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Olivia Wilde

Deadfall (2013)

There are people, your correspondent among them, who have sat through the whole of Rob Reiner's sublime This is Spinal Tap without ever twigging that it is a spoof. In the theatre where I have just returned from watching Stefan Ruzowitzky's…

Cowboys & Aliens (2011)

For many people, Cowboys & Aliens was a very disappointing blockbuster movie and it was dismissed by many others when it appeared to "underperform" at the box office. Well, I think that we had some definite disappointments in 2011 but…

Win In Time goodie bags

Welcome to a world where time has become the ultimate currency. You stop aging at 25, but there’s a catch:  you’re genetically-engineered to live only one more year, unless you can buy your way out of it. The rich “earn” decades at…

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…

The Next Three Days (2010)

Paul Haggis can write some good stuff. He’s also a competent director. Sadly, you wouldn’t know this from viewing The Next Three Days. Russell Crowe plays John Brennan, a teacher and devoted husband who finds his life turned upside down…

The Next Three Days

The Next Three Days is a fairly run-of-the-mill but nevertheless sufficiently entertaining thriller from director Paul Haggis. It sees mild-mannered college teacher John Brennan, played with schlumpy ease by Russell Crowe, forced to turn to…

TRON: Legacy (2010)

The very fact TRON: Legacy exists defies the financially fuelled logic which governs Hollywood. A $200 million budgeted sequel to an original which did middling business in 1982, “TRON: Legacy” is a visually stunning depiction of the…