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  • Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory 1971

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 15 Apr, 2012

    Thanks to the BFI I had an opportunity too see this on the big screen. It has lost none of its magic over the years and still made me laugh out loud. We were also treated to a brief Q&A with Veruca Salt.

  • A Hard Day's Night 1964

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 12 Apr, 2012

    Who couldn't love A Hard Day's Night? A mix of music, jolly japes and funny one-liners the boys come together with an impressive ensemble cast to deliver a classic.

  • Tyrannosaur 2011

    ★★★★★ Watched 06 Oct, 2011 3

    Tyrannosaur picks up where Paddy Considine's BAFTA winning short Dog Altogether left off. The story follows Joseph (Peter Mullan), a Glaswegian widower living on a council estate in Leeds. It's fair to say that Joseph is not a nice man. The opening scene attests to this and it doesn't stop from there. After a midday fight in a pub Joseph stumbles into Hannah's (Olivia Colman - better known for her comedy roles in Hot Fuzz and Peep Show) charity shop.…

  • The Room 2003

    ★★★★★ Added 2

    Tommy Wiseau has created what is largely regarded as one of the worst films ever made. Some may think this title is better attributed to Plan 9 from Outer Space and it probably is but this is a close second. There is a nod, intentional or otherwise, to Plan 9 in the unexplained mid-shoot re-casting of one of the characters.

    The timeline is more complex than Inception but this is likely the result of a combination of an incredibly shoddy…

  • The Raid 2011

    ★★★★½ Watched 20 Apr, 2012

    Unfortunately due to a fire alarm activation I've not seen the third act of this film. However what I have seen is gripping, action filled and required viewing for any fan of action films.

    I'll update this review with some concrete information when I've seen the rest.

  • The Pirates! In an Adventure with Scientists! 2012

    ★★★★ Watched 21 Apr, 2012

    Peter Lord and his team at Aardman have done it again. Moving back to stop-motion after their tumble with CGI for Flushed Away it is clear just how much care and attention has been given to the models and sets. It's amazing just how far they've come since A Grand Day Out.

    With many a recognisable voice lent to this film there are plenty of laughs to keep children and adults thoroughly amused throughout. Here's hoping that the other Pirates! books are given a chance.

  • The Cabin in the Woods 2012

    ★★★★ Watched 05 Apr, 2012

    There are many spoiler filled reviews and to be fair it's very difficult ground to tread to the point where even the trailer gives too much away. So I will say only this Whedon knows his way around the genre and you're in his very safe, capable hands. Expect blood, dismemberment, tits, tension, monsters, cliches, misdirection and the lols.

    See this soon and enjoy it.

  • Adventures Of A Plumber's Mate 1978

    ★★★½ Added 2

    The trick with the Adventures of... or Confessions of... series is to accept that they are 1) a product of their time and 2) utterly ridiculous. Once you've gotten past both those hurdles you're free to sit back and enjoy them.

    Like with any films from the same franchise Adventures of a Plumber's Mate is peppered with bad physical gags, obvious innuendo and tits. This is the main force of it's appeal.

    The sets are a wonder to behold as…

  • Crazy Heart 2009

    ★★½ Watched 16 Apr, 2012

    I love Jeff Bridges, I really do. But even he wasn't strong enough to help me plough through Crazy Heart. A lack of story, shallow characters and a constant orange hue made this entirely unwatchable.

    The one saving grace is Maggie Gyllenhaal who I have a thing for so that doesn't really count.

  • The Social Network 2010

    ★★½ Watched 10 Apr, 2012

    An all star cast, great script writer and a brilliant director all worked hard to produce a film without a tangible story. My favourite part was when Mark Zuckerberg confirmed that $1000 + $18000 = $19000 but their maths skills failed them when trying to get the shareholders to add up to 100%, it came in around the 105% mark.

    The dialogue consisted of a series of quips and witty come-backs. Everything that was said seemed to be the kind…

  • Midnight in Paris 2011

    ★★½ Watched 09 Apr, 2012

    Loved the cinematography and the soundtrack.

    That's the good things out of the way. Rachel McAdams was signposted as a bitch from the start, Woody Allen held our hand and told us how much we should dislike Michael Sheen and Owen Wilson was constantly tripping over famous people in 1920s Paris.

    This also featured the most amicable break up I've ever witnessed or experienced.

  • The Hangover Part II 2011

    ★★ Watched 30 Apr, 2012 1

    Do you remember that funny film about the guys who try to piece together a night out in Vegas? Yeah. So do I. I presume this film was made for those with Alzheimer's.