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Right, better get back to the grindstone of the multiplex and review some "proper" films after all of this Edinburgh Film Festival Festival nonsense. We have a bit of a natter about Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, Public Enemies, Looking For Eric, Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince, Bruno, Ice Age 3 and The Hangover.
Section the First: In which we introduce ourselves unto you.
Section the Second: In which we discuss Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, deeming it to be full of big stompy robots doing big stompy robot things, but taking far to damn long about it. Additionally, Michael Bay's reputation is slandered.
Section the Third: In which we discuss Public Enemies, regarding Michael Mann's outing as disappointingly dull latest outing. Well acted, well shot and so forth, but the story of bank robber John Dillinger just isn't particularly interesting and neither is Dillinger's character.
Section the Fourth: In which we discuss Looking For Eric. A depressed postman with a family on the verge of tearing itself apart is saved by a hallucination of footballing legend Eric Cantona. By turns amusing, touching and suspenseful, Looking For Eric is one of the better films of the year and well worth a look.
Section the Fifth: In which we discuss Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince. It seems to be a decent enough vehicle, although not particularly penetrable one for the uninitiated.
Section the Sixth: In which we discuss Bruno, Sacha Baron Cohen's very slight variation on Borat that suffers desperately from laws of diminishing returns as much the same stunts are attempted as before. Just about funny enough to warrant a watch for fans of Borat, but only just.
Section the Seventh: In which we talk about Ice Age 3, which carries on the same largely mediocre antics of the franchise but puts it in 3D. So, if you like mediocrity and wearing uncomfortable glasses, this is the film for you.
Section the Eight: In which we tire of this 'section the' gimmick, and talk about The Hangover. Feeling in tone very much like Todd Phillips' previous Old School, this tale of a group of friends trying to piece together the forgotten events of the night before is often completely inappropriate, but often very deeply funny. Not sophisticated in the slightest, but very amusing.
That is all for now. We'll be back sometime soon, so until then keep your nose clean and if you can't be good, be lucky.