Weekly movie reviews

Previously I have focussed on long-ish cinema reviews which I was beginning to find a chore to do. So from this point on I am going to review all the films I see in a week (there are usually quite a few) and keep my opinions short and snappy.

This week it’s The Dark Knight Rises which is out at the cinema right now, the romcom Killers from 2010 and the classic comedy The Odd Couple from 1968.


The Dark Knight Rises (2012)

It was always going to be a challenge to live up to the standards that The Dark Knight set but Nolan successfully caps off his gritty superhero trilogy in style. At 164 minutes it is not a short film but the time flies by so quickly you’ll barely notice. Brilliantly paced, acted and with a gripping narrative. It just lacked that edge the better Nolan films have to take it to the next level.

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Heigl left holding a gun between her forefingers, Kutcher with a gun held close to his chest.

Killers (2010)

I can’t stand Ashton Kutcher and I never have but this might be the first film of his that I have seen that I haven’t wanted to kill him in. Taking the hitman settles down story done similarly many times before and throwing a little more humour into the mix made this an entertaining if slightly forgettable romcom. Not a film I’d rush out to see again but one I’m happy to have had the chance to catch.

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The Odd Couple (1968)

Jack Lemmon is getting divorced so he moves in with his pal Walter Matthau who is also divorced. Lemmon is a overly organised neat-freak and Matthau is an absolute slob. At first they appear to benefit from each other but soon they drive each other insane with very funny consequences. This is a comedy that still has resonance today, with laughs that are still effective and character to love. A must see.

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