Pampin’ Ain’t Easy stemmed from my discontent with the movie industry, their inability to listen to the consumer, and use them as a guide for making and distributing better films. Using this as a sounding board, I talk about what would have made a film more marketable and enjoyable to its viewers. Read more
Tag Archive for Colin Farrell
Lately, I’ve been receiving a lot of offers for advanced screenings and I really couldn’t be happier. Not only does this help my wallet, but it allows me to view films I normally might not have seen otherwise. Such is the case with Dead Man Down. Now, I’m the kind of person who doesn’t go see films just to see them (usually). I go to the movies for one of the following reasons: a) there’s an actor/actress that I really like who is in it, b) the film is highly anticipated, c) super heroes are involved. In the case of Dead Man Down, none of those items really apply. While I have admitted during our Colin Farrell Spotlight last year that I have grown to enjoy him as an actor, I normally wouldn’t stop my life to see one of his films. Now, it looks like I just might. Read more
This week Shannon, Frank, and Mike talk Oz the Great and Powerful, Dead Man Down, and play a round of Notaplot.
Give us a listen, because it’s double the movies and double the fun.
We weren’t too bowled over with Mila Kunis as the Wicked Witch, so below I have offered an alternative. She’s less rigid, more believable, and can be yours for $17.95.
Seven Psychopaths is writer/director Martin McDonagh’s follow up to his 2008 hit In Bruges. The director’s long awaited second film has been much hyped and much anticipated, but is Seven Psychopaths a work of metafictional genius or is it an example of “everything and the kitchen sink” film making? Read more
If you had told me 8 years ago that a small indie movie would make me a fan of Colin Farrell’s, I would have said you were crazy. No way would a random little film turn me on to Colin Farrell’s acting. No way in hell. I’d seen Phone Booth (and even then, that was purely for Kiefer Sutherland’s voice). That was more than enough. His public persona didn’t do much for me either. He seemed like a drunk, arrogant womanizer. And then, one night in 2004, everything changed. Read more
Total Recall is the latest movie to be rebooted into a millennial Blockbuster. It teams Colin Farrell, Jessica Biel, Kate Beckinsale, Bryan Cranston, Bill Nighy and director Len Wiseman. The movie loosely follows its 1990 predecessor in premise and basic story. Significant scenes and plot points are completely cut out from the reboot that the original had made famous. It made the 2012 version seem less weird and more stylish than the 1990 version. So how does the new Total Recall fare?
I think that the best war movies are anti-war movies. Some people don’t realize that there’s a difference. Some people can watch a movie like Full Metal Jacket or Platoon and not realize that these are movies show humanity at it’s worst. They just see the guns and think, “Cool.” Then, there are movies like Tigerland, which I don’t think too many people have seen, that are obvious about where they stand because of how they portray a war and how the military experience can change a person. Read more
Ondine, the first film in our Colin Farrell spotlight, is the story of a down on his luck fisherman, who one day discovers the titular character in his fishing net. Ondine, a mysterious woman, with no discernible background or history, stays with Farrell’s Syracuse and befriends his ailing daughter. Annie, Syracuse’s daughter, upon hearing about Ondine, comes to believe she is shy and naive because she is a mythical sea creature called a selkie. Read more
This weekend Colin Farrell is hoping to own the box office with his new film, Total Recall. If he doesn’t lay claim to the box office this weekend, that is okay, because he owns the month of August here at the Devil’s Advocates site. The spotlight, beginning today, will feature our favorite Emerald Isle native.
The spotlight starts with the 2009 film, Ondine. In the weeks to follow, we will explore his oeuvre with other films such as Tigerland, S.W.A.T, and A Home at the End of the World. Follow along at home, in the car, or on a yacht. It’s fun. Pamp out!