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Films given a 2 star review in Empire magazine
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1.
Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.3/10 X  
The ongoing war between the canine and feline species is put on hold when they join forces to thwart a rogue cat spy with her own sinister plans for conquest. (82 mins.)
Director: Brad Peyton
“ Issue 255 - September 2010
Reviewed by Ian Nathan ” - TristanMitchell
 
2.
The Last Airbender (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.2/10 X  
Follows the adventures of Aang, a young successor to a long line of Avatars, who must master all four elements and stop the Fire Nation from enslaving the Water Tribes and the Earth Kingdom. (103 mins.)
“ Issue 255 - September 2010
Reviewed by Ian Nathan ” - TristanMitchell
 
3.
Hideaway (Le refuge) (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
Mousse and Louis are young, beautiful, rich and in love. But drugs have invaded their lives. One day... (88 mins.)
Director: François Ozon
“ Issue 255 - September 2010
Reviewed by Damon Wise ” - TristanMitchell
 
4.
Marmaduke (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.2/10 X  
A suburban family moves to a new neighborhood with their large yet lovable Great Dane, who has a tendency to wreak havoc in his own oblivious way. (87 mins.)
Director: Tom Dey
“ Issue 255 - September 2010
Reviewed by Helen O'Hara ” - TristanMitchell
 
5.
Dog Pound (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
Three juvenile delinquents are sentenced to a correctional facility where they encounter gang violence, death, and harassment from staff and other inmates. (91 mins.)
Director: Kim Chapiron
“ Issue 255 - September 2010
Reviewed by Nev Pierce ” - TristanMitchell
 
6.
The Last Seven (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.9/10 X  
A feature length thriller/horror set in post-apocalyptic London starring Danny Dyer, Tamer Hassan, Simon Phillips... (84 mins.)
Director: Imran Naqvi
“ Issue 255 - September 2010
Reviewed by Simon Crook ” - TristanMitchell
 
7.
22 Bullets (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
A retired mobster goes on a revenge spree after being left for dead with 22 bullets in his body by his former childhood friend. (117 mins.)
Director: Richard Berry
“ Issue 255 - September 2010
Reviewed by Sam Toy ” - TristanMitchell
 
8.
Dinner for Schmucks (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
When he finds out that his work superiors host a dinner celebrating the idiocy of their guests, a rising executive questions it when he's invited, just as he befriends a man who would be the perfect guest. (114 mins.)
Director: Jay Roach
“ Issue 255 - September 2010
Reviewed by William Thomas ” - TristanMitchell
 
9.
Jonah Hex (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  
The U.S. military makes a scarred bounty hunter with warrants on his own head an offer he cannot refuse: in exchange for his freedom, he must stop a terrorist who is ready to unleash Hell on Earth. (81 mins.)
Director: Jimmy Hayward
“ Issue 255 - September 2010
Reviewed by James White ” - TristanMitchell
 
10.
Splintered (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.1/10 X  
This film is a U.K movie about Sophie and her group of friends who go on a trip to an area of Wales... (85 mins.)
Director: Simeon Halligan
“ Issue 255 - September 2010
Reviewed by Kim Newman ” - TristanMitchell
 
11.
The Switch (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
Seven years after the fact, a man comes to the realization that he was the sperm donor for his best friend's boy. (101 mins.)
“ Issue 255 - September 2010
Reviewed by William Thomas ” - TristanMitchell
 
12.
Why Did I Get Married Too? (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.4/10 X  
Four couples find themselves struggling to save their marriages once again on their annual marriage retreat, while each of them battle through financial, physical, mental, and emotional issues. (121 mins.)
Director: Tyler Perry
“ Issue 255 - September 2010
Reviewed by Helen O'Hara ” - TristanMitchell
 
13.
Step Up 3D (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
A tight-knit group of New York City street dancers find themselves pitted against the world's best hip hop dancers in a high-stakes showdown. (107 mins.)
Director: Jon M. Chu
“ Issue 256 - October 2010
Reviewed by Anna Smith ” - TristanMitchell
 
