At first glance, The Watch doesn’t offer much new: Vince Vaughan plays his usual loud mouth, arrogant jerk, Jonah Hill plays his standard creepy, deranged fool and Ben Stiller plays his less likable stick-in-the-mud role, that makes us wish he’d stick to films such as Tropic Thunder & Zoolander. To some extent, these roles work, (at least the Box Office takings prove) which is why the...
Ok, so don’t try to think about Ted’s plot too much: Girl wants guy to choose her over his underachieving life-long best friend, also the best friend is a Teddy Bear brought to life through a magic wish. However, if audiences were willing to enjoy to absurdity of Anchorman and the silliness of Dogdeball, then it’s a safe bet to assume Ted will be forgiven for a bizarre set-up. If you ignore the...
The Dark Knight Rises
After the cinematic juggernaut that was The Dark Knight, cinemagoers everywhere have been sceptic that a third Nolan Batman movie could deliver. And yeah, The Dark Knight Rises does deliver, taking it’s time in doing so. Those engrossed in Nolan’s Gotham will find the running time appropriate, perhaps even bordering on a sexual experience (just me then?), but less fanatic viewers may find 164...
The Amazing Spider-Man
There’s no use trying to tiptoe around the Sam Raimi shaped elephant in the room. Just a mere 10 years after the original Spider-Man, no one thought the dust had settled. It was up to Director Marc Webb to entice us, to use his quirky creativity, and still answer to his lords and masters at Sony. So, has Webb amazed us with his vision of the wall crawler? Much like Louis Leterrier’s...
Doctor Who - Gritty Bafta?
Doctor Who is Britain’s zany uncle. Bear with me - when it’s around, it’s in your face, and you tolerate it because it’s established, lovingly. Your younger cousins love the cheesiness but you’re getting older, and frankly it’s lame. Yet when it’s the summer family BBQ and you know none of your mates are there to judge you, you genuinely start to enjoy the company, and as long as you don’t get...
Bringing our new Doctor home to meet the 'rents
With all rules of “no talking to strangers” gone out the window, young Amy Pond was all too ready and willing to accept this strange new man into her life. So in fact, were we, the audience. We’d already grown quite attached to David Tennant; some of us may have gone so far to claim that one Doctor may be quite able to beat up another. Yet like a girlfriend who just isn’t quite as...