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Less movies than usual given the Euro 2012 football. There gas been less out to see and I have skipped a few movies I would have seen if not for the football. I have still managed eight movies including a locally made documentary and a reissue of a horror classic that I hadn’t previously seen.

Prometheus: A pre-prequel to Alien. A flawed film but full of good ideas, great performances and stunning visuals.

Red Tails: An interesting story is crippled by terrible dialogue.

Rock Of Ages: Another crappy jukebox musicale, Tom Cruise is good and has all the funny lines.

Cosmopolis: David Cronenberg’s “road movie” is cold and alienating but strangely enjoyable. Robert Pattinson is excellent as are the supporting cast.

Fast Girls: As predictable and clichéd as you would expect of a sports movie, despite this, it is surprisingly good. Noel Clarke is fast becoming the most significant person in the British film industry.

Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter: Some good ideas but it takes itself far to seriously to be as good or as fun as it should be.

The Last Projectionist: A charming and informative documentary about cinemas centring on the oldest working cinema in the UK, The Electric in my home city, Birmingham.

Plague of the Zombies: Reissue of the 1966 Hammer Horror. An atmospheric horror that perfectly bridges the gap between early zombie films and there reinvention in the 70’s.

The Movie of the Month is:

The Last Projectionist. Essential viewing for film fans, I’m not sure what sort of release it will get but go see it if you can.

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