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Fifty Shades of Grey

While Fifty Shades of Grey started horribly, it gradually improved as it went along by adding some humour and having Dakota Johnson deliver a likeable lead performance, who only looked better opposite Jamie Dornan, who I'd say is the film's second biggest weakness, with the biggest being the script which is riddled with cringe-worthy lines of dialogue even the Twilight franchise would even be embarrassed to use. Another major problem is the useless characters and even some useless scenes, prime examples being Anastatia's best friend Jose and the Grey family dinner scene.
Overall, it was not as bad as I expected but it's 2 big weaknesses are too distracting for you to be truly invested in the film

The Maze Runner

While unfortunatley it has little room to standout In the crowded genre that is YA novel adaptions, The Maze Runner still shines through its likeable lead performance by Dylan O'Brian, a genuinley interesting premise and some very tense action sequences.

The Theory of Everything

The Theory of Everything is a beautifully filmed and heartfelt biopic of Stephen Hawking and his wife, Jane Hawking, played mesmerisingly by Eddie Redmayne and brilliantly by Felicity Jones, backed by a strong supporting cast and polished direction.

300: Rise of an Empire

It is definitely dazzling and filled to the rim with gore, and Eva Green does a fairly good job with what she's given, but 300:Rise of an Empire is riddled with too much boring dialogue and too many cookie-cutter characters to really deliver as an enjoyable action flick.

Grown Ups 2
Grown Ups 2 (2013)

Offering very little chuckles in its 100 minute runtime, Grown Ups 2 relies on an extremely thin plot (thee is no real plot to be honest), lowest-common denominator humour and embarrasing performances. Grown Ups 2 is a joke that only Adam Sandler and co are in on.

Penguins Of Madagascar

Fast-paced, brightly coloured and well animated , Penguins of Madagascar offers
great and sillly visual gags for children and some funny references for older viewers, even though it may come up short in terms of plot or (apart from the penguins, the wolf and the octopus) interesting characters.

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1

In all honesty, I don't know why people are complaining about the lack of action, i was really satisfied with the action in it and it is my favourite of the 3 because it is the most mature and the stakes are the highest they've ever been in the franchise as the director (Lawrence) is able to sustain tension and intrigue throughout. And the tension coupled with the impeccable acting all around, especially Josh Hutcherson who was terrifying, all add up to the most interesting Hunger Games so far.

Nightcrawler (2014)

From Jake Gyllenhaal's insane and creepy yet gripping performance to the restless suspense obtained by the director Dan Gilroy, it has proved to be a big surprise and extremely disturbing, unsettling and realistic view on how far the media goes for shock value and ratings, effortlessly shown through Rene Russo's character, who also gives a fantastic performance as a desperate news director. Nightcrawler is easily one of my favourite films of the year so far!

The Amazing Spider-Man 2

Entertaining and well-acted, but The Amazing Spider-Man 2 proves that too many unnecessary characters and plot conveniences are extremely distracting and can subtract from a movie's full potential.

Dante's Peak
Dante's Peak (1997)

Dante's Peak tries so hard to build tension and suspense throughout that it ends up with underdeveloped characters and bland, laughable dialogue.

The Boxtrolls
The Boxtrolls (2014)

The visuals are as beautiful as they always are over in Laika, and the voice cast does a good job as well, but the predictable script and boring plot fail to justify all that impressive effort.

The Inbetweeners Movie 2

While the plot is similar to the first film, The Inbetweeners 2 manages to be funnier and more entertaining than its predecessor due to a more interesting location and all-around better dialogue stocked with loads of hilarious gross-out gags.

Sin City
Sin City (2005)

While not at all how I expected it to be, Sin City still stunned me with its visual brilliance, an interesting story structure and creepy and atmospheric performances from its stellar cast.

Guardians of the Galaxy

Visually stunning, emotionally moving and comediacally brilliant, Guardians of the Galaxy is the most original and quirky Marvel film yet benefitting from a a superb cast and a self-aware script that has heart as well as a lot of great and clever comedy! One of the best Marvel films yet and it is my favourite one so far!

Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes

With stunning motion capture effects, a great performance from Andy Serkis, and a strong supporting cast, Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes expands and improves upon its predecessor while opening the door for an exciting conclusion.

The Fault In Our Stars

While it is sad and its two leads have perfect chemistry, TFIOS's core relationship comes off as fake and the overall feeling I got from the film was that it was pretentious.

Oculus (2014)

While it takes a large portion of the film to get to the scares, Oculus is still a deft and thought-provoking horror that is worth a watch if you're a fan of the genre.

