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  • Starship Troopers

    Starship Troopers

    ★★★★

    After the disaster that was Showgirls, master of excess Paul Verhoeven returned to the Hollywood action film and with his typically subversive attitude, created a delicious satire of the right-wing pro-war movies that Hollywood has been churning out since 1942. The result was Starship Troopers in which every element we’ve come to expect from a war movie is turned up to 11, all the characters are absurdly pretty and the plot consists of training to kill giant bugs with big…

  • The Aristocats

    The Aristocats

    ★★★½

    A loose remake of Lady and the Tramp but with cats replacing dogs in the central roles, The Aristocats suffers slightly in comparison, with adorable dogs coming just ahead of adorable kittens in the ah factor, but nevertheless remains a pleasant watch. Paris, 1910 looks utterly gorgeous in the soft pastel hues and strong sketch lines that defined Disney art at this period and proves to be a delightful setting for this very gentle story of pampered rich cat Duchess…

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  • Love in the Time of Cholera

    Love in the Time of Cholera

    ★★

    Presumably aiming to be an old-fashioned epic romance in the vein of Gone with the Wind, Love in the Time of Cholera fills the screen with swooning camera moves and melodramatic actors but tragically cannot boast of even being in the same league. Based on the famous novel by Columbian writer Gabriel Garcia Marquez, the plot revolves around a romantic telegraph boy in South America who fails to hold onto the woman he loves but rather than moping around and…

  • Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole

    Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole

    ★★★★

    Coming off the back of the tremendously successful comic-book adaptations 300 and Watchmen, an animated feature may seem an unusual next move but proved to be an apt fit for the talents of director Zack Snyder. Adapted from the popular series of children’s books by Kathryn Lasky, Legend of the Guardians pitches the audience into a world of stunning natural beauty where an epic conflict rages between two different races of owls – the power mad fascistic Pure Ones and…