Entries tagged with "review"


Before this year I had never been to a live gig. Seems odd now, but I’d never had cause to go. With Download that all changed and I was hungry to hear more. So in the past 4 weeks I’ve been to 3 different gigs and heard 4 artists play. Continue reading »

The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest

This is the final film based upon the Millenium Trilogy by Stieg Larsson, following on directly from the previous one. Lisbeth is in hospital, Mikael is trying to save her from prison and her fathers helpers are all out to send her away, one way or another. And by the end of the film, the entire trilogy is nicely tucked away. Continue reading »

London Boulevard

This is very much a film made by an American who had seen one too many British gangster films. It has all of the ingredients, from crime bosses through to quaint Hollywood love interests and all the kookiness in between. But it lacks the British touch. Continue reading »

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1

It’s been a long time coming, but the final installment in the Harry Potter series is here. That’s actually a bit of an understatement as the producers have seen fit to split this last book into two films. Quite why they felt the need to do this (it’s not the longest book, nor the most action-packed) outside of the financial gains is beyond me. But luckily what they’ve left in this, the first half, is more than worth the admission price. Continue reading »


There’s not much to say about the premise of Unstoppable, the latest film from Tony Scott. A runaway train carrying hazardous cargo (is there any other kind?) is racing towards a highly populated area where there just happens to be a bend in the track. Queue up every cliche in the book. Continue reading »

Let Me In

The original Swedish adaptation, Let The Right One In, was a masterpiece of Vampire-film. Forgoing the cliched history, it focused on the relationship between a lonely boy and a mysterious girl. It was fresh, which made it so good. And then Hollywood decided to “remake it”, because as far as they’re concerned any film with subtitles is akin to a book. Would they destroy what made the original so good? In the words of the books author: I might just be the luckiest writer alive. Continue reading »


Oh god, where to begin? Skyline is one of those movies that comes along every few years. It looks excellent in the sfx-ridden trailers, the hype starts up and then you go and watch it. And want your money back. Continue reading »

Jackass 3D

Jackass. It’s amazing none of the main actors have died from the pranks pulled so far, and as such the franchise has continued on despite competition from others such as Dirty Sanchez. The new thing this time around is the addition of a third-dimension, a common trend recently. So, does the extra depth help the film? Continue reading »