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Daybreakers

Wooden and Predictable

(Edit) 07/12/2010

Dull, dull, dull. Imagine the worst bits of The Matrix combined with The Hunger. A future where vampires are the superior race and lord it over the humans who charge up their batteries. Also, reminded me a bit of that woeful drivel Equilibrium with Christian Bale

Ethan Hawke and Willem Dafoe are wasted in this quagmire of a film. Sam Neill struggles behind his vampire teeth and the overall relief I felt during the closing credits was the best thing about the film. Glad to be sending this one back.

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Leap Year

Oh begorrah

(Edit) 07/12/2010

This film has its moments, but you have to stay with it for a good 30 minutes before you see one. Amy Adams is great in the lead as an American deciding to take advantage of the old Irish tradition of girls proposing to boys on Leap Year day. However, weather and mishaps befall her and she is soon thrown together with rude and petulant Declan. Fairly obvious all the way but you don't need to strain the grey matter too much. I enjoyed it though.

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Date Night

A Hot Date

(Edit) 07/12/2010

Very funny laugh out loud comedy. Steve Carell and Tina Fey play a married couple who feel as though they deserve a little more excitement, and boy do they get it. It's formulaic stuff with bent cops, corruption in high places, stereotypes all over the place, but the actors make the most of what they've got. Recommended.

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Whip It

Try this Whippie

(Edit) 27/10/2010

An excellent slice of pure Americana from Drew Barrymore on her directorial debut.

Ellen Page plays 17 year old Bliss Cavendar, stifled in her home town, and forced into beauty pageants by her mother. She finds her true love in more ways than one when she visits the local roller derby and Babe Ruthless is born.

This movie takes Bliss through the full spectrum of emotion. She's up, she's down, she's rolling on the ground. Ultimately it's how she thrives with a team and how she deals with her mother.

Brilliant, funny, poignant and sassy. Watch this movie!

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Looking for Eric

ultimately feelgood

(Edit) 16/10/2010

I've wanted to watch this film for a while. What I got was very much what I expected: gritty, coarse in places, elements of real laugh out loud comedy.

The first 30 minutes sees fragile and nervy Postie Steve Evets in a downward spiral. Problems with work, with family. You can see him unravelling before your eyes. With the arrival of Cantona, you see hope, but as fast as the little postie gets up, something knocks him down again. I can see how this would put some viewers off as it is dark stuff in places.

There is swearing a plenty, but don't let it put you off what is essentially an allegory on the value of teamwork and draws a comparison with Cantona's career on and off the pitch; how an individual, however weak or flawed, can succeed when he has a trusted team around him.

Ultimately feel-good but I think I could have done with subtitles in places for Cantona's scenes!

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