Film/TV Reviews - Page 2 of 2
“When you are done reading this, then you have my permission to die”. A tad of attempted humour there.
The much awaited or… one of the most anticipated movies of all time, “The Dark Knight Rises” hit cinemas hard. On the 28th of July it eclipsed its predecessor “Batman Begins” grossing $374.2 million compared to the $372.7 million the prequel earned it in its ENTIRE theatre run.
As the title states, this is a movie relating the genesis of how the virus began. It isn’t however a prequel. In fact, from what I can gather, it runs parallel to the first 2 movies. For those of you who haven’t seen them (and I highly recommend you do) the tale starts with a Spanish reporter following the local firemen around for documentary purposes. Things turn sour when they are called to an apartment block, only to find the apartment quarantined shortly after their arrival. What the government are calling a virus outbreak soon turns out to be something else much more sinister. In the second instalment a swat team and a medic are sent in to control the situation. They have been mis-lead as to the objective of their mission, as the medic turns out to have been sent by the Vatican with a much holier purpose…
The feature film “The Limelight”, produced on a scantily clad budget of 50,000 pounds by a former Mansfield financial adviser-turned-comedian Glen Maney launched online yesterday. It boasts strong UK talent in the form of Glen himself, Ricky Grover (Revolver, Big Fat Gypsy Gangster), Mark Monero (Wilt, Eastenders), and stand up comedian Patrick Monahan, winner of ITV’s reality TV contest Show Me The Funny.
Glen Maney wrote a script called ‘Tears of a Clown’ around 15 years ago after witnessing the plight of middle aged comedian Gary Shand and his struggle to make it to the top despite battling a marriage break-up, depression, alcohol dependency and oncoming mental issues caused by the depression. Glen said that “Gary was the inspiration and someone who summed up ‘the show must go on’ attitude of many comedians”.