When horror movies are released in the month of January (where the scariest things are your new resolutions) it’s usually because the studio backing the film have little confidence in it. Because of that I went into The Bye Bye Man with the lowest of expectations and, coupled with its release date, its lack of marketing and awkward title probably hindered the film ever producing the sequel it promised. Anyway, The Bye Bye Man is about about three collage students who move into an old house. Shortly after moving in, Sasha (Cressida Bonas), begins to suspect something is off about the house. Elliot (Douglas Smith) is at first skeptical but when he reads aloud some strange words etched into a chest of drawers strange things begin to happen.
Saturday, 21 January 2017
There’s this strange pattern where movies with a similar subject matter are released at the same time (think White House Down and Olympus Has Fallen and Deep Impact and Armageddon). This time both films (the other film comes out next year) are about the 1942 assassination of Reinhard Heydrich, a man so evil that even Hitler labelled him ‘the man with the Iron Heart’ whilst others nicknamed the 'Butcher of Prague'.
Thursday, 19 January 2017
To spice things up a little (actually, in truth I didn’t realise that it was actors only) I decided to pick films in which someone who died in 2016 had a prominent role in making the film because there’s more to movies than just acting (I hope you don’t mind Brigit!). Make sure to check out - http://wanderingthroughtheshelves.blogspot.co.uk/
Tuesday, 17 January 2017
Mia (Emma Stone) is an aspiring actress working as a barista in a coffee shop on the actual lots of Hollywood. Seb (Ryan Gosling) is jazz musician with dreams that are far beyond playing Christmas tunes on a piano at a crappy restaurant. The pair meet on numerous occasions before romance blossoms, and as they both try (and sometimes struggle) to make their dreams come true, they go through a whirlwind romance full of highs and lows.
Friday, 13 January 2017
2016 has been a pretty decent year for films, in my opinion at least. Naturally, some of the most highly anticipated films of the year were disappointing, such as Suicide Squad and Batman Vs Superman (the latter I had no hope for whatsoever). However, there have been some great films outside the mainstream (where the films were pretty disappointing) but today I'm going to focus on the films I was looking forward to but let me down.
Thursday, 12 January 2017
Wednesday, 11 January 2017
Hank Thompson (Paul Dano) is stranded on an Island way out to sea, he is about to hang himself off a rock before he spots a corpse (played by Daniel Radcliffe) has washed up on the shore. The corpse appears to be totally dead and motionless (which is what corpses do I suppose) apart from the fact it appears to be farting. These farts are quite powerful and create a special kind of energy that can propel Hank great distances. Soon enough, the corpse seems to come to life, and the two form a strange bond as they both on an extraordinary adventure.