This Is 40 (2013) | Review
Official Synopsis: A look at the lives of Pete and Debbie a few years after the events of Knocked Up.
Recycling two of the characters from 2007’s Knocked Up, Judd Apatow’s ‘This is 40’ focuses on the Los Angeles based couple Pete (Paul Rudd) & Debbie (Leslie Mann) over the course of a week that sees both turn 40. Whilst this is very much a sour […]
Review Added: April 15th, 2013
Tagline: The Sort-of Sequel to 'Knocked Up'
With my history of not liking the hyped ‘hilarious’ comedies, choosing this film on a bit of a whim could have proved somewhat disastrous for me. Being from the house of Judd Apatow and proudly waving the ‘ unofficial sequel to knocked up’ tagline made me scared. I didn’t like [...]
Brave (2012) | Review
Official Synopsis: Determined to make her own path in life, Princess Merida defies a custom that brings chaos to her kingdom. Granted one wish, Merida must rely on her bravery and her archery skills to undo a beastly curse.
As ‘‘the Red Corner’ has told me on many occasion, I don’t know the Disney films – I think I was busy pretending to be a giant robot during the time I probably should have spent being schooled in the ways of Disney lore. My viewing […]
Review Added: September 10th, 2012
Tagline: Change your fate.
I was really looking forward to this film, as this is pixar’s first outing with a Heroine as its main protagonist. I think Disney hasn’t been afraid to do this in the past with film’s like Pocahontas (1995) and Mulan (1998), (both based loosely on true stories) and While [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]