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When Worlds Collide

The Earth will be destroyed in 8 months time. A group of scientists and many civilians help to create a rocket to allow humanity to continue on. Brilliantly made and such a thoughtful, intese film that really makes you think. Recommended for all.


Fantastic 50s science fiction film depicting the true, unthought-out terrors of the nuclear war.

Journey to the Far Side of the Sun

A decent premise, but it seems far too long for what it is, with not much actually happening. There's too many twists and reveals that end up confusing an audience, rather than making them beg for more.

Lennon Naked
Lennon Naked(2010)

Fantastic performances from the main cast, however, unless you're a huge Lennon fan or very interested in his life, it's not the film for you.

Capricorn One

A decent science fiction that makes you wonder what these industries get up to when things don't go their way, however it's not well executed and ends up running far too long with far too many 'coincidences'.

Another Woman

Not a film for everyone, but one that's well written and affecting, with some good performances on show.

Dead Bodies
Dead Bodies(2003)

A great little film holding some impressive acting talent. It's not something for everyone, but definitely a good watch for thriller fans, as the plot works it's way through an intriguing murder mystery. Good performances from Scott and Reilly.

Zodiac Killer

It's such a shame to see this film go in this direction. With the impressive source material and - admittedly - brilliant take on it, they could have done so much and ended up with a fantastic film. Unfortunately, the production value is low, the acting is horrific and the script tends to go off target frequently which is both distracting and difficult to watch.

Aliens in the Attic

A simple, easy to watch film with some good comedy moments that will enthral children, but nothing for the adult viewer.

Marie Antoinette

The marketing of this film made me expect something much easier and fun than what I actually viewed which is such a shame. It's very long, very slow and very taxing on the viewers attention span.

Picture This!

Obviously trying to be more like Mean Girls than anything else, this is unoriginal and boring. The acting is pretty terrible but I'd recommend to teen girls.

Nancy Drew
Nancy Drew(2007)

A great film for intelligent pre-teen girls but anyone out of that audience range won't find much to like about this. Roberts gives a good performance, but I assume the source material is much richer and enthralling.


Some interesting, Hitchcockian twists and turns but overall the acting and less than perfect action sequences make it difficult to watch.


With all the hype (and hate) around this film, it's difficult to view objectively, however I can see both why it's popular and why it's so hated. The performances are iffy, with some really awful and awkward to watch scenes, but at the same time there's teenage love and friendship that tries to hold it all together. The peril is very real which is a boost, but overall I'd say give it a miss unless vampires are your kind of thing.

Jennifer's Body

Some good dialogue moments, but overall nothing to shout home about.


One of the best Bond films ever made, it has a well formed cast all working at their best that only adds elegance to the action filled but intelligent script. Very believable and relevant to today's society, Silva is the perfect villain with an encompassing performance by Bardem - he's scary yet 'normal'. Great 'returning' cast additions with Fiennes and Whishaw and a heartbreaking end, no matter how much of a fan you are.


Very well written film full of twists and bleak events that strangely force you to look at your own life and situations in a new and enlightening way. Boasting a fantastic cast, it's impossible not to get involved in this believable and realistic film. The only problem maybe it that it's a bit too realistic, containing several slow and boring parts.

World's Greatest Dad

When I started watching this, I didn't expect to find myself involved in Lance's life. In fact, I really didn't except much, but what I found was a hugely involving and moving film about a man surviving on the edge of desperation. Very sad and moving, but also liberating and freeing. Brilliant performance from Williams. Recommend to everyone.

Play It Again, Sam

A brilliant character study with annoying but loveable characters. At times slow, but overall very sweet, humble and affecting.

North by Northwest

Certainly an intriguing and well made film that I'd recommend to anyone, despite not being as good as Hitchcock's other films and slightly too long.


A film that is very much of it's time, but somehow manages to stay current and important with each generation. It's well made, believable and affecting; choosing not to blame Communism (as a lot of western films of the 50s did), or the supposed democracy of the west, which is very refreshing. Something I'd recommend everyone to watch.

Bring It On: Fight to the Finish

Truly horrendous. The cheering is reduced to street dancing with little to no emphasis on the actual gymnastics side of things. The characters are awful and unsympathetic, which makes it boring and unrelatable.

Bring It On: In It to Win It

The series shouldn't have continued after the last one, but alas, here it is. Give it a miss and watch the original instead.

Bring It On: All or Nothing

Some funny moments, but nothing we haven't seen before.

Bring It On Again

A decent sequel that doesn't straight out copy its predecessor. The cheers aren't as good and the characters aren't as likable or interesting, but it holds its own.

Disaster Movie

Some slightly funny moments, but mostly because it's so stupid but they think it's brilliant. It's better to laugh at how rubbish it is than complain.

Elevated By Love

Great acting and a well written script that constantly keeps the tension up. I would have liked a definitive answer though!

Mean Girls 2
Mean Girls 2(2011)

I'm questing why I even bothered watching in the first place. It's low level, unoriginal, stupid 'entertainment' which doesn't come close to the original. The 'jokes' are heavily scripted and aren't performed well at all, making it tedious to watch. Stay away.


An ok horror thriller with some cool Arctic shots but nothing new and very predictable.

Saturday Night And Sunday Morning

Definitely a film of it's time, rather than something that's good for today's audience.


Nothing original and not many scares. Cool to watch around Halloween, but not something I'd recommend considering the acting is pretty shoddy and the narrative is predictable and testing.


An interesting look into mental health that twists and turns around the main question of 'who is who' and 'what makes me'. Brilliant performances from both stars.

Yes Man
Yes Man(2008)

An easy and fun watch that isn't stupid which is great considering Carrey's lead role. Both Carrey and Deschanel give great performances and it has some cool funny moments that make you feel great come the end.

The Constant Gardener

By the end of this film I was really pulling my hair out. I just found it so boring and monotonous despite the best efforts of Fiennes and Weisz. It's a heart breaking story of grief and loss, but the running time dispels any tension and makes me want to switch off. Beautiful cinematography, however.

Cocoon: The Return

This movie doesn't really have much purpose, especially considering the amazing ending to the first film, but it's a ok watch which is boosted by the performances from the original cast. They give it something of a heart and warmth, but overall it's not something that everyone should see.


I'm really surprised this isn't as well known as other, similar films like Close Encounters, as this is a cutesy and heart warming story of not only growing up, but growing old. A great cast that carries the piece very well and makes you want to run up and hug them. To top it off, it has an amazing and satisfying end.

Halloween II
Halloween II(1981)

Contrary to the critics, I actually quite liked this. No it wasn't as good or well done as the first, however it could have been a lot worse. There was still tension and unpredictability, which is good enough for a sequel.

Moonrise Kingdom

Such a lovely, affecting film that allows you to reminisce about your own childhood adventures. Extremely well acted with great dialogue, this is something you can watch again and again and find something new each time. Highly recommended.

Good Will Hunting

An inspirational tale which has a nice fuzzy affect on those who believe they can do something great, however I really don't think it's that accessible. Will knows he has a talent whereas many people on this earth don't realise it, so it takes away part of the inspiration. It would be better if he didn't know how great he was, and his talent grew over the course of the film. A feel good watch, nonetheless.

Open Water 2: Adrift

Much better than the first one, this has characters you can relate to and drama you can understand. Sure, they didn't come up with some great ideas for trying to get back onto the boat, but you never know how you'll act in their position. The ending was annoying, but I can look past that.

The Cabin in the Woods

A brilliantly thought out comedy/thriller/horror that is not only unique and great to watch, but it really captures the audience and makes you think. Great performances from all involved, it takes you on a twisty turny roller-coaster ride of emotions.


Far too long and twisted for my liking. Will need to watch again before I had a definitive review.

Charlie Bartlett

A fun but rather annoying film that doesn't really give much to the audience. More aimed at teenage girls, I'd recommend it simply down to Yelchin and Downey Jr's performances.


An incredibly well made and and suspenseful film which keeps you on the edge all the way through. Highly recommended.

This Means War

A fun and cheeky film with some good comedy, but the end is a total sell out. I won't recommend it, purely because the end is so terrible. Neither male characters are desirable by the end which makes me feel this film is pointless.

The Bank Job
The Bank Job(2008)

Recommended for the fan of bank heists, it has a decent plot that keeps you following however the biggest point is that it's a true story.

Young Adult
Young Adult(2011)

A very depressing and horrible film, which has some how drawn me and involved me into it's world. Mavis is such a horrible, uncaring and unchanging character, but something makes me love her and hope that she'll sort herself out one day.

Little Miss Sunshine

A hugely enjoyable yet haunting film, which leaves you with a great feeling and an urge to better yourself somehow. The characters are perfectly formed and lovable and you go on the journey with them. You cheer and shout for Olive and hope she wins, but even when she doesn't, you know these people are better off for it.


A well written, day in the life of, which is different to other drug films. It involves you from the start and there's a lot of guessing going on right until the end. Highly recommended to fans of British film.

The Covenant
The Covenant(2006)

More aimed at younger teens as it's trying to get in on the Twilight supernatural scene.

A Serious Man

An 'intelligent' film which says more in silence than what it does in words. I tried really hard to care about these characters but I just found them boring and annoying.


Not as good as the hype suggests, but still something that can be put on in the background for a brief sing and dance-a-long. Probably better in theatre.

The Karate Kid

A well done remake that definitely makes me want to learn Karate. Or whatever martial arts he actually learns. Some awesome visuals of China too.

You Don't Mess With the Zohan

Only recommended for Sandler fans.

Stranger Than Fiction

Highly recommended to all.


I think I watched a different movie to the critics... Awful film with a terrible and childish script with characters I couldn't care less about. Not to mention the amateur and student look. Don't bother.

17 Again
17 Again(2009)

An easy, decent film that is aimed at young girls.


A good film with some good scares but not something I'd suggest to hard core horror fans.


Visually beautiful and well acted, this is an interesting futuristic look at drugs which hasn't been seen for a while. If only a mind drug like that existed without the side affects!

Get the Gringo

An interesting premise but it doesn't really pay off at all.

Grown Ups
Grown Ups(2010)

A stupid and simple film which makes me laugh more at the actors for thinking they're so cool and hilarious rather than laugh at their jokes. Only watch if you want dumb humour.

That's My Boy

An ok but childish comedy which suits well for a couple of hours of easy fun.

The Dark Knight Rises

Not a perfect film, however a good conclusion that says a sad farewell to Bale's Batman. Bane is a great character (with a great performance) but I wish we had seen more of him and learned more of him, and I also enjoyed the cool CGI and use of IMAX, but I did expect more.

Real Steel
Real Steel(2011)

A different and fun look on the action genre which is both involving and cheerful.


I completely understand what this film is trying to be (and arguably, does a really great job of it) but it's really not my type of film. I found it slow and gratuitous with far too much reading between the lines which could lead the spectator to various, drastically different interpretations. Overall, solid script, solid acting and a solid film.

Dream House
Dream House(2011)

It tries far too hard to be something it never could be. There are some good thriller moments but you never really get the pay off. It's too obvious what's going to happen.

The Imposter
The Imposter(2012)

Fantastic documentary which plays more like a comedy thriller where nothing is lost despite the fact that we already know who the imposter actually is. It's hard to believe it's a true story but it's thoroughly compelling and a must watch for everyone.

The Three Musketeers

A terrible excuse for a film. Jumped up on CGI and bad acting, I wonder how this movie ever got made.

The Thing
The Thing(2011)

See the original.

The Amazing Spider-Man

Whilst I was in complete objection of rebooting a franchise that only started 10 years before, it is a great enjoyable film in which Garfield and Stone's intense chemistry involve you in this world. I'm not entirely happy with The Lizard and the fact that Parker uses Bing but it's a good start and I hope Webb will have more freedom now that the origin story is out of the way.

X-Men: First Class

A fantastic and well thought out reboot that is not only intelligent and enjoyable but thoroughly entertaining film. The casting is perfect, as is the acting and I can't wait for the next instalment.

The Man Who Knew Too Little

A decent semi-comedy that twists and turns until an ok but not terrific ending.

Horrible Bosses

A really enjoyable story about what most people have thought about at some point in their lives. Great characters, great actors and a fantastic plot. Highly recommended.

Man on a Ledge

An interesting thriller that really kept me involved and wanted to know what's going to happen next. Whilst it's not perfect and there were many times I could guess what was going to happen but I really enjoyed the premise.

The Expendables

Easy dumbed down action with some great set pieces but it never really impacts the audience.

The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

A fun and thoughtful piece that, whilst aimed at the older generations, is a great watch for any adult. The location is beautiful and really adds to the characters. Great performances by the main cast.


Quite a disappointment for me, one of Hitchcock's worst films. I just felt it bumbled along and I didn't really get the suspicion. It didn't rub off on me enough so I didn't really care what happened.

Shadow of the Vampire

Not quite sure what to think of this one. At some parts it's extremely interesting but at other times I feel I'm watching a film written by a 5 year old, especially towards the end. I don't really know what it's trying to say. A good cast and an intriguing look into old time filmmaking with Malkovich's performance unusual as per usual but the real stand out of the film is most certainly Dafoe. I didn't even recognize him at first but his performance really is spectacular and the film is worth watching for that alone. I'm not sure what it is about this film but it was strangely good.

Schindler's List

Wow. Spielberg has really hit the nail on the head with this one. It's beautifully shot, acted and scored with a perfect and almost haunting cast. Neeson, Kingsley and Fiennes are amazing and it's very emotional watching them on screen. They know how to work subtly and the result is so beautiful but extremely tragic at the same time. It is quite a bit too long for my liking, but I really can't think of anything that should be taken out. It's a history and humanity lesson at the same time, and the shocking concentration camp images will be enough to make you so thankful for the life we live.
Everyone must see this.


Whilst it's a bit too long for my liking, it's a great piece of cinema. I knew nothing about the real life event but now I certainly do (as long as it's mostly close to the truth). On their own, none of the characters are particularly likable, but somehow together I get a feeling of camaraderie and I want them to succeed. The attacks are always very tense and dramatic which helps you bond with the characters, especially with the little girl situation which is helped by the fantastic cast. Not a film for everyone but definitely worth a look for those with interests in history and film.

The Deep Blue Sea

An extremely involving and emotional story with brilliant performances from Weisz and Hiddleston but I truly feel it would be better in theatre. After watching I found out that it actually was originally a theatre play and wished I could have seen that too as the story deserves so much better. The film is visually very beautiful and intriguing and I felt deeply for both characters. There are so many fine emotions on show here that it's impossible to not feel something. I have many questions about the style of the film and why certain shots were used but I think that is a positive rather than a negative. I'm not entirely sure what to say as this film deserves so much praise, yet I still feel a bit put out that it's a film and not a stage play.

The 39 Steps
The 39 Steps(1935)

A few years ago I saw the stage play of this and thought it was absolutely amazing. This film, not so much. Yes it's brilliant in the way the story weaves around all over the place, taking the audience on the adventure with Richard and Pamela, however something is missing. I didn't really care for either character at all. I wasn't bothered what happened one way or another. Not my favourite Hitchcock but a worthy film.

Pink Flamingos

I'm trying very hard to find something to say without being completely rude. Just why? Filmmakers, why on earth did you think this was a good idea? I'm very very surprise that this got 81% fresh and audiences liking it. It's absolutely vulgar, pointless and almost porn, not to mention the horrendous filmmaking and acting. It's not funny or entertaining in the slightest and I wonder how I sat through it all. Don't. Really don't waste your time.


A follow up to Predator and Predator 2 (forgetting the AVP mash-ups) this is a pretty damn good shot at recapturing the brilliance of the first. It's not perfect but it is clever and involving. A great cast carries the film quite well, and I'm happy to see a good amount of characterization. The main premise of putting 'bad' or violent people into a hunting range on an alien planet is simple and effective; it's a world I can believe. There are some parts which are pretty awful but overall a Predator fan must see this.

The Adventures of Tintin

Beautifully made, very very good motion capture (most certainly improved from The Polar Express) and I fell fully and completely into the story and the world. It was fun, exciting and mysterious. I haven't read the originals however so I can't comment on the adaptation, but however tight or loose it is, Spielberg, Jackson and co have opened up the world of Tintin to a whole new generation. Can't wait to see more of this.

Snow White and the Huntsman

An OK interpretation of the well known fairy tale. I haven't read the original Grimm story, but I think that's the problem here; not many people have. Everyone is familiar with the Disney version and the fact that Stewart plays Snow probably adds to the distaste. I haven't seen any of her previous work but I feel that a lot of animosity towards her is due to her role in Twilight. I actually thought she was fairly good in this but once I see her other work that could change however I still believe she was miscast. At some points the story seemed a bit fragmented and there were a fair few all too convenient coincidences and there were moments when I wondered what on earth the director was doing (a very long take of Snow looking at herself in the mirror, a very long take of Snow looking at everyone after her coronation) which really took me out of the movie. Hemsworth does a decent job of it but I hope he tries different roles in the future and as always Theron is excellent. Too bad the script wasn't.


I went into this with incredibly high hopes (Ridley Scott, Rapace, Fassbender and Theron!) but the end product left me feeling very confused about what I actually felt about the film. It was visually perfect, interesting and involving, however the story wasn't up to the standard I expected. It's not bad, actually it is pretty darn good but the high expectations were there and they stuck. My main problem is that the team states their own (or not) beliefs as fact. What was good about Alien was that it didn't interfere with religion but this has which I feel uneasy about. I'm not even particularly religious, but I just feel the world they have created is a little less real because of this fact. As well as that there were a few confusing links to the other films and it didn't really answer the questions it set out to. Maybe I need to watch it again, but whilst I found it thoroughly entertaining there is something that's rather 'off' about it.

The Shining
The Shining(1980)

Wanted to see this for a long time, and whilst I can say it's definitely worth watching, especially for horror/thriller/Nicholson fans, it wasn't as good as the hype has suggested. Yes it was a great movie with great performances from Nicholson and Lloyd, Duvall really got on my nerves and almost ruined the film. She was pathetic, whiny and dangerous and at times her acting is really awful. Another few issues I have is that by the end it's not entirely clear what really happened, I would have liked more of an explanation to the hotel or Jack's and Danny's behaviour. As the film went on, there were a few times when I just felt 'get on with it' and wanted it to be the end. Saying this, I really enjoyed the maze sequences (the actual maze and Danny on his tricycle) and the cinematography was great.

Rear Window
Rear Window(1954)

Hitchcock is most certainly a master of his art. I thoroughly enjoyed this, and despite the fact that I have seen the loose remake Disturbia, I was completely involved in the story and couldn't always guess what was going to happen. Fantastic performances from everyone and I really love the set. There's so much atmosphere in that first shot looking around all the flats and it tells so much. I believe that everyone creeps at some point in their lives, but this is exciting and fully rounded off. There's so much I love about this film and it is most certainly one of my favourites of Hitchcock.


This is definitely something more reserved for the 'higher-thinkers' or 'artists' amongst us. I appreciate what the director intended to do and what she has done, however for me personally, it didn't make a great film. I didn't really like any of the characters too much (except Edward and Rose) and when, towards the end of the film, I see a close up of one of the main characters and don't recognize her, there's a problem. I presume the constant static wide and long shots that capture the whole scene rather than cutting between different shots is supposed to represent some sort of fly on the wall Italian neorealism but I just didn't like it. At times it as great and really fueled the tension and awkwardness of what was happening, but at other times I almost screamed for closer shots. Not something I'd watch or even mention again.

Blue Valentine

I definitely understand why people love this, it's a eerily realistic showing of a young couple falling in love juxtaposed to their subsequent falling out of love. Performances are top notch from the main two but for some reason I just didn't really like either character. Both of them came across quite badly and I didn't sympathize with anyone other than the child. I don't know if it's because I see similarities in my own life or just because it didn't hit very hard or if it's something entirely different. It's definitely worth watching, but not if you want to feel good once the credits role.

Grave Encounters

I watched this on the advice of a horror fan friend, who said that even he was scared by this (he's never scared by horror films) so that set me up to think it would be absolutely horrific. Quite the opposite. Yes there were some good 'shocks' 'scares' or more appropriately, 'tense' moments, there really isn't much to this film. It was good to see it but overall the only thing that really stood out what the set.

A Taste of Honey

A pretty good film showing what life is like for a working class teenager of Britain in the 60s. The narrative is fairly empty which made me feel like it was far too long and at times the acting isn't so great however overall I'd recommend it. It's not for everyone, but Tushingham and Melvin's performances are brilliant; especially Melvin who is absolutely fantastic.

Across the Universe

Pretty much the only thing I loved about this was the music and a couple of the dance scenes. Evan Rachel Wood and Joe Anderson gave good performances, and it does give off some important messages about world peace and war however I just felt it was a waste of time. The whole way through I was thinking 'why?'. It didn't really affect me too much and whilst the ending was good and unconventional, it dragged on too long and left me feeling like I'd wasted my time. Only for Beatles fans I think!

