Monthly Archives: August 2010

Scott Pilgrim – game over

My fears about Scott Pilgrim vs The World have been building – if I didn’t like it what would this say about me? The internet, at least the movie blogging section of it, has been raving about this Edgar Wright … Continue reading

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Salt – She’s worth it

A couple of years ago, Tom Cruise was associated with the leading role of Salt, a dramatic thriller set in the shifting world of spies. Cruise pulled out and Angelina Jolie stepped in. As a result, everything shifted. There has … Continue reading

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Piranha 3D – when the sea turns blue and red

When asked recently if I were interested in doing a First Aid course, I replied that I’d be more than happy to do as many courses as they liked but they mustn’t expect me to get anywhere near anyone who’s … Continue reading

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Romantic Comedy – a delicate recipe

A few days ago (rather incoveniently while I was on holiday on the top of a remote cliff), the trailer for Love and Other Drugs arrived amidst high anticpation and even Oscar buzz. Admittedly and undeniably, I have a certain … Continue reading

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Knight and Day – Right or Wrong – give it a go!

Never one to be deterred by a bunch of critics telling me I shouldn’t go and see a movie, I went to see a movie today that has just opened in the UK and is not faring well amongst the … Continue reading

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Emma Thompson and Nanny McPhee – a review and an appreciation

Today, Emma Thompson received her star on Hollywood’s walk of fame, and in fine company too. Maggie Gyllenhaal and Hugh Laurie were there to watch her leave her mark, such a long way away from Cambridge and the Footlights where … Continue reading

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Gainsbourg – Your senses will thank you for it

Shortly after the opening credits of Gainsbourg, as soon as the figures in posters peel themselves off walls and inflate themselves to monstrous sizes and set off to accompany the hero through his life, you realise that this is no … Continue reading

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