Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang (2005)

Whilst attempting to compile my list of essential Christmas viewing I wrestled with my choices more than my barely read blog really deserved. One of the films that nearly made the grade was this offering from Shane Black. It is another of those films, along with his other offering Lethal Weapon, that stand on the... Continue Reading →

The Muppet Christmas Carol (1992)

In mid-November I had a dream. It was a crazy, naïve dream that came out of my guilt surrounding my failure to update this thing very often: I told myself that for every day of advent I would write something Christmas related for this blog. These ranged from the mundane (and lazy) top 10 lists... Continue Reading →

Easy A (2010)

I have to admit that I really do enjoy a good teen movie more than I probably should. (I also enjoy a bad teen movie more than I should but for incredibly different reasons. I've lost count of the number of Hilary Duff/Chad Michael Murray films I've drunkenly laughed my way through over the years.)... Continue Reading →

Coriolanus (2011)

Ralph Fiennes has a deep history with this particular Shakespeare play after his much appraised portrayal of the title character about ten years ago. With the help of screenwriter John Logan (Gladiator, Hugo) and cinematographer Barry Ackroyd (The Hurt Locker), Fiennes offers us an exciting modern adaptation of the little known and little loved play. Modern adaptations... Continue Reading →

Skyfall (2012)

Daniel Craig’s time as James Bond has certainly had its ups and downs since the announcement that he would take over from previous incarnation Pierce Brosnan. Although, I think it’s safe to say that, despite what you may have thought about Quantum, Craig has shown that he has more than enough skill to take on... Continue Reading →

Brave (2012)

It’s been a good while since I watched Brave and I found that I was unable to find anything to say about it. It didn’t really have much of an impact on me. The film wasn’t the worst film that Pixar has ever produced but it is in no way up there with the greatest.... Continue Reading →

Ted (2012)

Seth MacFarlane is obviously best known for his hit TV comedies Family Guy and American Dad. Family Guy, in particular, is well known for its use of base humour and generally outrageous statements. It would have been foolish to think that MacFarlane’s first stab at cinema would be very different. Especially when you consider the... Continue Reading →

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