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Episode 15

Film 2013 Episode 15 of 15

Claudia Winkleman and Danny Leigh take a look at the latest film releases. These include the return of Will Ferrell as Ron Burgundy in Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues, and The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, directed by and starring Ben Stiller. Plus a look ahead to some of the films due for release in early 2014.

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Christmas Eve 2013 02:00

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Reviews of Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues

Reviews of Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues

Claudia: I think I am possibly too old for this film. If I was sixteen and I went with a bunch of friends on a Friday night I would laugh until I was sick. There’s a very good battle scene at the end where it’s cameo-a go go.

 

Danny: The good news for Anchorman fans is that this has been tailor made for them, and the movie smothers them in polyester and extravagant sideburns and gags- miles and miles and miles of gags. Some of those gags are very, very funny.  But I’ve always been on the fence with Anchorman, and whilst this movie does have very funny moments, it’s not enough to sustain two hours. 

 

Camilla: I feel a mixture of disappointment and relief. Relief that it wasn’t as bad as the first film, which I didn’t particularly enjoy. Disappointment that it’s still the same… I agree that some of the jokes are really funny but some of them are really awful. In terms of memorable scenes and lines it just goes out of my head.

Reviews of The Secret Life of Walter Mitty

Reviews of The Secret Life of Walter Mitty

Claudia: I found it quite poignant.

 

Danny: I think most Hollywood feel-good movies leave you feeling as if you’ve been slobbered over and drooled over and had your pocket picked at the end of it. This is not that movie. I think you could accuse it of being cynical, but you’d have to be a cynic to do that. There is an unusual sense of melancholy and a sweetness and smartness and sincerity. This is a sincere, open-hearted movie. It’s great for that and we should embrace that.

 

Camilla: What’s the point? It’s beautiful, it touched me at some points, but I came away thinking; “There’s nothing in my brain, I haven’t changed in any way by the end.” Ben Stiller is pretty good as Walter Mitty, but he’s not really dreamy enough to be the Walter Mitty character. You can see him acting quite obviously which is always a bit distracting. This is a very short story that has been stretched into this enormous two hour film. There’s not quite enough material. Whilst it is very beautiful I came away feeling empty. 

Also Out This Week (11/12/2013)

American Hustle (15)
A con man, along with his seductive British partner, is forced to work for a wild FBI agent Richie DiMaso. DiMaso pushes them into a world of Jersey powerbrokers and mafia.
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The Harry Hill Movie (PG)
The film sees Hill embark on a road trip to Blackpool with his Nan when he discovers that his hamster only has one week to live, with a vet hot on his tail.
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Moshi Monsters The Movie (U)
Katsuma, Poppet and the other Moshi Monsters star in an action packed, song-filled race against time to stop evil Dr Strangeglove from destroying the Great Moshling Egg.
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Walking With Dinosaurs: The 3D Movie (U)

See and feel what it was like when dinosaurs ruled the Earth, in a story where an underdog dino triumphs to become a hero for the ages.

 

Credits

Role Contributor
PresenterClaudia Winkleman
PresenterDanny Leigh
Series ProducerHoward Brenner
Executive ProducerBasil Comely

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