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Black Sheep

Ewe’re baaaadly mistaken if you think this sheepish effort is anything more than an average horror comedy that needs more sheep puns. There are some funny visual gags but not enough amusing dialogue to back it up.

Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows

More of the same from Robert Downey Jr. and company as Ritchie takes the spirit of Sherlock Holmes and gives it a modern twist. A fun watch but sometimes the special effects need to be toned down a little.

The Darkest Hour

Transferring a tried and tested formula to a new location is normally a banker but thanks to poor acting and characterisation and ridiculous aliens this horror sci-fi is just awful.


Undoubtedly ridiculous but hugely entertaining with cool characters, a likeable new 007 and awesome stunts. Just the shot in the arm the Bond series needed.

13 Assassins

A visual and action packed triumph that will delight those who get aroused by swords and Samurais. It’s well paced and entertaining however some people (me) may just find the epic final battle scene a little repetitious and boring.

Perfume: The Story of a Murderer

Don’t be put off by the synopsis. A film about perfume and sniffing really can be a dark, intriguing thriller.

Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol

A likeable, old fashioned blockbuster that puts the Mission: Impossible franchise and Tom Cruise back on track. Not a classic but a fun watch nonetheless.

We Need to Talk About Kevin

A clever, touching and, at times, irreverently funny tale of a mother and a psychopathic son told with huge amounts of subtlety and depth.

Eastern Promises

The Cronenberg-Mortensen partnership gels to great effect in this intelligent tale of the Russian Mafia and sex trafficking in the UK. Better than A History of Violence, I’d say.

Seven Samurai

Arguably Akira Kurosawa’s best work has it all – epic action, a simple, measured plot and one cool hero. Anyone who calls himself a man will want to be a Samurai after watching this.