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12 and Holding (2005)

Conor Donovan was brilliant in this. I couldn't quite make my mind up about the rest of it though. At times it was harrowing, at times awkward, at times funny - all the basic elements of adolescence. But I couldn't help feeling the funny scenes ended up diluting the overall drama, rather than counterpointing it.

My Movie Rating: Red StarRed StarRed StarRed StarRed StarRed StarRed Star 7 / 10
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The 1940s House (2001)

Fantastic concept, and they couldn't have chosen a better family to take part.

The Hymers were a perfect example of a 21st century family reliant upon pre-packaged food and the luxuries of modern living, so having to deal with the austerity and deprivation of wartime conditions came as more than a challenge for them.

In true boyhood spirit, the boys grasped the experience with both hands though :-)

My Movie Rating: Red StarRed StarRed StarRed StarRed StarRed StarRed StarRed StarRed StarRed Star 10 / 10
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3 Ninjas (1992)

Very cool kid's action movie.

My Movie Rating: Red StarRed StarRed StarRed StarRed StarRed StarRed Star 7 / 10
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3 Ninjas Kick Back (1994)

I think the franchise missed a beat with this one - the first one and '...Knuckle Up' were definitely the stronger of the three movies.

My Movie Rating: Red StarRed StarRed StarRed StarRed Star 5 / 10
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3 Ninjas Knuckle Up (1995)

The plot may be contrived, but still a good action movie.

My Movie Rating: Red StarRed StarRed StarRed StarRed StarRed StarRed Star 7 / 10
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The 5,000 Fingers of Dr. T. (1953)

My Movie Rating: Red StarRed StarRed StarRed StarRed StarRed StarRed Star 7 / 10
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A.I. Artificial Intelligence (2001)

Futuristic re-telling of the story of Pinnochio. Fantastic movie, and yet another fantastic performance by Haley.

My Movie Rating: Red StarRed StarRed StarRed StarRed StarRed StarRed StarRed StarRed Star 9 / 10
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About a Boy (2002)

A good adaptation of Nick Hornby's novel. It doesn't stick rigidly to the book, which in many ways is a good thing - I enjoyed the novel, and I don't think it would sit too well if the film was just a duplicate.

I'm not a big Hugh Grant fan, and to my mind, his performance wasn't a million miles away from his character in Four Weddings & A Funeral.

That was about my only gripe though - Nicholas Hoult was a wonderfully weird Marcus, and Toni Collette was pretty good as well.

My Movie Rating: Red StarRed StarRed StarRed StarRed StarRed StarRed StarRed Star 8 / 10
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The Adventures of Huck Finn (1993)

My Movie Rating: Red StarRed StarRed StarRed StarRed StarRed StarRed StarRed Star 8 / 10
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The Adventures of Pinocchio (1996)

My Movie Rating: Red StarRed StarRed StarRed StarRed StarRed Star 6 / 10
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The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert (1994)

For a long time, I've only seen the first half of this movie for some reason.

But as a whole, it's fantastic. Reminded me of William Snape's enthusiasm for his dad's performance in The Full Monty, Terence Stamp is cool as ever.

My Movie Rating: Red StarRed StarRed StarRed StarRed StarRed StarRed Star 7 / 10
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The Amazing Panda Adventure (1995)

My Movie Rating: Red StarRed StarRed StarRed StarRed StarRed StarRed StarRed Star 8 / 10
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American Gothic (1995-1996)

My Movie Rating: Red StarRed StarRed StarRed StarRed StarRed StarRed StarRed Star 8 / 10
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And You Thought Your Parents Were Weird (1991)

My Movie Rating: Red StarRed StarRed StarRed StarRed StarRed Star 6 / 10
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Angela's Ashes (1999)

A fantastic film about one boy's struggle through grinding poverty to manhood. There are many bleak and tragic moments, from the outset, but it is a highly inspiring film about the power of the human spirit against all odds.

My Movie Rating: Red StarRed StarRed StarRed StarRed StarRed StarRed StarRed StarRed StarRed Star 10 / 10
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Angels in the Outfield (1995)

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Are We There Yet? (2005)

No more and no less than what I was expecting - occasionally amusing family comedy with a little too much heart string tugging towards the end.

My Movie Rating: Red StarRed StarRed StarRed StarRed StarRed Star 6 / 10
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Arlington Road (1999)

The first few minutes really set the scene. Good movie, and a brave movie, but one which will leave you feeling utterly pessimistic about human nature.

My Movie Rating: Red StarRed StarRed StarRed StarRed StarRed StarRed Star 7 / 10
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Bad Santa (2003)

An amusing film. Billy Bob Thornton plays a wonderfully horrible character.

My Movie Rating: Red StarRed StarRed StarRed StarRed StarRed Star 6 / 10
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Beethoven (1992)

My Movie Rating: Red StarRed StarRed StarRed Star 4 / 10
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