Review: The Lookalike (2014)

From director Richard Grey and writer Michele Davis-Gray, The Lookalike is a gritty noir thriller starring Justin Long (also a Producer on the film), Gillian Jacobs, John Corbett & Steven Bauer.

This plays like any other drug deal gone bad, mixed-morals thriller. I did however find the plot baffling and hard to follow at times. The screenplay seems to assume you will figure out the back story as you go along as there are no real exposition scenes at the start of the film. It uses that old device of introducing us gradually to the characters intertwining tales; but this has been done better by others many times before.

Justin Long playslookalike1 Holt, the socially-conscious flatmate of drug dealer Joe who sparks up a romance with junkie Lacey (Gillian Jacobs); but as the story develops we see there is more to this interaction than meets the eye. Long turns in his usual quirky performance. Continue reading

UPDATE: Kevin Smith’s ‘Tusk’ UK Release Date & Premiere

UPDATE – 29/05/15


Tusk is available to Buy on iTunes in the UK. Click here. Also now available on Sky Store, Amazon Instant Video and Google Play.

Tusk is already released for Pre-Order on DVD in UK. Release date currently 8th June.
Available from Amazon and Zavvi.

People tweeted (@sonypicturesuk) using hashtag #TuskUKYes to show support for a UK release. Some tweets featured below. Continue reading

iSteve – The lastest Steve Jobs biopic project.

With ‘jOBS’ starring Ashton Kutcher delayed, it looks like the first Steve Jobs biopic out will come from the Website ‘Funny or Die‘.

Ofcourse, the early days of Apple & Steve Jobs were already dramatised in the 1999 TV Movie ‘Pirates of Silicon Valley

Another major Steve Jobs bio-pic is also in development from Sony; and Steve Wozniak has lent his support to this project.

Which of these projects are you most excited to see?

I also recommend the 2009 ‘Mac Fan’ documentary ‘MacHeads’