Entries by Thomas Patrick from 12/2011

Hugo 3D (2011) Review by That Film Guy

| Posted 12.05.2011 | UK Entertainment

From Hugo's dazzling opening swoop through the Paris station it is clear that this is no ordinary film. The care and detail taken in every frame of the film shows just how passionate Scorsese is about the subject material.

The Thing (2011) Review by That Film Guy

| Posted 12.05.2011 | UK Entertainment

The Thing ticks all the boxes but does it without the true chills of John Carpenter's original. Unfortunately there was a real opportunity to make something new and exciting, but The Thing feels more like a by-the-numbers slasher that we've all seen done better before.

Puss in Boots (2011) review by That Film Guy

| Posted 12.11.2011 | UK Entertainment

There may have been concerns that Puss in Boots might have been a step to far for the character of Puss, but luckily Banderas and his co-stars are more than capable to hold the audiences attention for the full 90 minutes.

A Very Harold and Kumar Christmas (2011) review by That Film Guy

| Posted 12.11.2011 | UK Entertainment

Harold and Kumar Get the Munchies, released in 2004 proved an unexpected box office success. The idea of two Asian leads in an American mainstream sto...

New Year's Eve (2011) Review by That Film Guy

| Posted 12.11.2011 | UK Entertainment

This may seem like an old style film review and perhaps not something that I'm accustomed to writing, but frankly if Hollywood are going to make me sit through a film that is just an advert for the pretty people they could afford to get in one place, then why should I dissect it in any great detail.

Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows (2011) review by That Film Guy

| Posted 12.18.2011 | UK Entertainment

Guy Ritchie re-imagined the classic Sir Arthur Conan Doyle character Sherlock Holmes in the 2009 film of the same name. With Robert Downey Jr. as Holmes and Jude Law as his sidekick Dr. Watson, the film was a thumping success taking $524m off of a budget of $90m at the box office. A sequel was almost immediately announced. That sequel, Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows was released in 2011 and reunited all the major characters from the original.