Posts Tagged ‘Sam Rockwell’

The Way, Way Back (2013)

The Way, Way Back (2013)
The Way, Way Back is yet another coming-of-age story, this time about a fourteen year old who is dragged to his mum’s boyfriend’s beach house for some Summer family bonding. Stuck in his socially awkward skin and rejected by his (fairly stereotypically) bitchy step-sister (Zoe Levin), Duncan (Liam...
August 27th, 2013 | Feature, Film Reviews | Read More

Seven Psychopaths (2012)

Seven Psychopaths (2012)
If Martin McDonagh needs to take four years between every release, he’s welcome to do so as long as they come out like this. In Bruges was very good, but Seven Psychopaths is a step up, and that’s not just because there’s a dog in it. McDonagh has returned with another dark comedy, this time […]
October 24th, 2012 | Feature, Film Reviews | Read More

Cowboys & Aliens (2011)

Cowboys & Aliens (2011)
For many people, Cowboys & Aliens was a very disappointing blockbuster movie and it was dismissed by many others when it appeared to “underperform” at the box office. Well, I think that we had some definite disappointments in 2011 but I’m pretty sure the worldwide economic situation...
January 3rd, 2012 | Film Reviews | Read More

The Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy (2005)

The Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy (2005)
It’s hard to think of material that has been revised and re-interpreted as much as The Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy. It’s even harder to think of something that has gone through so many mediums and retained an essence of quality that has kept loyal fans so, well, loyal. Radio shows,...
November 21st, 2011 | Film Reviews | Read More

Lawn Dogs (1997)

Lawn Dogs (1997)
Roger Ebert memorably described Lawn Dogs as resembling an accident at the symbol factory, and it’s hard to disagree. It is an interesting fairy-tale – literally – with 10 year old Devon, in a voice over, intoning the story of Babi Yaga the evil child-stealing witch who lives in a forbidden...
April 15th, 2011 | Film Reviews | Read More

Galaxy Quest (1999)

Galaxy Quest (1999)
Faded stars trek far to break away from conventions. . . . . . . . . Galaxy Quest is brilliant. There, I said it. Job done. Review over. Okay, I guess I should say a little bit more than that. The story here concerns a set of actors who used to star on the […]
June 11th, 2010 | Film Reviews | Read More

Johansson to star in ‘lost’ Kubrick film

Scarlett Johansson and Sam Rockwell will star in a “lost” Stanley Kubrick project. The script for the film, Lunatics at Large, was discovered several years ago after the late director of such classics as Dr. Strangelove and The Shining had commissioned writer Jim Thompson to write a treatment...
April 24th, 2010 | News | Read More