Kungfu Summer Camp Summer 2006

Kungfu Summer CampNewquay, Cornwall12th – 17th August 2006 When we first booked to go on the Summer Camp it was winter so the idea of being by the seaside in the heat of the sun sounded great. As time got…

Monster House

A scary animated movie for kids that gives them just what they love and it’s good fun for adults too. A boy called DJ (Michael Musso) lives across the street from Nebbercracker (the always excellent Steve Buscemi), a nasty old…

Miami Vice

Michael Mann makes art from his hip 80’s TV series about the man with no socks. Ricardo Tubbs (Jamie Foxx) and Sonny Crockett (Colin Farrell, who actually wears socks) are Miami cops impersonating drug couriers. They are trying to break…

The Lake House

Keanu Reeves and Sandra Bullock, the stars of Speed, are reunited but there’s nothing fast or exciting about this ponderous pen-pal movie. Nice slow-moving architect (Keanu Reeves) moves into a picturesque Chicago lake house and starts a correspondence with nice…

The Wind That Shakes The Barley

Veteran director Ken Loach won the top prize at this year’s Cannes Film Festival for a moving and powerful film about Ireland’s fight for independence. Damien (Cillian Murphy), his girlfriend Sinead (Orla Fitzgerald) and his brother Teddy (Pádraic Delaney) are…

Thank You For Smoking

The witty film of a wittier book has some cracking performances, some great lines but a sentimental under-belly. Nick Naylor (Aaron Eckhart) is America’s finest spin-doctor. He has to be – he is the official spokesman for the tobacco-industry with…

The Da Vinci Code

After all the hype it’s really just a fun adventure movie let down by the mystic crap. Nice American guy and attractive French chick on the trail of the Holy Grail with a host of bad guys in chase. They…

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Superman Returns

Thirty years after Christopher Reeve first took to the air, Marlon Brando returns from the grave (actually from Superman 1’s cutting room floor) for a few more seconds as Superman Senior and spanking new Brandon Routh inherits those famous y-fronts.…

Memoirs Of A Geisha

“Chicago” director Rob Marshall gives the traditional world of the Japanese Geisha a Hollywood tweak and comes up with a glamourously filmed and acted movie that is as camp as Christmas. Little Sayuri (Suzuka Ohgo) is sold by her parents…