Monthly Archives: November 2010

Unstoppable – fast track

It’s been a while since I’ve settled down to enjoy a Disaster Movie in the cinema. Possibly the last time was 2012 which, arguably, wasn’t unadulterated pleasure. So tempted by the idea of a runaway train tearing through Pennsylvania at … Continue reading

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Harry Potter has grown up

Rewatching some of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone on the television this evening, I was reminded of how little I have liked the Harry Potter movies. Unlike the books which have a magical appeal for readers whatever their age, … Continue reading

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Skyline – in space no-one can hear you fidget

This week I went to see Skyline because a) I love science fiction movies and b) I love science fiction movies. What I got was a surprise. At different times, I felt I was in the theatre watching Cloverfield, First … Continue reading

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Due Date – A movie in two parts (‘painful’ and ‘funny’)

Far too often you hear a movie described as ‘painfully funny’. Does this mean that you laugh so much that you hurt or does it mean that the film is so awful it makes you laugh, out of compassion or … Continue reading

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