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  • Wild

    Wild 2014

    ★★★½ Watched 03 Mar, 2015 1

    Reading Wild, I wanted to pack my bags up and go for a long walk somewhere unknown, too. But I wasn't particularly inspired by the story at the time of reading it or watching it, because it wasn't the motivational journey as promised. The story is supposed to be about a woman finding herself after losing her way after the death of her mother. But in both the book and the film, I didn't feel that there was enough reflection…

  • Cuban Fury

    Cuban Fury 2014

    ★★ Watched 04 Mar, 2015

    It's not any better than it looks.

  • Penguins of Madagascar

    Penguins of Madagascar 2014

    ★★½ Watched 03 Mar, 2015

    The penguins were hilarious in the Madagascar films so it was only right that they got their own film. It doesn't quite work as well with them being the whole focus, but the writers managed to make a story out of them well enough. No doubt they'll drag another film out, however.

  • Machine Gun Preacher

    Machine Gun Preacher 2011

    ★★ Watched 04 Mar, 2015

    At one point I thought I liked Gerard Butler films, but I'm liking them less and less. Machine Gun Preacher had more meaning behind it than I thought it would, but it was still a very boring film.

  • Emma

    Emma 1996

    ★★★ Watched 04 Mar, 2015

    A classic Jane Austen story with the beautiful Gwyneth Paltrow in lead. It's nothing special in terms of being a period drama but it's a likeable enough film.

  • Feast

    Feast 2014

    ★★★★ Watched 01 Mar, 2015

    I love dogs. I love food. Feast is brilliant!

    Beautifully animated and the story has Disney written all over it!

  • The Raid 2

    The Raid 2 2014

    ★★★★½ Watched 26 Feb, 2015

    This could have almost worked as a stand-alone film as it's very different from the first film, but it's a great follow-up at the same time. It's a little lengthy at times, but the choreography of the fight scenes are phenomenal nonetheless. The story is really strong and there's some great new characters, and the violence is even better than it was in the first film. Let's hope Gareth Evans wants to make another!

  • The Zero Theorem

    The Zero Theorem 2013

    ★★ Watched 26 Feb, 2015

    I can't get in to Terry Gilliam films, and this is another example of that. There were parts about this film that I liked, however, but it was always too bizarre for me to get engaged fully.

  • Fun with Dick and Jane

    Fun with Dick and Jane 2005

    ★★★½ Watched 24 Feb, 2015

    Great premise! Though I've not seen the original so I can't compare. But Jim Carrey and Téa Leoni are very amusing.

  • About Cherry

    About Cherry 2012

    ★★½ Watched 24 Feb, 2015

    It doesn't push morals like you think it would... but I'm not sure I like that. I'm all for women doing porn if they want to and I'm not a feminist in any way, but for a film about the porn industry and drug taking and bad influences etc. there's no message behind it which is quite wrong. There was just no point to it; no lessons were learnt and no morals were taught. It's just about a girl who does a bit of porn, which is a lot less exciting than it sounds.

  • The Ballad of Nessie

    The Ballad of Nessie 2011

    ★★★½ Watched 24 Feb, 2015

    A great little short narrated by Billy Connolly, especially for the younger audiences. Sweet and beautifully animated.

  • Starred Up

    Starred Up 2013

    ★★★★ Watched 22 Feb, 2015

    Jack O'Connell is certainly going places. Starred Up wasn't as hard-hitting as I thought it was going to be, but it was still pretty brutal a and powerful prison drama.