The Lincoln Lawyer

Have you read Pride and Prejudice and Zombies? It’s really an excuse of a book, allegedly a parody, that sets Jane Austen in a zombie apocalypse, but is actually just boring, dumb and uninventive. Well, the good news is that The Lincoln Lawyer – based as it is on Michael Connelly’s cracking book of the…

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The Lincoln Lawyer

Too-too-too-too depressing: They cast that self-indulgent himbo Matthew McConaughey as Mickey Haller in The Lincoln Lawyer? I just consumed Michael Connelly’s latest Mickey Haller outing – The Reversal – in a day of frenzied reading, and no-one, but no-one would have persuaded me that the dreadfully self-aware McConaughey would make a good Mickey. For a…

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X Men Origins: Wolverine

I used to like Hugh Jackman quite a lot. But he’s turning into a hairier Matthew McConaughey, and not in a good way. Just about every scene in X-Men Origins: Wolverine seems designed to show him off in the best possible light – all teeth and blow dried hair and rippling shirtless muscle. He’s doing…

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Fool’s Gold

Fool’s Gold wants to be an adventure-cum-romantic comedy yarn about a Caribbean hunt for buried treasure that rekindles the romance of a mismatched husband and wife. Problem is, the plot is somewhat plodding, the romance is so-so and the comedy is mostly made up of pratfalls and funny voices (they are accompanied on their journey…

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