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Review: The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty

Posted by Matt Looker at 21:00 on 26 Dec 2013
The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty
It has become a Hollywood truism that, since the advent of CGI, it is now possible to put literally anything up on the big screen as long as there’s a large enough suitcase of money involved. There are no limits anymore. Movies can now show us scenes that are beyond anything we can possibly imagine, such as alien spaceships or giant dinosaurs. Well, ok, I suppose we can all imagine both of those things. What about... a time before the universe existed? Or climaxing pastry? Anyway, movies can deliver it all. And now this film, about a hopeless fantasist swapping his daydreams for a real-life adventure, gets to play with those rules. The potential for visual spectacle is limitless. There are literally dozens of funny voices Ben Stiller can use.

Review: Despicable Me 2

Posted by Ben at 18:30 on 29 Jun 2013
Despicable Me 2
You could slap a three-star review on Despicable Me 2 and most people wouldn't complain, but whether you enjoy it or not depends entirely on two things: how much you enjoy the slapstick comedy of the minions, and how much schmaltz you can tolerate. The only way to give it a fair review is via the medium of chart.

Kristen Wiig: "Slightly angled Magenta Futura 'til I die"

Posted by Ali at 23:20 on 26 May 2013
Kristen Wiig: "Slightly angled Magenta Futura 'til I die"
Kristen Wiig really has cornered the market in movie posters featuring diagonal Futura bold type in 100% Magenta. If she died tomorrow, her gravestone would be white marble with pink, slanted, Futura lettering: "Here lies Kristen Wiig (1974-2013). She was in Bridesmaids, then she died."

Review: Bridesmaids

Posted by Ali at 07:00 on 21 Jun 2011
Bridesmaids
I apologise in advance, because I'm about to do my favourite film of the year a disservice by writing a fairly brief review. All you should know is that it is hands down the funniest, most enjoyable, most heartfelt comedy I've seen for years – not only is it probably the best wedding movie ever made, it's up there with the best comedies of the last ten years. If I must indulge the needless gender war it seems to have ignited, the girls of Bridesmaids have taken the boys of The Hangover to the cleaners. And then shot them.

Review: Paul

Posted by Ali at 15:44 on 19 Feb 2011
Paul
A movie made by geeks, for geeks, about geeks... Sounds awful, doesn't it? Don't make the mistake of writing off Paul as giant bout of auto-fellatio on the part of uber-nerds Simon Pegg and Nick Frost, because despite appearances - and loads and loads and loads of science-fiction in-jokes - it's actually great fun, well-written and extremely enjoyable. Seriously though, Paul is so full of nods and wink, it's like it has a facial tic - Spaced's homage-o-meter would be overheating under the strain.

Win MacGruber on DVD

Posted by Ali at 21:21 on 07 Oct 2010
Win MacGruber on DVD
He's the ultimate tool, apparently, and so will you be if you miss out on this once-in-a-lifetime offer, not available in shops! Sorry, went a little 'infomercial' on you there.

Review: Whip It

Posted by Anna at 08:52 on 11 Apr 2010
Whip It
Brace yourself for an education in jamming, whipping and blocking courtesy of Drew Barrymore and her fictional roller derby team. Essentially, roller derby is a sport for people who don't like sport; it's the anti-sport sport, attracting the girls who never got picked to be in the team and got sneered at by the jocks and cheerleaders. In other words it's the perfect set-up for a traditional underdog story.
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