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The Grey Movie Review with bonus Role Playing Thoughts

Friday, February 10th, 2012

Its BAFTA weekend and I’m not expecting The Grey to be getting any nominations other than for film shot in the coldest location (and Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy may beat it in that category too).  As is pretty obvious from the poster above it’s another Liam Neeson vehicle trying to find the ingredient that he […]

Underworld: Awakening Movie Review

Thursday, February 2nd, 2012

If you know the original Underworld you’ve a pretty good idea what you’re getting here: Vampires, Werewolves, action, a palette of blacks & blue, a certain amount of gore, a British character actor of a certain age, a gut shaking thump to the soundtrack and, of course, Kate Beckinsale in that outfit. Yet for each […]

Margin Call

Thursday, January 19th, 2012

If you’ve ever stood on the side of a road and seen a car about to crash you’ll understand this film.  If you’ve ever sat in a car that is likely to crash you’ll understand what is staring the characters in the face in Margin Call. Margin Call is the story of 48 hours in […]

Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol Movie Review

Thursday, January 5th, 2012

They say football is a game of two halves: and so is my review of Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol. Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol is an enjoyable movie.  It’s populated by beautiful people in exotic locations.  It has guns and gadgets.  It has explosions.  It has chases.  It has spectacular high places.  It has all the […]

Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows

Tuesday, December 20th, 2011

While Sherlock Holmes: A game of Shadows won’t be my favourite film of the year (Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy is still the lead contender for that) it’s one of my favourite action films of the year. One critic I saw pretty much said it was more of the same as Sherlock Holmes from 2010 as […]

The Thing

Wednesday, December 14th, 2011

Just back from seeing the prequel come remake of The Thing.  Not a bad film with some pretty landscape shots.  Unfortunately far too keen to show off the alien, the alien human hybrids and the space ship.  Also suffered from too many clichés.   Most of the “shocks” were very effectively spoilt by an overly obvious […]

Johnny English Reborn Review

Wednesday, October 26th, 2011

Johnny English Reborn is mildly amusing throughout occasionally managing to actually be funny.  More polished than the first Johnny English film and with far less reliance, thankfully, on toilet humour. The supporting cast do a good job of being the straight guy to Rowan Atkinson’s English.  Only the characters played by Tim McInnerny, Daniel Kaluuya’s […]

Killer Elite

Wednesday, September 28th, 2011

There isn’t anything specifically wrong with Killer Elite somehow it just manages to be ordinary.  Its the film equivalent of Magnolia Paint – a bit safe, a bit ordinary and not at all threatening. Hence the lack of a spoiler warning as there isn’t anything really worth mentioning that you’ll not get from the poster. […]

Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy Film Review

Friday, September 16th, 2011

Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy Short Review: Brilliant Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy Longer Review: Bloody Brilliant Ok I give in but really the first two reviews say everything I have to say. Just back from the new, film adaptation of Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy. Gary Oldman (Smiley) doesn’t chew the scenery instead he achieves a zen […]

Cowboys and Aliens Film Review

Friday, September 2nd, 2011

A film with a title like Cowboys and Aliens you have to hope does what it says on the tin.  Cowboys and Aliens does just that and not a lot more so it comes down to if that’s enough for you or not. The reverse of last weeks The Guard was true of this film: […]

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