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: 1726, showing 25 per page
PosterMovieYearGenreCommentsRating
A Christmoose Story (Midden in de Winternacht) 2013 Comedy, Fantasy A lonely boy meets a magical talking moose in this Dutch film whose story is vaguely reminscent of E.T.  It suffers from the dubbed American voices and some mean-spirited characters but the animatronic moose is quite good and there are a few funny scenes 2.5
The Knight Before Christmas 2019 Comedy, Fantasy, Romance Josh Whitehouse is good value as a 14th century knight transported to modern times to fulfil a quest by Christmas Eve. Utterly predictable but above-average acting and some amusing 'fish out of water' scenes make it a perfectly watchable festive film. 3
The Christmas Chronicles 2 2020 Adventure, Fantasy Again influenced by past Christmas movies but plundering almost every major family comedy and fantasy movie of the last 40 years for ideas too, the plot is a bit of a mess and there's some below-par CGI, but it is still a fairly enjoyable Christmas movie. 3
How the Grinch Stole Christmas! 1966 Animation, Comedy, Fantasy 50 years on and the animation style has understandably dated, but it is a tremendously faithful representation of the book with some fun songs added for good measure. 3
Joyeux Noel 2005 Drama, War The story of the WWI Christmas ceasefire by French, German and British troops in the trenches shows the compassion from all sides, but seems too preoccupied with the art of the film at the expense of narrative. 3.5
Black Christmas 1974 Horror, Thriller Despite some awful acting (from Olivia Hussey and Margot Kidder in particular) and the film having aged quite badly, the original Christmas slasher is still an enjoyable thriller and its influence endures. 3
Angela's Christmas 2017 Animation, Family, Short A delightful and charming short animation about a 1910s Irish girl who steals the baby Jesus from a display because the church isn't heated and the baby looks cold. 3.5
Nativity Rocks! 2018 Comedy, Family, Music Another re-tread of a well worn story. Not only is the Nativity a franchise of diminishing returns, the lead actors also reduce in stature with each entry. 1.5
This Christmas 2007 Comedy, Drama The Whitfield family gather for Christmas and each bring plenty of drama with them. Sarring Idris Elba as the black sheep and Chris Brown as the singer, it is hardly original or unexpected. But it is fun and has a great cast dance-off at the end. 3
Christmas with the Kranks 2004 Comedy, Family Tim Allen and Jamie Lee Curtis decide to skip Christmas in a film whose message appears to be that it is OK to bully and ostracise someone for not taking part, because Christmas. 2
Jack Frost 1998 Comedy, Crime, Family Man dies, becomes snowman. The first half is a family relationship drama, the second is a slapstick comedy. Half too dull for kids and half too silly for adults. So who is it for? 2
The Lego Star Wars Holiday Special 2020 Animation, Comedy As with all Lego productions there are plenty of amusing moments and it's not afraid to poke fun at the franchise, but story-wise this is fairly disappointing and relies too much on rehashing famous scenes from the Skywalker saga. 3
The Incredible Journey 1963 Adventure, Family A delightful and dramatic tale that showcases some brilliantly-trained animal actors, but you can't help wondering about their welfare given some of the dangerous scenes they are put into and the lack of visual effects support in that era. 3.5
Brightburn 2019 Fantasy, Horror, Thriller This dark twist on the Superman story has a great premise and probably deserved a better film than it got, but as a horror film it works fairly well with some gruesome deaths and an effective, creepy performance from Jackson Dunn. 3
Weekend at Bernie's 1989 Comedy Another 80s comedy that has aged badly, with a plot that is both ridiculous and tasteless, poor acting and jokes that mostly fall flat. 2
The Quake 2018 Drama, Thriller This follow-up to 2015's The Wave builds up tension well before showing off impressive special effects for a modestly-budgeted film, but the rushed ending gives the feeling that the producers ran out of money before they could complete their vision. 3
Moose: The Movie 2015 Comedy, Horror You have to admire the Alaskan community that put this film together and it does have a few funny moments, but the acting is generally woeful, it is way too long and many scenes feel like they have been written independently from one another. 2
The Love Bug 1968 Action, Comedy The visual effects are understandably dated but otherwise this film has held up well, with a number of really funny scenes, some exciting racing sequences and a surprising amount of innuendo for a Disney production. 4
Candyman: The David Klein Story 2010 Documentary A low budget but interesting story about the creator of Jelly Belly beans, which is a sadly familiar American story of an innovator whose business naivety results in him being taken advantage of by a more ruthless company. 3
The Wrong Rock 2018 Animation, Short Beautifully animated with a dramatic score, this whimsical story stirs the emotions without a single word being spoken and should be regarded as highly as some of Pixar and Disney's short films. 4
Tales from the Lodge 2019 Comedy, Horror Pertmanteau horror comedy starring Mackenzie Crook and Johnny Vegas sees five friends telling stories as they remember their sixth wheel who drowned 3 years earlier. There is little horror and the final twist is not that satisfying either. 2.5
Piglet's Big Movie 2003 Adventure, Animation, Family Piglet's Big Movie quite cleverly breaks the film up into a collection of much shorter memories, meaning that it doesn't have the burden of a large story arc. The tales are as delightful as you would expect with all the loveable Winnie the Pooh characters 3.5
Time Loop 2020 Adventure, Drama, SciFi An interesting low-budget time travel drama set in the Italian countryside, but adds absolutely nothing to the genre apart from the scenery. 3
Demolition Man 1993 Action, SciFi, Thriller In many ways a companion piece to Stallone's 1995 film Judge Dredd, both films fall foul of the 90s trend to camp it up to the max and end up feeling like they just don't take themselves seriously enough. 2.5
Get Duked! 2019 Action, Comedy, Horror A wacky British black comedy that see three wasters and a swot team up to pass their Duke of Edinburgh Award, but end up on the run from mysterious huntsmen. 3.5