Simon West

News, Reviews & Features
  • Just a reminder that this quote from Jason Statham's The Mechanic exists

    Movie Feature | Ali Gray | 13th July 2014

    Additional point: if Jason Statham did this in the mirror, would his reflection shoot itself in the face?

  • The Expendables 2

    Movie Review | Ali | 14th August 2012

    The Expendables 2 isn't a movie that exists in our conventional universe. Sure, it stars men of flesh and blood, who live and breathe and bleed, but it is not set in reality. It's an extreme cinematic experience – a 'movie movie', the kind which characters in Quentin Tarantino films enjoy. It's just that little bit exaggerated – not always to an immediately noticeable degree, but it feels like it's constantly overclocked. The Expendables 2 is turbo-charged, hyper-violent, super-stupid and doesn't give a single, solitary shit.

  • Con Air = CONtinually AIRmazing

    Movie Feature | Ali | 3rd July 2011

    Earlier today I went to a 'breakfast' screening (1pm is still breakfast, right?) of Con Air at the Prince Charles Cinema in London's Leicester Square. It's still awesome, but in ways I never even knew before.