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Thor

Reviewed by deccash21

  • Currently 4/5 Stars.

I really enjoyed this - far more than I thought I would. Pokes gentle fun at the main character at the same time as delivering solid action sequences. The fish-out-of-water scenes on earth are fantastic. Hemsworth looks amazing, and injects more life into the role than you'd expect. And Kat Dennings needs to be a bigger star.

Inception

Reviewed by deccash21

  • Currently 5/5 Stars.

Just back from a screening of this. Jaw dropping stuff: inventive, confident, bursting with ideas,action packed, moments of humour, great performances. Film of the year so far

Get Him to the Greek

Reviewed by deccash21

  • Currently 4/5 Stars.

Saw this earlier today - very funny. Better than Forgetting Sarah Marshall - Brand is fantastic.

It's Complicated

Reviewed by deccash21

  • Currently 3/5 Stars.

I saw this a few weeks back. Meryl is fantastic in it, and Alec just channels Jack Donaghy which is never a bad thing. Collapses into patented Nancy Meyers-treacle at the end, but good, glossy fun until that point

Sherlock Holmes

Reviewed by deccash21

  • Currently 4/5 Stars.

I enjoyed this much more than I thought I would - RDJ and Jude have great chemistry. It's good, silly fun. Cheers for the chuckets movies.ie

Up

Reviewed by deccash21

  • Currently 5/5 Stars.

This movie is genius. Funny, moving, visually stunning, wildly entertaining. Didn't think Pixar could get any better, but there you go!

Public Enemies

Reviewed by deccash21

  • Currently 4/5 Stars.

I was very impressed. Some shaky dialogue, but suspenseful and really well acted. Depp is just fantastic

The Boat That Rocked

Reviewed by deccash21

  • Currently 4/5 Stars.

The reviews have been a bit iffy on this one, but I have to say I really enjoyed it. It's a bit too long, but I had a big smile on my face the whole way through it. Bill Nighy is always worth your money - indeed, the cast work really well together. Soundtrack is frickin' awesome too. Recommended.

Doubt

Reviewed by deccash21

  • Currently 4/5 Stars.

Just back from the preview screening - cheers movies.ie! I really enjoyed it.From the trailer, I was a bit worried that it was going to be hammy and hysterical. It's anything but.Meryl Streep is simply awesome in it. Academy, I demand a recount! Thought-provoking, magnificently ambiguous stuff

Revolutionary Road

Reviewed by deccash21

  • Currently 3/5 Stars.

Well acted (kudos to Winslet who should be competing for Best Actress for this movie rather than The Reader). I loved the book,but this didn't come together for me. It's just so bleak and depressing. The only real spark comes from the Oscar nominated Michael Shannon, who only has two scenes, but he walks off with the entire movie. Worth checking out, but this aint no happy clappy, Titanic II date movie so be warned!

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

Reviewed by deccash21

  • Currently 4/5 Stars.

I got to watch this last night. It's Dorian Gray meets Forrest Gump. I wasn't sure at first what to make of this movie. Technically, BB is simply awesome: the reverse aging of Brad Pitt is just amazing - at one point he looks younger than he did in Thelma and Louise back in 1991. Yet for a movie so technologically advanced, it is very old fashioned: a whimsical, evocative, lyrical and melancholy drama. It's also visually stunning, with faultless period detail. My gut reaction was that it was a movie to admire, rather than love; intriguing more than engaging. But having slept on it, I find myself unable to shake off many of its set pieces and ideas, and so am officially upgrading it to status of grower, not shower. It truly is a haunting movie, raising all sorts of questions about ageing, family, love, the nature of time and, more importantly, timing. It also confronts, head-on, the mantra that youth is wasted on the young. It also features an array of incredible performances: Blanchett has rarely been better in a leading role, while in Henson, a star really is born. But best of all is Brad Pitt, subtly acting his socks off in the role of a lifetime - literally. His performance is sensitive, quietly commanding, charming and ultimately moving, profoundly so. BB is a bit too long (2 hrs 40 mins), and sometimes there really isn't enough story to justify such a running time. But this really is a movie that, I believe, will be one for the ages.

Rachel Getting Married

Reviewed by deccash21

  • Currently 4/5 Stars.

RGM takes a while to get into, but once you do, it's very rewarding. Hathaway - and I never thought I'd say this - is sensational, and I think she stands a good shot at the Best Actress Oscar.