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THE LEGEND OF BARNEY THOMSON (2015): Good Murderous Fun Is On The Way…

The Legend Of Barney Thomson (2015), Robert Carlyle, Emma Thompson
The Legend Of Barney Thomson (2015), Robert Carlyle, Emma Thompson

I love Emma Thompson and it looks like her new film which features Robert Carlyle as Director and star will only make me love her more.

Also starring Ray Winstone and Ashley Jensen, The Legend of Barney Thomson is a comedy about a man whose life changes suddenly from desperate mediocrity to something sinister and far more interesting…

The truth is, I’m liking it already because it remind me of The Voices (2014).

Happy Film Loving


POINT BREAK (2015): Promising Remake?

Point Break (2015) Luke Bracey
Point Break (2015) Luke Bracey

The original Point Break action film directed by Kathryn Bigelow and starring Patrick Swaze, Keanu Reeves and Gary Busey was a hit. 23 years later, it’s time for a remake.

This time, starring Luke Bracey, Edgar Ramirez, Teresa Palmer and Ray Winstone, director Ericsson Core’s plot appears to be roughly the same except for a new character or two and some added relevance for modern times.

2015 Trailer >

The good news is, I didn’t find myself laughing out loud at the new trailer the way I did at its predecessor, so that’s a good sign… probably.

1991 Trailer

Happy Point Break 2015 🙂


SNOW WHITE AND THE HUNTSMAN (2012): Great Example of Trailer Perfection

Snow White And The Huntsman (2012)
Snow White And The Huntsman (2012)

From the beautifully paced editing, perfect choice of music, to the narrative concept, dialogue and visuals / special effects; the Snow White And The Huntsman (2012) trailer provides just enough detail to make you aware that this is a wonderfully different retelling.

The decision to make Charlize Theron the key focus of the trailer is genius. This isn’t a film aimed at the traditional young Disney audience. Hence the absence of elements that quite frankly I’m glad are no where to be found. Musical numbers being just one of them.

This tantalisingly dark 1 minute 54 second trailer arrests the senses and refuses to let go until the very last second. What a wonderful marriage of audio visual delight delivered to perfection.

For many, Kristen Stuart is the big draw which is unsurprising due to the success of The Twilight Saga. For me though, without question it’s Charlize Theron.

The tone and delivery of Theron’s performance is such a thrill to behold, that to date I’ve watched the trailer a countless number of times.

The Snow White & The Huntsman trailer has a place in a compilation of my favourite film trailers of 2012. It also makes it on my list of favourite Charlize Theron  performances; Monster (2003) being one of them.

Happy Snow White And The Huntsman 🙂