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Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues [DVD] [2013] <b>DVD</b> ~ Will Ferrell
3.0 out of 5 stars Middle of the road..., 6 Jun 2014
I didn't much care for the original Anchorman the first time I watched it. I thought it was vapid; a weak humour-fest at best. Since that first screening I appreciate I may have been in a bad mood at the time, many of the set pieces and one liners are truly sterling pieces of comedy.

Anchorman 2 generated the similar feelings to that inaugural viewing of the first installment (doubtless there will be a third...), though the film seemed to have a little more structure and a slightly bigger budget. The style of humour grows and builds over time, and perhaps that's Anchorman's enduring legacy. Undoubtedly this is a weaker film than the first - it is heavily reliant on cross… Read more
Gravity [DVD] [2013] <b>DVD</b> ~ George Clooney
Gravity [DVD] [2013] DVD ~ George Clooney
2 of 6 people found the following review helpful
I understand it may be cliché to rave about this film - the hype and media attention it has received are typical of a flick that is all-the-best-bits-in-the-trailer (thanks "Knocked Up" for defining that genre). Yet Gravity knows this. It knows how it will be perceived by the cynical. It doesn't matter though. Gravity is a mindblowing - truly and utterly mindblowing - movie that will leave you feeling like you've had to hold your breathe for ninety minutes. And ninety minutes is exactly right - it doesn't outstay its welcome.

Let's get the obvious out of the way. If you have for some reason actually been living in space for the last few months you may not be aware of the… Read more
About Time [DVD] [2013] <b>DVD</b> ~ Rachel McAdams
About Time [DVD] [2013] DVD ~ Rachel McAdams
36 of 45 people found the following review helpful
Let me be clear: I do not like Richard Curtis films. Let me be clearer still: About Time is an outstanding movie. Truly, genuinely, outstanding.

The truth is I had put off seeing this one for some time; I'd seen the best-jokes-in-the-trailer plug on primetime TV. My wife badgered me for several weeks telling me how she wanted to see it - when she mentioned the C-word I quietly swore not to get involved. The pestering continued and begrudgingly I relented and off we went. I'd had a rubbish day at work, bound to get worse still if old Richard had anything to say about it. Imagine my surprise 10 minutes in. I was enjoying it. I mean, really enjoying it. Let me explain… Read more