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Le Monde Selon Monsanto (The World According to Monsanto)
½

The story of Monsanto is a scary one. In the future a corporation will own the genes in our own bodies. This is not science fiction because Monsanto already own the DNA copyright of their corn and cotton. There is a lot of information here but the film maker does tend to ramble and style is dated. If editing had been tighter and visually more exciting I would have given it a higher rating.

Riding the Bus with My Sister
½

This is a paint by numbers movie made for the Hallmark Channel so it's not ground breaking, it's not filmed beautifully, it's not got a great script but it made me smile and I will think a little bit differently about all the unusual ladies that ride the bus.

Freakdog (Red Mist)

It was OK but I'm biased because it was filmed in my home town of Belfast.

Killer Nun (Suor Omicidi)

This ain't no Sound of Music. If you like your nuns on drugs, in high heels and stockings with a face full of make up, who looks like her might do the odd shift down at your local department store, while killing most of the patiences at your doctors office, this is the movie for you. The dubbing is so awful you wouldn't know if the acting was good or not but I can tell you there is no Oscar winning performances here. There is the odd soft core sex scene but don't get all excite yet because this was the era before the Brazilian. I'm'giving this film 20% just for the nerve of making it and a good giggle at the less than special effects.

The House Bunny
½

It's as if the Women's Liberation Movement never happened. Instead of burning my bra (if I had one) I should have burned this DVD within the first 5 minutes. Unfortunately I didn't.

If you like your women blonde and as dumb as a post I'm sure you'll be rolling about on the floor, splitting your sides with laughter while watching this.

Sadly I need more that a girl who gets her tits out for the boys and who can turns a bunch of plain looking female misfits into a gaggle of giggling drag queens.

Shuttle
Shuttle(2009)

Number one rule of hostage taking is don't let you hostages do your weekly shopping. As one hopeless hostage runs around a supermarket picking up Pringles and old of date Twinkies its doesn't once cross her mind to run away or at least tell the cashier.
So watching all the hostages on this bus you soon realise that everyone in this movie really are on the loser cruiser in more ways than one.
On the plus side, the acting to good and the last 30 minutes do make up for a some gaping holes in the plot.

The Lovely Bones
½

I just didn't get it. I haven't read the book so I can only judge the film as seen. I don't want to give the story away but how did the killer dig a underground cave without anyone noticing( where did he hide the soil), the body is locked in a cast iron safe and single-handedly he drags it out of the underground cave but by the end he needs someone to move the safe 100 yards so he can dump it. The mother disappears to pick lemons, the father is beat to a pulp WHY ?? And all the time the dead girl is running around an Alice in Wonderland like afterlife.

There are to many major gaps in the plot which renders the whole movie useless.

The Book of Eli
½

The wafer thin plot can't hide the fact this is a right wing Christian remake of Mad Max. The religious NUTCASE known as Mel Gibson will be very proud.

The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters
½

What a bunch of NERDS but fascinating and hilarious

The Unborn
The Unborn(2009)
½

This is the Jewish Exorcist written for 12 year old girls. This movie starts well but goes downhill fast. Someone loses a glove and the heroine's eyes start changing colour. At this point I'm hiding behind the sofa (laughing). A few bad dreams and the usual bathroom cabinet with the mirror trick doesn't make a horror movie. There's a really old lady wearing a Kabbalah Bracelet (I think it could have been Madonna) being chased around a retirement home in the dark. And for a really good laugh a rabbi, a priest and a man with a video camera all stand in front of a wind machine making fools of themselves.

I think for all concerned it would be wise to leave The Unborn undisturbed gathering dust in the shop.

Zombie Strippers
½

It does exactly what it says on the tin. The girls are Strippers and they're Zombies all at the same time. If your thinking that these girls are going to be all black roots and green eyes shade, you'd be wrong. Great looking strippers that turn into your everyday common a garden Zombies. Its a shame the special effect weren't up to the standard of all the girls boob jobs. ROBERT ENGLUND can't act and the girls show him up in that department. There is no story to speak off so it makes this a big boobed excuse of a movie.

