Film review-Chef

Director: John Favreau

Stars: John Favreau, John Leguizamo, Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson, Dustin Hoffman, Sofia Vergara, Bobby Cannavale Oliver Platt, Emjay Anthony.

Eat before you see this film. Trust me, you need to eat before you see it.

Chef tells the tale of Carl Casper (Jon Faverau) a semi-celebrity chef, who receives a harsh review from a renowned food critic (Oliver Platt).
After videos of Carl verbally abusing the critic go viral Carl finds himself looking for work elsewhere.

On a trip to Miami with his ex-wife
(Sofia Vergara) and son (Emjay Anthony) Carl finally gives in and meets with his ex-wife’s ex-husband (Robert Downey Jr) who gives him a food truck.

What follows is a heartwarming journey across America with a father and son rekindling their bond.

Favreau’s passion for this project shines through. He went method with his preparation for the role and worked in a busy kitchen in Los Angeles, under the guidance of the person who launched the food-truck revelation, Roy Choi, whom is also co-producer on the movie.

Chef has a lot of heart, I would go as far as to say that it’s my favourite movie this year.
It stands tall amongst the summer blockbusters, with recycled plots and unfunny comedies.
It’s a shame that not a lot of people will see it.

Chef is out in the UK on Friday.

Episode 92:MCM EXPO

In which Martyn, Gerrod and Rix give you a quick review of The MCM expo and, when we say quick-we mean quick.

It was recorded in the car, after being on our feet for 9 hours. A longer episode is coming soon where we’ll talk about the expo in more detail, as well as Doctor Who and Star Trek:Into Darkness.

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Episode 84: From Dusk Till Dawn

In which Martyn, Gerrod, Pete and Ash review the 1996 film ‘From Dusk till dawn’.

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FILM REVIEW-HITCHCOCK

Hitchcock has been promoted as a behind the scenes look at the production of Psycho, but20130207-145740.jpg it’s nothing more than a movie based on speculation and guess work. What follows is a complete mess of a movie that comes across as a GCSE drama group, trying their best. Anthony Hopkins plays the famous master of suspense and is stuck in a fat suit and the least convincing facial prosthetics, since a 1960’s episode of Doctor Who.
It opens with Hitchcock’s relationship with the public, it then quickly turns into a look at Hitchcock’s private life, which has seemingly just been fabricated by the makers of the film.There’s a scene where Hitch watches Vera Miles (Jessica Beil) undress, through the Norman hole. He also leers at women through a window and has a “special” collection of 8×10 photos. We’re told that Alma (Hellen Mirren) made invaluable contributions to her husband’s work and that they saw each other as collaborators and had equal respect for each other. They then show her to be an attention-starved woman, who is considering an affair with studio hack, Whit (Danny Huston).
Those looking for an interesting biopic into the man’s life, will be bitterly disappointed. It’s interesting that the film makers weren’t allowed to use a frame from Psycho, I believe they weren’t even allowed to use the soundtrack, the famous shower score is the Danny Elfman remix, from the 1998 Psycho remake. It’s also interesting that Hitchcock’s daughter doesn’t feature, she isn’t even mentioned. Wait for this to come on TV.

Hitchcock is released in the UK on February 8th

 

Episode 82:Sweeney Dredd

In which Martyn gets drunk and he and Gerrod discuss the 2012 films, The Sweeney and Dredd.

This is a raw, unedited discussion by two drunk people. Enjoy. Play along at home, by listening out for Gerrod’s ghost and our secret word ‘mouse’.

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Episode 63: Upsetting the Status Quo

In which Pete and Ash go rogue and record outside a pub and next to a building site. Can the ambiance and the alcohol add to a review of the new novelisation of Doctor Who’s lost story ‘Shada’?

Shada at BBC Books
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