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  1.  There's something wrong with Esther.


    Predictable and been-there, seen-that, but entertaining nevertheless at times. And those few entertaining moments do put you at the edge of your seat. The script was good, and there were good back stories behind the characters. There is a shocking twist at the end, a twist that has never been done before in Cinema.
    It wasn't the best Horror flick I have seen, but it does deserve some praise. The acting was also believable, and that makes it better viewing.
    Watch this is you like being scared of little girls..

  2.  Leatherheads.


    Both star and director, Clooney plays Dodge Connelly, the passionate-but-past-it leader of the Duluth Bulldogs, an amateur American football team whose fortunes have gone the way of QPR. Loosing team members as well as matches, he decides to recruit Princeton star Bullet Rutherford (John Krasinski), the nations biggest and best-loved college player. Only thing is, not everyone believes Bullet is quite the golden boy he claims to be. Dispatched to scoop the truth, reporter Lexie Littleton (Renee Zellweger) is diverted from her dirt-digging by the amorous attentions of both the older Dodge and the younger Bullet. This is not, of course, Clooney's first cinematic time-warp to a bygone era. Already, the auteur-actor has looked at home in 50's corporate America (his last directional opus, Good Night And Good Luck); 40's Berlin (The Good German) and the Depression-era Deep South (O Brother, Where Art Thou). Leatherheads slips back another decade to merge historical drama, old-time romcom and full - blown screwball romp. If you want to see an ambitious moviemaker take on a projact worthy of his talent, then take a punt.

    Watch this if...You want a film to please both sexes- sports and Romantic comedy in one.

  3.  I Could Never Be Your Woman.


    Michelle Pfeiffer stars as Rosie, a successful TV scriptwriter, who falls for a young actor, Adam, in this hilarious rom-com from Clueless director Amy Heckerling. Paul Rudd is the young Adam - when will he become the star he clearly is? - a good 20 years younger than Rosie, who is also his boss. It's no wonder Mother Nature (Tracy Ullman), who performs the duty of the sarcastic, rambling narrator, can't resist sticking her nose in and mixing it up.

    Watch this if...An older Michelle Pfeiffer still gets you hot under the collar.

  4.  I Am Legend.


    What would you do if you were the last human on Earth? If you're lonely military scientist Robert Neville, you spend your days hunting deer with your canine companion and prepping experiments for a cure to the virus that has turned the rest of the world into vampiric zombies.
    Against an empty, vine-entwined New York backdrop, Will Smith gives one of his best performances as the frayed Neville in director Francis Lawrence's cutting-edge adaptation of Richard Matheson's 1954 novel. Filmed twice before - most recently with Charlton Heston in 1971's The Omega Man - Smith and Lawrence have come closest to the book's human horror by relocating from Los Angeles to New York, eerily stripping one of the planet's most populous cities of it's famed teeming masses. Lawrence's use of beautiful, CGI-enhanced shots of the Big Apple ground the action, which is especially important when we meet the marauding undead hordes.
    Rendered entirely by computer, the infected never menace, feeling as unreal as the CGI deer that gambol through cornfields in Times Square. But Neville's real enemies are solitude and the virus itself.
    The ending may trade gripping suspense for schmatlz and clumsy religious symbolism, but that doesn't diminish the moody first half, which remains one of the best slices of bleak-but-gripping sci-fi of the last few years.

    What this if - Dark, chilling science fiction with a dash of Fresh Prince gets you jiggy.

  5.  The Oxford Murders.


    A dramatic Thriller adapted from the award-winning novel of the same name. The Oxford Murders stars Elijah Wood as Martin, an American student who has come to Oxford University to study maths under the less than cooperative (okay, downright grumpy) genius Arthur Seldom (John Hurt). After a rocky start the two are soon working together on a different project - a series of murders on campus seemingly linked by maths. This is a great mystery featuring an impeccably dramatic cast.

    Watch this if ....You're intrigued by a Da Vinci Code/Inspector Morse mash-up.

