The Judge; Death, Divorce and Dementia

A big city lawyer returns to his childhood home after the death of his mother only to become embroiled in a murder case against his father, the town’s judge. The Judge is a heartwarming but slightly long winded drama about a man reconnecting with his estranged family after twenty years. It deals with so many issues; death, divorce and even dementia. Hank’s (Robert Downey Jr) estranged father Joseph … Continue reading The Judge; Death, Divorce and Dementia

Chef

Chef; film about a man rekindling his passion for cooking whilst also reuniting with his estranged wife and son or a love letter to modern technology? Chef is a warm romantic comedy/drama firmly in the here-and-now with social media references galore. A chef loses his restaurant job after refusing to continue cooking the same old menu. With no money and a desperate need to rebuild his waning reputation Carl Casper … Continue reading Chef

Day 23: Your Favourite Character from Any Movie

  Iron Man are some of my favourite films, and Tony Stark is one of the best characters in any films I’ve seen. My other favourite characters are Lisbeth Salander (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo) and Hellboy so it’s difficult to choose just one. I love RDJ anyway as you probably all know by now, and of course Tony Stark is drop dead gorgeous! But aside from that his character is amazing. He’s … Continue reading Day 23: Your Favourite Character from Any Movie

Iron Man 3

The third instalment of the Iron Man franchise was released in the UK on the 25th of April and stormed straight to number one in the box office. Shane Black unleashes his underrated talents on the film, taking over from Jon Favreau, with a somewhat darker approach. Black has only directed two films, including Iron Man 3 (the other being the darkly funny Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, also starring Robert Downey Jr) but has been the writer … Continue reading Iron Man 3

Random Review: Fur: An Imaginary Portrait of Diane Arbus

I’m all packed and ready to go home to Devon on Friday for the Easter holidays, all my DVDs are in a sports bag, so I thought why not pull one out at random and review it?! Fur: An Imaginary Portrait of Diane Arbus (let’s just call it Fur because it’s less of a mouth full!) is a beautiful drama starring Robert Downey Jr and Nicole Kidman. The film explores the … Continue reading Random Review: Fur: An Imaginary Portrait of Diane Arbus

Iron Man 3 is Set for Early UK Cinema Release

The third instalment of the hugely popular Marvel franchise is set to hit the big screen here in the UK on the 26th of April 2013; one week before its debut in America. It is also thought that cinemas across Europe will also release the film on the earlier date, and European fans report that the trailer dates the films release as the 26th of … Continue reading Iron Man 3 is Set for Early UK Cinema Release

A Scanner Darkly review

An undercover cop in a not too distant future becomes involved with a dangerous new drug and begins to lose his own identity as a result.

This film is so visually striking its hard not to love. Its filmed in a very interesting style, fitting with the futuristic element of the story. The plot is quite complex, but it doesn’t detract from the overall film, and its not hard to gather  in the end!

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