Saturday, December 31, 2011

The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo

SF: I got bored of the book but I did really like the original movie so my review might be a tad biased. What's up with the odd Bond like intro? Once we are past that it seems to level off ok. The problem with remakes is you already know what's coming and its hard not to do a straightforward copy. Fortunately this does not fall in that gap. Fincher delivers the goods. Can't say I like it more that the previous incarnation but its still a pretty good film. 7.5/10

50 Eggs: I've read the book but didn't see the original film, so I can review this new version without too much prejudice. Happily I can report that it is as perfect an adaptation as I could have imagined. The story is handled extremely well, ejecting some of the more pointless elements of the text, and the cast is spot on. Rooney Mara in particular is superb. 8.5/10

DonkeyB: n/a

Overall: 8/10

Friday, December 23, 2011

Press Release: Announcing the Three Reviews Awards

In order to be eligible films have to have been seen by at least one of the three reviewers, in a cinema between January 1st 2011 and 31st December 2011. Planes, trains, automobiles, oil rigs and boats do not count, even if it was in a cinema on a boat.

Voting will be conducted in private by the Three Reviewers, we aim to make the process as mystical seeming as possible.

The Three Reviewers will be both the nominating and judging committee and reserve the right to make strange, odd and downright bizarre decisions based on personal prejudice, malice towards any other party and in fits of pique.

Nominations will be announced when we get around to it, and the winners will be announced before the Oscars so as to guarentee us maximum publicity.

Note for editors:
The Three Reviewers are three anonymous (sort of) film critics based in multiple UK locations, who go to the cinema.

The Three Reviewers have been reviewing films (in their heads) for a combined approximately 75 years.

Please find above a picture of an award which none of the films will be getting because we are too cheap even for that.

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Sherlock Holmes: Game of Shadows

SF: The intro had me musing as to whether or not this sequel could compete with its predecessor. Sadly I can't say that it does. Plenty of things I liked - lots of action and humour but it lost me in the middle, which can only be a bad thing. Still above average. 6/10

50 Eggs: I couldn't keep up with the finer points of the plot, although that may be because they weren't actually there, I'm not sure. However I liked the film, and I loved the 'brain-off' between the protagonist and his nemesis at the end. Unlike SF, I preferred this to the prequel. 7.5/10

DonkeyB: Much better than the first. It's more of a 19th century Bond film than a detective story. There were far too many sloooooow dooooooown thhhhhhhe actiooooooooon shooooooooots, it becomes tedious quite quickly I found, and I was midly irritated by the "look at the book about horticulture, and here- [look look] dead flowers on the window sill" set-up early on. A kind of Guy Richie way of making his audience feel smart- well they're not smart if they need their food cut up into bite size pieces and their squash served in a sippy cup. I'm going to get in trouble for this being too long. 6/10

Overall - 6.5/10

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

The Thing

SF: I wasn't expecting too much and this didn't raise my expectations. I'm a scaredy cat but found this fine, not scary at all in fact. Though I didn't get bored so that is in its favour but its still lacking that extra thing a good monster movie needs. I came out wishing I stayed home and watched Alien. 4/10

50 Eggs: n/a

DonkeyB: Well I had impossibly low expectations that this failed to meet. Just utterly pointless. When the biggest jump comes from someone saying boo the film is not scary. A note to Kicky McKickerson and partner; you did not enhance my viewing pleasure by kicking the back of my seat. 3/10

Overall - 3.5/10

Another Earth

SF: This is the sort of incidental Sci-fi that is either really good or really painful. Luckily I liked this. Given the story the tone wasn't depressing (as I expected) and the characters were well portrayed. Cinematography extra extra points for subtlety and beauty. 6/10

50 Eggs: n/a

DonkeyB: Like all the best Sci-fi this film isn't about the science fiction. This one is about guilt, redemption and forgiveness. I liked it. 7/10

Overall - 6.5/10

Wednesday, December 7, 2011


SF: This film was hard work. I was looking forward to a nice kids movie, something easy. Alas no, it lacked any real direction, some of character motivations made no sense and it was far too long. There would be a glimmer of hope and then boredom ensued. I like clockwork and adore old school railway station - this was all that kept me going. Also was that Johnny Depp or a look-a-like I spied in the band? 4.5/10

