Luc Besson's self-indulgent and ambitious sci-fi adventure based on a comic book is an assault on the senses as we are taken through the colourful worlds of two intergalactic secret agents but the film is let down by a poor script and a lack of chemistry between the two leads. The supporting cast is wasted, especially Rihanna but if you like your sci-fi incoherent and messy, then you will enjoy.
Anthony Hopkins is superb as the deranged magician who finds his act improved by having a ventriloquist dummy called Fats, who slowly starts to control the man. Richard Attenborough's tense thriller from William Goldman's script is brimming with character detail but the film belongs to Hopkins, who learnt how to throw his voice for the part. Creepy as hell and still as affecting.
Tough and tense thriller with FBI agent Jamie Foxx sent to Saudi Arabia to investigate the bombing of an American facility. Peter Berg's film builds the tension nicely as the team try to do their job only to face red tape from the authorities, then the finale is an all-out, explosive action film. Shame this was a film of two halves because otherwise, this would have been first-rate. Instead, it just seems confused.
Don't let the title of this genuinely funny comedy put you off. The Big Sick is charming and sweet natured and has more laughs than most American comedies of late. Kumail Ninjiani is terrific as, well, himself, as he falls for Zoe Kazan who then falls into a coma. More about family and culture than an out-and-out rom-com, this is a crowd pleaser of the highest order. Recommended.
If you didn't know this was a Woody Allen film, you'd know this was a Woody Allen film. Jessie Eisenberg stars as a New Yorker wanting to find a new life in LA but instead falls for Kristen Stewart, who just happens to have a secret that sends him back to New York to become a star of the cafe society. Very slight Allen affair with his usual traits but not as many laughs.
The third in the series is a relentlessly bleak affair and yet fits perfectly with the rest of the films, as Andy Serkis' Caesar takes on Woody Harrelson's The Colonel in a brutal game of wits. The CGI is extraordinary, the script sharp and intelligent and it has to be said that the Planet of the Apes 21st century versions should be recognised as an outstanding trilogy. Fantastic.