Film Reviews

Zombieland

Zombieland

The scenario may sound familiar: the Earth’s population has been decimated by a virus that turns nearly everyone into flesh-eating zombies. Yes, the zombie genre has certainly been overdone in recent years, but while ‘Zombieland’ isn’t exactly original, the film certainly shouldn’t leave you feeling...

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UP

UP

It was definitely a first to be moved to tears and then to hoots of laughter all within the first five minutes of a film. A sure-fire sign that the latest in animation from Pixar is a cinematic treat for viewers both big and small. ‘Up’ tells the story of a boy’s journey through life to old age,...

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The Hangover

The Hangover

Not since Nic Cage drained the dregs of his hipflask in Leaving Las Vegas has so much booze been sunk in Nevada's Sin City... Todd Phillips last brought the laughs courtesy of middle-aged foolery in Old School but the beer bongs are ditched for some harder stuff as a bachelor posse (Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms and...

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The Bucket List

Carter Chambers (Morgan Freeman) is a mechanic who is told by the hospital that he has Cancer. Edward Cole (Jack Nicholson) is a billionaire that runs Hospitals "not Health Clubs" and after coughing up some blood goes for tests and also is told he has Cancer. They both end up in the same room as each other in one...

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Management

Despite making a promising start on the indie scene initially with The Good Girl, it looks like former Friend girl Jennifer Aniston has made a decision to go back to what she does best. And so after He's Just Not That Into You and Marley & Me, next up we have another another romantic comedy (with several more...

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Fired Up

American Pie has a lot to answer for, not least the copious amount of sequels and spin-offs it given has us - although the film's involvement in the creation of the teen gross-out genre is the main offence up for question here. Some of the offerings the genre has spawned have been good, some have been bad - but...

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Hamlet 2

If method acting means drawing on real experience and using it to identify with the character being portrayed, it’s a shame that Steve Coogan couldn’t take a glimpse into the future before researching his role in Hamlet 2. After reading the reviews of this flick, the comedian should certainly be able relate...

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The Ghosts Of Girlfriends Past

You might have heard this one before...  Matthew McConaughey is a love 'em and leave 'em kinda bachelor enjoying his freedom, flexing his muscles and having a general good time regardless of who else gets hurts. That is, of course, until he meets that one special lady... No, It isn't Failure to Launch Part 2 or...

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Coraline

Imagine if Wonderland’s Alice had been a bit more sarky or if Oz’s Dorothy had ditched her ruby-red goody two-shoes and gone emo and you’ll get an idea of Coraline. The star of this eponymous 3D stop-motion fantasy adapted from Neil Gaiman’s book is a bored but inquisitive 11-year-old who has moved with...

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