Deadly Little Christmas

I can honestly say this is the worse movie I've EVER seen. Someone somewhere must have got a cheap camcorder for Christmas and they just run a muck with family and friends. Everyone in this deadly boring film most have gone to the Pee-wee Herman school of speech and drama because the Tomato Ketchup bottle were most of the blood came from had more acting ability. This movie is so bad it wouldn't even be shown on a late night Community Cable channel.

Disco Pigs
Disco Pigs(2001)
½

You'll need the subtitles on for this one as I couldn't understand a word they were saying. If you think you'd enjoy watching a retard for 90 minutes then fill your boots but I wouldn't bother

Shutter Island

Had to make a cup of tea half way through to stop myself from falling asleep. Nothing happened apart from an over active wind machine and a over blown music score. Do yourself a favour, once you've worked out the twist 20 minutes in, just fast forward to the end.

The Last Exorcism

I loved it. Could have been a bit faster and a bit more scary but don't listen to all the critics, the last 10 minutes is the best bit.

The Switch
The Switch(2010)
½

A Rom Com that has no romance or even worst no Comedy.
The makers wanted to make a formulated movie but then forgot all the rules of the Rom Com and ended up with a dull, eye dropping 90 minutes.
The leading man and the turkey baster produced child were the most pessimist pair to be seen on the sliver screen in a long time. This father and son combo couldn't set alight a paper bag let alone a major Hollywood Movie. The leading lady's funny side kick friend well wasn't funny. Walking to a room and pulling a face is not comedy. On the plus side Jennifer Aniston is Jennifer Aniston, just a shame she's in another DUD.

Less Turkey Baster more Turkey

Carry On Camping
½

Matron, take them away!, I know I shouldn't still be laughing after watching for 100th time but for me it's a slice of British comedy history.

I Think We're Alone Now
½

This sad tale of two deluded misfits just drags on to long. Most of the time your laughing at them instead of understanding them. Used and exploited are the words that come to mind.

The Twilight of the Golds

I had the misfortune of catching this film in the early hours on the Hallmark Channel. I honestly think this is one of the most offensive TV movies I've ever seen.
The Twilight of the Golds is your everyday story of a Jewish family who want to abort their unborn GAY baby.

Can't Stop the Music

Its all Gold Lame Hot Pants and Big Handle Bar Moustaches. It's so bad it's good.

Fantastic Mr. Fox

Quirky and clever but my god it's boring.

Octane (Pulse)
½

This is absolute nonsense of the first degree but I loved it. Perfect for late night viewing when you need a low rent B movie. Lots of dance music from the early noughts that add up to a great soundtrack. It's a shame they didn't keep the storyline up to the same standard as the visuals but if you come across this film on a wet and windy night, give it a go.

500 Days of Summer

Its every thing a romance comedy should be about. Its sweet without being sickly and it's funny without being crude. This is the love story of two people you would know from work or the office who are attractive but not prefect so making them even more beautiful.
Hindsight is a wonderful thing and here its used to great effect, leaving you was a smile that is felt from the heart.

If you want to impress your girlfriend you won't go far wrong by making sure that you choose this DVD with a pizza and a bottle of wine.

Bloodline
Bloodline(2008)

What a load of old Bollocks !!!

Its shameful that Bruce Burgess, the director of this film sits looking into the camera with a straight face as he parades a string of charlatans and nutcases with their lies and half truths.

We'll never know if Jesus and Mary Magdalene ran away to Paris for a dirty weekend but then again it makes as much sense as disappearing on a cloud to god knows where.

The Hangover
The Hangover(2009)
½

Is it me but why are all new comedy about men who are arseholes, all the women are nags or whores and in this movie both.
Here we have four goons going to Las Vegas on a stag night so they can whore it up and all with the approval of the soon to be father in law.

