Tag Archives: Jeff Bridges

True Grit – 2010 – Ethan and Joel Coen

The only thing remarkable about this Coen brothers remake is that it’s pretty unremarkable. The pair stick rigidly to the strictures of the Western: horses, guns, whiskey, a smart-talking marshall, violence, vengenance and ahhhh the Wild West. All the right ingredients, but undercooked. JJ


Iron Man – 2008 – Jon Favreau

Iron Man makes a semi-entertaining silver screen debut. From the get-go there is promise, the chutzpah and wit of Robert Downey Jr, some nefarious Middle Eastern gunmen (they’ve replaced the Soviets since 9-11) and a bodily transformation. However, IM fails to deliver and doesn’t rise above your standard superhero fare. Expect a sequel.JJ

Another transformation of the comic book to the big screen by Marvel, and like so many before it remains as average. If you read them as a kid I’m sure its everything you ever wanted, but I didn’t really see it as being even nearly close to Spiderman, whether that’s bad or good. Again, America demonising Muslims. Brian Murray