in 3D, at Odeon East Kilbride, 18.05.11 Back in 2003, when the first Pirates of The Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (Gore Verbinski) was due for release, there was debate about whether a film based on an adventure theme ride could sustain a story over a two hour-plus running time.  As it turned out, … Continue reading PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: ON STRANGER TIDES


Odeon East Kilbride, 06.05.11 There's so many things that don't or shouldn't work in Joe Wright's latest film that it shouldn't be any good, yet somehow, it still works as an enjoyable, fast-paced piece of entertainment. There's not much plot, and what there is seems to be utter nonsense.  Hanna (an excellent Saoirse Ronan) is a teenage … Continue reading HANNA


in 3D, Cineworld Glasgow, 03.05.11                                                          It was always going to be a difficult ask.  As noted in many places, the story of Thor, and his hammer, was always going to be the most difficult of the Marvel Avenger superheroes to translate from comic to screen.  In fact, it may well be that the only … Continue reading THOR


Cineworld Glasgow, 30.4.11 An introverted, socially awkward insurance salesman, Tim Lippe (Ed Helms), is sent to an annual insurance sales conference when his colleague dies, tasked with winning the award of best small insurance business for the third year in a row, thereby saving the business, and the jobs of the 6 people who work there.  But … Continue reading CEDAR RAPIDS