*NEW* LA LA LAND REVIEW *NEW*

Over-hyped drivel. Well, that’s what I thought I was going to say. Overrated, maybe? But as much as I tried to resist the crazy hype train, I still couldn’t help but fall for this highly watchable and entertaining romp. A jazz pianist (Ryan Gosling) falls for an aspiring actress (Emma Stone) in Los Angeles. The … Continue reading *NEW* LA LA LAND REVIEW *NEW*

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PITCH PERFECT 2 REVIEW

Aca-trocios The Bellas are back. Prepare to get Pitch Slapped. (Delightful :/) Whether you’ll enjoy it this time around is another story. After a humiliating performance at the Lincoln Center, the Barden Bellas enter an international competition that no American group has ever won in order to regain their status and right to perform. Surprisingly, … Continue reading PITCH PERFECT 2 REVIEW

INTO THE WOODS REVIEW

Into the scrap heap? There’s only one way to find out. This mixed bag of a macabre musical will certainly split audiences but I actually didn’t mind it. (Said the guy who reviewed the Annie remake a few weeks ago) I’m not a big musical fan BUT I’ve dabbled in the odd one or two. The … Continue reading INTO THE WOODS REVIEW

ANNIE REVIEW

I think I'm going to like it here. Well, I didn't like this. A needless remake of a classic musical. OTT, ridiculously cheesy and to make it all worse, it was just rubbish. From the opening musical number with the sassy Annie (Quvenzhane Wallis) making all the class clap and stomp in tune (The front row … Continue reading ANNIE REVIEW

BEGIN AGAIN REVIEW

Better. We're getting there. A nice film that delivers the feel good factor without laying on the cheese too much but not without its imperfections. A somewhat slow burning opener turns into an easy going well acted and well sung summery movie with a different ending, if a little abrupt in my opinion. John Carney … Continue reading BEGIN AGAIN REVIEW

JERSEY BOYS REVIEW

Big Girls Don't Cry! Big Girls Don't Cry! Clint "Do You Feel Lucky, Punk?" Eastwood applies his directing gravitas to the Four Seasons musical biopic to . . . mixed results. The cast are fantastic, the songs are . . . to be expected terrific but somehow amidst all the toe tapping fun, I can't help … Continue reading JERSEY BOYS REVIEW

*THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS REVIEW*

What's this, what's this? (See what I did there). A brilliant Halloween/Christmas film? Or both. Yeah, I'll get my coat. 24 years? Really? Well, despite that shocking revelation, The Nightmare Before Christmas is still a beautifully creepy, macabre (get me with the fancy words), musical masterpiece that I would happily watch again and again. And … Continue reading *THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS REVIEW*