Before this review begins, I’d like to just wish everyone affected by the attack in Colorado the very best. I really have no words to express how horrible that was, especially when you read stories like that of Jessica Ghawi’s, who survived a shooting in Canada only for this to happen. . Back to the more mundane of the filmRead more
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Alice in Wonderland dir. by Tim Burton
Ever since I saw the trailer for this with the wonderful character design I wanted to see it. Plus, Wonderland as seen through Tim Burton’s eyes! And Johnny Depp! And the fact that it is 3D. Of course with all those positives there was always the chance for expectations being far too high and the film itself being a disappointment.
This isn’t really an adaptation of Carroll’s book, instead we have a 19 year old Alice, and all the characters in Wonderland, or the Underland, are wondering if she is the right Alice, especially as she doesn’t seem to remember being there before. They need Alice to be their champion and fight the jabberwock and so defeat the Red Queen. But if she isn’t the Real Alice can she do it?Read more
Becoming Jane dir. by Julian Jarrold
There really isn’t all that much to this film, which is loosely based on the life of Jane Austen, it is watchable but not memorable. The film amps up the real-life flirtation between Austen and Tom Lefroy to turn it into a full blown romance, with elopement and other such excitements thrown in. There may be some who are annoyedRead more
I’d heard some fairly decent things about this film, and the trailer made it seem like good fun, but all in all I wasnâ€™t impressed. Very average is perhaps the best description. Predictable and with a lot less snark than I would have wished for. The main character, Andy Sachs, has such a predictable arc that it really isnâ€™t anRead more