American Hustle

American Hustle, made by one of my favourite directors, is a deftly crafted and cleverly scripted film about ABSCAM in the 70's.
Now let's start with the cast of American Hustle, Christian Bale was almost unrecognisable as Iriving Rosenfield, an irresistibly likable conman, and I see an Oscar nomination coming his way. Amy Adams was amazing and (I haven't seen The Fighter or Her yet) this was the most impressive performance that she has done, she played Sydney Prosser/Edith Greensley, Irving's partner in crime and a woman who is always afraid to be herself. Bradley Cooper plays Richie DiMaso, a federal agent who tries to bust corrupt politicians and congress men and to do that he teams up with Sydney and Irving, and falls for Sydney. Jeremy Renner plays Mayor Polito, one of the politicians that Richie tries to bust but Irving befriends him. Jennifer Lawrence plays Irving's reckless and unstable wife Rosalyn, and there has been a lot of Oscar buzz around and she really was great in her role. And Louis C.K was great in his role as Richie's boss in the bureau.
David O. Russell said himself that he cares about characters more than plot. The plot in American Hustle isn't mind-bending, but with the story he has, he does a brilliant job. His directing was great! It was vibrant and irrepressible and this is what I think this film benefited most, and if anyone different directed it, it wouldn't be the same. I'm completely sure he has an Oscar nomination in the bag.
Overall, American Hustle is a vibrant, fun and impeccably cast story about con-men/women in the 70's and love and loss, and largely benefits from David O. Russell's impressive direction and is a brilliant character study!

The Croods
The Croods (2013)

The Croods is a charming animation with a talented voice cast, but in the end it felt a little sloppy, mostly run-of-the-mill, very predictable, as if I knew how it would end after like a half hour of the movie, and the second act was very repetitive

Stand by Me
Stand by Me (1986)

The beautiful cinematography and sheer realism of Stand By Me are just parts of what makes it a classic, but it's the sensitive direction and the fantastic performances from its young cast that makes it stand in the test of time!

Pompeii (2014)

While the first 2 acts of this film are boring and you don't become invested in the characters at all, the 3rd act is very enjoyable and, although it may last too long, it partially saves the film from being the total bore it was close to becoming.

The Conjuring
The Conjuring (2013)

Suspenseful and terrifyingly old-school, The Conjuring uses old horror movie clichés and makes them scary again with tension-filled shots and some greatly terryifying demons!

Maleficent (2014)

While it suffers from a very uneven tone, Maleficent still pleases audiences with stunning visuals and a performance from Angelina Jolie which is potentially Oscar-worthy.

X-Men: Days of Future Past

Fantastically plotted and stocked with all-new (and old) mutants! X-Men: Days of Future Past is an elegant and amazing superhero film and is the best X-Men film so far!

Godzilla (2014)

Although Bryan Cranston was severely underused, Godzilla still managed to remain an enjoyable and scary blockbuster throughout with realistic CGI, a satisfying cast and Elizabeth Olsen giving a great performance as the headstrong Elle Brody.

Neighbors (2014)

Hilarious and raunchy, but actually has some sweet moments, Neighbours succeedes based on the chemistry between Seth, Rose and Zac, its uproariously funny scirpt and some shocking, great jokes!

Blue Jasmine
Blue Jasmine (2013)

Anchored by a stunning and glorious performance from Cate Blanchett, Blue Jasmine has all the perfect elements for a hard-hitting drama, sensitive direction and is one of the best scripted films I've seen in recent times.

Never Back Down

Stocked with entertaining fight sequences and a great performance from Djimon Hounsou, Never Back Down is bound to be brilliant. But unfortunately its cliched script and cookie-cutter characters are a distraction from all the positives that can be found in this fight movie.

Captain America: The Winter Soldier

Captain America: The Winter Soldier is a thrilling, taut political superhero action film that excels in every level it strives to reach. The best Phase 2 film and possibly one of the best Marvel films'(Fox, Sony and Disney included!!!)

I Am Legend
I Am Legend (2007)

I Am Legend relies mostly on the star-power of Will Smith, who is reliably great on the role of Robert Neville, but it suffers from questionable special effects and uneven tone which made me have a hard time being fully engaged in the movie.

Mean Girls
Mean Girls (2004)

Mean girls reflects the problems in the girl world in high school very well. It does that with a clever script, funny dialogue and great performances from its all-star cast and is a classic chick flick that will not be easily forgotten like Just My Luck that was Lindsay Lohan's worst possible movie in her career.

