Posts tagged ‘film’

June 15, 2016

Complete Arts on film

by unpseudable

In this new feature, TMB’s Complete Arts sheds light on some of cinema’s most vexing vagaries


If only all films could be as clearly marketed as Scary Movie – indeed, a truly chilling film.

Surely Rain Man was going to be a superhero movie, for example; Ring a romantic comedy. Apparently not.

When a film fails to deliver on the promise of its title, the viewer is left floundering in confusion and unfulfilled anticipation.

And so, as a sober warning to our reader, TMB offers a top five of the most disappointingly perplexing films…


  1. American History X

A powerhouse performance by Edward Norton

read more »

February 12, 2014

Reboot of remake of Robocop begins shooting

by philapilus

‘Another great way of reinvigorating a tired franchise is to introduce a robot butler’

As the 2014 Robocop remake nears the end of its first week in the cinema, studio sources have confirmed that principal shooting has begun for a remake of the remake.

MGM supremo, Randy Bumfukowizc, said “That old 2014 version of Robocop was a timeless classic, just like the 1987 version before it.

“But timeless classics start to look faded and tired very fast, no matter how timeless or classic, and so we have started filming a timely reboot, to bring this classic, lucrative franchise up to date. And it’s going to be just as timeless and classic as the previous ones.”

Rumours abound that in

read more »

October 24, 2012

Madagascar 3 film review

by unpseudable

Generally speaking you know just what you’re going to get from a sequel to a popular and successful film: more of the same.  No new ideas, just the old ones rehashed into a very slightly different narrative, ensuring that the target audience remains happy and satisfied.  But when you get to the third film in a series, from time to time you can, just sometimes, get something uniquely surprising – a real departure that throws the original films on their heads.  As Wes Craven tells us in Scream 3 – all bets are off.

Madagascar 3 bursts onto the screen well and truly in this category: a film series reimagined beyond all expectations of audience and critics alike.

Instead of animation in bright primary colours, what we find in Madagascar 3 is grainy CCTV footage, in washed out tones.  And instead of animals on the search for some imagined utopian home who end up getting embroiled in wacky adventures, the protagonists are a couple who appear to be suffering from some kind of haunting or demonic possession.

read more »

March 23, 2012

TMB Film: Reviews from the the leading Mayoral candidates

by philapilus
Silent Single 8 Movie Camera

"The talkies" are becoming almost as popular as books or chamber music recitals

Ken: “I’ve just seen Passport to Pimlico – and it’s great!”

First we caught up with ex-Mayor of London, Ken Livingstone to ask him what film has most impressed him recently…

read more »