50 Eggs: Oh now this is just drivel. I feel conned by the so called 'critics' handing out 5 stars for this unholy turd. Okay so it looks pretty, but it was boring, I haven't a clue what it was about and nor am I  interested in finding out. 3/10

DonkeyB: Borat as the Station Master is staggaringly miscast. Is he playing a man with a war wound for laughs? Is he supposed to be scary? The little boy is creepy, the girl is F annoying. If this is the best that 3D can be then everyone should just agree it is pointless and never ever do it again. I'm pretty sure I know what it's about but I didn't really care. I love old cinema and film history so those bits were the only redeeming features although I think for most people they would have been boring. 5/10

Overall - 4.33/10

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

The Deep Blue Sea

SF: I can't say I liked or enjoyed this film. It was nothing short of emotional turmoil. It was agongy to watch. This was probably Rachel Weisz's best ever performance. My heart was broke right along with Hester. Almost too well written. 8/10

50 Eggs: There's no genetically modified sharks in this so I'm not going to watch it. n/a

DonkeyB: Well I almost cried, which is not that unusual. I think Weisz will win the Bafta she is simply superb. Terence Davies deserves some major credit for adaptation and directing too. 8/10

Overall - 8/10

My Week With Marilyn

SF: Michelle Williams nailed Marilyn - her mannerism were perfect. I was a tad dubious about seeing this after watching the trailer and the fact that Eddie Redmayne (got to be a stage name) scares me really put me off, does no one else find him creepy? Anyway I found the film rather endearing, had a nice easy pace and didn't fall into the trappings of over blown tragic drama. All I need was a cup of coffee and a comfy sofa to curl up on. 6.5/10

50 Eggs: n/a

DonkeyB: Fluff but fun. 7/10

Overall - 6.75/10

Wednesday, November 23, 2011


SF: Another film that I normally would wait to watch on TV but found myself enjoying. I still know nothing about baseball but well executed. Only thing that bugs me is Phillip Seymour Hoffman is given top billing for doing nothing - all proper dues should go to Jonah Hill. 7/10

50 Eggs: It goes on and on but just manages not to outstay its welcome, and also accomplishes the not inconsiderable task of making baseball appear interesting. It's not going in my DVD collection, but its still a good 8/10.

DonkeyB: I love baseball, I've read Moneyball the book at least twice: I liked this film. It's too long though. 7/10

Overall - 7.333/10

The Help

SF: I didn't really know much about this film before it started so had no expectations. I found myself pleasantly surprised, within the opening scene I was intrigued and it kept my attention the whole way through. Just the right amount of humour and poignancy (a fine line to walk), certainly not the sentimentality I was expecting and never preaching. The performances were subtly brilliant especially Viola Davis. A well deserved 7/10
- have to add I loved Emma Stone's hair in this, what was supposed to be wrong with it?

50 Eggs: Started slowly for me, but when it eventually roused my interest I was hooked. The subject matter is dark, but there were a lot of laughs in this film, and one obvious stand-out moment that cant fail to make you chuckle. I'm suprised SF and DonkeyB gave such middling scores. I'm going for 8.5/10

DonkeyB: It was a bit TV movie of the week. There was the frequently parodied and commented upon phenomenon of us being asked to believe that Emma Stone is unattractive and has never been on a date and has uncontrollable hair. I know these things to be false because I saw her, only a few weeks ago, sweeping Ryan [if I was a woman I would] Gosling off his feet. It has Alison Janney in it, which if this review isn't tagged for someone should correct and therefore get an entire bonus mark. 6/10

Overall - 6.5

Wednesday, November 16, 2011


SF: I found Immortals underwhelming. Even though I'm suspending belief (and knowledge of Greek myths) I found the gaping plot holes hard to reconcile, the action good but not gripping and the characters flat at best. Wasn't all bad so an average 5/10

50 Eggs: Oh my God, how do scriptwriters get paid for coming up with plots that make no sense? Its very frustrating because I love the concept, love the depiction of the Greek Gods, and although the fight scenes didn't live up to its spiritual prequel 300, they are still balletic. But because its stupid I can only give it 6/10.

