Category Archive: Film Reviews

May 09

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey – Movie Review

The first part of the prequel to the epic Lord of the Rings trilogy was released in December 2012, with the other two parts supposedly due in consecutive years. The Hobbit trilogy is based on the book by J.R.R. Tolkien and though it is a separate story in itself, it is effectively the build …

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Apr 25

RED Movie Review

Bruce Willis returns for something that isn’t Die Hard, in this 2010 action movie: ‘RED’. He’s joined by a star-studded cast including Morgan Freeman, John Malkovich, Mary-Louise Parker, Karl Urban and Dame Helen Mirren, amongst many others. It’s set up to be a crime and action thriller, but how did it fair when it …

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Apr 16

21 Jump Street Movie Review

This 2012 comedy starring Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum has previously received mixed film blog reviews, from the very good to the very bad, with some clearly not finding many of the jokes to their taste. Nevertheless, being rated 15 in the UK, it is not quite rude or explicit enough to warrant …

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Apr 07

Unstoppable Movie Review

The strange thing about Unstoppable is that from brief descriptions of its storyline, it’s difficult to understand why it would make a good movie until you actually watch it. Once the film is underway however, everything suddenly becomes very clear. Bearing in mind that for this film blog review, Unstoppable was approached with a touch …

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Apr 02

Green Zone Movie Review

The return to screen of the original Bourne actor-director pairing left many people with high hopes when Green Zone was released in 2010. For some people it would have lived up to expectations, perhaps even exceeded them. Others, as shown by other film blog reviews, will have been left disappointed by some of the …

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Mar 25

Skyfall Movie Review

For those of you who still have not seen Skyfall, the review on this film blog does not contain any major spoilers.

Daniel Craig made his third appearance as James Bond in the eagerly awaited movie ‘Skyfall’, which hit the cinemas in October 2012. At two hours and seventeen minutes in length, film …

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Jan 31

Movie Review: Monsters vs Aliens (2009)

What is the movie about?

When Susan Murphy (voiced by Reese Witherspoon) is struck by a meteorite on her wedding day, she is transformed into a giant and it first appears that her life from then on will be ruined. However, the government soon find a need for Susan (renamed to her ‘monster …

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Jan 25

Movie Review: The Bourne Legacy (2012)

What is the movie about?

The Bourne Legacy is an expansion of the universe from Robert Ludlum’s novels and runs as a parallel story to the previous Bourne film, The Bourne Ultimatum. The lead character Aaron Cross (played by Jeremy Renner) is part of another op group known as Outcome, which the …

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Jan 16

Movie Review: The Expendables (2010)

What is the movie about?

The Expendables is about a group of highly skilled mercenaries who are hired by a CIA operative to assassinate the cruel dictator of Velena, a small South American Island. Barney Ross (played by Sylvester Stallone) is the leader of the group, but when he and Lee Christmas …

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Jan 04

Movie Review: Days of Thunder (1990)

What is the movie about?

Days of Thunder is a motorsport movie, centered around the NASCAR series. The young, ‘no-fear’ stock car driver Cole Trickle (played by Tom Cruise) gets the chance to compete in the series but although he is fast, he also has a very hot temper which will go …

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