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The Guard Film Review

Thursday, August 25th, 2011

The Guards is a film that isn’t bad but doesn’t really manage to be more than a pleasant diversion while it was probably hoping to be a cult classic.       The characters, setting and story have the potential to be interesting: an unorthodox, slightly corrupt Irish policeman, Sergeant Gerry Boyle (Brendan Gleeson) in […]

Rise of the Planet of the Apes Movie Review

Thursday, August 18th, 2011

The Planet of the Apes franchise isn’t one of my personal science fiction classics – I always found the actors in ape costumes distracted me.  I wasn’t even sure I wanted to see this addition to the series like X-Men First Class though this proved to be well worth the price of admission.  However I’m […]

Super 8 Film Review

Monday, August 8th, 2011

Super 8 is classic Spielberg late 70s / early 80s teenagers have an encounter / coming of age film fun made with the sort of effects that are very much 21st century state of the art. Think Close Encounters of the Third Kind, E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial or The Goonies. I’m going to keep this short because […]

Captain America: The First Avenger Movie Review

Tuesday, August 2nd, 2011

Captain America: The First Avenger tonight.  Really enjoyed it.  I’m starting to think that (after X-Men First Class and The Watchmen) I prefer my super hero movies with period settings rather than modern day. Hugo Weaving on top bad guy form.   Richard Armatage’s appearance fun if somewhat truncated.  Tommy Lee Jones, Stanley Tucci, Hayley Atwell, […]

X-Men First Class

Friday, June 24th, 2011

X-Men First Class wasn’t a film I had particularly high expectations of.  Super hero films aren’t my first choice for a night out and the X-Men haven’t really done a lot for me in the past.  On top of all that I was struggling to imagine James McAvoy as a young Patrick Stewart. So I […]

Blitz Film Review

Thursday, May 26th, 2011

Blitz is a rare type of British film – the cop film.  They just don’t come along too often these days – our cops spend their time policing TV screens in all their variegated variety – to the point where Hot Fuzz was a pastiche of how a US cop film set in a small […]

Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides Movie Review

Saturday, May 21st, 2011

I thought Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides was a hundred and thirty-seven minutes of silly pirate fun. It missed some of the magic of the PotC: The Curse of the Black Pearl and lacked some of the elements that sustained PotC: Dead Man’s Chest and PotC: At World’s End. However better than some […]

Limitless Review

Sunday, April 17th, 2011

Limitless is an old school Science Fiction Action thriller with a modern setting. The basic premise comes straight from the pre-Dune / Stranger in a Strange Land territory of SF that explores the impact of a single, new technology on the characters. The intriguing idea at Limitless’ core is a drug that makes someone smarter […]

Source Code Film Review

Thursday, April 7th, 2011

Source Code is a very specific kind of Science Fiction that toys with a single concept like a cat toying with it’s pray. That concept becomes what that the whole story is built around. It’s the nature this kind of Science Fiction that it is often more about a piece of technology or a plot […]

Unknown Movie Review

Friday, March 25th, 2011

Potted review: Unknown is a solid thriller with action, a bit psychological solid in all departments but unremarkable. Back from going to see Unknown which falls into the thriller with some action and not straight action movie genre. Where The Adjustment Bureau, I reviewed last week, has been unfairly (in my book) compared to the […]

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