DonkeyB: Just to mess this up for 50 eggs I'm going to get my review in first. A man whistled carols on the tube from Baker Street to Piccadilly Circus. Seriously though, there was a lot to hate and not a lot to like. Where did they get all the petals from? Not one living plant on the whole world. Also I've been down a salt mine it don't look like that. 3/10

Overall - 4.67/10

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

The Ides of March

SF: Nice performances all round. The plot isn't anything new but well executed, the direction has just the right pace and each of the main characters develop well. However it felt more like a mini-series than a film. It ended and I was left thinking "great I'll watch the next part next week". Not sure if that is good or bad. Also (spolier) I felt nothing when Molly died, was I supposed to? 7/10

50 Eggs: Ye Gods, it doth amaze me! I had no expectations for this film and yet I loved it. Starts well and doesn't let up until the crescendo of the final frame. Ryan Gosling was excellent. Beware, the Ides of March is very good indeed. 9/10

DonkeyB: I really enjoyed this, right up my street to start with though. I have nothing interesting to add to fiddy and SF's reviews. 8/10

Overall - 8/10

Friday, November 4, 2011

The Three Musketeers

SF: I had fairly low expectations before seeing this, because I love the books, and most of the previous movies (yes even the 1993 version with little resemblance to the Novel). So this really didn't have to try all that hard to please me. Sadly this film was like watching Pantomime. I didn't know whether to cry or just walk out. Even worse is the crime of having brilliant actors like Mads Mikkelsen and Christoph Waltz with barely any screen time. Not to mention the awfulness of Flying ships. I honestly wish I'd walked out but I hoped and prayed it would get better. 2/10

50 Eggs: A hodge-podge of bad ideas and rip-off scenes. Three Musketeers got my back up early when it stole a scene directly from a Clint Eastward film, where Dartanian suggests that his horse is owed an apology when insulted by a ruffian. It's bare-faced cheek and I don't like it. There is some fun to be had with this but even as a Sunday afternoon easy watching film it's less than adequate. Stick with Dogtanion and the Three Muskahounds. 4/10

DonkeyB: n/a

Overall - 3/10

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

We need to talk about Kevin

SF: Firstly must pretend I haven't read the book. The performances were nothing short of captivating. The pace and direction are perfect and even though I felt as if a year had passed - literally the film achieves everything it sets out to do. Not one you can really enjoy as such but a great movie nonetheless. 8/10

50 Eggs: The book is brilliantly harrowing but its format really doesn't lend itself to a screenplay, so the fact that this adaptation is largely successful is admirable. As good as it could have been, and that's a compliment. 8.5/10

DonkeyB: Deeply troubling, which I think is the point. Great use of music and colour palette. 9/10

Overall - 8.5/10

Thursday, October 27, 2011

The Adventures of Tintin

SF: Really captured Tintin for me. Loved the look, the Thompson twins were spot on, and it had good level of humour. I'd even watch sequels. The only complaint is it was tad long. 7.5/10

50 Eggs: Not quite as exciting or imaginative as I remember Tintin being. That's possibly a case of rose-tinted glasses though so I'm going to give this a high score for being an intelligent and visually stunning animation.  8/10

DonkeyB: Character design spot on, exiting, funny- good Spielberg. 8/10

Overall - 7.83/10

Friday, October 21, 2011


SF: I was expecting a rehashing of Outbreak or Black Death  but this went for a more understated tone. The realisim was interesting and refreshing, adding more to the genre. However the sheer number of characters was rather unnecessary and dilluted the film. It became rather unengaging and what good qualities it had faded. Despite the big names Jennifer Ehle carried this and deserves credit for being the only character worth watching. 4.5/10

50 Eggs: It's realistic, but not in a scary 'this could really happen' way, but rather a boring 'oh is the News still going on about this' way. Some good moments mean this could have been saved by a shock ending but instead they chose the most mundane resolution to an epidemic you could think of. 5/10

