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The Secret Life of Walter Mitty

Reviewed by tetsujin1979

  • Currently 4/5 Stars.

Beautifully shot adaption of James Thurber's character as he moves from his imaginary world where he's a hero to the real world where he can connect with people.

Saving Mr. Banks

Reviewed by tetsujin1979

  • Currently 4/5 Stars.

A slightly inaccurate portrayal of Walt Disney doesn't detract from this retelling of how Disney acquired the movie adaption rights to PL Travers' successful series of children's novels. Flashbacks to the author's childhood in Australia flesh out where her ideas were conceived. Going by the mid credits sequence, Emma Thompson plays Travers note-perfect and Tom Hanks delivers his usual reliable performance. Paul Giamatti excels in a minor role as Travers' driver, the only American she can tolerate.

Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa

Reviewed by tetsujin1979

  • Currently 4/5 Stars.

the joke is reptitive (Grandpa/Child does something shocking, public reaction is funny) but the originality of some of the stunts keep things interesting, culminating in an outrageous finale that was unfortunately spoiled by the trailer.

Drinking Buddies

Reviewed by tetsujin1979

  • Currently 3/5 Stars.

meandering sort-of-but-not-really-rom-com where two people who should be together aren't, and two couples that don't make a lot of sense stay together. Solid rental viewing, but hard to reccommend on the big screen.

The Way, Way Back

Reviewed by tetsujin1979

  • Currently 4/5 Stars.

warm coming-of-age tale of a social outcast overcoming his ingrained shyness over a summer spent working at a waterpark in a coastal town he didn't want to be at with a potential step father he doesn't want. While we've been here before, the performances ferom Rockwell and James make this extremely enjoyable tale well worth seeing.

Pain & Gain

Reviewed by tetsujin1979

  • Currently 3/5 Stars.

daft as a brush, and unashameadly so, revelling in the you-couldn't-make-it-up true story of cody builders kidnapping a local millionaire to steal his money, house and boat. While it includes some of the Bay trademarks, rotating tracking shot, orange filter, hyper cuts, it's still extremely watchable.

About Time

Reviewed by tetsujin1979

  • Currently 4/5 Stars.

excellent romantic comedy, with a saccharine sweet message at the end with engrossing performances from the leads. I did find how Gleeson uses his powers to get the girl slightly dark, but maybe it's no different than checking someone's facebook.

Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa

Reviewed by tetsujin1979

  • Currently 4/5 Stars.

quite possibly the funniest comedy I've seen this year. Dials down Partridge's mennerisms and makes the humour a bit more universal. A must see

Red 2

Reviewed by tetsujin1979

  • Currently 4/5 Stars.

worthy follow up that picks up where the original left off.

The Wolverine

Reviewed by tetsujin1979

  • Currently 3/5 Stars.

solid entry in the X-Men cinematic universe that moves away from the previous film, and sets up next summer's Days of Future Past with a mid-credits teaser. Viper is the weakest of the villains, but the rest of the cast is serviceable and this might do better internationally than at the US box office.

Pacific Rim

Reviewed by tetsujin1979

  • Currently 4/5 Stars.

epic in scale and story, few minor gripes with the script, but overall a massively enjoyable film that has to be seen on the biggest of screens

The World's End

Reviewed by tetsujin1979

  • Currently 4/5 Stars.

fitting end to the blood and cornetto trilogy