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Rocky Balboa

Published February 15, 2019

Rocky Balboa

Well, I can see why Sylvester wanted to come back and finish off the series properly but I have to admit I was concerned about this one. It’s so much later and he’s so much older, how is he ever going to get back in the ring again? That’s kinda what the film is about, although it takes a long way round in getting there – showing instead the often overlooked things about life after your famous career has pretty much ended.

Ice Age: The Meltdown

Published January 20, 2019

Ice Age: The Meltdown

We were medium happy with the first Ice Age movie, and having scooped up the rest of the pack in a Blue Sky bundle, we figured it was worth watching the sequel. I think I liked it more than the first, a serious situation about climate change lends itself to an interesting and funny story - animals on the move, alongside being the last of your species (or not), and believing you’re one thing when it turns out you’re another.

The Holiday

Published December 26, 2018

The Holiday

Really loved this! It’s one of those adorable but quirky rom-coms, where you can’t quite believe what is happening but are completely swept along for the ride. I fell in love with Jude Law a little bit, but was bowled over by the concept of Jack Black as a romantic lead - and he pulled it off!

Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby

Published September 22, 2009

Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby

I really enjoyed this film, despite its obvious flaws and that really awful supposedly French accent. There were laugh out loud moments which make up for some of the bad points, and it was a good story with a happy ending. What’s not to like?