14.
Tinker Bell and the Great Fairy Rescue (2010 Video)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
Tinker Bell must team up with a rival fairy to keep their existence a secret from humans. (76 mins.)
Director: Bradley Raymond
“ Issue 256 - October 2010
Reviewed by Helen O'Hara ” - TristanMitchell
 
15.
Night of the Demons (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  
A group of kids go to a Halloween party, only to have to face down a group of demons. (93 mins.)
Director: Adam Gierasch
“ Issue 256 - October 2010
Reviewed by Kim Newman ” - TristanMitchell
 
16.
The Horde (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
An end of the world battle between gangsters, cops and zombies. (90 mins.)
“ Issue 256 - October 2010
Reviewed by Kim Newman ” - TristanMitchell
 
17.
Enter the Void (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
A U.S. drug dealer living in Tokyo is betrayed by his best friend and killed in a drug deal. His soul, observing the repercussions of his death, seeks resurrection. (161 mins.)
Director: Gaspar Noé
“ Issue 256 - October 2010
Reviewed by Andrew Male ” - TristanMitchell
 
18.
Bella (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
One day in New York City changes three people forever. (91 mins.)
“ Issue 257 - November 2010
Reviewed by Patrick Peters ” - TristanMitchell
 
19.
Jackboots on Whitehall (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  
A satirical alternative history of World War II where the Nazis seize London and England must band together to prevent a full on invasion. (91 mins.)
“ Issue 257 - November 2010
Reviewed by Kim Newman ” - TristanMitchell
 
20.
Alpha and Omega (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  
Two young wolves at opposite ends of their pack's social order are thrown together into a foreign land and need each other to return home, but love complicates everything. (90 mins.)
“ Issue 257 - November 2010
Reviewed by Genevieve Harrison ” - TristanMitchell
 
21.
Ramona and Beezus (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
An adventurous young girl uses her imagination to escape her reality, that is quickly spinning out of reach. (103 mins.)
Director: Elizabeth Allen
“ Issue 257 - November 2010
Reviewed by Anna Smith ” - TristanMitchell
 
22.
Due Date (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
High-strung father-to-be Peter Highman is forced to hitch a ride with aspiring actor Ethan Tremblay on a road trip in order to make it to his child's birth on time. (95 mins.)
Director: Todd Phillips
“ Issue 258 - December 2010
Reviewed by Angie Errigo ” - TristanMitchell
 
23.
Red & White (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
This movie is about a redemption plan from a team that tried to save Indonesia (108 mins.)
Director: Yadi Sugandi
“ Issue 258 - December 2010
Reviewed by Sam Toy ” - TristanMitchell
 
24.
You Again (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
When a young woman realizes her brother is about to marry the girl who bullied her in high school, she sets out to expose the fiancée's true colors. (105 mins.)
Director: Andy Fickman
“ Issue 258 - December 2010
Reviewed by James White ” - TristanMitchell
 
25.
Fathers of Girls (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.5/10 X  
Ray Winstone plays Frank Horner, a solicitor based in a small town in Wiltshire, England. His daughter... (76 mins.)
“ Issue 258 - December 2010
Reviewed by Paul Webster ” - TristanMitchell
 
26.
Secretariat (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Penny Chenery Tweedy and colleagues guide her long-shot but precocious stallion to set, in 1973, the unbeaten record for winning the Triple Crown. (123 mins.)
Director: Randall Wallace
“ Issue 258 - December 2010
Reviewed by Eve Barlow ” - TristanMitchell
 
27.
Saw 3D: The Final Chapter (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  
As a deadly battle rages over Jigsaw's brutal legacy, a group of Jigsaw survivors gathers to seek the support of self-help guru and fellow survivor Bobby Dagen, a man whose own dark secrets unleash a new wave of terror. (90 mins.)
Director: Kevin Greutert
“ Issue 259 - January 2011
Reviewed by Kim Newman ” - TristanMitchell
 
28.
For Colored Girls (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
Each of the women portray one of the characters represented in the collection of twenty poems, revealing different issues that impact women in general and women of color in particular. (133 mins.)
Director: Tyler Perry
“ Issue 259 - January 2011
Reviewed by Simon Braund ” - TristanMitchell
 