All That Heaven Allows

I don't quite know how to describe this. I watched it expecting nothing great and I still feel quite confused as to my feelings on it but I really enjoyed it. It was interesting and understandable (not always common in 'old' movies) and it touches on themes I can completely understand despite the age gap. I feel I may have liked it better at Christmas time, as the beautiful images of a snow covered cottage with a young deer outside was magical. I truly felt for Cary, as her whole world changed and ended up feeling satisfied at the end. A good romance.

A Few Good Men

I'm not one for courtroom dramas, but I actually quite liked this. I felt a part of the team and although I didn't always understand exactly what was going on, there was a huge sense of triumph. The tension was built brilliantly so that I didn't even notice it until the end of the climax. Brilliant performances from everyone here, the only things I can say is that it was difficult to follow what was happening at times because of the numerous characters and legal dialogue I'm not attuned to. It went on a bit too long for my liking but it definitely paid off. Not a film for everyone, but something I surprisingly liked.


A very intense and emotional watch. It's so easy to feel for Adam and it's almost as if you're going through the process with him. You hate the people he does and feel every moment of his pain, but that's down to a great script and a great performance from Gordon-Levitt. Kyle was a well needed fun and interesting character who kept the spirits up and added so much hilarity that without him, I believe I really wouldn't have liked this film so much. It's very raw and honest and something everyone should see.

In the Valley of Elah

A fairly decent film with a great performance from Theron, however I just wasn't too bothered about what happened. I couldn't really empathise with Hank as much as I would have liked and was just waiting for it to be over really. I didn't feel there was much mystery and it just didn't affect me.

Marvel's The Avengers

I've never really been a superhero comic book fan but when I saw the trailer, I knew I had to see the film. Absolutely brilliant. I was concerned how they'd show all these powerful characters in one film but they did it extremely well. There's a perfect balance of seriousness and hilarity: 'We have a Hulk' 'Hulk... Smash' 'Puny God' (the list goes on) which flows perfectly with the moments of intense emotion. I never knew I'd feel so much watching Iron Man during those last action scenes. A very talented team but I must say Hiddleston as Loki is perfect. Very subtle and interesting performances. I've seen this twice in the cinema already and would watch it again and again. The visual effects are incredibly convincing and it leaves me wanting more. Highly recommended for anyone.


A great performance from Cage as the crazy Kaufman siblings. In terms of the story, it was confusing at times however I found it enjoyable and interesting to watch. There was a huge aspect of guessing what was true and what was fiction, but the brothers are very likeable characters, and as a writer I can definitely place myself in Charlie's shoes and identify with him, which in some ways is scary but also liberating. Definitely something I'd recommend with many very funny moments but also a lot of emotional scenes which really grab your heart.

The Bang Bang Club

It was definitely an interesting watch, with some really good cinematography however it just felt a bit sterile. I wasn't keen on many of the characters but I guess that's what happens to people when they live in a war zone. Kitsch did a great job as Carter and by the end, it was so emotional and it really made me think about what goes on in this world. A good watch but nothing I'll see again.


Really not my type of film. I just found it annoying and boring. I'm sure a lot of stuff happens in the subtext and stuff but I just wasn't interested. I didn't want to find out what was going to happen. There were many moments where I really felt 'what on earth is going on?'. I just grew tired of it and I was glad when it was over. All the metaphors and other hidden messages just didn't influence me in the slightest.

X-Men Origins - Wolverine

A really good cast and interesting story made it worth watching and I definitely feel like I know the characters more (coming from a non comic reader or X-men fan) so for me it was good and kept my attentions but I don't know how a hard core fan would feel. It did get a bit obvious and draining to watch towards then end but overall it was an ok movie.

Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer

Yes, the acting was brilliant from Rooker and it was an involving story but it just seemed to drag and some of the performances were horrendous. There were many times when I just wanted to turn it off and at the end I felt like I had sort of wasted my time as there was no change from the start of the movie. More people were murdered and Henry just kept on doing what he did with no remorse. I'm not suggesting that Henry should have been caught or 'turned around', I just wanted more than to see him drive off with no consequences.


I only really watched this because I wanted to know the characters before watching The Avengers, and as soon as the brilliant space visuals came up on screen I wished I had seen this in the cinema (and then when Loki showed up I definitely kicked myself!). As an introduction film it did great. I really got a sense of who these characters were and there were some really great funny bits but overall I think it was slightly too long which was annoying. It boasts a brilliant cast which really paid off however when Jane and Thor kiss... That was awful. It was so obvious they really weren't into it and were doing a stage kiss and it ruined the moment.

Captain America: The First Avenger

I feel pretty bad giving this a low score simply because Captain America is a great character. Evans does brilliantly crossing between Steve and the Captain and really pays justice to the type of person Steve is. He's such a likeable character and the casting is perfect. It was a good film, I just didn't like the whole Red Skull thing. I know that's part of the Marvel Universe, but I saw the film better than what I did after the revelation. I thought it cheapened the film and took something which could credibly become true (the science stuff of creating a super soldier) and then brings something which I cannot suspend my disbelief to comfortably watch. Such a shame.

The Hunger Games

Having not read the books, I was pretty reluctant to join the over-hype of the film and only saw it in the cinema by chance but I can say I'm honestly so thankful that I saw it. It's a great and involving film with plenty of brilliant young actors on board. There really isn't much I can fault about this, but I'm being picky so it really bugged me that it's very similar to the Japanese Battle Royale (even though the author of the books claimed to have never heard of it), so for me it lost a bit of credibility. Also, Lawrence did do a brilliant performance, however as others have noted she doesn't look the starving girl living to survive which broke the realism of the film but other than that I can't really complain. A great film.

The Cold Light of Day

The trailer was more dramatic and fulfilling than the actual film. Complete waste of time, the plot is so simple and obvious (despite the holes) and I just really didn't care about any of the characters. It has some brilliant cinematography and a decent cast but even they couldn't pull this through.

Journey to the Center of the Earth

I did see this after the first one which isn't always ideal and I can say I wonder how on earth it got a sequel commissioned. The story was cliche and simple, the characters were stereotypical and uninteresting and the acting was pretty bad. The visual effects were ok and pretty much the only redeeming feature of this film. To be missed.


I don't care what the critics say, I absolutely loved it. Yeah, it's nothing new or innovative, but it made me feel something. It had a great atmosphere and was tense and exhilarating at the same time. The sea shots were brilliant (I am an ocean fan) and it left me feeling completely behind the US Navy (something I would never have said before). The actual aliens are interesting and made well (although unoriginal) but the best thing is probably the soundtrack. Amazing.

Act of Valor
Act of Valor(2012)

I can understand what the filmmakers were trying to do (show a true story of a group of Seals and cast actual Seals to make it so much more authentic) however it just didn't work. Too many similar looking/sounding characters to keep up with and none of them were very endearing or elicited sympathy or any kind of allegiance. I liked some of the action set pieces however finding out that this film was endorsed by the US military has brought it down even further in my view and made me question how truthful it really is. As for the main climax of the film, I'm speechless; and not in a good way. The action that led to a certain person's misfortune, was completely uncalled for and unnecessary and made me feel like someone was trying to be a hero for no reason.

Far and Away
Far and Away(1992)

I really wonder why on earth this was made. Absolutely terrible. Not only were the main two miscast, their accents were atrocious and the script seemed to have been a first draft written by a over-zealous newbie. Far too long and so boring I was close to falling asleep. The only thing I really liked was the core situation of the two (running away to an 'unknown' land) and Cruise. Even then I wouldn't bother watching it again. Total no go zone.


I'm not really sure what to say about this. Such an amazing documentary/film. I had no idea that it was actually real (and I'm still not sure if it even is or not, it all seems too convenient). There is so much that could be said about this film and I'm sure everyone will have a different opinion. It just goes to show that there is some pretty crazy people out there and it's difficult to trust those you meet online. However I don't feel like it answers many of the questions that were brought up about why this woman felt compelled to do what she did and there were many things missed out. Why didn't they show Angela's expression when she first opened the door? That was pretty much the money shot but they missed out. I guess all I can say is watch it and form your own opinion, I don't even know what mine is yet.

Bowling for Columbine

A pretty good look into what happened at Columbine, however although it sets out the premise of being about Columbine, I believe it really is about guns in general. No one doubts that guns can be extremely useful when in danger yourself, for example at war but surely in the West we don't need that kind of protection in our own homes? It brings up a lot of good points especially where Moore compares the US to other countries such as Canada, the UK and Europe but I particularly adored Manson's quote that he wouldn't say anything to the kids, he'd listen. Such a great documentary, a must see.


I'm very surprised to say that I really did not like this film. It was slow and boring to the point of tears. There is a great story with some really good chances to create a lot of mystery and suspense here however it got mixed up in Hitchcock's regime. Looking at the ratings from the critics, it seems to me that whatever Hitchcock sent out they'd adore it. The drama is barely there, the romance is dead and any suspense is liquified by the incredibly slow pace. Many times I had thought it was about to end.

The Human Centipede II (Full Sequence)

The first film, although gross and completely sickening, actually had a point and I could see that there was a great story to of the Doctor to be told. Here, however, we have a team trying to cash in on the first film with no real effort. It's utterly horrendous and uncalled for. There was a slight bit of goodness in the aspect of abuse suffered by Martin but it was taken out of context and turned into something awful. If they kept it more subtle and more about the Martin's abuse-filled life rather than a pathetic centipede it could have been something. Also, how on earth could none of them escape? Adrenaline does brilliant things to the human body.

National Treasure

Although technically the film wasn't very good (the acting was ok at best and the main plot details we pretty obvious) I had quite a lot of fun watching it. I was able to get into the story and it felt like I was going on this journey with them. I really liked the figuring out the riddles and the adventures and it seems this film is a guilty pleasure of mine. It's kind of a second rate Da Vinci Code/Angels and Demons.

Journey 2: The Mysterious Island

Similar to National Treasure but not as well done. I really liked the adventure and mystery aspect of it, as in the figuring out what everything meant and how to get back however I wasn't really interested. Caine was the best part of this but even he couldn't save the appalling performance of The Rock. I haven't seen the first film but I'm not sure that would help too much. Great visuals though!

The Baby Formula

I like the idea however it just wasn't done properly. I'm not even sure what was wrong with it other than the fact it tried to be hilarious but really didn't hit the mark. The acting was average at best and it seemed like not much thought was actually put into the script and dialogue. Maybe there was a lot of improvisation, but that certainly didn't work.

Dial M for Murder

Another great and involving film from Hitchcock. Near perfect timing, fantastic acting and a brilliant narrative. At first I thought that revealing the murderer and his tactics would be extremely detrimental to the film, however as it went on the tension built up as although we knew what had been planned, we didn't know what would actually happen. Definitely recommend!


I can understand why people may like this film as it has some really good acting however the story just wasn't for me. I can't relate to drug culture, crazy actions, poverty in Edinburgh or going cold turkey. By the end I was glad it was over!

Double Jeopardy

Quite an overused idea, the beginning seemed to take quite a while but then the main part (especially her jailing) didn't take very long at all and left me confused about the time span of the film. Acting was decent but nothing special and overall a very obvious film with no guessing to be done.


I really like the idea behind it however it just turned into a mash up of action and bad acting. Cage looks like he mock acting in an attempt to be funny, Moore looks like she's trying too hard to be someone she's really not suited to play and Biel just can't act at all. Such a sham considering the source material.

Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

Very good film although slightly difficult to follow. It does go a bit slow but it also opens up a new universe for people unfamiliar with the British Secret Intelligence Service. It's fun trying to guess who it is as well as watching the characters way of thinking. It's very intelligent and if you stick with it, it's brilliant. Another watch would probably make it easier for me, and Gary Oldman deserved the Oscar for this performance (Strong is very good too).

Possible Worlds

An interesting premise which didn't quite fulfil its intentions. The acting was quite stony from the two (although I'm not sure if that was intentional or not) however the doctor gave a good performance even though I knew it was him from the moment he was introduced. By the end I was just left mostly confused. There was some good bits for example, him emerging from water or it raining a lot to suggest his brain was in the water jar but other than that there wasn't anything else very noteworthy.


An insanely interesting film looking at the sociology of moving on after a loved ones death, and then moving on after discovering that wasn't true. Brilliant performances from all involved (especially the older daughter) however the ending was quite abrupt and there were some powerful scenes, however overall the film didn't engross that feeling so much.

Universal Soldier

Not critically very good however the story was interesting and it was just something easy and fun to watch. Van Damme and Lundgren were good in the roles (although not great) but it's just a good watch if you want something easy.

Let Me In
Let Me In(2010)

Visually good looking with a cracking soundtrack and Jenkins as The Father, but that's all that's really good about this. It's basically copied without much artistic difference from the original. Moretz is arrogant and distant, and Smit-McPhee is like an echo of his predecessor. There's literally no romantic or even friendly tension between the two kids and it just feels lacking in emotion. Not even a shadow of the original.

In Time
In Time(2011)

It's such a shame that a brilliant idea, with good characters and a great cast can end up like this. It seemed too floaty and flitted between scenes sometimes with no real reason. I felt like it wasn't as developed as it could have been and there were quite a few inconsistencies like how it took them a long time to pass though to Greenwich but then it took what seemed 5 minutes and one toll booth to get back. Very flat and not pace-y enough which ended up with a film that wasn't ready to be made.

An Inconvenient Truth

Whilst I can't deny the facts presented in the film, there's aways the question of what 'facts' are you embellishing or simply not showing at all. I do believe Al Gore's words, and it's really presented in a modern, interesting and thought-provoking way that you can't help but believe him. Really makes me want to do the best I can for the planet though, which I believe, is the ultimate goal of the film.


A fantastically written, shot and edited film with something for everyone. It keeps you interested throughout the film, wondering which way it's going to turn next. You're never sure they're going to have a happy ending which keeps the tension and believability of the film. Brilliant performance by Tautou and just such a great watch that you can see it again and again and still find out something new. A must-see.

Step Brothers

Not exactly the best of films (or the best of scripts) but I really like this simply because it's about growing up but still being young at heart and chasing your dreams. It's funny (most of the time) and is just such an easy and cheerful watch. A lot of 'comedies' have really sad or bad parts but this is just relaxing all round. A good way to spend an evening after a long hard day!

Pineapple Express

Wasn't sure what to expect but it did give quite a few good laughs and had me involved throughout. Sometimes it did feel a bit awkward watching two grown men role around on the floor groping each other but it soon got back to something better.

Rise of the Planet of the Apes

A great follow up on the previous films which fully takes the story and expands it in a believable world. Great performances by all involved (although it took a while to shake the memory of Lithgow as a Dexter villain) and it gives a clear view of the reasons why each character is doing what they are. Brilliantly done by Serkis once again and Felton's accent was actually believable. I especially loved the little ending snippet suggesting the spread of the disease.


What starts out as an interesting character story suddenly becomes a blockbuster wannabe filled with over the top CGI and stunts that, whilst slightly impressive, is just too much for this film. The characters also begin very grounded and believable but as Andrew lets the power get to his head he goes crazy which isn't in fitting with the beginning of the story. At the end I wasn't sure exactly what to think about this and I'm not entirely sure I still do now. I would have expected them to question their powers a bit more too.

We Need to Talk About Kevin

A very interesting and questioning piece which reveals a little more each shot. Although slow, it keeps you guessing (if you haven't read the book) what has/is going to happen. The use of the colour red is slightly over the top but still very important, as if Eva's life has been giving her little hints as to what is in store for her. Brilliant performances from Swinton, Miller and Newell. It really makes you feel sorry for Eva, as everyone is on her case and not giving her time to grieve, as if she hasn't lost anything herself which is heartbreaking. A must watch.

Another Earth

Such an interesting and engaging story that never drops your attention. Whilst there are several plot holes and you need the ability to suspend your belief slightly, at the end you get such a huge reward and your brain will buzz with questions, wonder and awe. This is a world I would like to live in. The only huge problem I have is that Rhoda seduces John. That made me really dislike the character, as although I understood her wanting to help him and make his life better, that was disgusting behaviour from her.

Zeitgeist: Addendum

No way as good and informative and entertaining as the first, it still gives a huge insight into how controlled Americans (and the world) really are.

Zeitgeist: The Movie

Extremely interesting. So much important information that so many Americans are unfortunately not privy to.


Although slow and sometimes difficult to understand, this is truly a visual masterpiece with so many brilliant performances it's hard to choose who to credit first. A fantastic voyage of a story which integrates you with these people and allows you to feel part of the gang; but then that's all spoiled by the ending which confuses my sense of time. At first it seems to be of the Mayan era but then the ships come along with a completely different period of clothing. I'm not sure if this was intentional to show that such barbarism was still in full swing in 'modern' times or to just be annoying. Good film though.

Nowhere Boy
Nowhere Boy(2010)

An interesting but unfocused look into John Lennon's teen years which introduced us to the formation of the Beatles (sans Ringo) and gave us an idea of his mentality and were his lyrics came from. I do feel however that it's not the most interesting part of his life which is why I haven't rated it so well. It's not as focused as it could have been and tries to cover a lot in such a small amount of time.

Easy A
Easy A(2010)

A typical teen film that didn't leave any specific mark on me. Olive was not the type of protagonist (or antagonist) I can identify with. Obnoxious and annoying she kind of spoiled the story.


It seemed to go very fast and didn't really give much time for events to sink in. I get why they used such big names, however it really broke the realism and just reminded me that this was a film, not a reality. Very scary concept though.

The Social Network

A very talking and informative film but obviously it's not clear what is true and what is complete fiction. Brilliant performances from Garfield and Eisenberg which ultimately makes Zuckerberg look like a strange and sometimes nasty loner.

Johnny English Reborn

A decent follow up to the original, but not as funny and a little old on the jokes side however a good watch but it's not to be taken seriously.

The Darkest Hour

Extremely undeveloped and quickly produced, they really should have put the time and effort in instead of trying to make this into a huge cash cow. Many continuity mistakes and bad acting result in a film that only has it's location as a novelty.

Final Destination 5

Supposedly finished with the last movie, this is a decent whack at the original format. Although pretty much all the deaths were foretold in the trailer, there were a good few curveballs thrown in. I especially liked the reverting to before the original film.

Wrong Turn 4
Wrong Turn 4(2011)

A hilarious follow up. As good as the others, but good isn't a descriptive enough word.

Live Free or Die Hard

I didn't really like this simply down to the fact that it had been modernised. Yeah it was good but it's not what the series was about.

Die Hard: With a Vengeance

A much better follow up to the original.

Die Hard 2
Die Hard 2(1990)

Not such a good follow up, but that's expected with this sort of movie. Lacked rounded characters and was just not as developed as it could have been.

Die Hard
Die Hard(1988)

An amazingly refreshing action film for its time which has obviously spawned many homages. As good a performance Willis could have given with some quality comedy moments.

Super 8
Super 8(2011)

Not as brilliant as I expected from Abrams, however the story was decent with some great performances. A huge annoyance, however was the many many lens flares. Give it up Abrams.


A brilliant little story about one of the most important filmmakers in history: Georges Melies. Seemingly set in a fantastical world, it simply brings the fantasy and romanticism of early cinema to an audience that is exposed to the visual effects that Melies pioneered. A distraction of the day to day troubles, the cast work perfectly together giving outstanding performances. The only downside was that Isabelle was annoying and obnoxious and it did tend to slow down at times. However the beautiful scenery and the sweet little lve story between Lisette and the Station Inspector really made it a worthwhile watch.

Along Came a Spider

Good acting from Freeman and Yelchin but that's pretty much the only good thing in this! Badly thought out film with a horribly predictive plot. Potter's performance was absolutely awful. Ending was plain and I did get the feeling that I was watching a sequel which I now know was part of a book series. I don't know if the book was as bad as this but if it was, the producer needs to be fired.

Mission: Impossible Ghost Protocol

I was a bit skeptical at first and once the opening credits ran (which I hated), any hopes I had dissipated. However I was proved wrong and this is a very worthy sequel, just as good as if not better than the trilogy. Brilliantly scripted with a great cast and several hilarious moments mixed in with the action and drama. I'm unsure how I feel about Renner as Brandt. He gives a good performance but he doesn't really have that much appeal to me, but I guess I'll just have to wait to see more of him as this character. Also considering this is Bird's first live action film, he did an amazing job. Brilliant film and definitely looking forward to the fifth outing.

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

Absolutely fantastic film. I really enjoyed the original but couldn't really focus on the story or visuals because of the subtitles but now I really got the big picture. Beautiful visuals and a great story which has really encouraged me to read the books now. Mara did a fantastic job with Salander and I actually feel more towards her and sympathised more with her than Rapace. She had more energy and passion for the role which really showed in the character. The only thing is that since the books are so long and packed full of information it's obviously impossible to put it all into a feature film so at times I felt like I wasn't getting the whole picture. Really looking forward to the sequels.

Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows

When I watched the first I wasn't very impressed but on the second viewing I found it fantastic so I'm hoping this will happen with this film too. I liked it and it did have a lot of hilarious moments but there were so many twists and turns it was sometimes difficult to follow. I wasn't impressed with any performances of the new characters (Rapace, Harris and Fry) but Downey Jr and Law did a great job as usual.


