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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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