10 for 30: Broadway Danny Rose

Broadway Danny Rose

Many moons ago I decided to do a blog series for this year, watching and reviewing films that are also turning 30 years old today.

Here’s a few words on the second film in this blog series – Broadway Danny Rose.

Broadway Danny Rose is the story of Danny Rose, small time agent in New York who’d represent pretty much anyone. Danny Rose is played by Woody Allen, himself. The comedy ensues when Danny has to deliver Lou, one of his clients – a lounge singer, his mistress to one of his biggest shows. Continue reading →

10 for 30: Beverly Hills Cop

Beverly Hills Cop

Making a start on my look back at films that are also turning 30 this year. First up – Beverly Hills Cop.

Beverly Hills Cop

Starring Eddie Murphy as the fish out of water cop Axel Foley, transported from his native Detroit to the eminently more friendly Beverly Hills, in the search for the killer of his best friend. In a nutshell.

Out of the nutshell, you’ve got your standard Don Simpson/Jerry Bruckheimer action over the top of some of Eddie Murphy’s best comedy in a film, alongside the also hilarious Judge Reinhold. Who still makes me laugh, to this day, as Billy Rosewood. The combination of some watchable action fluff combined with the funnies makes this film. Add to that Axel Foley, an incredibly likeable character who you just want to see succeed, you’ve got a winner here. Continue reading →

It’s happening. The big 3-0. Not for a while though

2014 holds one big event for me. And, well, countless other people born in 1984.

This year I’ll be turning 30.

It’s just a number, right? It’s how I’m approaching the whole turning a year older situation.

As well as being vaguely boring about turning 30, I thought it would be a good opportunity for some vaguely linked set of blog posts.

So this year I’m going to take a look at some other films that are also turning 30 this year. Continue reading →