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G Force [ 2009 ] [ Hits:5389 ]
Review: G-Force is about guinea pigs. Now if you're still with me, you understand that this live-action/animated cross-over is not taking itself too seriously... they're not just guinea pigs, they're secret agent guinea pigs. If you were expecting something in the arena of Quantum of Solace, you'll be sorely disappointed... while the two have their similarities - G-Force is strictly for the kids. Jerry Bruckheimer aka the big cheese, has produced loads of films from Beverly Hills Cop to the hugely succe...

G.I. Joe: Retaliation [ Hits:3675 ]
Review: G.I. Joe: Rise of Cobra was a cheesy all-out action CGI overload that borrowed from a number of better movies and embarrassed a number of actors in the process. Yet, that didn't stop them from making a sequel, G.I. Joe: Retaliation. HOO-HA! The G.I. Joe movie franchise has had a complete overhaul. The focus is still on gung-ho action, gun-slinging, bad attitudes, combat vehicles and advanced technology, but they've dropped the tongue-in-cheek tone for serious kick-ass action, beefed up the cast...

G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra [ 2009 ] [ Hits:3782 ]
Review: At this moment in time, it's sad but true... Stephen Sommers is a poor man's Michael Bay. He directed two fun-filled fantasy adventures in the shadow of Spielberg's Indiana Jones saga with The Mummy and The Mummy Returns and then gave us a whirlwind tour of horror classics with Van Helsing.What made these adventures epic was the hero, whether it was the clean-cut Brendan Fraser or the dapper Hugh Jackman. However, it doesn't seem that anyone's willing (or able) to fulfill the role of the main pr...

Gabriel [ 2007 ] [ Hits:3771 ]
Review: Gabriel is a rare Australian film. Most movies of this genre seem to originate from the United States, but Gabriel is from down under. Director, writer and producer Shane Abbess started the production on a shoestring budget of $150,000. This low budget movie deserved a big budget and was also strapped for time. Abbess did the unthinkable by trying to get by shooting at night and taking various day jobs to help fund the film. He watched movies like Donnie Darko, and harnessed the raw power of a y...

Gamer [ 2009 ] [ Hits:5037 ]
Review: Gamer is brought to the big screen from the writers/directors that brought us Crank 2: High Voltage.  Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor are fast becoming synonymous with extreme movies aimed at the MTV generation.  Adrenalin-fuelled action adventures that raise the dopamine levels are what they're after, and in their most recent spate of movies, they've more than succeeded.  Hiring cool actors like Jason Statham and Gerard Butler, give them instant access to their star's fans.  Jason Statham i...

Get Hard [ Hits:2839 ]
Review: Will Ferrell is a comedy kingpin. His over-the-top, loud, brash, incredibly manly, irreverently funny trademark comedy has become his empire, racking up a series of memorable performances and characters in the process. Does he have a comedy equal? Just like Ron Burgundy, he'd probably tell you "no", but that hasn't stopped him from forming successful "laughnerships" with a range of actors including: Jon Heder, Mark Wahlberg, Zach Galifianakis and reliable sidekick Jon C. Reilly. His latest film...

Ghost in the Shell [ Hits:3028 ]
Review: Ghost in the Shell is based on a manga series, which was later adapted into an animated feature in 1995. Partly inspired by Arthur Koestler's The Ghost in the Machine and partly an inspiration for The Matrix, this much-loved Japanese series continues to inspire. Now unveiling its latest iteration, an almost inevitable live-action adaptation, starring Scarlett Johansson and directed by Rupert Sanders, we get a chance to see Major come alive... even if her shoes seem too big for her. The film tak...

Ghosts of Girlfriends Past [ 2009 ] [ Hits:3742 ]
Review: Ghosts of Girlfriends Past is a predictable, formulaic, high concept romantic comedy starring Matthew McConaughey (Failure to Launch) and Jennifer Garner (13 Going On 30) and directed by Mark Waters (Just Like Heaven). The cast have seen better days and at best Ghosts of Girlfriends Past would have measured up to 6 out-of-ten. McConaughey is cast as Connor Mead, a famous photographer and womanizer, while Jennifer Garner is the high school sweetheart and one that got away. This is mind-numbing en...

Glee 3D: The Concert Movie [ Hits:12931 ]
Review: As an avid closet Gleek (the name assigned to fans of the Glee TV series) I was simultaneously sad and excited when I heard the news of yet another cash cow milking 3D concert movie. Justin Bieber's concert movie did brilliantly (not surprisingly) and I was curious to finally experience this strange substitute for an actual concert (and movie) myself.The first thing that I should probably warn you of is that if the TV series itself didn't appeal to you, there is little to no chance that the fi...

Gods of Egypt [ Hits:1783 ]
Review: Gods of Egypt is a fantasy adventure from the mind of Alex Proyas. The Egyptian-born director has built a cult sci-fi empire, having directed such films as: Dark City, The Crow, Knowing and I, Robot. The story follows a thief as he joins forces with a mythical god on a quest across Egypt. Unfortunately, while the film brims with potential under Proyas and a star-studded cast, it's a complete misfire. The ensemble includes: Gerard Butler, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Brenton Thwaites, Rufus Sewell and...

