Tag Archives: Paul Rudd

Review: Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018)

Is this going to be Ant-Man’s lot in life, to be the minty Tic Tac chaser for Marvel’s biggest, meatiest and most extravagant releases? The first ANT-MAN blew me away, a jolt of irreverent energy coming straight after the unwieldy … Continue reading

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Review in Brief: Mute (2018)

I’m so pleased Duncan Jones got this one out of his system. It’s just a shame MUTE doesn’t feel fresher or more complete. Speechless protagonist Leo (Alexander Skarsgard, cast for his big sad eyes) is Amish . Except for when … Continue reading

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Looking Back and Looking Forward: 2016, Part 1

2016 has been a terrible year in the multiplexes, not to mention a particularly black one for art and entertainment in general. Blockbusters have rarely been so lacklustre or downright awful. Mercifully the indie film scene has had a far … Continue reading

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Review: The Fundamentals of Caring (2016)

I really want movies like this to do well. It’s great that Netflix is democratising filmmaking, allowing for talent and Adam Sandler to find an audience and  bypass the Hollywood system. Of course not all of it can be gold, … Continue reading

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Review: Ant-Man (2015)

I’d have never guessed that the Marvel movie of 2015 I preferred was the apparent gamble that is ANT-MAN rather than the seemingly sure thing that was AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON. It just goes to show how bang-on Yoda was … Continue reading

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A Few Passing Thoughts More…

Another really busy week of movie news that I thought I’d comment briefly on. Annoyingly, AMERICAN HUSTLE is still being showered with critical praise (just give Jennifer Lawrence an award and leave it at that!). More inspiringly, GRAVITY is keeping pace with … Continue reading

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Review: Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues (2013)

  ANCHORMAN 2: THE LEGEND CONTINUES might not have the joke hit-rate of Ron Burgundy’s debut, but when the gags do hit, they hit hard. Aside from an apocalyptically over-the-top sequence towards the end, nothing in the film is particularly … Continue reading

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This Is 40? This Is Awful!

I finally saw last year’s Judd Apatow film THIS IS 40 last week, and I thought it was absolutely terrible. Not just distinctly lacking in comedy, but a smug, nasty and tortuously overlong movie. Let me explain. I like Judd Apatow; he’s a … Continue reading

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