Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Four days later....

Ever since I was a young boy, I've played the silver ball. From SoHo down to Brighton, I must have played them all....and I still can't find anything interesting at the cinema. That's the problem with the London Film Fest - you get through all the buzz movies for the next six months in a fortnight. I just can't quite bring myself to see SAW III or STEP UP. This weekend's a bit thin too. Satan vomits in my eiderdown with the UK release of DECK THE HALL. I won't be watching it as it falls foul of Bina007's first rule of Cinema but there's a proper review here. I have unabashedly prejudged this overtly "cheery" movie featuring Matthew Broderick's uptight suburban family man getting riled by Danny DeVito's vulgar neighbour's Christmas light display. Frankly, I find this picture of Danny Devito in a Santa hat vaguely sinister.

The only film I will be watching this weekend is
LONDON TO BRIGHTON, despite the fact that it looks a bit like a cheap Lilya 4 Ever. Ironically, I am on the London to Brighton train tomorrow although I doubt we'll get any grungily filmed violence, more's the pity. It's been four days since I ventured inside a movie theatre, which is something of a record for me. I'm starting to get the shakes.

In other random news, they're filming David Cronenberg's new flick outside my office. It's called EASTERN PROMISE which sounds like a gift box of Turkish Delight. However, it's apparently about illegal immigrants and organised crime in London. Viggo Mortensen is playing a slimy East End gangster with slicked back hair and Naomi Watts is also in it. All East End gangsters have slicked back hair. It gives the rozzers a fighting chance. The whole movie set thing is less exciting than annoying - the huge equipment lorries blocking the road make it the devil to get a black cab.

Eheu, o me miserum


  1. You should get Matt to review these type of films. He'll pretty much watch anything and everything.

  2. But I like Matt! Why would make him watch this stuff?

  3. lol@both of you! Matt would watch it, but would slag it afterwards (maybe).

    Remind me to never wish you a Merry Xmas Bina! ;-)

    Deck the Halls sounds like an American movie version of that Robson Jerome / Mark benton TV comedy that was on last xmas (think that's when it was on, never watched it). I never watch anything with Robson Jerome in it lol I don't even know why!