Set directly after the events of the original film, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 follows eccentric young scientist Flint Lockwood (Bill Hader) who having saved his home of Swallow Falls from his own food-creating device, the FLDSMDFR begins looking to his future. However immediately after agreeing to setup a laboratory with his friends Manny (Benjamin Bratt) Earl (Terry Crews), Brent (Andy Samberg) and his girlfriend Sam Sparks (Anna Farris) he is approached by eccentric creator and founder of LIVE Corp., Chester V (Will Forte) who offers him a place on his high-profile scientific team whose team are hired to clean up the World from all the giant food. After a few months, having failed to make his mark as an inventor, Flint is entrusted with a secret mission to return to Swallow Falls to destroy the FLDSMDFR and wipe out an entire eco-system of living food.
From Up On Poppy Hill is the second movie from Goro Miyazaki, son of the legendary Hayao Miyazaki. Like his first film Tales From Earthsea, Miyazaki chose to adapt an existing story, but there the similarities end, as From Up On Poppy Hill is a small scale drama based on comic book series of the same name – quite a change from the sweeping science fiction fantasy of the Earthsea books.
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Awesome British thriller Welcome to the Punch is released on DVD, July 29th and the lovely people at… wherever the film is made have kindly given That Film Guy 3 copies to give away in a competition. Surely you want to own a copy of the film that Dr. Oli Mould called
“Extremely engrossing, very fun and visually stunning action/conspiracy thriller that blends the best bits of Bourne, Bond, with a sprinkling of Bauer for good measure.” Of course you do.
So what do you need to do? It’s nice and easy, firstly, you must live in the UK and then, simply Sign-Up to That Film Guy by clicking the button on the right-hand side of the top bar (or the link in this sentence). Every member of the site gets automatically entered into the competition, so if you’ve signed up already don’t worry, you’re already in it to win it.
So what are you waiting for?
Dear beloved readers,
It is with great pleasure that I announce that today (June 1st 2013) is the second anniversary of That Film Guy. It’s difficult to imagine that it’s only been two years since I set up this website as an outlet for my musings and thoughts on film. Since its original inception That Film Guy has grown into something beyond my imagination, with a large collection of contributors and essayists who contribute to review almost every film released nationally each year.
With an increased popularity online, a regular spot blogging for the Huffington Post and the reviews from here appearing in a variety of local newspapers our presence has never been bigger and that is in most part due to the continued support of the readers and contributors to this site.
The next year promises even more growth and brings us closer to taking the next step in terms of reach and popularity, not to mention an increase in articles, interviews, competitions and our trusty review database. So once again a big thank you for your support and here’s to June 1st 2014 and everything that the next 365 days holds for all of us.
Love Crime was completed in 2010 but took a year to reach US cinemas and it was over two years before UK audiences had a chance to watch it. It’s a little difficult to understand why, as there seems to be no reason why this clever, twisty thriller couldn’t gain an audience.
Set in the world of corporate high flyers, Love Crime follows the relationship between Christine (Kristin Scott Thomas) an icy executive, perfectly poised and in control of all her interactions, and Isabelle (Ludivine Sagnier), her naïve, slightly obsessive compulsive protégé.
After what was a thoroughly enjoyable performance by the Lyric players, I decided to explore the growing world of amateur dramatics, setting my sights on another group of high-calibre performers. My focus in this case is Mayhem Musical Theatre Company’s performance of The Wild Party, which is running from the 16th-18th May at Lost Theatre near Vauxhall.
The term amateur dramatics used to have a rather negative connotation in the UK. ‘Am-drams’ were often poorly put together stage shows housing maniacal directors and ever-inflating egos of less-than-successful ‘actors.’ However an increase in the popularity of theatre has led to the rise of the more professional side of this most creative of endeavours.
Razorback is an Australian thriller and represents the first feature film by music-video director Russell Mulcahy, who would later achieve greater film success with Highlander in 1986. The film opens in the Australian outback with kangaroo hunter Jake Cullen (Bill Kerr) putting his grandson to bed. Suddenly a huge wild boar or ‘razorback’ smashes through the house, breaking Jake’s leg and making off with the infant. At the subsequent court hearing, no-one believes Jake’s story of the freakishly large animal, but they cannot convict him for the disappearance of the child due to lack of evidence. Thus begins Jake’s Ahab-like obsession with killing the Razorback.
These days HIV/AIDS, while still a serious condition, isn’t (at least in the developed world) the death sentence it once was. Combination therapy means that it can be effectively managed for many years, so it’s easy to be complacent and forget how terrifying the epidemic was in the 80s and early 90s when millions died from a disease that seemed almost untreatable – a genuine modern plague.
To whom it may concern,
Today marks the one year anniversary of That Film Guy and what a year it’s been. We have uploaded over 300 reviews throughout the last 12 months and I personally have seen and reviewed over 200 myself. What started as a project for a bit of fun, has become something of an obsession as I closely monitor the traffic statistics like some kind of demented accountant.