Plex – the Scarlet Pimpernel of movie reviewing. He’s worked in the industry since the turn of the century, has a black book of contacts worth killing for, and isn’t afraid to give duff films both barrels. Harrison Ford called him ‘that little shit’ and he once trod on Johnny Depp’s foot. That’s just how he rolls.
We have been given a set of merchandise for Daniel Radcliffe's new film, Woman in Black. The film features Harry, ahem, Daniel as a young lawyer who travels to a remote village where he discovers the vengeful ghost of a scorned woman is terrorizing the locals. The film is pretty darned scary, too - Alex caught it a while ago and is still telling us how good it is. Review to come but this is definitely a film to keep an eye on.
Valentine’s Day comes every year, but the dilemma remains… what to do? Skip the expensive night out and plan the perfect night in with LOVE BIRDS and YOU INSTEAD, as these two romantic comedies come to DVD on 23 January, from Icon Home Entertainment. And we have two copies of each DVD and a couple of You Instead t-shirts too give away to two lucky, lovestruck readers.
We've done Worst Film and Best Director - the next category in the inaugural Plexies is Best Actress, and it was the toughest one to separate the main contenders. Plenty to choose from this year, with some very strong performances.
We had a very wide sweep of nominees for this particular Plexie, with four candidates separating themselves from the rest of the field. There were some stand-out films, with debut efforts from Derek Cianfrance (Blue Valentine) and Paddy Considine (Tyrannosaur) going up against some bigger hitters with plenty of weight behind them - Spielberg, Scorcese, Allen, Almodovar and Aronofsky.
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