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Liam Neeson

No show without a host of stars

The winners at what is arguably the most prestigious film event of the year, would have you believe that they are the only really important people at the Oscars. However the majority of film stars know the odds of being chosen as a…

Non-Stop (2014)

Liam Neelson brings a gravitas to the action genre that few other actors can match.  He needed every ounce of it in Non-Stop, both to give real impact to the story’s strengths and distract from its weaknesses. There’s a scene in which…

The Nut Job (2014)

It seems strange to me that, despite the fantastic increase in quality of animation, many animated movies now can still be deemed a success if they're made cheaply enough and then released at the right time. The Nut Job, as I write this,…

The Lego Movie (2014)

Like most American blockbusters The Lego Movie is mainly physical action. Based on the game of Lego, it's an elaborate virtuoso display of tiny fixed interlocking parts creating a universe populated with buildings, figures, objects, all…

The Lego Movie (2014)

I almost gave The Lego Movie 10/10. In fact, as I write this review I am still wondering just why it's not getting a perfect score, because I can't think of any faults. I guess the very nature of the film dictates that some of the frantic…

Battleship (2012)

Nobody could believe it when it was announced that a major blockbuster movie was being developed from the game "Battleship". The plot would see a bunch of people on a naval exercise at sea end up in a battle against some dangerous alien…