Published 25 February 2015 • 34 minutes, 51 seconds
Late last year we saw a movie we’d been anticipating for some time: a remake of the musical Annie starring Quevenzhané Wallis. While Wallis is on point, the end result was something of a film by committee.
Published 11 February 2015 • 32 minutes, 30 seconds
Alan Turing was one of Britain’s greatest mathematicians, a war hero and the father of modern computing, but was driven to suicide by the government he served. The Imitation Game employs some fine actors to honour his story.
Published 21 January 2015 • 33 minutes, 10 seconds
It’s a children’s movie, so Mel and Katie ask the important questions: is this meant to be the 70s? do bears s%#t in the woods? is marmalade still a thing? Paddington is charming and aggressively whimsical, and that’s probably a good thing.
Published 14 January 2015 • 42 minutes, 39 seconds
Disney and Rob Marshall adapt the dark Sondheim musical, with Chris Pine, Anna Kendrick and Meryl Streep and a talented cast. The Brothers Grimm fairy tales Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Jack and the Beanstalk, and Rapunzel intertwine with the story of a childless baker and his wife and the witch who cursed them.
Katie and Mel do what they were born to: talk for nearly 50 minutes about the Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit. No distractions, no going off-topic, very little pausing for breath. Some pausing for wine.