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Hardwired [ 2009 ] [ Hits:8031 ]
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...

District 9 [ 2009 ] [ Hits:5570 ]
Review: Watching District 9 was a new film experience, which could only be described as Hotel Rwanda, Fido and Lars and the Real Girl... in a blender. In retrospect, it's all of that and more. Neill Blomkamp burst onto the movie scene in 2005 with Alive in Joburg, a fascinating Sci-Fi/Documentary short film about aliens in Johannesburg... what, you didn't hear about it? Don't worry, it wasn't a hostile threat - didn't even make the news.The 6-minute short film caught the eye of Peter Jackson, who instan...

Iron Man [ 2008 ] [ Hits:4310 ]
Review: Tony Stark (Downey Jr.) is a wealthy weaponry expert and tycoon, who starts to use technology for good after he narrowly escapes armed forces in an armoured suit made from scrap metal. This Iron Man, a story about unlikely heroes. Most people may have heard about this particular superhero, but don’t have much of a back story. The one big difference between Iron Man and most other superheroes is that he’s a self-made man. Now you wouldn’t guess this at first because Tony Stark’s intellige...

The Green Lantern [ Hits:4047 ]
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...

Super 8 [ Hits:3910 ]
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...

After Earth [ Hits:3885 ]
Review: After Earth is an M. Night Shyamalan film. The director’s signature film is still The Sixth Sense and many would agree that his best years, while love-or-hate projects, surround this film. His most recent “blockbusters” have not lived up to his heyday with invisible, biological retaliation in The Happening and a wishy-washy animation to live-action adaptation of The Last Airbender. Unfortunately, After Earth is not his comeback. The film may leverage the sentimental father-son team of Wil...

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...

Prometheus [ Hits:3532 ]
Review: Ridley Scott's long-awaited science-fiction film Prometheus has crash-landed. Prometheus was initially intended as a direct prequel to Alien, but has been set apart as a stand-alone work within the Alien universe. This sudden change in direction suggests that there may have been some serious problems during filming, something that Scott may have done in an attempt to salvage Prometheus and its crew from the fire. Prometheus was the Titan who served the gods and stole fire only to bestow the gi...

The Book of Eli [ 2009 ] [ Hits:3484 ]
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...

In Time [ Hits:3368 ]
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...