29 film-related things we failed to report in May and June

Thursday July 2nd 2009


Well, it’s certainly been a while.

A Levels went fine, thanks for asking.

Glastonbury was great too.

But I did miss out on a fair bit of movie ray-poor-tarj during my absence so it’s time to play catch-up.

SOME MOVIES WERE GOOD ENOUGH TO WARRANT A PLACE ON OUR ‘BEST OF 2009’ LIST
1. We did review Star Trek but didn’t make quite enough fuss about how incredibly amazing it was.
2. Synecdoche New York finally came out and mostly went unnoticed which is a shame.
3. Sugar, which we saw last year at the London Film Festival, is a A-list brills.
4. The Last House on the Left was better than everybody said it was.

SOME WERE NOT
5. Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen was horribly long and while it looked incredible, it was mostly rubs.

IT WAS ANNOYING TO MISS SOME
6. Awaydays
7. Tormented
8. Drag Me To Hell

AND RELIEVING TO MISS OTHERS
9. Terminator: Salvation
10. Angels and Demons
11. The Hangover
12. Year One

WE FINALLY GOT THE RECOGNITION WE DESERVE IN ‘THE PAPERS’
13. Joe Cornish picked us as one of his ‘My Media’ picks in the Guardian.
14. We were linked on the Guardian Film Blog too but I can’t find a link for it.
15. Might be something in the Observer soon. I bet you’re excited.

THERE WERE SOME VERY EXCITING TRAILERS
16. Frank Langella missing a bit of his face in the trailer for The Box.
17. More ridiculously incredible disasters from the sane man’s Michael Bay in 2012.
18. Scorsese still refusing to turn shit in Shutter Island.
19. Spoiler-heavy but still incredible death nonsense in The Final Destination (4).
20. [Insert pun on ‘The Boys Are Back in Town’] Toy Story 3.
21. Still unsure about The Road adaptation.

AND A FEW THAT COULD HAVE BEEN EXCITING IF IT WASN’T FOR THE TERRIBLE VOICEOVER
22. Zombieland – great cast, shame about the E4-style irreverent v/o
23. What Goes Up (The phrase ‘life, death and all of the touching moments in between’ is an epic error – obviously there are no moments in between life and death, it would only work if it was ‘birth and death’)

THERE WERE A FEW UNFORTUNATE DEATHS
24. Farrah Fawcett.
25. Uma finally got her way.
26. That guy from Men in Black 2.

BUT ALSO A COUPLE OF NICE POSTERS
27. Tyler Perry up to his old tricks with the motion poster for I Can Do Bad All By Myself.
28. Another nice one for Inglourious Basterds.
29. Matt Lucas looking attractive in TBurton’s Alice in Wonderland.

So it all worked out in the end.