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Batman v Superman – How Not To Make A Superhero Movie

It’s hard to know where to start with this review because there’s so much I violently disliked about this film. It’s not so much that it’s bad, it’s more that it’s wrong. And bad. Forgetting for a second that the premise makes no sense (which they try to make us do by a gratuitous but […]

Magic Mike XXL – Female Entertainment In All Its Glory!

I found the first Magic Mike to be weirdly depressing for a movie about ‘male entertainers’ – full disclosure, I still bought the DVD! (for the dance play mode on the bonus features, obviously) – but I loved Magic Mike XXL. An exercise in pure wish fulfilment for the predominantly female fanbase, the sequel doesn’t […]

The Lone Ranger – Enjoy The Ride

My only previous memory of The Lone Ranger is my dad bouncing me and my brother and sister on his knees and ‘singing’ the William Tell overture. But I quite like westerns, am a big fan of Johnny Depp, and took a shine to Armie Hammer in The Social Network, and in subsequent red carpet […]

The Place Beyond The Pines

I had two reasons for wanting to see The Place Beyond The Pines – Ryan Gosling, and the fact that I have an Unlimited card and hadn’t been to the cinema for a while. I’m not sure what I was expecting, but TPBTP’s lacked pace, coherence, any kind of message and, in the end, any […]

Oz – The wonderful wizardry of James Franco

This review is a bit belated, but Oz the Great and Powerful is still showing at selected cinemas so it’s not too late. I have never seen The Wizard of Oz, I’m not really sure why, it’s just never been my first choice. But I’ve read the books and knew the story. Plus I like […]

The Hobbit – An Unexpected Journey

I read The Hobbit as a teenager, and enjoyed the book more than The Lord of the Rings trilogy, so I’ve been excited about seeing it brought to film for a long time. Thankfully, for me at least, the first installment of The Hobbit, An Unexpected Journey, lives up to the hype. Martin Freeman is […]

Gangster Squad – Gangsters By Numbers

Prior to Gangster Squad,  I hadn’t found a Ryan Gosling movie I didn’t like. Predictably, I loved The Notebook and Crazy Stupid Love – like most of the female population – but I also liked Half Nelson, Fracture and Murder by Numbers. Because while there’s no doubt Gosling is easy on the eye, it’s his […]