DonkeyB: n/a

Overall - 4.75/10

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Real Steel

SF: This is a perfect Sunday afternoon, curl up on the sofa straightforward fun movie, so cheesy it's mature Cheddar but I enjoyed nonetheless. Also the effects were truly impressive, transformers wishes it looked this good. 7/10

50 Eggs: Even the annoying spoilt brat couldn't ruin this. It may be entirely predictable but its a good popcorn movie. [Spoiler] Half a point deducted for ripping off Rocky Balboa's ending. 7/10

DonkeyB: A cliche wrapped in a banality smothered in platitudes tied off with triteness. Bing is the search engine of the future, fighting robots are controlled by HP tablets, everyone is on Sprint but kids still sometimes drink about fifteen Dr Peppers. Pap. 4/10

Overall - 6/10

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Johnny English

SF: mildly amusing, I think I sniggered a few times. Slapstick saved it but not by much. 5/10

50 Eggs: n/a

DonkeyB: not funny, two laughs. 4/10

Overall - 4.5/10

Friday, September 23, 2011

Crazy, Stupid, Love

SF: Funny at points, needs re-editing as I thought it was 15 mins too long. Sadly not one to rewatch. 5/10

50 Eggs: Easy to watch, some good laughs and holds your interest even in the extended conclusion. Ryan gosling was cool. Good...for a Rom-com. 7/10

DonkeyB: Two redheads for the price of one monthly unlimited subscription. 6/10

Overall - 6/10


SF: If you've seen the trailer then you've seen everything of interest in this film. All the main characters do is stare at each other. There is no substance, chemistry or emotion. The violence is so over the top it's just pure grotesque. Painful to watch. Left me feeling weird. 3/10

50 Eggs: Kept promising to get good but never did. An interesting main character but the worst 'romance' I have ever seen in my life. Thanks to Carey Mulligan for that. 3/10

DonkeyB: n/a

Overall - 3/10

Friday, September 16, 2011

Tinker, Tailor, Solider, Spy

SF: Thoroughly complicated, so don't nip to the bathroom! Gary Oldman is on form but a really excellent performance from Benedict Cumberbatch. I enjoyed it despite not have read the book. 6.5/10

50 Eggs: I enjoyed this very much. It is very complicated, so unless you already know the story I'd recommend watching it at home with the subtitles on. Worth the effort. 8/10

DonkeyB: There are problems with this film. But the bit at the beginning with the glasses to help establish flashbacks is genius. Why would they leave all those files in Control's flat? 6/10

Overall - 6.8/10

Friday, September 9, 2011

Troll Hunter

SF: The first hour is great really gets you hooked but then it keeps going and going. The effects were surprisingly good and it never went over the top - barley noticed it was in a another language but sadly boring in parts. 6/10

50 Eggs: Amazing character design for the Trolls, but the humans are less impressive and I nearly fell asleep. It was warm though. 5/10

DonkeyB: Funny! 7/10

Overall - 6/10

Friday, September 2, 2011

Fright Night

SF: Varied from the original do be warned but a lovely cameo from Chris Sarandon. Didn't like Charlie much but still capturing the comedy horror of old. 6.5/10

50 Eggs: Fun! Amusing and nostalgic, much better than I could have hoped. Likeable lead man and bad guy. 8/10

DonkeyB: n/a

Overall - 7.25/10

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

One Day

SF: This film was painful from start to finish. One cliche after another. I didn't really like any of the characters, the plot went nowhere, you could predict every scene. One depressing long unending excerise in tedium. 3/10

50Eggs: n/a

DonkeyB: Oh the fonts the fonts. Never mix script and sans serif, and never never never make them overlap each other in the title sequence of your film. Just pitiful as a film really relly annoying from start to finish. 3/10

Overall: 3/10

Friday, August 19, 2011

The Guard

SF: Hilarious, giggled to myself from the very start and just kept going. Madness but brilliance in one. The script is excellent, witty and dark. I haven't seen a film this good in months. If you are looking for something original and off beat don't miss this. Brendan Gleeson delivers an outstanding performance 8.5/10

