2012’s Most Anticipated

As 2012 arrives imminently, I thought I would share some of my cinematic picks for next year. Below are the films I am most looking forward to seeing next year. These do not include films that I have already seen that are due for general release in the next few months, such as Shame or Martha Marcy May Marlene. 1. The Muppets Although The […]

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Dogs on Film

This year cinema has offered some treats for fans of dogs on film. I was intending to write a ‘best films of the year’ list, but this seemed so much more important. Here is a list of the most memorable cinematic dogs of 2011. I haven’t seen every film released this year, so there is a chance I have missed […]

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All I Want for Christmas… Part 2

Part 2 of my home video picks. These Blu-rays and DVDs are all released in time to be bought for Christmas presents. There are plenty of DVDs angling for stocking space, but these are three of the better ones. Super 8 — One of my favourite films of the year, Super 8 is a must see for fans of Spielberg’s […]

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All I Want for Christmas… Part 1

Christmas is almost upon us, and we are in the midst of the present-buying window. There are several Blu-rays and DVDs which have recently been released, or will be released in time for Christmas. In the next month or so, I will be featuring my picks of home video goodness. The Lion King Following the recent success of the cinematic […]

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Damned Dirty (and Wonderfully Realised) Apes

Rise of the Planet of the Apes, a prequel to the Planet of the Apes series, is out in UK cinemas on 12th August 2011. After Tim Burton’s re-imagining of the original in 2001 received a mixed reception, one wonders whether there really is a desire for another Apes film. Nonetheless, the 2011 film, directed by Rupert Wyatt, offers an intriguing concept. […]

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In Praise (and Derision) of… Cameron Diaz

Watching Cameron Diaz in Bad Teacher recently brought back what a likeable actress she is. While she may not possess the acting chops of a veteran such as Meryl Streep, Diaz certainly has a flair for comedy. She has an understated appeal; although comedy is the genre Diaz is most often associated with, she is not particularly seen as one […]

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10 Things To Be Grateful For In 2010

As with most years, 2010 has offered us the good, the bad and the ugly. The following is a highly subjective list of some of the best things to come out of cinema this year. Feel free to add your own entries in the comments below. 1. The Return Of Michael Keaton Following appearances in such cinematic classics as First […]

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