Browsing all posts from December, 2012.

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Jack Reacher

Jack Reacher
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I’m not familiar with the Jack Reacher books so, frankly, I couldn’t give less of a fuck whether he was 6’5 or 5’6. I think it’s a little bit sad to really care about a fictional character’s stature. So I went into Jack Reacher with [...]

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Life of Pi

Life of Pi
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‘Unfilmable books’ have a history of difficult screen births. All you’ve got to do is check out the US release of David Mitchell’s Cloud Atlas to see how things can go a little bit awry (even if the film itself is not terrible). Having your [...]

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Smashed

Smashed
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Films about rampant alcoholism are rarely a particularly fun watch. Much as I could appreciate The Master’s handling of cinema, I can’t say I found the scenes where Joaquin Phoenix appears to drink rocket fuel especially appealing. So Smashed falls into an interesting sub-genre: films [...]

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Chasing Ice

Chasing Ice
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Ever since 2006 we’ve been ALL ABOUT global warming documentaries. They’re just so trendy and liberal and make us all feel really good about all the greenhouse gases we’ve been spewing out into the atmosphere. Well, Chasing Ice is a slightly different beast- something that [...]

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The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
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I feel like we’ve been waiting forever for The Hobbit. When I saw the Lord of the Rings movies in the cinema, I was young enough to be watching as part of a birthday party (the sort that you were obliged to bring a wrapped [...]

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Celeste and Jesse Forever

Celeste and Jesse Forever
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If you’re a twenty something year old hipster, who has an Instagram account, thick rimmed glasses and elbow pads, then, chances are, you’ve not enjoyed very many things at the cinema since Moonrise Kingdom. But that doesn’t mean you should be ignored, you deserve your [...]