I really loved Brick… one of the best film noir movies of all time.

Anyone out there casting a movie? Make sure you cast Joseph Gordon-Levitt at once. Regardless of the role.


Here’s the trailer for your viewing pleasure.

I also love a good caper movie. I so love them. As Mysterious Dave pointed out, you should never feel they can actually get away with it, right up to the moment when they do (which is why Oceans XI et al don’t work as caper movies (they’re good fun but not a real caper movie) because you don’t imagine for a moment they’ll actually fail).

One of my favourite caper movies is Dirty Rotten Scoundrels.

And that’s an astonishingly bad trailer. Watch this instead:

So what happens when you cross the writer/director of Brick with Dirty Rotten Scoundrels?

You Get The Brothers Bloom.


OK, so not so much of a review, but by golly I’ll be watching The Brothers when it comes out.


Bill and Jerry

September 15, 2008


The first ad was just … it was … well…

I don’t know what it was. It wasn’t funny. It didn’t explain anything. I just don’t get it.

It made my teeth ache. It was excruciating.

And now there’s another one.

Although, I have to say, I quite like this one. It’s odd. It’s random. It wanders. It’s more Jerry than Bill I feel. Bill’s getting funnier though – he reminds me of Ruprecht from Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (in a purely ad libbed scene, according to Michael Caine and he should probably know) although that might be a cruel comparison.

Wonder what the third one will be like.