Friday, January 28, 2011


SF: I've seen this four times now! Right level of humour, romance and Disney charm. 8/10

50 Eggs: Best non-Pixar animation in yonks. A typical feel good Disney movie with non typical, non sick-making romances and friendships. Plus it looked great. 8/10

DonkeyB: Words cannot describe my loathing for this. I almost left several times. I have no idea how I hated it and everyone else loved it so much. Bad songs. 2/10

Overall - 6/10


SF: I can't pin down if I liked this. The plot was executed in an interesting way, much better then I expected. Good character development and not too predictable, but didn't capture my attention for some reason. 4/10

50 Eggs: A good opening but after that it's unintentionally weird and unsatisfying. Hilariously bad acting from the London kids! 4/10

DonkeyB: n/a

Overall - 4/10

Thursday, January 27, 2011

The Kings Speech

SF: Captured the age it was set in perfectly. The cast were all superb. The plot sounded boring but I found the whole thing gripping and brilliantly executed. Not sure it deserved every award under the sun but I certainly enjoyed it. 7/10

50 Eggs: A warm fuzzy feeling film. You can't not like it. 8.5/10

DonkeyB: Its brilliant. I should hate it but you can't because its an almost perfect film of it type. People applauded at the end in the screening we went to, it was deserved. 9/10

Overall - 8.17/10

127 Hours

SF: James Franco is brilliant but I just couldn't look. 6/10

50 Eggs: Intelligent film that has a protagonist who's a bit of an arse but with whom you really have to sympathise with as the story progresses. Necessarily gruesome. 8/10

DonkeyB: A man is stuck in a crevice for 5 days, then cuts his own arm off. Its an hour and a half of really well made film follwed by 30 seconds that nearly made me pass out. 7/10

Overall - 7/10

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Blue Valentine

SF: The story is rather drab and the whole film is pointlessly depressing. At times I think it was trying to be endearing/cute but for me, fell short. I didn't empathise with the characters at all. It reminded me of those awful two hours when I had to watch Love Story. It has only one redeeming feature, the acting was pretty good. 4/10

50Eggs: n/a

DonkeyB: Ok, well the acting isn't "pretty good", it's exceptional. The film is brilliant in all respects. It might not be happy clappy, or funny, or people hitting things with things, there are no explosions it is a deeply moving character study though. 9/10

Overall: 6.5/10

Morning glory

SF: Mildly amusing thanks to Harrison Ford but not one to watch again. The story was cliche (I know, what more could I expect) the laughs contrived but it goes wrong becuase I really don't care about the main character. It did cheer me up after a crazy depressing movie so an average 5/10

50Eggs: n/a

DonkeyB: Nice bum in nice pants. This is a long time afterwards now so I don't remember very much and I've seen it again since. 5.5/10

Overall: 5.25/10

Friday, January 21, 2011

Black Swan

SF: Ballet, ballet, ah horrific toenails breaking. Ballet, ballet, ah another horrid thing - wish I could look away. Ballet, ballet...dead. 4/10

50 Eggs: Uncomfortable viewing but a mesmerising multi-genre film nonetheless. I liked. 8/10

DonkeyB: Made me want to die. Better than Tree of Life but gets worse mark out of ten anyway because I'm eccentric. 2/10

Overall - 4.6/10

Friday, January 14, 2011

The Green Hornet

SF: Kato was awesome. Seth Rogen didn't engage me at all. Cameron Diaz felt like she was glued in at the last second and it wasn't a good addition. Overall I though this was dull, which was a real shame. Cool car though. 4/10

50 Eggs: Super hero movies are so often a letdown, so coming in to watch this one with low expectations did it a favour. It's not Kick Ass but it is amusing. 7.5/10

DonkeyB: n/a

Overall: 5.25/10

Friday, January 7, 2011

Season of the Witch

SF: This film made me jump once. It was creepy at points and the action was ok. Almost enjoyable but just not really all that entertaining. 5/10

50 Eggs: This is the sort of rubbish that I usually quite like but I couldnt get too enthusiastic about it for some reason. 6/10

DonkeyB: n/a

Overall - 5.5/10