MovieViews


The MovieMuse Reviews (MovieViews) database is a searchable collection of films that the team have watched. It provides a link to an in-depth review or a short opinion on the film and a rating, as well as a link to the film’s poster or DVD cover. Over time this will build into a comprehensive guide about what to watch and what to avoid.

You can search and sort the list by individual film names, genre, reviewer, score and other variables to inform you on whether a film is worth your time, or to inspire you for your next movie night.

We will also use the database to create periodic lists of the recommended films in all sorts of categories. These lists will be shared on the website and some will even come with a video.

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Total MovieViews Found: 1440, showing 25 per page
PosterMovieYearGenreCommentsRating
28 Days Later 2002 Horror, Thriller A movie of two halves, as an apocalyptic zombie film gives way to a study of how such a disaster might affect humanity. Both halves are well worth watching though they don't break a lot of new ground beyond the supercharged undead. 3.5
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire 2005 Action, Fantasy The story is a bit boring at times despite all the action, and once again it is too long, but the Yule Ball scenes are simply brilliant and the finale shakes off any vestiges of the series' kid-friendly image in the most horrifying way possible. 3.5
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix 2007 Fantasy, Thriller Daniel Radcliffe is superb as the traumatised Potter and it's great to see elements of the wizarding world beyond Hogwarts, but overall there's not a lot going on in this film until the last 20 minutes. 3
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince 2009 Fantasy, Thriller The bleak cinematography is stunning and matches the film's grim mood perfectly. Not really any fun at all aside from a few moments with our heroes, but gives plenty of back-story and sets up the final films brilliantly. 3.5
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1 2010 Fantasy, Thriller The desire to adapt the final book as closely as possible results in a film that tells half a story and lurches from captivating to interminably boring in almost equal measure, though the acting is generally great. 3
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 2011 Fantasy, Thriller The epic story is brought to an end in style with a film that features superb battle scenes and more great performances from the young cast. A few moments probably should've been left in the book but otherwise this is a thrilling conclusion to the tale. 4
Neo Ned 2005 Drama, Romance A surprisingly upbeat tale about a Neo Nazi's relationship with a black woman. Funny and heartwarming at times, with Jeremy Renner's performance particularly notable, this quirky film is definitely worth a watch. 3
Calvary 2014 Comedy, Drama The story is different but this is tonally very similar to the director's earlier film The Guard, with a similar blend of edgy humour and emotional drama. Pulls no punches with its criticism of religion and Brendan Gleeson is excellent as usual. 3.5
Vacation 2015 Comedy Little more than a rehash of the 80's classic, with comedy that ranges from clever to cringeworthy. Certainly lacks the charm of the original but it's still fun, and at least Walley World is open this time! 3
Your Friend The Rat 2007 Animation, Short More educational than any Pixar film done before it, with amusing narration and a dizzying array of animation styles used, but the subject matter makes it rather hard to like. 3
Presto 2008 Animation, Short The animation may be cutting edge but this is a classic 1940's cartoon in spirit, with a vintage visual style and orchestral soundtrack. The magical hat is a superb device for slapstick comedy, helping make this one of Pixar's greatest shorts. 4.5
Dug's Special Mission 2009 Animation, Short Another 'parallel scene' featuring the lovable dog from Up, this is an amusing short with a Wile E Coyote vibe, but like the other Pixar film spin-offs it doesn't achieve anything that hasn't already been done. 3
The Fantastic Four 1994 Action, Adventure, SciFi Click here for our Film Club review 2.5
Mute 2018 SciFi, Thriller A cliched story told with a disappointing lack of imagination. This is a story in the future of an 80s movie, that has only Paul Rudd's screen presence to hold the attention. Duncan Jones' career is continuing to freewheel downwards at an alarming rate. 2
Alien Nation 1988 Action, Crime, SciFi Alien Nation holds up extremely well for a 30 year old film as the alien 'newcomers' are treated with similar disdain to today's asylum seekers. A great concept that was taken forward in a spin-off TV series. 4
Project: ALF 1996 Comedy, Family Picking up immediately after the TV series, the made for TV movie gives ALF a proper ending But ditching his TV family was really bad decision and the humour struggles to maintain for 90 minutes. 2.5
The Death of Stalin 2017 Comedy Political/historical comedy can be a tough gig, but Armando Iannucci is a master of the art. It is hard to overstate how funny the film is with an ensemble cast that are on absolute top form. 4
Blade Runner (US Theatrical Cut) 1982 Noir, SciFi, Thriller The US theatrical release is clearly the weakest of the various cuts. But the poorly performed voiceover and the overcautious cuts to the violence will only detract if you have seen on of the other versions. 3.5
The Men Who Stare at Goats 2009 Comedy, War A fun and apparently semi-true story of the New Earth Army, an authorised element of the US Army attempting to develop psychic abilities. Clooney is great but the flippant humour becomes too much early on making the film a bit of a slog by the end. 3
Phantom Thread 2017 Drama, Period, Romance Perfectly captures the idiosyncrasies of relationships as a 1950s fashion designer falls for a young waitress and brings her into his world. If this really is Daniel Day Lewis' last film, he has gone out on a career high. 4.5
Mike Bassett: England Manager 2001 Comedy, Sport Enough classically British humour, football in jokes and Tomlinson charm to warm the dourest fans heart. One of the best football films you will see. 4
The Damned United 2009 Biopic, Drama, Sport This Brian Clough biopic is billed as the tale of his disastrous 44 days as Leeds manager. But more than that is a tale of ambition, obsession and redemption that is full of heart and humour. 4
Lifted 2006 Animation, Short An Alien takes his abduction driving test. Nicely animated, but doesn't have the character, humour or charm of other Pixar shorts. 2.5
Mater and the Ghost Light 2006 Animation, Short Ghost Light is a great advert for the Cars films as all of the residents of Radiator Springs are on display, but the story is a little weak and maybe even a little too long. 3.5
Jack-Jack Attack 2005 Animation, Short The best of the shorts based on full Pixar movies, Jack-Jack has great characters and a nice self contained Incredibles plot. 4