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

Although the Desolation Of Smaug's pace lagged in the first act and the love triangle story arc felt forced and gratuitous, it is nonetheless gorgeously shot, brilliantly scripted and greatly acted.

Red Riding Hood

Red Riding Hood is hampered by a clichéd script and the directing isn't all that great, but it largely benefits from Amanda Seyfried's magnetic performance and Gary Oldman also did a very good job ink his role but the rest of the supporting cast was ultimately bland and forgettable.

The LEGO Movie

Filled with very talented voice actors, boasting brilliant, beautiful and impressive animation and jokes that come out of a machine gun! The Lego Movie is one of the BEST animations I have ever seen and is one if the biggest (and extremely well-made) surprises I have ever experienced! EVERYTHING IS AWESOME!!!!!

Frozen (2013)

One of the best Disney films I've seen in a while, Frozen is a beautifully animated, brilliantly voice-acted and hilariously heartwarming cartoon stocked with great and creative characters. Olaf and Sven's relationship is obviously the comic relief but it is Elsa and Anna's love for each other that is the thing that makes this movie a lot better than it would've been if this hadn't have been don't right. Frozen will surely become a classic that will last through the ages as other Disney films like The Lion King has and this definitely reaches the heights of films such as The Lion King!

Carrie (2013)

I originally really enjoyed this movie when I saw it, but after I thought about I couldn't just help but think, "Why?" It was shot-for-shot remake of the original. The acting was really good I thought and Julianne Moore was impeccably cast as Mrs. White and Chloe Moretz tried her best, but the script was limp in parts and the only difference from the original was youtube and a few smartphones.
Carrie's special effects looked a little underdeveloped in scenes, but it was as if they couldn't afford it because their budget was to small or something.
The acting in Carrie was good, as I stated before, and Julianne Moore was perfect, but the supporting cast were really truly embarrassing (apart from Judy Greer, she really tried) . Portia Doubleday was awful in this, she tried to be a mean, cruel bitch, but it came of as unbelievable and at times laughable. As for the rest of the supporting cast, the guy who played John Travolta's character was ultimately forgettable, the girl who played Sue Snell was just there as if she had no screen presence and the guy who played Tommy Ross was like someone who came off of the set of Good Luck Charlie.
Some of the scenes in the movie were tense like when Carrie's mother stabbed her (spoiler, but who cares) or when the Carrie was in her closet. The prom scene felt really underwhelming as well, as if the script tried to build up to something really terrifying, but the execution of it was handled awfully.
So in the end up, some of the actors in Carrie tried really hard, but the script was flimsy and weak, the effects were underdeveloped, the supporting cast was forgettable and only some of the scenes really delivered. And the prom scene was lukewarm.

Cedar Rapids
Cedar Rapids (2011)

Cedar Rapids was one of those films where you didn't know what to expect but when you began watching it you knew exactly what to expect, this is due to a clichéd main character, an occasionally charming but limp script and a weak story that doesn't allow the actors or directors to build upon.

Taken 2
Taken 2 (2012)

Taken 2 is a disappointing case not of More of The Same, but Less of The Same. It's not fast enough (even at a lean 90 minutes). It's not brutal enough. And it sure as hell isn't outrageous enough. Acting's awful, script has giant holes and the story is just plain dumb. Plus Liam Neeson looked extremely bored. Extremely disappointed, awful,awful movie. And why is Maggie Grace even an actress???

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

Darker, bigger and with a far better cast this time around, The Hunger Games Catching Fire is a riveting, thrilling and emotionally resonant sequel (and it's far better than the first movie as well thanks to the new director!)

Gravity (2013)

100%(deserves more!!!)
Gravity is one of those films that is just perfect. Everything about it just makes your jaw-drop and go WOW. First off, just let me touch on the special effects, they are just so flawless, Cuarón leaves nothing out and even the smallest speck of dust in shown, and the 3D really gives you the full experience of how seamless this masterpiece of a film it is. It gave me a claustrophobic feeling that I have never experienced in a film before.
Second, the direction is marvellous and it is so technically developed to the point where it feels and looks like Bullock and Clooney are really up in space, and how Sandra Bullock survived filming this, I don't know.
Finally, the acting was brilliant it was a small cast, but they couldn't have chosen anyone else to play the parts. Sandra Bullock deserves an Oscar nomination for her role, she really was outstanding!
Gravity is as viscerally thrilling and as intense as you've heard, you need to see this!

