A ramshackle scout group camps in the countryside, only to fall foul of something in the nearby woods. Decent little Belgian body-count flick which moves from comedy to existentialist horror effectively, with a couple of appealingly nasty surprises.
Average to good animated fare that will entertain the kids on a dull Saturday afternoon. Some nice moments of humour but the story is too fragmented to be really enthralling. The wolves are funny, though. 😐
Proof positive that the family film is alive and well with this retelling of the story of a boy and his dragon. Sumptuous creature FX and solid performances all round overcome a story by numbers that could have dragged it down. Worth your time. 🙂
Two-thirds okay all-female re-cast reboot, one-third CGI mess that ruins a fine running gag, Busters ’16 is nevertheless an interesting misfire with breakout performances from Jones & McKinnon. A noble-but-daft idea to attempt in the first place.
A burnout Las Vegas hard man gets a shot at redemption. Episodic but fun, this is superior Stathamism, based on a 1980s William Goldman novel, and a minor Burt Reynolds vehicle. Many Vegas tropes played with, some OK action, and a decent Xmas soundtrack.
Biopic of Italian-American boxer Jake LaMotta. Unflinching warts-and-all account of the turbulent life and times of the New York middleweight, based on LaMotta’s autobiography. One of Scorsese’s finest, and thus one of the greatest American films.