A good and funny British film. A must see for lovers of British comedy but overall it wasn't anything special in terms of story and it did have a lot of continuity issues.

Happy Feet Two

I actually liked this a lot more than the first film. The characters felt more developed and they went through a more interesting journey. Some brilliant numbers (especially the Queen homage) and a genuinely feel good film. It did lag a bit in the middle but it more than made up for it during the end and the brilliant new characters really added a lot to the structure.

Puss in Boots

It did have some good and funny parts with lots of cameos but I didn't really feel attached to it. I have a cat myself and love cats but Puss didn't act as much like a real cat as I would have liked. A good film but not something I'd emphatically recommend.


Really didn't expect much but it was hilariously funny with several really good moments however it did also have some genuinely sad and emotional parts. It's not Oscar worthy but it was funny and cheering up.


I had really high expectations of this but when I finally saw it I just felt like it was a chance for Wiig to show everyone how "dorkily cool" she is (which seems to be the 'cute' thing at the moment). Yes it had some brilliant writing and some really funny stuff but I do believe it was overrated. However since watching it I have a strong feeling to watch it again. I have realised now that it did hit every button. It was funny, clever and endearing as most women can imagine themselves in Annie's situation. Also the actors really gelled and looked like they really knew each other. This will be my guilty pleasure.

La Double Vie de Véronique (The Double Life of Veronique)

A strange but interesting film which unfortunately did nothing for me. It was too confusing trying to work out what was happening and when and what exactly Jacob's facial expressions were meant to represent. Left me with too many questions however the message that life is fragile and you should cherish every moment is very heart warming.

House of Wax
House of Wax(1953)

Such an enjoyable and interesting film which kept me gripped and involved as I tried to figure out the twists and turns as they happened on screen. A brilliant cast which really does the characters justice, especially Price, Gray and Picerni. Definitely watch again.


A decent film with a brilliant performance from Spacek but not my kind of film.

Strangers on a Train

In my opinion this is Hitchcock's best film. With a fantastic and interesting story that keeps you gripped and involved right until the end is a classic I could watch again and again. Everything about this film is near perfect except the ending which (as I have found with many Hitchcock films) left me unsatisfied as it was a bit too easy and convenient. Nevertheless a brilliant film and a must watch.

The Birds
The Birds(1963)

A brilliant and tense film that gives you everything but then takes it all away with the ending. I detest the unresolved and cliffhanger ending which isn't really an ending at all. What happened to the characters? What happened to the town? Did the birds ever attack again? So many questions but no answers. This really lets the whole fantastic film down.

The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (Das Cabinet des Dr. Caligari)

An interesting and strange film that captures the imagination, then leaves you feeling like you've just had a smoke of weed. For it's time it's very current and shows how far cinema has come and what different styles were popular back then and has inspired many directors, art directors and films. A must watch even if you never see it ever again.

Four Christmases

A bit of a laugh but way too predictable and nothing special.

The Nightmare Before Christmas

The problem with this is that it's both a Christmas film and a Halloween film and that doesn't really work. At Halloween it's too early to be thinking about Christmas but at Christmas it's too late to be thinking about Halloween and you just want pure Christmas. It is a good film with a good story and morals but it just didn't work for me.

Love Actually

A christmas time staple that may not be perfect but is a fantastic and enjoyable British film with many laughs from its all star cast.

The Most Wonderful Time of the Year

I really enjoyed the narrative of this film but most importantly, I really liked the characters and enjoyed seeing what they were doing, especially Uncle Ralph. A good christmas story but it could have been more christmassy, it was a bit depressing at times.


Upon second viewing I absolutely loved it. A brilliant christmas film for all the family which really sets you up for a good christmas. The characters are great and really gel with each other and have good chemistry which is important in a film about relationships with the people around you. Great film.


Contrary to the popular feelings of this film, I didn't think it was really that good. Yes it had great characters and a decent story but for some reason I just didn't feel it as much as others did. I got tired of it quite quickly and had it been shorter then it would have worked better.

Deck the Halls

the only part i really liked was when he said "jesus!....christ the lord was born" hehe the rest was ok

Fred Claus
Fred Claus(2007)

Not the funniest film ever but it does make you feel like you need to be more tolerant of your family and help them out during the holidays. Something to get you in the mood.

Surviving Christmas

An annoying and silly film which proves that Affleck should stay away from comedies. His character is annoying as hell which makes it difficult to watch but there are some funny moments and along with the message of looking after your family, it makes you feel a bit better inside.

Jingle All the Way

An enjoyable but silly Christmas film. Fun for the kids but too cheesy and unfunny for adults.


A decent story but way too over the top with the 'psychoanalysis'. There are many things I liked about this film such as the plot line of the murder mystery and the chase, however there are also a lot of things I didn't like such as the portrayal of women and how it took itself way too seriously.


A brilliant and tense thriller from Hitchcock which sees a murderer disguised. Brilliant performances and direction. Too bad I already knew the 'twist', but despite this it was still a very good watch.

A Nightmare on Elm Street

It has ages fairly well but the massive amount of copy-cat films has made this film seem not so good to a new viewer. I'm sure that when it came out it was amazing, and it is a really good story with a superb soundtrack. The acting was believable and the tension was created perfectly. I look forward to seeing the rest in the series.


In terms of being original it was very good and a different look at a bad situation, but it just left me confused as to what had actually happened. I don't think anyone other than the creators really know for certain what happened. It was very 'student film' and the acting was pretty bad in some places. Not something I'll be watching again and something I'd definitely recommend not to see.


Never a fan of this as a child (the donkey part scared me very much) I decided to give this classic Disney film a second look. Wonderful characterisation and something I'd show my kids even today. Has stood the test of time extremely well (70 years!) and offers a good moral thought for kids.

Catch Me If You Can

Top notch film from Spielberg with a brilliant cast including DiCaprio, Hanks and Walken. Loved the story and it does seem plausible to be real (just wondering how much was true story and how much was fiction), which always kept me guessing as to what was going to happen. With the time/location changes it did get confusing at times to remember which part of the story we were in but very well done. I just don't know why they had that little tv show intro in the beginning. A tad too long but well worth a watch!


I imagine that this would have been the best horror around when it came out and I certainly agree that Carpenter managed to hold the interest of the viewer from start to finish with his brilliant tension building scenes. Is he in the house? Isn't he? This horror is purely from those questions we are made to ask. There's no over the top slashing or gore, there's subtlety and grace. A must for all horror fans. And that soundtrack is amazing!

Hocus Pocus
Hocus Pocus(1993)

A film I loved as a child and still love it now. Its an easy and fun Halloween watch to get you in the mood. It is very Disney with very cheesy characters and the romance between the two kids is typically teen but I guess that's the type of film their target market wants to see. The cat is very well done and cute too.

Double, Double, Toil and Trouble

I enjoyed this as a child and it's an ok kids film. Not something amazing or groundbreaking in any way but an easy and love filled film that tries to teach kids to embrace their differences and celebrate the good points in life.

Remember Me
Remember Me(2010)

An incredibly raw and emotional film built around the lives of characters who have suffered immensely. A hugely underrated film that really shows off the talents of the cast. I was skeptical as Pattinson has quite the teen fan base after Twilight but he did a great job. Unfortunately I already knew what the ending was however I would never have guessed. A touching and beautiful film that really shows that you have to live each day as if it's the last and always tell the people you love how much they mean to you. I really can't believe the critics panned this.

Edward Scissorhands

This was such a cute movie! It had great acting especially from Johnny and his characterisation was impecable! I really love the story as it's just so cute! awww I really love it it's just so cute!
Watched this for the second time a few years after the first and it still is one of the most amazing films I have ever seen! Depp is perfect as Edward and there is so much emotion in this film. Something I could watch over and over if it weren't for the fact that it was so sad what happened to him. The people who were supposed to be there to help him didn't do much for him in the end. A perfect film.

Scary Movie 4

War of the Worlds is one of my favourite movies so I liked this one quite a lot. They did it in a really good way adding more jokes into it. The characters are a bit stale now though. The best scene had to be with the Japanese boy when they were talking in 'Japanese' using words like Nagasaki and Honda. As a film that you're not meant to take seriously, it's brilliant.

Scary Movie 3

So much better than the second but in no way as good at the first, the jokes are a lot more original with several funny moments especially with the boy. Leslie Nielsen was a brilliant add to the series.

Scary Movie 2

Absolutely terrible. A complete remake rather than a sequel with the same jokes and situations around a different not very well thought out story. It's dumb that they kept the same characters who died in the last movie and simply not something I'd watch again.

Scary Movie
Scary Movie(2000)

An obvious mickey take that had some rather funny and clever moments parodying other movies. The father of all parodies, this spawned several others. But this is original and an easy watch. I loved the bit with the Scream guy smoking pot, really funny face.

Midnight in Paris

A fantastically original film with some brilliant characters. Although I didn't always understand the historical references and I was confused when Adriana and Gil went back to another era, I absolutely loved Adrien Brody's Dali. A perfect fit. This film has a great amount of comedy, drama and fantasy which is all mixed together very well. Its as if Gil's unreality was more real than reality itself. It was obvious that Gil and Inez would break up and Gil would be with the nostalgia shop woman though. Really makes me want to go to Paris myself! Continuity wasn't as good as I'd expect from Allen but it didn't really matter in this film. An arty yet mainstream film that most people would enjoy.

The Gift
The Gift(2000)

My second viewing of The Gift led me to realise how formulaic and structured the screenplay actually is. Yes it has some 'twists' and a guessing game as to who the killer is but there's no thrill in the chase. Jessica King is shown as a horrible woman who got what she deserved so there was no sympathy for her death which led me to not care about who killed her. An interesting watch but kind of a waste of time.

The Island
The Island(2005)

No matter what the critics say, I thoroughly enjoyed this film and would watch it again and again. A clever premise that unfolds into this brilliant character film (ruined by slightly too many action shots and stuff getting blown up courtesy of Mr. Bay). It had the right amount of romance, sci-fi, comedy and drama with a bit too much action. I love the way the characters are formulated to live more or less like children. McGregor and Johansson are perfect as these two clones who despite not being taught about love and romance manage to break the indoctrination and fall in love and escape the institution they are trapped in. Although I do feel bad for the people who paid all that money to have a clone just incase they fall ill, as we're shown the clones story these are the people we root for. It would be interesting to see the story from the other side. Overall a brilliant film with a fantastic cast which is let down by a little too much Bay.


Not a fan of Ben Affleck or Uma Thurman at all but what I saw was ok. I like the twists and turns as I tried to figure out what had happened to him. At times it felt rather slow and lethargic which ruined the atmosphere. Not something I'd watch again but a good watch for anyone interested in Philip K. Dick and time travel stories.


Whilst the performances and cast we very good and well suited to each other, I feel like this is supposed to make Iris look like a great person who had a brilliant life but what I saw was completely to the contrary. They showcased Iris to be a selfish, horrible and uncaring woman who only has a sense of humanity when she becomes ill. Her poor husband John who she treated terribly should have left her the moment he met her. Really didn't enjoy this film at all.

Eyes Without a Face

A fantastic film with an original narrative and great performances from all the cast. I didn't expect too much but it really did justice to this era of filmmaking. The only problems were it wasn't exactly medically correct (for this time anyway, I'm unsure of how advanced they were then). Also it just seemed to end. I realise that the two got their comeuppance and died after killing all those other poor girls yet I want to know what happened to Christiane. Where did she go? Did everyone find out what they were doing there? What did the girl who was set free do? Overall a brilliant film that I'd definitely recommend!

28 Weeks Later...

I wouldn't say it's better than the first film and I wouldn't say it's worse, it's on a similar platform. It was very good to watch and whilst the performances weren't perfect from some (excluding Carlyle) it had some really good shots and I liked the idea that one can be 'immune' to the infection. The ending was pretty obvious though.

28 Days Later

Not exactly original in terms of story, but the cinematography and brilliant shots of an empty London make this film something else. Towards the end it did get slightly strange but still a good film from Boyle.

A Bug's Life
A Bug's Life(1998)

Brilliant, original, and heartwarming. Something that entertains the little ones as well as the adults. Loved it as a child and now as an adult. The characters are brilliant and unique as are the villains. Something which is rare in kids animations.

Atlantis - The Lost Empire

A pretty good film considering it wasn't advertised as much as other children's animations. The narrative was well formed even though it was quite predictable.

Ella Enchanted

Great for little girls and whilst the art direction was brilliant, not much else was.


A kids film that made me more scared that happy. Not something you should show kids who believe in ghosts.


Very interesting look into the world of the American health care. Michael Moore is very convincing but that's kind of the problem as if he stating his opinion or is what he's saying true?

Ice Princess
Ice Princess(2005)

Awful kids film. The music is the only thing that gives you any emotion in this film since the acting and narrative is dull.

Billy Elliot
Billy Elliot(2000)

An inspiring and uplifting tale of a poor boy using his talent to the full to secure himself a better life than his parents. Jamie Bell does great for himself in this.

Spice World
Spice World(1998)

As a young fan of the Spice Girls, I loved being able to see my hero's. Now however, I can see it's terrible and should be forgotten about.

Shallow Hal
Shallow Hal(2001)

Quite a generic Hollywood chic flick.

Ocean's Twelve

A decent sequel to Ocean's 11. Nothing that fantastic or groundbreaking but fun to watch when there's nothing else to do.

Hannah Montana: The Movie

I really dislike Hannah Montanna, I dislike Miley Cyrus as she's been made into something she's not (an idol and a brilliant singer/actress). I really hope she goes away as she's a really poor role model for children. Won't bother seeing this.

A Hard Day's Night

As a Beatles fan this was perfect for me. It shows the boys at the beginning of their fame with some of their (in my opinion) best music. Loved it.

Jesus Camp
Jesus Camp(2006)

Funny and interesting in the way it shows these people however I can see it being slightly offensive to them which is wrong of the filmmaker. They're clearly biased but in a way these people mark themselves as victims with this over the top behaviour. An eye opener, certainly.


Typical American blockbuster.

The Boy in the Striped Pajamas (The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas)

An amazing yet deeply saddening film. Brilliant acting and I have read the book and it stays pretty close but ends up better as on film you can create an atmosphere. Harrowing and scary to see what happened to those poor people, but even more terrifying is the fact that normal people who had families and led a relatively normal life (as well as you can through war) were at the helm of this monstrous extermination.

Toy Story & Toy Story 2 in 3D Double Feature

Very much wished that I was able to catch these two in 3D. Reliving childhood that I hope will be around for many years so the new generations of kids can see it too.


A really great film for little girls. Every girl wants to know that when she grows up there will be a handsome prince (or a normal guy) who she will fall in love with and live happily ever after. It IS a fairy tale but that's what Disney is for.

The Incredible Hulk

Could not get into this film at all. As a non-fan of comics I didn't know what I was going in to and the filmmakers sure didn't make it for someone like me which is a shame as they won't get any new watchers now.

House of Numbers

Whilst I am by no means stupid (nor is the target audience and most viewers of this film) but all I got from this film is that no one can decide what HIV/AIDS really is and you're in big trouble if you ever do suspect infection! I have studied HIV/AIDS so I knew a bit about it when I went in but now I have come out with less knowledge than before. Maybe it was the directors point to do this however I found it incredibly useless and a waste of time. If you're going to make a documentary about something like this then at least try and give the best information possible. If you can't find the best information, then make a short telling this not a whole film. Would NOT recommend.

What Dreams May Come

Very visually interesting and whilst the actors did a good job I wasn't 100% sure on the story. I liked it but it's one of those films where it makes you so sad/upset that you really don't want to see it ever again. It deals with difficult issues such as death and suicide but it also expects every spectator to hold the same thoughts on life, death and heaven/hell. I don't totally agree with what they showed but as a film it was good enough to watch but not something I'd recommend!

Monsters, Inc.

Definitely something I appreciate more as I have got older, Monsters, Inc is a clever and funny kids film with plenty of laughs throughout.

Saving Private Ryan

Very well shot. Very well written. Very well cast. Very well made all together. It's incredibly sad and just gives you a look into what these poor men went though. Either side of the field, these men were told to kill or be killed. The amazing beach invasion really takes you to that place, however my favourite and most shocking shot of the whole film is the aerial of all the white crosses in rows and rows - and that's only a small portion of the people killed. Imagining being in that situation is devastating and makes me thankful to not have to do that. This is all created by Spielberg's fantastic skills with a team that does the war heros justice. A must watch; even if you see it only once.

Bring It On
Bring It On(2000)

A film I will always be able to go back to to remember my teenage years. Whilst I am not American and have never been a cheerleader, it's a deep rooted dream of all teenage girls to perform and be loved by people. Whilst it is cheesy and predictable it's something that is an easy and uplifting watch.


Brilliantly formed characters with a narrative that's family safe yet has a good few adult aimed jokes to keep the parents happy!

The Statement

I really liked the narrative behind this film, however I was slightly confused as to who I should be rooting for. Opening with (and following) Pierre Brossard we can see he is truly sorry for his actions. Is that just to calm his own nerves and make himself feel better? Maybe, but he still pained himself over what he has done which led me to believe we should be on his side and want him to escape. Certainly casting Michael Caine in this role does that. But at the end the filmmakers professed this film to the 7 Jews who were killed all those years ago, so why make their murderer so human and so compassionate? I also found it slightly slow at times when nothing to progress the narrative happened. This is a good film and whilst I won't be watching it for a long while it's something I'll definitely revisit. Thanks in part to Caine's brilliant performance!

Is Anybody There?

A brilliantly profound yet sad film with a great cast. It truly touched me and although the story was fairly predictable it was Caine that made the character. Despite his bad actions you still felt for him as he was genuinely sorry for what he did. The themes they explored were difficult to watch. Incredibly sad and I think I'll only watch it if I feel sad already.

Lone Star
Lone Star(1996)

Far too long for what it is, I just couldn't concentrate on it and couldn't understand what was going on. Not my type of movie.

The Baker
The Baker(2007)

A really good idea that needed more time in development. I felt it was suitable to a short rather than a feature so there was a lot of dead space where they hadn't thought of anything decent to put in it. It was good, and had some really good moments but it's not worthy of being called a feature.

Seconds Apart

A really good and seemingly (relative) original idea, this film could have been so much better.I feel like they had this brilliant idea and just wanted to move fast with getting it made. Maybe it was budget constraints, maybe it was they just couldn't be bothered but it has so much potential. There was too many unexplained points. I found myself not quite sure what exactly their 'talent' was and especially WHY they had the talent. Also I found it so difficult to tell them apart that it made the story much more confusing, especially towards the end. Really good performances from the twins and Jones but I feel a bit let down by this. Could have been fantastic.

Peeping Tom
Peeping Tom(1960)

Really good for it's time I was interested throughout and although we knew he as the killer, we were interested in finding out what happened to him. It was obvious he'd come to a sticky end. Good performances however Mark is supposed to be English with English parents and brought up in England yet somehow he has a slight German accent... In a way it makes him seem even more disjointed from reality and a weirdo. I'm sad that the director suffered so much for this film, it's brilliant and he should have been celebrated.

The Jacket
The Jacket(2005)

A really great concept that was intriguing from start to finish. Knightley's accent was believable and performances from all were impressive. However it did seem a bit underdeveloped as if it needed more time in pre-prod and the ending was ridiculous. No way would those doctors put him in the jacket when blood was pouring from his head just because he told them to. If they hadn't have put him in there then maybe he could have survived to see Jackie again properly.

Tamara Drewe
Tamara Drewe(2010)

I expected so much more from this. As the title assumes, it would be about Tamara, however it's more about farming that it is about her. The characters were childish and annoying and although there were some laughs it isn't something I'd watch again! The script was far too mundane in terms of dialogue and too episodic. Better as a tv series.

Mr. Popper's Penguins

Despite the obvious and unchallenging script and not so great acting I really enjoyed it simply because I love penguins. There were quite a few really funny parts and a few not so funny parts but overall I found it really happy and uplifting film. Penguins are awesome.

Anchorman - The Legend Of Ron Burgundy

I did say that I wasn't interested in this, but I went ahead and watched it anyway and I can safely say that I was right. I found it pointless and unfunny (although Brick was hilarious). The only satisfaction I gained from this was laughing at how bad it was and to it's credit, the good ending.

The Lion King

an ok film i guess. liked it more when i was younger

Frequently Asked Questions About Time Travel

Brilliant on all levels. With a great cast and a fantastic story, Carrivick made a funny and involving film that captures you from the beginning and keeps ahold of you well after the film has finished. With a bigger budget it would most certainly have been better and more imaginative and this would be perfect for a sequel.


I expected it to be much more disturbing, however since it was Lolita who started all their exploits it wasn't as creepy or perverted. Saying that, it was uncomfortable to watch at times especially with the great performances by Irons and Swain. The character of Lolita was very well done as she acted incredibly childish and immature for her age but then suddenly switched when she wanted something. She knew exactly what she was doing. I sort of felt sorry for Humbert as she was blatantly playing him and he fell for it because of his past. However, he still shouldn't have given in to his desires and they both got what they deserved in the end.


