Tagged: Michael Caine

Top 5 (good guy) movie sidekicks

Throughout history, both in real life and otherwise, there have always been those who seem to be, intentionally or not, subordinate to someone else. The slang expression that describes such a person is “sidekick”....

VIDEO: Miss Congeniality (2000)

What happens when you combine Sandra Bullock, Michael Caine, and William Shatner with pratfalls and lipstick? Well… Miss Congeniality, of course! Which obviously means a discussion on makeover narratives and the Pygmalion myth, with supporting materials provided by Trinny and Susannah and the Apostle Paul. Because, why not?

VIDEO: Batman Begins (2005)

It’s Ursa’s Five Fave Fings (she’s a trained alliterationist–don’t try this at home) about Batman Begins! And Batman, according to this movie, begins with Morgan Freeman, Liam Neeson, Katie Holmes’ lack of undergarments, themes of idealism and fear, and Christian Bale’s abs.

VIDEO: The Italian Job (2003)

The Special Relationship Part Four!

Sursum Ursa continues a series from long ago, where we compare British films against their U.S. remakes! In Part Four, Ursa looks at 1969’s The Italian Job with Michael Caine, versus the 2003 remake, er, “homage” starring Mark Wahlberg.

VIDEO: Get Carter (2000)

In the second episode of “The Special Relationship”, Richard Murphy compares and contrasts the 1971 British gangster film Get Carter starring Michael Caine with the Razzie-nominated Get Carter remake from 2000 starring Sylvester Stallone, Mickey Rourke, Rachael Leigh Cook, and Alan Cumming! Richard explains why one film is far superior to the other (guess which one!) and why the remake might have been vastly improved with the addition of a Bette Midler montage.