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Hail, Caesar! [ Hits:2927 ]
Review: Hail, Caesar! is an oxymoronic post card from the Coen brothers. On the one hand, it's a light-hearted, madcap, send-up of the Golden era Hollywood of the '50s. Then on the other hand... or wing, it's also a comic behind-the-curtain examination of studio politics as Capitalist America tried to subvert any hint of Communist ideology in mainstream media. While the Coen brothers have had their share of serious films, Hail, Caesar! is a return to unapologetic silliness. Although, you get the impres...

Hamlet 2 [ 2008 ] [ Hits:3453 ]
Review: Hamlet 2 is a film by writer-director Andrew Fleming, who co-wrote Hamlet 2 with South Park writer-producer, Pam Brady. The film stars Steve Coogan of 24 Hour Party People and A Cock and Bull Story. The British actor is starting to find his groove in Hollywood, after several years of scratching the glitz. He finds himself in a world of off-beat comedy in Hamlet 2 as Dana, a man trying to inspire his drama students with the art of theatre. This is a perfect vehicle for an over-the-top performance...

Hands of Stone [ Hits:1434 ]
Review: Roberto Duran and Ray Arcel are boxing legends, who each deserved their own respective biopics. Duran, a Panamanian professional boxer, is widely regarded as one of the greatest boxers of all-time and American boxing trainer, Arcel, trained 20 world champion boxers. Hands of Stone, the nickname Duran earned for his devastating punching power, tries to encompass their uneasy relationship and both of their stories. While ambitious, this is probably where writer-director Jonathan Jakubowicz went wr...

Hanna [ Hits:4499 ]
Review: Hanna would be just like every other hitman movie out there... if it weren't for its 16-year-old girl assassin and Pride and Prejudice director.Saoirse Ronan is possibly Hollywood's hottest starlet, racking up an impressive filmography ranging from roles in Atonement and The Lovely Bones to Hanna. She embodies a rare quality, much like Jodie Foster did when she starred opposite Robert De Niro as a teen prostitute in Taxi Driver. A gritty innocence befalls Saoirse, whose mystical name could be li...

Hansie [ 2008 ] [ Hits:7749 ]
Review: Hansie is a classic rise and fall story that saw one man disgrace a nation, only to redeem himself. The difference is that this story is actually history. Hansie Cronje, South Africa’s golden boy fell from grace after captaining the Proteas cricket team for several years. Cronje’s leadership and talent as a player guided South Africa through some of their most successful tours, almost upstaging Australia in the 1999 World Cup. His formative years were built on integrity, growing up within a ...

Happily N'Ever After [ 2006 ] [ Hits:3403 ]
Review: Happily N’Ever After didn’t look all that appetizing from the trailer. As a well-known carbonated soda pop company purports… trust your instinct. I would’ve, but I thought I’d take the risk and see what good could be squeezed after one viewing. The funniest thing about it, was that it actually was better than the trailer made it look. It’s a sweet story, but that’s all. The kingdom of Fairy Tale Land is subjected to distortion when Frieda, Cinderella’s evil stepmother disrupts th...

Hard to Get [ Hits:5459 ]
Review: Hard to Get echoes a similar passion and energy to the acclaimed Congolese crime thriller, Viva Riva. It's arguably South Africa's best action movie ever, powered by a similar sweaty, sexy and dangerous intensity on the back of world-class production values and surprisingly mature film-making for a number of feature film debuts. We're blasted into a quick-paced action romance crime thriller in the style of Bonnie & Clyde as Skiets, a tough streetwise beauty, and TK, a self-professed ladykil...

Hardwired [ 2009 ] [ Hits:9064 ]
Review: Hardwired was the working title for I, Robot… a man-on-the-run Sci-Fi about the evolution of robot-kind starring Will Smith. It also happens to be the title for a man-on-the-run Sci-Fi about the evolution of corporate advertising starring Cuba Gooding Jr, but “Hairbrained” seems more fitting in retrospect as the film is plagued by a number of “glitches” as the techies like to say…For starters, it co-stars three-time Razzie Award winner Val Kilmer. Now I know Sly Stallone put on a few...

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1 [ 2010 ] [ Hits:5533 ]
Review: It's old news, but "the magical kid with glasses" has become an international phenomenon. Remember when HP used to be a sauce and Indiana Jones was the only character worthy of a "character name and adventure" movie title. Glasses, reading and obscure pockmarks used to be dorky until Potter added a little pizazz to the art of being a nerd. Add a little magic and it seems you can transform any half-wit into a hero. Perhaps that's the charm of Harry Potter, he's a ordinary kid in extraordinary ci...

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 [ Hits:8181 ]
Review: It all ends in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2. The boy wizard has grown up to grab hold of his wand, or any number of oddly shaped wands, and wreak havoc upon Lord Voldemort. For some... it's a moment for melancholy and sweet relief - the long wait is finally over, the books have been dog-eared and the Harry Potter shrine has been swept clean with a genuine Nimbus 2000 in preparation for the homecoming. For others, it's a joyous occasion... as an irritating little prick with glasses...

