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Review – Anchorman 2

A studio executive sprints down the halls of a Paramount Pictures and bursts into the office of the studio head and proclaims, ‘have you seen the numbers of these Anchorman DVDs?!?’ Looking down… Continue reading

Review – American Hustle

“As far back as I can remember, I always wanted to be a gangster”. Wait, I didn’t mean to quote Goodfellas, I meant to quote a line from co-writer/director David O. Russell’s American… Continue reading

Review – 12 Years a Slave

12 Years a Slave is the feel terrible film of 2013, but for a very good reason. As a director, Steve McQueen doesn’t hold back from showing a grotesque period in American history.… Continue reading

Review – The Secret Life of Walter Mitty

On acting and directing duties, Ben Stiller goes on an uplifting journey through physical and fantastical worlds with The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, which also doubles as a cynic’s worst nightmare, beware,… Continue reading

Review – The Counselor

The great screenwriter William Goldman (Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, All the President’s Men, The Princess Bride) famously turned down adapting The Godfather because he didn’t want to glamorise the Mafia despite… Continue reading

The Week In Fist Pumps

Hello ridiculously good looking reader. It’s time for another bite from crumpet that is The Week in Fist Pumps which features thing making me happy outside the cinema. A combination of fist pumps… Continue reading

Review – Short Term 12

Filmmaker John Hughes nailed the dysfunctional relationship between adults and children with the opening quote of The Breakfast Club from David Bowie’s Changes, “And these children that you spit on as they try… Continue reading

The Week in Fist Pumps

Another week down and here’s a whole bunch of stuff that made me attempt a backflip over the past seven days. What’s making you happy this week? Let me know in the comments… Continue reading

Review – Thor: The Dark World

In Thor it was explained that in that on the God of Thunder’s home world, Asgard, science and magic are one and the same thus nicely slotting the character into Marvel Studio’s roster… Continue reading

The Week In Fist Pumps

Time for another edition of The Week In Fist Pumps where I celebrate the things that are making me happy this week. Let me know what’s making you happy this week in the… Continue reading

Review – Captain Phillips

A big cloud hangs over Captain Phillips. The plot is based on a true story about a group of Somali pirates who attacked a cargo ship in 2009 which resulted in a hostage… Continue reading

Review – Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa

Over 20 years of existence can buy a lot of pop culture real estate in the hearts and minds of fans. Alan Partridge has conquered the world of radio, television and publishing, but… Continue reading

Review – 2 Guns

The power of a courtesy phone call is highlighted in 2 Guns. Despite the excellent chemistry between Denzel Washington and Mark Wahlberg, it’s a film in which the plot is driven by the… Continue reading

The Week In Fist Pumps

Ahoy hoy and congratulations! You made it through another week of floating through space and here are the things that have been making the little blue ball we live on a better place… Continue reading

Review – Rush

In order to be the best, you’ve got to beat the best. Rush embodies all the zest of the aforementioned motivational line to promote rivalry as a path to self-improvement. The competition between… Continue reading