Archive for December, 2012

Pitch Perfect


A film about an American college singing group sounds an awful lot, at first glance, like a movie version of Glee. Pitch Perfect isn’t like Glee, it is however, a brilliant film. Starring Anna Kendrick as Beca, a moody student who wants to be a DJ, there are few prizes for guessing what’s going to […]

When it was announced that Peter Jackson was returning to Middle Earth to bring The Hobbit to life on the cinema screen, I, like many other film fans was filled with a great sense of excitement that we could once again be in for a cinematic treat from the creator of The Lord of The […]

Jack Reacher


Jack Reacher is a massive cheese fest. Starring Tom Cruise (who else) the film tells the story of an ex-army sniper who seems to go on a random killing spree. However, not all is as it seems, and when the military’s former top cop (Cruise) is called in, all bets are off. (dun dun dunnn!) […]

Silver Linings Playbook is a romantic black comedy (or comedy drama) about two people who suffer from mental illnesses. Realistically, it’s a needless twist on a common format to have, as the mental illnesses that the characters are meant to have are mentioned but barely explored and almost seem to be used as an excuse […]

End of Watch


End of Watch is a cop film about brotherhood. At least, that’s what I took from it. Starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Michael Peña as LAPD officers Bryan Taylor and Mike Zavala, the film follows their day to day lives as beat cops as they, over the course of an unspecified amount of time (probably about […]