A fantastic and original stop motion animation. I was interested throughout the film and loved the aesthetics of it. They really did put a lot of work into this and it completely paid off. Reminds me of my childhood...

The Beaver
The Beaver(2011)

A really good story of a life breaking down. Walter turned to something else to let him escape the trials and responsibilities of life, but also to let him indulge in the glory and fun life can offer. Very sad and emotional but it was flat and too easy at some parts. Would his staff/wife really be that understanding so quickly? Wouldn't he be sent straight off to a mental ward? Great job by Foster.


An interesting tale of several 'puppets' but I had no sympathy for them. The world was destroyed and these tiny things were supposed to fight back against the massive machines that were constantly destroying it. A good cast and an imaginative world exploring what would happen if machines took over but I wasn't very entertained.

In the Loop
In the Loop(2009)

For me it was far too wordy and I had difficulty understanding what was actually going on. The characters were really good with good actors and there were some mildly funny parts however it didn't really do much for me. It thought it was funnier than what it was and stuck to international stereotypes of the British and American people; but I guess that was the point.


Despite the bad reviews for this I really enjoyed it. It was a different spin on this type of genre and had good well formed characters. I especially liked Castle and Michael C. Hall's acting. The whole world is interesting and the ending was inspired.

Peep World
Peep World(2011)

A well written film in terms of structure however there wasn't much going on. It was quite bland and predictable. A good cast seems wasted.

Deep Impact
Deep Impact(1998)

Released just two months before Armageddon, this film was made to make money. They took a common and popular idea and ran the cheesiest story possible but lacked any drama and empathy. A sham for Morgan Freeman.


I really loved the narrative of this film, it was interesting, mysterious and enticing. Throughout the whole film I didn't guess the twist but when it came, it came good. Brilliant performance from Hopkins as normal but I'm not sold on Gosling.

Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole

Whilst the voice performances were brilliant and the visual effects were absolutely stunning, the story just doesn't take off. It's very simple, common and predictable. Nothing new was added to take the story of a young and inexperienced but talented boy that goes on a journey of courage and growth to become a hero into anything more than what we've seen countless times in children's and teens movies. Generic but beautiful.

The Fog
The Fog(1979)

Another great (but slow) film from Carpenter. It was enjoyable to watch and although cheesy from time it was a cleverly crafted thriller with fantastic sound which really made it creepy and uncomfortable to watch.

A Mighty Heart

I really liked the fact that they kept it as real to life as possible and I believed that this had happened; although on a downside it made the film rather slow at times. Also I found it difficult to keep up with what was happening when there were several similar looking men pacing around and talking in a foreign language with no subtitles, it was difficult to figure out what was happening. Jolie gave a fantastic performance and I believed her as Mariane. It was heartbreaking to see her pain at finding out about her husbands execution. It did seem a bit strange however that she remained focused and in control of her emotions for the rest of the time after his death. I don't know if that was true of the real Mariane or not, but it is strange.

L.A. Confidential

Really not my type of film. I couldn't watch the full thing as it was very slow but I'm sure for fans of this type of thing it was good since its 99% fresh.


I had much higher expectations for this film and now I'm just really glad I didn't go see it in the cinema. It wasn't bad, it just didn't really have much on offer. I liked the story but it wasn't fully explained as to why the project was shut down and why Marissa so desperately wanted Hanna for herself. Good performances from Ronan (as always) and Bana too. You can tell that they were trying to go for a different cinematic look with some strange cinematography which really didn't work but overall it was a good effort.

Red Riding Hood

After reading several bad reviews of this film I really didn't expect much. However I was pleasantly surprised to find a dark and intimate thriller that kept its secret hidden from me until the end. Being a film student, maybe I should have worked out who the wolf was and maybe that makes me stupid but I found it refreshing that it wasn't the most obvious person. Performance wise, it wasn't especially good however Seyfried held her own and as usual Oldman gave a brilliant performance. The stand out features were the set design, cinematography and music which really made this film despite the not as strong as possible story. I didn't think it was particularly teeny but I haven't seen Twilight though either so it remains to be judged.

The Guardian
The Guardian(2006)

It was a long film but I felt they didn't really show anything. There was no strong story line here, just two characters who have been through bad times trying to come out of it. It was very predictable and I just did not care what happened to them. It was sad thinking of what they had been through but there's not much here to care about.

The Adjustment Bureau

A very twisty and original film that kept me guessing throughout and wondering what was going on. It's very interesting to think that maybe that's how a higher power works. It gives you a lot to speculate about. I wasn't totally sold on the relationship between Norris and Sellas but maybe that's because I'm not a Damon fan. Something that did annoy me was why would that higher power just suddenly decide to let them be together just because they shared a passionate kiss? Going to all that trouble to keep them apart to then let them be together was rather unconvincing.

Dark Star
Dark Star(1974)

I suppose it would have been entertaining for its time (despite Star Wars) and I did find it a slow but thoughtful and interesting piece. I can see the similarities between this and 2001 which is not a bad thing. It was well thought out and had some great comedy moments (intended or not). A good watch but not something you could view again and again.

Letters to Juliet

Whilst there was a truly heartwarming love story at the centre of this film, it was very Hollywood and I was in no doubt that Claire and Lorenzo would find each other, that Sophie and Charlie would get together, that Charlie would climb the tree and fall off... It was very predictable to the point of being boring and I just didn't like the characters. Bernal gave a good performance as usual but the others lacked talent and charisma. Several glaringly obvious continuity mistakes and terrible acting later, I can safely say this film was not worth my time.

10,000 B.C.
10,000 B.C.(2008)

I really love this era and expected this to be a kind of realistic look at the era however it seems they've got a lot of their history wrong. I wasn't invested in any of the characters and to be honest I didn't really care if they got to be together or not. The scene where the mother dies to save Evolet was stupid and cheesy and ruined the film. The only good thing about it was the CG was pretty damn good.


A brilliant, original idea that avoids a lot of the stereotypical 'teen film' situations. The cast is good and they work well together and I think this is a great performance from Nicolas Cage especially. Mark Strong did a great job as usual. A big problem for me was that Cage died. His injuries didn't seem substantial enough to kill him but hey, I'm not a doctor. I could predict a lot of what was going to happen as it's the opposite of what would normally happen in a Hollywood film but overall is was thoroughly enjoyable.

Planet of the Apes

Whilst I like the original idea, I think this one got a little off track.


With a brilliant cast I did expect more from this. I'm unsure if she was going for a some sort of style, but Winslet looked like she couldn't act. Maybe that was just her character. Rush did a fantastic job as usual. I would have liked a better explanation to the beginning part. It seemed out of place compared to the rest of the film.

Vantage Point

Brilliantly thought out, twisted and original. If only a few more 'thrillers' followed a similar narrative plan. Cast was good, plot was good, and the cinematography was good. The only problem I have is that it wasn't really explained why they wanted to take the president. They explicitly wanted him alive. Why?

The Bourne Ultimatum

Stranger and not as good as the first it's a simple case of the bigger sequel with several exotic locations. It all seemed a bit too much and over the top. Although I did like the finding out more about how Bourne came to be. However I'm still not convinced of Damon's "action man" status.

The Bourne Supremacy

A great follow on which is just as good as the first. More intricate and revealing.

The Bourne Identity

A good series starter. Clever and interesting.

White Oleander

Really good and interesting story with brilliant performances.

Lost In Translation

The film played a long really well and I completely understood and felt connected to the main characters, however by the end I was left feeling "what on earth was the point in that". Yes I understand they bonded over a holiday after being the only two who seem out of place in a busy and futuristic Tokyo but there was no resolution. They agreed to meet back in America but that's where it ended. I know it's kind of left open to leave it to the viewer to imagine but it was a bit too much.

The Man Who Fell to Earth

A very obvious vanity project, it could have been a lot better if they'd sat down and discussed the plot to the minutest detail. Bowie's performance was fantastic though.

Blood Diamond

Very good story which despite a few bumps had me interested all the way through. It was slightly too long but the performances were good enough to watch it.

The Ice Harvest

Terrible and boring.

Beyond a Reasonable Doubt

Brilliant narrative despite the few plot holes. Enjoyable to watch.

Mars Attacks!

Very good in the way that I know it's meant to be a mockery. All the actors had their 'funny' voices on and although it's not an amazing film it works very well just to cheer you up with a few tacky laughs. The aliens are pretty funny but that alien woman who gets into the White House was just creepy with her arm waving.

Burke and Hare

An interesting film which several good laughs in it but certainly not hilariously funny. Would have liked an introduction into how they became friends. Pegg's accent slips quite a few times and I'm just wondering how much of it is real and how much was made up for the film.

Death at a Funeral

Such a brilliant and well thought out script with plenty of twists and turns and character development that keeps you interested throughout. There is no minute where you are unentertained. The great cast react and flow very well with each other giving such a screen authenticity you'd think you were really at the funeral watching this unfold yourself. The best of British.

The Black Dahlia

Despite this brilliant cast with equally brilliant performances, I could tell from the very start that I wouldn't like this film. It's far too wordy and I just couldn't understand what was going on. It was very difficult to follow and felt like it lasted an age.

The Lazarus Project

A very interesting story with great characters and plot line. It does copy Shutter Island a little though. It opens up discussion for how some released convicts are forced to reoffend simply because they can't get a job to get money any other way and also how ridiculous the American law system is for sentencing him to death for playing a part in the robbery. He had nothing to do with the deaths. He didn't cause them per se, he was just part of a robbery. The only problem is that I felt they didn't really explain what the Lazarus Project actually was. It felt like it came as an after thought.


An original and entertaining film. Yeah it's not on the same intelligence levels as some Disney/Pixar films but this is extremely underrated. It teaches children to love who they are and have high goals no matter who they are. Some very funny moments and truly heartwarming. Extremely underrated.

Event Horizon

I very much looked forward to this film and the beginning started out well but I feel the plot wasn't really fully explained. It just seemed like the creators had shoved any old thing into it. It became loose and predictable. I liked how the ship made them hallucinate things that were important to them or affected them but we couldn't believe the ship was 'alive' because they never gave us anything to go by other than the characters dialogue. The ship didn't look or act alive. It reminded me of better and more developed films such as Sphere and Sunshine. Pandorum was basically a not so good remake of this.

Groundhog Day

Such a warm hearted film that teaches you that there's more to life than your job. The cast was good (with the exception of a few bad Rita scenes). The story was mostly unpredictable and kept twisting and turning. Good script, I especially like how they didn't start every new day at the beginning; that would have been boring. The only serious problem is that it's never revealed how/who made this happen. I understand it's to show Phil how to be a better person. Over all very good and makes me want winter to come.

The Final Destination

Although the others were pretty bad, this was awful. It was supposed to be the final one so it should have topped all the others. As usual the acting was bad and unfortunately they came up with nothing new plot-wise. Waste of time.

50 First Dates

I didn't really expect much when I started this film, especially since I'm not a fan of either of the two leads however I was gladly surprised. There were many laugh out loud moments which brightened what could have been a depressing film. The performances were ok and the continuity wasn't as good as it could have been but I'm really glad they didn't go down the cheesy Hollywood film route and have Lucy suddenly 'cured'. Impressive.

Year One
Year One(2009)

Interesting and laughable (as in the bad jokes and acting) however some genuinely funny moments and a good accent from Wilde. A lot of effort went into the sets and costumes but that doesn't save the terrible editing and continuity.

Final Destination 3

As good as the first two (which were pretty bad also) but it's rare in this sort of series. Acting is even worse but thanks to Winstead we can look past that. Extremely cliche and rather predictable but not as bad as it could have been.

Final Destination 2

As good as the first one (which wasn't brilliant either) but that's very rare in this type of series. Not as predictable as the first however which is good although the acting is just as bad.

Forrest Gump
Forrest Gump(1994)

A fantastic, emotional and truly exhilarating film which grabs you from the moment it begins and ends with you refusing to let go. Forrest is the perfect character and Hanks really does him justice. Brilliant performances from all and is able to remain upbeat and heart warming even through the tough times Gump faces. Despite Jenny being a horrible character and a horrible friend to Gump, we end up loving her as much as Forrest did since he's the narrator. Perfect scripting. I also love how Forrest's life is interwoven with real events with really good effects. But is Forrest really the daddy?

Final Destination

A good story which holds firm throughout the movie. All it needs is good acting, unexpected rather than obvious events and a better editor. Hasn't aged well.

Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa

Not as good as its predecessor but still a refreshing and family funny. Entertaining for all ages and genders.

The Tree of Life

A fantastic yet confusing film on par with 2001. Brilliantly philosophic and 'deep' however some moments were rather confusing. Amazing space cgi delivers extremely aesthetically pleasing visuals topped to perfection with the sound track. Several more watches needed.

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 1

Good as a movie in itself however to leave a proper review I'd need to watch the series back to back as I'm not up to date on what's going on.

Larry Crowne
Larry Crowne(2011)

A nice little comedy which brightens your day and makes you realize that an old dog can learn new tricks. Enthusiastic and smart film which leaves you on a high despite the not so perfect chemistry between the two leads.

The Conspirator

A brilliant and harrowing film documenting a tragic and difficult time in American history. Brilliant performances especially from McAvoy and Wright Penn. I love this period of time and it was interesting to find out about a subject I know nothing about. I did feel that I was expected to have a basic knowledge of the events which was rather annoying and sometimes made it difficult to follow.

Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides

Good in the sense that we could see what the old characters like obviously Sparrow and Barbossa got up to however it didn't feel right. There were a lot of continuity problems and plot holes. I believe this is due to the need to get the film out fast and not being able to take the proper care over it. Had te release been next summer it would have been done much better. Cruz is a nice addition.


A fairly good and interesting film with a good cast and good performances (especially from Sheen and Nighy) however I felt that I needed to know about the film before I saw it. I found it confusing and difficult to follow at times as it just jumped ahead quite fast. I don't really know what the basic premise is eg the fight between the Death Dealers and the Lycans.

Mystery Men
Mystery Men(1999)

A very happy and funny (not as much as it should be) film with a good cast. All the main cast had good chemistry and worked well together. It could have been much funnier. It was just a bit loose. Spleen was probably funniest with his weird facial expressions and Rush was brilliant as Casanova Frankenstein - the show stealer. Really funny with his finger nail at the end. The Bowler wasn't funny and was slightly irritating with her Dad Ball though.


Started off very well. Introduced and developed to a good standard however as soon as Clive and Dren got down to it, the film was ruined. It was very distastful and gross to watch. All 3 sex scenes seemed indulgent and gratuitous and very unneeded. They didn't look real and were completely unbelieveable. Even Clive and Elsa looked like they were stabbing each other. The end was left very open for a sequel and one can only wonder who's the daddy.

A Bronx Tale
A Bronx Tale(1993)

Not really my type of film, but with a cast this good, it proved to be rather entertaining. It was too long and I did get bored throughout and away from all the violence and hate it's a nice little film about companionship and love. Calogero really looked up to Sonny and they had a friendship many people would be jealous of.

Donnie Darko
Donnie Darko(2001)

A brilliant cast really helps this film. It's very interesting and had me gripped right from the beginning until the end. I'm confused as to what was supposed to have happened. Maybe another few watches will explain for me.If I understood it would have been a 5 star.

The Fountain
The Fountain(2006)

Absolutely amazing. At first I was rather confused and couldn't understand what the point was but by the end most things were clear. I like narratives like this with twists and turns. I think it's about life and death and how if people fear death, then it's something to be feared. But if you embrace death as a natural part of your life then you can live beyond death and have something different to look forward to. It's very spiritual. I liked the juxtoposition between the past, the (relative) present, and the future showing how religion and spiritualism has been around for a long time and is an important part of many peoples lives. Fantastic performances, especially from Jackman. Brilliant.

Requiem for a Dream

Incredibly strange and awkward at times, it's highly original and is shot very well. I like the series of montages and time lapses. It really adds to the druggy feel of the film. Brilliant performances from all and although not something I'd necessarily like to watch again, it could be very good to use as a reference point for experimental films.

The Usual Suspects

I found it very difficult to get into this and didn't think the characters and narrative was introduced well enough. I wasn't sure what was going on as it kept flitting between different locations. It wasn't until half way through I realised Spacey was telling a story and we watched the flashbacks. I liked the arc of the movie though and although I guessed the twist, it was a very good and concealed one at that.


I like the idea behind the film, however it was really dumbed down for American teens. I'd like to see an intelligent version aimed more at older adults.

Pulp Fiction
Pulp Fiction(1994)

Heard a lot of buzz about this film and now I finally got to see it I have no idea what people were talking about. Yeah the script is good and well-written. I especially like the twists how everything fits into each other and the ending. However I was bored out of my mind for the most part. Sometimes it was difficult to understand what people were saying due to their accent which stopped me understanding parts. Quite dissappointed.

The Incredibles

I saw bits of this a few years back and wasn't really impressed. Watching it now it is brilliant and hilarious for both adults and kids. Clever, witty, and a brilliant family film.

Léon: The Professional

A fantastic and utterly enjoyable film (despite the uncomfortableness I felt when Mathilda and Leon got a bit too close). Brilliant performances from Reno, Portman and Oldman; possibly their best performances. You never knew how the story was going to go which kept it entertaining and interesting and kept you in your seat. Although sad, we all know the Mathilda can cope and will survive. A great watch.

500 Days of Summer

Amazing. Everything about this film is perfect. At first I was a bit concerned how the flitting between different days would play out and although the visual cues were helpful it was a bit difficult to tell where certain events happened in their relationship. Both Deschanel and Gordon-Levitt were fantastic. I felt connected to both the characters (especially Tom) and as the film went on I hated myself for liking Summer as she played him bad. She was a horrible yet weirdly likable character which is hard to pull off. Almost everyone can relate to unrequited love and the way in which Tom handles it is mostly very admirable. The ending was perfect. He wasn't over Summer but it gave him a chance to move on.

The Sixth Sense

A brilliantly endearing narrative that takes you to the heart of its characters. I felt connected to them as soon as it started and was interested the whole way through. Fantastic acting from Osment as with the others. A very sad and connecting film. Not many people want to die, so Crowe's unwillingless to let go is captivating.

Burn After Reading

With a brilliant cast and directors I expected this to be hilariously funny. It was slightly funny, especially the parts with Brad Pitt, especially the car scene where he first meets Cox. However I felt it was lacking something. It was good and interesting but left me with a feeling of WTF.

Seven (Se7en)

A fantastically thought out thriller with just the right amount of information revealed as we go through the movie. You believed in the characters and wanted them to find success. Especially at the end you willed David to do the right thing. Great cast, great acting, great narrative, great ending.

Repo Men
Repo Men(2010)

An interesting story with good characters but it didn't seem to flow very well. One minute he only just recieved the organ the next he was on the run for not paying for it. There are quite a lot of plot holes. It did get confusing at some points. You would think that because he was an emplyee and injured on company time he would recieve the organ for free! At least at the end they didn't do the whole commercial "everything is perfect now" ending because that wouldn't have happened in real life.


Good cast with a chemistry. Both believable in their roles. Good narrative however I found the end unsatisfactory.

Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

Very good visualy, an interesting style. However the singing seemed to come out of nowhere at times and it was a bit slow at points too. Good performances.

Reservoir Dogs

I never thought this would be a movie that I would like. Absolutely brilliant. At the beginning it's a bit confusing but everything gets explained throughout the film and the narrative twists and turns are filmed really well. Brilliant cast and an end I did not expect.

The Big Chill

A decent cast with a decent story but somehow this just felt like a 10 hour bore. Way too talky and with the amount of characters it was sometimes difficult to keep up because they weren't well established in the beginning. I didn't know until 20 minutes in that they all were old friends, and too much of a significance was put on the dead man. Never watch again.

The Pursuit of Happyness

A sweet and inspiring film that really shows that if you try hard enough you can get almost whatever you want. A brilliant and interesting story (even though fairly predictable) with a believable cast. It really shows you how bad life gets for some people. If I were in that position I would never have succeeded.

The Jazz Singer

An amazing film for its time! I feel awestruck that THIS was the first ever feature length film to include synchronised sound. The narrative and themes are universal and still relevant today, 80 years on. I feel that this would have been even better if they were able to implement sound for the whole film. A beautiful film with beautiful performances. Some people wouldn't be able to look past the fact that it's mostly silent and in black and white, but I'm so glad I was able to do that and experience this film. They didn't just make a random, awful and totally pointless film to add the sound to, they made something worthwhile something where the sound was secondary to the narrative and that's what makes this even more momentous and inspiring. A fantastic chunk of history.

Raging Bull
Raging Bull(1980)

Brilliantly shot and framed and I loved the ultra-stylized boxing ring fights. Fantastic and emotional performances from the cast. Boxing/fighting films aren't normally my thing but this is the best of its type. I'm not saying I'd jump at the chance to see this again, but the way Scorsese portrays these people really is beautiful.

Battle Royale II

Started off well but the main character with blonde hair was incredibly annoying with his constant bulging eyes and shaking in anger. It was far too long, far too many SFX shots and so many false endings. Half way through it could have finished. It was too much of a coincidence that the two men survived at the end and just simply a total mash up of the original. The bigger budget certainly has not worked to its advantage.

