Browsing all posts from June, 2012.

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Friends With Kids

Friends With Kids
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Words by Nick Hilton. Friends With Kids seems like the spiritual successor to Bridesmaids, mainly because it reunites Chris O’Dowd, John Hamm, Kristen Wiig and Maya Rudolph but also because it has the same sort of trendy 30s (age, not decade) America tone. The basic [...]

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Trailer Review!

Trailer Review!

First up is the Sundance hit Celeste and Jesse Forever. I’m a big Rashida Jones fan (could she be any more lovely?) and Andy Samberg is clearly one of the most talented comic actors working at the moment. This trailer has me, largely, buzzed for [...]

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Rock of Ages

Rock of Ages
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2.5

Words by Nick Hilton. Maybe I got a little over-excited about the trailer. I think that’s understandable, if Footloose has taught us one thing it’s that group singing and dancing is supposed to get you worked up. Still, despite the naysayers, I was willing to [...]

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Cosmopolis

Cosmopolis
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Words by Nick Hilton. David Cronenberg’s last film in cinemas, A Dangerous Method, was, by all accounts, a bit shit. It’s surprising, therefore, that he’s followed it up so swiftly (less than six months between theatrical releases) with another film that’s, frankly, a little bit [...]

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Polisse

Polisse
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Words by Jeff Galasso. French actor/writer/director Maïwenn’s third feature film Polisse won the Cannes Film Fesitval’s Jury Prize in 2011 and will finally see its UK release in June.  Based on actual stories from first-hand accounts collected by Maïwenn from Paris’ Child Protection Unit, the film presents a melodramatic view of [...]

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The Five-Year Engagement

The Five-Year Engagement
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Words by Jeff Galasso. After their success with The Muppets Nicolas Stoller and Jason Segel return to their old profane tricks in illustrating the struggles faced by two love-struck San Franciscans in The Five-Year Engagement.  This latest Stoller/Segel collaboration sees the latter teamed up with Emily Blunt as [...]