100 million dollars.
Funny and very weird. Basically, an 80s comedy that stumbles into an international horror production pretending to be an American, which is usually Italian-flavoured (TROLL 2!), but in this case, it's South African. For every genuine laugh, there are forty head-scratching decisions like a late-in-the-game can-can dance, headless bodies running around, and quips aplenty. It features a grab-bag of carnival haunted house gags, which I'm always a fan of.
From the director of THE HAPPY HOOKER GOES TO HOLLYWOOD, SKATETOWN…
Many will find this manipulative, heavy handed, misery porn (The Aronofsky hat trick), but I was enthralled by Brendan Fraser's performance every step of the way. I know the play has been mounted many times with different creative teams, but this was a role Fraser was born to play, with his innate likeability, and the reality of his terrible last decade, anchoring his teary eyed performance. I weirdly didn't find it it a chore to watch, because Fraser was so innately likeable, and was surrounded by actors delivering deeply empathetic performances.
RISE. ROAR. REVOLT.
You watch RRR and wonder "Why is this film such a spine-tingling blast of excitement while most super-hero blockbusters hit audiences like tepid baths?"
Maybe it's because they don't feature a musical number where white douchebags are struck down by the power of Indian dance.
From the absurd premise of "What if two real-life revolutionaries who never crossed path... We're really best friends?", Director SS Rajamouli crafts a towering 3-hour epic that's all about saving a single…