The 40 Year Old Virgin

Not that funny. The chest waxing bit was quite funny. But rather boring.

The Terminal
The Terminal(2004)

A lovely and heartwarming film of a man trapped in limbo. Brilliant direction from Spielberg and a great character for Hanks to play. He captures your heart and is a little too nice for his own good. A nice happy ending.


This wa sreally funny and entertaining throughout. I loved how they changed the look of the character to fit in with the wish. I especially liked the Colombian drug dealer!! It also left me feeling really happy at the end with the sweet ending. Liz Hurley sounded stupid though. And why make the Devil English?


Wasn't as good as the last one as it had no weaponds but the story and twists were good. BALD!


A cute little film which takes you on a fantastical journey inside David Bowies mind. Awesome film with an awesome soundtrack.

Shrek the Third

Definietly not as funny as I expected it to be, although it did have a few good laughs.

The Princess Diaries

A fun and wishful film about a geek that becomes a princess. Brilliant in the way that every teenage girl can identify with Mia in some way. If you need a pick up then watch it.

Romper Stomper

A horrible yet endearing film about people in pain. The neo-nazis are shown in a bad light which they most certainly should be, but the acting of some of the members make me feel sad for them that they have fallen into this path. Great performances and an amazing final scene.

Ghost Rider
Ghost Rider(2007)

An ok movie but it didnt keep me interested. i liked it when the horse and bike were together and also nicks face when she said "is something burning?" ahahahahaha

3:10 to Yuma
3:10 to Yuma(2007)

A really sad yet enjoyable movie which takes you across the wild west. Amazing settings and really great acting tops the narrative off. I felt really involoved and cared about the characters so when Dan died I felt so terrible. Despite the sad ending a good watch.

The Day the Earth Stood Still

Visually and graphically much better than the original (obviously) however I feel that the fight here isn't environmentalism rather non-violence in whole. I didn't really see much about the environment except for Klaatu's "arks" but that was because he was going to destroy the earth and didn't want to kill off our nature. Connoly did a great job.

Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen

A not so great follow up to the 2007 movie. Everything seems familiar once again as bumblebee rolls about. The narrative isn't as great as it could be but still a natural progression. Lots of OTT CGI and effects which really make these robots come to life but take away from the narrative of the film. Lots of great new robots to watch smash the hell out of each other. Good effort.

City Lights
City Lights(1931)

A cute little film which was fairly funny but obviously not of my time. I admire Chaplin for sticking with his "silent" films and I do believe this is a better movie for it. He did what he knew best. I couldn't make out at the end if she was still interested in him or not.

Battle Royale

From the beginning this was a brilliant film that slowly became a romance. It was difficult to watch how these friends just started killing each other and although some of them gave it a try to remain friends and look out for each other, the only people who really did were Nanahara and Noriko. Brilliant characters. The thing that ruined it for me was the "twist" where Kawada supposedly "killed" them when it was only them three left. I didn't understand the point of this. I couldn't get if he really did use them or if it was just to make the audience think he had killed them. The teacher must have known that he was faking otherwise he wouldn't have sent the troops off. I don't really understand the teachers relationship with Noriko. He obviously liked her but then he gave up his ilfe for her? Also at the beginning I thought that the girl who won that game was Noriko so it was quite confusing. It was difficult to tell them apart and to remember all the characters so that was a down point. Brilliant.

The Time Traveler's Wife

For a film based on a book this is very good. As I haven't read the book before I feel like I have the whole picture from this film however that opinion might change after reading the book. It included enough for me to understand what was going on. Very emotional and difficult to watch their relationship. Great performances from all. I sure wouldn't want to be Clare.

Meet the Parents

A very good and funny film with good performances but leaves a lot to want.


This was quite good and a cutesy film but it didnt keep me too interested. Wasn't that gripping but it did have a good storyline and had loads of great funny moments. Orlando is hot.

Battle: Los Angeles

Whilst I admire this film for not jumping straight into a huge fight and letting the audience settle with the characters before they cause chaos, I still find this just a big fat excuse to blow shit up. In my younger days I would have loved this, but this film is simply in existance to make profit.It's not original anymore.

This Is England

A well made but creepy and bleak outlook of the lives of a few teenagers growing up in 80's England. Not my sort of film but it was interesting to take a look into the history of my country. I believe that this is how it would be up North as the director came from there and I don't doubt his sincerity.

Dead Man's Shoes

Although this film has a good cast who do good performances this film just doesn't sit right with me. I didn't like the violence and it was just difficult to watch. A slow death.


An interesting and sweet little flm that says more about "irresponsible" teenagers than what it does "responsible" rich adults. It's interesting to see how each couple react to everything that happens in this flim as by the end it's clear that maybe the baby would be better off with it's biological parents. Juno makes an adult decision since she learns of her mistake which puts her head and shoulders above the guy who left his good job, house and wife to become a musician. Intersting character study.


I like the original story and if it were done in a more serious and dramatic way (with a fair amount of light-heartedness) this could have been a briliant film. It was simply too weird for my liking although it was made very well. Good acting.

The Road
The Road(2009)

A lot better than what I expected as I have read the book and it's a very difficult narrative to get across. If I hadn't have read the book I might not have understood some points and the movie has missed out a lot of good plot points however great performances from all. In the book I didn't notice how dodgy the final male character is after The Man has died so that's a difference I've seen in this movie.

Natural Born Killers

This film must have either been very well thought out and I've missed all their implications or they just threw a load of junk together which it looks like. It was a good story with great characters and acting however I feel it could have been toned down a bit and less crazy.


Although th brilliant cast and narrative were strong, the way in which it was shown was quite difficult to understand. For a while I was unsure if his daughter was in fact dead but maybe that's what was wanted, however it was confusing when it came to the past/present. Overall great performances and a decent film.


I was extremely dissappointed by this film. It lacked an edge to it. It just seemed like I was following this random guys life during a difficult period in his country. It showed a lot about character and how normal innocent people of Germany really didn't know what was going on. The ending was atrocious and so dissatisfying. Great performances and a cast that should have made this film much better.

A.I. Artificial Intelligence

A brilliant story of a boy who wants to be real. Before I watched this I didn't know what I was letting myself in for, but the narrative is haunting but inspirational. Haley Joel Osment's performance was one of a kind with his big bright eyes looking at the world like he'd never seen it before. Truly amazing but an extremely sad film. My only issue was that it was a bit too long which took away some of the impact of the film.

The Fall
The Fall(2006)

An extremely aesthetically beautiful piece with a just as beautiful narrative. Although it does seem to get lost and crazy throughout the middle, it progresses wonderfully and finishes on a perfect note. Brilliant performance by Catinca Untaru.

Source Code
Source Code(2011)

A fantastic movie whos twisted narrative keeps you guessing throughout. An intelligent, and visually beautiful film which also discusses the ethics of what happens to our bodies after death. Brilliant performances from all and I'm glad Jones didn't go with "Stevens saves the day!" because that would be a cop out, but he still gave the film a happy ending as Stevens creates a whole new universe. Another hit for Jones.


A intelligent, slow burner that has a brilliant ending. You can follow it from the start and keep guessing as to what will happen as the characters stories intertwine with each other. Brilliant performances and a great watch.

The Road To Guantanamo

It's incredible and really brings to light what went/goes on out there. People who you would think you can trust eg. the US and UK military and embassy workers, spinning lies just to get those poor men to "admit" they're involved with terrorist cells. It's disgusting how they were treated in Guantanamo and even more disgusting how only an extremely small amount of detainees there ever go to trial and the fact that none were found guilty is just horrendous. I understand the military not believing what some of those men say but obviously a lot of them are honestly telling the truth and being coaxed into confessions.

The Sea Inside (Mar Adentro) (The Sea Within)

A sad but funny story of a man who wants to die. You understand Ramon and want him to be happy. It's uncomfortable to watch him sometimes as he can't do anything for himself which is down to the brilliant performance from Bardem. At times it was difficult to follow as the Spanish speak so fast but it was enjoyable to watch. Although the ending is sad, you feel a weird sort of happiness knowing that Ramon got what he wanted. It really shows how laws need to be changed to help those who are of sane mind who want to die.


A sad and convincing story of a mother who lost her son. Performances are brilliant and the story runs well and you believe Christine and want her to get her son back. Thankfully they didn't do a "happy ending" and have her son come back. That would be a bit cheesy.


A good and interesting story with confusing bits that were thankfully answered throughout the film. Really good charaacters which kept me guessing throughout. Good performances from Bruno Ganz, Diane Kruger and January Jones, however Neeson was a bit cheesy and "I'm an action hero!" which was irritating at times.


A lovely little Welsh film that grabs your attention and doesn't let go until the end. An emotional and interesting piece following the journeys of two women. Great acting and absolutely amazing cinematography. A very beautiful film.

Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas

love the grinchs long green fluffy fingers lol and the pointy noses and big front teeth


Absolutely amazing! I expected it to be a bit naff as it was in his early days but this was well thought out and perfectly executed. The narrative is simple, understandable, believable and intriguing. The cinematography is outstanding and the feel you get when you see that truck is amazing. Fantastic sound adds to the tension. I like the fact that we never see the truck driver too. The climax - perfect. My only issue is that the middle part which was building up tension took a bit too long, I just wanted the end to begin. Overall though asolutely amazing.

Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps

Much better than the first as it was "dumbed down" for people who don't understand Wall Street stuff. Te cinematography and framing was good but the story was cheesy and predictable. Good accent from Mulligan though.

Wall Street
Wall Street(1987)

A good idea but I just couldn't follow the story. Way too technical and only understandable for people who understand money and what goes on in Wall Street.


Much better than what I expected, this film has a story and a heart. It's interesting to see how Shyamalan scared his audience not with what we can see, but what our mind's eye sees once we've been given the fodder. It's subtle and stylistic but in a utterly real and believable way. I didn't really like seeing the creature but I can't think of a better way to do it.

Wings of Desire

Interesting plot line but it seems to dwardle along with no care in the world. By the end I did feel for Damiel and wanted him to be happy. The scene with Marion and Damiel near the end is simply mesmirising. One of the best scenes I have seen in a long time. Their passion and desire can truely be seen. It's difficult to watch but worth it in the end.

Phone Booth
Phone Booth(2003)

Katie Holmes' voice is irritating and unnatural. The first half was terrible, boring, obvious and just unwatchable and it did get better towards the end. I loved the callers voice. Stuart deserved that but it was obvious that he'd stay alive. It just didn't grasp me. I didn't care about any of the characters.

Déjà Vu
Déjà Vu(2006)

Brilliant core idea and a good cast however I felt like part of the movie went way too fast. There are a lot of errors such as if sending one small note caused the city to lose power, surely sending a whole man would do much worse. His body probably wouldn't even survive etc etc. In the first explosion the bomb goes off pretty quickly whereas in the alternate world it takes a while. The science is out of it but it's interesting and somewhat unpredictable.

Never Let Me Go

Great narrative, great direction and gret performances. However I do feel like something is missing. It feels quite empty. That's probably because the book is so rich of fantastic material they didn't know what to include and what not to include so reading the book is my best bet for discovering the true story. It's brilliant how these characters don't try and escape their fate. They have the oppurtunity to run every time they step out of their houses; but something always brings them back.


Absolutely brilliant! The first film to make me properly laugh in a long time. Funny, subtle and outragious gags. Comedy, action, romance, sci-fi, western, you name it. My only qualm is that the beginning is a bit slow. I love the Spielberg reference. The end is amazing with Weaver. "Now THAT is what I call a domino effect!" To top it off the performances are great and Paul is wonderfully created. He honestly looks like he's there.

Funny Games
Funny Games(1998)

A brilliant an bleak film. Acted perfectly and shot in a great way. I don't really understand the whole rewind bit and breaking the fourth wall. If not for this it would be 5 star. No need for an American remake.

Aleksandr Nevskiy (Alexander Nevsky)

Totally unrelevant to today and simply boring to watch. I'm not doubting the genius of Sergei Eisenstein but I just couldn't watch.

Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind

Nice watching. Nice characters. Nice visuals. Nice actors. Nice acting. Nice.


The narrative was sketchy and kept jump starting. Short periods of action followed by long periods of nothing. It would have been better if he hadn't have opened his eyes at the beginning. Fairly predictable and the boy annoyed me.

Funny Games
Funny Games(2008)

Absolutely terrible. Watched this one after the original so it was boring and annoying to watch. There was literally no original creativity gone into this. Even the acting was terrible! (I normally love Naomi Watts but this was ridiculous). Don't even bother with this. Original all the way.

Let the Right One In

Absoltely fantastic! Gripping and dramatic from the start, the relationship between Oskar and Eli is intense and heartfelt. The actors were fantastic and I loved every minute. There was a small mistake with the Rubiks cube though. At one point the only square that wasn't white was red and then the next it was a blue square.


I can see what it tried to do, it just didn't do it well. It wasn't in depth enough and the drama about who wrote the Proof wasn't dramatic enough. Good performances, just a poor script.

Koyaanisqatsi - Life Out of Balance

Visually and metaphorically very good. I especially liked the comparison between the sausages and humans. Very interesting but not something to watch for entertainment. We are destroying this world. Nature vs. humans.


A good narrative however it lagged and I felt like I was watching useless stuff. Just random parts in their lives. There was too much detail put into Melanie when she was only really a small character, I didn't need to know why she was there. I thought the best part was the little boy Jason. The only one that gave me an emotional reaction.

The Celebration (Festen)

A great story which was confusing at times. I'm not sure about some of what happened as it was in a different language and it's hard to read the scene whilst reading the subtitles and sarcasm doesn't always come across in writing. Well worth watching though.

Black Swan
Black Swan(2010)

Out of 10 I'd give this a 7. It's very interesting and intelligent but it doesn't live up to the hype. Brilliant performances all round and it does show an insight into the torturous world of ballet. Definitely something I'd watch again.

Needful Things

Ed Harris did a good job. ... ...

The Fourth Kind

A thought provoking piece. I'm not sure if the FBI stats were real or not but it was interesting. I've heard a lot about this and honestly expected it to be much worse. They could have gone down the "small, green, bug eyed men" route which they didn't; they left it to the imagination.


A great and inspiring movie. It kept me interested and fascinated throughout. Good cast. However some things I do find hard to believe (even though it's based on a true story!) for example conviently finding the evidence box despite the fact it was supposed to be destroyed long ago. Now if this actually happened then great but it's not believable. Also I would have liked to have known what happened to Kenny at the end.

Wrong Turn 3: Left for Dead

Complete mess. Terrible acting, I just can't find the words to describe it. "Alex says I'm a slu. Do you think I'm a slut?" Disgusting. Nothing else to say.

Wrong Turn 2: Dead End

Much better than the first film, I can see why they thought this was a good direction. A few bad actors and predictable ending ruins it. Great landscape and cinematography once again.

Wrong Turn
Wrong Turn(2003)

Predictalbe, annoying, bad acting and obvious. With that landscape they could have done SO much better.


Excellent. Fantastic performance by Reynolds and I was really interested to see how they'd do it with only one actor (minus Pamela) and it kept me interested and gripped in the story. I cared about Paul. Even though I did guess that Mark White wasn't saved and I did predict the ending. I did like how they used black outs to show the passing of time.

The King's Speech

Amazing performance from Firth and Rush. Firth was convincing and brought a lot of charisma to the role, whilst Rush acted as the comedy side-kick with his brilliant one liners. Both did an excellent job. Bonham Carter did great aswell and I hope that at least *Rush* and Firth are Oscar contenders.

Gulliver's Travels

Fairly funny but mostly predictable tale. Good for family fun with all the well known faces. They all did a brilliant job but now I have to go read the book and see te original.

Road to Perdition

The first half was boring and didn't grip me into the story. I didn't care about the characters. Yeah the acting was good but other the narrative just made me want to walk away. Towards the end after Paul Newman got shot was FANTASTIC. I really wish it had been like this from the start. The way lighting, sound and colour was used after this point was brilliant. I really felt for the boy at the end.

127 Hours
127 Hours(2010)

Fantastic performances, fantastic style (well done Mr Boyle!) and a fantastic story. It was done well and although fairly predictable (I didn't know about the real man, I made a point not to find out beforehand) but it was thoroughly enjoyable and awkward to watch when he was stabbing himself.

Red Corner
Red Corner(1997)

Quite predictable if you pay attention to the small details. There didn't seem to be much of a fight, there wasn't much tension at all considering he could have been killed for something he believed he didn't commit. It seemed all too easy to get him off the hook. Made me more likely to watch Chinese films though. They have a certain air about them.

I Am Legend
I Am Legend(2007)

Extremely predictable. It was a good and interesting narrative but I need some more plot twists and something unexpected please.

The Way Back
The Way Back(2011)

A fantastic film with amazing aesthetics and landscapes. Great performances all round despite the little accent slip-ups. The beginning subtitles which tell us the premise of the film was very teasing as it lead me to constantly guess who of them men (and woman) would survive and who wouldn't. The only thing I didn't understand was Ed Harris seems to just disappear at the end. We see him at the Peruvian house but then not in India. Maybe I missed something?

All the Pretty Horses

An ok film overall. Great aesthetics but the narrative wasn't really shown too well. I'll have to read the book and find out if that's McCarthys fault or the makers of this film. It had hints of a summer romance film but didn't quite get there which is a shame since performances were good.

Sliding Doors

A cute little movie. I was interested to see how Lynch was going to do this but he did an excellent job. Thank God he made her 'look' totally different otherwise it would have been hard to follow. Cunning how he killed off the Helen we wanted to survive but then pulled it round at the end to have a happy ending where we presume she will still fall in love with James. Great performances.

Blood Work
Blood Work(2002)

A good story which was set up well but it just didn't follow through. I wasn't too interested in the characters and their journeys but it was interesting to watch.

Dr. Seuss' Horton Hears a Who!

Mildly amusing and funny. I didn't really follow the story but what I saw was good. The part I liked best was when the mayor was running around with his long arm with it flapping around. Made me giggle.

The Butterfly Effect 3: Revelations

Much better than the second but still not great. It turned to the horror genre to get people to watch and although it had a great twist it still isn't as good as the first. A good watch but not something to shout about.

The Butterfly Effect 2

Awful. Didn't recapture the magic of the first film and was just gratuitous and stupid in every single way. I didn't care about the charactes, I didn't care what happened.

The Butterfly Effect

I absolutely loved this film. It had the right amount of everything and I really felt for the characters. It was very sad at the end with the montage of how everyones life was much better without him. Brilliant film with brilliant performances.

Mulholland Drive

First time I saw this I was so confused. I was trying to understand and look at all the various levels and techniques used to put across the story however I did miss a lot. I had to check on imdb what on earth was going on but once I did I mostly understood what was going on. It's a very clever film.


Ok. A bit predictable in places. I like how the young Millie and David do look quite a lot like the main two. It's a believable change. Jamie Bell did great.

The American
The American(2010)

Not quite the tacky Hollywood action I expected, this highly intellectial "speak with the eyes" film was partly entertaining but at the same time sleep inducing boring. At parts the narrative dragged so badly I wanted to walk out of the cinema. Still unsure if I actually liked it or not, but it's a good effort.


A wonderful and exciting film which captures people of all ages. Even without dialogue for the first bit of the film you can still follow the action of Wall-E and learn about him and become his best friend. A lovely sweet film that can be watched again and again.

Lucky Number Slevin

Started off quite badly and slowly got better. Not that much better though. The performances from Freeman, Kingsley and Tucci were great and well worth watching. I liked the twists as I really didn't see most of them coming (except the fact that he was the child in Goodkats story). But why did Goodkat have to pretend to shoot Lindsey when no one was around to see and she just got up straight afterwards. That was purely for the audience which is rather annoying as it doesn't have any real plot relevance.


An interesting tale that to me wasn't fully explained. Maybe I need to watch it again but why are they on Solaris, how did they find Solaris, what exactly is going on in the space station... Many questions left unanswered. Some of the extreme long takes were annoying and unneccessary.

Tropic Thunder

A fairly funny film. A lot of the "funny bits" aren't actually funny but Robert Downey Jr and Tom Cruise made the movie. Hilarius.

Back to the Future Part III

I really liked the narrative of this one, seeing them in the old western times however it was quite predictable and cheesy with the bit at the end. But this is American.

Back to the Future Part II

A good continuation of the series. No way as good or as thrilling as the first but I really like to continuity of the characters, and the situations they find themselves in. The "To Be Continued" was really cheesy though.


At the beginning the acting was extrememly over done and unnatural however as the film progressed it got better. I really connected with these characters and wanted them to survive. The main thing was I couldn't stop thinking about if I was in their position; I wouldn't survive. It was a bit scientifically incorrect as Parker's hand would not have come off that bar unless she broke it off, snapping her wrist. Also it was a bit too convienient that the wolves ignored her to eat Joe. At the end I felt like it wasn't really finished.

