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Hector And The Search For Happiness [DVD] <b>DVD</b> ~ Simon Pegg
2 of 8 people found the following review helpful
(taken from my review at

The distinct impression given by Peter Chelsom's Hector and The Search For Happiness is that of a film evaporating before your very eyes. Nothing about it sticks, from the distant cinematography down to the lazy script, and most crucially Simon Pegg's wasted phoned-in performance as a psychiatrist trying to find the root of happiness (clue: it was there all along). Even Stellan Skarsgard pops up for a bit and looks uncomfortable. How deliciously ironic that a film about a man trying to find happiness ends up being so relentlessly miserable.
Lucy [DVD] [2014] <b>DVD</b> ~ Scarlett Johansson
Lucy [DVD] [2014] DVD ~ Scarlett Johansson
3 of 8 people found the following review helpful
( taken from my review at

Luc Besson returns after last year's hideous "The Family" with this phenomenal science-fiction/action film about a woman (Scarlett Johansonn) who, after ingesting an experimental drug, unlocks more and more of her brain capacity. Don't stick around to dissect the (bizarre) script, but do stay for one of the first big-budget studio films of the year that is truly alive; visually fascinating and cinematically beautiful, it has the feel of a personal pet project that's been percolating for years. It all goes off the rails, as per, but I haven't been more transfixed by the proverbial train crash in a long time… Read more
What If [DVD] [2014] <b>DVD</b> ~ Daniel Radcliffe
What If [DVD] [2014] DVD ~ Daniel Radcliffe
2 of 4 people found the following review helpful
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Daniel Radcliffe and Zoe Kazan charm the socks off of each other, and us, during this unexpected gem. He is smitten with her, and she's in a five-year relationship; the chemistry is undeniable between them, and... Yeah, you can kinda guess where it's going, but in this case the formula works and doesn't feel formulaic because it is emboldened by characters who come across as entirely real and make us care for them. It is lent an extra twist by Michael Dowse's snappy and twee direction, and the cute animated drawings which come alive at opportune moments. This is one of the best films of the year, and I cannot wait to see it… Read more

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Christiane F. [DVD] DVD ~ Natja Brunckhorst
The Nicolas Philibert Collection [DVD] <b>DVD</b> ~ Nicolas Philibert
Boyhood [DVD] <b>DVD</b> ~ Patricia Arquette
Boyhood [DVD] DVD ~ Patricia Arquette
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