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'Pimpernel' Smith

'Pimpernel' Smith (1941)   3/53/53/53/53/5

120 mins     Adventure , Comedy, Drama      

In 1934 Leslie Howard starred as Sir Percy Blakeney in "The Scarlet Pimpernel" an adaptation of Baroness Emmuska Orczy's story of an English aristocrat who under a secret identity helped French noblemen escape from a reign of...

10,000 BC

10,000 BC (2008)   2/52/52/52/52/5

109 mins     Action , Adventure , Drama      

"10,000 BC" reminds me of a scene from "The Big Bang Theory" where the geeks have done something high techy techy and Penny asks why which they respond with "because we can". Now in fairness there is more to "10,000 BC" than ...

10.0 Earthquake

10.0 Earthquake (2014)   2/52/52/52/52/5

88 mins     Action , Adventure , Disaster, Drama      

Yes we have a disaster movie involving fracking, well I guess back in 2014 the fear of the devastation that fracking might cause was big news so it is little surprise that someone wrote a disaster movie script using it as a t...

101 Dalmatians

101 Dalmatians (1996)   3/53/53/53/53/5

103 mins     Adventure , Comedy, Family      

Cutesy with a cartoonish dark side is probably the best way to describe the 1996 live action reworking of Disney's "101 Dalmatians", starring Jeff Daniels, Joely Richardson and the wonderfully over the top Glenn Close as Crue...

101 Dalmatians

101 Dalmatians (1961)   4/54/54/54/54/5

79 mins     Adventure , Animation, Comedy, Family      

I could watch vintage Disney all day long, there is simply some thing magical about the older animations brought about by the mix of characters, story, comedy and animation style. And "101 Dalmatians" ticks the box on all of ...

102 Dalmatians

102 Dalmatians (2000)   3/53/53/53/53/5

100 mins     Adventure , Comedy, Family      

To put things into perspective "102 Dalmatians" is not a bad movie, for it's target audience of young children who will enjoy watching Cruella de Vil get her comeuppance thanks to some cute dogs it is entertaining. But it doe...

127 Hours

127 Hours (2010)   4/54/54/54/54/5

94 mins     Adventure , Biography, Drama      

Prior to its release there was such a buzz about Danny Boyle's "127 Hours" that even if you had never heard about Aron Ralston's amazing story you probably knew all about it before watching the movie. And that is how I saw "1...

13 Rue Madeleine

13 Rue Madeleine (1947)   3/53/53/53/53/5

95 mins     Action , Adventure , Drama      

"13 Rue Madeleine" is one of those post war movies which try to broach the gap between fact and fiction by delivering a fictionalized thriller with a touch of the docudrama about it. It probably made "13 Rue Madeleine" an ent...

The 13th Warrior

The 13th Warrior (1999)   2/52/52/52/52/5

102 mins     Action , Adventure , Fantasy      

I am sorry to all those who think "The 13th Warrior" rocks because I have to disagree. The storyline is a mess, there are gaping holes which makes it laughable, the attempt to try and be historical makes it hard work and to b...

20,000 Leagues Under the Sea

20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (1954)   4/54/54/54/54/5

127 mins     Action , Adventure , Family, Fantasy      

Up until recently I had never watched "20,000 Leagues Under the Sea" all the way through, catching bits of it here and there when ever it got shown on TV. But finally I have watched this epic Disney production from beginning ...

2012

2012 (2009)   3/53/53/53/53/5

158 mins     Action , Adventure , Disaster, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller      

There was a time when a disaster movie would be about a sinking ship, a doomed plane or a burning building but in recent years it appears that Hollywood is not content just to have this scale of drama, they want bigger, they ...

The 3 Worlds of Gulliver

The 3 Worlds of Gulliver (1960)   3/53/53/53/53/5

100 mins     Adventure , Animation, Family      

Putting things into immediate context "The 3 Worlds of Gulliver" is not the best adaptation of Jonathan Swift's "Gulliver's Travels", although a whole lot better than the more recent adaptation starring Jack Black. And at the...

The 300 Spartans

The 300 Spartans (1962)   3/53/53/53/53/5

114 mins     Adventure , Drama      

I wasn't that impressed by the more recent "300" as it came across as all look with little substance but because of that movie I am not that impressed with "The 300 Spartans" the 1962 movie based on the same story of Leonidas...

The 36th Chamber of Shaolin

The 36th Chamber of Shaolin (1978)   3/53/53/53/53/5

115 mins     Action , Adventure , Drama      

In "Kickboxer" when Jean-Claude Van Damme needed to defeat the bad guy who killed his brother he tracks down an expert to teach him the skills of Muay Thai. When in "The Karate Kid" Ralph Macchino was being bullied by some hi...

40 Days and Nights

40 Days and Nights (2012)   1/51/51/51/51/5

86 mins     Action , Adventure , Sci-Fi      

40 Days and Nights (2012) an extinction level event is threatening the planet unless John can get the high tech arks built and his girlfriend save enough species of wildlife so that when the floods reside they can start again...

47 Ronin

47 Ronin (2013)   3/53/53/53/53/5

128 mins     Action , Adventure , Drama      

Well 128 minutes is quite a lot of time for what in truth is not a lot of story, but then "47 Ronin" is clearly a crowd pleaser, made to entertain those who will be impressed by the effect laden action. And fair dos but it st...

The 8 Diagram Pole Fighter

The 8 Diagram Pole Fighter (1984)   3/53/53/53/53/5

98 mins     Adventure , Drama      

Whilst I am not an aficionado when it comes to the martial arts movies from Hong Kong I have grown to like them. Now up until now all those I have watched have been from the 60s and 70s and I have to say that after watching "...

A Bug's Life

A Bug's Life (1998)   3/53/53/53/53/5

95 mins     Adventure , Animation, Comedy      

So I have mentioned before, there was a time where I would avoid animations like the plague and as such whilst it has been over 15 years since "A Bug's Life" came out I had managed to avoid seeing it till now. And surprisingl...

A Challenge for Robin Hood

A Challenge for Robin Hood (1967)   3/53/53/53/53/5

96 mins     Adventure      

There have been numerous movies built around the legend of Robin Hood and some are quite clearly bet than others. Where does "A Challenge for Robin Hood" come in the long list well not near the top that's for sure, in fact wh...

A Dog's Tale

A Dog's Tale (1999)   3/53/53/53/53/5

91 mins     Adventure , Family, Fantasy      

If you spotted "A Dog's Tale", or "A Dog's Tale at Christmas" as it is also known, on the TV schedule and wonder whether it will be a cute movie to watch then let me say right away that if you are under the age of thirteen it...

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