It’s got to be telling that this film doesn’t appear on John Cena’s wikipedia page. Quite why it was necessary to give his character the trait of having a bad back was a bit lost on me, and the film

The Family Plan

The ol’ car salesman/family man with the secret past as a top-level assassin trope, eh? I chalked this one up as enjoyable nonsense of the sort of film you watch on a weekend when you don’t want a challenge. There’s

Deck the Halls

Genuinely ridiculous family Christmas caper with Matthew Broderick and Danny DeVito in the leads. The story beats are basically staked into the ground the instant DeVito moves in, but I thought it was executed with good cheer and certainly wasn’t

Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret.

Cinematic presentation of the 1970’s seminal Judy Blume book about coming of age, religious freedom and bodily autonomy: and I only agreed to go to this because I was thinking of a totally different story when asked. In hindsight, nobody’s

The Menu

How this ever got described as a comedy is a bit of a mystery – but whatever the genre I found it a compelling (if absurd) watch.  Having read nothing in advance about it, I really enjoyed the ongoing jaw-drops

Bottle Shock

You’d think taking the story of The Judgement of Paris (the 1976 blind wine tasting where California beat France) and putting Alan Rickman in one of the key seats alongside Bill Pullman would be an instant classic – but this

Metal Lords

In summary this sounded like a fairly hapless teen-rock journey to confidence type story, so during the opening credits I was a bit surprised to see the monikers of Weiss & Benioff (of Game of Thrones fame).  Don’t remember much

Triangle of Sadness

Refreshing to find one of those films that leaves you thinking WHAT THE HELL DID I JUST WATCH?! I don’t understand how this could be so memorable, and yet so irritating. And yet I keep finding myself talking about it.

Weird: The Al Yankovic Story

What a deliciously ridiculous film! Trust Weird Al to put out a biopic that’s totally spurious… and I really enjoyed the implausibility of Dan Radcliffe in the lead role.  Seldom laugh-out-loud funny, but it really had me smiling the whole

The Producers

Ever get it in your head that you just really wanna watch something you’ve seen many times before? I *think* the line that was swimming around in my head was “Oh we wanted to stand up and hiss – we’ve

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