Emily Blunt

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  • The Adjustment Bureau

    Movie Review | Ali | 3rd March 2011

    The January to March release window is a graveyard for movies: you can guarantee that any high-profile movie scheduled for a Q1 release will either be a film that has low expectations (usually because it's crap) or a film that'll sail right over the heads of the summer blockbuster crowd. I'm happy to report that The Adjustment Bureau falls firmly in the latter camp: it's an artful sci-fi thriller that doesn't feel the need to lob fistfights or car chases at you in order to entertain. Unfortunately, it's out on the same day as Liam Neeson's stolen-identity action romp Unknown, so you can expect it to get thoroughly trounced anyway. Schedulers, you've done it again!

  • Gulliver's Travels

    Movie Review | Rob | 30th December 2010

    Gulliver's Travels - written by Jonathan Swift in 1726 - is one of the most popular stories of all time; it's never been out of print. We'll forgive a 2010 remake, then, but our memories of the text are a little foggy; we're hard pushed to recall the scene in which Gulliver is given a wedgie by a giant robot. Teacher did always say we should pay closer attention!

  • Wild Target

    Movie Review | Matt | 23rd June 2010

    Bill Nighy, Rupert Grint, Martin Freeman, even Rab C Nesbitt...all secretly smirking on a bright white background surrounded by guns and money. Yup, this is a poster for a right ol' English caper. There's even a pink cat, because we Brits love a good 'animal dyed a funny colour' joke. And then there's Emily Blunt who should just know better. Not that this is a particularly terrible film, it's just that everything about it screams silly and twee British farce. And for once Richard Curtis is nowhere to be seen.

  • Gulliver's Travels' trailer is exactly as good as its poster

    Movie Trailer | Ali | 4th June 2010

    Get it? It's funny because he's such a man-child! Again!

  • The Wolfman

    Movie Review | Ali | 11th February 2010

    The problem with werewolf movies is, by nature, they're inherently silly. Everyone believes in ghosts. The mythology of vampires is such that it can be manipulated for several audiences. But werewolves? Hairy dudes busting out of their pants and howling at the moon? A violent puberty metaphor? You can't play that straight and expect to get away with it.

  • Sunshine Cleaning

    Movie Review | Ali | 24th June 2009

    The easiest and most obvious comparison to make with Sunshine Cleaning is with Little Miss Sunshine - both films come from the same producers, both are feel-good indie comedies, both feature Alan Arkin as a world-weary granddad imparting his wisdom to a young 'un and, um... both have the word 'Sunshine' in the title. That'll do,...