The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3 (2009) March 5, 2014Posted by badblokebob in : Action, Thriller, Crime, 2014, 2000s, adaptations, 3 stars, remakes , add a comment
The 1:23pm train from Pelham Bay Park gets hijacked again.
On Film4 tonight at 9pm.
The Big Lebowski (1998) February 3, 2014Posted by badblokebob in : Comedy, Crime, 2014, 4 stars, 1990s, Film Noir: Pre/Post/Neo/etc. , add a comment
Is the Coen brothers’ stoner comedy actually as stoner-y — or comedic — as some believe?
Tom Conway as the Falcon, Part II January 20, 2014Posted by badblokebob in : Editorials, Comedy, Crime, Western, 3 stars, 1940s, Mystery, films about films, 2013 , add a comment
#65 The Falcon and the Co-eds
#71 The Falcon Out West
#77 The Falcon in Mexico
#82 The Falcon in Hollywood
Kick-Ass 2 (2013) December 25, 2013Posted by badblokebob in : Comedy, Action, Crime, adaptations, 3 stars, British films, superhero films, 2010s, 2013 , add a comment
The final 2013 advent calendar review!
In 2010, Kick-Ass bested the likes of Inception and Toy Story 3 to be my favourite film of the year. Can its sequel achieve the same in 2013?
The Hitch-Hiker (1953) December 20, 2013Posted by badblokebob in : Thriller, Film Noir: Classic, Crime, 4 stars, 1950s, true stories, 2013 , add a comment
Lesser-known noir from a female director.
Lady of Deceit (1947) December 13, 2013Posted by badblokebob in : Thriller, Film Noir: Classic, Crime, adaptations, 4 stars, 1940s, 2013 , add a comment
aka Born to Kill / Deadlier Than the Male
Superb film noir.
(This is the first film in the 2013 advent calendar from the 20th Century. In fact, it’s the first film that’s more than four years old. Oops.)
Jack Reacher (2012) December 12, 2013Posted by badblokebob in : Action, Thriller, Crime, adaptations, 4 stars, 2010s, 2013 , add a comment
Tom Cruise is Jack Reacher in the first Jack Reacher movie based on Lee Child’s Jack Reacher novels, Jack Reacher.