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Men in Black 3 [ Hits:3382 ]
Review: A byproduct of '90s pop culture is the Men in Black, a fun, tongue-in-cheek science fiction comedy about aliens starring Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones. After earning his action man badge for Bad Boys and Independence Day, Will Smith further distinguished himself from his persona as The Fresh Prince of Bel Air with the character of Jay. Five years later, a forgettable Men in Black II retread emerged, which seemed to bring the series to a grinding halt. However, the stars lined up as a lack of ...

Battleship [ Hits:3991 ]
Review: Transformers was essentially a 20 minute advert for the collectible figurines, which went on to become a series of Michael Bay blockbusters. While merchandise is probably the main reason George Lucas gave Star Wars a 3D overhaul. Just when you thought Hollywood had milked the "toy" department dry... Hasbro smashes a mini champagne bottle on Battleship, a popular table top game and now $200 million blockbuster. Most people's first response to hearing that Battleship has been adapted to live-acti...

In Time [ Hits:4492 ]
Review: Time is money. This driving mantra for Western culture is turned into a full-blown science-fiction action-thriller in Andrew Niccol's latest film, In Time. Niccol is no stranger to sci-fi, having written The Truman Show and Gattaca. While In Time has a sharp young cast, a visionary writer-director and an intriguing premise - it's not worth your time.We're presented with a not-too-distant future where money has been converted into time and people have been genetically engineered to stop aging at...

Super 8 [ Hits:4991 ]
Review: Steven Spielberg is a Hollywood legend. This is the premise of Super 8, a new mystery, science-fiction thriller from writer-director J.J. Abrams that functions as a tribute to Spielberg, who's signed on as producer. In case you haven't heard of Jeffrey Jacob Abrams, he's the guy that brought us Mission: Impossible III and the new Star Trek. Hell, he even wrote Armageddon... making him a pretty big deal around Hollywood... just not as big as Spielberg!High-tech, action-packed entertainment is a t...

The Green Lantern [ Hits:5167 ]
Review: Ryan Reynolds is a natural born superhero: athletic, dashing, honest and armed with a cheesy grin thanks to his Hollywood dentist. It's no wonder he's been cast as three superheroes in the last two years. He was Captain Excellent, an imaginary superhero in Paper Man, Deadpool in X-Men Origins: Wolverine (with plans to have his own Deadpool spin-off in 2014) and now the Green Lantern in the DC Comics movie of the same title. Either he's scared to commit, or he's in huge demand... but what about t...

The Adjustment Bureau [ Hits:4278 ]
Review: Movie trailer voice: "David Norris is about to see something no one is supposed to see. Once you know their secret you become their target. The Adjustment Bureau." It's tragic when a brilliant concept doesn't measure up to its full potential. This is the case in The Adjustment Bureau with Matt Damon and Emily Blunt...Some of The Adjustment Bureau movie trailers would have you believe that you were in for a classic piece of mystery science-fiction in the style of an Alfred Hitchcock man-on-the-ru...

X Men: First Class [ Hits:3995 ]
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 ...

I Am Number Four [ Hits:4248 ]
Review: Smallville opened our eyes to the small town exploits of a young Superman slowly learning his true identity and unmasking an array of superpowers. In a similar way, I Am Number Four, positions its protagonist in the confines of a small town, discovering his abilities and protecting his anonymity at all costs. Instead of a slow, winding TV series... the romance, action, science fiction adventure and $60 million budget has all been jam-packed into 109 minutes of all out action entertainment. I Am ...

TRON: Legacy [ Hits:3481 ]
Review: TRON: Legacy is the long-awaited remake/sequel/mash-up of the original TRON (1982). Jeff Bridges returns to play an older Kevin Flynn and a much younger digital version of himself, Clu. When Sam Flynn (new kid on the block Garrett Hedlund) returns to the video game developer's arcade to discover more about his estranged father's disappearance, he manages to shift paradigms, transporting himself to the same digital world his father created.This is a sound and lights show. If you understand that a...

Repo Men [ 2010 ] [ Hits:4013 ]
Review: Repo Men is based on the novel, The Repossession Mambo by Eric Garcia, who also co-wrote the screenplay for Repo Men. It's a science fiction exploration of what the world would be like if medical agencies sold manufactured bio-mechanical organs with a severe repayment scheme - think credit card companies. The Repo Men are the final notice... cold, calculated surgeons who hunt down bad debtors like vermin, extracting their organs for reconditioning and in most cases leaving their customers in a b...

