on the big screen.

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‘STONEHEARST ASYLUM’ WILL KEEP YOU ON THE EDGE OF YOUR SEAT

There is something about old buildings which I enjoy. They’re normally quite grand in size, have large wings which are out-of-bounds and the walls seem to want to tell you all their secrets. It gives me shivers up my spine just thinking about it. Throw in a couple of loonies and a few twisted doctors and you’ve got yourself the makings of a seriously creepy tale. ‘Stonehearst Asylum’ is just that and has a ‘Shutter Island’ feel to it as it too tells the story of a  mental institution where everything is not as it seems on the surface. Directed by Brad Anderson – ‘The Machinist’ and ‘Session 9’ – the movie stars Michael Caine, Brendan Gleeson, Ben Kingsley and Kate Beckinsale. It looks like a nail-biting-edge-of-your-seat kind of movie. Continue reading

BEFORE THEY FOUND FAME: SCREEN TESTS, READ-THROUGHS, AUDITION TAPES & ALL THAT JAZZ

It’s always cool to see how far our favourite actors have come. Or in some cases, fallen. Once upon a time your Bob De Niro’s, Tom Cruise’s and Natalie Portman’s had to read for parts and whilst none of the above ever have to again, there are those – the Lindsay Lohan’s, Matthew Fox’s, Lea Michele Relives’ and Megan Fox’s – who seem forever doomed to have to audition for parts due to their serious lack of acting talent. Either way here’s a compilation of some of Hollywood’s finest auditioning for the roles which put them on the map, so to speak. Watch out for Gerard Butler’s audition for ‘Dracula 2000’ at 2:36. How far has that man come?

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A TRIBUTE TO ROBIN WILLIAMS

I didn’t expect to feel the sorrow I did when I heard of the passing of Robin Williams but for some reason it hit home quite hard. He struck me as someone who managed to stay real despite the material world he lived in. He played some memorable characters in some of the classic films I grew up with including ‘Good Morning, Vietnam’, ‘Dead Poet’s Society’, ‘Hook’, ‘Aladdin’ and ‘Good Will Hunting’ to name but a few. The list actually goes on and on. This isn’t an obituary or anything, just a simple tribute to the genius that was Robin Williams.

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THIS SCENE FROM ‘DRIVE’ IS WHY I AM A BIG RYAN GOSLING FAN

Ryan Gosling has steadily made his way up the cool scale in recent years since first hitting my radar in movies like ‘Remember The Titans’, ‘Murder By Numbers’ and ‘The Notebook’. Whilst I don’t have an issue with the latter film, and actually believe it to be a good movie, the first two saw Gosling portray week, immature characters in poorly produced films. Perhaps ‘The Notebook’ was a sign of things to come as it saw Ryan begin to expand his talent and take on roles which required a sense of maturity. In ‘Fracture’ he starred alongside Anthony Hopkins and showed signs of the potential he possessed, however it was his role in ‘Drive’ where he announced himself to the world as a truly great actor.

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