Aren’t Orange Wednesday’s good? Especially when you go and see something funny and engaging which takes you out of yourself for a couple of hours.
Tropic Thunder has a brilliant ensemble cast and features one of my favourite actors, Robert Downey Jr. It pays homage to films like Platoon and Apocalypse Now, and it is laugh-out-loud funny.
I mention in the title up at the top of the page that this blog features writing. Up until this point that has been a massive fib – all I’ve really done is talk about cinema and music. I am doing a fair bit of writing when I’m not 9-5ing though, honest!
I’ve lost count of the number of comic book adaptions that have popped up in the last few years, but barring The Dark Knight, Hellboy 2 is the one I’ve been waiting for.
I loved Ron Perlman as Hellboy and del Toro’s directing, not to mention his take on Mignola’s world of nutcase Nazis and and Lovecraftian monsters. From the trailer it was quite plain to see that Hellboy 2 would be bigger – at least visually and character-wise, but I was a little worried that the CGI-factor would swallow up everything else.