DVD review: People Like Us

Reviewed for film-news.co.uk.

People Like Us features dialogue and plot lines that are trite and predictable, though is elevated by hot young talent and veteran actors. Not knowing anything about the film I was surprised to see the likes of Philip Baker Hall and Michelle Pfeiffer brushing with Chris Pine and Olivia Wilde.

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Blu-ray review: Monsters, Inc.

Reviewed for film-news.co.uk.

Monsters is a satirical and humorous take on the nature of fear, and more importantly the actual logistics of scaring kids, the purpose of which fuels a monster world with the screams of the little runts.

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Review: Looper

Rian Johnson’s follow up to his happy-go-lucky crime caper The Brothers Bloom is a time-travel thriller with depth. Rather than a simple hitman on the run action film featuring a mullet doing splits, it’s actually a thoughtful exploration of causality, parenthood and how no matter how far the consequences of our actions ripple out to touch lives, we still have free will as a deciding factor.

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