Thor: The Dark World

Thor: The Dark World is an action-packed, entertaining and visually stunning sequel about the famous Norse God, filled with heart, emotion,some really funny lines from Loki and great performances from its cast, this Thor outing gives us more than the first one and is better than the first as well. (Stay for TWO after credits scenes).

Disney's A Christmas Carol

While it focuses on special effects more than character development, Disney's A Christmas Carol is undeniably beautiful and Jim Carrey is is uncannily perfect as Scrooge.

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

Visually jaw-dropping, gorgeously filmed and obviously brilliant acting from its cast, The Hobbit:An Unexpected Journey is a visually splendid fantasy with a spectrum of colours and and abundance of smart and brilliant writing, even if it's a tad overlong.

The Longest Yard

Predictable yet hilarious, The Longest Yards' story is familiar but the performances are comedic and the script is written with an equal balance of comedy and heart.

Goodnight Mr.Tom

Goodnight, Mister Tom is an emotionally satisfying and a realistic take on WW2 evacuees. John Thaw is perfect as Tom and Nick Robinson delivers a great performance, but the supporting cast is quite weak and Annabelle Apison's portrayal as Mrs.Beech left me feeling lukewarm and uncomfortable. Goodnight, Mister Tom is an emotionally gripping story with a stellar script and strong lead performances, but could've benefitted from a stronger supporting cast.

The Family
The Family (2013)

The Family suffers from jarring tonal shifts,sloppy pace and a clichéd story and script, but is a lot fun and very entertaining with good performances and enough chemistry between the four leads to more or less distract audiences from its flaws.

Paranormal Activity

Paranormal Activity has a creepy atmosphere, but ultimately fails on scares. When I first sat down to watch this, I expected it to be unreal scary. But I was disappointed to find out that the scares were kept to a minimum and probably the scariest bit was Katie coming up to the camera at the very end. And that was the best scare, at the very end of the movie.

The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2

This edition to the Twilight saga is the most entertaining and the one of the best of the series, but is also one of the most anti-climatic.

Pacific Rim
Pacific Rim (2013)

Although it couldve benefitted more from a better male lead, Pacific Rim is an excellent creature feature with fantastic monsters and the most fun I've had in the cinema for a while!

A Haunted House

A Haunted House tries its hardest to relive Marlon Wayans 'Scary Movie' glory days, but fails to generate enough laughs by using racial stereotypes, multiple tired dirty jokes and juvenile humour as the storyline.

Machete (2010)

Machete is sloppy, tasteless, over the top and excessively violent, and these are the reasons why its an extremely enjoyable grindhouse movie!

Kick-Ass 2
Kick-Ass 2 (2013)

Promising performances, a funny, sarcastic script and overall a great effort, Kick Ass 2 lives up to its predecessor and gives us the sequel we wanted

Sucker Punch
Sucker Punch (2011)

Although it may be disjointed in some parts and that may discourage some viewers, Sucker Punch is nonetheless stylistically daring and satisfyingly violent.

Ali G Indahouse

A derivative, uneven and lazy spoof comedy that tries hard too hard and eventually starts repeating its jokes the whole way through. And none of the performances are that good, even though Charles Dance and Michael Gambon are in it.

Kick-Ass (2010)

Bloody, daring and just plain awesome! Kick-Ass is one of the best comic adaptions to ever be made, it has a great cast, great script and a brilliant atmosphere!

The Wolverine
The Wolverine (2013)

The wolverine is filled with exhilerating action sequences, great acting (except from the atrocious Svetlana Khodchenkova) a a clever script that manages to keep you interested with twists and turns!

Paranormal Activity 4

Okay, it's not scary, first off. And second I got extremely bored in the middle because nothing was happening. Fine, the first 10 minutes were good but then it dragged itself on too long and became predictable and pathetic. It had no shock factor at all. Oh, I almost forgot this, half of the trailer isn't even in the film! I was so disappointed and fans will also be very let down by the lack of scare and most of all story.

The Woman in Black

Relentlessly scary and filled with chills and jumps, The Woman In Black's atmosphere, script and cinematography is what makes it terrifying, and also proves that Daniel Radcliffe is prepared to step aside from Harry Potter.

The Heat
The Heat (2013)

The Heat follows a formula, but Melissa McCarthy's brilliant, hilarious performance, Sandra Bullock's funny, capable performance and a witty script distracts audiences from its buddy cop clichés.

This Is the End

This Is The End's hilarious, energetic performances, raunchy script and brilliant exorcism scene (I'll not say who though) provides audiences with a gut-busting mid-summelir comedy.