1.The Groom, the man we don't see for 3/4 of the movie.
2.The best man, a teacher who steals money from his pupils.
3.The friend who's scared of his girlfriend and pulls out his own teeth out to impress his so called mates.
4.The brother in law, a paedophile with a personality disorder.

No need to talk about the women because all characterizations were written on the back of a match box.

If you find four grown men who have NO respect for anyone or anything, funny. Knock yourself out and rent this DVD.

There Will Be Blood

This should be a great story but if you have ever wondered how long it takes to kill yourself be slashing your wrists just watch "There Will Be Blood".

Triangle
Triangle(2009)
½

It was good but just that little bit short of being great. Over egging the pudding comes to mind.

Kick-Ass
Kick-Ass(2010)

You have be a Comic Nerd and Super Hero fan to really enjoy this movie because of all it's nuances and in jokes. I just sat there thinking that Nicolas Cage is over acting again and how weird it is watching a little girl being turned into a mass murderer before she gets to 12 by her father.
A few scenes that were a commentary on modern life about turning are backs on trouble or getting ours phones out so we could record it and laugh at it on YouTube, didn't sit well with me. It was glorifying it.

I'm not really the best person to review this movie because I think that 8 out of 10 superhero films are over rated and this one falls into that bracket.

Paranormal Activity
½

I was hiding behind my cushions, It was shocking!!!!

They had nasty nets and awful floor coverings.

I couldn't concentrate on the film because of the state of the house. It's a shame that lovely big house was so badly decorated. I would have moved out and got that ghost to pull his weight by giving the back bedroom another coat of paint..

Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

This tuneless wonder disguised as a musical reminds me of one of Mrs. Lovett pies, beautiful to look at but once you bite through the flake crust you find it's a bit bland and in need of a hell of a lot of spicing up.
Everyone sings in a fake cockney accent that would make Dick Van Dyke proud.
You have to listen for 50 minutes of mockney singing before you hear the first sound of a blade cutting through flesh and by the second death 20 minutes later your ready to slit your own throat just for the fun of it.
Jonney Depp and Helena Bonham Carter look great in a Marilyn Manson sort of a way and are the only bright sparks in the whole thing and they do shine bright.

Overall its a mad cow disease of a movie.

Human Traffic
½

If you havn't done it you won't get it. Its a smug look at the British dance scene in 90's and it has ever right to be smug. :)

Mum & Dad
Mum & Dad(2008)
½

The Texas Chain Saw Massacre meets Regis and Kelly. This very low budget British movie kept me on the edge of my seat. If you are ever befriended by a cockney sparrow working as a toilet cleaner who wants you to come around for a spot of Tea, politely refuse!!!

Alice in Wonderland

Colorfully mad and truly magical. Just got back from watching this in IMAX 3D. I wasn't looking forward to this film because of the mixed reviews but I was won over with the story and loony characters. It was fun and the Queen of Hearts steals the show.

I would have given the movie a higher rating had they paid a bit more attention to detail with Alice. The young Alice looked more like Jon Benét Ramsey with full makeup and big hair and the older Alice looked grey with dark rings around her eyes, looking more like an Eastern European hooker than an innocent 19 year old girl. I really wonder if Hollywood know what a English Rose looks like.

Overall it was a good 8/10

The Exorcist
The Exorcist(1973)
½

"Your mother sucks jelly babies in hell!!"

The Uninvited
½

It's getting a bit tiresome now watching Hollywood try to rehash Asian Horror that has no style or ambition. This is your common a garden thriller and for that Asian twist there is a few contorted bodies with long hair standing in the corner. I wish it had been made with an Irish twist and we had Jerry Adams and Ian Paisley standing in the corner throwing potatoes at each other. A lot more fun.
I'm no genius but I worked it out half way through. On the plus side the house they used had lovely wallpaper.

