Review: Iron Man 3 (2013)

Iron Man 3

Tying up the trilogy, and picking up soon after the events depicted in last year’s The Avengers, Iron Man 3 is arguably the best instalment in the Marvel superhero series, with new director Shane Black – who also co-wrote the script with Drew Pearce – bringing his own trademark mix of dark humour and harsh realism to an already well-oiled and successful machine. Continue reading “Review: Iron Man 3 (2013)”

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Cameron Diaz And Benicio Del Toro Team For Agent: Century 21

Cameron Diaz (Knight & Day) and Benicio Del Toro (The Wolfman) have signed on to star in action-thriller Agent: Century 21, The Hollywood Reporter has discovered.

The film, which will be produced and financed by Exclusive Media, tells of a recent divorcee (Diaz) who agrees to take on an unpleasant task for her boss in a Continue reading “Cameron Diaz And Benicio Del Toro Team For Agent: Century 21”

Is Jo Nesbo’s Headhunters Kiss Kiss Bang Bang: Part 2 In Disguise?

Hailed by many critics as a taut, suspenseful Norwegian thriller, Jo Nesbo’s Headhunters premiered at the Glasgow Film Festival over the weekend.

And, based on the newly released UK quad’s eerie similarities with Shane Black’s seminal cult classic (they’re almost identical), Headhunters promises to be the sequel to Kiss Kiss Bang Bang you, or I, were unaware of.

While there’s no immediate problem with the marketing teams plan Continue reading “Is Jo Nesbo’s Headhunters Kiss Kiss Bang Bang: Part 2 In Disguise?”

Blast From The Past #2 – Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (2005)

Upon its release seven year’s ago, Kiss Kiss Bang Bang drew wild acclaim from critics and audiences alike, but disappointingly failed to set the box office on fire and faded away quicker than some of the dumbest films around (think Transformers or Cowboys & Aliens, both of which struck the box office jackpot despite critical revilement). Since then, it’s picked up some momentum and found cult status on DVD and Blu-ray, with many admirers, like myself, wondering why this phenomenon of a film failed to catch on in the first place.

Loosely based on Brett Halliday’s Bodies Are Where You Find Them (part of the long-lived series of Michael Shayne novels), the screenplay from Shane Black – Continue reading “Blast From The Past #2 – Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (2005)”