Monthly Archives: February 2012

Starship Troopers (1997)

Loosely based on the controversial book of the same name Starship Troopers remains a divisive film to this day, some viewers were drawn in by the action packed narrative and (still) impressive digital effects, whilst others found the thinly veiled … Continue reading

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A Town Called Panic (2009)

A Belgian/French/ Luxembourg co-production, A Town Called Panic is a demented, but completely enthralling stop motion comedy-drama (emphasis in the comedy), utilising talking toys as protagonists it was based on a series of earlier TV episodes of the same name. … Continue reading

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Shrek the Third (2007)

After the unexpected success of the Original Shrek DreamWorks quickly churned out a series of sequels. Shrek 2 while not as fresh or as funny as its predecessor was an extremely enjoyable family film, unfortunately this Third instalment isn’t.  An … Continue reading

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Police Academy 3 Back in Training (1985)

In recent years the word ‘franchise’ has gained a new meaning as a Hollywood byword for decreasing quality – Saw, Transformers and the Final Destination all being examples, where a successful first film has led to a unnecessary amount of … Continue reading

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The Hobbit (TV 1977)

The Hobbit is an enjoyable, light hearted, child friendly adaptation of Tolkien’s classic. A television special produced for American TV in 1977, it isn’t a particularly famous production, with numerous flaws, though a few strength’s, it is a film that … Continue reading

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Play Misty For Me (1970)

Play Misty For Me is an clichéd, overlong but generally impressive directorial Debut by its star Clint Eastwood, first released in 1970 it has dated relatively well (at least in cinematic terms) and remains one of his better directorial efforts. … Continue reading

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We Were Soldiers (2002)

‘Dead or Alive we will all come home together…’ proclaims Mel Gibson’s fatherly, devoutly religious Lieutenant Colonel Hal Moore, to his US Army Battalion shortly before they ship off for 1965 Vietnam. It’s just one corny sentence (among a great … Continue reading

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