The To Do List – 3/10.

A sexually inexperienced girl decides to lose her virginity before going to college.

Writer/director Maggie Carey somehow contrives to make a very likeable cast churn out a terrible, embarrassingly bad film. Said cast includes Audrey Plaza as the protagonist, Alia Shawkat (Maeby from Arrested Development), Clark Gregg (Agent Coulson from Avengers, Young Neil from Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, Bill Hader, Christopher Mintz-Plasse (Mclovin’) and Andy Samberg. Why any of those people (except Bill Hader who is married to Carey so kind of has to) got involved in this I will never know.
A juvenile and totally outdated concept with one dimensional, un-likeable characters and even a rubbish soundtrack to say it is set in 1993. Carey somehow even makes Audrey Plaza obnoxious which is unbelievable.
The To Do List is a throwback to smut fests of old like Porky’s, but at least Porky’s was actually funny, if a little charmless. The To Do List however is wildly offensive to both sexes, completely unoriginal and worst of all it is nearly two hours long! Only some decent Bill Hader one liners save this from The Mothman Prophecies territory.

Scott Pilgrim vs. the World 9.5/10.


Scott Pilgrim VS. The World

With Scott Pilgrim Vs the World, already legendary director Edgar Wright hit the absolute geek jackpot with a film that appeals to gamers, music fans and comic book readers alike.

Michael Cera’s best performance without a doubt, great soundtrack, brilliant cameo’s (particularly Chris Evans) and a hilarious, snappy script. Scott Pilgrim is the geekiest but also coolest film of recent years. ‘Proper’ action films should be embarrassed at how much the fight scenes in Scott Pilgrim are superior to them. ‘Proper’ bands should be splitting up upon hearing how much better Sex Bob-Omb are than them.

Mary Elizabeth Winstead as heroine Ramona Flowers leaves Zooey Deschanel from 500 Days of Summer in the dust in the fight of cool indie girls in movies. Enjoyed it even more second time round. Almost perfect.

Safety Not Guaranteed – 8/10.

Quirky but not annoying. Lacking in action but not boring. A nice flick.


A newspaper sends a journalist and two interns to do a story on a man who has placed an ad in a newspaper for a companion to time travel with.
The likeable cast includes Mark Duplass, Aubrey Plaza and Jake Johnson. Plaza is particularly good as downbeat Darius. She can do smart and funny without being self concious about it, something which Ellen Page is only just starting to pull off now. Duplass does well in a more challenging role than he is used to along with fellow cast member Jake Johnson the main three stars share a compelling chemistry.
Safety Not Guaranteed is a touching and offbeat curiosity, fans of Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind and Garden State will find a lot to enjoy here, particularly the strong soundtrack and I would happily have seen this stretched out a bit longer than the skinny running time of 1 hour and 26 minutes.