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Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1 [ 2010 ] [ Hits:5528 ]
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...

Snow White & The Huntsman [ Hits:4603 ]
Review: Snow White & The Huntsman is a beautiful magpie and revision of the Brothers Grimm fairy tale. While it may sound like a pretentious new wall paint, you won't feel like you're watching it dry. Recent Snow White adaptation Mirror Mirror is a pantomime compared with Snow White & The Huntsman, which spins an intensely dark, mature and captivating tale from an old thread. Charlize Theron's commanding performance as the evil queen Ravenna sets the stage for franchise figureheads Chris Hemsw...

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey [ Hits:4052 ]
Review: Bloemfontein born author, J.R.R. Tolkien, would have been very proud of Peter Jackson if he was still with us today. The Lord of the Rings trilogy, undoubtedly the greatest trilogy of all-time, has a special place in most people's hearts and movie collections and is the new standard by which all fantasy adventures will be judged, until bettered. Adapting The Hobbit was second prize for Jackson, who almost didn't direct Tolkien's other classic. Although, it seemed almost irreverent for Jackson n...

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug [ Hits:2426 ]
Review: Will they be releasing an extended edition of The Hobbit trilogy? It seems as though that's already happening. If anything, there will be a special director's cut, which will probably get a cinema release, drawing all of the films together in the space of three-and-a-half hours. If not, there will undoubtedly be a fan-made version doing the rounds on the Internet. Everyone's thinking it - why did Peter Jackson decide to stretch The Hobbit into a three part saga? The short answer must surely be ...

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 [ Hits:8174 ]
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...

Scott Pilgrim vs The World [ 2010 ] [ Hits:5978 ]
Review: Scott Pilgrim vs The World is brought to us by the guy that gave us Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz. His name is Edgar Wright, whose dark British comedy films have become cult hits with the help of partner-in-crime, Simon Pegg. However, Scott Pilgrim vs The World is a departure from his usual brilliant garb. It's a non-British production and Wright ensured all of his ensemble weren't British, although one still managed to slip through. Scott Pilgrim vs The World may be a complete reversal in sett...

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them [ Hits:1445 ]
Review: J.K. Rowling's adventures of a young wizard named Harry Potter have entrenched themselves in pop culture. Books, movies, theme parks, wand TV remotes... the franchise continues to swallow book worms whole. After the series came to an end in two parts, a relief for some and travesty for others, we thought we'd seen the end of Potter's world. However, like some American public house sitcoms... some things have a way of reviving themselves through what is called an open air quotes... spin-off... cl...

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince [ 2009 ] [ Hits:12414 ]
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...

Alice in Wonderland [ 2010 ] [ Hits:5633 ]
Review: Lewis Carroll wrote what some conspiracy theorists believe was a tale about the effects of hallucinogenic drugs. Perhaps the whole who ha started with Go Ask Alice about a teenage girl’s spiral into drugs in the ’60s, coupled with a song called White Rabbit. Whatever… Disney adapted it and they do Alice in Wonderland plays in churches, must be okay.Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland seems more concerned with Alice’s chastity and transition into womanhood at the age of 19, as she escapes ...

The Hobbit: The Battle of Five Armies [ Hits:1850 ]
Review: Peter Jackson has unleashed The Hobbit Trilogy in a similar fashion to George Lucas's quest to make the first three Star Wars films. Unfortunately, they too don't live up to the former glory of the original trilogy. While many were quite skeptical about Jackson splitting the adaptation into not two, but three chapters... for the most part, he's managed to pull it off. We're immersed into J.R.R. Tolkien's Middle Earth one last time as Bilbo and Company are forced to keep the terrifying Smaug fr...