Paranormal Activity

A really interesting and thrilling film. I didn't expect much when I came into it however it really shocked me. The acting wasn't as great and realistic as it could have been (the scene where Katie finds out that she was standing by the bed for over an hour and then walked to the garden was ridiculous, she had barely any reaction to it at all). I didn't expect the ending either.

Die Brücke (The Bridge)

A really great and interesting view of the war. I really connected with the kids and found myself pleading that the Americans would'nt come over the bridge, even though I'm British. A heartfelt story or the useless war losses.


With a great cast I had expected more from this. Fairly predictable and easy to understand it was a fun viewing. Great performance from John Malkovich. Probably won't watch again.

Robin Hood
Robin Hood(2010)

An amazing cast with an amazing story. Shot really well it envelopes you in this era, inviting you to join in on the action. It's fairly long which is a downside but I would have to re-watch to come to a final conclusion.

Human Traffic

Very stylistic and colourful, representing the 90's very well. The cast were amazing together and you really felt like they'd been friends for a long time. Not my kind of movie but a good one of this genre.


Mildly amusing but not worth the trouble.


A great effort. The cast worked great together and they kept the story alive. Without their sort of romance it wouldn't have been enjoyable. Considering this was shot really cheaply and much of it improvised the final result is great! The effects are as good as any million $ film. The only fault is that it didn't really have that final punch. The ending was suggestive and clever however I was left feeling unsatisfied. It lacked a money shot.

I Know You Know

A brilliant and interesting film that had me captivated the whole way through. The acting was so realistic and flowed perfectly. At points it was confusing however that helped the story. It was part of it. It was also very sad. Very underrated.


Fairly funny however I was born in a totally different era so a lot of the jokes just went totally over my head.

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

An interesting story which was fairly predictable but shown in an amazing way. I guess part of the reason I didn't enjoy it as much as I could have was because I was forced to watch it with dubbing, not in the original language which was awful. It was fairly grim to watch at times however I'm looking forward to reading the books and watching the next movie.

The A-Team
The A-Team(2010)

Loved Sharlto Copley in this and whilst it was an interesting story, it didn't really excite me that much. I found I was getting bored a bit but overall a good movie. I had never seen anything about the A Team so sometimes it was confusing and I probably didn't get some of the jokes but I did enjoy.

The Lovely Bones

Wonderful cast however some of them didn't really fit the characters that I read in the book. Ray Singh was supposed to look indian which he didn't really and also Rachel Weisz and Rose McIver just didn't fit. It didn't seem right. Stanley Tucci and Saoirse Ronan were absolutely perfect for these roles. A really sad and brilliantly portrayed film. The effects were great but as I've read the book, overall it wasn't as satisfying. I won't be quick to watch this again but only because of the emotional nature of this film.

Scott Pilgrim vs. the World

Going into this I didn't have much of an idea what it was going to be about. A bit confusing but also hilariously funny. Great cast who are just so natural it makes it very believable. Kieran Culkin did a great job. Good effects which make it very interesting to watch. A really funny part was the first 'match' with the funny floating guy.


An amazing and interesting film with great cast/performances which make me want to find out more. It was confusing at times however I can't wait to see this again! It's fairly obvious there will be a sequel.

Precious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire

Amazing yet disgusting at the same time. The hardhitting plot really draws you in and the fantastic acting of Gabourey Sidibe makes you feel like her friend. Great film but wouldn't want to watch it again.

An Education
An Education(2009)

Brilliant film with a brilliant cast. Expecially Carey Mulligan.

Perfect Baby
Perfect Baby(1988)

Not the most intersting of films, however it talks about a very current theme, even for today. I believe what the couple did was totally wrong however. It was interesting watching the story unfold like real life but the acting wasn't so natural.


An ok film which didn't really grip me and didn't really make me care at all. It was fairly predictable (minus the ending) so it wasn't so interesting to watch. At times it was scary but on the most part it wasn't anything to fuss over. The setting and scenes looked cool though.

Red Eye
Red Eye(2005)

A really good and well thought out suspense film. A great cast really helps the narrative. Some parts were fairly predictable but it was intelligent and interesting following the story.

The New Guy
The New Guy(2002)

Not very original and unintelligent however the actors did a good job in creating a good and funny film to lighten spirits. I like DJ Qualls and he is perfectly cast and he's the best thing in it. Fairly funny but not amazingly great.


The plot was fairly interesting but it was a bit hard at the beginning when it kept swapping between the two stories however it did get better. I thought the plague story was much more interesting but it didn't get shown as much. It was very predictable and the action was there just for the fun on it. Cruz did an ok job.

Clear and Present Danger

This sounded really really good however I just found it confusing, way too fast moving and about a zillion characters. I haven't watched the first one however I believe sequels should be understandable whether you've seen the first one or not. I was just left confused and not caring for the characters.

Iron Man 2
Iron Man 2(2010)

An interesting follow up to the first, and although it was made well with a great cast it wasn't as gripping as it could be. Fairly mysterious however not very thrilling. Good performances and a good job by director Favreau, but not highly rated.


A fantastic story, with a fantastic cast, with fantastic visuals. The narrative is complex and confusing throughout, however this is a good thing, I think that's the whole point. Most questions get answered by the end which makes the story clearer and more understandable. A movie which you really have to watch and take notice to and it's done in such a way that you never get overly confused or too bored. Absolutely fantastic in all ways.

Toy Story 3
Toy Story 3(2010)

Once again, an interesting and involoving story that takes me back to my childhood. Well thought out and immersive this entertains both the young and old alike. At some parts it does get slightly monotonous and boring however the fantastic CGI there's always something interesting to look at. It portrays a lot of issues which children would need to be introduced to eg. loss, changes and evil. All round family entertainment.


An interesting and forever moving film that keeps you gripped throughout. The characters were totally believable and interesting to watch (minus the nude scene). It was confusing and too fast paced in some areas however over all it was a great and pleasurable film to watch.


An amazing film of the true heroism during World War Two. An enchanting tale of how normal people battled to save their own lives as well as complete strangers. What makes this such an amazing story is knowing that these people continued to fight through all those years, those tough winters, without food or real warmth. The acting was brilliant and I really felt involved and in touch with these characters. It was slow and slightly boring in some places but this is based on a real story so it's bound to have some rough patches.

Nanny McPhee Returns

I wasn't so interested in seeing this film so I went into it not expecting much. I have to say that the narrative is pretty good and I loved the bit about the husband "dying" but actually being alive. I thought it was really emotional and a great twist. The thing that annoyed me about this is that as it's a sequel, everything needs to be bigger and better and they took the CG too far. It would be ok for a little bit like what they did in the first film however I think this was too much. It got past entertaining and just got boring. The cast worked really well together and Gyllenhaal did amazing. She held the cast together. Maggie Smith as Aggie from the previous film was really good and I didn't expect that at all. I wish that Fiennes had a bigger part however because his performance was perfect.

2001: A Space Odyssey

This was an interesting and mind quizzing film which showed rather than told the story in a fantastic visual way. I really felt for the characters and I could feel the sense of doom as Hal got ready to destruct. I was slightly confused as to what on earth was going on at the beginning with the monkeys, but I did see the significance later on however I still don't know at all what the big metal thing was. The flying through space was way too long and I didn't understand what happened at the end.

The Core
The Core(2003)

The only thing that makes this film worthwhile is D.J Qualls. He plays a great and interesting part which holds the film together. The narrative was weak and way too fast moving. One minute they've got no idea what to do and the next they have this massive machine all built and ready to use. It's too unbelievable and I just didn't care for the characters or what happened to them. The CG was ok.


This film is well written, well made and only gives away just as much as what it needs to. In a way it's mysterious and complicated but that makes the film interesting. It does get slightly slow but different ideas about what was happening kept running through my head, and it always left me guessing. The acting and setting is really good and makes it all very believable.

Amores Perros

I thought this was a vile film about dog fighting and how peoples lives become messed up. The dog fighting was horrible, I just didn't want to see stuff like that. It shows how greedy and selfish some of those leaders were by using their dogs and giving them pain and even getting them killed just for money. I liked the way it showed that no matter who you are, how rich you are, how good a job you've got, bad things always happen and people will never be 100% happy with what they've got. I didn't like how the stories were quite bluntly cut but I really enjoyed exploring this man who we had no idea who he was in the beginning. It was good to keep him throughout because it gave the film a constant. The acting was good on Bernal's part. Overall, this is not a film I'd like to see again.

Cidade de Deus (City of God)

Technically this is a great film and I loved watching the characters grow and the cinematography was great. It really shows the class divide in Rio and I just lvoed the setting. The acting was really good and natural. I didn't really like the story and I didn't find it entertaining in that way as it was just about drugs and gun violence. It was interesting to watch to see what happened and how things turned out but it wasn't something I'd watch again. It shows very clearly that crime just can't be stopped in an area like this. It will continue to thrive, even when the gang leaders are taken out.

Dear John
Dear John(2010)

The narrative seems really attractive and at first the film plays really well. There's definitely chemistry between Tatum and Seyfried however I just found myself getting bored. It was fairly predictive and really sad when his father died. The music was very helpful in creating this emotion. Overall Savannah was a really dislikeable character and played with Johns emotions. A good film but not one I'd watch again.

How to Train Your Dragon

I went to see this as sort of a last resort as I didn't really know much about it and hadn't seen the trailer but I liked the word "dragon" so it looked interesting. I was a bit dismayed to find that it was an animation however when it got started it was much better that it was. The animation was seamless and although the 3D was quite fuzzy in parts it was amazing. I loved the narrative of how a boy doesn't fit in with the crowd but then he makes everything ok again as he changes the stereotypes of his people. The voices were really good and something that I absolutely loved was toothless. He was just so cute and adorable and very much like my little kitten so I took to him straight away. This movie just makes me jealous that I can't have a dragon! Loved this. A hidden treasure.

Shutter Island

I went into this film with mixed feelings about how it would turn out. At first I thought that it would probably be really predictable however as soon as I sat down it was really good and the mise-en-scene worked great for the genre of the film. The CG effects weren't really that great (not compared to what we can do now) which sort of put me off however the island was really well done and it was much easier to understand than the book. The casting was brilliant as DiCaprio, Ruffalo and Kingsley bounced off each other. The narrative is incredible and I would never have seen that twist coming. I was thinking throughout the whole thing and now I can see the little hints and clues that are given. The most obvious for me being when the woman gestures "shh.." at him, like she's playing a game. To top it off Williams did a fantastic performance which felt so realistic and had great chemistry with DiCaprio. Highly recommended.

The Hurt Locker

At some points this went really slow however it shows the monotony of warfare and how soldiers wait around for hours and never really know what's going to happen. A great story with fantastic performances. It showed how easy it is for people to die out there, whether it's being killed by a roadside bomb, a sniper or being kidnapped from the opposition. Many good points to talk about from this film, I'm glad it won the oscar.

La Haine
La Haine(1996)

The narrative was impressive if a bit confusing, but that was probably due to the dodgy subtitles. Fantastic performances throughout, especially from Vincent Cassel. A great story that highlights the violence and urban culture as people want to make a better life for themselves. The ending was quite unpredictable, I never thought that Vinz would end up dead.


Quite different to what I expected it to be but very well done. The story was done very well and I loved the montage at the beginning because it allowed me to connect to the character and empathise with him more. There were some really really sad parts which made me want to cry however it was always uplifted by the comedy. I loved the bit with the squirrels and the "point" bit with the dog. Very funny indeed.

Sherlock Holmes

This film was brilliantly made with amazing acting and fantastic set/props. It was a little too violent for what I think a Holmes movie should be and is very different from the old Holmes. The narrative is very well done and scripted well and kept me guessing the whole time. I didn't like the supernatural part of it however that was soon put right at the end.

The Football Factory

Did not enjoy this at all. It was boring and full of violence and I know that was the point of the film but it's not my thing. It's good in the way it showed people that things go wrong and people can get hurt and I also liked the little side story about the grandfather and dealing with his loss. It shows how people of all ages can die.

Apollo 13
Apollo 13(1995)

I came into this expecting very much and wanting to be able to learn about what happened from this film. I decided not to read up about the event as I wanted to learn from the film. I did expect it to be better and not as boring as what it was. I know it was an account of the real events however this is Hollywood so I expected a bit more drama. The acting was really good and it really enhanced the whole experience. I did think it was funny when the grandma asked if Neill Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin were astronauts too.

My Summer of Love

I really loved the story of this, it was interesting and very well done. There were a lot of twists and turns which were very difficult to predict. The characters were well developed and interesting to watch. It was obvious that Tamsin was a bit untrustworthy and she was very good with getting people on her side and getting people to like her. Even at the end, I didn't want to believe that she did anything wrong. That was down to Blunts great performance and the script. I did feel very sorry for Mona very much, but at the end I was glad to see her walk away and become independant as she had been played very badly. I did think she'd kill Tamsin but thankfully she thought better of it. Amazing setting!

Hard Candy
Hard Candy(2006)

I really loved the narrative to this film as it kept me guessing with its perfect twisting and turning which made it intresting to watch. I loved how unpredictable and ambiguous it was and how it left a lot of things to your imagination. There was a two-shot right at the beginning of the film between Geoff and Haley and right inbetween their heads you can see a "Missing Persons" poster. The girl who Haley later goes on to accuse Geoff of murdering. This shows how many sly indicaters are included in the film. That acting was impecable and exciting to watch. I 100% believed them and Page played Haley with strong conviction.

Fight Club
Fight Club(1999)

The story of this was really interesting and intriguing but confusing and muddled. I thought the way it was shown on screen was interesting and there's a lot of interesting points that can be made of masculinity, identity and mental psychosis. The acting was flawless and the casting was done really well. Overall it was just a bit too insane for my liking.

London to Brighton

Although this is a totally disgusting film in what is happening, it's very interesting and gripping to see what is happening and is going to happen to these people. It makes you realise what people really go through on the streets and how difficult and horrible it really is. It was uncomfortable but enlightening to watch.


I liked the narrative of this and the way it was filmed. It flowed really really well and had some truth to it although I do think it was highly dramatised. Some parts were quite confusing and the character Tracy was really annoying. The performances were amazing.

Up in the Air

The actual narrative is really strong but I think the script needed work as there were a lot of undeveloped characters which could have been really interesting however I do understand that the main character was cut off from the rest of the world so didn't really forge many proper relationships. What I really disliked about this movie is the fact that Ryan didn't change and went straight back to his old life whereas the others moved on. It was quite annoying and a let down.

The Good Shepherd

The main story of this seemed really interesting with a great cast however, many parts were confusing in the way it skipped and jumped from one time period to another. It was difficult to follow.

The Christmas Box

This was a sweet movie with all the Christmas enthusiasm and saddness that often accompanies the holidays. It was fairly interesting to watch however it wasn't anything amazing. There were some good plot twists and some parts were fairly unpredictable.

The Truman Show

At the beginning it seemed quite confusing but once it really got started it was obvious what was happening but the route the narrative would take kept twisting and turning making it difficult to guess what would happen next. Some parts were fairly predictable (when he stepped out of the set at the end) however I loved the story and it brings up a lot of ethical issues surrounding an experiment such as this. It's a really interesting subject which kept me entertained and gripped throughout.


I really enjoyed the whole of this movie (despite the slow start). I think it had just the right amount of action and character development which made you really feel for these characters and understand what was happening to them. The cast is amazing and work really really well together. The narrative is amazing too and I really got into it and felt as if I was really there due to the ground-breaking technological advances it brings to the screen. Definately something I'd watch over and over again with the same awe. I think Zoe Saldana did a fantastic performance despite most it what we see it simply her voice. She really did a great job with having emotion and mystery in her voice.

Blade Runner
Blade Runner(1982)

I loved the narrative of this film and the acting from Ford and Hauer was good. It was a really interesting story however some parts were confusing and it just didn't grip me the whole way through. There were times when I just got so bored of it.

Tim Burton's Corpse Bride

I thought this was going to be a really good film considering it's Tim Burton but it was just a little too similar to A Nightmare Before Christmas with the animation. I didn't expect singing and at times I could have just gotten up and walked away and not be bothered as to what actually happened. A dissappointment.

Over the Hedge

This had an original and funny story with some great characters and good laughs. Sometimes it was rather slow running and not very interesting which decreased my rating. Overall the laughs were fairly good but the characters were great. Really good animation too.

The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe

For a childrens movie it was good and contained a lot of morals and lessons to be learned. It was interesting to follow but it was nothing special and frankly those actors were quite annoying to watch; especially the older girl.

Epic Movie
Epic Movie(2007)

Good idea, some good laughs, however I think the whole thing is so rubbish that it's funny. I think the bad cgi and acting was part of the whole thing.


I thought thismovie was really good despite all the bad press going around it. The effects were mostly natural and realistic and I also really like most of the cast. I wasn't so keen on Peet's acting but everyone else was good. It was a bit crazy when everything turned out alright. It was good to show the years beforehand and not just go straight into the action.

Batman Begins

Amazing origins story. It told a lot of what you need to know about Bruce Wayne with leaving bits out for character development in the futre films. Great acting by everyone except Holmes. I hate to say it but she did ruin it. Great mise-en-scene and locationing. Interesting and good in the way it leads straight onto the next film seamlessly.


I liked the main idea for this film however it seemed to drag and parts were very unconnected it made it difficult to follow. It had some really good themes and messages however some of the good stories never really took hold (pregnancy, being abused by a man) which could have been really good had it been explored in more depth. Very abrupt and unfinished end.

Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back

I do find the narrative of the Star Wars films very interesting. The SFX were good for their time and these films are always interesting to watch. They're structures and shot well. However, because I don't really know much about the series it's sometimes difficult to understand what's going on. I would have to watch all of them in the correct order.

Ghostbusters (1984 Original)

I like the narrative however it seemed to just go over in a blur really. It moved really fast and some parts were incredibly confusing. The effects were good for their time and I also think the cast got along really well and looked natural onscreen.

Step Up 2 the Streets

The narrative was incredibly predictable and unoriginal. The acting was ok - dodgy in some parts. I did, however, enjoy some of the dance moves. Some of them were really bad and cheesy and quite uncomfortable to watch but a small percentage were actually quite good.

The Bridge
The Bridge(2006)

It's a really interesting subject, all about the suicides off the Golden Gate Bridge and in a way it's great that it brings awareness of the issue of small barriers which allow almost anyone to jump off. However, it's also a bit disturbing watching these people fall to their deaths! It's really quite traumatic as you know that it's real. I feel like the director and other people involved sat and did nothing to help. I really connected with the main man who jumped off at the end. Even though I knew it was coming, I still wished that he wouldn't jump. It's just so sad and really powerful footage. It's sending a message to the bridge officials that something needs to be done to stop this.

Grizzly Man
Grizzly Man(2005)

A really good film with the footage taken by Timmy and the director. Timmy is such a funny guy it was really entertaining to watch him. It's sad that he died. In some parts the film did tend to make Timmy look crazy and a bit insane really.

The Day the Earth Stood Still

It contains a really good message and amazing sfx for the time. The acting was a bit crazy in some areas and some parts went quite fast sometimes it was hard to catch up. It seemed to finish very abruptly without really ending. Good for its time.


I thought the story was really interesting and it seemed to flow quite well however it just didn't grip me as much as I would have liked it to. Some parts went really fast and it was difficult to understand certain points as explaination was bad. I liked to look of this film and the mise en scene.

Dark Days
Dark Days(2000)

This was really interesting in being able to see how these people really live. They're making the most of their situation and it shows them as real people who realise their mistakes and feel guilty about what they've done and wish it could be changed. It's also really good that these people were allowed a second chance because of this film.

Biggie and Tupac

It was really interesting learning about these two people and how their relationship turned from good to bad. It was quite confusing following all the peoples names as I know very little about these two. I liked learning about their early lives and their talent and found it very interesting seeing them go into the prison to talk to Suge Knight. A good explorative documentary.

Michael Jackson's This Is It

This was a perfect tribute to an awesome guy who inspired so many people. I loved seeing him making changes and perfecting his work. I would really have loved to have seen this on stage- it would have been even better (if that's even possible!) The only thing is, I wished it was longer. It left me wanting to see more. He's so adorable! R.I.P Michael Jackson! <3


A really interesting story which kept me occupied for most of the movie. There were some parts which seemed to go slow but it was mostly ok. It was really interesting to explore what could happen should technology advance so far and it was also quite scary what could happen. Good performances from Willis and Pike especially.


I really enjoyed this film as it allowed me to learn more about quadriplegics and their situation and how they feel about the constant prejudice and discrimination. It was funny, informative and entertaining. An inspirational film.

Touching the Void

Such an amazing story and a perfect example of heroism and hope. I can't even imagine going through what these men went through, especially what happened to Joe. It's extraordinary. The dramatisation was perfect and the acting was incredible. Very emotional story. Fantastic.


The story was really good and very interesting with many twists and turns. The special effects were very good and mostly unrecognisable except for the jellyfish scene. A great cast who gave great performances. I especially loved the set which looked very realistic and believable.


A little confusing as it was hard to keep up with the subtitles however a decent story with great cinematical significance. Directed really well and revloutionary at the time. Sometimes it didn't make sense but overall a good film. Not in a rush to see it again, however.