50 Eggs: Fun movie, lovely dark humour. An above average British film. 8/10

DonkeyB: Laugh out loud funny, cantankerous elderly audience which created a suitable atmosphere. 8/10

Overall - 8.25/10

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

The Inbetweeners

SF: Predictable, harmless fun. A few cringe worthy "oh I can't look" moments for good measure. Kept the same quirky humour of the series. 6.5/10

50 Eggs: Consistently hilarious. Predictable but it didn't matter. It's worth the admission price for the 'dancing' scene alone. 9/10

DonkeyB: Funny, funny, funny. [Hint in comedy reviews count the funnies for a hint of the mark to come] Next time I will take a laughter track, or watch it with more than one other live person. 9/10

Overall - 8.2/10

Cowboys & Aliens

SF: So much potential but the plot was weak, it's potential didn't amount to anything and I was bored by the end. 5/10

50 Eggs: Didn't expect much and wasn't disappointed. Passed the time then passed out of my memory. 5/10

DonkeyB: n/a

Overall - 5/10


SF: Love the opening 20 mins but it all went downhill once the damsel in distress appeared, sadly unsatisfying. 4/10

50 Eggs: 10 minutes in 'this is great', 40 minutes in 'this is trash'. I don't remember past the hour as I had fallen asleep. 4/10

DonkeyB: n/a

Overall - 4/10

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Rise of the Planet of the Apes

SF: Andy Serkis you are amazing. I almost forgot it was CGI. Plot was coherent and at times insightful. If anything an improvement on the original films. 7/10

50 Eggs: Excellent. A surprisingly plausible story, terrific monkeys, and a nice set up for the sequel. 9/10

DonkeyB: Good, better than original(s). Inverse quality to the trailer. 8/10

Overall - 8/10

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Devil's Double

SF: I didn't know what to expect but was really impressed. deeply intelligent, awesome acting, brilliantly executed. 7/10

50 Eggs: n/a

DonkeyB: Gripping, scary, superb central performance(s). 7.5/10

Overall - 7.25/10

Journey 2: The Mysterious Island

SF: Adventure films are right up my street, having seen the first movie and rather enjoyed it I was looking froward to the sequel. Pleased to say this doesn't disappoint. Right amount of imagination, fun and of course adventure. 6.5/10

50 Eggs: Silly fun. There are a tonne of plot holes and implausibilities but this is squarely aimed at kids so I wont be too harsh. And while it probably doesn't deserve more than 5/10, it does have a scene where The Rock sings 'What a Wonderful World' around a campfire, so I cant possibly give it less than 6.5/10.

DonkeyB: n/a

Overall - 6.5/10

Friday, August 5, 2011

Super 8

SF: Had that 80s feel like ET meets Stand By Me. Tad longer than you'd like though I never lost interest. 7/10

50 Eggs: A very cosy watch that harks back to an age of innocence. I thought the ending was rushed but up to that point it was faultless. 8/10

DonkeyB: Really liked the start and the end, middle too long. 7/10

Overall - 7.333333333333333333333333 (you get the idea) /10

Friday, July 29, 2011

Captain America

SF: Right blend of cheesy humour, action and comic book plot. Loved it do much I saw it twice. 9/10

50 Eggs: Loved some of it but thought other bits were a missed opportunity that could have been so much better. Still one of the better Marvel films. 8/10.

DonkeyB: Very Rocketeery, which is 1) not surprising, 2) not a bad thing. Trailer for the next one made me want to cry it looks so bad. 7/10

Overall - 8/10

Friday, July 22, 2011


SF: Urgh. I wanted to like this film. I tried and there were bits I was genuinely taken with but over all I left the cinema going "huh". Whoever did the artwork for Ewan Mcgregor's Character was fantastic. 4/10

50 Eggs: n/a

DonkeyB: Very me, quite funny and charming. 6.5/10

Overall - 5.25/10

Horrible Bosses

SF: Mildly entertaining. Not as funny as it should of been but certainly has a few surprises that come out of nowhere as the film is soo mediocre. Unlike Donkey I thought Jennifer was rather hot in this. 5/10

