Director: Hiromasa Yonebayashi Featuring the voices of: Amy Poehler, Will Arnett and Mirai Shida Running time: 94 minutes (Japanese with English subtitles) Rating: 2.2 By Robert O’ Reilly Arrietty, the new film from Studio Ghibli (whose previous efforts include Howl’s Moving Castle and the Oscar-winning Spirited Away), is perhaps not up there with the Japanese […]

Super 8

Super 8 Director: J.J. Abrams Cast: Joel Courtney, Elle Fanning, Kyle Chandler Running time: 112 minutes Rating: 2.1 By Robert O’ Reilly J.J. Abrams follows up his 2009 hit Star Trek with this Steven Spielberg produced sci-fi nostalgia-fest, a sure-fire hit with adults and kids alike. Although Super 8 is not likely to top any […]

The Big Picture

Director: Eric Lartigau Cast: Romain Duris, Marina Fois, Niels Arestrup Running time: 114 minutes (French with English subtitles) Rating: 2.2 By Robert O’ Reilly Partner in a Parisian law firm and living in bourgeois luxury with his wife and two cute kids, Paul Exben’s (Romain Duris) life seems to have everything going for it. However, […]

Cell 211

Director: Daniel Monzón Cast: Alberto Ammann, Luis Tosar, Marta Etura Running time: 113 minutes (Spanish with English subtitles) Rating: 2.2 By Robert O’ Reilly The day before he starts his new job as a prison officer, Juan Oliver (Alberto Ammann) takes a tour of his new employee space and has the misfortune of being trapped […]

Bobby Fischer Against the World

Bobby Fischer Against the World Director: Liz Garbus Running time: 90 minutes Rating: 2:1 By Robert O’ Reilly Originally made for the HBO television network, Liz Garbus’s documentary biopic about former world chess champion Bobby Fischer has proved so popular with viewers and critics alike that it has now been given a full cinema release. […]

The Tree of Life

The Tree of Life Director: Terence Malick Cast: Brad Pitt, Jessica Chastain, Sean Penn Running time: 139 minutes. Rating: 2.2 By Robert O’Reilly Often nicknamed cinema’s invisible man, Terence Malick is renowned for taking massive gaps between his output as a director, having only taken the helm on five movies in a 38 year career. […]

The Resident

The Resident Director: Antti Jokenin Cast:  Hilary Swank, Jeffrey Dean Morgan & Christopher Lee The Resident is a voyeuristic thriller that never actually scares, thrills or excites. It is another generically tame game of cat and mouse that reveals its plot twist too early and boasts of big names to fill seats. Antti Jokenin’s direction […]

The Fighter

Boxing films with underdogs from the wrong side of the tracks aren’t exactly rare, but David O. Russell (Three Kings, I Heart Huckabees) has managed another excellent addition to the genre, thanks mostly to a terrific cast.

The Sly Trilogy & God of War: Ghost of Sparta

The Sly Trilogy – 3
Platform: PS3
Publisher: SCEE
Developer: Sucker Punch, SCEE

The Kings Speech

The Kings Speech Director: Tom Hooper Cast: Colin Firth, Geoffry Rush, Helena Bonham Carter, Guy Pearce, Michael Gambon, Timothy Spall, Eve Best & Ramona Marquez 1:1 By Alex Towers The Kings Speech is a thoroughly excellent film. Tom Hooper (The Damned United) directs a perfect (not flawless, not near perfect, just perfect) cast in telling […]


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