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  1.  Belly Flop.


    Jack Black stars in this deceptively unfunny comedy that lures with the possibility of a good laugh yet delivers an bodge job farce with a hint of vulgarity. Furthermore, his borderline racist accent only deepens the grave he appears to be digging for himself.
    Otherwise a fan of Black, this movie backtracks from a well established foothold on the comedy ladder when compared to such hits as Tropic Thunder, Kung Fu Panda and School Of Rock.

  2.  Edgar Allen Poe would be proud.


    This Oscar-worthy novel adaptation delights viewers with a fable-like fantasy that combines a bewitching musical score with exquisite cinematography that conveys a warmth and intensity every children's book adaptation deserves.
    Tim Roth is exceptional as the bittersweet angel, Skellig. Wasting away in the corner of a dank shed waiting for mother earth to end its cruel game, and with it his life, lies a decrepit and spirit-crushed Skellig, whose eventual transformation from a winged beast into a guardian angel is simply magical.
    This is a tale of fantasy, friendship and a profound gratitude that runs deeper than imagined.

  3.  Enjoy the roots of the south on your iPod.


    This superb album brings you all the best tracks from the Motion Picture, 'O Brother, Where Art Thou?' Each track feels that it has been taken from the veins of the south with such earthily, heart-felt tracks as 'Po' Lazerus, Didn't Leave Nobody But The Baby, O Death, Lonesome Valley' and of course 'I Am A Man Of Constant Sorrow'. The tracks range from rustic gospel, bluegrass, soulful blues, country, folk and hee-haw that reminisce a period of a time, lost.

  4.  Superbly fresh debut album.


    A brilliantly original composition of strange samples, pumping beats, clinks, clanks and clunks. A recommended buy.

  5.  Top notch Cage.


    To say this film was absolutely amazing would be somewhat of an over-statement, but certainly not far off. Expecting a numerical thriller, the film saw my cards and upped the ante.
    With Cage as lead, it would appear doubtful to that the film would be of any great substance. However, a concoction of numerical sleuthing, freak occurrences, gut-felt explosions and encounters of a third kind left me positively beaming with pleasure.
    Director Alex Proyas, has set the bench mark one notch higher since his last success I,Robot, and look forward to his next epic.

  6.  Here comes safety... on wheels.


    With his most successful achievement slowly gathering that glorifying dust of 'can't beat the hayday', it appears that Paul Blart: Mall Cop, is a hypoglycemic's inglorious attempt at a bar set too high.
    However, this being Kevin James' first lead role means the film is certainly not without it's charms and can almost guarantee his K.J. stamp of authenticity.
    Paul, a 'sticks & stones' toughened security guard whose debilitating condition of hypoglycemic, heart-broken push-over, makes him one of the most sympathetic characters. To quote him: "Food is the healer". Reaching for the peanut butter to spread on his pancakes "It helps fill in the cracks of the heart. Go away pain" he mutters to himself.
    Now as if keeping the peace in the mall wasn't hard enough, enter: the bad guys. The plot thickens as a bunch of rogue BMXers, free runners and skateboarders hold up the mall's bank of all banks. Debuting a surprise appearance from none other than professional skateboarder, Mike Vallely. This motley crue of social misfits, whose grand plan thwarted by an out of shape security guard limited to a Segway, was altogether embarrassing, the only thing missing would have been a "Grrr!".
    However, the films simple premise allowed for the comedy to take rightful place and with Kevin James as front man it wouldn't be a miss to expect an uproarious laugh.

  7.  superbly intense and riveting throughout.


    As heroism goes, not much thought is spared for those who resisted the eagle-like grip of the advancing German fleets in 1941. Defiance underlines the forever strong leadership of Tuvia Bielski, the eldest of the three Bielski brothers, determined to escape Poland. Tuvia, depicted by a disheveled and pallid Daniel Craig, leads an accumulated, 50 strong army of jewish refugees across the motherland. By 1944 the community grows in excess of 1200. Descendants of whom can still be found and are in their tens of thousands. It is an epic tail of hardship, harsh conditions, loss and Defiance.
    The title of this film needs no explanation, only your attention.

  8.  Meet My Fist.


    As someone who loves to laugh, I rented this film with expectations of a cheap laugh or two. But "cheap" is not what I would call a completely laugh-free spoof.
    This abomination to humor follows a loosely structured plot based on the far superior premise of 300, deviating ever so often to indulge in a garish swoop at a celebrity or rinse the already overused bit of product placement being funny; a gag which quickly becomes old and used. Speaking of 'old and used', spoofs have seen their prime and its time to move on to greener pastures.
    Buy the film if your looking for a rather expensive door stopper or Frisbee.

  9.  [€REC]


    I rented this film with an expectation of another american zombie movie and received a surprisingly brilliant spanish horror. As of recently Spain has seen some excellent film releases (REC, Pan's Labyrinth) and look forward to seeing what creative delights they have to offer to mainstream cinema in the future.

  10.  Paris, je t'aime.


    This is a fantastic film. The collaborative effort of 22 high caliber directors amount to a superb visual compliment owed to the belle ville de Paris. Vincenzo Natali, Gus Van Sant and the Coen brothers each leave their mark gold-plated touch to the silver screen.
    A star-studded cast sees the likes of Maggie Gyllenhaal, Juliette Binoche, Gérard Depardieu, Willem Defoe and Steve Buscemi to name but a few. The film has also embraced the presence of the lesser-known actor Seydou Boro, as Oliver Schmitz produces his profoundly moving scene 'Place des Fêtes', temporarily shattering the flawless facade of Paris.
    As the end draws near you are awarded with a tingling sense of irony as a far greater feat becomes evident.