Adventure Time – The Complete Fourth Season

Adventure Time is a show that continues to get better and better, and the best news is that season four also addresses some of the niggling problems I’d had with the show previously.
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The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2

If I could buy a Blu-ray of just the 25 minutes or so of action at the end of the film, I would, because it’s thrilling and exciting and emotional and a whole lot of other words that can’t really be applied to the rest of the franchise.
Rating: 2.0 starsHoopla Factor: 2.5 stars


The howls of mirth from sections of the audience threatened to ruin the faux meaningful character countdown that suggests we have been witness to something epic and emotional when most will just be glad to be done.
Rating: 1.0 starsHoopla Factor: 0.5 stars

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Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter

The 3D actually worked quite well because the film was deliberately over lit, whilst the sets, costumes and art design were sumptuously theatrical in their presentation. The slow motion action is balletic in execution and beautifully shot. If you leave common sense at the door, you’re in for a good time.
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The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1

When it comes to the performances, it’s a case of same old, same old. Kristen Stewart does a decent job as Bella, but Robert Pattinson looks as constipated as ever. Even Taylor Lautner out-performs this guy, which is pretty incredible when you think about it.
Rating: 1 starsHoopla Factor: 1.5 stars


For those unfamiliar with the product of the progressively more bizarro imaginings of Miss Stephenie Meyer, it's not for me to spoil the fun, but let's just say that this film flirts with all kinds of moral taboos before its vivisectional conclusion.
Rating: 0.5 starsHoopla Factor: 0 stars

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Fright Night

Fright Night has some great surprises and some inventive scenes. There are, however, many times when it simply felt that the humour should have been hilarious rather than chuckle-worthy, and perhaps this is down to director Craig Gillespie. A number of jokes fall flat, despite the efforts of Tennant et al.
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