Sunday, 27 January 2013
I Give It A Year – European Premiere Interviews - Rafe Spall, Rose Byrne, Stephen Merchant, Simon Baker, Minnie Driver.
Friday, 25 January 2013
The Last Stand Review
Words by Mike Jonas
“He’d be back”.
Thankfully Arnold has finally made good on that promise and returned back to his film roots for his first lead role in ten years for the crime thriller “The Last Stand”. As sheriff of the small “nothing ever happens on the verge of boring” town of Sommerton, Ray Owens (Schwarzenegger) is faced with the task of stopping an escaped international drug lord from crossing the Mexican Border.
With the help of Johnny Knoxville (Jackass fame), Jaimie Alexander (Thor) and Luis Guzmán (Carlito's Way), “The Last Stand” has proven to be a entertaining watch filled with comical one-liners and for all you motors heads out there some fast car action involving a flash Chevrolet Corvette C6 ZR1 (CAUTION: Googling his vehicle may cause readers to drool).
Whilst the action from Arnold sadly isn’t as intense to the level were all used to seeing, and doesn’t really kick in until the last half,it’s still more than what was delivered in Expendables 2 last year. Watchers will still be amazed by just how much the now 65 year old is capable of doing, but if you’re anything like me having him back on screen is a good enough, if not the only reason to cheer.
Another thing I personally found interesting when viewing the film was the type of references being made by Arnold’s character, it’s hard to decide if its scripted dialog or adlibs based on his own personal experiences. Obviously I don’t want to spoil it for anyone who hasn’t seen it yet, but just listen carefully throughout to see what you think.
Although receiving a slow and to a degree a disappointing response from US viewers last week for its opening weekend, the anticipation is still high as the film begins its European release today (24th January).
Please refer to local cinemas for listing times and details
Tuesday, 22 January 2013
The Last Stand - European Premiere Interviews - Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jaimie Alexander, Johnny Knoxville
Sunday, 20 January 2013
At the 33rd Critic’s Circle Film Award Premiere Scene’s Claire Bueno and Anthony Bueno interview Young British Performer of the Year Nominee Fady Elsayed for his performance in My Brother The Devil.
At the 33rd Critic’s Circle Film Award Premiere Scene’s Claire Bueno and Anthony Bueno interview director Mike Newell as he presents Helena Bonham-Carter with the Dilys Powell Award For Excellence In Film.
Thursday, 17 January 2013
Wednesday, 16 January 2013
Words by Mike Jonas
With expectations high for any Tarantino film now released, you can guarantee the concern for any audience member paying cinema prices is what bang are you likely to get for your buck? What is Quentin likely to do next to keep the bar raised and please his forever growing fan base across the globe? Recognised for his visionary talents to both shock and amaze viewers at the same time with his controversial topics, his latest masterpiece “Django unchained” features an all star cast of Jaime Foxx, Christopher Waltz, Leonardo DiCaprio, Samuel L Jackson and Kerry Washington.
Jaime Foxx saddles up as the lead character Django (remember the D is silent as quoted in the film) on this occasion and as the title suggests it follows the journey of slave turned bounty hunter now unshackled, armed and ready to rescue his enslaved wife (Kerry Washington). Mentored by rescuer turned partner Dr Schultz (Christopher Waltz) both set out to defeat malicious plantation owner Monsieur Candie (Leonardo DiCaprio) holding her captive.
Although the overall performances of all the cast involved have been wonderfully delivered to emphasize strong points making them all worthy of a commendation for excellences. If I had to truly award anyone though, my best praises would have to be reserved for DiCaprio, if you’ve ever wondered how a Mississippi plantation owner is likely to behave, look no further. The mind set of Candie can only be described as control freak boarderline psychotic driven by the usual money, greed and power aspects seen in many today. This dark side to DiCaprio is one I can’t say I’ve ever witnessed before in any of his previous roles and one that certainly won’t be forgotten for a long time. The character itself is one that could be easily despised for all the inhuman acts inflicted upon others but instead it’s a character I ended up enjoying far more than I expected too.
It could easily be said that the story set in America at a time where it was ok to trade people like objects and refer to them in a manner not acceptable in today’s society is no basis to make a movie. Some of the language used could case offence but lets be honest where any film has Quentin’s name attached some of these indiscretions can be overlooked for the purpose of good well directed story telling. Once again Bob and Harvey Weinstein have backed another winner and following recent reports of “Django” being accepted into various categories (Best picture, Actor in a supporting role, Cinematography, Sound editing and finally Writing original screenplay) in this years Oscar nominations that’s only another reason not to horse about.
Breaking out across all UK cinemas on the 18th January
Friday, 11 January 2013
Wednesday, 9 January 2013
Nominees are ELIZABETH OLSEN, ANDREA RISEBOROUGH, SURAJ SHARMA, JUNO TEMPLE and ALICIA VIKANDER.