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Already Dead [ 2007 ] [ Hits:2651 ]
Review: Already Dead is an average revenge thriller that doubles back on itself. After a man’s wife is brutalised and his son is murdered, he pays for the opportunity to be alone in a room with the killer. The cast aren’t extraordinary, apart from some familiar faces in Til Schweiger (King Arthur) and Christopher Plummer (Inside Man). Ron Eldard (House of Sand and Fog) leads the charge as Thomas Archer and is a fairly durable lead actor. He’s aided by Til Schweiger for the majority of the film and...

American Gangster [ 2007 ] [ Hits:3452 ]
Review: Ridley Scott introduces American Gangster, an epic American crime film based on a true story. Detective Richie Richards (Crowe) makes in-roads into Frank Lucas’s (Washington) heroin empire in Manhattan. Drug abuse is rife during America’s involvement in Vietnam, and Lucas smuggles narcotics from Thailand only to establish a monopoly with ‘Blue Magic’ a purer, cheaper alternative for U.S. junkies during the 1970s. Scott is supported by Academy Award winners, Denzel Washington and Russell...

American Hustle [ Hits:1662 ]
Review: When David O. Russell makes a movie, people sit up and take notice. He reportedly said he hates plots and is all about characters. Well, the critically acclaimed director has managed to get Oscar-nominated performances out of his cast in his last three films.  It's no wonder he's developing a loyal following of audiences, and actors. Three Kings, I Heart Huckabees, The Fighter, Silver Linings Playbook and now American Hustle may deal with some fairly contentious characters and issues, yet Rus...

American Reunion [ Hits:3204 ]
Review: American Pie followed four young high school students as they tossed their wild oats to the wind in a last ditch effort to enter college without their virginity. The mix of gross out comedy and spirited coming-of-age school nostalgia was infectious, instantly igniting film careers and spurning several sequels with diminishing returns, until American Reunion... Most high school reunions happen a decade after school and American Reunion comes 13 years after the freshly baked American Pie in 1999...

American Sniper [ Hits:1311 ]
Review: American Sniper is a biographical war action drama based on Navy SEAL sniper Chris Kyle's four tours of duty, the pinpoint accuracy that made him a legend and the unfettered patriotism that almost derailed his family. Letters from Iwo Jima and Flags of our Fathers director, Clint Eastwood, has created a striking film with a garbled message starring Bradley Cooper, Sienna Miller and Kyle Gallner. The movie poster for American Sniper features a star-spangled banner waving in the foreground of ou...

An Education [ 2009 ] [ Hits:3098 ]
Review: An Education is the story of Jenny, a precocious teenage girl living in suburban London in the 1960s. This coming-of-age drama deals with her transition from school girl to refined woman, as a well-to-do suitor nearly twice her age sweeps her off her feet. The education she receives is one on morality, ethics and coping in the big bad world. While the premise does open itself to teen exploitation in the same league of The Babysitters, it's mild in comparison with Lolita and is as prim and proper...

Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues [ Hits:1302 ]
Review: Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy was Will Ferrell at his best. The comedian's larger-than-life attitude, the character's over-the-top ego and the chauvinistic news room of the '70s made Anchorman an instant cult hit. Catchphrases, big hair and bigger facial hair made way for an almost inevitable sequel for the ridiculous newsman and his cohorts. Well, the day has arrived and after much speculation, delays and cloying for publicity, Anchorman 2 has crash landed like a falcon wearing too much...

Angels & Demons [ 2009 ] [ Hits:2388 ]
Review: Angels & Demons is the follow-up to the movie adaptation that capped the global phenomenon known as The Da Vinci Code. Tom Hanks reprises his role as Robert Langdon and Ron Howard takes the director’s chair again. This time the Da Vinci Code team are prepared and armed with criticism from their previous project, making Angels & Demons an action/thriller with a revenge plot between the Catholic Church and the Illuminati. If an age-old vendetta wasn’t enough, the stakes are raised by a hi-tech...

Anomalisa [ Hits:973 ]
Review: Anomalisa is a Charlie Kaufman... it's probably time we gave him a thing. You know, "a Spike Lee joint". How about "a Charlie Kaufman pearl"? The screenwriter has brought us many art house pearls: Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Adaptation, Being John Malkovich, Confessions of a Dangerous Mind and Synedoche, New York. Every time he commits words to paper, it seems as though he's able to access another level of film-making, taking an imaginative idea and extrapolating it into a haunting an...

Ant-Man [ Hits:1221 ]
Review: The classic sci-fi adventure, The Incredible Shrinking Man, wowed audiences in 1957 for its cutting edge blend of otherworldly proportions. Now more than 50 years later, we're getting another little-big sci-fi adventure with a hero named Scott, which is just as spectacular and entertaining. The latest Marvel superhero movie was originally set to be directed by Edgar Wright, whose credits include Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz and Scott Pilgrim vs. The World. After much media hype, he dropped out a...