The Break-Up
The Break-Up(2006)

One of the few romcom/chick flicks that doesn't treat the audience like idiots. Jennifer Aniston character isn't some dumb blonde and Vince Vaughn character doesn't fart at every opportunity. It's a breath of fresh air not to be shown another blue collar guy acting like a total baboon. Watching this couples relationship unraveling is a bitter sweet tale so don't be expecting slapstick.

Fallen Angel
Fallen Angel(2003)

Its like almost every TV movie you have ever seen, bloody awful. All the way through the film I was wondering how a boy with brown hair and brown eyes grew into a man with ginger hair and green eyes. To be seen at your local Dollar Tree soon.

Fish Tank
Fish Tank(2010)
½

Watching paint dry is more interesting that this film. I live not far from where this story takes place.I could have saved the price of the DVD rental and just looked out my bedroom window to watch the Chav's make everyones life a misery. I was brought up on a council estate and it shocks and upsets me how the working class have fell so low to become the under class. The only hope in the whole movie was her ambition to be a dancer, the only trouble is she can't dance and ends up looking like one of those sad deluded people you see on Britain's Got Talent. I just didn't feel sorry for her, it never clicked for me. This movie just rambles without direction and should have been more character driven.
I wasn't surprised to find out that the girl playing Mia was "discovered" in a train station fighting with her boyfriend. She wasn't acting, she was playing herself. Surprise Surprise, she is now a single mother. Life imitating art.
If I wanted to watch kitchen sink drama I'll stick to Eastenders on the BBC. In general the BBC do this kind of drama with a lot more punch. Shame the money they plowed into this film wasn't put to better use.

The Man From Earth
½

This film seems like a badly written, badly acted TV show that will one day end up on PBS. To all the people out there who think that it's clever and insightful you need to get out more and read a book. Start with the GOD DELUSION. If someone told me they were 14,000 years old I'm sure as hell won't pull a gun on them. Far to much navel gazing for my liking. If this movie was a book it would be called 'AN IDIOTS GUIDE TO HUMANITY, RELIGION AND HISTORY'

The Young Victoria

It looks stunning and well acted but it was so boring. I also lost faith in this film once I found out that Prince Albert never took a bullet to save the Queen. I have a problem with movies changing history for the sake of the story because the movie becomes the history and not the facts.

Saw IV
Saw IV(2007)
½

Nothing new here.I won't be watching this film by myself in the dark again unless I have a sick bucket close at hand. Same old same old.

Wal-Mart: The High Cost of Low Price

This should have been so much more than it was. It sort of misses the point.

The Passion of the Christ

Before I start I have to say I'm an Aggressive Atheist and if anyone out that doesn't know what that means, Goggle it. I really loved this movie it was hard hitting, gritty, beautifully shot and tells the story of Jesus's death in a deeply dark medieval way. This is not the Disney version of the Bible but a version that gloats on the pain and suffering of Jesus. This is a Christian form of torture porn that you see in the likes of SAW and HOSTEL. I was repulsed in the whipping scene but I can imagine that some religious types will be ringing their holier than thou hands in glee because of the anti-Semitic bloody message.

Hunger
Hunger(2008)

What did we learn about Bobby Sands, Nothing ! Sorry I'm wrong we learnt that he wanted to be a martyr and that he would rather sit in his own shit and piss than negotiate. Why was he there? Did he plant a Bomb that killed women and children? Did he shoot anyone? Was he a gun runner? You just wouldn't know from this movie. This film doesn't want to explain the real Bobby Sands or the troubles in Northern Ireland.

The Evil Dead

I watched this as a spotty teenage on a pirate VHS in the early 80's because it was banned in the UK for being a Video Nasty. Loved every minute of it. Who would have thought that trees could fancy the ladies so much. As I always say "Get your coat you've pulled"

Aliens
Aliens(1986)
½

Its one of the few sequels thats better than the original.

The Corporation

This film is bloated and does point it's finger at to many people but its a story that needs to be told and big Corporations need to be questioned and held to account for their actions. This film will make you think.