Michael Jackson - Moonwalker

This movie is a must-see for any Michael Jackson fan. It didn't really flow from the beginning musical section to the main story but I love the way he linked Bad and Speed Demon. The main story was good but confusing at times as I wasn't sure if the children really did know Michael or not. The effects were really good and Michael gave an amazing performance on all levels. He's giving a great message against drugs and I loved his performance of Come Together. R.I.P Michael! <3

Back to the Future

I really loved the story and the characters were amusing to watch. Doc Brown was very funny and a great character. The story flowed very well and always had me hooked to the seat. Great special effects for the time and an innovative idea.

District 9
District 9(2009)

Absolutely amazing original story. I loved the way it seemed like a documentry at the beginning and end showing that something like this could happen and it questions what we would do about it. Parallelling the Prawns to Blacks in apartheid it shows a perfect example of the class system and how you can't change it. Directed and performed with precision this film is a great see. I liked the way the representation of the Prawns changed from the beginning in which they were shown as trouble makers in the media and then when the story came along they were shown as a race in difficulties. The media exaggerating their behaviour. The cgi was seamless and fantastic to watch!

Hoop Dreams
Hoop Dreams(1994)

I really enjoyed the story of this and liked how it followed the boys through a number of years through good and bad times. It showed how city kids only have one chance of getting out of poverty and that's by having a sporting talent which many children don't. The tough world of scholarships and the struggles faced by kids in need. I'm not a keen basketball player and I don't know much about the American school system so it was a bit confusing at times.

The Shipping News

The beginning was a little too fast and confusing however the story was really good and the cast fitted in really well together and gave good performances. At times it was a little boring but I was always guessing at what was going to happen next. Loved the setting and the feel of the movie though.

Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem (AVP 2)

No way as good as the first one and the narrative is weak. It had a few enjoyable moments but for the most part it was a lame excuse for a sequel.

Inglourious Basterds

A good and interesting story with a few good laughs and a fantastic cast. It wasn't as funny and as "black humour" as I expected but the ending was fantastic. I love how Hitler got bombed and shot to pieces. If only that was true.

G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra

Amazing cast and script and cgi. This had lots of great components and a mix of genre with kept me involved and interested in finding out what was to happen. Christopher Eccleson and Joseph Gordon Levitt gave the best performances.

The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3

Really loved how simple the narrative was but how complicated and how there were many twists and turns. I never knew what to expect and tried and failed at guessing at what was to come. Great performances.

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

I really loved the mise en scene and thought that it was a good movie to watch. The performances were great as were the special effects. The only problem is that i don't really remember the other films so sometimes it was hard to follow what was going on. I also cant compare to the book.

Terminator Salvation

There is a great cast and great acting but for someone who hasn't seen previous films is got a little difficult to follow. I really enjoyed the action scenes however, and enjoyed Yelchin's performance.

The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters

Loved this so much. I really like how it follows a natural narrative and that these are real people being themselves. It's very funny and even though I'm not a gamer myself it was very entertaining. The facial expressions are priceless! Boo Billy Mitchell!

Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom

This was a very good movie full of excitement and action. I loved the cart scenes! Sometimes i felt it went a bit off-line into something irrelevant to the narrative but well acted, funny and entertaining. I love the mise-en-scene.

Bad Education

I really loved the story to this movie. It was well thought out and interesting. As well as being very funny it was also very sad and weird. Great performance from Gael Garcia Bernal.

Y Tu Mama Tambien

I really liked the setting and the mise en scene to this movie but the plot was rubbish and boring and the subtitles made it difficult for me to enjoy any part of it. Simply boring.


I did actually really like the plot to this movie. It was a bit weird and wacky but really entertaining. Great performances too.


A decent story and great acting but somehow i didn't truely connect with the characters and thought the whole thing with the captain from the first mission still being alive was a bit over the top. It was a twist that i didn't expect but not a good one. I enjoyed all the sci-fi fan pleasing shots though.

Star Trek
Star Trek(2009)

Absolutely amazing. The effects were pheonomanal and really realistic. Some parts were a little confusing for a non-Trekkie but the rest was easy to follow and i really felt involved with the characters. The cast was perfect and the acting so well done. I loved Chekov and Scottie <3 A fantastic movie for all.

Angels & Demons

Absolutely amazing. This was so much better than the Da Vinci Code (this was fab too) and I loved the suggestive shots and the location. The story flowed so well and although it was somewhat difficult to understand at some points it was exceedingly good. It kept me interested the whole way through.

King Arthur
King Arthur(2004)

this was an ok movie. it had the great cast, great costumes and great story but somehow it was just lacking in the oompf needed for this to be a fantastic movie.


A really really interesting story which could not be possible. The talent was fantastic and was really believable. Got me stuck right in.

Monsters vs. Aliens

This was pretty good and mainly very funny. Especially when the president was infront of the alien ship doing the music! that was so funny. Also when Bob shook the jelly at Dereks face! the only thing is that some parts were just quite boring and trying to be funny when it wasn't.

The Goonies
The Goonies(1985)

Fantastic. Loved the story, the characters and the funny lines. I especially liked the weird guy :)

Ghost World
Ghost World(2001)

This movie was alright. The story seemed decent enough and the characters were pretty cool but Johansson seemed absent and her voice is really annoying. Overall, it was ok.


Amazing story. Really connected with the characters and got involved with what was going on. Had the perfect mix of action/thriller/suspense. I never knew what was going to happen next and was really creeped out by those guys who came to get the kids. I almost cried when i saw the people on fire and getting run over by a train. It was so realistic and horrifying. Amazing end.

Pirate Radio (The Boat That Rocked)

Some parts were really really funny and the characters and actors were the perfect mix. Great performances however parts felt quite boring and monotonus.


This film had really good prospects having Samuel L Jackson and Christian Bale but it didn't really happen. I mean it was good! It had some really great parts but there wasn't relly anything to set it apart from other action movies. Jackson was great though and I really hated Bales character. Good acting.

Marley & Me
Marley & Me(2008)

I really loved this. The acting and characters were great and I really felt involved with this film. I felt for the characters and it was really sad towards the end. Feel good film with some really funny scenes. My favourite was when Marley was hanging out of the car window and when he humped the trainer lady!

Rain Man
Rain Man(1988)

I really loved the story to this film. The character of Ray was so adorable and I really felt involved with the movie. Amazing performances and incredibly funny and warm.


I really loved the mise en scene, especially of the beginning part in the jungle. I found the middle bit quite on going and not boring but beackground suitable. The end was really good though. I liked the camera angles on the spider. It did make my skin crawl!

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

The story was amazing, the acting was amazing, the chemistry ws amazing. The make up is just so believable. It's simply amazing. The only problem with it was that it did seem to drag on at times.

Pink Panther 2

This was just one of the funniest, silliest, but also cleverst movies ever! It takes you away from real life and it's just so enjoyable. So funny.

Slumdog Millionaire

This movie is amazing. The story is so much better than what I thought i'd be. The music was one of the best parts of this. I loved the setting and location too. Acting was great and as soon as i'd seen this I wanted to go straight back in and see it again. Well Done Danny Boyle!

Pearl Harbor
Pearl Harbor(2001)

Fantastic view of war. The right atmosphere was captured and the love story embedded into a war movie was just genius! Great acting and awesome costumes. Everything about this was fantastic. Very believable and made me cry. It was that good.

Legally Blonde 2 - Red, White & Blonde

Very good. Witherspoon doing great as usual. A great feel-good movie. But not as good as the first one.

The Jackal
The Jackal(1997)

The story was really good and interesting and the characters were great. The fantastic cast did a great job however I could have turned it off at any point and not be bothered about it.


This was an ok movie. There was nothing special about it but it did keep me watching. Good cast and great performances from Broderick and Witherspoon.


Fantastic. The acting was brilliant, the mise en scene was perfect and I loved how they started it speaking in German then fading into English to remind you that this was Germany and they would be talking in German. I think that Cruise done a fantastic job. This film has had a big effect on me and I really got into it and felt for the characters. I also like how they made Hitler seem really mysterious by the use of different camera angles and shaddowing. The only down point of this film was a couple of times it seemed to go really slow. The music was great and well fitting and even though I knew what was going to happen in the end it was gripping and sad.

Snakes on a Plane

This is hilariously funny because it's so crap. It started out ok but just went too far into a completely crazy area. It's pretty good but only good for background watching. I couldn't sit and only watch that i'd have to be doing something else too.


I really like this. I love his house and the setting of the movie. It really adds to the drama. The acting was great and there were enough scares and twists to keep me interested. I just couldn't stop watching. Shia is brilliant in this.

Ferris Bueller's Day Off

There were some good laughs and Broderick did amazingly well however it wasn't that interesting. Great story and great characters but it just wasn't what I expected.


Amazing. I love this type of disaster movie because the cast are so well chosen and you really believe them as a crew who love each other. Fantastic acting by all and I love the story. The tension is built up incredibly well and the script is just fantastic! Brilliant!

The Devil's Own

Awful. At first I thought the story sounded real good at it got off to a great start but it just didn't follow through and bored the pants off of me. I got interested in something else and couldn't follow the story. Ford seemed to do a pretty good job but Pitt was annoying and dull. He just sounded stupid and fake.


I loved the story behind this fantastic movie. I am interested in this sort of thing which is why I enjoyed it so much. Amazing performances by all the cast and I loved the mise en scene so much. It was really really effective. Fantastic.

American Psycho

Bale's performance was incredible! The thing that made the movie. It was confusing at some points which lost it the marks and also the other characters such as Sevigny's were awful-poorly acted. Good story and I also felt really sorry for Bateman at the end though. Quite confusing overall. Bale was excellent!


Amazing. Loved this from beginning to end. Kept me interested and involved throughout. Great chemistry between actors/characters and great acting and cast overall. Good twists-never saw that coming! Awesome, I just loved it.

Bram Stoker's Dracula

It was ok. Quite funny with the strange hair and gross nails and I really loved the costumes and set. Great mise en scene but just didn't enjoy the nudity. Everything else was ok I guess.

E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial

After rewatching this about 10 years after I first encountered it, I found it extremely enjoyable. The story is fantastic, the acting is fantastic and just about everything about it is fantastic! At 16 I was left teary and upset when ET died but then happy and full of love when he came back to life and went home. It was really funny when they were talking about height then ET elongated his neck to make him taller! ET is just such a funny and cute little creature. I love ET!


I thought the bulk of the movie was relly good with good tension building scenes and a good cast. However, the beginning was a bit slow and the ending was LAME! It was really awful. I did like the part when we first saw the anaconda's face. That was funny.


I loved this so much. Jude Law is amazing as Alfie and although he was a complete p***k in the beginning I grew attached to him and felt for him when he might have been ill. The acting is realistic and believable. Amazing remake- even better than the original.


This was boring, annoying and didn't seem to have much of a story to it. I saw no change in the character of Alfie that I saw in the newer version. I really don't like this.

Quantum of Solace

I am quite unsure about this movie. I know for a fact it is no way near as good as Casino Royale. It has a decent story but I don't know. A bit scatty and not put together well. The plot moves way to fast and it's rather confusing. Great cast, but it just didn't work. It seemed to go really slow then suddenly everythign was explained and finished and I had no idea what i'd actually missed. A disappointment to say the least.

Close Encounters of the Third Kind

Absolutely amazing. I love this film. It has a great story and I love the fact that they keep the aliens hidden until right at the end of the movie. It's very gripping. It has a great cast and great acting. Good cinematpgraphy and amazing sound! I love the musical bit close to the end with the spacecraft. Amazing!


This has a really good story and some really good action but it wasn't as good as I thought it should have been. I did enjoy it though.

Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium

No way as good as the trailer suggested. I just didn't connect at all with the characters and felt bored during it. I didnt like the boys narration for some reason. The only good thing about it was the great performances from the 4 main characters. I did enjoy the very last end bit however. Also when the kid was playing in his room with the older man. I must say that was funny.

V for Vendetta

I absolutetly loved this movie. The story was great the characters were great adn the acting was great. I loved the twist when we found out that V had taken her and was keeping her that was good. Even though I didn't fully understand the ending I kind of like it that way because it mistifies me and keeps the whole movie mysterious. I really like V, I really felt for him.

Ghost Town
Ghost Town(2008)

This had some amazingly funny bits in it like with the dog and so on. However some parts were just boring and the comedy wasn't nicely spread. I did enjoy the story and defionately connected with the characters. It did bring out emotion in me. Great ending i'd say. I did not expect him to get run over by the bus though lol.

Taxi Driver
Taxi Driver(1976)

At first it was really boring and not much going on. But when you look into it deeper there is a lot going on, to do with the characters. Great twist near the end though that's what made this movie.

Be Kind Rewind

This was pretty good. It was entertaining ad funny but not as much as I thought it would be. It had an awesome ending though! How cute. Great acting and great story. I want to go and do that now!

Rambo (Rambo IV)

I loved all the action in this movie. I expected action from the start but I didn't get that. The story was good and believable however. I loved the setting. The acting and direction was amazing though.

10 Things I Hate About You

I actully love this movie. The cast is amazing and the story is too. Just a feel good film to watch whenever. You can never tire or this movie. The actors work really well together and look believable.

Get Over It
Get Over It(2001)

It was ok. Wasn't really enjoying the beginning that much but got so much better at the end when they were doing the play. It had some really funny moments and a decent cast. The actors worked well together and looked real.

How to Lose Friends & Alienate People

A really funny and exciting movie. I love the cast and they all work so well together. Very believable and had a great happy ending. Left on a good note.

Walk the Line

I really didn't think that I would like this however I enjoyed it. The cast and performances were great and well suited. The story was interesting and grabbing from the start.

One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

I loved this movie. Amazing cast and amazing acting. The characters were great and I loved them from the start. The story kept me interested and guessing throughout. I felt really sorry for him at the end and I just love the way this movie was put together.

National Treasure: Book of Secrets

Not that great really. A weak opening scene and not grabbing enough. I just wanted to turn it off, but stayed in the hope that it would get better. It did begin to get so much better when "the book" came into the picture. After that it was a great movie. It had a very dissappointing start. Good cast.

Thelma & Louise

I did theoretically like this movie. I enjoyed the narrative and thought the ending was really effective however I found myself bored at times. I prefer high action based stuff but this was pretty good.

The Strangers

This movie is so damn scary. However the only thing which makes it scary is the music (especially) and the cinematography. Other than that it would be pretty shit.

Pan's Labyrinth

It was quite hard to follow at times because of the subtitles however i thought it was really good. I mostly liked the performances, the setting and location and i loved the effective use of colour, especially at the end with the gold/yellow/orange and the red.

Freaky Friday

It was pretty good. Really funny when they ran into each other and the little kid was like "what?" haha and they were some more funny parts and some really good parts too. I wouldn't watch it again though.

Ace Ventura: Pet Detective

Actually really funny. At first I didn't think I was enjoying it but by the end I realised I did really enjoy it and found it really funny. Jim Carrey is amazing in this movie and it just shows what he can do.

Wild Child
Wild Child(2008)

The beginning seemed far too quick for my liking but the rest of the movie was really good. Had some really good laughs in there and great acting from all. It was a bit cheesy when Emma and Alex kissed though, the music was really bad. Really funny.


The make-up and setting was great and really suited to the film. I loved the surgery fanactic nazi guy, the fish thing and also that skeleton. haha It was good but I got quite confused at times. I liked the fact that a bit of romance was added in. I did get the feeling that this was the 2nd movie and that there were things that I'd missed which wasn't very good. Great directing however.

White Noise
White Noise(2005)

It was quite interesting and had some really scary jump out of your skin bits but I just wasn't enjoying it. Parts were confusing and others were really predictable.


The beginning was very gripping and I loved the great camera angles and fantastic music. It was a bit different to the book but I guess that made it more exciting because I didn't know what was going to happen. The acting was fantastic, no faults in that. The only fault was that at some parts I felt missed a whole chunk of the book out which would have made it harder to understand if I had not already read the book. Missed out some important things.

Eastern Promises

This movie is very good. Great performances from Viggo Mortensen and Vincent Cassel! I love all the tattoos and they did great with the accents and the language. Offers an exciting insite into the world of the Mafia and the Vory v Zakone. The thing that knocked off the 1/2 star was that some parts were predictable and sometimes I felt it was going a bit slow. Other than that, enjoyable to watch.

Mamma Mia!
Mamma Mia!(2008)

This was such a good movie that from the start I wanted to get up and sing with them! The songs were well spaced out (not 3 songs all in one go then nothing for 1/2 and hour). Pierce Brosnan, Colin Firth and Meryl Streep gave the best performances. All the way through I enjoyed it and it's a true feel good movie. Literallly the whole cinema was clapping at the end. The funniest part was at the end when all the guys came along in them clothes!! Very good.

The Dark Knight

This movie is absolutely amazing. ALL of the cast (even people on for 2 minutes) done extremely well and very believable. I loved the story and the music and how Heath Ledger portrayesd the Joker. The Joker was amazing. His voice, his body, his hair and make-up. WOW I also liked Maggie as Rachel. The only slight thing wrong with it was it was kind of predictable when the Joker told Batman that Rachel was where Harvey was. It's such a minute thing that it hasn't affected my scoring at all. Truely an enjoyable movie. I love it when the Joker was dressed in the nurses outfit! This movie has action, adventure, romance, comedy and much more. Amazing.


Extremely good costume and fantastic acting from all the cast. Completely faultless. However I didn't find what should be an extremely interesting and gripping script, interesting at all. It dragged on and was confusing in places.

The Shawshank Redemption

The beginning and the end were the best. I found the middle section dragging and boring which stopped me giving this movie 5 stars. Obviously, it was vital to the story but it felt like it went on for far too long. Amazing performances from all, especially Robbins and Freeman. Great story and unpredictable. Truely amazing and very clever.

Reign of Fire

This was definately a great movie. I liked the beginning very much and found it very effective. I also admire the way the director skipped past the main destruction phase usually shown in movies and went to the after the world panics part. Very good acting from all, especially Bale, McConaughey and Butler.


Nothing special. Interesting at the beginning with all the science stuff but not gripping enough. It's just not special. It was funny when he was running away over the mountians though.

Team America: World Police

Actually Hilarius! I loved this movie. It was so funny when the puppets were having sex and when they changed the actor into an arab!! haha amazinly funny. Good attempt at character building too.

Starsky & Hutch

This had so many funny moments in it like when they had to do the dragon stuff! Cracked me up. Owen and Ben are great partners and look great together!

Iron Man
Iron Man(2008)

Was very good in script and set with amazing SFX and good background but not too much. Only falut is that I didn't really stay 100% interested and it could have had some more action. It had a slow beginning. End was absolutely amazing though.

Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull

Amazing. Awesome cast with perfect setting, script, set, director. The only thing I can say about this which is negative is the fact that I got a bit confused because I havnt watched the others and didnt know who Shias mum was. Otherwise PERFECT!

Legally Blonde

I actually LOVE this movie! It's really inspirational and lets you know you can do anything you want. Such a good chick flick. Reese is awesome too.


This was a really cute film for the kids. It kept me interested and I really liked it but I thought it had mroe singing. It was good anyway! I loved it when the chipmunk was doing all the impressions! so funny!

Run Fatboy Run

Really very funny with amazing acting and a good cast. It was really funny when he got the blister and the other guy popped it and got all the puss in his face. That was the funniest part!

Son of Rambow

Very funny but very emotional too. Great kid flick which made me laugh a lot.

St. Trinian's

Extremely funny with a great story and I love the characters!


Very good. Gripping all the way through and interesting to the point of explosion! Confusing on how he figured all the puzzles out but it was a good confused not bad. Great acting and suberb cast. The script was well written and kept me interested all the way through. Not to mention Jake Gyllenhaal!


This was a grat suspenseful dramatic movie with intense scenes and excitement. The twists were plentiful and greatly recieved. The only fault is the beginning wasn't very gripping. Sam is such a bitch. I hope this never happens to me!

Bridge to Terabithia

A good interesting childrens flick. They should NOT have killed the girl though because foer a child tha would definately ruin it. I believe it made the film more gritty and realistic, but the target audience would feel dissappointed and dislike it as a result. Great camera angles and setting however.


A good movie with a great cast. It really highlights what goes on and what bad things can happen. Charlize was awesome as I really hated yet felt sorry for Aileen. They could however have shown more of the trial and speed the beginning up to the first murder. Although it was quite good anyway, the boring beginning knocked a star off.


A good lovely movie with a cutesy story line and great acting but it wasn't intriguing enough. You didn't want to watch it you just did. The setting was awesme though.

Invasion of the Pod People

Pretty good story but the acing isn't too great. It was ok, just not thrilling. The music was really good though and it is a good watch if you're bored. But I wouldn't recommend people to go and see it.

Black Sheep
Black Sheep(2006)

a really shit film. but completely funny. the script needs a good sorting out and i felt parts of the movie were missing but it really made me laugh at what a crap movie this is!

Wedding Crashers

For a comedy its really depressing. the ending was really predictable too but there were some good laughs!