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince [ 2009 ] [ Hits:12418 ]
Review: Harry Potter and The Half-Blood Prince is the best Harry Potter adaptation yet (despite sitting next to someone with a super-size popcorn and slurpy and no sense of volume control!). The franchise has slowly evolved from an adorable, theme park-friendly fantasy adventure for kids into a swirling, dark mass of might and magic for older teens and adults. The series has become darker and darker as its audience has grown older in a similar pattern to J.K.Rowling’s Harry Potter novels. Now The Half...

He Was A Quiet Man [ 2007 ] [ Hits:3593 ]
Review: He Was A Quiet Man is different from most Hollywood movies. Different is good in this case, as Christian Slater takes on the role of Milton from Office Space. He’s the overlooked, bullied and quiet office worker, who is both irrelevant and indistinct. His lonely existence and monotonous work schedule leave a hollow soul, twisted by insignificance. This is Bob Maconel (Slater), a compassionate man, whose repressed anger and isolation makes him a threat to the company. He’s had enough and want...

Heavy Petting [ 2007 ] [ Hits:3749 ]
Review: Heavy Petting is a Malin Akerman movie that lets the world of dating go to the dogs… Writer-director Marcel Sarmiento constructs a playful movie that’s a lot more innocent than its title would suggest as the game of love gets a few doggy obstacles thrown into the mix. Damsel-in-distress Akerman stars opposite Brendan Hines, the hero, who’s aided by Kevin Sussman in his quest to get past the puppy love stage of his relationship. It’s a classic case of guy meets the girl of his dreams. The...

Her [ Hits:2266 ]
Review: We're living in an age when being without our phone makes us feel disconnected from society. No social media, no messaging services, no Internet and no fast track to our list of contacts makes us feel insecure and out of touch. These mobile devices have become more than our personal assistants, they've become an integral part of our lives, accompanying us as if surgically attached. iPhone, Blackberry, Samsung, Nokia... these aren't technology brands, they're lifestyles waiting to be adopted, di...

Hercules [ Hits:29815 ]
Review: Hercules has been doing the rounds this year with three films including: Hercules Reborn, The Legend of Hercules and now Hercules starring the top-grossing actor of 2013, Dwayne Johnson. Of the three, Hercules, is head and shoulders above the rest and we're not just talking about Johnson's physique. Although to be fair, it wasn't going to be a task based on the quality of the other two. The film's enjoyment depends largely on your expectations going in. This isn't an attempt at recreating an ep...

Hes Just Not That Into You [ 2009 ] [ Hits:4463 ]
Review: He’s Just Not That Into You is a star-studded comedy, drama and romance. The ensemble boasts names such as: Jennifer Aniston, Ben Affleck, Drew Barrymore, Bradley Cooper, Justin Long, Scarlett Johansson, Jennifer Connelly, and introduces Ginnifer Goodwin into the fray. The film is an adaptation based on a book of the same title, written by Liz Tuccillo and Greg Behrendt. The title “He’s Just Not That Into You” is taken from a line in one of the Sex in the City episodes, and one can see a...

Hit Team [ Hits:3107 ]
Review: Hit Team is a dark comedy caper from director Mark Newton. The film follows the misadventures of an odd couple hit team, who are sent to Los Angeles to kill six people in one day. They find themselves being hunted by their Las Vegas mob boss and his goons after they miss a hit. Nothing is serious or revered in the world of the ridiculous and somewhat distasteful Hit Team. This low budget hit man flick hurtles along at a quick pace with high-energy performances. It's like one of those short...

Hitchcock [ Hits:5726 ]
Review: Alfred Hitchcock, Hitch or The Master of Suspense was and is a cultural icon. Described as "genius" and regarded as one of the most influential film directors of all-time, but to say the man was not without fault is an understatement. In Hitchcock, based on the book, Alfred Hitchcock and the Making of Psycho, we're given a behind-the-scenes tour of Hitch's life when he conceived and executed his most famous movie, Psycho. The film is focused on the complex personal and professional relationship...

Hitman [ 2007 ] [ Hits:3556 ]
Review: Hitman is a video game adaptation of the popular Hitman franchise, which has created something of a legend. This anti-hero is from the dark side, and the video game has cemented the dark side of James Bond. He has a license to kill, he has the gadgets and the undercover expertise. The only difference is that he doesn’t rely on cheesy one-liners and seducing beautiful women to get by. A hitman known as Agent 47 is hired by ‘The Agency’ to assasinate a political figure, only to be pursued b...

Hitman: Agent 47 [ Hits:2025 ]
Review: Hitman: Agent 47 is a video game adaptation from up-and-coming director, Aleksander Bach. While explosive and visually stimulating, this action thriller starts with great promise and then becomes increasingly dull as we try to connect with stilted performances and insubstantial characters. The first Hitman movie starred Timothy Olyphant and while only serviceable is still better than Hitman: Agent 47. The latest installment incorporates more elements from the video game in terms of stealth, dis...

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