Monthly Archives: July 2011

178. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002)

The second film in the Harry Potter series is distinctly darker in tone and is better for it, as Harry and his friends get embroiled in weird and scary happenings at Hogwarts. Pupils are being found petrified, literally, as something … Continue reading

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177. Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (2001)

I may not have been blogging for a while, and this is my first in some months, but needless to say, I haven’t been shirking on the film-watching, so be prepared to catch up on the 28 as yet unblogged … Continue reading

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176. Cloverfield (2008)

Monster movies are a very hit and miss affair – for every Jaws, there’s a Megashark, and for every King Kong, there’s a man in an ape costume… The best monster movie rule is that the film is often better … Continue reading

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175. Chalet Girl (2010)

I wasn’t really relishing the thought of watching this, another weak looking British rom-com in the style of Love Actually and similar painfully unfunny films. It does have Bill Nighy, which deserves an extra point, even if he’s playing the … Continue reading

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174. Reach For the Sky (1956)

Film 74 in C4 Top 100 War Films Ok – one of the films from the war project that I was really not looking forward to. I can’t stand Kenneth More, however hard I try not to. He’s everything I despise about … Continue reading

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173. Camille (1936)

I had a vague recollection of seeing this film about 20 years ago, but I couldn’t remember much of the plot, even as I was watching. Maybe it wasn’t that memorable after all. Camille, played by Greta Garbo, is a … Continue reading

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172. The Ladykillers (1955)

A gang of robbers meet their match in little old lady Mrs Wilberforce, when the ringleader, a dubiously entitled ‘Professor’ Marcus rents a room from her. His four colleagues are welcomed into his room under the pretence of being members … Continue reading

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171. Star Trek (2009)

I wasn’t sure what to expect – was it going to be a slightly tongue in cheek homage to the original series or a garishly camp mickey-take? Actually, my fears were unfounded. This new take on the Star Trek series … Continue reading

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170. The Deer Hunter (1978)

Film 73 in C4 Top 100 War Films Ok – it’s got Robert De Niro, Meryl Streep, John Cazale and Christopher Walken in, so it’s got to be good, yeah? And everyone in the world, even if they’ve never seen … Continue reading

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169. Black Hawk Down (2001)

Film 72 in C4 Top 100 War Films Mogadishu, Somalia, 1993. A quick raid into the centre of the war-torn city by Delta Force soldiers to capture a warlord goes horribly wrong when the black hawk helicopters that were preparing … Continue reading

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