Brokeback Mountain

This was such a cute film! It made me cry a little bit but I really enjoyed it and love how it skips from year to year. Jake and Heath were good eye candy and look great together. The acting was amazing!

AVP - Alien Vs. Predator

When I saw this I was truely amazed. Thought it would be a crappy spin off but I actually enjoyed it quite a bit. The story was good and the setting was amazing but it was kind of cheesy and no way as good as then alien and predator series. The cast and script and cheesiness let it down.

Me, Myself & Irene

Very very funny which enduces loads of real laughter around all watching. Great cast which works well and looks great however just didn't thrill me

I, Robot
I, Robot(2004)

Pretty good script with amazing sfx and decent cast however didn't really grip me well and one part just went to fast therefore confusing. Overall good.

There Will Be Blood

This was an amazing piece of conema. To start off with, performances were superb! Especially Day-Lewis and Dano. The story was really good and gripping throughout except a few small scenes which lost it the 1/2 star. It was really sad near the end with Daniels son I nearly cried! It had a good balance of action, suspense, love, greed and more. Truely worthy of those Oscar's BAFTA's and many more awards! Epic Story.


Really cutesy movie with some really funny lines. Suitable for the target age and quite consistant. If you need cheering up, watch this!

The Silence of the Lambs

Amazing acting and a really good script that help the viewer by the neck and forced them to keep their eyes glued to the screen. Thrilling and rather scary at some points. I loved how there was, not a twist, but something unexpected always cropped up at the most unexpected times. For example, when Foster's character was at the door of Buffallo Bill, not the other guys. Thrilling and worth the watch. Hopkins really made the movie come alive with his enigmatic acting with a hint of release. Amazing.

The Matrix
The Matrix(1999)

The idea is good and the action is good but the script is dull and inconsistant. One minute it's action packed and full of thrills, then the next you're watching a 10 screen minute conversation between two people and no movement at all. At times I was extremely bored and contemplated turning it off but then along came some intense action making it more worth while. Would not recommend unless you have extremely good patience and the longevity to sit through the boring aspects. Reeves and the indulgent special effects helped me stay quite focused and made the movie watchable.

Kiss of the Dragon

Really really good. I loved the action and kung-foo style fighting scenes. The story was actually really good although I thought it wouldn't even have a story so I was proved wrong. It was emotional and exciting. Was a bit confusing in the beginning hence the 1/2 star but was awesome otheriwse. I also like how they used the "kiss of the dragon" as the name because of how it was used in the movie. I was a bit confused until he said what the needle place is called. Excelent.

Kingdom of Heaven

The story had a good concept however I think that the script was really weak at the beginning. It got so much better to the end. That's why I gave it this star because everything was perfect but if I wasn't such an avid OB fan I probably wouldn't have watched past the first hour. Got SO much better to the end and the acting of OB and EG was really good. They worked well together.

Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen

Quite funny and different but it's not my sort of thing.


This was pretty good. It was different from the norm and had great acting. The end was a bit weird though. It just stopped and didn't feel like it had finished.

The History Boys

So funny and differnt. Great laughs and a insight to guys feelings and how they see things like Uni and being gay.

The Queen
The Queen(2006)

Rubbish. So boring but quite interesting if you could understand what was going on. Yeah great performances, but I didn't really understand. I did learn a thing or two though! ;)


Lots of great action and tense moments! Acting was good too. The plane landing on the bridge was a great moment!


I really liked this despite the fact it wasn't as realistic. It didn't make me believe. Great setting though.

Predator 2
Predator 2(1990)

Good violence and great images of violence and ideas. However, not gripping enough and all too similar in plot and outcome to the 1st movie. Not as good as the first one. No way!

The Village
The Village(2004)

Awesome twist in the movie. I would have never thought of that! Amazing acting from Bryce, Joaquin and Adrien and it had some good scares and tension but some funny and sad times. Awesome!

It's a Boy Girl Thing

Really cute and a true chick flick! Funny but sad and inspiring. Makes me want to do something with my life.


Truely epic and astonishing and amazing! So calm and gentle but lively and interesting. Awesome.

Saw II
Saw II(2005)

Not as scary as the first 1 but that may be because i've got over what he does. Quite scary though and tense and really annoying because of what you find out in the end! Poor guy!


Love this story because it's funny and different. Great animations too.

The Magic Roundabout (Doogal)

Such a cute story and amazing animations! Unpredictable and a great ending! Kylie was great too.

High School Musical

Awesome songs and awesome dances. I'll definatley be learning these!! Wish Sharpay and Ryan were in it more though!

High School Musical 2

Lucas and Ashley were amazing!!! Everyone did well and I love the songs and dances! But Ash and Luc were best! Made a great impression.

The Simpsons Movie

Hilariously funny and desperately underrated! Had many great gags and just made me laugh so much. Awesome

Independence Day

A great film which portrays aliens in a differnt unusual way showing you a different view. Great effects and imagery.

Vanity Fair
Vanity Fair(2004)

Great acting/costumes/casthowever I felt he story waquite confusing and not followable. Overall good.


A funny movie which is great for kids but not so good for the more mature peoples of the earth. Unpredictable!


A truely original moive with a great plot, great cast, and great ending. Unpredictable and cute.

A Knight's Tale

A good plot and amazing cast, however some parts were rather confusing. Overall a good film.

The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause

awesome!! great sory line and I love jack frosts hair!!!!
these films never get old or boring! they could continue forever!


Pretty good. had some good laughs in it. and john travolta is so funny! great ending ans zac efron is so hot in this movie!!

The Descent
The Descent(2006)

really good and has some good 'jump' points. Can't believe the ending!!! lots of good gore too.

Men in Black II

Def better than the first, great blowing up and gadjets again. It just interested me more than the first. Great story line!

Men in Black
Men in Black(1997)

Great movie, especially all the guns and gadjets!! Will Smith is awesome. Them worms are awesome too! Didn't keep me as gripped as it could have though.

Children of Men

was quite confusing but i'll understand better once i've seen it again. I like the part where they were chasing each other with all the big guns and explosions!

Coyote Ugly
Coyote Ugly(2000)

not such a great film, not the type of thing i'd like to watch again! quite boring actually!

The Devil Wears Prada

better than what everybody was saying! It was funny when she first went there!

Mean Girls
Mean Girls(2004)

awesome chick filck! made me laugh so much and want to see it again and again! cheers me up!

30 Days of Night

great gore and great schocks! i jumped out of my skin when we saw the head on the pole and when the girl jumped out of the darkness!


was a good film but the introduction did get a bit boring. by the end it was great though!!

Surf's Up
Surf's Up(2007)

It took a while to get the story started but when it came it developed really well and the animation was amazing.

Evan Almighty

so funny, the story was ok and the effects were amazing. So many funny gags and the bit at the end when they're dancing was hilarius!

Lara Croft Tomb Raider - The Cradle of Life

This was better than the first one definatly! However was believable until those things came out from the tree! :s Ange looked awesome and is perfect for Lara.

The Bounty
The Bounty(1984)

Could have done with less nudity but a good story and its amazing how he survived on that boat with nothing to eat or drink! Doesn't look like Mel Gibson but he was hot so oh well lol!

Lara Croft - Tomb Raider

Angelina jolie looks exactly like the game version of Lara Croft. Good story and lots of great action. Wish i could do it!

Mission: Impossible 2

Very easy, fast action film with a fab story line. Believeable!

Mission: Impossible

A lot more confusing than the others but just loved it anyway. Poor Ethan!

Ocean's Eleven

Love movies liek this. Was very interesting to see how they did it but was a tad confusing. Should get easier to understand when i see it more.

Road Trip
Road Trip(2000)

ok movie with lots of fantastic laughs! that geek guy is so cute and funny and my fave part was when he had the mouse in his mouth!!


This is great and i jumped quite alot in it aswell!
but she looks like a dyke. great weaponds and suspense!

101 Dalmatians

An ok childrens film. Not much to say really.

The Flintstones

very funny and the type of thing you'd watch to cheer yourself up. Not an everyday film though.


A great musical with fantastic singing and a truely unique picture.

Stuart Little

ahaha this filkm is rather funny. because of how sad it is actually. Ok its an ok film.


Amazing. the best film this year with fantastic acting, effects and superb story line. Love it.

The Craft
The Craft(1996)

great story and ok acting, but the graphics and effects could have been better. otherwise a good story.

Shrek 2
Shrek 2(2004)

really funny!!!


This is just funny!!!

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

ok i guess. some of the actors are over acting though.

Ice Age 2: The Meltdown

amazing! better than the first one and so funny! especially with those other sloths copying the sloth. awww poor scrat! mamouths are so cool!

Ice Age
Ice Age(2002)

very funny! never knew it was Ray Romano! excelent film for a kids film. would watch it again definatly!

Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer

amazing! loved it. they are all so cool! was different to what i though it would be too!


A good and extremely funny fil, however, i felt it moved a bit too fast! could have beefed it out abit!

Hot Fuzz
Hot Fuzz(2007)

Excellent funny film! loved it and the plot was just so strange and different! loved the ending!

Kinky Boots
Kinky Boots(2006)

Some good laughs, not too bad. Not a regularly watchable film, however.

Charlotte's Web

A good film however a bit confusing and quite boring. something for the kids i think

Pirates of the Caribbean: At Worlds End

AMAZING! The visual effects were mind blowing and the acting was fantastic. Wonderful storyline with incredibly fit actors such as Orlando and Johnny! Orlando's mine tho =]!!

Spider-Man 3
Spider-Man 3(2007)

The acting in this film is AMAZING! so realistic and i actually forgot that i was in the cinema! the story line is great and i really like the way thaey showed the sandman and his story. also it was a good rounded film with action, comedy, romance, suspense, drama, tension, and scares. Such an amazing film and i think it will go down as an epic movie and the best of the 3.

Alpha Dog
Alpha Dog(2007)

Poor kid! lol this was really good, great story and put together well!


Really good film. fantastic special effects but the story was a lil bit poinless. even though i loved the fight scenes!


in love with this film! totally!
great story and i had no idea that the ball was sp.effects!

Mr. Bean's Holiday

not as funny as expected but Rowan Atkinson is a genius!
Funny stuff in this film.

Shakespeare in Love

really good! a bit awkward as i was watching it in a english lesson with a male teacher!

Along Came Polly

Excellent! haha the toilet bit was hilarious!

The Scorpion King

haha this was great! loving the scorpions! lol

Shark Tale
Shark Tale(2004)

hehe this was great!

Toy Story 2
Toy Story 2(1999)

this was better than the first i have to say!

Toy Story
Toy Story(1995)

liked it more when i was younger but its actually quite a sad story lol

Bend It like Beckham

Really good this is a good feel good film!

In Her Shoes
In Her Shoes(2005)

i just really like this film, it makes you happy watching it! really cheers you up!

The Number 23

really good film! i did not suspect the ending it was a real shocker but it was a real good one too!kept me on the edge of my seat!

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre

This isnt scary its just tense. a little bit gory but thats fine! I though i wouldn't like it

White Chicks
White Chicks(2004)

haha funny stuff! i love it when they have the dance off!


this isnt scary at all. its really funny when the puppet jigsaw comes into the room on a tricycle! hahahaha great!

American Wedding

heheh the bit with the hair and the cake is hilarius! and the truffle/dog poo! hahaha

American Pie 2

this is great! i need to get all of these on dvd!

American Pie Presents: Band Camp

This is so funny! i need to get this on dvd. he is so fit! =]

Little Nicky
Little Nicky(2000)

This is so funny!
especially when tht guy gets tits on his head and wears a bra over it lol!!!


This was a bit crazy! Who wants to be drowned he could of done it in a better way

Blue Crush
Blue Crush(2002)

I love it!
i wish i could surf like that!
a bit too predictable though


He really suits James Bond. golden eye is great, pierce brosnan is great, russia is great!

The World Is Not Enough

I really like the James Bond movies with him in! Russia ROCKS! loving the accent!

Tomorrow Never Dies

This is my second best James Bond movie.

Dante's Peak
Dante's Peak(1997)

Loved it!
I would hate to be in that situation. Poor dog! It nearly died!!!

Die Another Day

This is great...loved it loved it! Pierce Brosnan is the best bond ever! Shame it's his last bond movie...he could of gone on for years!


fantastic! i didnt know the story which worked to my advantage. a bit grossed out by a naked brad pitt, however, orlando bloom more than made up for that! now i get the achillies heel thing and the whole torjan horse buisness!

From Russia With Love

woo woo! this was good...i like the russian things and stuff...sean connery was great!!

She's All That

this was ok but i probably wouldn't want to watch it again

Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan

haha this was great! a lil bit disturbing when they were fighting naked........
but really funny!

Top Gun
Top Gun(1986)

not as good as i thought it would be but still really good!


baby Kirsten Dunst! how cute. love this film!


this was so real! i really want to live where they lived once they were together it was great! and i want jlo's body!

Pride and Prejudice

great! but the type of movie i'd only watch once in a blue moon for effect. too many times it would get boring. i love Kiera Knightly shes really good at acting! wish i was as good as her!:)

Maid in Manhattan

this is actually quite good! i thought it would be rubbish but i was wrong! the guy who plays chris is so fit! lol

Notes on a Scandal

fantastic! but the way judi dench looked at cate balnchett was so scary i would of run a mile! lol loved it! bill nighy is great!

Night at the Museum

I did think it would be more comic but it was still really funny! Dick Van Dyke and Ben Stiller are amazing!

Mrs. Henderson Presents

if they made it so you couldnt see anything of their nakedness then i would give it a 5!

The Lizzie McGuire Movie

this is ok n really funny when he gets shown up lol

The Muppets' Wizard of Oz

this was pretty rubbish quite boring actually!!!

Muppet Treasure Island

i like this the people in it are really funny thy lok well weird!!!

The Holiday
The Holiday(2006)

this was fantastic!!!

Happy Feet
Happy Feet(2006)

Penguins are my favourite animal and i love this film. it is different to what i thought it would be but its great!

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

david tennant is great the others are just weird


i watched this during media studies and done an essay on it so i no this film almost inside out

The Phantom of the Opera

i am going to see this in theatre hopefully lol i love the singing!

Jurassic Park

wasnt the best one of the 3, second best to the lost world jurassic park


it looked realistic whereas some films like this look so fake, pretty good

Six Days, Seven Nights

this really good!
i like david schwimmer


i was so suprised with this movie i loved it for some reason!

Into the Blue

loved the setting but it was a bit gross when that girl got her leg bitten!


can get a lil bit edgy and confusing at times but i really shows the true nature of war


hahaha little ginger kid running around singing gutted ur ginger


just didnt like the gremlins ugly faces and stuff


saw this in the cinema, FELL ASLEEP! how EMBARRESSING!

Lady and the Tramp

dogs dogs dogs dont really like much old disney movies

Mary Poppins
Mary Poppins(1964)

chim chimenny!! lol this is good for its time but not right now thanks

102 Dalmatians

a bit boring but its not as good as the first one

Lilo & Stitch

the voices are really funny lol


i liked this but it was sad and i hope it doesnt hppen to me

Ghostbusters 2

i love the theme tune lol

Garfield - The Movie

didnt want to see garfield 2- enough said

Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones

ok im getting confused again with all these star wars films

Agent Cody Banks

this was a bit weird if u get what i mean

Cats & Dogs
Cats & Dogs(2001)

i loved watching these little cats and dogs fighting and plotting lol. makes me wonder what my dogs are thinking

The Lion King II: Simba's Pride

again more attractive to a child but i still liked it

Are We There Yet?

hahaha that is exactly what my family is like


love the dancing in this jessica alba is good

The Princess Diaries 2 - Royal Engagement

i really like this i wish i had a castle and all that stuff to explore around but just not to have to get married too quickly

Spy Kids
Spy Kids(2001)

kids movie so its more attractive to them than me

Notting Hill
Notting Hill(1999)

a bit of a sad movie upsetting


the girl who plays buffy! i can never work out mysterys lol

Angels in the Outfield

this was funny i was a bit tired when i watched this so i wish id paid more attention lol

Addams Family Values

Some one said i was like wednesday! rude! but this film is grreat

Miss Congeniality 2 - Armed and Fabulous

I just love sandra bullock! she is great!

Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events

This is funny and good. i want to see it again sometime

Jurassic Park III

Saw this at my school at a club before i went there and its just like the others

Bridget Jones's Diary

Poor girl! BIG UNDIES! lol

13 Going on 30

Ithought this would be better than what it was but i loved the thriller bit in it!

Big Momma's House

This is good and funny but a film i wouldnt buy on dvd

Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason

She is so unlucky its unbelieveable!

The Emperor's New Groove

This is hilarius for a kids movie lol

Without a Paddle

This was a bit freaky but funny!


Hopefully no tornados will happen where i live!

Johnny English

Went to see this with my ex boyfriend and i just couldnt stop laughing!

Mission: Impossible III

Tom Cruise is fantastic! Must get this on dvd for christmas

The Lost World - Jurassic Park

I am so glad dinosaurs dont exist any more!

Shaun of the Dead

I thought this was going to be scary but hell it was hilarius!

The Haunted Mansion

this was really good!
i watched it when i was ill and it really put a smile on my face!

Not Another Teen Movie

Watched this with my friends and it is so funny!

Fantastic Four

I actually really liked this although i thought i wouldnt!

Casino Royale

Fantastic action film but it just doesnt feel like james bond but Craig is wonderful!

Baby Boom
Baby Boom(1987)

this was an ok film! typically happy ending though


This was really good but a shame when jennifers dad died at the end!

The Polar Express

is recommended for children

The Da Vinci Code

Was a little confusing!

John Tucker Must Die

I loved it! it was really funny and i was laughing for hours after!!

The Break-Up
The Break-Up(2006)

wasnt as comic as i thought it would be but there was one very funny scene where christofer sang this song and then pulled a funny face when the boss came in!!

Total Recall
Total Recall(1990)

This is great but sometimes i get abit confused by it!

Last Action Hero

I love this!
Lots of action!

Sky High
Sky High(2005)

I rented this awhile ago and i thought it was quite good. I thought it was going to be worse!

War of the Worlds

best movie i have ever seen!!!! and ever will see!! JUST GREAT!!!


I just love this film! Ever since i first saw it i knew it would be good!

Planet of the Apes

Again i watched this on tv and i didnt think i would like it but suprisingly i did!

Young Frankenstein

I watched this at christmas last year and found it so funny!
Its great!

The Exorcist
The Exorcist(1973)

This isnt scary at all! Why did people find it horrifying????
I think its hilarius!!!


I really really liked this i was really teary!

The Santa Clause 2

I watch this one every christmas too!
I have both in a box set

The Santa Clause

I watch this every christmas!


quite good but a little boring

The Country Bears

i thought this was well good lol!

Bride and Prejudice

i just love all the music and dancing!


i read the book at school and its definatly better than the movie!

The Waterboy
The Waterboy(1998)

i havent seen it all but its quite funny so far!

Open Water
Open Water(2004)

pretty crap really!
it takes ages to get to the sharks and even then they arent in it for very long!

Seed of Chucky

this was great!
it wasnt scary but funny!

Thirteen Ghosts (13 Ghosts)

i dont know why i just really didnt like it!

Hide and Seek

it was pretty tense!


hehehe this is funny with tht guy wit h the metal teeth

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest

That film is just fantastic! i love it to pieces espicially with johnny depp and orlando bloom in it.
kiera knightlys a good actress aswell!

The Day After Tomorrow

I really like this film!
Its really grown on me!

While You Were Sleeping

This is sweet!
That guy has huge eyebrows though!! lol

Minority Report

This is really good but i jumped a few times!
I got it for £4 at HMV!

Last Holiday
Last Holiday(2006)

I like more action in my films!

King Kong
King Kong(2005)

really good! great action and scary

Bruce Almighty

saw this on holiday and loved it!
Really funny!

School of Rock

this was really good

Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl

really like this! johnny depp looks well fit in it!!

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

tense as you dont know whats going to happen next unless you've read the book which i havent


i really liked this and loved wondering if she did actually have a kid or not

X-Men: The Last Stand

it had lots of action but i didnt understand parts because i havent seen the others

The Pink Panther

This is so funny i have to get it on DVD!

Just Like Heaven

This is so sweet and i nearly cried!!!

Meet the Fockers

great movie better than meet the parents

Save the Last Dance

not even 1 star! i got sooooooooo bored and fell into a DEEP sleep! how can ppl watch this!!!??

Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith

this was quite good but a lil bit 2 long!!!

She's the Man

very very funny!!!! cracked me up totally

Finding Nemo
Finding Nemo(2003)

got da dvd! quite good!!!

About a Boy
About a Boy(2002)

saw some of this but had to go out!!!:( it was good though


saw some of this and it was great!

2 Fast 2 Furious

i saw a little of this but i fell asleep! it was 11 at nite!!


really good but i cried because everyones meen 2 peter


was a bit boring

Nanny McPhee
Nanny McPhee(2006)

quite good and very funny!!!

The War of the Worlds

its good but not as good as the Stephen Spielburg one!!!

The Legend of Zorro

its good and action packed