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Despicable Me 2 Becomes UK box office highest grossing film of 2013

UNIVERSAL CITY, CA, August 19, 2013—Universal Pictures International (UPI) today announced that Universal Pictures and Illumination Entertainment’s Despicable Me 2 has become the highest-grossing film of 2013 at the U.K. box office. After seven weeks in release, Despicable Me 2 has grossed £42.67 million ($66.78m), beating out Universal’s own LesMisérables (£40.85 million [$63.84m]), for the No. […]

Feature, Film Review

Despicable Me 2 (2013)

Three years ago, an animated film about a villain whose life changes when he adopts three children as part of his evil plan, popped up out of nowhere. Today, the sequel to Despicable Me is all children (and a large number of adults) are talking about and it’s easy to […]

Film Review

Hope Springs (2012)

The devil who wore Prada and the man in Black go for marriage counselling in the romantic comedy Hope Springs. Steve Carrell plays it straight as the relationship ‘guru’ trying to reconcile prudish housewife Kay (Meryl Streep) and grumpy old Arnold’s (Tommy Lee Jones) 31 year old marriage. Directed by […]

DVD Review

Crazy, Stupid, Love (2011)

Cal Weaver (Steve Carell) has been married to his high school sweetheart for 25 years. His world falls apart and he jumps out of a moving vehicle after his wife Emily (Julianne Moore) suddenly announces that she wants a divorce and confesses that she slept with another man. Meanwhile, good-looking […]

Feature, Film Review

Crazy, Stupid, Love (2011)

A romantic comedy with a nice, off-kilter take on the whole situation, this movie should please a lot of people as much as it pleased me. It’s not for everyone however – some folks claimed it was misogynistic nonsense while others claimed it had a new overcoat but was still […]

Feature, Film Review

Crazy, Stupid, Love (2011)

Very often, the romantic comedy survives on formula and inevitability. Not that that necessarily makes it less successful – it’s worked well for many a good movie. Nonetheless, it’s admirable to see Crazy, Stupid, Love trying something more ambitious with the genre. Rather than the usual two-hander, rom-com responsibility is […]

Film Review

Date Night (2010)

Steve Carell and Tina Fey star in this comedy all about a normal, married couple who find themselves being pursued by dangerous men with guns, all because they pretended to be someone else so that they could get a table in a busy, trendy restaurant. There’s nothing new or unpredictable […]

Film Review

Bruce Almighty (2003)

Is Bruce Almighty the best Jim Carrey film ever? I’ll answer that with a resounding no. The manic comic has been responsible for some of the funniest films of the last 20 years (Ace Ventura Pet Detective, Liar Liar), and has handed in some of the sharpest dramatic turns of […]