The Heat

Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy play mis-matched law enforcement officials forced to work together to solve a dangerous drug trafficking ring in downtown Baaaawwwston. Much of the humour is based on the crudity of McCarthy’s potty mouth and rioutous family background – particularly when thrown up against Sandy’s up-tight over-achieving princess – but overall it’s…

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The Town

OK, OK, OK, I take it all back. He’s NOT “Flobby Ben Affleck” any more, OK? I get it. He’s a lean mean fighting machine. And in The Town, which he also directed with flair, he is electrifyingly good. Set in the Charlestown area of Boston that’s apparently reknowned for its national ranking in bank…

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Knight and Day

I went to see Knight and Day with a relatively open mind. I say relatively, because I think Tom Cruise is probably quite a sly and nasty piece of work. Also, the Redhead and Rose went to see the film on Friday and had pronounced it “Ho-Hum”; damning with faint praise. So what can I…

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The Departed: Art Meets Life

Martin Scorsese’s excellent The Departed was on TV the other night. Set in Boston, the violent tale¬†revolves around a gangster (played smarmy by local boy Matt Damon) who infiltrates the police department and a cop (aced flat and hard by Leonardo DiCaprio) who infiltrates the gangs.¬†When it becomes clear that there’s a mole in each…

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