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Wuthering Heights [ Hits:3156 ]
Review: Wuthering Heights... the title demands a sigh and conjures up women fainting and swooning on mountain tops. Emily Bronte wrote the book with the protagonist of Heathcliff modeled on her brother, Branwell, which would suggest she had incestuous tendencies. It's difficult to blame the girl, who lost her mother as a toddler, dreamed of imaginary kingdoms and spent a bit too much time with her "creative" siblings before taking a dirt nap at age 30. Emily Bronte's Gothic classic may not have been an...

X Games 3D: The Movie [ 2009 ] [ Hits:3334 ]
Review: X-Games 3D: The Movie is a little unnecessary, given that the competition has already been aired. However, the sports documentary does offer some background to the event with interviews and sports footage from Shaun White, Travis Pastrana, Kyle Loza, Ricky Carmichael, Danny Way, Bob Burnquist and narration from Emile Hirsch. The sports philosophy behind each X-Games luminary guides the behind-the-scenes build-up to their showcase event at the X-Games, whether it's Moto-X, rally driving, snowboar...

X Men Origins: Wolverine [ 2009 ] [ Hits:2508 ]
Review: X-Men Origins: Wolverine is the first installation of the X-Men Origins series, and a reboot for the X-Men franchise after X3: The Last Stand. Hugh Jackman returns as title star and producer for the long-awaited superhero release of Wolverine in his own film. The story rewinds the X-Men saga to Wolverine’s childhood as he realises his mutant gift. He and Victor Creed, fight side-by-side like brothers through the American Civil War, Normandy landings and then onto Vietnam, where they are captur...

X Men: First Class [ Hits:3054 ]
Review: So you're a mutant. Shame. Genetic anomaly, vat of green liquid goo or ninja turtle - it's not your fault. You could blame your genes, your Dad's tight jeans, the nearest nuclear power station or your mom for dropping you on your head one too many times as a baby. Just remember you're special. No, not "Valentine's Day" special... special like those hairy wolf kids or the one with pincers. 'Freak' is a strong word... one you may have thought was your name in those formative years, but guess what ...

X-Men: Apocalypse [ Hits:940 ]
Review: X-Men: Apocalypse is the latest installation from director Bryan Singer and writer Simon Kinberg. X-Men: First Class introduced us to the next generation of X-Men, enabling the filmmakers to go back in time and extrapolate the complex story between Professor X and Magneto, and the rise of the X-Men. Singer returned to the franchise, after something of a hiatus, with X-Men: Days of Future Past. The superhero balancing act turned out to be one of the year's best films, with Singer essentially spl...

X-Men: Days of Future Past [ Hits:1737 ]
Review: X­-Men: Days of Future Past has it all: mutant superheroes, time travel, retro '70s cool and of course, Wolverine. Hugh Jackman has been the X-­Men mascot for some time now, sans yellow spandex, so naturally he was the first choice to make the journey back in time to save their future from an event that could endanger humans and mutants. The first thing you'll notice about X-­Men: Days of Future Past is the stellar cast. The ripped Hugh Jackman is the frontrunner to a fleet including: Jenn...

Year One [ 2009 ] [ Hits:2685 ]
Review: Year One... is indomitable on paper. Jack Black, Michael Cera, Oliver Platt, Hank Azaria, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, David Cross, Vinnie Jones and Harold Ramis behind the camera... these are all legends in their own right. The story follows two low-life deadbeats as they wind their way through the first year after the birth of Christ. There's an irreverance in the air, but it doesn't land on either side of the fence... making it a lukewarm comedy terrain dependent on physical performances, rather...

Yes Man [ 2008 ] [ Hits:2544 ]
Review: Yes Man is a Jim Carrey comedy. Yes, it’s funny but Man is it similar to Liar, Liar. Don’t get me wrong… Carrey is just as hilarious, even if he does tone it down a notch from his Ace Ventura days. The biggest difference between Yes Man and Liar, Liar is that Carrey is ten years older. He’s still a jack-in-the-box when it comes to fun, but he seems wiser and more concerned with elevating the romantic side of things. You can’t blame him with the gorgeous Zooey Deschanel by his side. The...

You Will Meet A Tall Dark Stranger [ Hits:3201 ]
Review: You Will Meet A Tall Dark Stranger is as mystical as its title. You'd usually hear the line when having your palm read in a jocular manner and who better to do it than Woody Allen? The writer-director has discovered a niche for intricate relational comedy dramas with a twist. Whatever Works paired Woody Allen with Larry David as the two concocted a "romance" story about interconnecting relationships and love in all its forms. You Will Meet A Tall Dark Stranger is similar, except darker, represen...

Youth in Revolt [ 2009 ] [ Hits:3333 ]
Review: Youth in Revolt is a Miguel Arteta film starring Michael Cera and Portia Doubleday. This is a coming-of-age comedy, drama and romance story based on the novel by C.D. Payne about the growing pains and misadventures of 16-year-old, Nick Twisp. He's just like any ordinary pubescent American kid... going through changes and moving from the confines of young boy to young man. Youth in Revolt is about the teen angst and Rebel Without A Cause within every kid... except Nick's journey is with a cause, ...

Zero Dark Thirty [ Hits:2825 ]
Review: Zero Dark Thirty is not The Hurt Locker. This may seem pretty obvious from the outset, but you've got to leave your preconceptions behind when you watch this chronicle of a decade-long manhunt. While both films share a number of crew and film-makers, these are two very different films. The Hurt Locker presented a taut war thriller about a fearless soldier dedicated... no, addicted to serving his country in the war on terror. Zero Dark Thirty presents a series of eye witness accounts of the crit...

Zodiac [ 2007 ] [ Hits:3207 ]
Review: Ciphered codes in ancient symbols, psychotic letters and a string of unsolved murders usually add up to a fantastic serial killer movie. The same can be said for Zodiac with one difference, it all actually happened. It's a film based on Robert Graysmith’s books about the real-life Zodiac killer. David Fincher is the director responsible for such classic films as Fight Club, Se7en and The Game. After a five year film hiatus he returns with Zodiac, a name that seems to consume all that try to de...

Zombieland [ 2009 ] [ Hits:3903 ]
Review: Zombieland is a rough place alright... especially if you don't know the fundamental rules of survival. In the event of a zombie apocalypse, you'd be wise to at least skim through the most important ones...if don't want to lose your head.ZOMBIELAND RULES #1 Cardio - if you can't outrun 'em, you're toast.#2 The Double Tap - two slugs in the head is better than one.#3 Beware of Bathrooms - pants down, chin up.#4 Seatbelts - only crash test dummies lock down.#6 Cast Iron Skillet - one swing and that...

Zookeeper [ Hits:2831 ]
Review: It's like Kevin James is Adam Sandler's fall guy. He's part of the Happy Madison team and generally takes on the roles that Adam Sandler finds a bit too close to call - the sort of over-the-top comedy fare that Will Ferrell would usually thrive in. Both are funny, likable guys. Sandler works the charm and angry scenes to perfection, while James licks the schtick and let's face it, Wayne Knight was right, fat guys doing superhuman fat guy things... funny! In Zookeeper, Kevin James stars as... a s...

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