Monsters University

Monsters University is a funny, heartwarming, albeit predictable, prequel to the Pixar classic Monsters Inc., with a great voice-over cast and a sweet, clever script.

Oz the Great and Powerful

Dazzling, wonderfully scripted and briskly paced, Oz the Great and Powerful is an automatic classic because of the performances from its solid cast, beautifully written script and vibrant effects.

The Dark Knight

The Dark Knight's complex storytelling, dark tone, one of the best and most unforgettable villains in film history, how it impressively balances drama, action and thriller makes it the BEST superhero film of all time.

Transformers (2007)

Transformers may not deliver as much on a character development or storytelling level, but the action and special effects in this blockbuster are all but impossible to ignore and are (mostly) a distraction from its other flaws.

Tropic Thunder

Featuring plenty of biting satire, unforgettable quotes and lines and one of the best and most comedic performances by Robert Downey Jr, Tropic Thunder is a brilliant summer/autumn comedy!

The Dictator
The Dictator (2012)

Although its uneven, and some jokes miss the mark, The Dictator is still a lively and entertaining entry in the poli-slapstick genre, featuring very comedic performances from its two leads.

Evil Dead 2: Dead by Dawn

Evil Dead 2 may not be as superior as its predecessor, but greatly benefits from the presence of Bruce Campbell, increased special effects and better slapstick-gore. GROOVY.

The Ringer
The Ringer (2005)

It has its moments, but The Ringer is too unabashedly profane, too predictable and filled with too many tasteless and mediocre gags to win the gold.

World War Z
World War Z (2013)

World War Z is predictable, uneven and light on character development, but features, and benefits from, a tense performance by Brad Pitt.

Carrie (1976)

Carrie is a great adaption of the Stephen King novel, providing audiences with a gripping performance from Sissy Spacek, a terrifying look at teen angst and cruelty in high schools and a memorable and horrific prom scene

Red Dawn
Red Dawn (2012)

Red Dawn is a clichéd, awfully acted and terribly scripted action movie with no character development at all and is also mind-numbingly illogical.

Man of Steel
Man of Steel (2013)

Man Of Steel provides exhilarating action sequences, brilliant CGI and a dark, brooding performance from Henry Cavill for DC fans and viewers that are maybe unfamiliar with Superman.

Spring Breakers

SPRING BREAKERS is colourful and beautifully filmed, but it is also boring, has an extremely repetitive script and one of Vanessa Hudgens' worst performances. Really disappointed with this one.

Holes (2003)

Although it features a well-rounded cast, Holes suffers from a poorly written and cheesy script and it plays it too safe to make it stand out from other kid adventure films.

The Purge
The Purge (2013)

The Purge aims to be an atmospheric thriller, but gets lost when it begins to tread over bland horror clichés that result in a bundle of meaningless deaths.

Evil Dead
Evil Dead (2013)

A remake that stays true to the original, Evil Dead may not be particularly scary but it is gleefully violent and relentlessly gory and it even has some funny lines as well.

Insidious (2011)

Insidious benefit from the first and second act because of the scares and the amount of intensity, but the third act is a big let down that leads to a bad ending.

Iron Man 3
Iron Man 3 (2013)

Iron Man 3 is witty, action packed and well acted. My problem: The twist. I thought they were trying to hard to be funny and the first half and the second half of the film didn't go together which made it feel like two different films and it actually made it uncomfortable to watch.

Silver Linings Playbook

Silver Linings Playbook is a heartwarming story about mental illness that benefits from David O. Russell's sensitive direction, Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper's excellent performances and a great supporting cast.

Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters

Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters is very bloody, quite humorous and pretty damn cool overall, although it wasn't the film I hoped it would be, but I just think my expectations for it were too high.

The Evil Dead
The Evil Dead (1981)

The Evil Dead is one of the best --If not the best-- horror B-movies of all time. It has great gore, black humour and very cool effects all mixed together to make a cult classic. And also for the time it was made, it has prime filmmaking.

Star Trek Into Darkness

Filled with impressive special effects, brilliant acting and a strong story. Star Trek Into Darkness is one of the best blockbuster's so far this year.

Psycho (1960)

Psycho contains suspense, mystery and Norman Bates, played by Anthony Perkins, who is one of the scariest characters I ever came across this is why this film is an immortal masterpiece.

Dial M for Murder

Dial M For Murder is a gripping, suspenseful and cleverly scripted thriller that has you thinking and on the edge of your seat from start to finish.

