In honour of the festive season, my favourite Christmas movies.
Armageddon is a non stop annihilation of the senses. There’s no character development or unnecessary plot points. There’s a killer asteroid and a team of crazy, uncouth drillers, and that’s all you need to know. The only reason this movie even comes close to working is the relationship between Harry and Grace, the characters played by Liv Tyler and Bruce Willis, who bring some authentic dad and daughter energy. Actually, the moments between Billy Bob Thornton’s NASA leader Dan Truman and Harry…
It’s nowhere near as funny as the original but Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues is still entertaining as hell and it’s enjoyable watching the news team assemble (again) for another wild ride. Christina Applegate is fabulous once again and Will Ferrell is having way too much fun. It’s fun to see the birth of the 24 hour news cycle get skewered and marvel at how little has changed in the intervening years when it comes to media organisations sensationalising news.
This is the most grotesque horror movie I’ve seen in such a long time and I loved every minute of it.
Some of the best horror movies are also mysteries - we wonder who is behind the mask, what’s going bump in the night, whether the person is haunted or if it’s a figment of their imagination. The mystery and backstory revealed in Malignant is one of the best I’ve seen in a long time and watching it unravel was…
“This makes me miss Tiffany so much. She hated blowjobs!”
This was so brilliant. Clever, entertaining and bloody funny. It was Back to the Future meets Halloween and I loved every minute of it.
Thoughts while watching it:
- the ‘80s were a truly terrifying time to be alive
- Only in America would the mask worn in an actual murder spree be the Halloween costume of choice in the city where it happened
- Self defence advice from the school’s…