Monthly Archives: October 2010

The Kids Are All Right is much better than that

I’ve been looking forward to seeing The Kids Are All Right. The leading trio are difficult to resist. In particular, Julianne Moore and Mark Ruffalo have starred in three of my favourite films, Shipping News, Far From Heaven, Zodiac, and … Continue reading

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Back into the grid – Sneak a Peek at Tron Night

Tonight was Sneak a Peek at Tron Night. As a fan of the original Tron – 1982, hard to believe – it’s been an exciting runup to the release of the revisioning of Tron, almost 30 years later. We’ve had … Continue reading

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When seeing RED is a very good thing

Many people who know me are aware of my Helen Mirren issues – from DCI Tennison to The Queen (George III’s and the present one), Mirren has done a remarkable job of appearing in some excellent dramas but, to my … Continue reading

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Despicable Me – You will laugh

I had to make an executive decision today, due to the fact that a bout of flu sabotaged my movie-going abilities over the last week. To see Made in Dagenham or Despicable Me. Initially, I went with the idea of … Continue reading

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The Social Network – David Fincher does it again with bells on! (no spoilery review)

David Fincher amazes and astounds me. With a screenplay by Aaron Sorkin, the creator of West Wing (still my favourite drama series), The Social Network had an advantage from the outset, but from the opening brilliant scene between Jesse Eisenberg … Continue reading

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Shutter Island – a trip through the maze

I’m very glad I saw Inception for a number of reasons – it made me realise that Marion Cotillard is a goddess of the movies but it also made me re-evaluate an actor that I’ve struggled with since the sinking … Continue reading

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Wall Street – what a difference a generation makes

I should be at an immediate disadvantage when it comes to seeing Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps because I’ve never had much of a relationship with money – it has eluded me thoughout my life. Nevertheless, I was drawn to … Continue reading

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‘The truth is not what you know. It’s what you believe’ – Ondine

If there’s one thing that is guaranteed to get me in to a hot cinema seat it’s the promise of a movie with stunning scenery (that and/or Jake Gyllenhaal). I even saw Twilight because it was set in Alaska* – … Continue reading

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Getting in the mood – and you know something’s worked when you forget Wahlberg is in it…

It is most definitely true for me, and maybe for some of you, that to see a movie I have to be in a certain mood and the film of choice has to be so kind as to deliver itself … Continue reading

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