Identity Thief

Identity Thief is consistently hilarious because of the great comedic performances from Bateman and McCarthy, especially, an outrageously humorous script and a genuinely funny plot!

21 And Over
21 And Over (2013)

Coming from the writers of The Hangover, it is obviously similar, but 21 & Over is still a raunchy and hilarious movie with a consistently funny script and actors that provide a lot of personality for their characters.

The Passion of the Christ

Though the script isn't as detailed as the torture of Jesus and the run time is too long, The Passion of Christ undoubtedly stays loyal to, well, the Bible.

Scary Movie 5
Scary Movie 5 (2013)

SCARY MOVIE 5 has the usual gross-out gags and pop culture jokes but they're very juvenile compared to the previous SCARY MOVIE entries.

First, I thought it was decent and it had some funny gags, but most of the films jokes were hit and miss for me. The script sounds like it was written by a 13 year old boy in 10 minutes.

Second, the acting was really bad in this one, and I know the previous Scary Movies had bad acting, but this, this was dreadful. I was let down because it had about a second of Snoop Dogg (Lion) and Charlie Sheen, who I was looking forward to.

And last of all, they barely spoofed half of the films they said they would. For example: Evil Dead, only at the start and about 5 minutes in the middle. Inception only for 5 minutes and it was complete and utter crap. They really only spoofed Mama and they could have spoofed a more interesting film (nothing against Mama, I'm just saying it was crap the way the spoofed it.)

So overall, I thought it was okay but the weakest entry in the franchise. Some of the gags were funny but most were hit an miss and acting is very bad, but I'm not sure if they were trying or were told to act awful.

The Final Destination

Being the most predictable and,in some cases, boring, FD4 is the most disappointing entry in the franchise because of its average acting, lazy script and enjoyable but bland special effects.

Scream 4
Scream 4 (2011)

Scream 4 is filled with brilliant kills, funny dialogue and great suspense which makes this possibly the best and most fun entry in the franchise!

Grown Ups
Grown Ups (2010)

Though it suffers from a scatter-shot script and little character development, Grown Ups has quotable, humorous lines, funny moments and a good "All-Star" cast.

Pitch Perfect
Pitch Perfect (2012)

Pitch Perfect is one of the best-if not the best- comedies of 2012. Pitch Perfect benefits from fantastic performances from its strong cast, especially Rebel Wilson who did an excellent comedic performance as Fat Amy, toe-tapping mash-up and musical numbers, great direction and and excellent script.

Alice in Wonderland

This Tim Burton re-imagining of the classic Lewis Carroll book is a vibrant, visual treat with interesting characters, a lovely setting and a perfect Mad Hatter!

Johnny English Reborn

An incompetent mess that can get only two laughs inside 104 minutes!

Barnyard (2006)

I seen it once and never wanted to see it again. The humour they use is unprofessional and cheesy, the animation is underdeveloped and the voices of the actors don't suit the animated look of the characters

American Reunion

A funny movie. But doesn't seem to add any more crudeness or originality to the franchise. But I still enjoyed it.

The Dark Knight Rises

TDKR is a superb conclusion to the groundbreaking franchise by Christopher Nolan. It's detail, it's cast and its script is what has kept the franchise strong all the way through! This is a thoroughly entertaining finish to the outstanding franchise, and I also have a lot of respect for Christopher Nolan because of the fleshed out characters because I really feel as if I got to know more about them and each of their histories and also the way he sums everything up so that it all connects with the first film!

Rise of the Guardians

Beautifully told, wonderfully scripted and briskly paced. Rise of the Guardians is a heartwarming Christmas treat that both adults and kids will enjoy!

Battleship (2012)

Battleship is not only unbearably noisy, but it's also an extremely bland, over-long development of the classic board game. And they even give Liam Neeson the clichéd character of an over-protective daddy that is the boss of his daughters boyfriend, who he doesn't approve of!

Shark Night 3D

Shark Night has moments of entertainment (which is not a lot), but it's also hampered by unrealistic CGI sharks, a flimsy script, wooden acting and a mediocre story.

RV (2006)

It has its moments, but RV suffers from a silly, mediocre script and the extremely awkward chemistry between the cast.

Zoolander (2001)

Zoolander serves up a lot goofy laughs thanks to Ben Stiller's brilliant, energetic performance, a hilarious script and zany direction!

