Review: Bad Neighbours 2 (2016)

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Zac Efron, Rose Byrne and Seth Rogen reprise their roles for this, a tired and unnecessary sequel to Bad Neighbours that rehashes its plot, with a sorority as the noisy neighbours instead of a fraternity.. In order to ensure their house sells, Mac (Rogen) and Kelly (Byrne) turn to old enemy Teddy (Efron) for help. Continue reading “Review: Bad Neighbours 2 (2016)”

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Review: That Awkward Moment (2014)

That Awkward Moment

A rom-com presented from the point of view of three callow, commitment-phobe serial daters, That Awkward Moment has oodles of potential, not least thanks to the combined talents of its up-and-coming cast. Yet the fact that the film is unable to mine any insight or meaning from its slapdash, cliché-ridden and relatively unfunny screenplay renders this an experiment that’s watchable, yet blatantly unremarkable. Continue reading “Review: That Awkward Moment (2014)”

GFF 2013 Review: The Paperboy (2013)

The Paperboy

Set in the blistering, sweaty heat of 1960’s Florida, The Paperboy – Lee Daniels’ star-studded follow-up to the Academy Award winning Precious – is a pup-noir crime thriller wrapped in a web of intrigue that’s as trashy and provocative as it is alluring and enormously entertaining. Ward Jansen (Matthew McConaughey), a newspaper reporter, returns to his hometown with partner Yardley Acheman (David Oyelowo) to uncover a salacious story of murder. Continue reading “GFF 2013 Review: The Paperboy (2013)”

Why I Must See The Paperboy

The Paperboy

The Paperboy hasn’t exactly had the best life, yet it’s become all the more appealing because of it. Adapted from Pete Dexter’s 1995 novel of the same name by director Lee Daniels and Dexter himself, The Paperboy centres on Wade Jansen (Matthew McConaughey), a reporter who returns to his Florida hometown in order to investigate a murder case involving death row inmate, Hillary Van Wetter (John Cusack). Continue reading “Why I Must See The Paperboy”

EIFF 2012 Review: The Lorax (2012)

Ted (Zac Efron), a young boy living in Thneeville – a self contained town where everything is predominately artificial – dreams of winning Audrey’s (Taylor Swift) affection. So, when she declares she’d marry anyone who brought her a living “Truffula” tree, Ted is led to seek out the Once-ler (Ed Helms), a poor old businessman whose selfishness prompted the devastation of the land’s trees, and the only person who can guide Ted to his target of winning Audrey’s love and Continue reading “EIFF 2012 Review: The Lorax (2012)”

Review: The Lucky One (2012)

Logan (Zac Efron), a marine on tour in Iraq, discovers a photograph of an unknown woman in the aftermath of an explosion. The picture quickly becomes something of a guardian angel to Logan, protecting him from harm until he finds himself firmly back on home soil. Intent on paying his respects, he ventures to North Carolina with his beloved dog Zeus in tow. Upon arrival, he meets Beth (Taylor Schilling), the woman in question, but can’t find the words to share his story. He subsequently becomes her employee, which leads to rather dramatic Continue reading “Review: The Lucky One (2012)”