Out Now – 28th March 2012

The Pirates! In an Adventure with Scientists
Ooh a lovely bit of claymation from Aardman. It is your duty as a Brit to see this family comedy about a pirate captain struggling to win the coveted Pirate of the Year Award who teams up with Charles Darwin to win the Scientist of the Year Award instead. The voice cast is groaning with British talent including Hugh Grant, David Tennant, Russell Tovey, Brendan Gleeson, Martin Freeman, Imelda Staunton and Lenny Henry (I ran out of names at the end there). It may be a U certificate film but the BBFC promises “very mild language, violence, threat and innuendo”. I love a bit of innuendo.

The Best is Yet to Come: 2012

As much as we are obliged to look back over the year just gone, we are obliged to look ahead at the year just beginning. It’s always exciting to look at the next twelve months and all the exciting treats that are coming to our screens. Below are my personal picks of the films worth seeing in 2012, and I’m hoping there will be many more besides, a few gems I haven’t even heard of yet. Continue reading