The Nutty Professor

Even though Eddie Murphy gives a decent comedic performance, The Nutty Professor uses tired gags and vulgar fart jokes to try and get its laughs, but unfortunately those things add up to film that runs out of ideas inside 45 minutes and from then on becomes repetitive.

Clueless (1995)

A modern interpretation on the classic Jane Austin novel 'Emma', Clueless is bolstered by a perfect Alicia Silverstone performance, a clever script and powerful direction!

Scream (1996)

Scream's suspense, clever kills, meta-humour and great cast is what makes this horror spoof a classic.

Superbad (2007)

Superbad is a comedy that starts off very well, it has outrageous dialogue and great acting, but I feel it could've been cut 30 minutes or so because it got a bit boring and it wasn't as funny.

Hannah Montana: The Movie

It has its moments, and fans of the show definitely won't complain, but Hannah Montana uses the unfunny Disney show clichés, which ultimately make it feel like a 90 minute long Disney episode.

Toy Story 3
Toy Story 3 (2010)

This conclusion is a wonderfully animated, brilliantly scripted and in a way, very sad ending to the franchise. It provides fans with a great storyline, lovely new characters and an excellent finish to a franchise that they will always remember!

Shrek the Third

No where near as good as the first two, but Shrek The Third has a good enough voice cast and some hilarious dialogue!

The Wizard of Oz

Benefitting from fabulous visuals, beautiful storytelling and brilliant performances. The Wizard Of Oz is a classic that will be enjoyed by all ages!

Juno (2007)

Juno is a rare, indie comedy that has a smart script, assured direction and an extremely talented cast! And the thing that best worked was the cute and comfortable chemistry between Ellen Page and Michael Cera, they were a perfect choice for the young couple, Juno and Paulie!

Scary Movie 2
Scary Movie 2 (2001)

Using gross-out gags, funny dialogue and cringe-worthy scenes, Scary Movie 2 is the film to watch for a fun night in with your friends!

Wreck-it Ralph

Joyful, entertaining and beautifully animated, Wreck it Ralph provides children with a cheerful and colourful experience, but it'll provide a comfortable, retro nostalgic fare for the adults.

Avatar (2009)

It's story might not be as developed as the visual effects, but Avatar is still a dramatic and beautiful action fantasy!

Black Swan
Black Swan (2010)

Mysterious, suspenseful and completely gripping. Black Swan is bold and wildly melodramatic thanks to excellent direction and a thrilling performance from Natalie Portman!

Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked

This movie is the laziest, most boring and most annoying film I've ever seen. The story is pointless, the script is lazy and unfunny and I have no idea why they made a third one whenever its predecessors' aren't even good? It's a dull, boring, flatly scripted, awfully directed film. Only for the very, very, very, very, very young hearted.

The Hunger Games

Thrilling, outsanding and superbly acted, The Hunger Games captures the dramatic violence, raw emotion, and ambitious scope of its source novel. The acting is brilliant. I was completely blown away!

ParaNorman (2012)

Paranorman is a fun, thrill ride filled with lots of beautiful animation, funny lines and greatly formed characters and plot. While providing great humour for kids, it'll provide a thoughtful fare for the adults. A must-see and highly recommended.

Frankenweenie (2012)

Starting off with beautiful animation, with a dollop of a great storyline and topped of with unreal creativity and originality. Frankenweenie is the perfect oddball story filled with lots and lots of heart and emotion.

Hotel Transylvania

Heavily reliant on potty humour and stupid gags, Hotel Transylvania will please younger viewers and kid movie lovers but for the normal audience it's a very very bad movie. Only recommended for ages 9 and below.

Dr. No
Dr. No (1962)

An excellent way to kick start the Bond franchise. Outstanding!

Hotel Transylvania 2

Just as bad as the first!

Fun Size
Fun Size (2012)

This movie is about a 16 year old girl named Wren (Victoria Justice) who on Halloween is invited to a halloween party by a popular guy who likes her, and she also likes him. On halloween night, her mother (Chelsea Handler) tells her she has to take care of her troublemaking little brother, Albert (Jackson Nicoll). That night, Wren and her friend April (Jane Levy) are taking Albert out trick or treating and then all of a sudden Albert disappears and is nowhere to be seen. Wren and April have to go around town looking for Albert and in a convenience store they meet two nerds, Roosevelt (Thomas Mann) and Peng (Osric Chau) who decide to help them to find Albert. Fun Size is a happy, funny and joyful tween movie. It has a funny script, good acting and it's not one of your below average, unfunny tween movies. And Victoria Justice does a great job playing Wren (main character).

