And we’re back! Flicks On ‘Flix has returned and I’m kickstarting this new “season” with a film I cannot believe I haven’t covered yet – Open Range. Directed by and starring Kevin Costner, accompanied by Robert Duvall, Michael Gambon and Annette Benning; this is the film for this of you like me who grew up in an age where Kevin Costner was box office gold, where The Postman was one of the biggest WTF moments of your young life and you wondered would he ever regain his status. Oh yes, he did. Continue reading Flicks On ‘Flix – Open Range
Maybe it’s just me, but there was a time where it felt like this film lived on RTE. Or maybe I just gave up on trying to find things to watch and repeatedly popped in our VHS copy. Either way, we’re onto an absolute childhood favourite of mine here and one which I probably shouldn’t have even been watching as a child (like most of them!) Continue reading Flicks On ‘Flix – Throw Momma From The Train
Ok, maybe a cult hit like The Mist doesn’t really fit into this “you might have missed it on Netflix” mantra that Flicks On ‘Flix is championing but I want to write about this film for two reasons. One, many wrongly associate it with John Carpenter’s The Fog or worse still the awful remake of said film. Aside from the weather there are no similarities between these films. Secondly, those who have seen it… Well… They haven’t liked it. So here I stand, the last line of defence for The Mist. Let’s dig in. Continue reading Flicks On ‘Flix – The Mist
You won’t find me recommending many Irish films outside of a certain holy collection I swear by that I will write about another time. I avoided this film for a long time due to severely low expectations at the thought of it being just another let down of an Irish film and I found myself delighted to be proven wrong and thoroughly delighted that I had watched one of the finest horror comedies I have ever seen, within Ireland or not. Continue reading Flicks On ‘Flix – Grabbers
Now this, this is well and truly an unfairly forgotten film. Not exactly a box office smash on release, Go is a fantastically well put together title from screenwriter John August and director Doug Liman. That’s right, remember him? Doug Liman who can’t decide if he wants to be the director of excellent action fare like Edge Of Tomorrow or The Bourne Identity or mindless drivel like Jumper or Mr & Mrs Smith. Before all of that though he exploded on the scene with Swingers and to me, peaked with this gem. Continue reading Flicks On Flix – Go
Ok so maybe this isn’t one of those “best films you’ve never seen” types but for the purpose of this piece I’ve not once seen it recommended on my Netflix home screen so that’s enough. Ronin is a relic of days gone by, pre-excessive CGI, when action flicks rested their success heavily on some script smarts and the ensemble cast such as what you see here. Continue reading Flicks On Flix – Ronin
Browsing through Netflix in more detail than I ever have before last week it struck me how many films are there but could so easily be overlooked. Obviously most will look for recent content on the site and consider the convenience their money’s worth, but there’s a treasure trove of content on their that won’t be pushed on your recommendations and you probably won’t find it without searching. So here on I’m Talkin’ Here you’ll find the best of Netflix that you didn’t even know was there, starting today with 2011’s neat action flick, Blitz. Continue reading Flicks On Flix – Blitz
With the advent of technology and a world of resources at our fingertips, humans have never had more instant access to intelligence. Of course with great power comes great responsibility and once you’ve lost your tenth pub argument to the ever-editable Wikipedia you realise that this intelligence comes with a pinch of salt. One industry that has been hugely affected by it however is the film industry; movie-mistakes.com, behind the scenes temperaments, on set affairs and more – you could argue we know too much with regards to the celluloid experience these days. But is it really a bad thing? Continue reading Let’s Fly To The Sun
Full spoilers for Better Call Saul and The Walking Dead below.
Better Call Saul S01E03 – “Nacho”
In only 3 episodes Better Call Saul has completely set itself out on its own while simultaneously containing the same highly intelligent writing and humour that made Breaking Bad such a great show. It is telling that after this week I may even be ready to stop referencing BB within the first paragraph of these reviews, such is the strength of BCS on its own.