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Review: The Lego Movie (2014)

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***THIS REVIEW WAS ORIGINALLY POSTED AT THE HOLLYWOOD NEWS ON MONDAY 10TH FEBRUARY, HERE***

Director: Phil Lord, Christopher Miller.

Starring: Chris Pratt, Elizabeth Banks, Morgan Freeman, Will Ferrell, Liam Neeson, Will Arnett, Alison Brie, Charlie Day, Nick Offerman.

Running Time: 100 minutes.

Certificate: U.

Synopsis: When the ordinary, rule-obeying Emmet (Chris Pratt) is mistaken as ‘The Special’, he finds himself battling the evil President Business’ (Will Ferrell) plan to glue the individual Lego worlds together.

Move over Michael Bay. There’s a new type of cinematic mayhem in town and it comes in the form of Lego. After keeping our planet happy for the last sixty-five years, the Danish toy company have gone full blockbuster with a completely bonkers but engaging underdog story that definitely ate all the blue Smarties.

Just like 2009’s CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF MEATBALLS, the duo’s second animated feature is heavy on both style and morals. Centering on the very ordinary Emmet, he may lack the crazy invention skills of CLOUDY’s Flint Lockwood, but he is equally trying to minifigure it all out. Perfectly happy with his daily routine, a chance encounter with the mysterious ‘Piece of Resistance’ sees an opportunity to break the monotony and open his eyes to the realities around him. Continue reading

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What I’m Watching – February 2014

This list only includes films I watched for the first time this month. My most recent viewing is the top entry.

Labor Day (Dir: Jason Reitman, 2013) ***

Calvary (Dir: John Michael McDonagh, 2014) ****

Muppets Most Wanted (Dir: James Bobin, 2014)

The Raid 2: Berandal (Dir: Gareth Evans, 2014) *****

Ride Along (Dir: Tim Story, 2014) **

The Lego Movie (Dir: Phil Lord, Christopher Miller, 2014) ****

Interview: Phil Lord And Chris Miller Talk 21 Jump Street And The Lego Movie As ‘Inception For Kids’ – HeyUGuys

To celebrate the release of 21 Jump Street on DVD and Blu-ray, I was lucky enough to have the opportunity to speak to the directors, Phil Lord and Chris Miller, about the film and their upcoming projects.

Touching on everything from Channing Tatum’s love for improvising stunts to Tom Selleck’s moustache, it’s fair to say our interview covered rather a lot of ground! Every inch as charming and entertaining as you’d expect, the pair gave a brilliant insight into the funniest film of the year.

Please check out my interview here.

DVD Review: 21 Jump Street – HeyUGuys

21 Jump Street was released on DVD and Blu-ray in the UK yesterday. To check out my review for HeyUGuys, please click here.

What I’m Watching – March 2012

This list only includes films I watched for the first time this month. My most recent viewing is the top entry:

The Pirates! In An Adventure With Scientists! (Dir: Peter Lord, 2012) ***

Mirror Mirror (Dir: Tarsem, 2012) ****

We Bought A Zoo (Dir: Cameron Crowe, 2011) ***

21 Jump Street (Dir: Phil Lord, Chris Miller, 2012) ****

The Hunger Games (Dir: Gary Ross, 2012) ****

Moneyball (Dir: Bennett Miller, 2011) ****

Battle Royale (Dir: Kinji Fukasaku, 2000) ****

Whip It (Dir: Drew Barrymore, 2009) ****

27 Dresses (Dir: Anne Fletcher, 2008) **

Monster (Dir: Patty Jenkins, 2003) ***

Sleeping Beauty (Dir: Julia Leigh, 2011) **

The Future (Dir: Miranda July, 2011) ****

The Adjustment Bureau (Dir: George Nolfi, 2011) ***

Fargo (Dir: Joel Coen, 1996) *****

The Deep Blue Sea (Dir: Terence Davies, 2011) ****