Category: Film

Film Review: Saving Mr Banks

Posted on by 5WC in Film
 Don’t judge a book by its cover or a mouse by its ears! 

If I’m honest, I was hooked on the idea behind Saving Mr Banks the moment I first saw it’s trailer. The opening bars to Chim Chim Cher-ee overlaying the “behind the scenes” story just grabbed me, just said this is going to be good, this is going to be one to watch.

I don’t think there is anybody in the western world to whom Mary Poppins doesn’t hold an affection, whether we saw it on TV at Christmas or in the cinema as a small child, we’ve all grown up know that it’s going a bit too far to say dociousaliexpilisticfragicalirupes and so Saving Mr Banks, and it’s portrayal of the relationship between P.L. Travers and Walt Disney, should in theory, be the ideal opportunity to transport grown adults back to their childhood. Read more

Film Review: Side Effects

Posted on by 5WC in Film

This movie should be good, it has a big name cast, it has a plot that is not only plausible, but interesting and thought provoking and to keep you guessing it has the standard thriller plot twist. However, there are plot twists and then there are plot twists.

I almost wonder whether writer Scott Z. Burns was suffering from the side effects to something when he came up with the twist. I never got around to seeing the film in the cinema, I kept seeing the trailer and thinking “yep need to see that” but then annoyingly, something would always crop up and before I knew it it’d been dropped from my local multiplex. Read more

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