Thursday, November 28

Legally Blonde

Director: Robert Luketic
 
IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0250494

Review: Takes a few easy ways out storywise but moves along at a brisk pace and stays enjoyable throughout.

Watch it if: You're not too worried about plot and just want something light and fun.

And if you liked: Mean Girls, Romy and Michele's High School Reunion, Bridget Jones' Diary

Check this out: Legally Blonde

Sunday, November 17

Don Jon

Director: Joseph Gordon-Levitt
 
IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2229499/

Review: Takes a few easy ways out towards the end but overall holds up as an original and funny story that's well cast and edited really nicely.

Watch it if: You're ok with a lot of explicit sexual imagery and conversation.

And if you liked: Shame, The Way Way Back, Superbad

Saturday, November 16

The Counsellor

Director: Ridley Scott
 
IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2193215/

Review: An absolute mess without any sort of clear through-line filled with silly symbolism that somehow manages to be both heavy handed and unclear.

Watch it if: You thought Prometheus was a bad film.

And if you liked: Breaking Bad, No Country for Old Men

Sunday, November 10

Daleks' Invasion Earth: 2150 A.D.

Director: Gordon Flemyng
 
IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0060278/

Review: Shows its seems a bit and very daft but a lot of fun with some impressive special effects and stuntwork.

Watch it if: You're into Doctor Who I guess?

And if you liked: Doctor Who, Dr. Who and the Daleks

Check this out: The Dalek Invasion of Earth

Dr. Who and the Daleks

Director: Gordon Flemyng
 
IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0059126/

Review: Dated and silly in a few places but decent fun nonetheless with some pretty great performances.

Watch it if: You're into Doctor Who I guess?

And if you liked: Doctor Who, Daleks' Invasion Earth: 2150 A.D., Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

Check this out: The Daleks

Saturday, November 9

Gravity

Director: Alfonso CuarĂ³n
 
IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1454468/

Review: A really beautiful technical achievement that really holds attention and stress levels all the way through.

Watch it if: You're not prone to claustrophobic panic attacks.

And if you liked: 2001: A Space Odyssey, 2010, Moon, Children of Men

Thor: The Dark World

Director: Alan Taylor
 
IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1981115/

Review: All over the place in the middle and feels a bit inconsequential but fairly enjoyable and romping overall.

Watch it if: You are just so damn into concept art.

And if you liked: Thor, The Empire Strikes Back, The Lord of the Rings

Friday, November 1

The Mummy

Director: Karl Freund
 
IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0023245/

Review: A good story with really nice special effects and a great spooky lead performance.

Watch it if: You can handle a few outdated and now offensive tropes.

And if you liked: Raiders of the Lost Ark, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, Frankenstein, Dracula