Category Archives: Movies


Movie Review: How To Train Your Dragon 2

If I was to gener­alize I would prob­ably say that Pixar produces sophis­ti­cated movies for the whole family while Dream­works produces funny animal movies. It's an over-simplification and there are defi­nitely excep­tions on both sides, but that's my general impres­sion of the two compa­nies and their animated output. How To Train Your Dragon, however, was a case where … Read More… Share on Tumblrvar dd_offset_from_content = 40;var dd_top_offset_from_content = 20;var dd_override_start_anchor_id = "";var dd_override_top_offset = ""; jQuery(document).ready(function($) { window.setTimeout('loadPinterest_119456()',1000);window.setTimeout('loadTwitter_119456()',1000);window.setTimeout('loadReddit_119456()',1000);window.setTimeout('loadGoogle1_119456()',1000);window.setTimeout('loadTumblr_119456()',1000); }); func­tion loadPinterest_119456(){ jQuery(document).ready(function($) { $.getScript(''); }); } func­tion loadTwitter_119456(){ jQuery(document).ready(function($) { $('.dd-twitter-119456').remove();$.getScript(''); }); } func­tion loadReddit_119456(){ jQuery(document).ready(function($) { $('.dd-reddit-119456').remove();$('.DD_REDDIT_AJAX_119456').attr('width','51');$('.DD_REDDIT_AJAX_119456').attr('height','69');$('.DD_REDDIT_AJAX_119456').attr('src',''); }); } func­tion loadGoogle1_119456(){ jQuery(document).ready(function($) { $('.dd-google1-119456').remove();$.getScript(''); }); } func­tion loadTumblr_119456(){ jQuery(document).ready(function($) { $('.dd-pocket-119456').remove();$.getScript(''); }); }

Movie Review: Pacific Rim

I'm a little late getting to this one. It's been sitting in my to watch pile for a long time, but I was never in the right mood.Pacific Rim  is not by most defi­n­i­tions a good movie but it may well be a very fun movie. Basi­cally we're dealing with big, dumb, action movie here. It's likeTrans­formers pretty much. That should upset some people, but it is.I … Read More…

Movie Review: The LEGO Movie

Movie Review: The LEGO Movie The LEGO Movie is far better written and directed than you have any right to expect. On the surface it is basi­cally a cash in on the brands popu­larity. It would have been so easy just to skate through with some jokes and licensed figures to prop things up. Instead what we … Read More…

Movie Review: Star Trek Into Darkness

This is an action movie. Set your expec­ta­tions accord­ingly. I know that's not what all Star Trek fans want, but like the last Star Trek movie this is primarily about providing explo­sions and thrills. Person­ally I have to say I like that. Star Trek movies have been far too prone to pontif­i­ca­tion and while hitting on some deeper … Read More…

Movie Review: Dredd

I don't dislike the Stal­lone Judge Dredd movie as much as some do, but it's fair to say that it was not a faithful adap­ta­tion of the source mate­rial. The 2012 movie Dredd star­ring Carl Urban as Judge Dredd and Olivia Thirlby as trainee Judge Anderson hews much closer to the comic books though it does seem … Read More…

Movie Review: Percy Jackson & The  Olympians — The Lightning Thief

I haven't read any of the books, so my reac­tion to this movie (and anything I say about it) is based purely off what was on the screen. I mention that because my imme­diate reac­tion to Percy Jackson & the Olympians — The Light­ning Thief was that it desper­ately wanted to be Harry Potter. Every­thing that happened in the … Read More…

Movie Review: Despicable Me 2

Sequels are a tricky thing. They have to somehow extend the premise of the orig­inal movie to new areas while still hitting all the notes that the audi­ence liked from that first one. Two goals that head in different direc­tions. Despi­cable Me 2 largely manages the task though. It is a little less focussed than the first move … Read More…