Pitch Perfect – 4/5 stars

There is a certain percentage of us unwilling to admit that they love Glee. Yes, I mean that series that has kids with great voices, who perform mash-ups and modernised classics.  I, myself, am perfectly happy to admit that I will dance myself silly to the Glee-inspired playlist on my music library if the mood strikes. Glee: The Movie may have been involved for a recent surge of … Continue reading Pitch Perfect – 4/5 stars

The Five Year Engagement – 3/5 stars

The course of true love never runs smoothly as shit happens.  This is the case in Jason Segel’s latest film, The Five Year Engagement. Segel plays Tom, a sous-chef in San Francisco, who proposes to his girlfriend Violet (Emily Blunt) after dating for a year.  While they start to plan their wedding, Violet gets into a post-doctorate program that delays the impending nuptials. Real life, … Continue reading The Five Year Engagement – 3/5 stars

Oscars nominations 2012: Personal reaction

Right, let’s get this ball rolling. First of all, hurrah for the The Artist succeeding in getting so many nominations.  It’s been reaping the awards since the season started so this silent film will not go down quietly (geddit? 🙂) in the fight for Best Picture.  The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo has done remarkably well, considering it’s been on general release in just over a month. … Continue reading Oscars nominations 2012: Personal reaction

Review of 2011 with a twist

This year has been pretty poor. According to my calculations, I have seen 47 films this year.   In some eyes, it’s quite an achievement.  In others, it’s pathetic.  Strangely enough, I am leaning towards the latter.  I have missed out on offerings like Midnight in Paris and 50/50 to go to films like Hugo and Green Hornet. D’oh! An eclectic mix of films has been watched this year … Continue reading Review of 2011 with a twist