Blatantly I am not articulate enough to be a critic. I just forget what i've watched and what i thought of it. Trying to only see new films, rather than watch same old crap.
A look at four seasons in the lives of a happily married couple and their relationships with their family and friends. (129 mins.)
“ watched 27/12/11
Classic Leigh. Great staring acting, gripping winter set piece and final scene.
Only downside, awful acting, or direction of, Ruth Sheen. Not believable. ” - Torseacombe
Knight and Day
A young woman gets mixed up with a disgraced spy who is trying to clear his name. (109 mins.)
“ watched 29/12/11
Not recommended ” - Torseacombe
Rise of the Planet of the Apes
A substance, designed to help the brain repair itself, gives rise to a super-intelligent chimp who leads an ape uprising. (105 mins.)
“ Watched 31/12/11
I've not seen the originals, but plan to now.
Obviously need to pop your disbelief in a little draw and just go with it. Genuine -didn't see that coming- moments and easy to get involved with character. Caesar is brilliant. ” - Torseacombe
A silent movie star meets a young dancer, but the arrival of talking pictures sends their careers in opposite directions. (100 mins.)
“ Watched 7/1/12
Everything everyone says it is.
Only needs to be done once though. No repeats necessary as it covers the whole silent to talkies genre.
Genuine hand over mouth moments.
Nice to reflect on being film wathcer with all the talking and to at times, really not know where film was going (though at other time you so do know) ” - Torseacombe
Five diverse oddball criminal types planning a bank robbery rent rooms on a cul-de-sac from an octogenarian widow under the pretext that they are classical musicians. (91 mins.)
“ Watched 8/1/12
Great Sunday afternoon film ” - Torseacombe
Cady Heron is a hit with The Plastics, the A-list girl clique at her new school, until she makes the mistake of falling for Aaron Samuels, the ex-boyfriend of alpha Plastic Regina George. (97 mins.)
In the 1940s in the small town of Jupiter Hollow, two sets of identical twins are born in the same hospital on the same night... (97 mins.)
“ Watched 26/1/12
Ahem. not the first time i've seen this, so breaking the 'only new films' plan for 2012. But i was ill and could find nothing uncomplicated to watch. I'm a sucker for 80s american nonsense ” - Torseacombe
A man begins to suspect his neighbors are not what they appear to be and their secrets could be deadly. (117 mins.)
“ Watched 3/2/12
Oh dear, another re-watch. And extra stupid as the good bit first time round is the twist, which i remembered.
Recommended tho ” - Torseacombe
Competition between the maid of honor and a bridesmaid, over who is the bride's best friend, threatens to upend the life of an out-of-work pastry chef. (125 mins.)
“ 9/2/12 ” - Torseacombe
A land baron tries to reconnect with his two daughters after his wife is seriously injured in a boating accident. (115 mins.)
“ Watched 11/2/12
Captivating. Fabulous balance and pacing, genuinely couldn't and didn't want to work out what was going to happen next, just happy to let it roll.
Recommended ” - Torseacombe
A game designer on the run from assassins must play her latest virtual reality creation with a marketing trainee to determine if the game has been damaged. (97 mins.)
“ Watched 15/2/12
Meh. Can't remember what i thought first time round all those years ago. Not the kind of film that can date well. Didn't feel sufficiently complex. tho that sounds poncey ” - Torseacombe
An unorthodox Irish policeman with a confrontational personality is partnered with an up-tight F.B.I. agent to investigate an international drug-smuggling ring. (96 mins.)
“ Watched 16/2/12
Very enjoyable. Fabulous acting. Brendan Gleeson and Mark Strong are brilliant.
recommended ” - Torseacombe
With the help of a mysterious pill that enables the user to access 100 percent of his brain abilities, a struggling writer becomes a financial wizard, but it also puts him in a new world with lots of dangers. (105 mins.)
“ Watched 18/2/12
Apparently the drugs do work.
Worth a watch ” - Torseacombe
Soon after her divorce, a fiction writer returns to her home in small-town Minnesota, looking to rekindle a romance with her ex-boyfriend, who is now happily married and has a newborn daughter. (94 mins.)
“ Watched 25/2/12
Cracking film. Watched through my hands a lot of the time as so cringey. Redemption so close at the end.....
Recommended ” - Torseacombe
Kiss Kiss Bang Bang
A murder mystery brings together a private eye, a struggling actress, and a thief masquerading as an actor. (103 mins.)
“ Watched 28 or 29/2/12
Bizarre ” - Torseacombe
A Muppet fanatic with some help from his two human compatriots must regroup the Muppet gang to stop an avaricious oil mogul from taking down one of their precious life-longing treasures. (103 mins.)
“ Watched 2/3/12
Absolutely brilliant. Wanted to watch again just 5 mins into the film.
Recommended ” - Torseacombe
X-Men Origins: Wolverine
A look at Wolverine's early life, in particular his time with the government squad Team X and the impact it will have on his later years. (107 mins.)
“ Watched 8/3/12
Alright like. ” - Torseacombe
“ Watched 17/2/12
saw with mum and dad who thought they'd seen all the films, but really hadn't seen this one. fab
i love the books first and the later films are pretty darn good. cried a lot ” - Torseacombe
15-year-old Oliver Tate has two objectives: To lose his virginity before his next birthday, and to extinguish the flame between his mother and an ex-lover who has resurfaced in her life. (97 mins.)
Scott Pilgrim vs. the World
Scott Pilgrim must defeat his new girlfriend's seven evil exes in order to win her heart. (112 mins.)
The Kids Are All Right
Two children conceived by artificial insemination bring their biological father into their non-traditional family life. (106 mins.)
Dave Lizewski is an unnoticed high school student and comic book fan who one day decides to become a superhero, even though he has no powers, training or meaningful reason to do so. (117 mins.)
Astronaut Sam Bell has a quintessentially personal encounter toward the end of his three-year stint on the Moon, where he, working alongside his computer, GERTY, sends back to Earth parcels of a resource that has helped diminish our planet's power problems. (97 mins.)
Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows
Sherlock Holmes and his sidekick Dr. Watson join forces to outwit and bring down their fiercest adversary, Professor Moriarty. (129 mins.)
A faded professional wrestler must retire, but finds his quest for a new life outside the ring a dispiriting struggle. (109 mins.)
Guilt-stricken after a job gone wrong, hitman Ray and his partner await orders from their ruthless boss in Bruges, Belgium, the last place in the world Ray wants to be. (107 mins.)
Oakland A's general manager Billy Beane's successful attempt to assemble a baseball team on a lean budget by employing computer-generated analysis to acquire new players. (133 mins.)