NEW SEASON! – STRANGER THINGS 3

Great news citizens of Hawkins, Indiana! Stranger Things will return to Netflix for Season 3!

Not sure of an official release date yet, but its great to know Mike, Dustin, Eleven, Lucas, Will and even newbie Max will be back to save us from what still remains in the upside down….

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2 GUNS – REVIEW

 

Starring: Denzel Washington, Mark Wahlberg, Paula Patton, Bill Paxton, James Marsden
Directed by: Baltasar Kormakur
Running time: 109 minutes

It has finally happened!

I’ve gone to the movies and loved what I watched! Woohoo! Yay for me and all movie lovers!

Well, what was this great film you ask? Well, you wouldn’t ask really because it’s in the title! 2 Guns, is my second diamond in the rough of the year after Olympus Has Fallen. A film not too hyped up but unexpectedly delivered.

This diamond stars the unlikely duo of Denzel Washington and Mark Wahlberg as two undercover cops from various factions who are set up by their own team. From the very beginning, there are laugh out loud jokes and quick quips from Wahlberg, counteracted by the slickness of the ever pimp-a-licious Washington. Even as the grey hair sets in, there is no way that you can deny that this guy is the epitome of cool. His ever suave demeanour and to the point humour is beautifully partnered with Mark’s less serious approach then we have seen him in in other movies, notably Broken City earlier this year. We knew he could be funny from Ted but I never expected him to be this funny. Although the comedy in the film is constant, it takes nothing away from the action that is well placed and paced. The most unlikely villains come in the form of Bill Paxton and James Marsden (who looks very good in a naval uniform might I add) who execute their roles extremely well, Paxton more so with his Hillbilly accent.

On a negative note (and there has to be one), they are joined by one female co-star in the shape of Paula Patton. Now, I along with everyone else, thinks she’s beautiful, which she is but the girl is as transparent as glass. She can’t act. I’m sorry (I’m not) but she can’t act. She’s too obvious and expressive and because she’s so well spoken when she tries to swear or be “street” it sounds wrong and doesn’t make you believe it. You’re an actress! Lie to me damn it! Lol In all honesty, that was probably my only hang up about the film. Sounds a bit bitter to trash the only other girl in the film right but it can’t be helped I’m afraid!

Now, there are some who feel that the buddy cop genre has been played out and they’d probably be right, but in this case, the chemistry isn’t forced. Before I started to write this, I hadn’t considered that it was a buddy cop movie. Sure, that’s the genre box I can now see it being slot in, but there is something more fun and not so obvious about the two of these guys together.

2 Guns is an enjoyable comedy-action-thriller that doesn’t focus too much on gore and nastiness, and instead the courageously funny relationship between two misfits who are more alike than they would like to believe, they are after all “peoples.” Watch it and you’ll understand 😀

WHAT TO WATCH?! – 25/7

A quick selection of what’s on tonight

FILM 4 @ 9pm

  • SALT – My girl Angelina is at it again as a CIA agent accused of being a sleeper assassin. The action is good and as always we know that Angie is bad ass but she really needs to learn to leave the blonde wigs alone! Action thriller also starring Liev Schrieber

ITV4 @ 10pm

  • SILENCE OF THE LAMBS – Arguably one of the best horrors/thrillers ever made! Anthony Hopkins is amazing as Dr Hannibal Lector. Many sequels, prequels and tv shows have stemmed from the amazing books by Thomas Harris but this is the absolute best. Watch it again! You know you want to! lol

SKY PREMIER @ 10pm

  • DREDD – Karl Urban dons the helmet (and doesn’t take it off) to play the uber-righteous member of a police force empowered with the right to be judge, jury and indeed, executioner, in the dark and dirty metropolis Mega City One. A bit more intense than the Stallone version, definitely one for the comic book enthusiasts.

STORAGE 24 – REVIEW!

Sorry guys but no video review for this one, i thought id reserve those for the movies that i actually enjoyed -_-

Now, Storage 24 came out on the 29th June and as with most British films, didnt have that much of a buzz. I find that British films are either eagerly anticipated and critically acclaimed or just kind of fall under the radar, never to be heard from again. Storage 24 is most definitely the latter.

Quick run down of plot: plane crashes, lands on top of a storage facility building where oh so conveniently a few people get trapped due to the now faulty locking system. Cue confused bunch of friends ready to be picked off like daisies in a field by the fierce thing that goes bump in the dark.

The acting isnt great but what really lets the film down are the actors themselves. The demolished relationship between Noel Clarke’s character and his truly not happy in the face girlfriend, is entirely unbelievable. The only time we get some true emotion out of the guy is when he causes to punch another guy in the face (i wont tell you who in case you do decided to watch it) Yes, there are a few funny moments and even a few twitch in your seat moments too, but when i spoke to my cinema buddy throughout the most of the film it didnt really hold my attention. In a weird way, it also lost credibility because the monster was seen too soon. There was no mystery about what was chasing them and by the end of the film, you wanted them all dead anyway.

The end of the film is another matter altogether.

Never in my life have I seen such an anti climatic-what-the-hell-did-i-just-watch type ending that made me want to punch the cinema screen in. The film would have been saved if it wasnt for this horrific ending. Where it tried to be clever, it ended up being a: you-are-not-an-american-production-studio-with-a-multimillion-dollar-budget-so-why-am-i-seeing-this type ending.

In a word, is was just bad lol i cant say anymore than that. Watch it if you dont believe me! lol