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Flim Weakly Review- Welcome To Marwen

Jean Luc Godard once said “Film is truth, 24 frames per second.” Now, I don’t know what that means, but I do know it's wrong. Welcome To Marwen cannot be truth, because it's made of film, and truth is made of emotions or something. I also

The Bling Ring (2013)

Sympathy for the vapid The Bling Ring concerns a small group of blindingly superficial, morally clueless SoCal highschoolers in love with fame and fashion. Middle class girls and a boy, they fall into the habit of burglarizing residences…

This Is 40 (2012)

If you're going along to see This Is 40 after seeing adverts declaring that it's "the sort-of sequel to Knocked Up" then you may be in for a bit of a disappointment. Let me clarify something immediately. This Is 40 is not a comedy. There…

This Is 40 (2012)

Early midlife crisis: a family comedy "In Apatowland, the lunch-room loner always winds up with the homecoming queen," Robert Wilonsky wrote in the Voice about the American writer-director-comedy czar's 2007 hit Knocked Up. Well, that…

ParaNorman (2012)

In this very sweet and enjoyably macabre stop-motion animated movie, Norman Babcock (voiced by Kodi Smit-McPhee) sees dead people. They're all around him and he's not scared by them one bit. Sadly, nobody else believes him and he's picked…

The Change-Up (2011)

Ryan Reynolds ends up in the body of Jason Bateman in this Bigfreakyfridaylikefatherlikesonat17again. And Vice Versa. The plot will be familiar to most people but the use of a distressing bodyswap for bawdy laughs (surely we can label it a…

17 Again (2009)

Life is not going all that well for Mike O’Donnell (Matthew Perry). His life didn’t quite pan out as he thought it would and he’s now uncool, about to be officially divorced from teen sweetheart Scarlett (Leslie Mann) and is simply…