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Wild Hogs
Wild Hogs (2007)
10 years ago via Flixster

Not so much 'Wild' as 'lazy', this dire and effortless comedy has little going for it, bar wasted talent and oppurtunity. It's premise easy, it's characters under-developed, 'Wild Hogs' is everything wrong in modern comedy, lazy slapstick obvious wimps being thrown in situations out of their deph and so on and so on. It's just about entertaining but mostly irritating with little to offer in the ways of originality. I'ts saving graces are a poop joke it sets up but never uses and the odd site of Kyle Gass as a camp rodeo performer crooning inappropriate songs. Even this doesn't make it worth watching.... Avoid.

Veer-Zaara
Veer-Zaara (2004)
10 years ago via Flixster
½

Yash Chopra's lush and sweeping Bollywood epic may have some minor flaws, but as cinema it's truly spectacular. An explosion of colour and song, a touching and semi-original love story and some sweet and memorable characters played with style by all concerned. Directed with a knowing and artistic eye, visually 'Veer-Zaara' never sets a foot wrong, if at times it's sentiment tips over indulgence. These are small qualms. What 'Veer-Zaara' gives us is the heartfelt love-stories that Hollywood can no longer pull off and characters we genuinly care about, get to know well and root for. If you want a real love story, than look no further. If you want an epic musical, than 'Zaara' pulls out all the stops. It is quite simply a work of beauty.

Meet the Robinsons
10 years ago via Flixster

Possibly Disney's last CGI venture (Disney Pixar will take the reins from now on) is a mixed bag. Like 'Chicken Little' the development isn't solid but it's certainly rich with ideas and colourful characters, all be them highly muddled. The Robinsons themselves, a futuristic family of screwballs move along at a breakneck pace, with little explanation for their eccentricities or behaviour, as amusing as it is. More amusing is a sinister bowler-hatted villian and it's smaller details such as a sinister little girl and her fire-ants that'only harm her enemies'. It looks great, has a decent heart and is certainly worth watching. As usual it lacks the depth of a Pixar film but as an entertaining watch it scores fine.

Mr. Bean's Holiday
10 years ago via Flixster
½

Ahh, for the days when Mr. Bean were truly funny. The silent and befuddled Bean at odds with everyday mishaps stretched to the limit. 'Mr. Bean's Holiday' stretches stuff to the limit all right, but everyday mishaps are replaced with ludicrous ones; Bean hailed as an artistic genuis at Cannes, Bean smacked by a lorry to survive unscatched. It's a major misfire, the clever humour of circumstance replaced with childish and silly situations beyond reality. If you like your slapstick ridiculous and unexplained, you'll have no complaints. Those seeking the early days of Bean will have to make-do with the rehashed restaurant joke and Atkinson street performining to a reptoire ranging from Shaggy to opera. Watchable....just.

Blades of Glory
10 years ago via Flixster
½

Will Ferrell 'phones in' a performance this time round, in this still entertaining and sporadicaly funny jaunt. Atleast it's a worthy vehicle for Jon Heder, who's struggled since 'Naplolean Dynamite' to find a movie to show him off. 'Blades' real problem is it doesn't try hard enough, it all feels very under developed, but that's not to say it doesn't offer some great moments. More memorably it has some great lines ('I see you still look like a 15 year-old girl, but not hot!' ) and the site of ultra cute Jenna Fischer in lingerie! Worth seeing...erm...not just for the last part.