Gambit commences with an animated credits sequence ripped straight from the playbook of 1960s comedy features – think The Pink Panther without the rose-tinted big cat. We get a cartoon depiction of art curator Harry Deane (Colin Firth), as he hatches his fiendishly clever scheme to bamboozle his irritable, impressionist art-loving boss Lionel Shahbandar (Alan Rickman) into paying millions of pounds for a forged Monet.
We don't get to see enough of Michael Keaton.
Agree with me? Well we're in luck, as we're getting film that he seems perfectly suited for.
Here's some afternoon delight for you!
Robot and Frank opens with Frank Langella breaking into a house and stealing a watch before noticing a picture of his younger self. He realises that he is breaking into his own home. This sets up the story of an aging cat burglar suffering from dementia who is struggling to come to terms with his own mortality.
In Hollywood, you just can't keep a terrible idea down. This stubborn determination to ruin Western culture explains the unkillable movie adaptation for Seth Grahame-Smith‘s Pride & Prejudice & Zombies.
Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs took me by surprise. I dismissed it as nothing more than a trifle (pun likely intended), refusing to believe a film with a title like that could be anything but childish twaddle.
Whilst talking to The Hollywood Reporter, writer-director Paul Weitz has spoken a little about the future of the American Pie series. The last entry, American Reunion, was a decent entry for fans of the series, though it did play very much on nostalgia.
Hot pot of coffee!
Not much is known about the sequel to Judd Apatow's love it or hate it comedy Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy, other than it's release date and that the main cast were returning.
Well, now it seems we have our first piece of casting info, as a casting agency in Atlanta (where the film is being shot) has advertised for a John C. Reilly lookalike.
Fans of the cult show ‘Arrested Development' are in for a treat with news of the upcoming season 4 and details of the film being released. The CEO of Netflix Reed Hastings disclosed in a conference call with Morgan Stanley plans for future Netflix shows and discussed the new season of Arrested Development and whether it would be possible to film anymore.
Never heard of Sasha Guitry? Don't beat yourself up about it. You wouldn't think it would be possible for a man who wrote over 100 plays and directed 33 movies to slip through the cracks of history, but that's more or less what happened to him until very recent times. In fact, he seems to have something of a Gallic Howard Hawks – amazingly prolific, able to turn his hand to different genres – except that unlike Hawks he was also a gifted actor and writer. So you might want to remember his name from now on.