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The Mummy [ Hits:4346 ]
Review: Tom Cruise has come a long way since he converted to Scientology and stopped aging. He may have found the fountain of youth, trail-blazed a comeback and reinstated himself as a Hollywood legend, but as tall as he is on that pedestal... he's far from perfect as evidenced in his latest film, The Mummy. One thing that's missing from Tom's repertoire of talent is comedy... the elusive genre that many actors turn to as they age, maybe it's just Bob De Niro. While he was memorable as Les Grossman in t...

Gold [ Hits:4471 ]
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...

Ben-Hur [ Hits:4625 ]
Review: The Ben-Hur of 1959 starring Charlton Heston is widely regarded as one of the greatest films of all time. A remake of a silent movie, the production took six months to film and six months of postproduction to complete at a cost of just under $15 million. Massive sets, thousands of costumes and long days, it was a colossal undertaking, inspired by The Ten Commandments. Originally, Marlon Brando was set to star but the iconic role eventually found its way to Charlton Heston with the film generatin...

The Legend of Tarzan [ Hits:4500 ]
Review: "Me Tarzan, you Jane." This is the essence of Tarzan, King of the Apes. A feral man tries to relate to a civilised woman, creating a tension between their worlds as they attract and society repels. In The Legend of Tarzan, we are cast into the future beyond the events of Greystoke: the Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes. Instead of Tarzan's revolutionary transition from ape to man, the story concerns a return to the wild and adopting old ways. Tarzan, now better known as John Clayton III, Lord ...

The Jungle Book [ Hits:4582 ]
Review: When people think of The Jungle Book, they conjure up images of dancing bears, kooky comedy and jovial songs centring around, essentially a young "Tarzan". While the beloved 1967 Disney fairytale probably has a special place in most people's hearts, few would have guessed that it would be reimagined as a much darker "live–action" adaptation of Rudyard Kipling's books. In what seems like a blend of the brothers Grimm and Kipling, Iron Man director Jon Favreau has reinvented the story. Using am...

Point Break 3D [ Hits:4620 ]
Review: Point Break 3D has been inspired by Kathryn Bigelow's Point Break (1991) starring Keanu Reeves and Patrick Swayze. Instead of a cop infiltrating a gang of ex-President mask wearing surfers in one locale, we're entrenched in a globe-trotting game of extreme sports as a would-be Robin Hood and his daredevil team attempt to do the near-impossible. While it starts as a tribute, essentially picking up where the original left off, everything's been supersized with monumental feats. This re-imagining ...

A Walk in the Woods [ Hits:4667 ]
Review: A Walk in the Woods is just like its movie title: breezy and understated. That's the inherent charm of this adaptation of Bill Bryson's novel, it's an easy-going and amusing adventure drama that ambles along, never straying too far from the path. The path is the Appalachian trail, a 2000 mile hike and six month journey very few manage to see through. While it may not have the spiritual dimension of the Camino De Santiago, it's become a piece of Americana that connects travelers with their ho...

Unbroken [ Hits:4902 ]
Review: Louis Zamperini's story was bound to become a movie. The Olympian, war veteran and survivor's tale of resilience and triumph of the human spirit is astounding. From his early years of fighting off bullies, training for the Olympics, war-time heroics, deep sea survival and prisoner-of-war camp degradation... we're cast into an epic and powerful true story. Zamperini's true life survival adventure caught the attention of filmmakers after it was adapted by Laura Hillenbrand into the book, Unbr...

Exodus: Gods and Kings [ Hits:4766 ]
Review: Exodus: Gods and Kings is a new action adventure drama from Ridley Scott based on the book of Exodus and retold from the perspective of a sibling rivalry. Instead of casting Russell Crowe for the third time, after Robin Hood and his former glory, Gladiator, Scott has enticed Christian Bale to play his hero, Moses. Crowe played a cruel mix of Noah for Darren Aronofsky in a similarly poised Biblical epic. Scott's sword-and-sandals action-adventure turns Moses into a warrior half-prince, whose bat...

Noah [ Hits:5385 ]
Review: Darren Aronofsky's Biblical fantasy epic was spawned from his fascination with the character of Noah. On the surface, Noah was a man commissioned by God to build an ark and gather two of every bird, animal and reptile before the floods cleansed the earth of humanity. The retelling of this Old Testament story tends to focus on the creatures, but Aronofsky turns to the characters and their near-apocalyptic plight. Russell Crowe plays the title role of Noah. He's a strong actor, famous for his mel...