29.
In Our Name (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
Suzy's a British soldier, born and bred, but fitting back into civilian life after fighting in Iraq isn't easy... (93 mins.)
Director: Brian Welsh
“ Issue 259 - January 2011
Reviewed by David Parkinson ” - TristanMitchell
 
30.
Chatroom (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  
5 teenagers are introduced to each other in a chatroom called "Chelsea Teens!", all with different personalities. But when one shows its darker side, it threatens the life of the others. (97 mins.)
Director: Hideo Nakata
“ Issue 259 - January 2011
Reviewed by Simon Crook ” - TristanMitchell
 
31.
Gulliver's Travels (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  
Travel writer Lemuel Gulliver takes an assignment in Bermuda, but ends up on the island of Liliput, where he towers over its tiny citizens. (85 mins.)
Director: Rob Letterman
“ Issue 260 - February 2011
Reviewed by Anna Smith ” - TristanMitchell
 
32.
The Tourist (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
Revolves around Frank, an American tourist visiting Italy to mend a broken heart. Elise is an extraordinary woman who deliberately crosses his path. (103 mins.)
“ Issue 260 - February 2011
Reviewed by Kim Newman ” - TristanMitchell
 
33.
The Green Hornet (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
Following the death of his father, Britt Reid, heir to his father's large company, teams up with his late dad's assistant Kato to become a masked crime fighting team. (119 mins.)
Director: Michel Gondry
“ Issue 260 - February 2011
Reviewed by William Thomas ” - TristanMitchell
 
34.
Hereafter (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
A drama centered on three people -- a blue-collar American, a French journalist and a London school boy -- who are touched by death in different ways. (129 mins.)
Director: Clint Eastwood
“ Issue 260 - February 2011
Reviewed by William Thomas ” - TristanMitchell
 
35.
Men on the Bridge (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
The stories of three men working at the Bosphorus Bridge in Istanbul are told by the original characters, in this mosaic depicting real persons exposing their lives and aspirations. (87 mins.)
Director: Asli Özge
“ Issue 260 - February 2011
Reviewed by Sam Toy ” - TristanMitchell
 
36.
How Do You Know (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  
After being cut from the USA softball team and feeling a bit past her prime, Lisa finds herself evaluating her life and in the middle of a love triangle, as a corporate guy in crisis competes with her current, baseball-playing beau. (121 mins.)
Director: James L. Brooks
“ Issue 261 - March 2011
Reviewed by Simon Braund ” - TristanMitchell
 
37.
Little Fockers (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  
Family-patriarch Jack Byrnes wants to appoint a successor. Does his son-in-law, the male nurse Greg Focker, have what it takes? (98 mins.)
Director: Paul Weitz
“ Issue 261 - March 2011
Reviewed by Kim Newman ” - TristanMitchell
 
38.
Season of the Witch (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  
14th-century knights transport a suspected witch to a monastery, where monks deduce her powers could be the source of the Black Plague. (95 mins.)
Director: Dominic Sena
“ Issue 261 - March 2011
Reviewed by David Hughes ” - TristanMitchell
 
39.
Yogi Bear (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.6/10 X  
A documentary filmmaker travels to Jellystone Park to shoot a project and soon crosses paths with Yogi Bear, his sidekick Boo-Boo, and Ranger Smith. (80 mins.)
Director: Eric Brevig
“ Issue 261 - March 2011
Reviewed by Nick de Semlyen ” - TristanMitchell
 
40.
Drive Angry (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  
A vengeful father escapes from hell and chases after the men who killed his daughter and kidnapped his granddaughter. (104 mins.)
Director: Patrick Lussier
“ Issue 261 - March 2011
Reviewed by Chris Hewitt ” - TristanMitchell
 
41.
No Strings Attached (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
A guy and girl try to keep their relationship strictly physical, but it's not long before they learn that they want something more. (108 mins.)
Director: Ivan Reitman
“ Issue 261 - March 2011
Reviewed by Simon Braund ” - TristanMitchell
 
