It's been the year of the vampires, comic-books, and Sci-Fi! We've reviewed hundreds of this year's cinema and DVD releases and here's our top ten...as you can see we loved the Sci-Fi scene!
A fan boys dream. True to the comics in tone, cast and look. And the soundtrack is brilliant! Snyder's done it again.
Part 1 of this French crime epic is episodic but moves like a missile & every scene is riveting. Part 2 of this gangster epic is a blinder with more bank jobs,prison breaks & a staggeringly sublime Cassell.
Depraved, debauched & outrageous.A daring comedy with cracking script & characters from largely unknown cast.Vegas anyone?
7. Drag Me To Hell
Staples in the eye,maggots in the mouth, a scary old woman & a talking goat.What more do you want?
6. Slumdog Millionaire
Frantic,frenzied & exhilarating.Boyle hits the streets of Mumbai to deliver a heartfelt colourful & infectious ride
This fantasy epic fully immerses you into a new world with breathtaking skill & pioneering visuals. An awe-inspiring landmark.
4. Star Trek
Abrams hits Warp Factor X for a reboot & it pays off..in spades. Trekkies & newcomers rejoice-Kirk & co are back..& cool again
Think Castaway meets Silent Running: this elegant & assured British sci-fi is slow but totally captivating with a superb Rockwell
2. District 9
A brilliant and original take on 'first contact'. Cutting edge visuals that make you not only believe, but care.
1. The Hurt Locker
Out of nowhere comes the best war film in ages about a bomb disposal unit in Iraq.Vivid,volatile & uncontrollably tense.
And ten of the worst...
10. He's Just Not That Into You
The all-star cast can't save this confused adaptation. Poorly paced with an insufferable ending. Avoid
9. Gran Torino
Clint is hilarious but can’t save a weak story with terrible acting. Full of laughable moments that aren’t deliberate.
8. Year One
7. Saw VI
A repugnant, redundant film full of hateful characters with no scares or thrills. When will this annual pain end?
A miserable heroes ripoff lacking the charm or fun and played out by an awful cast, one of whom thinks he's Samuel L Jackson.
5. Funny People
The makers of edgy US gross-out try mixing penis jokes with serious grown-up stuff. It's awkward and sadly, not funny.
4. Transformers 2
Big, loud, long & dumb. The sound & visuals- like the robots(& Megan Fox) are out of this world but the story is a mess.
3. Taking Woodstock
A sci-fi mess with decayed script & abysmal finale.1 or 2 guilty pleasure moments for Diesel fans but it's no Pitch Black.