Godzilla [ Hits:2106 ]
Review: It's strange for a title character to only appear halfway through a film, but in Godzilla's case, this is actually a good thing. The movie trailer offered glimpses of what is by far the largest depiction of the monster, adding scale and harnessing the power of imagination in the process. Godzilla director, Gareth Edwards, demonstrated his ability to create atmosphere and leverage the unknown with the low budget thriller, Monsters. He managed to create a real world under alien threat with believ...

Gold [ Hits:4557 ]
Review: Gold is based on a true story. While it may be set in the '80s, instead of the '90s, change a few names and conjoin a few characters... the essence of the story lives on in this film about hitting the big time. Gold is something of a character portrait, blending adventure, entrepreneurship and biographical drama to tell the rags-to-riches story of down-on-his-luck prospector, Kenny Wells. Acting on a vision, he finds himself partnering with a geologist on a promising mining expedition in the jun...

Gone Girl [ Hits:2059 ]
Review: David Fincher is a heavyweight director with a proven track record, who has become synonymous with dark mystery crime thrillers after Seven, The Game, Fight Club, Zodiac, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and now Gone Girl. His latest film, an adaptation penned by Gone Girl author Gillian Flynn herself, is a curiously entertaining dark pearl about a man who becomes the focus of an intense media circus after the disappearance of his wife. The film co-stars Ben Affleck and Rosamund Pike, who share ...

Goodbye Bafana [ 2007 ] [ Hits:6683 ]
Review: Goodbye Bafana is a biographical drama based on the memoirs of Nelson Mandela’s prison guard, James Gregory. The two men were inextricably linked from Mandela’s days on Robben Island in 1968 through to his imprisonment in Pollsmoor in the late 1980s. The story centres on Gregory, played by Joseph Fiennes, who was commissioned to watch over Mandela thanks to his firm grasp of Xhosa. Diane Kruger stars alongside Fiennes as his doting wife, Gloria Gregory, who is a bastion of strength. The stor...

Gracie [ 2007 ] [ Hits:4688 ]
Review: Gracie is based on a real-life story. She's the only girl in her soccer-loving family, and begins an uphill battle when she decides to try out for the local boys soccer team.. The Shue family were avid soccer fans and Elisabeth Shue grew up as the only girl in her family. Originally, the movie was going to centre on her brother’s story, but the story came to rest on her. The rugged, determined character of Gracie is a reflection of a young Elisabeth Shue, who stars in Gracie. The film is set i...

Gran Torino [ 2008 ] [ Hits:3815 ]
Review: Gran Torino follows in a long line of comebacks… Bruce Willis reprised John McClane in Die Hard 4, Sylvester Stallone gave Rocky a few more rounds in Rocky Balboa and Clint Eastwood gets his Dirty Harry attitude back for Gran Torino. Eastwood is in his late 70s, but that doesn’t stop him from tearing things up in Hollywood. He’s taken a backseat, the director’s actually, over the last few years since his turn in Million Dollar Baby. However, the chance to play an older, wiser “Dirty Ha...

Gravity [ 2013 ] [ Hits:4593 ]
Review: Gravity writer-director, Alfonso Cuarón has always wanted to be two things: a director and an astronaut. These lifelong dreams meshed somewhere along the way to become his magnum opus, Gravity, a breathtakingly beautiful, mesmerising, visceral and moving space film about a medical engineer and an astronaut, who work together to survive after an accident leaves them adrift in space. The film was previously on ice owing to the fact that Cuarón's vision required technology that only surfaced in...

Green Zone [ 2010 ] [ Hits:5616 ]
Review: Green Zone is just another better-than-average Iraq war film in the company of Body of Lies, Traitor and The Kingdom. We've seen the covert missions, the terrorist agendas and the corrupt officials before and it's getting a little old now. The film's main selling point is that it comes straight from the tag team that brought us The Bourne Ultimatum, Matt Damon and Paul Greengrass. They bring a similar flair to Green Zone with quick camera action shots and our hero's rogue status as he delves dee...

Grudge Match [ Hits:2508 ]
Review: Sylvester Stallone has been making good progress on his Hollywood bucket list. After finally playing opposite Arnold Schwarzenegger in Escape Plan, the next big fish was Robert De Niro, who co-stars with Stallone in Grudge Match. Stallone is in such good shape that we sometimes forget just how old he is. The 67-year-old Rocky actor recently reprised his role as Rocky Balboa in the self-titled film, and puts the boxing gloves on again to go head-to-head with Raging Bull acting legend, Robert De ...

Guardians of the Galaxy [ Hits:2022 ]
Review: Guardians of the Galaxy is one of the most highly anticipated films of 2014. Apart from being yet another superhero comic book adaptation, the ragtag Guardians of the Galaxy have been described as "Space Avengers" and have been toting an exciting trailer in the build-up to their intergalactic adventure. James Gunn directed Rain Wilson in Super, a low budget vigilante crime thriller about a guy who decides to beat up the bad guys. It followed in the tradition of Kick-Ass and Defendor, giving Rai...

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