Monthly Archives: March 2011

Salt

Enjoyable Nonsense, 22 January 2011 Author: gary-444 from United Kingdom *** This review may contain spoilers *** A far- fetched, but action packed, knockabout spy yarn that defies rational analysis but is entertaining enough. Angelina Jolie stars as Salt, the … Continue reading

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127 Hours

An Honourable Failure, 11 January 2011 Author: gary-444 from United Kingdom *** This review may contain spoilers *** I am a huge fan of Director Danny Boyle’s work, but this time around he tried something different, and didn’t quite succeed. … Continue reading

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Little Fokkers

An Amusing Third Instalment, 8 January 2011 Author: gary-444 from United Kingdom I thoroughly enjoyed the first two Fokker films and took in this third offering purely on that basis, despite some critical reviews. I was not disappointed. Yes it … Continue reading

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Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers: Runnin’ Down a Dream

Tremendous Documentary, 8 January 2011 Author: gary-444 from United Kingdom A sprawling, glorious, epic documentary of one of American Rock’s survivors and veterans which at almost four hours, is probably only about fifteen minutes too long. Commissioned by Petty, Director … Continue reading

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Butterfly and the Wheel

Better Than The Reviews Suggest, 20 December 2010 Author: gary-444 from United Kingdom This film went pretty much straight to DVD/TV with the associated stigma that accompanies that. But although there were obvious shortcomings, it still has a fair bit … Continue reading

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St Trinian’s 2: The Legend of Fritton’s Gold

A Horrible Misfire, 18 December 2010 Author: gary-444 from United Kingdom The St Trinians stories are good ones. I feared the worst with the first remake, and was pleasantly surprised. I watched this second “reimagining” – and was very disappointed. … Continue reading

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Unstoppable

An Action Classic, 16 November 2010 Author: gary-444 from United Kingdom Anyone looking for cerebral entertainment should avoid this film. But if you like the action/disaster genre this is top drawer fare. It is a classic in that it draws … Continue reading

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Buried

A Conceptual Triumph, 20 October 2010 Author: gary-444 from United Kingdom *** This review may contain spoilers *** An incredibly difficult film to rate objectively and review. The story is that of Paul Conroy, played by Ryan Reynolds, whom we … Continue reading

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The Town

Above Average Heist Movie, 19 October 2010 Author: gary-444 from United Kingdom An above average “Heist” movie confidently directed by Ben Afleck who also takes the lead. Set in Boston, Affleck plays a career bank robber, Doug Macray, from the … Continue reading

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Made in Dagenham

Entertaining Social History, 17 October 2010 Author: gary-444 from United Kingdom A light, but solid account of the women’s strike at Ford’s Dagenham to secure equal pay for women. Director Nigel Cole’s last big success was “Calendar Girls” and his … Continue reading

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