42.
West Is West (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
An immigrant father decides to take his truant son back to the old country. (103 mins.)
Director: Andy De Emmony
“ Issue 261 - March 2011
Reviewed by Liz Beardsworth ” - TristanMitchell
 
43.
Justin Bieber: Never Say Never (2011 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 1.6/10 X  
Follows Justin Bieber with some footage of performances from his 2010 concert tour. (105 mins.)
Director: Jon M. Chu
“ Issue 262 - April 2011
Reviewed by Simon Crook ” - TristanMitchell
 
44.
His & Hers (2009 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
A documentary which chronicles a ninety-year-old love story, through the collective voice of seventy ladies. (80 mins.)
Director: Ken Wardrop
“ Issue 262 - April 2011
Reviewed by Helen O'Hara ” - TristanMitchell
 
45.
Anuvahood (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  
Kenneth (who likes to call himself Kay) begins to realise he's just another wannabe bad boy... even less than a loser in fact... (88 mins.)
“ Issue 262 - April 2011
Reviewed by Anna Smith ” - TristanMitchell
 
46.
The Eagle (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
In Roman-ruled Britain, a young Roman soldier endeavors to honor his father's memory by finding his lost legion's golden emblem. (114 mins.)
Director: Kevin Macdonald
“ Issue 262 - April 2011
Reviewed by Helen O'Hara ” - TristanMitchell
 
47.
Faster (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
An ex-con gets on a series of apparently unrelated killings. He gets tracked by a veteran cop with secrets of his own and an egocentric hit man. (98 mins.)
“ Issue 262 - April 2011
Reviewed by James White ” - TristanMitchell
 
48.
Battle Los Angeles (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
A squadron of U.S. Marines becomes the last line of defense against a global invasion. (116 mins.)
“ Issue 263 - May 2011
Reviewed by Kim Newman ” - TristanMitchell
 
49.
The Resident (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  
When a young doctor suspects she may not be alone in her new Brooklyn loft, she learns that her landlord has formed a frightening obsession with her. (91 mins.)
“ Issue 263 - May 2011
Reviewed by Kim Newman ” - TristanMitchell
 
50.
Mars Needs Moms (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  
A young boy named Milo gains a deeper appreciation for his mom after Martians come to Earth to take her away. (88 mins.)
Director: Simon Wells
“ Issue 263 - May 2011
Reviewed by William Thomas ” - TristanMitchell
 
51.
The Roommate (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  
When college freshman Sara arrives on campus for the first time, she befriends her roommate, Rebecca, unaware that the girl is becoming dangerously obsessed with her. (91 mins.)
“ Issue 263 - May 2011
Reviewed by Joe Wright ” - TristanMitchell
 
52.
Your Highness (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  
When Prince Fabious's bride is kidnapped, he goes on a quest to rescue her... accompanied by his lazy useless brother Thadeous. (102 mins.)
“ Issue 263 - May 2011
Reviewed by Sam Toy ” - TristanMitchell
 
53.
Killing Bono (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
Two brothers attempt to become global rock stars but can only look on as old school friends U2 become the biggest band in the world. (114 mins.)
Director: Nick Hamm
“ Issue 263 - May 2011
Reviewed by Ian Freer ” - TristanMitchell
 
54.
Hop (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  
E.B., the Easter Bunny's teenage son, heads to Hollywood, determined to become a drummer in a rock 'n' roll band. In LA, he's taken in by Fred after the out-of-work slacker hits E.B. with his car. (95 mins.)
Director: Tim Hill
“ Issue 264 - June 2011
Reviewed by Anna Smith ” - TristanMitchell
 
55.
Everywhere and Nowhere (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  
A drama centered on a British Asian torn between honoring his family traditions and his love for DJing. (96 mins.)
Director: Menhaj Huda
“ Issue 264 - June 2011
Reviewed by Anna Smith ” - TristanMitchell
 
56.
Risen (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  
The story of Howard Winstone is a compelling one. Howard became Featherweight Champion of the World at the age of 29 in 1968... (121 mins.)
Director: Neil Jones
“ Issue 264 - June 2011
Reviewed by Kim Newman ” - TristanMitchell
 
