Monthly Archives: May 2012

The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel – Film Review

Hot on the heels of Salmon Fishing in the Yemen comes another likeable British comedy that may not have the big laughs but it’s overall winning nature warms you over, all the same. Based on the novel These Foolish Things by Deborah Moggach, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel is about a group of Brit retirees […]

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A Little Bit of Heaven – Film Review

The new romantic comedy with Kate Hudson, A Little Bit of Heaven, opened in Europe several months ago to unanimously scathing reviews.  After wading through as many as I could, my first thought was, surely it can’t be that bad?  I’ve now seen it.  It really is. Hudson plays Marley Corbett, a basically happy-go-lucky young […]

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My Way – Film Review

My Way, a World War 2 epic from Korea, is said to be the most expensive film the country has ever produced.  The events are based on a true story, and you can tell from the opening credits – black screen, simple white lettering and a solemn, orchestral score – that the makers consider this […]

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The Five-Year Engagement – Film Review

There’s an element of truth behind The Five-Year Engagement that makes it easy for audiences to relate.  Clearly there are moments that occur in a manner that would only happen within the artificial world of a Hollywood comedy – this is, after all, a Judd Apatow production – but in a general sense, The Five-Year […]

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The Pirates! Band of Misfits – Film Review

After the seasonal release of their CGI styled animated adventure Arthur Christmas, Aardman Productions are back with the stop-motion style of film making that made them famous.  The Pirates! Band of Misfits is a rollicking, fun adventure consisting of all the hallmarks that made Wallace & Gromit and Chicken Run so successful; it’s funny, ridiculous, […]

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Safe – Film Review

British action star Jason Statham has truly cornered the market on being… Jason Statham.  By now, fans know exactly what to expect, and Statham’s new high-octane thriller delivers exactly that. In Safe, Statham plays ex-New York cop – yes, he actually attempts an American accent – who finds a form of redemption by protecting a […]

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