Written by Russell T Davies, Mark Gatiss, Robert Sherman, Paul Cornell and Steven Moffat, starring Christopher Eccleston and Billie Piper
Something about a box that’s bigger on the inside. Weird kind-of pepper-pot monsters that can’t go up stairs. A man who can change his face. Doctor Who was, to all intents and purposes, dead, and it lived on only through select ideas that had permeated themselves into British pop culture. Quite what possessed the BBC to bring it back, we’ll never know, but I think all parties are glad they did, especially considering that doddery old ’60s show now makes up 10% of the BBC’s worldwide profits. Continue reading
Directed by Dexter Fletcher, written by Stephen Greenhorn, starring George MacKay, Jason Flemyng, Peter Mullan and Jane Horricks
There’s a certain inevitability about a lot of Sunshine on Leith. A musical set to the songs of two-piece Scottish emotion baskets The Proclaimers is gloriously limited. The film’s plot points aren’t predictable per say, but anyone with an inkling of the band’s back catalogue knows that we’re bound to see one character propose to another, whilst another moves to America (And vows to send correspondence home) and one is called Jean. In fact, the only way you can tell the film is beginning to wind towards a close is by the fact that suddenly all the characters are finding themselves in situations that require them to walk an awfully long way. Continue reading
2013, Directed by Brad Anderson, written by Richard D’Ovidio, starring Halle Berry and Abigail Breslin
Third Act Syndrome. I’m starting to wonder wonder whether there’s been some kind of contagious outbreak in old Tinseltown that’s in desperate need of medical attention, such is the number of current Hollywood screenwriters managing to undo all the good work of the first hour with a dodgy final thirty. The Call suffers from one of the most viscous cases of Third Act Syndrome documented thus far, introducing a twist that trivialises the film and beggars belief. Continue reading
As we celebrated 1 year anniversary a month ago and launched kind of summary video of what we published in this year, I thought it’s time to post this summary video on here too, so those who are following us only here will be able to watch this video aswell.
There was not much celebration during this occassion and we even didn’t post anything recently so we hope we’d also get on here those of you, who encounter on this site just occassionally. Here are good movies, games and TV shows reviewed and we hope (as here’s a lot of new stuff going on constantly), we’ll add something new in a proper time.
Stay with us and tune on here now and then to see if anything is new. You never know what we might add.
2011, Directed by Duncan Jones, written by Ben Ripley, starring Jake Gyllenhaal
If you know nothing about Source Code, you shall enjoy it all the more. As such, this may be the blandest, least explanative review anybody shall ever read of any film. While it’s perfectly possible to have a great time watching it having read the blurb on the back of the DVD box, for the best experience, know nothing, and keep it that way until the film begins to twist and starts to turn. Know nothing until you know it all. Continue reading
1985, Written/directed by John Hughes, starring Emilio Estevez, Anthony Michael Hall & Judd Nealson
The Breakfast Club is one of the best-loved films of all-time. For one reason or another, the 1985 ‘brat pack’ feature has seeped into the public memory. While other ’80s school dramas have died and gone to bargin bin heaven, The Breakfast Club continues to be pushed in luxury Blu-Ray packages. It makes favourite list after favourite list, constantly peddled as a ‘classic’, or a ‘film to see before you die’. While it would probably be worth sliding it in somewhere if you’ve got another 60-odd years to go, if you’re planning on jumping into a river this evening, I wouldn’t go wasting your final few hours on what, in the modern light of day, is little more than a fairly solid teen drama. Continue reading
It’s time. It’s reached the end of EverBirdd’s first calendar year on the internet. In the tradition of the sites that have come before us, it’s time for us to unveil our Top 10 Films of the Year, obviously counting down backwards. This is, for disclaimer purposes, all done from UK release dates, so there is at least one film on the list that was out in other territories prior to the 1st of January 2012, but we’re not going to let that get to us.
You’re also more than welcome to disagree. Please argue with us, either in the comments below or tweet abuse to us, @EverBirdd, and we’lll try our best to explain why we’re right and you’re wrong. Continue reading
The cast/crew bit: written by Kay Cannon, directed by Jason Moore, starring Anna Kendrick, Brittany Snow & Rebel Wilson
The ten-word synopsis: Girl ends up on all-female singing troupe. Love ensures.
It’d be easy to dismiss formulaic pictures as being easy to make and lazy. However, that’d be to undermine the craftsmanship needed to successfully slot what is, essentially, a pre-prepared film together. Some of the upbeat, school-set bubblegum musicals that have plauged cinema and TV alike over the past five years have been able to do this. High School Musical is such a good example of assembly it’s now used as an instructional manuel for all others. Pitch Perfect chooses to ignore the manuel and put the flat-pack musical together by simply looking at the front of the box. Pitch Perfect also happens to be the best example of the genre I’ve seen to date. Continue reading
The cast/crew bit: directed by Tom Vaughan, written by Stephen Pearl & Allan Loeb, starring Miley Cyrus
The ten-word synopsis: PI is sent undercover in a high school. Not sure why.
Well, Anne Hathaway did it. There’s still hope lingering somewhere that Disney Channel star Miley Cyrus might, somehow, pull off a fitting Cinderella-like transformation into a good actress. If we’re going on the basis of Hannah Montana’s latest film, though, that hope is slipping away with every passing second. Continue reading
A bit late, but still, here it is what we’ve done in November this year. It’s a bit shorter, but hopefully enjoyable.