Top Ten: Scary Movies

Horror is a genre that I have rarely visited in adulthood, the majority of my interest and experience coming from the slumber parties and group cinema trips of my childhood and teenage years. It seems fitting on this Hallows’ Eve eve, to share with you the ten films that have scared me the most. I…

Mini Reviews #1

Being the film lover that I am, I tend to watch more than just the one new release or Second Chance Saloon instalment per week. Not wanting to overload my readers with endless articles, the miscellaneous films I watch throughout the week seem to go by without a mention. Therefore I have decided to start…

Captain Phillips (2013)

Days are shortening, nights are lengthening, the trees are bare and the slight hint of a Christmas advert is threatening our television screens. In a cinematic context this can only mean one thing, awards season is almost upon us. It is that strange time of the year when certain films are released that carry with…

The Second Chance Saloon: Gigli (2003)

This week’s Second Chance Saloon adventure comes in the form of the eighty-ninth worst movie ever made, 2003’s cinematic disaster Gigli. Starring the romantic pairing of the moment Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez, the film details the kidnapping by Larry Gigli (Affleck) and Ricki (Lopez) of the younger brother of a federal attorney in order…

Prisoners (2013)

You may have noticed from the reviewed films on this blog that I tend to stick to a fairly similar set of genres when considering a trip to the cinema. Mostly dramas, a few comedies and a musical whenever one is released, but rarely ever a nail biting, edge of the seat detective thriller. It…

Concussion (2013)

In terms of thematic content, Concussion¬†provides us with the familiar seven year itch dynamic. A financially comfortable, PTA attending, yoga partaking suburban couple with two children in tow appear on the surface to be in a state of perfect marital bliss, whilst underneath bubbles sexual dissatisfaction, mid life crisis and all the other fun stuff…

Blue Jasmine (2013)

Blue Jasmine is what you might call a specialist film. I mean this in the sense that fans of Woody Allen will be rejoicing at his latest creation, whilst all others may be generally indifferent to yet another piece of the high anxiety, low octane social commentary that he is so very skilled at producing.…