Life Of Pi

life of piLife Of Pi
Release Date: 20th December 2012
Director: Ang Lee
Rating: PG
Rhythm & Hues, Fox 2000 Pictures, 20th Century Fox

‘I have a story to tell you, it happened long ago. I’m doing it like this so you know I’m alright, so don’t worry when you see me out there at sea in the past. Wouldn’t want to think that the tiger could actually eat me!’ Continue reading


Anchorman: The Legend Of Ron Burgundy

anchormanAnchorman: The Legend Of Ron Burgundy 
Release Date: 9th July 2004
Director: Adam McKay 
Rating: 15
Apatow Productions, DreamWorks Pictures 

Ron Burgundy is the man. He brings the news to everyone in San Diego and he does it with charm and devilishly good looks. If we had a reporter like Ron Burgundy on the BBC, I’d be on it 24/7. It’s the hair that does it.  Continue reading

JoeRayW’s Top 5 Films 2012

It was certainly hard picking my top five films this year. I had it down to eight, and the last few days have involved constant switching. I haven’t even been able to sleep because of it! Apart from those ten hours last night and the eight hours the night before, but that’s beside the point! I’ve decided for now, and I’m not going to go back and edit my words later down the line. Unless I can’t sleep again. That’s why there should only be five really good movies a year, makes things simple. Continue reading

National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation

cvNational Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation 
Release Date: 6th April 1990 (UK, and what?)
Director: Jermiah Chechik 
Rating: PG
John Hughes Entertainment, Warner Bros. 

To keep the Christmas spirit going I felt it was appropriate to watch a film about a Christmas going terribly wrong. Makes me all warm inside.  Continue reading

The Nightmare Before Christmas

nbcThe Nightmare Before Christmas 
Release Date: 25th November 1994 
Director: Henry Selick 
Rating: PG
Skellington Productions, Walt Disney Pictures

The best way to get into the Christmas spirit is to watch a film which almost tears the season apart as the monsters of the night get their grubby mitts on the holiday season. It feels good when you’ve been working in retail over the holiday season.  Continue reading

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey


The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey 
Release Date: 13th December 2012
Director: Peter Jackson 
Rating: 12
New Line Cinema, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, WingNut Films, Warner Bros. Pictures

The Hobbit was one of my favourite books as a kid. A fast paced adventure through Middle-earth which was easy to consume while leaving plenty for the mind to savour. It’s finally made it to the big screen, as three monster sized movies. Well there goes the breezy book pace.  Continue reading

Seven Psychopaths


Seven Psychopaths 
Release Date: 5th December 2012
Director: Martin McDonagh
Rating: 15
Film4, British Film institute, Blueprint Pictures, Momentum Pictures 

The Seven Samurai, The Magnificent Seven, and now the Seven Psychopaths. These guys are more likely to shoot a bullet through your brain before helping you out. After setting you on fire.  Continue reading