Brave (2012)

Brave is a beautifully told fairytale story that has great animation, a solid script, surprising depth and emotion but most of all, its just completely original. Very good and I enjoyed it very much.

Alice in Wonderland

Quirky musical numbers, stunning visuals, vibrant colours and beautifully drawn characters. Disney's Alice in Wonderland stays true to its source with a great story and a solidly written script. One of Disney's ultimate classics!

Paranormal Activity 2

Paranormal Activity 2 had everything the first one didn't. It had great scares, a very creepy atmosphere and relentless suspense the whole way through. PA 2 is a huge improvement over the first, which I didn't enjoy very much. If your looking for probably the scariest Paranormal Activity movie, this is the one to watch!

The Polar Express

Polar express is magical adventure that will keep people of all ages entertained and also succeeds with a great voice cast, astonishing effects and beautiful imagination!

Alpha and Omega

Alpha and Omega is possibly the lowest-common-denominator kids movie I have ever seen. It has lazy dialogue, bland visuals and a completely predictable plot! This is definitely the crappiest £12 I have ever spent going to the cinema, and I don't say that very often.

The Hangover Part II

This installment of the The Hangover franchise is basically a darker, hell of a lot crappier copy of the first film which was very successful. It was disappointing sequel that didn't even acknowledge the first Hangover's cleverness, originality and humour. Overall, a poor sequel that would only have worked if it were original and creative in its own way.

Skyfall (2012)

Outstanding, to a certain extent. Skyfall's scenery and use of location is excellent, acting is great but its faults are its excessive run-time and scenes of which I thought were pointless. A good entry in the Bond series with only a few faults.

Django Unchained

Django Unchained has everything a classic Tarantino movie always has- an excessive amount of blood, a solid script, a strong cast and a brilliant story!

Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

Sweeney Todd benefits from its cartoon style blood and gore, good cast performances, a good script, solid direction and a great musical numbers.

Beasts of the Southern Wild

BOTSW is a surreal, beautiful and excellently written tale. Mixing emotion in with wit helps this superb story come to life and also having outstanding directing and acting keeps this DELIGHTFUL story entertaining the whole way through!

Beautiful Creatures

BEAUTIFUL CREATURES is a sincere and honest adaption of the brilliant YA novel. Filled with impressive performances especially from its two very charming leads, superb special effects and a fabulous script. Thoroughly enjoyed this adaption!

Ted (2012)

Ted's humour is crude and some viewers will not enjoy it because of that. But others will find this a genuinely funny film because of its heart.

Final Destination

Despite not being the most interesting entry in the franchise, Final Destination succeeds with great thrills, amazing performances and very bloody special effects.

Final Destination 2

Less suspenseful and less gory than the first entry, but FD2 has just enough gory scenes and good performances to keep audiences intrigued.

Final Destination 5

FD5 puts the franchise back into action! This entry is the most entertaining, gore-thirsty and well-acted entry, this is the one to watch if you become interested!

Friends With Benefits

FWB takes rom-coms to a whole new level, an excellent level. With a gargantuan amount of chemistry between its two leads, Kunis and Timberlake, a clever script and best of all it dodges all of the schmaltzy rom-com clichés that are extremely easy to find in rom-coms these days

Final Destination 3

A fantastic roller coaster ride that thrills, scares and entertains general audiences and major Final Destination fans. FD3 benefits from glorious deaths, brilliant actors and amazing visual effects.

The Cabin in the Woods

Being scary, funny and clever all at the same time is a very difficult thing to pull off. But CITW pulls it of using a smart script, a fast pace and a great cast.

Donnie Darko
Donnie Darko (2001)

A creative,suspenseful and gripping film about a boy who suffers from schizophrenia. Great movie!

House at the End of the Street

There is only one word that can describe this entire movie... And that word is BORING. (Although J LAW gives a great performance!)

Black Christmas

It's good, but not great. Black Christmas has good scares and gore, the acting is also good, but the effects were only average and the script is decent but weak in some parts. If the script was a bit more solid and the effects were more realistic, I would've enjoyed it more. Good movie, but not without its flaws.

Legally Blonde

A light-weight, bubbly comedy that benefits from comedic performances,a smart script and overall it's just extremely fun!

Easy A
Easy A (2010)

Using clever, witty writing, impressive performances from it's cast and great direction provided by Will Gluck makes this a smart, heart-warming and crowd-pleasing comedy!

Zombieland (2009)

Gory, hilarious and just plain wicked! Zombieland provides audiences with a genius, brain-munching Zom-Com!