Two more recent films; both of which, I was quite disappointed to have missed out on viewing at the cinema.
One film I’d never heard of; another I was curious about, for inclusion of the word Walk within the title…
One stars Tom Hanks; the other has Emily Blunt.
Chances were high that I was going to like both of these films.
As I first watched the trailer for Run All Night in the cinema (a little over a year ago), I saw it as another attempt to ‘revive Bryan Mills’; Liam Neeson’s iconic leading role from the Taken franchise. I’d seen other films (including Unknown) that seemed to attempt the same feat, but with a relatively underwhelming climax.
Frank is a film I first saw inside the Cinedrome tent at the Green Man Festival in August 2014. I’d seen trailers for it earlier in the year that hadn’t done anything to sway me in to buying a ticket sooner. My friend was keen to go and, being open-minded, I joined her, stealing two of the final ‘floor seats’ inside the tent that evening.
There’s one film that arrived through the post recently that I’d be highly anticipating for many weeks… It would’ve been quicker to have bought the DVD but I decided to play a game of patience. Bundled with that, came another title with far lower expectations. I’m not even sure why that one was even added to my LoveFilm Rental List…
By now, I’m sure most people will have already seen Guardians of the Galaxy. If no then, you’re surely well aware of the film from 2014 and its rather stark popularity. But my second title from the previous pair of LoveFilm DVD rentals is one you may not have heard of, despite being over a decade old… It stars Jim Carrey and so, it seemed like it was worth a punt.
When I first subscribed to LoveFilm, I would make an effort each week to hand-pick the DVDs that I would like to receive the following week, by simply upping the priority of individual titles. Since then, my shortlist has grown to the point at which I’ve found it more difficult to select any two from such a large crop and I’ve instead allowed the discs to fall through my door almost organically.
So, when the previous two titles to arrived on my doormat, I noticed a stark contrast between the suspected quality of each film.