Anywhere But Home [ 2008 ] [ Hits:2843 ]
Review: Anywhere But Home a.k.a. Four Christmases is a comedy directed by Seth Gordon (The King of Kong), starring Vince Vaughn and Reese Witherspoon. The leads are supported by no less than four Oscar winners playing their parents, including: Robert Duvall, Sissy Spacek, Jon Voight and Mary Steenburgen. Anywhere But Home is like Meet the Fockers: Christmas Edition and attempts to reel in some big comedy moments with its ensemble. Vaughn plays Brad, an attorney who would rather fake humanitarian work th...

Apollo 18 [ Hits:2635 ]
Review: In the same low budget found footage horror subgenre as The Blair Witch Project and Paranormal Activity comes Apollo 18. The horror science-fiction thriller plays up the fact that the U.S. has never returned to the moon and shows evidence to suggest that there may just be signs of alien activity on the moon. Apollo 18 is directed by Spanish editor-turn-director, Gonzalo Lopez-Gallego. It's Lopez-Gallego's first English language film and while his editorial experience may give him an edge, it's ...

Apt Pupil [ 1998 ] [ Hits:2691 ]
Review: Apt Pupil comes from the pages of the self-titled book by the master of horror Stephen King. The story is more involved than some sort of unidentified evil. The evil Stephen King writes about, is the evil within all of us. World War II was laced with atrocities that will probably never be lived down. The Nazi concentration camps were a few degrees short of Hell on earth, and anyone that survived them would probably say the same. Unspeakable acts of genocide were committed on a large scale, and t...

Arbitrage [ Hits:1540 ]
Review: Arbitrage is a sleek and slow-boiling corporate drama thriller starring an in-form Richard Gere as a troubled hedge fund magnate. After the high profile businessman makes an error, he's forced to cover his tracks at any cost to keep the acquisition of his trading empire from going sour. Arbitrage writer-director, Nicholas Jarecki, leverages this high finance drama against tense power plays between Miller and his counterparts: a sly detective, investors, potential buyers and even family members....

Argo [ Hits:3097 ]
Review: Ben Affleck has been to Hollywood and got the t-shirt. As an actor, his career has been tumultuous - racking up a hit-and-miss list with roles ranging from romantic leads to superheroes. As a writer, his career started as a one-hit wonder, winning an Oscar with Matt Damon for Good Will Hunting. As a director, he's quickly becoming a Hollywood great in the same class as Clint Eastwood with Gone Baby Gone, The Town and now Argo. Affleck has also become a family man over the last seven years, afte...

Arrival [ Hits:782 ]
Review: Arrival is a science fiction mystery drama from Denis Villeneuve, based on the short story Story of Your Life by Ted Chiang. Villeneuve continues his outstanding run of form: having directed Incendies, Prisoners, Enemy and Sicario, he turns his attention to science fiction with Arrival. The film has similarities with Contact, the Robert Zemeckis film, in which Jodie Foster plays a woman desperately trying to interpret a message to prove the existence of extraterrestrial intelligence originat...

Arthur [ Hits:2858 ]
Review: What ever happened to the old adage, “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.”? The original Arthur is a Dudley Moore comedy classic with that hauntingly beautiful theme tune, Arthur’s Theme by Christopher Cross. So why spoil it by camping things up with Russell Brand? As a stand-alone movie, the new Arthur is lightly amusing, playful, upbeat and fun at best. However, when a movie tries to capture the essence of an original – a fairy dies. That fairy is Russell Brand, who while entertaining...

Asterix at the Olympic Games [ 2008 ] [ Hits:2908 ]
Review: Asterix at the Olympic Games is the third film starring Christian Clavier and Gerard Depardieu as much-loved cartoon characters, Asterix & Obelix. The Gauls are French, so it seems only fitting that the film be made in French, however much of the comedy is lost in translation. This forces the comedy to be slapstick, which makes up for the distracting dubbed dialogue. Hitting Romans out of their shoes is funny in Asterix because in a cartoon world anything is possible, however it seems much more ...

Australia [ 2008 ] [ Hits:18951 ]
Review: Australia is a Baz Luhrmann film of epic proportions. Not only is it 165 minutes long, but it follows in the slipstream of other classic titles such as Gone with the Wind. Hugh Jackman and Nicole Kidman headline the cast in their native country and are supported by fellow Australian, David Wenham. The movie’s sweeping shots of Australia are glorious, and add to the grand Western feel of the Outback. Luhrmann’s colourful costumes and youthful zest from Romeo & Juliet, Strictly Ballroom and Mo...

Avatar [ 2009 ] [ Hits:3669 ]
Review: Avatar is the space between dreams and reality, fantasy and science fiction, cowboys and indians. James Cameron's latest film since Titanic is a dazzling spectacle of computer-generated photographic imagery and vivid contrasting themes. The film's mesmerising visuals capture a world of their own much like Peter Jackson's Lord of the Rings Trilogy with 3D effects giving the audience a sense of heightened reality. Cameron has been tinkering away at this project for more than a decade, proposing hi...

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