The Book of Eli [ 2009 ] [ Hits:4541 ]
Review: I know I’m stating the obvious here, but Denzel Washington is not Mr. T. They act, dress and talk differently… Mr. T carries that Mad Max era cool like someone before their time and while he’s been off the Hollywood scene beating Cancer and endorsing cooking gadgets in an apron, this could have been his defining Tarantino Phoenix Performance… (just made it up, roll with it). Yet, the title character role in The Book of Eli still went to Denzel… FOOLS!I know it would be difficult to get...

Avatar [ 2009 ] [ Hits:5310 ]
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...

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...

Moon [ 2009 ] [ Hits:5012 ]
Review: Moon is the perfect blend of 2001: A Space Odyssey and Solaris, starring Sam Rockwell as Sam Bell with Kevin Spacey as the voice of GERTY. Duncan Jones, aka Zowie Bowie, writes alongside Nathan Parker and directs what will no doubt become a staple entry in the science fiction genre... and not because Ziggy Stardust is his father. Jones in his debut feature film, demonstrates his directorial ability within the confines of a limited budget as Sam Rockwell delivers a powerhouse performance. Moon ha...

Deja Vu [ 2006 ] [ Hits:4120 ]
Review: Tony Scott is well-established as a Director in Hollywood. Scott has directed Top Gun, Crimson Tide, Days of Thunder, Enemy of the State, Man on Fire and now Deja Vu. All of these films have been top quality thrillers with a blockbuster cast including greats like Tom Cruise, Will Smith, Gene Hackman and Denzel Washington. The pace is frenetic, the cinematography reinforces the dynamic excitement in his blazing films. His films are similar in proportion and content to Michael Bay’s fare, but ad...

Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen [ 2009 ] [ Hits:3576 ]
Review: Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen is the second live-action Transformers movie from Michael Bay, starring rising talents Shia LeBeouf and Megan Fox. Now LeBeouf’s name may evoke images of croissants, French maids and Paris (not Hilton), but the kid’s the real deal. Just watch Disturbia, Eagle Eye, The Greatest Game Ever Played and yes, even Holes! His second-in-command, a Ms Megan Fox, had a breakthrough performance in Transformers and returns for some much-needed sex appeal and several sl...

Doomsday [ 2008 ] [ Hits:3322 ]
Review: Doomsday is a cannibalistic film, which feeds on classic action/sci-fi/thrillers from the ’80s and ’90s. Neil Marshall must’ve been inspired by Escape from New York, Mad Max, Highlander, Aliens and 28 Days Later… when he wrote the script for Doomsday. It’s one of those movies that keeps reinventing itself, and the mish-mash of genre in Doomsday is stylish and trashy. Rhona Mitra leads the tirade as Major Eden Sinclair, who’s like Milla Jovovich’s Alice meets Angelina Jolie’s Tomb...

Close Encounters of the Third Kind [ 1977 ] [ Hits:3576 ]
Review: Close Encounters of the Third Kind is the film that followed the box office sensation Jaws (1975). Spielberg had made a name for himself, and had stuck his flag down to mark his territory. These were the first steps for the juggernaut of blockbusters, and soon he found even more success with Close Encounters of the Third Kind. CE3K, is a landmark piece of cinematic entertainment. In the opening desert sequence, the subtitles say it’s present day. I was looking for clues to suggest this was not...

Star Trek XI [ 2009 ] [ Hits:3136 ]
Review: Star Trek XI breathes new life into the Star Trek franchise, much like Christopher Nolan’s Batman Begins did for Batman. J.J. Abrams takes an even bigger step into the world of Sci-Fi as producer-director of the eleventh Star Trek movie, after films like Cloverfield and Mission: Impossible III. Star Trek XI is a gripping rendition of the early days of Captain James T. Kirk and members of the USS Enterprise. The casting was an important element to the film’s success, paying homage to the clas...

Terminator Salvation [ 2009 ] [ Hits:3350 ]
Review: Terminator Salvation is directed by Joseph McGinty Nichol, better known as McG, a music-video-turn-movie-director responsible for the bopping Charlie’s Angels and more mature We Are Marshall. McG has got definite style and knows how to rock the party with some killer action sequences. He’s aided by cult sensation and new Batman, Christian Bale, whose performances are characterised by pop culture undertones and a deep reverence for Hollywood’s finest moments. The Terminator franchise was le...

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