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MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE – GHOST PROTOCOL (2011)

Brad Bird (The Incredibles and Ratatouille) directs the best M:I movie yet. It’s action-packed, stylish and full of spectacular stunts and gadgets. Ghost Protocol starts with Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) … Continue reading

May 13, 2012 · Leave a comment

HUGO (2011)

Martin Scorsese pays homage to the magic of cinema with his first 3D family film, Hugo, which is based on Brian Selznick’s children’s novel “The Invention of Hugo Cabret”. Hugo … Continue reading

May 6, 2012 · Leave a comment

THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO (2011)

If you are not familiar with Stieg Larsson’s The Millennium Trilogy or the original Swedish movie, from the opening sequence of this US remake you might think that you will … Continue reading

April 30, 2012 · Leave a comment

MONEYBALL (2011)

This movie adaptation of Michael Lewis’s nonfiction book “Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game” is a clever sports movie that concentrates on what happens off pitch. It’s a true … Continue reading

April 22, 2012 · 1 Comment

THE HELP (2011)

The movie adaptation of Kathryn Stockett’s bestseller is a well-made drama that has stellar cast, top-notch performances, moving storyline and fabulous attention to detail in set and costume design. The … Continue reading

April 20, 2012 · Leave a comment

50/50 (2011)

Can you say that a movie about cancer is cute? Or really funny? After seeing 50/50 you do just that. The story of 50/50 was inspired by the screenplay writer … Continue reading

April 17, 2012 · Leave a comment

CONTAGION (2011)

106 minutes of pure terror if you afraid of germs – and even if you are not, you will be after watching this movie. Steven Soderbergh did not go for … Continue reading

April 13, 2012 · Leave a comment

THE BIG YEAR (2011)

I find it interesting that somebody has actually financed a movie about bird watching. That and the fact that this movie has three of my favourite comedic actors in it … Continue reading

April 1, 2012 · 2 Comments

THE TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN – PART 1 (2011)

I was ready to hate this penultimate instalment in The Twilight Saga. I have read and loved the books. Watched the previous movies, but only the first movie lived up … Continue reading

March 25, 2012 · Leave a comment

THE IDES OF MARCH (2011)

Politics is a dirty game, where everyone will lose their idealism. Tell us something we did not already know. The screenplay is the only place where this slick political thriller … Continue reading

March 21, 2012 · 1 Comment

MY WEEK WITH MARILYN (2011)

Michelle Williams is no Marilyn Monroe, but she comes very close. Then again I don’t think anybody could ever be like Marilyn. You cannot quite explain what it was that … Continue reading

March 18, 2012 · Leave a comment

MIDNIGHT IN PARIS (2011)

Woody Allen’s star-studded love letter to Paris won him an Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay in 2012. Midnight in Paris is very, very cleverly written. It’s definitely trademark Woody … Continue reading

March 17, 2012 · 1 Comment

TOWER HEIST (2011)

Co-written by Ted Griffin (Ocean’s Eleven) and Jeff Nathanson (two last Rush Hour movies) Tower Heist unfortunately is no Ocean’s Eleven. It has a stellar cast lead by Ben Stiller as … Continue reading

March 17, 2012 · Leave a comment

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