Archive for April, 2014

The Harry Hill Movie

Monday, April 28th, 2014

imagesThe Harry Hill Movie brings together the comedian’s trade of hilarious sketches, similar to his material in the 90s, and witty one-liners.

With any comedian, this film really comes down to the audience’s personal comedic preference. If you like Harry Hill’s TV Burp or his commentary on You’ve Been Framed, then you will enjoy the silly nonsense that appears in The Harry Hill Movie.

Harry lives with his barking mad grandmother, Abu the hamster and a bunch of chickens equipped with weapons (yes, we were a little confused too). When Abu gets falsely diagnosed with a terminal illness, Harry and his grandmother send him on a random trip to Blackpool. For the sake of having a plot, Harry’s long-lost evil twin, Otto, played by Matt Lucas, seeks revenge after he was raised by Alsatians in Kettering. Also making an appearance as the wacky vet is Simon Bird, known for his role in The Inbetweeners.

Let’s make this very clear, The Harry Hill Movie is full of ridiculous jokes and scenes that should not be taken seriously by any means. If you appreciated Harry Hill’s sketches in the 90s, you are likely to enjoy the stupidity of this film.

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Carrie

Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014

Carrie-2013Carrie is a modern adaptation of the 1976 horror story about a young girl who is an outcast at school and overly protected by her religious mother.

Carrie is a film not for the faint hearted, presenting violent themes and bloody gore throughout. Outcast Carrie White discovers she has telekinetic powers, which helps her break free from her over bearing mother and the bullies at school. However, things turn ugly when she is pushed just too far.

Chloe Grace Mortez (500 Days of Summer, Kick-Ass and Let Me In) stars in this gruesome revival, playing the creepy Carrie who struggles to fit in with the cool kids at school. Although she’ll have you feeling sympathetic, you’ll find the sinister side of her to be quite disturbing.

Julianne Moore (The Lost World: Jurassic Park and Crazy, Stupid, Love) must also be mentioned for her role as Carrie’s Mother, Margaret White. Driven crazy by her religious beliefs, Margaret White tries to control her daughter and makes Carrie believe the world is full of evil. Her role creates this secluded atmosphere within the family home, paving the way for tensions to explode later on in the film.

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Gravity

Monday, April 7th, 2014

2222f3bfa7044f4dc2bb2bff4049d85dGravity is a multi-award winning sci-fi thriller, starring Sandra Bullock and George Clooney, playing on the fear of being stuck in Space.

After debris hits and damages their Space shuttle, Dr Ryan Stone (Sandra Bullock) and Matt Kowalsky (George Clooney) must find a way to get back to earth. Through many nail-biting moments and drama, their attempt to survive looks hopeless.

Since Gravity hit the high street shelves, following a successful term on the big silver screen, there has been a lot of talk about how great this film is and why it was so deserving of numerous awards at the Oscars, Golden Globes and BAFTAs. We suggest you believe the rumours, because this film takes special effects to a whole new level.

Despite many Space nerds commenting on the scientific inaccuracies of the film, such as Sandra Bullock’s hair not floating in Space, this is overshadowed by the creative love and thought put into this film. In many parts of Gravity, the audience is put into the perspective of Dr Ryan Stone, which highlights the strain and terror she’s under, making it almost unbearable to watch.

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Disney’s Frozen

Friday, April 4th, 2014

8ddba2d922954bdfda5ff9b43d0bce49Disney’s Frozen is one of the most highly anticipated DVD releases so far this year, featuring magical powers, two heroines and lots of snow.

After Elsa’s powers to freeze things are revealed to the town folk of Arendelle, her sister Anna heads to the mountains to search for her. On her mission to find Elsa, Anna meets handsome Kristoff, his reindeer Sven and Olaf the snowman. In a bid to save Arendelle from an eternal winter, Elsa must be convinced to come back and break the spell.

On first impressions, it’s forgivable if you think there’s going to be a princess, a handsome prince, and a happily ever after, because this is Disney after all. However, you’ll be shocked to find that the female characters in Frozen are pretty kick-ass in comparison to many other generic Disney leads. Since Tangled was released, it seems the animators have decided to stick to modern times and give the girls a fighting chance at saving themselves.

There is a lot more singing in Frozen than the average Disney film, however the soundtrack is one of the catchiest around, with the song ‘Let It Go’ bringing many shy singers out of their shell and onto YouTube. As a result of the craze, the song won Best Original Song at the 2014 Oscars. If you’re not a fan of the hype, then ignore what we just said and go watch the film, because the music is highly commendable.

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