Monday, 28 January 2013

Life of Pi (2012)

A slice of life

A young man who survives a disaster at sea is hurtled into an epic journey of adventure and discovery. While cast away, he forms an unexpected connection with another survivor ... a fearsome Bengal tiger.

End of Watch and The Watch (2012)

Theatrical release posterEnd of Watch is shot documentary-style, following the daily grind of two young police officers in LA who are partners and friends, and what happens when they meet criminal forces greater than themselves.

And in The Watch, Four men form a neighborhood watch group as a way to get out of their day-to-day family routines, and then find themselves defending the Earth from an alien invasion.

So, which Watch should you watch?

Saturday, 19 January 2013

Django Unchained, Goon & Parental Guidance (2012)

In Django Unchained, a slave is freed by a German bounty hunter, and the two set out to rescue the slave's wife from a brutal Mississippi plantation owner.

In Parental Guidance, Artie and Diane agree to look after their three grandkids when their type-A helicopter parents need to leave town for work. However, problems arise when the kids' 21st-century behavior collides with Artie and Diane's old-school methods.

And in Goon, a bouncer overcomes long odds to lead a team of under performing misfits to semi-pro hockey glory, by beating the crap out of everything that stands in his way.

Happy Feet (2006), The Sorcerer's Apprentice (2010), & Astro Boy (2009)

Happy Feet takes us into the world of the Emperor Penguins, who find their soul mates through song. We then meet Mumble, a penguin who cannot sing, but can tap dance something fierce.

In The Sorcerer's Apprentice, Balthazar Blake, master sorcerer and apprentice of Merlin, must find and train Merlin's descendant to destroy Morgana le Fey, the darkest sorceress of all time.

And in Astro Boy, a scientist secretly creates a powerful robot child to replace his dead son (charming!). However, the robot uses its incredible powers to become a world famous super-hero, and faces his biggest challenge when an alien race threatens Earth.

Friday, 18 January 2013

Gangster Squad (2013)

The Untouchables-lite

Based on the story of LAPD officers and detectives forming a group called the "Gangster Squad unit" who attempt to keep Los Angeles safe from Mickey Cohen and his gang during the 1940s and '50s.

Tuesday, 15 January 2013

Blog: My most anticipated films for 2013

We're quite a way into 2013 already, and sadly, not one good film has been released yet. (Why do crappy horror reboots and spoofs appeal so much?) So, to remind us all that 2013 won't all be crap in the cinema, here's my list of the films I am most anticipating this year.

I should say, this is just my opinion, not me predicting what films from this year will be the best.

Monday, 14 January 2013

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012)

A small tale

A younger and more reluctant Hobbit, Bilbo Baggins, sets out on a "unexpected journey" to the Lonely Mountain with a spirited group of Dwarves to reclaim a their stolen mountain home from a dragon named Smaug.

Sunday, 6 January 2013

Mirror Mirror (2012)

Not the fairest of them all

An evil queen steals control of a kingdom and an exiled princess enlists the help of seven resourceful rebels to win back her birthright.

Thursday, 3 January 2013

Hotel Transylvania & Frankenweenie (2012)

In Hotel Transylvania, Dracula (Adam Sandler) is the creator and owner of Hotel Transylvania, where the world's monsters can take a rest from human civilization. Dracula invites some monsters to celebrate his daughter's 118th birthday. When the hotel is unexpectedly visited by an ordinary 21-year-old traveler named Jonathan, Dracula must protect Mavis from falling in love with him before it is too late.

And in Frankenweenie, a boy named Victor loses his dog, Sparky, and uses science to ressurect him.

Wednesday, 2 January 2013

Blog: My least anticipated films for 2013

So, 2013 has begun (suck it, Mayans!) and there are loads of films which we are all looking forward to. But sadly, there's also many films out there which don't look very good.

So, without further ado, here is my top 20 list of the films I am least anticipating this year.

I feel I should point out that this list isn't me predicting which of this years films will suck, it's merely me listing the ones that i'm looking forward to the least. But let's be honest, there's quite a few here that we don't need psychic powers to know will suck.