Mimic
Mimic(1997)
½

Bubblegum Horror, I loved it. Sit back and enjoy the Cheese.

The History Boys
½

There is a story here to be told but this movie upset me as I didn't like or understood the mixed messages this film was trying to convey. Pedophilia is not a light hearted matter.

Food, Inc.
Food, Inc.(2009)
½

If this film doesn't make you stop and think about what you put in your mouth, you need your head examined as well as your stomach. We have all seen things about how badly animals are treated on farms but this goes beyond that and talks about the workers, Genetically modified foods, the people who make the law and the people who make the money from the changes in the Law. I'm not going to get all Heather Mills on you but we need to start buying the best food we can afford .

Hellbound: Hellraiser II
½

Disappointing is the only word I can use.

Bakjwi (Thirst)

This weird Vampire love story with it's black comedy and stark images was good but it just failed to engage with me.By the end I didn't care who lived or died. For me it needed to be a bit more fun, a bit more scary and at least 20 minutes shorter.

American Swing
½

This is not a hard hitting documentary about the swinging scene in the 70's. It's looking back through rose tinted glasses. One funny story about crabs and not one mention about Gonorrhea , Syphilis and unwanted pregnancies. I'm not moralizing here because i have lived a life but if your going to tell a story tell it warts and all (no pun intended)

Avatar
Avatar(2009)
½

This might not be the best movie I've ever seen but its a great one all the same. I loved the story and forgot all about the CGI and seen the planet and aliens as real living things. I watched this in 3D IMAX and it looks stunning. Must be seen in the cinema !! If I had to say anything bad it would have been the length of the film, could have been trimmed by 15-20 mins. My bum was killing me and I needed a Wee.

The Omen
The Omen(2006)

This a is a sad imitation of the original. Why bother with this when the 1976 version is so good, when you can watch Gregory Peck,Lee Remick and the excellent Billie Whitelaw. The production quality was really bad, if your going to pretend that the story is set in London make sure you don't show foreign shop fronts and bill boards. Should have gone straight to DVD.

Confessions of a Shopaholic
½

All the women I know are clever, shop at Primark, work hard and look fabulous. Watching Confessions of a Shopaholic all the women shop at Prada, wouldn't know how to hold a pencil and look like over dressed dogs dinners. The heroine here is as mad as a box of brooms,is an over dressed stuffed poodle who can't count and ends up in her dream job.

The last time I looked you needed to know more than just being able to print your name in crayon to get a job as a journalist.

This film falls far short of the quality set by recent girlie movies.

The Golden Compass
½

Loved the anti-religion element of the film.

Pineapple Express

This film is at bit like arriving late at a party and everyone is off their faces, joking around, having a great time. You just don't get it, hating every minute of it and just wanting to leave .

If you want to see two stoned goons for 90 mins selling drugs to school children (I'm not Joking)this is the movie for you.

The Princess and the Frog

I WANT TO BE A PRINCESS !!. Well maybe not but it's nice to see a good old fashioned animation movie on the big screen. A tale of good and evil, light and dark with the happy ever after at the end. Sometimes we just want to be kids again and watching this will do the trick. Not sure if this is going to be a Disney Classic because all the song are forgettable and some of the characters have no depth but only time will tell.

Agnes Browne
Agnes Browne(1999)

Reminds me of my youth in Ireland in the late 60's early 70's. I was only a child but do remember the Craic (sense of humour), awful housing and the fight for money. This film captures this really well. Perfect for a Sunday afternoon.

Spice World
Spice World(1998)
½

Camp Heaven. You have to be a Spice Girls fan to love this Film. Made in the spirit of the Beatles movies. Cheap and cheerful.

Ghost Writer (Suffering Man's Charity)

Alan Cumming plays a BITTER AND TWISTED gay music teacher in this sad little vanity project. Alan not only over acts but also directs this made for TV movie.

To say that he has the acting skills of a pork pie is to give ham a bad name.

