Tag Archive | Anthony Hopkins

The Rite (2011)

Director: Mikael Hafstrom

Starring: Anthony Hopkins, Colin O’Donaghue, Ciaran Hinds

Release date: January 28 (US). Almost there, innit! I don’t even know what I’m doing for the last one yet, how exciting’s that! But first, Mr Hopkins has got a small problem with his demons. May contain the power of Christ compelling someone and spoilers…

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Just Pillow Talk’s Birthday Nightmare: The Silence of the Lambs (1991)

Well, this hardly counts as a Nightmare does it? For 1991, the Gods have smiled on Just Pillow Talk and extended his winning run to a mighty three films, and what a film to take it on: the multi-Academy Award Winning Silence of the Lambs.

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Just Pillow Talk’s Birthday Nightmare: 84 Charing Cross Road (1987)

Well, this should be much better. Surely? It’s a highly regarded classic starring some genuine heavyweights in Anne Bancroft, Judi Dench and Anthony Hopkins. Sure, the subject matter may be a touch whimsical, but it’s a heavy drama albeit one with a long pedigree and a very respectable IMDB rating.

What I find surprising about his list, though, is the lack of light relief. Everything on it is either painfully awful, or very heavy.  He hasn’t drawn a single film so far that’s a nice and simple action film, or an actually good comedy.

So here’s Just Pillow Talk with a short and sweet review…

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A Droid Premiere – Thor (2011)

A Droid PremiereI can’t say I expect much from Marvel movies now. The first in the new “Marvel Studios” production line, ‘Iron Man’ proved to be an entertaining surprise (upon first viewing) at the cinema in 2008. The new studio was off to a promising start. But just two months later that promise came crashing back to earth in the shape of a giant green steroid freak in stretchy pants, with the release of ‘The Incredible Hulk’. That film firmly established the trend. Marvel Studios will be dumbing their movies down for the masses, with little attempt to create bold, challenging and satisfying stories. In short, their game plan is to play it safe.

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Droid howls with laughter at ‘The Wolfman’

the wolfman poster There is a point very early on in ‘The Wolfman’ where you realise that it’s not going to be an effective horror, but it might just make a hilarious comedy. It’s the introduction of Anthony Hopkins character, and his performance is the first indication that the tone in this film is completely out of control. The film is all over the map, but mostly entertaining if you let it be.

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