Monthly Archives: January 2011

Today was a good day – it had Tangled in it

Watching Tangled today I couldn’t help but be reminded of the last film I saw – Black Swan. And not just because it had dancing in it, here was another incarnation of a mother figure so horrifying that you would … Continue reading

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Black Swan – a review

I finally got to see Black Swan on Thursday evening. Every seat in the theatre was full, everyone ready to see the movie that has taken critics, award-giving committees and audiences alike by storm for weeks, although it’s taken its … Continue reading

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Morning Glory – it really is

Before I even begin this review of Morning Glory, I think I’ll beat the rabbit out of the hole and let you know that I loved it. I’ve seen as many films as my pocket almost and begrudgingly permits over … Continue reading

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The Green Hornet – a sting or a scratch or an itch? A review

As a long time fan of Jake Gyllenhaal The Green Hornet has interested me for a few years now. Back in 2004, Jake, in partnership with director Kevin Smith, was ready to go and then it all just pfizzed out. … Continue reading

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Blue Valentine – love’s end

At the end of Blue Valentine this evening, a couple of us, strangers in the audience, turned to one another and said ‘That was hard but glad I saw it’. I went to see this film on my own, grabbing … Continue reading

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‘We’re going to need more holy water…’ Season of the Witch – A review

Some movies dare you to like them. Movies starring Nic Cage wearing an outrageous wig fall into that category. Along with films about planes with snakes on them. I did not intend to see Season of the Witch this week … Continue reading

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127 Hours – it’s worth your time (review with spoilers)

Bearing in mind that I was more prone to fainting in science classes than anyone else in my year at school, it’s quite an achievement of mine today that I made it in to see ‘That film where the man … Continue reading

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2010 – the good, the less good and the bad bits and 2011 – what’s coming

I have worked it out that I went to the movies during 2010 about 55 times – a record for me I think and I’m in denial about how much all this would have cost. Fortunately, I don’t like popcorn … Continue reading

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