I finally went to see the film version of Stardust Monday evening, I found it really enjoyable and I'm happy to say that it was nearly everything I expected it to be.
All of the characters were very well cast and they nearlyall portrayed the novel descriptions very closely. I agree with comments others have made about Robert De Niro, who I thought was damn brilliant as Captain Shakespeare. I was pleased that Ricky “I can only play one type of role” Gervais couldn't even spoil this film for me.
There are alot of known British faces in this film, albeit in cameo roles but it was very nice to see them pop up occasionally.
Considering that the film has been out for a while now it's still sitting the top ten UK films, which should make Mr. Gaiman happy. If you get chance it’s well worth going to catch this film at the cinema before disappers to the small screen.
Big Nothing stars David Schwimmer (Charlie) & Simon Pegg (Gus) and is black comedy set in the sleepy town of Big falls. Charlie ends up taking a job at a call centre in an effort to try and earn money for his family.
He is befriended by Gus who ropes him into a blackmailing scheme, a simple plan or so it seems. With a dodgy alibi and a top FBI agent in town things can only go from bad to worse.
I found this film very funny and reminded me slightly of Fargo, with it's dry humour and dark comedy elements. Simon Pegg plays the part of an American semi-convincingly while you are drwan into the plot from the start.
if you are a fan of this genre of film you'll most likely enjoy this film. It was released on DVD the 14th of April, so why not give it a whirl.
Tomorrow sees the launch of the first big movie of the year, V for Vendetta. Written and produced by the Wachowski Brothers (who also brought us The Matrix) and starring Hugo Weaving, Natalie Portman and John Hurt, it’s an action packed adaptation of a graphic novel by David Lloyd and Alan Moore, (who also wrote From Hell and Watchmen). From what I’ve seen it looks pretty cool, with Hugo Weaving still managing to be cool while wearing a silly mask!
Hopefully it’ll be more Matrix than Matrix Reloaded… Click the link to check out the 3 trailers and see what you think. (The rest of the website is pretty swish too)