Monthly Archives: March 2011

Limitless – a pointless exercise (a review with spoilers)

Last weekend I had a dilemma. I wanted to see The Eagle and Limitless but I could only see one of the two. It was just a simple matter of timing that meant I saw The Eagle. If only I … Continue reading

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The Eagle – a review

I find films about Rome and Romans very difficult to resist. Just as well, then, that I am able to suspend disbelief in good two-hour chunks. This was particularly vital for my viewing of The Eagle this weekend. Based on … Continue reading

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Cave of Forgotten Dreams (2D) – a review

Cave of Forgotten Dreams is a documentary about the remarkable Palaeolithic paintings that cover the walls of the Chauvet Cave in Southern France. Discovered as recently as 1994, these paintings have been identified as the oldest ever found, with some … Continue reading

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The Lincoln Lawyer – Matthew McConaughey at his shirt-wearing best (A non-spoilery review)

Like many people, I have grown accustomed and pleasantly acclimatised to Matthew McConaughey as the romcom hero. I don’t ask for much – pleasant scenery (usually by or on the sea), chemistry with a beautiful blonde or brunette (usually Kate … Continue reading

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Battle Los Angeles – A review

Despite having read a myriad of bad reviews for Battle Los Angeles – several of which were more concerned with whether there should be a colon in the title rather than in the quality of the film – I decided … Continue reading

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Source Code – see it!

On Tuesday evening, thanks to Bleeding Cool, I was extremely fortunate to go and see a screening of Source Code in London’s West End. The cinema was large, it was packed and there was a buzz from beginning to end. … Continue reading

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The Map of Time – a spoiler-free review of an extraordinary time-twisting novel from Victorian London

I have luckily been permitted an early peek inside the covers of The Map of Time by Felix Palma. Without doubt, The Map of Time is a very strange book. Peculiar, even. But there’s a very high chance that it … Continue reading

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Rango – Dirt gets dirty (A review)

2011 is turning into the Year of the Western. Hot on the spurs of True Grit comes Rango. It may be animated, it may focus on a chameleon with a wonky neck, but it was just as true and it … Continue reading

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Drive Angry 3D – Bat out of Hell

There are lots of reasons why I wanted to see Drive Angry 3D – my appreciation of muscle cars, my enjoyment of cheeky, bloody, horror romps and my developing fascination for Nicolas Cage – particularly Nicolas Cage in a cheeky, … Continue reading

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