"I am Jack's complete lack of surprise.”

Adam Truscott Tries Again With American Hustle

Adam Truscott Tries Again With American Hustle

The One Where Adam Truscott Explains How His Original, (And Better), American Hustle Review Was Possibly Abducted By Aliens  In a moment eerily similar to studios burying film stock, my review of American Hustle has vanished. It’s been buried to the annals (!) of time. Soon to be considered the cultish of cult film reviews – for a site that is...

Adam Truscott Says Filth And Captain Phillips Have Restored His Faith In Films

Adam Truscott Says Filth And Captain Phillips Have Restored His Faith In Films

Remember the scene at the end of Big Trouble In Little China? Jack Burton — so excited — so pent up with aggression, rage and general heroism, shoots the ceiling to get the fight started. He then gets knocked out by the falling bricks and the camera elegantly cuts back to him — mid fight — to see him still out for the count. Thats been...

The World’s End Is Semi-Skimmed-Spaced, So Says Adam Truscott

The World’s End Is Semi-Skimmed-Spaced, So Says Adam Truscott

The One Where Semi-Spaced Is Better Than No Spaced At All The World’s End is a miracle. It may be the closest we ever get to another Spaced. And for that, we need to embrace it. Much like we did Hot Fuzz – and much like most of you overdid for Shaun Of The Dead. The second part of my double bill with The Wolverine, I really wasn’t fussed. And...

Adam Truscott Says The Wolverine Ain’t Bambi After All

Adam Truscott Says The Wolverine Ain’t Bambi After All

The One Where I Defend The Wolverine (And Last Stand), Then Run For The Hills With Logan I can keep this mercifully brief due to us already having covered Wolverine HERE. If you want a one-liner, I’d say go see it. And beforehand I never thought I’d be recommending it. Well that’s a relief. I went in to a double bill fearing the worst, and...

Only God Forgives Is Adam Truscott’s Favourite Gosling Film This Year

Only God Forgives Is Adam Truscott’s Favourite Gosling Film This Year

The One Where Gosling Wants To Fight Only God Forgives has cult film stamped all over it. CULT. It’s probably stamped in blood, following a single swipe from a steel blade. Such is the clinical style of a film that just can’t find an audience. I, of course, loved it. I was always going too. Crime films are my genre. Throw Gosling in, too (far more...

Adam Truscott Says Pacific Rim Aims For Top Gun But Hits Hot Shots

Adam Truscott Says Pacific Rim Aims For Top Gun But Hits Hot Shots

The One Where Del Toro Shows Everyone Michael Bay Wasn’t So Useless After All I’ve just read that someone thought Pacific Rim was better than Star Trek (2) and Man Of Steel. I’ve then spent the last five minutes cleaning my MacBook with an eCloth, after I spat my Fosters out over said comment. Because that comment, dear reader, is mental. Now...

Adam Truscott Is Left Flat After World War Z (Herein: World War Meh)

Adam Truscott Is Left Flat After World War Z (Herein: World War Meh)

The One With World War Meh I think the moral of this particular story is never go to see a film at 9:30pm after a draining week. I’m sure it effected my judgement of World War Z. Even a tiny bit. Just a bit to nudge it down from my really liking it, to just liking it. And when you think I was expecting to love it…. well, it explains the flat...

Adam Truscott Thinks Man Of Steel > Dark Knight Rises (And It Ain’t Even Close)

Adam Truscott Thinks Man Of Steel > Dark Knight Rises (And It Ain’t Even Close)

  The One Where I Risk Fanboy (And Twitter) Wrath By Saying What You’re All Thinking Deep Deep Down… Man Of Steel Is Better Than Dark Knight Rises. Fact. Ooh, it’s all kicking off. IMDb it. Google it. Man Of Steel has confused the masses. People are getting shot down for suggesting it may be a suitable alternative to Nolan’s super...

Adam Truscott Says Even A Diving Headbutt Can’t Save Fast & Furious 6

Adam Truscott Says Even A Diving Headbutt Can’t Save Fast & Furious 6

AKA The One Where Justin Lin Tries To Spread His ADHD Like A Viral Plague From the sublime, to the ridiculous. And, yes, I had it coming. But, in my defence, Fast Five made me think I’d be getting something more. Fast Five being easily the most demented action film of the last five years. Ludicrous. I watched it last night as “homework”,...

Adam Truscott Insists “The Great Gatsby” Should Be Called “The Great Leo”

Adam Truscott Insists “The Great Gatsby” Should Be Called “The Great Leo”

Oh, Leo. You’ve done it again, old sport. I remember when you acted Johnny Depp off the screen aged five (ish). I remember when I hoped you’d show a dark side, and work with my favourite Director. And, true to form, you saw it as a trick question and worked with both of them. Scorsese, check. Tarantino, check. Then, when I worried you’d...