Not without its thought provoking moments but billed as a comedy I'm afraid for me it failed to deliver. TT
Vince Vaughan as the feckless boyfriend and meat market delivery man who is going nowhere fast discovers that an earlier money-making livelihood as a sperm donor is about to come back to him. The sperm bank having been rather liberal with his donations, he is now the biological dad to 553 children and a quarter of them are suing to find their dad. Not beleaguered with as many onanistic jokes as I had feared, quite a touching little film on the importance of relationships and knowing where you come from. NJT
DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES...
Having enjoyed the previous film in the franchise, Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes, I sat down really looking forward to this. With an intelligent story line, amazing CGI that thankfully did not detract from this (an all too common complaint of mine) and apes depicting both the very worst and best of humanity I was not to be disappointed. TT
Part 2 of the prequel series, human beings now exist only in small numbers scattered around the globe. The genetically modified apes who escaped to the forests ten years previously have prospered and are happy in their seclusion until a few of the remaining people stumble into their patch. Much to reflect on, on territory, leadership, mediation and the possibilities and the challenges for difference to survive alongside each other, particularly in the face of deep-seated animosities and scarcity of resources. NJT
GOD'S NOT DEAD...
Christians = good; atheists = bad; Muslim men = even worse and that's to say nothing of the ending. Christian propaganda at its worst. Never have I been so incensed watching a film. TT
Ok... conservative evangelical propaganda, nuff said. NJT
THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL...
An odd, little gem of a film in which quick witted dialogue combined with a wonderful visual presence assure that not only does it grab the attention from the start but holds it throughout. TT
"The plot thickens - as they say... why? Is it a soup metaphor?", Yes, yes, yes... very entertaining and cleverly constructed, author narrated story. Featuring a host of actors in little more than cameo roles., other than Mr. Feinnes as the redoubtable M. Gustave whose adventures are here related and Willem Dafoe as the nasty hatchet man. A delicious confection of cinematography and scenery, outrageous characters and plot, lurching from delicious punishing dialogue insults to Keystone cops action. It's not a hotel, it's a way of mind. NJT
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