Monthly Archives: August 2012

Movie – Lawless

Based on a book by Matt Bondurant about his grandfather, this tale of three bootlegging brothers in Prohibition-era America is violent, in-your-face, visceral and unexpectedly funny (thanks mainly to Tom Hardy and some fantastically timed grunts). In another Director’s hands, … Continue reading

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Movie – Friends With Benefits

I discovered at the same time that No Strings Attached and Friends With Benefits were being made – two films with pretty much the same story but one of them involved the excellent Natalie Portman. Surely hers would be the … Continue reading

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Review – Love and Other Drugs

The premise of this romantic comedy – ladies man and black sheep of the family Jamie Randall (Jake Gyllenhaal) falls for fiercely independent early-onset Parkinsons sufferer Maggie Murdoch (Anne Hathaway) – could have easily been a disaster. With such serious subject matter at … Continue reading

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Movie – The Bourne Legacy

Let me start by saying how painful I find this. I am a HUGE fan of the Bourne films (well, certainly Supremacy & Ultimatum, which to me are two of the best action films ever made). The Bourne Legacy is not … Continue reading

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Movie – Sanctum

What on earth was James Cameron thinking, having any part of this atrocity? Granted, it looks nice, but I would have much preferred watching a cave diving/exploration documentary for a couple of hours than sitting through the abomination that is … Continue reading

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Movie – Ted

The trailer for Ted was promising – a grown man with a teddy bear that is well and truly alive is intriguing enough on its own…but a teddy bear that drinks beer, swears like a sailor and invites prostitutes back … Continue reading

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