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A sports movie directed by Ron Sheldon? The man has a hell of a pedigree in this area and in this film he manages to make golf sexy! Of course he's helped by a charming performance from Costner who works well off both Russo as his love interest and Marin as his bromance. Perhaps it's a little overlong but by the time you get to the final match you'll be cheering Costner on to make that final putt.
I wasn't expecting great things from this remake of an 80's home-invasion movie but I have to say I was pleasantly surprised. The film is the ickiest type of horror film, with quite extreme violence which hits home being so realistic but the director maintains the tension throughout and although none of the captives are particularly likeable (except Shawn Ashmore as the doctor) the real reason the film worked for me was the great performance by De Mornay. She's the real reason to see the film and her chilling portrayal of a mad matriarch is briliant. Oh and watch out for an early turn from 'actor of the moment' Frank Grillo.
The one Tarantino film I'd never got round to seeing. Like the rest of his films he gets the casting spot on here. The problem is the source material. The story just isn't juicy enough to sustain the 2.5 hour running time he gives it. Thus we have scenes that add nothing or just go on way too long. Yes, it allows the actor to show how good they are in the role but it makes the film a chore and Tarantino films should NEVER be a chore! I can't see myself revisiting this one again.
The film that marked a resurgence in McConaughey's career which finally led to his Oscar this year. He is on top form here and has gone onto even better since. He's joined by a great cast (with the only slightly weak being Phillipe) and the story, although predictable, is entertaining in a kind of John Grisham type of way. Not a classic film but nice to see an actor hitting his stride again.
This film has been so hyped up by reviewers and cinema-goers that it's difficult not to go into the cinema with a chip on your shoulder waiting for the film to impress you and it's fair to say that for the first 15 minutes or so this is pretty standard sci-fi fare. However as soon as all the 'Guardians' meet the film moves up a gear and the chemistry between them is what makes the whole thing fly. Marvel took a gamble tackling this team after the success of The Avengers but what they've ultimately created is a film that could arguably be this generations 'Star Wars'! The action is good (like most Marvel films) and the scenes where the team work together are great (the jailbreak for example) but the most important thing is that through all the humour (and there is a lot), action and general madness you actually end up caring for all these characters pretty damn quickly.
Ultimately the villains are pretty secondary to the point of the film which is to introduce the Guardians but that doesn't mean that they don't register at all. Also stick around at the end of the film for a certain duck hero who hasn't been seen on screen since the late 80's. Now if they can make a successful film based around him then Marvel truly are the greatest studio in the world!