Film reviews and more

Day: 2 April 2012

DVD Review: ‘Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked’

★★★☆☆ Let’s be clear – Mike Mitchell’s Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked (2011), which features the vocal talents of Justin Long, Matthew Gray Gubler and Jesse McCartney, was never going to be a contender for the Best Animated Feature Oscar. […]

DVD Review: ‘The Adopted’

★★★☆☆ The directorial debut of Mélanie Laurent, star of Beginners (2010) and Quentin Tarantino’s 2009 Nazi romp Inglourious Basterds, The Adopted (Les Adoptés, 2011) sees the alluring French actress adapt her own screenplay for the big screen. Whilst displaying a […]

DVD Review: ‘The Deep Blue Sea’

★★★☆☆ Stage-to-screen adaptations represent notoriously treacherous cinematic waters regardless of reputation and critical acclaim, having scuppered the career of many a fine director. 2011 British feature The Deep Blue Sea is the tale of two Terences – Rattigan and Davies […]

DVD Review: ‘Hugo’

★★★☆☆ Martin Scorsese’s 3D debut Hugo (2011) arrives on DVD and Blu-Ray this week after a hugely successful awards season, picking up five Oscars at the Academy Awards along with numerous other nominations. Despite accusations to the contrary, the film […]