Monthly Archives: October 2011

Contagion – a film with bugs

I was so eager to see Steven Soderbergh’s Contagion that I even caught the lurgy to make sure my viewing experience was all the more authentic. While I can hope that my fellow cinema-goers didn’t leave the theatre today with … Continue reading

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The Lion King – he’s back, he’s wild and he’s in 3D

I’ve seen the musical in London, I’ve enjoyed the stage show at Disney World several times, I even have a little Simba plushie, but one thing I had never experienced until yesterday is The Lion King on the big – … Continue reading

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Midnight in Paris

I’ve had Woody Allen issues for quite a few years, not all of them movie-related, and so it takes something special to get me into a cinema seat to see one of his creations. Midnight in Paris held the promise … Continue reading

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I Am Number Four

I missed I Am Number Four (directed by D.J. Caruso) when it was in the theatres earlier this year and, at the time, I was merely mildly bothered. I could get by without seeing another film about an unhappy teenager … Continue reading

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George Harrison: Living in the Material World

Before I get going here I think it only fair to let you in on the fact that I have been an enormous (metaphorically and not physically) Beatles fan since the days I first learned that ears are attached to … Continue reading

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Melancholia – Not just an end

It’s not everyday that you know that you’ve just seen your film of the year. Tonight I have no doubt that Melancholia will be revisiting me in my sleep and tomorrow it will be there waiting for me when I … Continue reading

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Shark Night 3D – all talk and not much bite

After watching Piranha 3D on the big screen, I discovered that, although I am the most squeamish person in the audience when it comes to guns and feet (heres looking at you, Drive), if it’s fish-related I’m less bothered by … Continue reading

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Fast Five…

… or Fast and Furious 5, to give it the courtesy of its full title. However, when we’re talking about a heist film in which the robbers actually steal the entire vault and drive off with it attached to two … Continue reading

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