57.
Third Star (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
James and his three closest lifelong friends go on an ill-advised trip to the stunning coastal area of Barafundle Bay in West Wales. What follows is a touching and comical adventure dealing with friendship, heroism and love. (92 mins.)
Director: Hattie Dalton
“ Issue 264 - June 2011
Reviewed by Anna Smith ” - TristanMitchell
 
58.
Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
Jack Sparrow and Barbossa embark on a quest to find the elusive fountain of youth, only to discover that Blackbeard and his daughter are after it too. (136 mins.)
Director: Rob Marshall
“ Issue 265 - July 2011
Reviewed by Helen O'Hara ” - TristanMitchell
 
59.
Priest (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  
A priest disobeys church law to track down the vampires who kidnapped his niece. (87 mins.)
Director: Scott Stewart
“ Issue 265 - July 2011
Reviewed by Kim Newman ” - TristanMitchell
 
60.
Scream 4 (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
Ten years have passed, and Sidney Prescott, who has put herself back together thanks in part to her writing, is visited by the Ghostface Killer. (111 mins.)
Director: Wes Craven
“ Issue 265 - July 2011
Reviewed by David Hughes ” - TristanMitchell
 
61.
The Flaw (2011 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
An examination of the causes of the economic crisis of 2008. (78 mins.)
Director: David Sington
“ Issue 265 - July 2011
Reviewed by David Hughes ” - TristanMitchell
 
62.
Prom (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  
A group of teenagers get ready for their high school prom. (104 mins.)
Director: Joe Nussbaum
“ Issue 265 - July 2011
Reviewed by James White ” - TristanMitchell
 
63.
Screwed (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  
The film is a semi-biographical story based on the experiences of former prison guard Ronnie Thompson... (110 mins.)
Director: Reg Traviss
“ Issue 265 - July 2011
Reviewed by Simon Crook ” - TristanMitchell
 
64.
Ghosted (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
'GHOSTED' tells a story of survival inside a British Prison. Jack a model prisoner, has kept his head down and done his time... (102 mins.)
Director: Craig Viveiros
“ Issue 265 - July 2011
Reviewed by Ian Freer ” - TristanMitchell
 
65.
Love's Kitchen (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  
Rob Haley (Dougray Scott), an up-and-coming chef and restaurateur in London, is grief-stricken when he loses his wife... (93 mins.)
Director: James Hacking
“ Issue 265 - July 2011
Reviewed by Anna Smith ” - TristanMitchell
 
66.
Green Lantern (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  
Reckless test pilot Hal Jordan is granted an alien ring that bestows him with otherworldly powers that inducts him into an intergalactic police force, the Green Lantern Corps. (114 mins.)
Director: Martin Campbell
“ Issue 266 - August 2011
Reviewed by Kim Newman ” - TristanMitchell
 
67.
The Hangover Part II (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
Two years after the bachelor party in Las Vegas, Phil, Stu, Alan, and Doug jet to Thailand for Stu's wedding. Stu's plan for a subdued pre-wedding brunch, however, goes seriously awry. (102 mins.)
Director: Todd Phillips
“ Issue 266 - August 2011
Reviewed by Nick de Semlyen ” - TristanMitchell
 
68.
Huge (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.5/10 X  
A feuding double act try to make it in the cut-throat world of stand-up comedy. (78 mins.)
Director: Ben Miller
“ Issue 266 - August 2011
Reviewed by Patrick Peters ” - TristanMitchell
 
69.
Zookeeper (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  
A group of zoo animals decide to break their code of silence in order to help their lovable zoo keeper find love -- without opting to leave his current job for something more illustrious. (102 mins.)
Director: Frank Coraci
“ Issue 266 - August 2011
Reviewed by Nick de Semlyen ” - TristanMitchell
 
70.
Horrible Bosses (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Three friends conspire to murder their awful bosses when they realize they are standing in the way of their happiness. (98 mins.)
Director: Seth Gordon
“ Issue 267 - September 2011
Reviewed by Helen O'Hara ” - TristanMitchell
 
