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VIFF Review: Penelope Cruz can’t save ‘The Queen of Spain’

Posted by Matthew on October 08, 2017
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I really like movies about making movies. I think they’re a fun way to explore and poke fun at the film making business. I also like period set comedies, in particular those set in the late 40s and 50s. I like the design sensibilities and I feel like the feel good image of that era that still lingers today is one ripe for subversion. Also also, I really like Penelope Cruz. I think she’s a dynamic and interesting screen presence.

The Queen of Spain then is a movie that should be right up my alley: it’s a period set comedy about making a movie starring Penelope Cruz. Turns out it’s not though.

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‘Murder on the Orient Express’ Trailer + Poster: Gaze upon Poirot’s glorious moustache

Posted by Matthew on June 02, 2017
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Murder on the Orient Express is one of the most famous murder mystery stories ever so I’m actually kind of shocked that they haven’t remade it sooner. It’s here now though, with a cast of thousands of famous faces and a really terrible song choice. Let’s watch!

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Review: The Counselor

Posted by Matthew on October 29, 2013
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The Counselor

When I first heard about The Counselor I was intrigued. Ridley Scott directing and a screenplay by Cormac McCarthy? Sounds good to me! Michael Fassbender, Brad Pitt, Javier Bardem, Cameron Diaz, and Penelope Cruz starring? Sounds great!

Then there was a trailer and I became ever more excited for what sounded, and now looked, like a great movie.

Turns out I was wrong. The Counselor is a bit of a mess.

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The Counselor Trailer: You Don’t Have Any Friends

Posted by Matthew on July 22, 2013
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The Counselor

You know what I love about Ridley Scott? He makes all kinds of films. Next up is The Counselor, a story about a lawyer who gets in over his head with some of the wrong sort of people. Let’s watch!

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