Movies from 2008

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 ...

21

21 (2008)   3/53/53/53/53/5

123 mins     Drama, Thriller      

Whilst inspired by the true story of a group of MIT students who through a clever card counting scheme made a killing at the casinos, "21"is basically a very stylized Hollywood drama which for the most is completely fictitiou...

27 Dresses

27 Dresses (2008)   3/53/53/53/53/5

111 mins     Comedy, Romance      

Romantic comedies are 10 a penny these days and the majority of them follow the same well worn formula. Not that this is a bad thing as long as amongst all the predictable fluff there are strong, likeable characters and somet...

The 39 Steps

The 39 Steps (2008)   4/54/54/54/54/5

86 mins     Drama, TV Movie      

John Buchan's novel "The 39 Steps" has been adapted to the screen a few times and in 2008 someone decided why not adapt it again. Some might say a foolish idea considering the previous adaptations have all been good and surel...

A Bunch of Amateurs

A Bunch of Amateurs (2008)   3/53/53/53/53/5

96 mins     Comedy      

On paper "A Bunch of Amateurs" sounds like it should work, Burt Reynolds playing an ageing Hollywood action star who comes to England thinking he is going to be doing "Lear" with the RSC at Stratford but finds it is a small a...

A Christmas Proposal

A Christmas Proposal (2008)   2/52/52/52/52/5

84 mins     Comedy, Drama, Romance      

Within 5 minutes of "A Christmas Proposal" starting I could have switched it off, written this review and tried to find a better Christmas movie to watch because this just reworks a familiar old story. As such if you have nev...

A Kiss at Midnight

A Kiss at Midnight (2008)   3/53/53/53/53/5

90 mins     Drama, Romance, TV Movie      

Technically "A Kiss at Midnight" is nothing special, it is a tried and tested romantic fairytale movie which runs with the old classic of rivals falling in love unaware that they are rivals. So yes we have a movie which whils...

A Near Death Experience

A Near Death Experience (2008)   3/53/53/53/53/5

89 mins     Drama, Horror, Mystery, TV Movie      

The daft thing is that when it comes to "A Near Death Experience", which is also known as "Voices", the whole supernatural, I see dead people thing is only there as a mechanism for another story where a woman ends up in dange...

A Risk Worth Taking

A Risk Worth Taking (2008)   3/53/53/53/53/5

90 mins     Drama, Romance, TV Movie      

"A Risk Worth Taking" is a bit of a hidden gem, not a great movie but a pleasant surprise especially for a TV movie. It is rather obvious a wife nursing her terminally ill husband finds herself falling for his friend and stru...

A Teacher's Crime

A Teacher's Crime (2008)   2/52/52/52/52/5

87 mins     Crime, Drama, Mystery, TV Movie      

Sadly "A Teacher's Crime" is one of those made for TV thrillers which treat the audience like idiots. Or at least that is exactly how I felt it was treating me because during the opening few scenes it told us too much. We hav...

A Woman's Rage

A Woman's Rage (2008)   2/52/52/52/52/5

90 mins     Crime, Drama, Mystery, TV Movie      

A Woman's Rage (2008) (aka: The Love of Her Life) Cynthia Preston stars as the spurned wife who will stop at nothing to get revenge on the woman who she thinks stole her husband...

Accidental Friendship

Accidental Friendship (2008)   4/54/54/54/54/5

85 mins     Drama, TV Movie      

Once in a while a movie comes around which really impresses, which grabs your attention and keeps you watching. It's even move of a surprise when it is a made for TV movie which impresses but that is the case of "Accidental F...

The Accidental Husband

The Accidental Husband (2008)   3/53/53/53/53/5

90 mins     Comedy, Romance      

The Accidental Husband (2008) Jeffrey Dean Morgan is the jilted boyfriend hell bent on getting revenge on a talk show host (Uma Thurman) who advised his girlfriend to dump him...

Aces 'N' Eights

Aces 'N' Eights (2008)   2/52/52/52/52/5

80 mins     Western      

Whilst westerns are no longer the popular genre that they once were they are still my favourite genre, but that sadly means that whilst I have watched a lot of good even great westerns I have watched plenty of bad ones. And s...

All Roads Lead Home

All Roads Lead Home (2008)   3/53/53/53/53/5

108 mins     Family      

There is a surprising amount going on in "All Roads Lead Home" with various subplots which are built around a family moving on after the death of a loved one, I believe all of which is either based or inspired by a true story...

American Crude

American Crude (2008)   1/51/51/51/51/5

96 mins     Comedy, Drama      

That synopsis pretty much covers the first incredibly poor opening 10 minutes when we get a narration from Johnny which takes us through a who's who of characters, names, jobs and so on which screamed to me two things. Man th...

An Old Fashioned Thanksgiving

An Old Fashioned Thanksgiving (2008)   3/53/53/53/53/5

90 mins     Drama, TV Movie      

Movie Review "An Old Fashioned Thanksgiving" TV movie adaptation of Louisa May Alcott's starring Jacqueline Bisset, Tatiana Maslany and Helene Joy....

Angus, Thongs and Perfect Snogging

Angus, Thongs and Perfect Snogging (2008)   3/53/53/53/53/5

100 mins     Comedy, Drama, Romance      

Movie review of "Angus, Thongs and Perfect Snogging" a coming of age comedy starring Georgia Groome, Aaron Johnson and Alan Davies....

Another Cinderella Story

Another Cinderella Story (2008)   3/53/53/53/53/5

90 mins     Comedy, Family      

It is now 2016, 8 years since Selena Gomez made "Another Cinderella Story", the follow up to "A Cinderella Story", and I would not be shocked if we got "Another Another Cinderella Story" featuring who ever the current flavour...

Appaloosa

Appaloosa (2008)   4/54/54/54/54/5

115 mins     Action , Crime, Drama, Western      

Once upon a time, many decades a go the staple of the big screen was the western, but sadly tastes changed and westerns went out of fashion. Now days it's a rare occurrence for a western to be made although in a way that's no...

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