Review: The Odd Life Of Timothy Green (2012)

The Odd Life Of Timothy Green

Cindy (Jennifer Garner) and Jim (Joel Edgerton) are desperate to be parents. However, when they’re told by their doctor that this won’t happen naturally, they decide to indulge their dreams one final time by burying a box in their back garden filled with all the personality traits their ideal child would bear – kind, honest to a fault and musical, to name a few. Overnight, a magical storm occurs and Timothy (CJ Adams), a young boy with leaves on his ankles, is thrust into Cindy and Jim’s life. Continue reading “Review: The Odd Life Of Timothy Green (2012)”

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Review: The Five-Year Engagement (2012)

Tom (Jason Segel) and Violet (Emily Blunt) have been blissfully in love ever since they met at a DIY superhero New Year’s party. Wanting to spend the rest of his life with her, Tom proposes on their one year anniversary. But, despite their best intentions, life – new jobs, adultery and mid-life crises – keeps putting off their plans – something they can only take on the chin for a certain amount of time.

Produced by Judd Apatow and co-written by director Nicholas Stoller and Segel himself, The Five-Year Engagement boasts some excellent credentials, and Continue reading “Review: The Five-Year Engagement (2012)”

Academy Awards 2012: Winners

At a glitzy awards ceremony in Hollywood, California this evening, the winners of the 84th Academy Awards were announced.

Hosted by Billy Crystal, with presenters including Penélope Cruz, Cameron Diaz, Tom Cruise, Tom Hanks and Melissa Leo, the ceremony delivered on big-named guests, subtle jibes, welcomed surprises and plenty of comedy.

The Artist and Hugo tied with five awards a piece, with The Artist claiming Best Picture.

The full list of winners are included below: Continue reading “Academy Awards 2012: Winners”

Review: The Muppets (2011)

Over a decade since their last cinematic outing (the uneven Muppets From Space), The Muppets return to familiar territory with the aid of self-proclaimed enthusiast Jason Segel and director James Bobin. Using their absence as the central premise, what develops is a sweet story about reconciliation, friendship and love, with a hefty dose of the laughter and self-referential awareness that entirely encapsulates what makes The Muppets so special.

Walter (voiced by Peter Linz) is the world’s biggest Muppets fan. After being invited on a trip to Los Angeles with best friend Gary (Segel) and Gary’s doting Continue reading “Review: The Muppets (2011)”

Academy Awards 2012: Nominations

The nominations for the 84th Academy Awards were announced earlier today by Academy president Tom Sherak and Winter’s Bone actress, and previous Best Actress nominee, Jennifer Lawrence.

Leading the way is Hugo with eleven nominations, closely followed by The Artist, which nabbed an equally impressive ten.

As well as the aforementioned two, Moneyball, Midnight In Paris, The Help, Continue reading “Academy Awards 2012: Nominations”

US Box Office: December 23 – 25, 2011

1. Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol – $29.5M

2. Sherlock Holmes: A Game Of Shadows – $20.3M

3. The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo – $12.8M Continue reading “US Box Office: December 23 – 25, 2011”

US Box Office: December 16 – 18, 2011

1. Sherlock Holmes: A Game Of Shadows – $40M

2. Alvin And The Chipmunks: Chipwrecked – $23.5M

3. Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol – $13M Continue reading “US Box Office: December 16 – 18, 2011”

US Box Office: December 9 – 11, 2011

1. New Year’s Eve – $13M

2. The Sitter – $9.9M

3. The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1 – $7.8M Continue reading “US Box Office: December 9 – 11, 2011”

US Box Office: December 2 – 4, 2011

1. The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1 – $16.9M

2. The Muppets – $11.2M

3. Hugo – $7.6M Continue reading “US Box Office: December 2 – 4, 2011”

US Box Office: November 25 – 27, 2011

1. The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1 – $42M

2. The Muppets – $29.5M

3. Happy Feet Two – $13.4M Continue reading “US Box Office: November 25 – 27, 2011”