The Monuments Men (2014) – Not Ocean’s

What a cast George Clooney has brought together for his latest directorial effort. He’s dug up a hell of a true story to base it on too, coming from a book by Robert M Edsel and Brett Witter about the Monuments, Fine Arts and Archives subcommission. It is a kick to see Bill Murray, John… Continue reading The Monuments Men (2014) – Not Ocean’s

Jersey Boys (2014) – Walk like a man

Jersey Boys is an intelligent and methodical look at the rise and fall of well loved pop group Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons. The film is based on the Tony Award winning jukebox musical of the same name and, by the sounds of it, sticks pretty close to the source. The show’s creators Marshall… Continue reading Jersey Boys (2014) – Walk like a man

The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014) – Enjoy your stay

What a fun and quirky film this is. Those words have become pretty synonymous with  the films of Indie auteur Wes Anderson, thanks his plethora of bizarre idiosyncrasies. With this project his style seems to have really found its place. Everything, from the production design to the acting, has gelled so well, and you get… Continue reading The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014) – Enjoy your stay

A Good Day to Die Hard (2013) – is it really though?

I was rather horrified by the opening sequence of this fifth and latest Die Hard film, where my loyalty to Bruce Willis’s heroic character was just about undone. For some reason, probably a misguided attempt to spice up the formula, John McClane goes around ruining everything for the entire opening of the film. Needless to… Continue reading A Good Day to Die Hard (2013) – is it really though?

NOFX at The Tivoli 22/11/14 – the second coming

The guys from NOFX turned up with a different set list and a different attitude for their second Brisbane date this tour. It made for another great show in a messier fashion, at a rather full Tivoli theatre. Fat Mike was jovial and enjoying the vodka and sodas, with the crew keeping his mic-stand cup… Continue reading NOFX at The Tivoli 22/11/14 – the second coming

The Rolling Stones at Brisbane Entertainment Centre 18/11/14

Last night The Rolling Stones proved to a packed house in Brisbane that they are still, after all these years, a force to be reckoned with. Despite a bit of a wait – which everyone probably expected – and a bit of a jarring start, they found their groove and rode it all night. The… Continue reading The Rolling Stones at Brisbane Entertainment Centre 18/11/14

Edge of Tomorrow (2014) – Not just “Live. Die. Repeat”

With what is basically a science fiction take on Groundhog Day, Edge of Tomorrow ticks a lot of boxes. The effects are good, the action is big, and the story is engaging if simple. It treads a similar path to 2011’s Source Code, although on a much larger scale, and is helmed by Doug Liman of… Continue reading Edge of Tomorrow (2014) – Not just “Live. Die. Repeat”