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Arthur Christmas (2011)
DVD Reviews

Arthur Christmas (2011)

I thoroughly enjoyed this festive treat from Aardman animation when it was out in cinemas last year and I’m pleased to see it stands up to a repeat viewing. There’s been a definite lack of quality Christmas films in recent years and this heart-warming caper is a much needed shot […]

My Neighbour Totoro (1988)
DVD Reviews

My Neighbour Totoro (1988)

There is no doubt that My Neighbour Totoro – just now out on Blu-ray – is a fantastic children’s movie. It is about a Japanese family in the 1950s. The mother has come down with tuberculosis and has been sent to a sanatorium. The father and the two young daughters […]

Frankenweenie (2012)
Feature / Film Reviews

Frankenweenie (2012)

Tim Burton’s much hyped re-imagining of one of his earliest films, the 1984 short film of the same name, delivers on its promise of scares, thrills and laughs in spades. All wrapped up in a beautiful homage to the horror/sci-fi films that inspired and influenced Burton greatly, which is both […]

The Pirates! In an Adventure With Scientists (2012)
DVD Reviews

The Pirates! In an Adventure With Scientists (2012)

Aardman Animations’ madcap pirate adventure is now out on DVD and Blu-Ray and looks every bit as spectacular as it did on the big screen. The immense attention to detail and eye-catching colour pallet looks particularly spectacular on the Blu version and the disc really does this delightful family comedy […]

Dinotasia (2012)
DVD Reviews

Dinotasia (2012)

A documentary about dinosaurs narrated by Werner Herzog sounds amazing right? Well, Dinotasia deserves credit for effort but never really gains momentum. Beginning 250 million years ago in Siberia at the end of the Permian period, the documentary takes us through the various periods of the dinosaurs up until one […]

The Lorax (2012)
Feature / Film Reviews

The Lorax (2012)

Twelve year old Ted (voiced by Zac Efron) lives with his mother (Jenny Slate) and Grammy Norma (Betty White), in a town called ‘Thneed-Ville’ where nothing’s real – the trees and vegetation are all fake and Mr O’Hare (Rob Riggle), a tyrannical business man who rules the town with a […]

The Lorax (2012)
Feature / Film Reviews

The Lorax (2012)

The work of Dr Seuss has been very much hit and miss when it comes to cinematic adaptations. Ron Howard’s version of The Grinch was almost drowned by its own sweetness while the less said about The Cat In The Hat the better. Maybe it’s just because his visual style […]

The Pirates! In An Adventure With Scientists! (2012)
Film Reviews

The Pirates! In An Adventure With Scientists! (2012)

If you’ve seen the trailer for this movie, another fine product from Aardman, then you already know exactly what to expect.  A bunch of likeable pirates sail the seas, a jaunty soundtrack plays (including “Swords Of A Thousand Men”, which works wonderfully with the visuals over the opening credits) and […]

The Amazing Adrenalini Brothers (2006)
DVD Reviews

The Amazing Adrenalini Brothers (2006)

The Amazing Adrenalini Brothers are a trio of daredevils who travel the world performing the biggest and most dangerous stunts they can, causing mayhem wherever they go. Adi is the super strongman, Enk is the miniscule acrobat who often plays the cannonball, and Xan is the moustachioed ringleader of the […]

Dead By Dawn 2012 – The Short Program
Feature / Spotlight

Dead By Dawn 2012 – The Short Program

Those of you who have better memories than my own will know that Dead By Dawn isn’t just about the great selection of feature films. Oh no. There are also many shorts to be enjoyed. The short films come in all different shapes and sizes (there were even a few […]