"Girl, Interrupted"

This is a top film. It’s a little disturbing/shocking, and engages the heart a lot more than the mind. The acting is faultless, Winona – well, what can you say – and the rest of the cast shape up very nicely. You can’t help loving all those girls (as Winona’s character ends up doing), and Whoopi does the business as usual. Angelia Jolie though… I guess she’s a good actress, but it’s impossible to tell since she plays exactly the same character in all the films I’ve seen (wild eyed magnetic vixen woman). On a technical note, the DVD looks […]

"Crossroads"

Where to start? Well, this is a Britney Spears film. It’s all about Britney Spears – Britney Spears cute and adorable. Britney Spears Science Nerd and valedictorian (and no, she doesn’t pull it off). Britney Spears closet kareoke queen, thrust unwillingly into the limelight (and a recording contract). Oh yes, and then there’s the sobbing Britney Spears abandoned by mother (oops, spoilt the plot). To be fair, she’s got the doe-eyed “aren’t I adorable” down pat, but this is a film all about her. There is only one major scene which doesn’t have her in it, and probably a sum […]

"Untititled"

H’mm – not very good at doing this, am I? Right, finished Z.O.E. all through, although if I can be bothered I’ll go through again and do it a bit better, which releases new options in the head-to-head mode. Got a lack of other games at the mo, so might do it… Saw Monsters Inc. and Ocean’s 11 at the cinema recently. Very different films, but both are very good and enjoyable. I think Monsters Inc. just gets the edge – could see the ruse in Ocean’s 11 a mile off, and personally think it could have been done a […]

"Along Came A Spider"

Very enjoyable film.. gotta love suspense-y detective films, and I admit I didn’t see the twist coming (but wasn’t trying too hard). Morgan Freeman is just excellent, and certainly makes the film, in my opinion. The car crash at the beginning is pretty brutal though – doesn’t do to watch that more than once! Naff all extras though, which is a shame in this day and age. Oh, except for a “Making of..” nonsense which is horribly back-slappy about how wonderful everyone in the film was to work with.

"Monsters Inc."

What a great film – superb animation, and a great plot. Instantly likeable characters which you can really relate too, as well. The only thing which wrankled a bit was why children were seen as being toxic, when clearly they’re not.. h’mmm… Still not to detract – has to rank up there with the likes of Toy Story and Bugs Life. Seen at Ster Century, Leeds.

"Big Trouble in Little China"

Great film – not seen this for a long time, then saw it on the cheap from Oz for the special edition with 2 DVDs in. I’ve only watched the film (everything we’ve come to expect from DVD), plus half the director’s commentary (which is ok), but really looking forward to going through the second disk, which has but *loads* of extras!

"Ocean’s 11 (2002)"

What a fab, cool, and groovy film. Could see the ruse a mile off, and personally think it could have been done a lot better (take a leaf out of “The Sting”, for example), but still highly enjoyable to watch. George Clooney is (I’m told) pleasing on the eye, but in all his films I’m very aware it’s Clooney I’m watching.. not exactly type-case, but there’s an inescapable clooney-ism about him. The same used to be true of Tom Hanks, but (in my books) he’s more than proved his diversity. But I digress. Lots of nice clothes, lots of cool […]

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