Review: Rush (2013)

Rush

Keen to capitalise on the overwhelming success of Asif Kapadia’s sensational documentary Senna, director Ron Howard, whose responsible for some of Hollywood’s biggest commercial successes, reteams with Frost/Nixon screenwriter Peter Morgan for Rush. What could have been a compelling character expose set in and around the high-octane world of Formula One is, in the end, disappointingly bloated and mild on dramatic thrills. Continue reading “Review: Rush (2013)”

Review: The Change Up (2011)

The body-swap comedy has become somewhat a staple in Hollywoodland of late. While some films find intriguing and interesting ways of exploring the subject, for example Freaky Friday and 17 Again, others seem to struggle from the offset, falling into an unoriginal heap of bad jokes, one dimensional characters and despair. The Change Up, unsurprisingly written by the duo responsible for The Hangover – have you seen the posters?! – falls into the latter pile.

Dave (Jason Bateman) and Mitch (Ryan Reynolds) are two guys with entirely different lifestyles. Dave, a married, middle-aged lawyer, yearns for Continue reading “Review: The Change Up (2011)”