Last week saw the release of Star Trek ‘we couldn’t come up with a decent title for this film’. I went to see it on the weekend and here’s some brief thoughts (with no spoilers for those who haven’t seen it yet).
- I thought it was very good. Not Avengers-good, but still highly enjoyable.
- Two good Star Trek films in a row. Surely a first?
- The interplay between the characters, especially Kirk, Spock and McCoy, is great, probably the best … More
So I watched DREDD again last night, having seen it in the cinema originally (in 3D). I’m probably biased, as I read loads of 2000AD in my youth (and am enjoying picking up the graphic novels now, although I haven’t read the weekly comic in years and years), but I really enjoyed it. It’s impossible to catch the ethos of Dredd in one film, as there are too many possible tones to cover – biting satire, gritty violence, political spoofery, … More
This is a wonderful, wonderful independent Scottish film which was released straight to DVD in 2011. The DVD is an absolute investment of pure joy. It stars David Tennant, of Dr Who fame, and Kelly McDonald of Trainspotting and Brave renown, and it’s honestly worth every penny.
The story follows the attempts of a famous movie star, Lara, to marry writer James Arber. Determined to preserve the privacy of their wedding, and avoid one particularly persistent journalist, they have a variety … More
Aww, remember this? Remember how excited you were…?
And then you saw the movie.
Some have been scathing of Prometheus, but I rather enjoyed it. No, it wasn’t Alien or Aliens, but it looked jaw-droppingly stunning, and there were great performances. But something wasn’t quite right, and it was largely the screenwriters Jon Spaihts and Damon Lindelof who came in for a kicking.
These are my top ten films of 2012, based on UK release dates. Feel free to mock my choices mercilessly. Films that just missed the cut included Amour, Looper, Once Upon a Time in Anatolia and The Dark Knight Rises.
10. The Muppets
You may laugh but . . . Bret McKenzie’s songs, Amy Adams AND Rashida Jones, Smells Like Teen Spirit as done by a Muppet barbershop quartet, Jim Parsons being funnier in one moment than in six years of The … More
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