Brit Movie Review: “Brave” – Pixar’s latest animation features Scottish princess “Merida”

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BRAVE Director: Mark Andrews, Brenda Chapman, Steve Purcell Duration: 100 mins With the voices of: Kelly MacDonald, Emma Thompson, Billy Connolly Score: 3 out of 5 Review by JAMES BARTLETT Firstly, BE WARNED – there’s a big spoiler … [Read more...]

Movie Review: “Prometheus” – Ridley Scott returns to scary space

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Whether you consider it to be a prequel or a sequel, British director Ridley Scott’s Prometheus is one highly-anticipated movie – even if only by the many fans of Alien and its sequels (the series started back in 1979 with Alien, which was also … [Read more...]

Movie Review: Best Exotic Marigold Hotel starring Judi Dench, Bill Nighy, Tom Wilkinson

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Review by JAMES BARTLETT Lured by the chance for a golden age in the golden raj – and also in search of a new lease of life (whether they want it or not), a plucky group of senior Brits sign up for a stay at the Best Exotic Marigold Hotel in … [Read more...]

Brit Movie Reviews: Pirates! Band of Misfits – From the Creators of Wallace and Gromit

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Review by JAMES BARTLETT It’s 1857. Pirate-hating Queen Victoria (Imelda Staunton) is on the throne and her navy is on the march, but life aboard the ship of Pirate Captain (voiced by Hugh Grant) is full of looting, cutlasses and regular Ham … [Read more...]

Brit Movie Reviews: The Woman in Black Review – Daniel Radcliffe post-Harry Potter

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Like it or not the Harry Potter movies are over, and actor Daniel Radcliffe – despite having  enough in the bank to walk away forever – is trying to move onto the next stage of his career. He’s already performed on stage to some acclaim, but his next … [Read more...]

Brit Movies Reviews – Coriolanus – Ralph Fiennes stars and directs Shakespeare’s tragedy

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Fiennes – most recently seen on screen as Lord Voldemeort in the tumultuous final two movies of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – goes all Shakespearean for his directorial debut, taking on one of the bard’s lesser-performed … [Read more...]

Brit Movies: The Inbetweeners Movie – Review – A Hilarious Film Version of the TV Show

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So, farewell then. This is the end of the road for The Inbetweeners. After 18 episodes of brilliantly constructed farce, the boys are back together for one final blow out. Now that they're finished with sixth form, they're off to enjoy the summer … [Read more...]

David Tennant: Fright Night Review – Exclusive – A Remake Done Right

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Many people are decrying the lack of original ideas in Hollywood. Every year we are presented with sequels, remakes - or as they like to call them now "reboots." I myself have nothing against remakes per se. Musicians having been covering each … [Read more...]

Anglophile Reviews: HBO’s Into the Storm – Winston Churchill During World War II

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I really enjoyed HBO's recent airing of "Into the Storm" and will watch it a million times. However, it has serious flaws and I don't think it's on the same caliber as it's predecessor "The Gathering Storm." The film, made in partnership between … [Read more...]