Posts Tagged ‘John C. Reilly’

Wreck-It Ralph (2012)

Wreck-It Ralph (2012)
Ralph (voiced by John C. Reilly) is a videogame villain who dreams of doing something more with his life. He doesn’t really like being the bad guy and feels that his work is never appreciated. He certainly never gets a medal. So one day he decides to head away from his own arcade machine and […]
February 8th, 2013 | Film Reviews | Read More

Wreck-It Ralph (2012)

Wreck-It Ralph (2012)
In this day and age, who doesn’t like a wannabe hero? A guy who wants to save the day, get the girl, as well as adoring and grateful folks fawning at his feet instead of falling down a cliff and smattering into a million pieces. This is the conundrum posed in Disney’s latest film, Wreck-It...
February 4th, 2013 | Feature, Film Reviews | Read More

The Dictator (2012)

The Dictator (2012)
The Dictator was a movie that I had little interest in when it was released and knew little about. Star Sacha Baron Cohen had been out and about, pulling a number of stunts while in character, and I admit that I thought he was pushing his luck if he wanted to try and repeat the […]
October 3rd, 2012 | Film Reviews | Read More

Tim And Eric’s Billion Dollar Movie (2012)

Tim And Eric’s Billion Dollar Movie (2012)
I have said on many previous occasions that I tend to rate movies in a two-pronged way. The first is the most basic one – does a comedy make me laugh, or a horror movie scare or thrill me or an action movie appeal to my need for macho moments, etc? The second looks at […]
July 9th, 2012 | Film Reviews | Read More

Carnage (2011)

Carnage (2011)
Irony lies at the heart of Roman Polanski’s latest film and thankfully it is all intentional. Firstly, there is the fact that the director himself made a film set in Brooklyn and about American characters but shot it in France due to his fugitive status from America. Secondly the polite fronts that...
June 15th, 2012 | DVD Reviews | Read More

Carnage (2011)

Carnage (2011)
It’s 35 years since The Tenant, the conclusion of Polanski’s feted “apartment trilogy”: a masterpiece-standard trio of unsettling movies set largely in claustrophobic big-city apartments, centred around the inner turmoil of a tormented lead character. Carnage has four leads, rather than one;...
January 30th, 2012 | Feature, Film Reviews | Read More

We Need To Talk About Kevin (2011)

We Need To Talk About Kevin (2011)
Based on the novel by Lionel Shriver, Lynne Ramsay’s third feature film is absolutely mesmerising. Presented to us in fragmented non-linear segments we learn of the story of Eva and her extremely troubled son Kevin. Immediately we learn that something terrible has occurred resulting in Eva being an...
November 17th, 2011 | Film Reviews | Read More

We Need to Talk About Kevin (2011)

We Need to Talk About Kevin (2011)
It has been nine years since Morvern Callar, the second feature from photographer-turned-filmmaker Lynne Ramsay who, despite the short career, is considered one of Britain’s most visionary directors. Following her failed attempt at adapting The Lovely Bones (which was then made in sugarcoated fashion...
October 26th, 2011 | Film Reviews | Read More

We Need to Talk About Kevin (2011)

We Need to Talk About Kevin (2011)
Directed by Lynne Ramsay (Ratchater, Morvern Callar) and based on Lionel Shriver’s hugely popular and critically acclaimed novel, We Need to Talk About Kevin is a visually sumptuous, meticulously acted and highly ambitious literary adaptation which is by far one of this year’s greatest cinematic...
October 18th, 2011 | Feature, Film Reviews | Read More

Cedar Rapids (2011)

Cedar Rapids (2011)
You’ll struggle to find a more insubstantial film than Cedar Rapids this year, a well cast but weakly stitched together comedy that encourages yawning over laughter. With talented comedic actors like Ed Helms and John C. Reilly onboard a couple of good gags were inevitable, but for an 87 minute diversion...
May 8th, 2011 | Film Reviews | Read More