The irony about Hitchcock is that it is a movie so unlike how its subject, Alfred Hitchcock, would make. That isn’t to say this is a bad movie but more that it doesn’t do anything extraordinary in its retelling of … Continue reading Hitchcock (2012) Review
Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence deliver acting masterclasses here. Not just when they share the screen, which demonstrates a screen chemistry which is intoxicating, but in their individual stories which takes a look at mental health without being a depressing, … Continue reading Silver Linings Playbook (2012) Review
How much you enjoy Frances Ha will depend entirely on whether you like a film where very little happens. Frances Ha falls into the category of “typical indie” which has been done to death and has so many of it’s own … Continue reading Frances Ha (2012) Review
You can tell Resident Evil feels at the top of their franchise strength as Retribution is their biggest collective movie to date. It has a cast which stretches back through all of the movies so far, adds some great new characters … Continue reading Review Bonanza: Resident Evil Retribution (2012) Review
This post was originally published on April 8th 2013 A certain expectation, and maybe stigma, comes with any Disney film. There are always positives, particularly with the early, animated films. The songs are great, the animation is always groundbreaking and the … Continue reading Pixar Month: Brave (2012) Review (A Re-Post)
There is a stark, realistic charm to director Jeff Nichols Mud. Where his other movies like Take Shelter and Midnight Special had an almost supernatural feel to them, Mud grounds itself in the harsh realities of life in America’s deep south, … Continue reading Mud (2012) Review
To my surprise, I quite enjoyed 2012. Well, I quite enjoyed the first half an hour or so. Once you get past the very questionable “science” used to explain the world ending, the moments with the ground randomly breaking apart in the middle of a supermarket and John Cusack driving his car away from an earth shattering earthquake were good fun to watch. In fact, I’ll go as far as to say that the first “events” where John Cusack is driving to the airport while the world falls apart around him and even the moment when him and his family … Continue reading 2012 (2009) Review
When I actually wrote down all the films I think will be “must see” for this year, I actually got a list of twenty-one!!! I decided the best thing to try to do would be to narrow it down to a good ten. The ten I’m most excited about seeing because of the hype around them, the trailers, the actual story within the film itself or the fact that the earlier films in the series have been good. So without further ado, we begin at number ten… 10 – The Pirates! In an adventure with Scientists. It was the trailer … Continue reading Ten films you should be excited about in 2012!