71.
Transformers: Dark of the Moon (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
The Autobots learn of a Cybertronian spacecraft hidden on the moon, and race against the Decepticons to reach it and to learn its secrets. (154 mins.)
Director: Michael Bay
“ Issue 267 - September 2011
Reviewed by Chris Hewitt ” - TristanMitchell
 
72.
The Taqwacores (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
Yusef, a first-generation Pakistani engineering student, moves off-campus with a group of Muslim punks in Buffalo... (83 mins.)
Director: Eyad Zahra
“ Issue 267 - September 2011
Reviewed by Eve Barlow ” - TristanMitchell
 
73.
Powder (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  
A dark comedy about an emerging band's experiences in the UK music scene. (105 mins.)
Director: Mark Elliott
“ Issue 267 - September 2011
Reviewed by Eve Barlow ” - TristanMitchell
 
74.
The Change-Up (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
Dave is a married man with three kids and a loving wife, and Mitch is a single man who is at the prime of his sexual life. One fateful night while Mitch and Dave are peeing in a fountain, lightning strikes and they switch bodies. (112 mins.)
Director: David Dobkin
“ Issue 268 - October 2011 ” - TristanMitchell
 
75.
Conan the Barbarian (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  
A vengeful barbarian warrior sets off to get his revenge on the evil warlord who attacked his village and murdered his father when he was a boy. (113 mins.)
Director: Marcus Nispel
“ Issue 268 - October 2011 ” - TristanMitchell
 
76.
Colombiana (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
A young woman, after witnessing her parents' murder as a child in Bogota, grows up to be a stone-cold assassin. (108 mins.)
Director: Olivier Megaton
“ Issue 268 - October 2011 ” - TristanMitchell
 
77.
Weekender (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  
1990. The rave scene has arrived from Ibiza and warehouse parties are exploding across the UK bringing phenomenal wealth to the organisers... (90 mins.)
Director: Karl Golden
“ Issue 268 - October 2011 ” - TristanMitchell
 
78.
Tonight You're Mine (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
Two feuding rock stars get handcuffed together for 24 hours at a music festival where they are both due to perform. (80 mins.)
Director: David Mackenzie
“ Issue 268 - October 2011 ” - TristanMitchell
 
79.
Self Made (2010 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
If you were to play a part in a film, would you be yourself or a fictional character? (88 mins.)
Director: Gillian Wearing
“ Issue 268 - October 2011 ” - TristanMitchell
 
80.
Final Destination 5 (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
Survivors of a suspension-bridge collapse learn there's no way you can cheat Death. (92 mins.)
Director: Steven Quale
“ Issue 269 - November 2011 ” - TristanMitchell
 
81.
Broken Lines (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
Two people find themselves at a crossroads after suffering severe family tragedies. (97 mins.)
“ Issue 269 - November 2011 ” - TristanMitchell
 
82.
What's Your Number? (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
A woman looks back at the past nineteen men she's had relationships with in her life and wonders if one of them might be her one true love. (106 mins.)
Director: Mark Mylod
“ Issue 269 - November 2011 ” - TristanMitchell
 
83.
Four (2011)
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The plan: Kidnap your wife's lover. Take him to a remote warehouse. Hurt him a little. Scare him a lot. Keep your hands clean - hire a detective for the dirty work. Simple? There's no such thing as simple. (85 mins.)
Director: John Langridge
“ Issue 269 - November 2011 ” - TristanMitchell
 
84.
Monte Carlo (2011)
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Three young women vacationing in Paris find themselves whisked away to Monte Carlo after one of the girls is mistaken for a British heiress. (109 mins.)
Director: Thomas Bezucha
“ Issue 269 - November 2011 ” - TristanMitchell
 
85.
Restless (2011)
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The story of a terminally ill teenage girl who falls for a boy who likes to attend funerals and their encounters with the ghost of a Japanese kamikaze pilot from WWII. (91 mins.)
Director: Gus Van Sant
“ Issue 269 - November 2011 ” - TristanMitchell
 
