Penn, Gosling, and lots of posing
Gangster Squad relishes in set detail and is loaded with talent - but it checks drama and subtletly at teh door.
'In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit ...'
With its epic battle score, star-studded cast and spectacular visuals, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey is a film for young-at-heart fantasy fans.
It's a wonderful <i>Life</i>
Whether it be imagination or magical realism, Life of Pi is the perfect film for the Christmas break, and is definitely worth seeing in 3D.
Cruise reaches out, but not far enough
Jack Reacher has a captivating premise that will probably leave you thinking it could have been better than it was.
Singing, singing and ... more singing
Stop singing. Seriously, stop already. My head throbs with the same thought throughout the interminable 157 minutes of Les Mis.
A rise above the rest
Rise of the Guardians is a visual feast of magic and wonder, drawing on well-used children's characters and introducing new ones.
Eastwood's missed curve ball
Director Robert Lorenz's debut film Trouble with the Curve explores the struggles faced by an ageing baseball scout.
An arresting buddy-cop film
End Of Watch is the thin blue line drawn more deeply than usual.
Rating: 3.0 'I am the jaw'
Judge Dredd is back with bigger guns, bleaker sets and the chin of Karl Urban (Star Trek) starring as Mega-City One's premier street judge.