Tell No One

I’ve just finished watching an excellent film called “Tell No One”, the story of a husband’s turmoil when his dead wife seemingly re-appears. With intrigue, suspense, car chases, shootings, thoughtful twists and some wonderful acting, this 2006 film is definitely a hidden gem. It’s sits a little over 2 hours long but it makes use of the time very well with no real lulls in the pace and always making you want to find out what happens next.

One thing that may put people off, but I really hope it doesn’t, is that it’s in French with English subtitles. Often “World Cinema” is an instant turn off for people as the prevailing stereotype of foreign films is pretty much intellectual, self-important, boring and arty…and this perhaps applies even more to French films! Yes, there are some foreign films like that but there are also plenty of English/American films that fit that description, so I feel international movies should be given a chance.

Tell No One is a great example that foreign films can be just as engrossing, thrilling, fast paced and enjoyable as anything coming out of Hollywood and I’d highly recommend it :-)

Going to Pieces: Awesome horror documentary

I’ve just watched “Going to Pieces: The Rise & Fall of the Slasher movie” and it’s brilliant…interesting, enjoyable and it brought back memories of watching all those awesome 80’s horror films back in the day :-) It’s full of interviews with horror legends like John Carpenter, Wes Craven, Tom Savini & Rob Zombie among others as well as clips from all the films you love like:

It’s great to hear first hand accounts of what it was like to be part of (pretty much) creating a whole new genre with tales from the directors, FX guys and stars. It’s also great to see clips from films that you’ve forgotten about or perhaps never heard of…my LoveFilm list jumped up by about 15 films this evening with a bunch of films I’ve not seen for years like House of a 1000 corpses, Nightmare on Elm Street & Maniac Cop as well as films I never got round to watching like Maniac, Slumber Party Massacre & Prom Night :-)

Do you like Scary Movies?

If you’re into Horror/Slasher films in any way then you should definitely check this out. If you’re kind of interested in them and would like some help in choosing which films you should watch-check this out. If you don’t like horror or gore-then stay away ;-)

August: A dotcom movie

I’m a huge movie fan but this is my 1st blog post about one…not sure why and I’m not sure how it’ll go!

I’ve just watched “August”-a 2008 Josh Hartnett film that looks at the dotcom bubble and overall-I think it’s pretty good. I skipped most of the bits about relationships but Josh Hartnett gives a great performance that makes the film dynamic, enjoyable and watchable…which is what you want from a film is it not?! Some great “start up founder-not acting like everyone else does in the boardroom whilst wearing a t-shirt” 90’s bubble style stuff going on ;-)

If that isn’t enough-our good old friend David Bowie makes an appearance which is great as always.

It’s also got some real world tech presence with:

Ron Insana – CNBC Senior Analyst

Ron Insana

Jason Calcanis – Entrepreneur/Blogger/Mahalo man

Jason Calacanis interview

Buzzword quote of the year goes to:

“You want bleeding edge, mission critical, cross-platform, robust, scalable architectures…?”

It isn’t the best film ever made, but it’s definitely worth a watch-so go find it!

If you’ve got an unlimited subscription to Lovefilm (so you can watch stuff online) and you take a short (2 mins) Dell survey-you can watch it on there…that’s how I did it. Plus you might win a laptop! It might be possible to watch it online without taking the survey-I haven’t checked…