What You Should Have Seen

We’re halfway through the movie-going year, and so here’s a look back on what you may have missed and should get on DVD. Be honest, you have nothing better to do.

January

Fantastic Mr. Fox George Clooney is a fox. Damn straight he is.

The Road Uplifting tale of a father and son. If uplifting means two hours of trudging through a post-apocalyptic wasteland patrolled by cannibals. Which it doesn’t.

Up In The Air George Clooney (not playing a fox) fires people and muses on love and emptiness. One of the best films of the year.

Invictus Great film, even better with the vuvuzela soundtrack care of the internet (Google it).

February

The Hurt Locker While it may lose a lot on the small screen, it’s definitely worth a look, if only to see what all the fuss is about.

March

Green Zone Bourne goes to Baghdad. The director of the last two Bourne films teams up with Matt Damon again for this Iraq conspiracy thriller.

The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo Swedish bestseller turned into Swedish film. Comes with subtitles, unfortunately no cameo from their famous chef.

April

Kick-Ass Reviewed in a previous UniLifeMag. Hit-Girl may have gotten all of the press, but it’s Nicholas Cage channelling 1960’s Batman Adam West that steals the show.

Iron Man 2 Manages to not suck, which is an achievement considering the film could have been Robert Downey Jr. wandering around his house for two hours and it still would have made millions.

May

Harry Brown Michael Caine proves that he’s not just a butler with this gritty revenge tale.

June

Animal Kingdom Australian crime drama worth seeking out. Very un-Underbelly and probably the best Australian film of the year. Now if only our country could start making good comedies again…

Sex & The City 2 Muslims wear funny clothes. Ha.

The A-Team A tank falling to the ground shooting at a plane. This and more make this the best dumb fun of the year so far.

Toy Story 3 The most emotional you’ll feel in a cinema all year. If you don’t like this you have no soul. Should Pixar turn their attention to curing cancer it would be solved within a week they’re just that good.

July

Twilight: Eclipse Only applicable if you’re a 14-year-old girl. Well done on getting to university so early. Now go away.

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