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Monsters University

Reviewed by Dr_Faulk

  • Currently 2/5 Stars.

Rehashes the the tale of under dog fraternity besting the jocks against all odds and a crusty old dean. We've seen this so many times. Plays on the experience of going to American college, which is lost on both non-American audiences or the target audience (kids). Should have gone straight to DVD. No magic, no laughs, no spirit.

The Dark Knight Rises

Reviewed by Dr_Faulk

  • Currently 5/5 Stars.

More of a Nolan film than the previous one, this is a near-perfect end to a solid trilogy. Slow, sure footed, but with very coherent action, there's enough depth in this to draw you to the edge of your seat for an ending that's both thrilling and pensive.

Marvel Avengers Assemble

Reviewed by Dr_Faulk

  • Currently 5/5 Stars.

Grown men in fancy dress beating each other up, but with style, creativity, wit and character.

Captain America: The First Avenger

Reviewed by Dr_Faulk

  • Currently 4/5 Stars.

Director of The Rocketeer brings the story of Captain America to life in the most appropriate, realistic manor, considering that it's about a steroid-infused extremist fighting a Nazi burn victim. For whatever its faults are, this is a movie squarely aimed at 15-year-old boys, and it does the job tremendously well.

Super 8

Reviewed by Dr_Faulk

  • Currently 5/5 Stars.

Are you kidding me? How have the movies.ie gang given this 3 stars? This is an instant classic on the level of The Goonies, Stand By Me, E.T., Adventures in Babysitting... Fun, fast, emotional: there's everything to like about this movie. See it!

Bridesmaids

Reviewed by Dr_Faulk

  • Currently 4/5 Stars.

SNL-driven Apatow-touched comedy that sometimes boarders on drama about destructive female psyche. Barrel of Laughs!

Broken Embraces (Los Abrazos Rotos)

Reviewed by Dr_Faulk

  • Currently 2/5 Stars.

Honourable failure. All over the place. Tries to pass the time by being repeatedly quirky and funny, but doesn't do so very well and it amounts to nothing in the end.

John Carpenter's The Thing

Reviewed by Dr_Faulk

  • Currently 5/5 Stars.

One of the greatest action sci-fi horror films ever made. It's a masterpiece of entertainment. Highly, highly recommended.

Inglourious Basterds

Reviewed by Dr_Faulk

  • Currently 4/5 Stars.

It's a revenge movie that carries the hate of 6 million Jews. That said, for all Tarantino's trademarks, it really was the script that glued me to the screen. Yes, it's in the same "let me sit down and tell YOU something" Tarantino format, but he manages to maintain a level of tension through that makes this a genuinely surprising black comedy thriller.

Public Enemies

Reviewed by Dr_Faulk

  • Currently 2/5 Stars.

Tragic miss as Michael Mann fails to sync content with visuals, made worse by somewhat average performances all round. =(

Bruno

Reviewed by Dr_Faulk

  • Currently 1/5 Stars.

I made all these jokes, in my mind, when I was 13, but sensibilities and social pressures stop me from saying them. Why Sacha Baron Cohen gets away with it and earns millions at the same time is a bit of a shame for everyone.

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

Reviewed by Dr_Faulk

  • Currently 1/5 Stars.

Read the book. Really. It's just nonsense. They've completely failed to do anything adapt the story from book to film, and it's grating at this stage. Note - I have not read any of the books.