50 Eggs: Made me laugh out loud which is quite unusual in the cinema. A stellar, virtuoso performance from Jennifer Aniston as the nimphomaniac dentist. 8/10

DonkeyB: Disappointing, Aniston not convincing as sex crazed, surprisingly unsexy in the lingerie too. Look out for my series of reviews Blue Donkey watches Jennifer Aniston, in which I review every Jennifer Aniston film (properly not like this one line balony). 5/10

Overall - 6/10

Friday, July 15, 2011

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2

Sequel to Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1

SF: I have an issue with this, is this the second half or should it be a seperate movie? It was all End and ahhh drama. I was just a bit unsatified. Still the action was good. A case of does what it says on the tin but not my favourite HP movie. 6/10

50 Eggs: This is much more like it. Pacey, action packed - everything Part 1 wasn't. As good an ending as could reasonably be hoped for and a fitting finale to the series. 8/10

DonkeyB: n/a

Overall: 7/10

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Larry Crowne

SF: Light hearted and sweet. A fairly non-offensive movie, the exact sort of thing you'd expect from Tom hanks and Julia Roberts. Mildly amusing but nothing special. 5.5/10

50Eggs: n/a

DonkeyB: Totally inoffensive nothing of a film. Hanks in his charming screen presence late career norm. Just a touch pointless. 4.5/10

Overall: 5/10

Friday, June 17, 2011

Green Lantern

SF: I always thought Green Lantern was a decent super hero but Hal Jordon really had no imagination. Alas this seems to have spread to the script writers too. Bored to tears, I almost didn't make it to the end. I wanted to like this film but the characters are one dimensional and the plot (though fine in the comic) has been reduced to nonsense. Also don't like the attempt to emulate Richard Donner's opening to Superman. The effects are fine but I'm struggling to find any redeeming features. 3/10

50 Eggs: Blah blah Me'h. I don't understand how it possible to make a film about a man who can do anything he imagines and yet still make it boring. Plot holes galore too. Would be a lower mark if it weren't for a few good scenes. 5/10

DonkeyB: n/a

Overall - 4/10

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Tree of Life

SF: I walked out after 90 mins. All I have to say - dinosaurs. 1/10
(If you are wondering what the one is for - cinematography was excellent, shame about everything else)

50 Eggs: More like Tree of Boring. Lifted slightly by some good performances from the kids. 3/10

DonkeyB: Dinosaurs? Really? I liked the family bits (liked is the wrong word, but I'm too lazy to think of the right one), but God it was pretentious, and that's me speaking. 3/10

Overall - 2.3/10

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

X-men: First Class

SF: Why! The timeline is soo messed up. I tried to tell myself it's a parallel world but the more I think of it the more I loathe it. 4/10

50 Eggs: Awesome. Good story, good performances and brilliant set pieces. Time lines are always messed up in comics (ahem) so that didn't bother me in the slightest. 9/10

DonkeyB: January Jones is NOT sexy in this film. That is kind of a problem plotwise. Don't even get me started on the whole Cuban missile crisis thing. Why is Captain America ok to mess with history and this isn't? Oh, yeah sorry short reviews. I was bored the arse off as well. 3/10

Overall - 5.3/10


SF: This came out of nowhere for me, I'm not an F1 fan, all I knew was Senna's name but this was nothing short of excellence in film making. Was really glad I'd seen it so 8/10

50 Eggs: Best documentary I've ever seen in the cinema. Its the only one too, but that doesnt take away from its goodness. 8/10

DonkeyB: Loved this, unfortunately my experience ruined by the berk behind. I'm a big F1 fan and remember the day Senna died really quite vividly for something that happened when I was so young. Very very powerful. 9/10

Overall - 8.3/10

Friday, May 13, 2011

Attack the block

SF: Different approach to Sci-fi - well executed, right blend of humour and tension. Keeps you guessing and entertained. 7/10

50 Eggs: Cheap British Sci-fi, but managing to make you root for utter scumbag youth says something about the strength of the script and actors. 7/10

