Ted (2012) | Review
Official Synopsis: As the result of a childhood wish, John Bennett's teddy bear, Ted, came to life and has been by John's side ever since - a friendship that's tested when Lori, John's girlfriend of four years, wants more from their relationship.
Being his first big-screen outings as both writer and director, Seth MacFarlane also takes on the lead voice roll as the titular toy bear Ted. Instantly recognisable as several of his massively successful Family Guy characters, there are plenty of components lifted directly from his shows […]
Review Added: August 29th, 2012
Tagline: The first motion picture from the creator of Family Guy
This is a film review which expectation makes it difficult to write about. I had been told by family, friends and colleagues that this film was hilarious. It was not. I was excited and felt that surely Seth Mc Farlane would not let me down and [...]
Magic Mike (2012) | Review
Official Synopsis: A male stripper teaches a younger performer how to party, pick up women, and make easy money.
Slightly misled in the sense that I was under the impression that this was a ‘click flick’ comedy revolving around the world of male strippers, there’s no excuse for the banality of the plot on offer – what is quite interesting, however, is that had the […]
Review Added: August 28th, 2012
Tagline: Work all day. Work it all night.
I think this film was always doomed to be looked down upon by critics. When you think of films featuring stripping/strippers you have Striptease (1996) and The full Monty (1997). This film deserves credit as it decided not to copy either of those films. Now we [...]
Chernobyl Diaries (2012) | Review
Official Synopsis: Six tourists hire an extreme tour guide who takes them to the abandoned city Pripyat, the former home to the workers of the Chernobyl nuclear reactor. During their exploration, they soon discover they are not alone.
Set in the former Eastern Bloc, The Chernobyl Diaries follows a small band of tourists daring to venture into the world of ‘extreme tourism’ by visiting Pripyat – now home to the literal fallout of one of the infamous man-made disasters in the 80s. In terms […]
Review Added: August 27th, 2012
Tagline: They said it was safe... It wasn't.
Yet another film in which the trailer tells a wee lie. In the trailer as part of the tour you think they visit Reactor 4. They don’t. They just get to take a picture of it from quite far away, because as I thought it is [...]
The Five Year Engagement (2012) | Review
Official Synopsis: One year after meeting, Tom proposes to his girlfriend, Violet, but unexpected events keep tripping them up as they look to walk down the aisle together.
In his fourth outing as writer Jason Segal revisits the rom-com genre raided by Forgetting Sarah Marshall back in 2008, having successfully fused elements of mentor Judd Apatow’s style with some of the more traditional components. Five years on and now considered to be a bona […]
Review Added: August 26th, 2012
Tagline: The journey between popping the question and tying the knot.
I went to see this film suspecting with a run time of two hours that it wasn’t going to be the average play-by-numbers romantic comedy, but more of a drama with a bit of comedy thrown in; and I was right. The film opens with Chef [...]
Keith Lemon: The Film (2012) | Review
Official Synopsis: Keith Lemon's rags to riches story when he invents a phone with a light up lemon on the back, and how it leads to a Hollywood celebrity lifestyle and a relationship with Kelly Brook
Over the years I have seen some genuinely shocking films – particularly during my (thankfully) short lived quest to visit the bottom 100 from IMDB – but this may get the prize for the worst pile of garbage I have had the misfortune of seeing in […]
Review Added: August 25th, 2012
Tagline: Biggerer, longerer, funnierer
I, like a lot of people love Celebrity Juice. I happen to believe that it is the funniest thing on TV at the moment. What makes the magic there is the interaction between Fern, Keith, Holly and the guests. I am not sure how well Keith [...]