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Movie Review: Four Lions

Here’s a five word review: Funniest movie about terrorism ever.

Four Lions is a movie about a group of British Jihadis. Based sort of on a true story – the writer Chris Morris was inspired by the bumbling lunacy he heard and read in the transcript of a trial for some terror suspects in the UK. And this is the result. It is just brilliant. Possibly the funniest movie I’ve ever seen.

This scene was beautiful, and there are plenty just like it.

Check it out.

Review: How To Rob A Bank

The full title – How To Rob A Bank: And Ten Tips To Actually Get Away With It.

Coming in at the perfect length (an hour and 12 minutes) this bank robbery caper would have been incredibly cheap to produce – it’s the movie Phone Booth would have been if it was a bank robbery comedy, only it’s got the recently departed David Carradine as the mastermind on the other end of the phone rather than Keither Sutherland (thanks Kutz).

It’s clever, entertaining, and beautifully shot. The script keeps things moving, the jokes are well executed. It’s not long so it’s worth a watch.

The ten tips – for those wondering… (with some slight language modifications)…

  1. Decide to rob a bank.
  2. Have a plan.
  3. Have a back-up plan.
  4. Establish clear communications.
  5. Choose your partners carefully.
  6. Expect the unexpected.
  7. Stuff happens.
  8. Don’t get greedy.
  9. Remember, stuff happens.
  10. Hang up and know when to walk away

No rush

Ben (from Vanishing Point fame – not to be confused with occasional guest blogger Benny) says you shouldn’t see the movie “August Rush”. And with a review like this (in the comments of his post) who’d want to:

“This August Rush movie on the other hand thought it was so life-affirming and wonderful, but really was like the demonic love child of Hallmark and Anne Geddes.”

Perhaps a movie for the U2 fans amongst us…

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