86.
Reuniting the Rubins (2010)
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One man's mission to follow his dream is comically halted in its tracks at the request of his dear, but difficult, aged Jewish mother who is hell-bent on seeing her warring dysfunctional grown up grandchildren together one last time before she dies. (97 mins.)
Director: Yoav Factor
“ Issue 269 - November 2011 ” - TristanMitchell
 
87.
Will (2011)
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An orphan journeys across Europe to the 2005 Champions League Final in Istanbul. (102 mins.)
Director: Ellen Perry
“ Issue 269 - November 2011 ” - TristanMitchell
 
88.
Straw Dogs (2011)
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L.A. screenwriter David Sumner relocates with his wife to her hometown in the deep South. There, while tensions build between them, a brewing conflict with locals becomes a threat to them both. (110 mins.)
Director: Rod Lurie
“ Issue 270 - December 2011 ” - TristanMitchell
 
89.
The Awakening (2011)
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In 1921, England is overwhelmed by the loss and grief of World War I. Hoax exposer Florence Cathcart visits a boarding school to explain sightings of a child ghost. Everything she believes unravels as the 'missing' begin to show themselves. (107 mins.)
Director: Nick Murphy
“ Issue 270 - December 2011 ” - TristanMitchell
 
90.
Snow Flower and the Secret Fan (2011)
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A story set in nineteenth-century China and focusing on the life-long friendship between two girls who develop their own secret code as a way to contend with the rigid social norms imposed on women. (104 mins.)
Director: Wayne Wang
“ Issue 270 - December 2011 ” - TristanMitchell
 
91.
Shark Night 3D (2011)
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A weekend at a lake house in the Louisiana Gulf turns into a nightmare for seven vacationers as they are subjected to shark attacks. (90 mins.)
Director: David R. Ellis
“ Issue 270 - December 2011 ” - TristanMitchell
 
92.
Junkhearts (2011)
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Frank is an ex-soldier, haunted by a violent past. He lives alone, drowning his nightmares with alcohol. Christine - smart and successful... (99 mins.)
Director: Tinge Krishnan
“ Issue 270 - December 2011 ” - TristanMitchell
 
93.
Abduction (2011)
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A thriller centered on a young man who sets out to uncover the truth about his life after finding his baby photo on a missing persons website. (106 mins.)
Director: John Singleton
“ Issue 270 - December 2011 ” - TristanMitchell
 
94.
Anonymous (2011)
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The theory that it was in fact Edward De Vere, Earl of Oxford, who penned Shakespeare's plays. Set against the backdrop of the succession of Queen Elizabeth I and the Essex rebellion against her. (130 mins.)
Director: Roland Emmerich
“ Issue 270 - December 2011 ” - TristanMitchell
 
95.
Demons Never Die (2011)
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When a young girl takes her own life, Archie and the other Suicide Kids decide to follow her lead and form a pact... (93 mins.)
Director: Arjun Rose
“ Issue 270 - December 2011 ” - TristanMitchell
 
96.
Seeking Justice (2011)
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After his wife is assaulted, a husband enlists the services of a vigilante group to help him settle the score. Then he discovers they want a 'favor' from him in return. (105 mins.)
Director: Roger Donaldson
“ Issue 271 - January 2012 ” - TristanMitchell
 
97.
Trespass (2011)
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As they're held for ransom, a husband and wife's predicament grows more dire amid the discovery of betrayal and deception. (91 mins.)
Director: Joel Schumacher
“ Issue 271 - January 2012 ” - TristanMitchell
 
98.
Dream House (2011)
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Soon after moving into their seemingly idyllic new home, a family learns of a brutal crime committed against former residents of the dwelling. (84 mins.)
Director: Jim Sheridan
“ Issue 271 - January 2012 ” - TristanMitchell
 
99.
Ghett'a Life (2011)
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A ghetto teenager battles against the odds to become a boxing champion. (104 mins.)
Director: Chris Browne
“ Issue 271 - January 2012 ” - TristanMitchell
 
100.
The Big Year (2011)
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Two bird enthusiasts try to defeat the cocky, cutthroat world record holder in a year-long bird-spotting competition. (100 mins.)
Director: David Frankel
“ Issue 272 - February 2012 ” - TristanMitchell