Get Shorty – NA/10


Just had this film play in its entirety in my bedroom and I have been in here ‘watching’ it but I couldn’t tell you a single thing about it other than ‘John Travolta’. So here is my review: ‘This is a film that I watched once (John Travolta)’.

This Is 40 – 6.5/10

This isn’t Sparta. This… Is… 40!


Sequel of sorts to Knocked Up focusing on Pete (Paul Rudd) and Debbie (Leslie Mann) a few years on.
There is literally no plot to This Is 40, ‘couple argue’ is pretty much it. There are some great one liners though and if you share my undying love for Paul Rudd there is a lot to enjoy.
One downside is that Director Judd Apatow amazingly still hasn’t learned that comedies should definitely not be over two hours long. A mistake he keeps making over and over again. Apatow is still probably the best Hollywood comedy director right now though in the absence of Kevin Smith and with the Coen Brothers work becoming more dramatic. A genuinely funny if forgettable movie.

Tower Heist – 6/10

Ben Stiller and Eddie Murphy decide to rob the resident of a penthouse suite in a tower block after he has lost the pension of the tower block workers. That just sounds terrible, which is why it has taken me so long to watch it…


The truth is though, throw in Matthew Broderick and Casey Affleck and a smart script and for the first hour this is a good flick with some laugh out loud moments. Once the heist gets under way though things go downhill fast but this is not as bad as you might think.
Obviously there is stereotypical fat black woman knocking about, this is an Eddie Murphy movie after all, but for all its flaws this is Stillers best for a while and Murphys best for years.