Flushed Away

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Flushed Away is Aarman Animation’s inaugural foray in to the world of computer animated films. The story is pretty basic – Roddy (Hugh Jackman) is a pet rat who lives a life of luxury in his adopted home. When Sid (Shane Richie) makes an unwelcome arrival from the sewers, Roddy tries to dispatch him – but in the process is flushed down the toilet. Now stuck in the world beneath the streets, Roddy encounters all manner of creatures, including a …

Shrek 2

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It’s not often that a sequel is better than the original film. The Godfather, Part 2. Aliens. Toy Story 2. Breakin’ 2: Electric Boogaloo. Ok, not that last one. But now add Shrek 2 to the list. It’s tighter, funnier, and better than the original. The structure is similar to the first one, but now that the characters have already been established, the pace is faster, and the jokes come fast and furious. This is definitely a fun film all …

Man on Fire

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“Creasy’s art is death. He’s about to paint his masterpiece.” Based on the novel of the same name, Man on Fire is a tale of life and revenge, as seen through the eyes of Creasy (Denzel Washington). Mexico City is in the midst of a rash of kidnappings, and Creasy is hired to protect Pita, a young girl. Initially suicidal and alcoholic, Creasy starts to rediscover the joys of life through Pita, and their friendship blooms – until it is …

Veronica Guerin

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“Who would want to kill Veronica Guerin?” That’s the question the poster asks regarding this film based on the true story of Irish investigative journalist Veronica Guerin. She was exposing Dublin’s drug underworld in the mid-1990s, and was killed for her work. Jerry Bruckheimer, in an attempt to branch out into something not-quite-action-heavy, produced this Joel Schumacher film which stars Cate Blanchet in the title role. Veronica Guerin is a rather small intimate film. It feebly attempts to examine the …

The Rundown

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I have no real exposure to The Rock; I didn’t watch wrestling on television. My only exposure to him was in The Mummy Returns and The Scorpion King. I wasn’t really impressed, but it wasn’t anything terrible either. So my trepidation with The Rundown was probably warranted. I mean, it’s an action movie in the jungle. Starring The Rock. Need I really say more? I didn’t see a trailer for the film, but I had heard good buzz in the …