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Cameron Diaz

Boyle-ing Point

With the release of Trance (reviewed here) on shiny disc in the UK this week, I decided that now was as good a time as any to look back over the filmography of one of my favourite directors. In fact, I made him an honorary Scotsman after…

A Liar’s Autobiography (2012)

Questions abound about this film, an animated dramatisation of a long-forgotten memoir of a long-time dead comedian. Some are of the existential kind. Such as, why now, some twenty-three years and two months since its subject died? Or…

Gambit (2012)

I was really unsure of just how to react when I first saw the trailer for Gambit. A couple of good men (Colin Firth and Alan Rickman) in main roles meant that I wanted to enjoy it but the trailer made the movie seem predictable, unfunny and…

Knight And Day (2010)

Imagine if Charade was updated for modern audiences, keeping the same chemistry of two star leads while adding plenty of fun action and you have Knight & Day, an imperfect but superior action adventure that sets out to deliver fun by…

The Holiday (2006)

A passable rom-com that takes place during the Christmas season, The Holiday may not be the first film that anyone reaches for when they want something full of tinsel and cheer but it’s enjoyable enough, buoyed by a great cast working well…

Bad Teacher (2011)

Skating by Bad Teacher is not a good movie. And Cameron Diaz is not good in the lead. She's doing her slut shtick, but a bad teacher is a bored bureaucrat, not a slut. The characters don't come together here, and the plot is too narrow…

The Green Hornet (2011)

A superhero movie directed by Michel Gondry and starring Seth Rogen, featuring a sidekick much more adept and generally cooler than the title character, things were looking so unpromising for The Green Hornet that I somehow got the crazy…

Shrek Forever After (2010)

Everyone's favourite ogre returns for a tale that sees him stuck in the daily grind of a life that now sees him as an exasperated father, minor celebrity and far from the feared brute that many thought him at the beginning of the first…