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The Adjustment Bureau

Tuesday, March 15th, 2011

  The Adjustment Bureau is an unusual suspense thriller based on the Philip K. Dick short story Adjustment Team from 1958.  It’s also not just a thriller – like last year’s Monsters it’s a romance, if it had jokes it would be a romantic comedy but instead it has supernatural / fantasy elements. One way […]

Paul Review

Thursday, March 3rd, 2011

Just back from seeing Paul in a packed cinema.  I am really relieved to say this is an excellent road movie.  I say relieved because I was worried about Paul – the trailer with Odeon club card combo advert had really turned me off the film.  Then there was the travesty of a film that […]

The Mechanic Movie Review

Tuesday, February 1st, 2011

The latest Jason Statham action movie, The Mechanic, is a solid action flick that suffers from one major Fridge Pipe moment. On my entirely personal measurement system, The Statham Scale (where Crank is 1 and The Bank Job is a 10) I’d say The Mechanic was a 7 (so just below The Transporter). Personally I […]

The King’s Speech

Friday, January 14th, 2011

In case you’ve not already heard The King’s Speech is a costume drama based on real life events around the end of the reign of King George V, King Edward VIII time on the throne and George VI reign up to the outbreak of World War II.  It’s focus is not the abdication, death or […]

Top Films of 2010

Thursday, December 30th, 2010

Here are my personal top films of 2010… Since journalists are doing this why shouldn’t I 😉 Inception Monsters The Town RED – Retired Extremely Dangerous The A-Team The Expendables Solomon Kane The American Salt Clash of the Titans Biggest missed opportunity: Burke and Hare

Monsters Review

Sunday, December 12th, 2010

Just back from seeing Monsters at FACT in Liverpool followed by an excellent meal at Tapas Tapas. Monsters is a science fiction, road movie, love story, monster invasion film and I can’t think of a single film to really compare it to.  Six years after giant aliens landed on Earth the South of the US […]

The American

Sunday, December 5th, 2010

The American is probably the slowest film I’ve seen in a long time – it’s certainly the slowest thriller I’ve seen for several years.  Personally I really liked how slow it was but, as was the case for the friend I went to see it with, it could be too slow for many. George Clooney’s […]

Burke and Hare Review

Wednesday, November 3rd, 2010

I’ll keep this short because Burke and Hare doesn’t have a lot to be said about it. Pegg and Serkis make an interesting pair in the title roles and had some chemistry but they are left to carry the film.  Fisher and Hynes aren’t bad as the respective character’s love interest and wife.  Unfortunately their […]

The Town

Wednesday, October 6th, 2010

Potted review: The Town is an excellent, gritty heist movie that manages to effortlessly develop characters and plots. I like my heist movies gritty and personal. I’ll enjoy an Ocean’s 11 style romp but a character driven drama like Heat is what I yearn for. The Town absolutely falls into that genre. The Town’s strongest […]

The Expendables

Sunday, August 29th, 2010

Potted review: The Expendables is OK but a bit of a missed opportunity – was Stalone been eating Quiche while writing? I went to see The Expendables last night.  I had worried that the Arnie, Bruce Willis and Stalone scene was going to turn out to be flan;  that the whole of it might have […]

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