The Shawshank Redemption – With the exception of Armageddon, the nineties’ best film about digging a big hole.
Carry On At Your Convenience had debuted in British cinemas in December the previous year and it’s firebrand radicalism had struck a nerve.
It’s the weekend, you’ve got exciting plans to visit friends and family. But let’s be honest, you’re going to blow all that off and lie on the sofa watching telly like normal people, so here’s our guide to the best films this weekend.
“I’d read Peter Blenchley’s novel Jaws and admired it very much. But I always felt it would be improved by replacing the shark with a genetically engineered tiger that lived in the sea.
I reckon they should do a Fast and Furious film where they race a nuclear space shuttle on the moon. If anyone from the franchise is reading this, you can have that idea for free.
“I think it was 1987 I realised how big it had become when the actual Queen of England gave a special Christmas speech. All because of our film. That was really quite something.”
So work began on a script that would see the US Government go on holiday and accidentally leave a second-rate hotel manager and celebrity golfer in charge of the country.
All of a sudden, a man in a stripy sweater, a glove of blades and a heavy latex mask speeds through the scene, screaming an expletive as he crashes into a pile of trashcans.
“There’s usually a fire going and she just sleeps down there in the dirt. There’s a hole outside for...you know.”
I’ve known Will ever since we worked together on an adaptation of King Lear played entirely by children. Like Bugsy Malone but with more eye-gouging and dementia.