30 December 2009

29 December 2009

28 December 2009

26 December 2009

21 December 2009

National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation 3/5 (R)

Avatar 3.5/5 (C)

It's an enjoyable enough blockbuster film but it's only a few hours later and I've mostly forgotten about it. 3D is nice but still doesn't seem to add anything to the film (and is it compulsory for somebody to get a pole stuck in their chest in every 3D film?) . The technology used to create the Na'vi is pretty phenomenal and it is that rather than the 3D or CGI environment and creatures that has the biggest potential to change cinema.

20 December 2009

19 December 2009

16 December 2009

13 December 2009

11 December 2009

09 December 2009

06 December 2009

05 December 2009

02 December 2009

29 November 2009

28 November 2009

25 November 2009

19 November 2009

15 November 2009

13 November 2009

07 November 2009

Help 2.5/5 (R)

Poseidon 2/5 (R)

Zombies! Zombies! Zombies! 1/5 (I)

If this had remained as bad as the (presumably) intentionally bad movie within the movie then it may have been quite entertaining. Unfortunately as soon as it tries, it completely fails to be entertaining in any way at all.

06 November 2009

17 October 2009

15 October 2009

14 October 2009

12 October 2009

11 October 2009

05 October 2009

Fish Tank 3/5 (C)

A huge disappointment after the excellent Red Road, not even the fantastic performances could save the predictable story for me.

03 October 2009

Mammoth 2/5 (D)

Rubbish but quite entertaining rubbish with some great hilariously bad dialogue:
Dr. Frank Abernathy: Can I be frank with you?
Agent Powers: You are, Frank.
Dr. Frank Abernathy: I know!

and my favourite
Dr. Frank Abernathy: Dear God!
Sheriff Morrison: God is for Sunday Frank. Today we pray to Nike. Run!

29 September 2009

25 September 2009

21 September 2009

19 September 2009

18 September 2009

16 September 2009

13 September 2009

Mesrine: Part 2 - Public Enemy #1 4.5/5 (C)

This might just be the best film I've seen all year.

10 September 2009

W 3/5 (D)

09 September 2009

02 September 2009

Choke 2/5 (D)

29 August 2009

Meet The Fockers 2.5/5 (T)

Meet The Fockers 2.5/5 (T)

19 August 2009

14 August 2009

Milk 3/5 (D)

11 August 2009

Antichrist 3/5 (C)

I'm still unsure about this. The prologue and epilogue are excellent but I still don't know what to make of the main story.

03 August 2009

01 August 2009

Confetti 2.5/5 (R)

Not bad, just nothing special.

23 July 2009

19 July 2009

Moon 4/5 (C)

18 July 2009

12 July 2009

11 July 2009

08 July 2009

Time Crimes 3/5 (D)

Firstly if you're planning on watching this then don't watch the trailer or read any reviews, the less you know the more you'll get out of the film.

This could have been so much better with just a few minor changes. Surprisingly, for a film like this, the time part of the film makes sense but it's let down by the story.

30 June 2009

25 June 2009

19 June 2009

King Of Kong, The: A Fistful Of Quarters 4/5 (D)

(Saw most of this but the rented DVD wouldn't play until the end)

13 June 2009

Lady In The Water 2/5 (R)

Complete nonsense but surprisingly still watchable if only to see how much more ridiculous it can become.

Inside I'm Dancing 3/5 (R)

Nacho Libre 2/5 (R)

12 June 2009

09 June 2009

06 June 2009

04 June 2009

Ghost Town 2.5/5 (D)

Fine, but nothing special

Synecdoche, New York 4/5 (C)

30 May 2009

23 May 2009

Deliver Us From Evil 4/5 (R)

Pinocchio 4/5 (D)

Date Movie 0/5 (R)

I couldn't even bring myself to finish watching this. I knew it was bad but I didn't think it would be that bad. Nothing in what I saw even came close to being slightly amusing. It's almost as if somebody randomly cut together bits of lots of trailers and then got less talented people to recreate that mash up.

22 May 2009

17 May 2009

08 May 2009

04 May 2009

03 May 2009

Vera Drake 4/5 (R)

In The Loop 4.5/5 (C)

Probably the best film of 2009 so far.

Burn After Reading 1.5/5 (D)

How can so many talented people not realise that they are making a bad film?

01 May 2009

Bug 2/5 (R)

29 April 2009

26 April 2009

25 April 2009

22 April 2009

36 3/5 (R)

19 April 2009

18 April 2009

13 April 2009

11 April 2009

05 April 2009

03 April 2009

Revolver 2.5/5 (R)

Not as bad as I thought it was going to but it tries to hard and fails to deliver.

29 March 2009

28 March 2009

27 March 2009

The Singing Detective 1/5 (R)

I wanted to like it but just couldn't get into it at all.

22 March 2009

21 March 2009

Snakes On A Plane 1.5/5 (R)

So bad it's, erm, still bad.

16 March 2009

Watchmen 4/5 (C)

Watchmen 4/5 (C)

15 March 2009

14 March 2009

09 March 2009

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button 3.5/5 (C)

It's a mess but there's good stuff in there somewhere

04 March 2009

01 March 2009

Enigma 2/5 (R)

Not bad per se but I was just quite bored and I liked the book (I think)

28 February 2009

27 February 2009

20 February 2009

13 February 2009

12 February 2009

10 February 2009

09 February 2009

01 February 2009

Gomorrah 2.5/5 (C)

This is probably a much better film than I thought (BFI's 4th best film 2008) but my pre-occupied mind just couldn't get hooked and as a result I didn't have any idea what was going on or who anybody was.

Also the trailer gives away far too much.

30 January 2009

29 January 2009

25 January 2009

The Science Of Sleep 4/5 (D)

The Exorcism Of Emily Rose 1/5 (R)

Please don't waste your time with this rubbish, track down and watch the infinitely superior Requiem instead.

22 January 2009

Slumdog Millionaire 3.5/5 (C)

High expectations probably lead to disappointment again. It's in no way a bad film and is really well put together but it just didn't work as a whole for me. I'm glad I saw it but don't think I'd want to see it again and would rather re-watch any of Danny Boyle's other films.

19 January 2009

17 January 2009

16 January 2009