Category Archives: dvd

Review: Take This Waltz

Director: Sarah Polley
Starring: Michelle Williams, Seth Rogen, Luke Kirby, Sarah Silverman
Rating: 15

Just another cheerful, life-affirming Michelle Williams film.

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Review: The Skin I Live In

Director: Pedro AlmodĆ³var
Starring: Antonio Banderas, Elena Anaya, Jan Cornet
Rating: 15

Well, I definitely wasn’t expecting that.

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Review: Fanboys

Starring: Sam Huntingdon, Chris Marquette, Dan Fogler, Jay Baruchel, Kristen Bell
Director: Kyle Newman
Rating: 15

A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away…I put this on my LoveFilm list.

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Review: 50/50

Starring: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Seth Rogen, Anna Kendrick, Bryce Dallas Howard, Anjelica Huston
Director: Jonathan Levine
Rating: 15

Well, I for one was disappointed that there was no Sally Gray cameo.

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Review: Howl

Starring: James Franco
Directors: Rob Epstein & Jeffrey Friedman
Certificate: 15

Poetry in motion.

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Review: The Help

Starring: Emma Stone, Viola Davis, Octavia Spencer
Director: Tate Taylor
Certificate: 12A

Publish and be damned.

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Review: He’s Just Not That Into You

Starring: Ginnifer Goodwin, Justin Long, Jennifer Aniston, Drew Barrymore, Jennifer Connolly, Bradley Cooper, Scarlett Johansson, Ben Affleck
Director: Ken Kwapis
Certificate: 12A

…Because You’re A Hideous Human Being.

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Review: Tangled

Starring: Mandy Moore, Zachary Levi, Donna Murphy (voices)
Directors: Nathan Greno, Byron Howard
Certificate: PG

I don’t know if Rapunzel is officially a Disney Princess yet, but I’m sure that as far as the Disney Royal Family is concerned, she must at least be the hair apparent.*tumbleweed*

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Review: Morning Glory

Starring: Rachel McAdams, Harrison Ford, Diane Keaton, Patrick Wilson
Director: Roger Michell
Certificate: 15

I’m sure I can’t be the only person who feels the whole process would’ve been a lot less painful for everyone if Harrison Ford had just shot Rachel McAdams when she came to him with that job offer in the first place. I mean, he had the gun right there and everything.

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Review: Bridesmaids

Starring: Kristen Wiig, Maya Rudolph, Rose Byrne, Chris O’Dowd
Director: Paul Feig
Certificate: 15

As I mentioned in my write-up for We Need To Talk About Kevin, I always try to write a review of a film in the context of what was happening as I watched it. So with apologies for the overshare, I’d like to point out that I watched Bridesmaids with my right thumb wrapped in a tea towel that was serving as a tourniquet, having just sliced it open on a can of tomatoes. I had to pause the film every half an hour or so to see if the bleeding had stopped, which it hadn’t (during the film, I mean – you’ll be relieved, I’m sure, to learn that it stopped a short while after the film was over), so I was feeling extremely sorry for myself and really not in the mood to be amused by anything. It’s testament, then, to the quality of Bridesmaids that despite my gloomy demeanour and my blood-soaked digit, I still howled with laughter on several occasions while I was watching it.
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