Monthly Archives: April 2012

Get Him to the Greek **

I had high hopes for this comedy after the hilarity and inventiveness that was Forgetting Sarah Marshall, but unfortunately I was bitterly disappointed. Rather than oddball characters, innovative plot twists and memorable one-liners, Get Him to the Greek is saturated with laboured cameos … Continue reading

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Liverpool Sea Odyssey: Royal de Luxe 2012

For months, the city has eagerly awaited the arrival of Royal de Luxe’s Giant Spectacular: Sea Odyssey and the anticipation was electric as the crowds of thousands huddled against the cold all weekend to witness this awe-inspiring event. The local … Continue reading

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Coco Before Chanel ****

Audrey Tautou is perhaps restricted in many of her roles by her beauty, making mediocre romantic comedies, however, Coco Before Chanel is a beautifully rendered Cinderella tale. Coco Before Chanel follows the life of the iconic fashion innovator up to the first … Continue reading

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Headhunters *****

We all need to give Norwegian cinema more of a chance. We’re used to seeing a lot of French and Latin films on our screens, but Scandinavia is fast becoming a hub for brilliant foreign cinema, including The Girl With The Dragon … Continue reading

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Mad Men Season One *****

I realise that the rest of the world is now on Season 5, but I have just managed to get my hands on the boxset and started watching this TV phenomenon – and I am hooked. Season One is set … Continue reading

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Cyrus **

From the trailer, one would assume that this is a fast-paced indie comedy, but this seems more like false advertising. Shot in a documentary style, the first few scenes engage the audience, and the early scene in which John C … Continue reading

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Little Fockers ****

For the third in the series, Little Fockers is surprisingly fresh and funny. Most family franchises lose their way after the sequel (Shrek, for instance) and others should have stuck to just making the one (Pirates of The Caribbean). Meet the Parents, however, … Continue reading

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