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This week's movie releases!

James King | 15:48 UK time, Friday, 14 August 2009


Bandslam (pictured) - it may be a bit of an odd mix of uber-cool indie tunes and huge amounts of cheese but this tale of a local band competition is packed with awesome music and big laughs. Vanessa Hudgens shakes off her good girl Gabriella image whilst the geeky Gaelen Connell is great as nervy band manager Will. Feelgood stuff. 4 stars.

The Time Traveler's Wife
- big time weepy starring Eric Bana and Rachel McAdams, with The Notebook beauty trying to cope with her hubby's ability to transcend space. The sci-fi element is never really explained - this is all about tragic romance and emotional breakdown. And it does it very well... 4 stars

Imagine That - weird family flick with Eddie Murphy as a rich money man who discovers his daughter's comfort blanket helps him predict the future. Yeah... I know. I guess it could've been hilarious in other hands, but Eddie's over-acting and schmaltzy default setting kill it. 1 star.

Aliens In The Attic - no-nonsense kiddy pic, with a cousins on holiday battling extra-terrestrials in their loft before their parents find out. Thin... but fun. 3 stars.

The Perfect Getaway
- enjoyably tongue in cheek thriller, with Milla Jovovich and Steve Zahn as a honeymooning couple faced with killers on the loose in Hawaii. The cheeky glint in its eye makes this one to watch... 4 stars.


  • Comment number 1.

    hi, this is the first time i've blogged and just wanted to tell you all about an amazing film called 'district 9'. peter jackson and some south african fella direct it and its about an alien space ship that comes to earth with about a million drone like aliens on board who are ushered up into an armed protected zone called district 9 after pissing off all the residents of jhb. a nice chap called something wierd is called in to move them to a new base and gets infected with som mad black juice and turns a bit alien and has to befriend an alien to get his dna sorted out and help the aliens people. great special effects, realism and original ideas as well. expect all the guff about aparthied compassions but just as a film its great. 9/10 later traf


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