Wednesday, December 01, 2004

For Your Consideration...

Bad Santa

This is definitely not a kids film. Billy Bob Thornton plays an alcoholic safe cracker, who works as a department store Santa at Christmas time in order to infiltrate the store security and pull off a daring Christmas Eve heist. Thornton has a lot of fun creating one of the most appallingly memorable characters ever put to film.

3.5 out of 5

The Grudge

Remake of the 2003 Japanese shocker Ju-On. Starring Sarah Michelle Gellar as an American exchange student working as a nurse in Japan, The Grudge offers a fair few scares, but relies too heavily on sudden jump scare tactics, rather than exercising the original’s psychological horror.

3 out of 5

Team America: World Police

The new movie from South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone is an absolutely hilarious, very politically incorrect, parody of the all-American action movies produced by the likes of Jerry Bruckheimer and Michael Bay. Only instead of actors, the stars are puppets. Just think thunderbirds, but with one hundred percent more swearing, sex and world politics!

4 out of 5