DonkeyB: Exactly what a British B movie should be, exactly. 7/10

Overall - 7/10

Wednesday, April 27, 2011


SF: I can't be impartial because I adore Thor, so naturally I loved every second of my marvel hero in the flesh. Lovely nod to Hawkeye too. 7.5/10

50 Eggs: Annoying film making where by far the best sequence of the entire film is right at the start. But apart from that its fine and nice to look at. Good to see Natalie Portman trying new things too. 7.5/10

DonkeyB: n/a

Overall - 7.5/10

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Fast 5

SF: it had everything I wanted, a half okay plot, lots of fights and guns and cars. 7/10

50 Eggs: Big surprise as this is actual pretty good! A little long and a few dead ends, but good fun and you really can smell what the Rock is cooking. 7.5/10

DonkeyB: Boring. No-one who liked cars would desecrate an original GT40 by putting in satnav. 4/10

Overall - 6.17/10

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Your Highness

SF: I was at a loss with this one- think Krull meets Pineapple Express. I still don't know if I liked it as every now and again it just went too far, so a neutral score. 5/10

50 Eggs: A weird mix of puerile comedy and sometimes quite good Fantasy. It made me laugh on occasion and would probably be a really good film to watch after a few drinks. 6/10

DonkeyB: n/a

Overall - 5.5/10

Friday, April 1, 2011

Source Code

SF: I'm confused, for me the physics makes no sense. But then I did fall asleep but I still sort of liked it so 6/10

50 Eggs: Oh this was great. The whole time I was thinking ' I hope they don't mess with the laws of physics here', but by the end it didn't matter. Surprise movie of the year for me. 9.5/10

DonkeyB: Trains; yay! [Spoiler alert] No radioactive material, oh wait actually maybe there was. Good. 7/10

Overall - 7.83/10

Sucker Punch

SF: This movie was the "thrill ride" all the reviews promised it would be. The fight sequences were epic, the story total madness and the soundtrack a perfect compliment. Girls with swords and guns, seriously what's not to like! 7/10

50 Eggs: Wahey! All the ingredients are here for an ace boys film and it doesnt dissapoint. Mega action scenes. It's a shame a little more work wasnt done on the plot as it's almost really good. 8/10

DonkeyB: n/a

Overall: 7.5/10

Friday, March 25, 2011


SF: I was so bored in this whole film. I found myself feeling very sorry for the Rock, his chest is so huge he can't put his arms down - watch the part of him running out of prison. 3/10

50 Eggs: The Rock is good, obviously, but not much else is. Silly bad guy. But The Rock is good. 6/10

DonkeyB: n/a

Overall: 4.5/10

Wednesday, March 23, 2011


SF: Starts off at a decent pace and there are a few nice directorial touches like the fight scene in the subway but overall I found my mind wondering and kept checking how long was left 5/10

50 Eggs: Lots of potential (no pun intended) and lived up to it for parts, but ran out of ideas in the second half. 7/10

DonkeyB: We had bad seats, front row way over to the left. Somehow the google-eyed, crickedneckness helped I think. 6/10

Overall - 6\10

Friday, March 18, 2011


SF: Off the wall comedy that tickles me. Like Adrian Mole meets Amelie. 7/10

50 Eggs: n/a

DonkeyB: His dad is a guy with a beard off the OU! Captured some of the parts of being a teenager very well. 7/10

Overall - 7/10

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Lincoln Lawyer

SF: This had the potential to be great but as a whole the film was dull and lacked tension. It almost felt like I was watching a straight to video or made for TV movie. 5/10


DonkeyB: I loved this book. It was the first Michael Connelly I read, I've now read all of them. The film does not live up to that, but then how could it. Quite un-cinematic, disappointing. 5.5/10

Overall: 5.25/10

Friday, March 4, 2011


SF: The animation is phenomenal but the story...leaves something to be desired. Have to go with a low score as I wouldn't watch it again. 5/10

50 Eggs: I cant quite decide whether I really liked this or just thought it was merely ok. Its a strange film and had a unique style. 7/10

DonkeyB: n/a

Overall - 6/10