Deflower’d

Gangster’s Paradise

Posted in film by deflowerd on January 10, 2008

At the request of a friendly acquaintance, here is my review of the new Ridley Scott/Russell Crowe/Denzel Washington movie, American Gangster.

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Are You Wearing My Belt?/Call It

Posted in film by deflowerd on January 8, 2008

I started doing a couple of mini-reviews for No Country For Old Men and The Darjeeling Limited last night, but something happened and I lost all of what I’d written. I’d only written the intro, but still…

I’ll start with The Darjeeling Limited.

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Fuzz Hard: With A Vengeance

Posted in film by deflowerd on January 6, 2008

Or OzBuzz Does Hot Fuzz

Tonight I’ll be reviewing one of my favourite films of recent times, Hot Fuzz. This brilliant, layered comedy comes from the writing team of Edgar Wright and Simon Pegg (who also stars), the duo who brought us Shaun Of The Dead. Wright directs Fuzz, as he did SOTD and the sitcom Spaced which also starred Pegg & Nick Frost. Frost is in Fuzz, too. Basically we’ve got a bit of a boys club of British comedy (Jessica Stevenson co-wrote Spaced, and had a cameo in SOTD, but is absent in Fuzz).

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Coming soon…

Posted in film by deflowerd on January 5, 2008

I’ll be reviewing Hot Fuzz, and I might take a look at two movies currently in cinemas: No Country For Old Men, and The Darjeeling Limited.

Stay tuned!

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On The Horizon

Posted in film by deflowerd on January 2, 2008

It’s 1 am, it’s a weekday, and I am on holidays. I’m taking this opportunity to preview several upcoming movies.

Wanted

This film, starring James McAvoy, Morgan Freeman, Angelina Jolie and Terence Stamp, is about a young man (McAvoy) who is wrenched from his dull existence as an office worker into a life of adventure and murder. The wrenchers are a bunch of good (as in, they perform acts of “justice”) assassins, and the movie is about the protagonists transformation into one of them.

My verdict: Upon seeing the trailer, it looks like a bad Matrix ripoff with elements of Mission Impossible.

Before The Devil Knows You’re Dead

A film about two brothers, played by Ethan Hawke and Philip Seymour Hoffman, who decide to rob their own parents’ jewelry store, and directed by Sidney Lumet (mastermind behind Dog Day Afternoon and 12 Angry Men among others). How can this go wrong?

My verdict: As far as I’m concerned, this will be a contender for the best movie of 2008.

Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber Of Fleet Street

Oh god. Johnny Depp channeling Ichabod Crane-gone-insane, once again under the steady/gothic directing eye of Tim Burton… with songs! I am dying (zing!) to see this. Helena Bonham Carter doesn’t particularly excite me as an actress, but I’m counting on JD and some Alan Rickman action on pulling me through.

My verdict: Fuck. Yes.

The Dark Knight

The next installment in Christopher Nolan’s series of Batman…uh… Batmans? Batmen? Well, it’s number 2, and it’s all about The Joker. Batman is again played by Christian Bale, Michael Caine is still Alfred, and we have Heath Ledger playing The Joker. They have replaced Katie Holmes with Maggie Gyllenhaal,which is a good move in my opinion. We also get Aaron Eckhart as Harvey Dent, who fans will know later becomes the villain Two-Face. I am really looking forward to this.

My verdict: You HAVE to see the 5-minute-long trailer in which the Joker’s men rob a bank. Get on YouTube!

There Will Be Blood

Daniel Day-Lewis wears a mustache ala Gangs Of New York and goes oil-prospectin’ in America during, I believe, a turn of the century timeline. He plays Daniel Plainview, and apparently gives a brilliant and powerful performance. Paul Dano, of Little Miss Sunshine fame, plays a priest who becomes Plainview’s nemesis of sorts, and everyone is saying that this is a career-defining and career-making performance from the young man. I cannot wait to see this.

My verdict: I Will Be There For When There Will Be Blood

Okay I think I’ve spoiled you enough for one night.

Auf Wiedersehen!

In-descent

Posted in film by deflowerd on January 1, 2008

I said I was going to watch and review 3 horror movies, so here, in all its glory, is my review of The Descent (2005). The Descent is a British horror film and was written and directed by Neil Marshall, the man responsible for 2002’s camp, over-the-top werewolf outing Dog Soldiers.

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Going The Way Of The Jovo

Posted in film by deflowerd on December 29, 2007

Just one day after viewing the disappointing Will Smith vehicle ‘I Am Legend,’ I thrust myself back into sci-fi horror-trash with Resident Evil: Extinction, the third in the Resident Evil movie franchise.

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He Am Legend?

Posted in film by deflowerd on December 28, 2007

My friends and I just watched I Am Legend. I am now going to review it. I think we’ve established the dynamic pretty well. So here we go…

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