[PASSNOTES] SPIRITED AWAY (2001)

April 24th, 2015

Spirited Away (2001) Dir. Hayao Miyazaki – Black Box Belfast 25th April Who’s in it? Daveigh Chase, Jason Marsden, Susan Egan What’s it about? While moving to a new home with her parents, ten year old Chihiro stumbles accross the supernatural realm and is forced to work at a bathhouse for the spirits to free […]

[PASSNOTES] ICE AGE (2002)

April 17th, 2015

Ice Age (2002) Dir. Chris Wedge, Carlos Saldahna – Black Box Belfast, 18th April Who’s in it? Denis Leary, John Leguizamo, Ray Romano What’s it about? Set in the prehistoric era, the film follows grouchy but good-natured woolly mammoth Manny, silly but sweet sloth Sid and their unlikely traveling companion Diego, a sarky saber-toothed tiger, […]

[PASSNOTES] BIG HERO 6 (2014)

February 5th, 2015

Big Hero 6 (2014) Dir. Don Hall, Chris Williams – Nationwide Who’s in it? Ryan Potter, Scott Adsit, Daniel Henney What’s it about? Inspired by the Marvel Comic strip of the same name, Big Hero 6 is the 54th Disney animated film and the first since the success of last year’s double Oscar winning phenomenon […]

[PASSNOTES] PADDINGTON (2014)

December 26th, 2014

Paddington (2014) Dir. Paul King – In cinemas now Who’s in it? Hugh Bonneville, Sally Hawkins, Jim Broadbent, Nicole Kidman, Ben Whishaw (voice) What’s it about? Based on the character by Michael Bond, director Paul King and a whole host of A List stars bring the beloved little bear with a big heart and a […]

[PASSNOTES] THE GIRL WHO LEAPT THROUGH TIME (2006)

October 31st, 2014

The Girl Who Leapt Through Time (2006) Dir. Mamoru Hosoda – QFT Belfast, 1st Nov Who’s in it? Riisa Naka, Takuya Ishida, Mitsutaka Itakura, Sachie Hara What’s it about? Loosely based on the 1967 novel of the same name by Yasutaka Tsutsui, about a young girl from Tokyo who travels through time after finding a […]

[PASSNOTES] ‘MY NEIGHBOUR TOTORO’ OVERFLOWS WITH AN INFECTIOUS SENSE OF WONDER

July 26th, 2013

My Neighbour Totoro (1988/2005) Dir. Hayao Miyazaki – 27th July at QFT Belfast (You can find films like this at LOVEFiLM) Who’s in it? Dakota Fanning, Elle Fanning What’s it about? Overflowing with an infectious sense of wonder brought to life by beautifully artful animation and grounded by warm, funny and thoughtful real-life observations, Japanese […]

[REVIEW] ‘DESPICABLE ME 2’ FINDS THE RIGHT BALANCE BETWEEN SINCERITY AND HILARITY

June 28th, 2013

Dir. Pierre Coffin/Chris Renaud Cast: Steve Carrell, Kristen Wiig, Russell Brand Plot When evil genius/villain turned good guy and adoptive father of three Gru (Steve Carrell) gets comfortable in his new role as daddy extraordinaire, a mysterious mission from a top secret branch of the government threatens to lure him out of stay-at-home dad bachelorhood […]

ON LOCATION: BORAT COUNTRY

August 20th, 2010

Filmplicity is currently on location/holiday in Borat Country/Kazakhstan. As I have been away sunning myself and dining on local cultural learnings for make benefit of glorious nation of Ireland… The old blog machine has suffered a bit from neglect and slight rust due to excessive sunning tans as a result of it’s being HOTTER THAN […]

TOY STORY 3: BEYOND AND BACK AGAIN

August 4th, 2010

Woody and the gang are back, but playtime is over. If you’ve had a look at my archives you’ll have noticed that only two of the films I’ve reviewed have garnered 5 stars. It’s A Wonderful Life and Saving Private Ryan. I am delighted to say I can now add TS3 to that number (I […]

INFINITY AND BEYOND

July 21st, 2010

So, after much anticipation, I saw Toy Story 3 last night at my local movieplex. I won’t say much now as my review is in the works and will follow later in the week but, suffice to say, I loved it. I thought I’d look back over my favourite mini-masterpieces of pixelated perfection by the […]



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