This so called black comedy horror is neither funny or scary and during most of the 90 minutes the camera never leaves Mr Cummings face. If the poorly written lines were funny when delivered I would have cut Alan some slack.
One of the few funny highlights in the whole film is seeing David Boreanaz (Angel) half naked wearing a set of filly knickers and bra, wrapped in Christmas lights(If that floats your boat) also if you blink you will almost certainly miss Carrie Fisher, Anne Heche and Karen Black which is a waste of great talent

Day of the Dead
½

Move on Ladies and gentle men, move on. Nothing new to see here!!! Just watched it on late night telly and if there's nothing to watch on QVC this is the movie for you.

Dorian Gray
Dorian Gray(2009)
½

Apart from Colin Frith beard having a life of it's own (I was half expecting for it to jump of his face and do a whole song and dance routine) , I really enjoyed Dorian Gray. As I've never read the book I don't know if it follows the story that closely but this is a good old fashioned ripping yarn. It reminded me of the old Hammer Horrors. Always been a real sucker for tight britches and heaving bosoms.

Heidi Fleiss: Hollywood Madam

What a bunch of crooks, the only one that come out looking half decent is Heidi herself.

Antichrist
Antichrist(2009)

Having not read any reviews for this film I though I was getting an Exorcist or a Omen type of horror Movie, how wrong could I be. This is a self indulgent arthouse film. It's about two adults drifting into madness after the death of their child. It's painfully slow with some very uncomfortable sex scenes (Who would have guessed Willem Defoe had such a big willy !) and excessive violent at the end. Apart from the opening scenes which are beautiful shot, the rest of movie is shakey and rough looking. You know your watching a film made on video. The actors do really well with what there given but story says more about the writer and director. Very Disturbing !

The Kite Runner

The best film I seen in 2008.Its a beautifully shot foreign language movie about friendship, betrayal and redemption. Normally I would prefer to be on my knees cleaning while inhales the fumes of a very large can of MR Muscle Oven Cleaner than watch a film about Afghanistan and the Taliban but this story will make you sad, makes you laugh, makes you cry. Ultimately will leave you on a high.

Fracture
Fracture(2007)

Long-winded and very slow. Never seems go anywhere. Didn't really care about the two main characters. God it drags and drags. Just not worth watching just for Anthony Hopkins.

Carry on Cleo (Caligula: Funniest Home Videos)

Infamy, infamy. They've all got it in for me. You have to love Kenneth Williams as Julius Caesar.

Carry on Emmannuelle

The over use of SEX lost the innocent that the other movies have

Ghost Town
Ghost Town(2008)
½

It's Ebenezer Scrooge set in a romcom. I liked it more than I initially wanted to. I'm not a great fan of Ricky Gervais but his Grumpy middle aged Englishman act set against smiley shiney faced Americans worked really well.

27 Dresses
27 Dresses(2008)

This movie is not going to set the world a light, its your typical run of the mill romcom but perfect for a wet Sunday afternoon.

Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed

I have no idea who this guy is but he thinks his very funny, its a shame no one else does. He keeps going on for most of the film about free speech but conventional forgets to tell the audience that in some schools the teaching of evolution has been banned because it goes against the bible. Throughout the film he talks about intelligent design in other words 'GOD DID IT ALL' Not very scientific. Not once in the whole documentary does he explain what intelligent design is. Where my blood starts to boil is when this so call documentary concludes the theory of evolution is to blame for fascism,communism, abortion and the Nazi Holocaust. To use images from concentration camps to prove that Darwin was wrong is below the belt and down right sick.

Knowing
Knowing(2009)
½

Nicolas Cage has the acting skills of a bedside cabinet and a bedside cabinet thats in the sale. The movie starts well with a story line that does draw you in. It looks fantastic with great CGI but in the last 45 minutes it starts to fall apart. Everything is threw in to the pot, don't want to give to much away but the Garden of Eden is in there somewhere.

