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ulia Roberts… what a woman! haha. I’ve never seen this as my father would never watch this and my mother has seen it and even complained when I said I just watched it as she had already seen it (but I was watching it!!).

The story is based on the true one about Erin Brockovich who was instrumental in bringing down PG&E (Pacific Gas and Electric) who were poisoning the counties water supply. Julia Roberts plays Erin, extremely well in my opinion, she is a single mother, a vastly uneducated legal assistant (who she fought all odds to get) and managed to unite the people to take on a multi billion dollar company.

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Her dress sense tells you a little bit about her.

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Say what you like about her, but she is very ballsy… very ballsy indeed!

A brilliant film, ok there were no explosions and any nudey car chases but it was a really interesting story which in my opinion counts for much more than all the CGI you can throw at a film.

I would tell you to go and watch it, but I feel i’m the only person who hasn’t seen it!

78/100

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t’s Sunday again and i’m watching another animated film! This was recommended by pretty much every website to do with international animated films. Sylvain Chomet being a pretty famous for making animated films I guess it would be natural for me to watch this one day! It is supposedly his masterpiece.

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There are so many great visual images to this film! I wont put them all but some were terrific. Although despite all the strong visual images I carry from the film I didn’t really like it, certainly not to the level I thought I would prior to watching it, maybe this was because I watched the Illusionist and another of Chomet’s work La vieille dame et les pigeons  (maybe I should write that up too, but it was a long short film lol).

The picture above is of a little boy who lives with his grandmother and she does everything she can to try and make him happy, including buying him the dog, but what he really wants is to ride in the Tour De France. So yeah cycling.

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He grows up….

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I can’t really remember how they came to meet the Triplets of Belleville and what they really did to support the main storyline but they are singers, famous singers in their youth and them keep on singing. I can’t say too much about them but they certainly love to eat frogs!

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I don’t want to ruin the story but he gets kidnapped whilst on Tour De France by the mafia and becomes a prisoner… riding in the underground gambling circuit….

I wouldn’t recommend this film, I mean it was ok but it didn’t blow my mind like some of the other animations I have watched!

60/100

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 didn’t purposefully buy or intend to watch this film, it’s a kids film, but it was on tv and I have to say it brought back memories of a film I loved as a child Jumanji . It’s funny because if you search Jumanji 2 on a search engine this film comes up instead!

It’s a story of two boys playing a game where they end up in space and bad things keep happening to them as they play the game.

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Oh and it has Kristen Stewart in it 🙂
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I think I mentioned in a previous post that people give her stick but would be high fiving everyone on the night bus home if you got to sleep with her lol.

I would recommend this film to anyone who wants to watch a modern version of Jumanji or has kids/wants to watch a family movie.

68/100

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‘m sure I made a post about this… it seems to have disappeared!

I found this on one of the newspaper websites as to the best animation films of all time! I can certainly confirm their choice!

The story is about the second world war where two children are trying to get by. Japan starts to be under attack and they have to fend for themselves.

This is a very very sad story. I did read that before I read it but it did make me incredibly sad at the end.

I highly rate this film, better than some of the rubbish that is coming out of cinema these days. Ok i’m stereotyping but this is a high brow animation that will leave a lasting impact on you.

They struggle with food…

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80/100