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Monday, 4 October 2010

On 4.10.10 by KieronMoore in , , ,    No comments

I saw Ben Affleck's new action thriller romantic heist drama film The Town at the weekend (I would rather have watched I'm Still Here or Winter's Bone but they are seemingly too arty for any of my local cinemas). It was actually quite good, with an exciting, at times gripping, story and some nice action scenes, although I'm not impressed by Affleck's acting or his directing.

The Town has a very strong supporting cast, especially The Hurt Locker's Jeremy Renner and Jon Hamm. Jon Hamm - now there's a meaty actor. He should get his chops into some meaty roles, like Hamlet. I'd steak good money on him becoming one of the top sausages* of the acting world. On a more serious note, I watched the first season of Mad Men recently and Hammerz was brilliant in that as Don Draper, the advertising executive hiding a dark past (I'm waiting for an opportunity to watch the next seasons), but, sadly, while he portrays him excellently, his character in The Town, determined FBI Special Agent Frawley (pronounced Frolly (yes, Frolly (probably, can't really remember, but it sounds funny))) was left sadly underdeveloped, as if picked from a bin of stock action characters. Oh, and Pete Postlethwaite's Irish accent is, disappointingly, a bit dodgy.

So yeah, overall, worth watching if you don't want to travel to Wigan (the nearest cinema showing I'm Still Here).

*I know that's not a pun. Is it even a phrase people use? Don't blame me, thinking of meat puns can be porking hard.

In other news, robot costumes are so fashionable for the Autumn/Winter season this year. As modelled (and created) by me, look out for this outfit in the upcoming film trailer for the non-existent film Filmless (hey, that's ironic...)!

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