The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie
½

I loved ever minute of this movie, Maggie Smith is outstanding. Miss Jean Brodie is deeply flawed with misplaced convictions but ultimately you feel sorry for her. If only I had teachers with half the passion of this lady. "Little girls! I am in the business of putting old heads on young shoulders, and all my pupils are the creme de la creme. Give me a girl at an impressionable age and she is mine for life"

Hellbent
Hellbent(2005)

This is a very run of the mill slasher movie and if it had been just a run of the mill straight slasher movie it would have got 30% but after years of watching dreadful gay movies, this one ain't that bad. Great looking guys, that were likable and could act. Special effects on power with most straight to DVD slashers movies. It's no Halloween or Nightmare on Elm Street but it's fun. If only Dante's Cove was as good as this.

Donnie Darko
Donnie Darko(2001)
½

This film is to schizophrenic for its own good. Is it art house ? Is it mainstream? Is it horror? Is it about schizophrenia? Is it the future? Is it a comedy? It's all those thing but fails on all counts. If you have to watch a film a number of times so you understand it, the film maker has failed as a story teller. It's just to far up its own backside to see the day light.

I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry
½

Hollywood tries a gay friendly movie and falls flat on it's face. Kept the straights away in droves and upset the gay community.

Rosemary's Baby
½

I seen this movie as a kid and was sacred senseless. I found this DVD in the back of my DVD drawer and I loved it. Was she mad? Was it real?. Keeps you guessing till the end.

Angels & Demons

An episode of Scooby-Doo makes more sense than this film, I should have known better, the book is even worse.

Twilight
Twilight(2008)

Felt like a television teen drama series condensed down to 90 mins.

The Haunting in Connecticut
½

Nothing special here, seen it all before. A rehash of the Amityville Horror.

Cachorro
Cachorro(2004)

The BEST gay movie I've seen in a long time, Wish I hadn't left the DVD in the draw for so long. The BEST portrayal of gay men (bears) in a movie EVER.

Let the Right One In
½

Was a bit slow but don't let that put you of. This a very dark strange love story.

The Road
The Road(2009)
½

The best disturbing and depressing two hours you can spend. I loved it. Thank god it was dark so I couldn't be seen crying. Really makes you look at yourself as a human and what it means. It's a dark movie with almost no hope. I really enjoyed it. Enjoy is not the right word but I'm glad I seen it.

Brokeback Mountain
½

This is a beautifully slow sad movie. Disappointed that some people couldn't see past their bigotry. This film is a way more than just a movie about two cowboys shagging in a tent. Its about two men coming to terms with being gay in a very straight world and the pressures of conforming for family and friends. If this movie doesn't pull at your heart strings you don't have a heart.

Cloverfield
Cloverfield(2008)
½

Was looking forward to seeing this film but watching twenty-somethings for hours on end sorry 30 minutes talking about nothing started to grated on me. All I wanted was the monster to come along and kill them all there and then. I wasn't so lucky. There was some good ideas but it would be better suited to a 2 part TV show. When the action did start it was patchy and there wasn't enough shocks and surprises to keep it going. Half way thur the movie a saw a few couples leave I wish I had as well. By the end of 70 minutes yes 70 minutes I didn't care who lived or died, the rest of the movie is made up with the end credits. God help us when we get the sequel.

The Pursuit of Happyness

So this is the American dream. A whole nation has been told to believe this twaddle. For him the pursuit of happiness was the pursuit of money. Working for 6 months for no money as he drags his son from public toilet to homeless shelters for months on end. Living with alcoholics, drug users and down and outs. NO money for food does it ever end. At any point in the movie he could have got a job and feed and housed his under five but no !!! Endless running and running and for the happy ending he gets his pot of gold. Should have been called ' THE PURSUIT OF GREED'

Essex Boys
Essex Boys(2000)

Shame they didn't stick to the real life story told in the book of the same name as it's would have been a more interesting story than this cock and bull story about London gangsters. Long winded and just didn't seem to go anywhere, seem to get lost and didn't know how get to back on track.