Daily Archives: June 5, 2011

146. The Accidental Tourist (1988)

Ok, I wasn’t very well. I had a headache and just wanted something nice and mindless that I didn’t have to concentrate on. This was on the tv and seemed to fit the bill. Macon Leary is a travel writer, … Continue reading

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145. The Way Back (2010)

In 1941, seven men escape from  a Soviet gulag in Siberia. On paper it’s a ridiculous thing to attempt to do – if the weather doesn’t kill them, the locals are given a bounty for any escapees they find. It’s … Continue reading

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144. Ocean’s Eleven (2001)

A remake, of course, but such a vast improvement on the Sinatra/Rat Pack original, that it can hardly be seen as the same film. George Clooney is Danny Ocean, who has just been released from prison. In the meantime, his … Continue reading

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143. Zodiac (2007)

Based on the true story of the Zodiac serial killings, this follows the paths of the men who attempted to solve the crime. It’s a David Fincher film, so has a very nice look. It’s dark (as it should be), … Continue reading

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142. In the Loop (2008)

If you don’t like great comedy, political bureaucracy and f****** swearing, then In the Loop isn’t for you. But if, like me, you still find excessive profanities hilariously amusing, then you need to watch this, pronto. Loosely based on the … Continue reading

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141. Elizabeth: The Golden Age (2007)

Cate Blanchett reprises her role as Elizabeth I, and takes the story from the end of the first film to the defeat of the Spanish Armada. Elizabeth is trying to keep her throne, and is being pressurized to marry to … Continue reading

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140. Elizabeth (1998)

Cate Blanchett rose to fame after this, her portrayal of the early part of Elizabeth I’s reign, and rightfully so. Elizabeth is a beautiful film to look at, and there are some great set pieces as well as some top-notch acting from … Continue reading

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