February 2, 2011 Latest
Burnham-On-Sea Ritz Cinema films reviewed
film enthusiast Molly Harding, who was last year nominated for
the national award 'Young Film Critic of the Year', reviews the
latest crop of films showing at Burnham's Ritz Cinema in Victoria
Street this week...
Tangled (PG, 3D at The Ritz)
As a toddler, Rapunzel and her magical hair are kidnapped by
an old woman who wants to maintain her youth. Raised alone in
an isolated tower, she becomes fascinated by the lanterns that
float past her window every year on her birthday and she yearns
to see them up close, so when rogue Flynn Rider happens to drop
by could this finally be her chance?
Take your friends, your parents and anyone else you can
think of because this is an all round great film! Now, I generally
don't like animations but I sure did love Tangled! It has
a kind of Shrek-esque feel surrounding it and even the
musical side of things is enjoyable. The way the light bounces
off her hair, all the sunny colours and that one scene that even
if you don't enjoy the film you won't be able to not stare in
The storyline is easy to follow and although it does have the
classic Disney cheese, it does pack a funny punch and will appeal
to all ages, after all I'm a teenager aren't I? And I did enjoy
it, so case closed! This is a witty, wonderful and whimsical tale
and will sit comfortably next to some of the Disney classics.
Brilliant: 5/5 stars
Morning Glory (12A)
Workaholic klutz Beth Fuller (Rachael McAdams) is hired by failing
breakfast show Daybreak. In order to boost ratings, she
pairs up current host Colleen Peck (Keaton) with hard faced ex-war
correspondent Mike Pomeroy (Ford) who can't even bring himself
to say the word "fluffy." As the two clash, she struggles
to save the show and her flourishing love affair with fellow producer
Adam (Patrick Bennett).
The fact is this is a very likable film with very likable
characters. Harrison Ford is a joy as egotistical and bitter Pomeroy,
he teems with grumpy goodness but also has a hidden soft side
which is exposed just enough. Much credit, though, to McAdams
who relentlessly tries to carve a smile into Pomeroy's stone-set
face. She carries the film quite happily and one thing you never
tire of is her passion and perseverance.
This is an incredibly hard film to rate, because for all the
laugh at loud moments there is also alot of repetitive content.
If they cut out all of this, then what would be left is a very
good work-romcom but instead we are bestowed with an at times
tiresome but also affably performed and easy to watch film that
is all you would want from a light hearted trip to the cinema.
Wonderfully watchable, but sometimes wearing: 3/5 stars
Read more of Molly's regular film reviews on Burnham-On-Sea.com