  6.  The Game Plan


    Arnie, Eddie, Vin: Ageing action stars usually look silly tussling with nappies. Maximum kudos, then, to Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson, who makes the shift from actions pics to kiddie flicks look effortless it could his true calling. The Game Plan follows the traditional (and incredibly successful) Disney formula that has seen so many hits over the years: Quarterback Joe Kingman (Johnson) cried foul when the eight-year-old daughter (Madison Pettis) he never knew he had gatecrashes his free-and-easy bachelor life. Of course, it's all just a countdown to a big-hearted-pay-off, but the charismatic ex-WWF star knows how to make kids laugh. No snowboating, just bags of good old-fashioned slapstick humour (Involving food blenders, ballet recitals and the occasional bubble bath disaster), laced with the big guys cheeky grin. The Game Plan is packed with heartwarming moments - look out for the Elvis Presley Singalong...

    Watch this is..You're amused by musclebound action stars being comically battered by kids.

  7.  Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber Of Fleet Street.


    A musical about a barbarous barber who slits his patrons throats, then grinds their carcasses into the claret-worms and packages it all as the tastiest pies in Old London Town? Even Ed Wood would baulk at that one. Not Tim Burton though. A fan of Stephen Sondheim's schlocking stage musical (It debuted on Broadway in 1979; Burton caught a London performance in the early 80's), he rightly compares to it "an old horror movie".It's therefore to be expected that Burton's sixth collaboration with Johnny Depp is a closer fit to Son Of Frankenstein than say, Oklahoma!, but the fact that there's so much claret is a real shock - Sweeney Todd out-hoses anything offered by the splat pack this year.
    John Logan's script centre's on the revenge that sees Todd returning to London after 15 years in Australia, where he served time for a crime he didn't commit. Back in the big smoke, he teams up with pie-maker Mrs Lovett (Helena Bonham Carter) and plans wrecking a reeking revenge on judge Turpin (Alan Rickman). It's Depp, of course who snags the headlines and accolades, his black-eyed Todd retaining audience sympathy even while he's frenziedly slashing jugulars. But it's Bonham Carter's tenderness that's the balm to the movie's pustulating sores - her love for Sweeney barely noticed, let alone requited - adding an ache of poignancy to the screaming agony of carved necks.

    Watch this is....you fancy seeing a darker side Johnny Depp.

  8.  In Bruges.


    Now and then Colin Farrell pulls a winning performance out of his hat that reminds us why directors keep signing him up and betting their shirts on him. In Bruges is such a turn, earning him a recent Golden Globe for Best Actor. Playwright - turned - director Martin McDonagh gets laughs from a jet-black farce about a pair of Irish killers cooling their heels in picturesque Belgian tourist trap. Dublin lowlifes are Farrell's strongest suit, as proved by 2003's Intermission and his cameo in true-life crime drama Veronica Guerin. It's hardly surprising, then, that the character of disgruntled hitman Ray proves to be such a perfect match for him. Behind the bluster, however, lies an anguished soul tormented by his part in the death of a child - the reason why he and older cohort Ken (Brendan Gleeson) have been banished to the lowlands to await orders from their bosses in London. It's a situation worthy of Beckett and McDonagh plays up the fish-out-of-water angle for all it's worth, resulting in a laugh-out-loud dark comedy, giving Colin Farrell his finest role in ages.

    Watch this if...Comedy dwarves, swearing and Colin Farrell's looks work for you.

  9.  Not what I had in mind.


    As this was 3D, I was expecting this to be very entertaining. But, I couldn't recall any 3D moments in this film. There was a good storyline, and the film itself wasn't bad. But, there was NO 3D moments in the film. The glasses you get with this DVD are not perfect, and while wearing the glasses the film goes all grey. I've watched this in 2D aswell, and it's better than watching it in 3D. I read the reviews and they said how well it was in 3D. It was a let down for me, don't bother wasting your money on the 3D version, just get it in 2D. It's pretty sick, very sick.

  10.  Great.


    I was amazed with this film. I'd never heard of it before, so I was excited to see what it was like. The movie hasn't got the best script ever, but comes from a nice plot that develops the tension in a very stylish way. If you liked Panic Room or The Cube, and some other classics like Rear Window, you certainly have to watch this. The camera work is fantastic, the acting is superb (best Tamblyn), the photography and scenarios are great, the soundtrack is beyond fantastic. It's beautifully shot. The tone is dark. You could see the director put time and effort in the making of this movie.

    I will certainly be watching this film again. More people have to watch this and you will realise, how amazing this film is.