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Kick Ass [ 2010 ] [ Hits:5006 ]
Review: The Kick-Ass comic book to film adaptation was inevitable. Come on, if Catwoman gets one, surely everyone's entitled to slap on some spandex and snarl? While you daydream about Halle Berry in a cat suit, you should know that her follow-up to that Oscar-whining "performance" in Monster's Balls is the equivalent of kitty litter and has nothing on Michelle Pfeiffer in Batman Returns.Plain, simple and cheesy, Kick-Ass kicks ass. It's an instant comic book cult hit, a special blend of Watchmen, The P...

Kick-Ass 2 [ Hits:2255 ]
Review: Kick-Ass was unabashedly proud of its pick ‘n mix of genres and brew of violence, youth-centric flair and cult cool class – borrowing aspects from better action, crime and superhero films. Not all that much has changed in Kick-Ass 2, in fact, one of its main criticisms is that it’s more of the same. More of the same won’t really deter fans of the original. It kicked ass… and reliving much of what made it kick ass is a pleasure. Hit-Girl, played by Chloe Grace Moretz, has become ...

Kill Buljo: The Movie [ 2007 ] [ Hits:3812 ]
Review: The best way to describe Kill Buljo: The Movie would be to imagine a strange low budget mixture of Kill Bill, Austin Powers and Reno 911. Kill Buljo: The Movie is a production by Norweigan film-makers, Tommy Wirkola and Stig Frode Henriksen. The duo are comparable with Edgar Wright and Simon Pegg, since both teams share a similar love/hate relationship with Hollywood. The desire to mimic and destroy are both inherent in each team’s work as they both write and then split duties when it comes to...

Killers [ 2010 ] [ Hits:4260 ]
Review: Killers is brought to you by The Ugly Truth's director, Robert Luketic and star Katherine Heigl - minus Gerard Butler. This movie is reminiscent of The Bounty Hunter, another recent "romcom" actioner about the shenanigans of a couple living under false pretences on the brink of some sort of reunification. At its best, Luketic is aiming for the lofty realm of Hitchcock's To Catch A Thief as our lead duo meet in a similar fashion to Hitchcock's escapade featuring Cary Grant and  Grace Kelly. Spe...

Killshot [ 2008 ] [ Hits:3418 ]
Review: Killshot was originally intended for Tony Scott with Robert De Niro and Quentin Tarantino in the shoes of Armand and Richie. The long-awaited release of Killshot features Mickey Rourke and Joseph Gordon-Levitt, who star opposite Diane Lane and Thomas Jane. The cast is strong on paper and the performances are what carries this crime/thriller based on the novel by Elmore Leonard. It’s Rourke’s portrayal of “The Blackbird” that overshadows excellent turns by Gordon-Levitt and Lane. While Th...

Kings of South Beach [ 2007 ] [ Hits:4384 ]
Review: Kings of South Beach comes to you from the writings of Nicholas Pileggi, author of Wise Guy (Goodfellas) and Casino, two books that became Martin Scorsese crime epics. He writes the script for Kings of South Beach a decade later, which is based on a true story. This made for television feature may not have the big budget flair of The Departed, but manages to entertain nevertheless. Donnie Wahlberg teams up with experienced TV maverick, Jason Gedrick in something of a buddy movie. These boys are ...

Kingsman: The Secret Service [ Hits:4665 ]
Review: Kingsman: The Secret Service is a Matthew Vaughn movie. He may sound like a dependable English cricketer, but the film-maker has made a name for himself in Hollywood on the back of producing, writing and directing films like Layer Cake, Stardust, Kick-Ass, X-Men: First Class and now Kingsman: The Secret Service. In many ways, Kingsman is a blend of his previous hits, Kick-Ass and X-Men: First Class. The film takes the ultra-violence and blurred lines between reality and unreality of Kick-Ass an...

Kite [ Hits:2111 ]
Review: Kite is based on a series of anime films of the same name by Yasuomi Umetsu. The story follows Sawa, a young orphan girl, who is taken in and turned into a cold-blooded killer by a detective assigned to the case of her parents brutal double murder. The film adaptation by writer-producer Brian Cox and directed by Jerusalema's Ralph Ziman turns the detective into an ex-partner of Sawa's cop father. While based on a well-received anime crime drama thriller from 1998, the big hitter in Kite's live-...

Knight and Day [ 2010 ] [ Hits:4368 ]
Review: Tom Cruise and Cameron Diaz are possibly the coldest on-screen Hollywood couple since Montgomery Clift and Shelley Winters, may they rest in peace. Cruise has always been a little distant, giving that looking into the Sun gaze to the point that it’s become more of a glaze. What’s more, he’s embarrassed himself in the media so many times over the last few years that he’s literally become the village idiot of Tinseltown.Cameron Diaz is just as “fridge-ed”, last starring alongside Cruis...

Knockaround Guys [ 2001 ] [ Hits:3359 ]
Review: Knockaround Guys has a great cast including John Malkovich, Vin Diesel, Seth Green and Dennis Hopper. But what makes this film with great potential so raw and lame? The plot seemed viable, the actors were of a high calibre - but where was the magic? Knockaround Guys is the story of mafia bosses. More importantly, it’s about their sons. They say you can’t choose your family, and for a crime lord’s son - life can be difficult. I’m not talking about being lynched by the rival family, but li...

Konfetti [ Hits:2100 ]
Review: Every little girl dreams of her wedding day. It's an outrageous generalisation, but popular culture seems geared towards celebrating this as the most special day on every girl's calendar. Months, if not years of planning, go into one pristine day that has to be just perfect... even if the husband isn't. With so much expectation and so much that can go wrong, weddings are an ideal situation for calamity and romantic comedy dramas like Konfetti. The film is based on Louw Venter's one man show, Th...

Krotoa [ Hits:5103 ]
Review: One of the most written about women in South African history, Krotoa has become the subject of a documentary, a play, a poem and now a film by Roberta Durrant. Krotoa is a South African historical drama based on a young Khoi woman, who was removed from her tribe to serve Jan van Riebeeck and assimilate the Dutch language and culture in the mid 17th century. Based on historical facts, the screenwriters have essentially adapted and dramatised a historical overview of the influential interpreter an...

Kubo and the Two Strings [ Hits:4048 ]
Review: Kubo and the Two Strings is a ridiculous movie title. Who is this Kubo and what exactly are these two strings? Are we talking about a kitten and a ball of twine or maybe this is a story about a kid who can snort noodles? Thankfully it's neither, although they've both got serious potential on YouTube. This story is set in ancient Japan, where Kubo is an eyepatch-wearing young boy looking after his ailing mother in a village. After a spirit awakens an age-old vendetta, Kubo must find a magical su...

Kung Fu Panda 2 [ Hits:9139 ]
Review: Kung Fu Panda 2 is a sequel, and sequels generally have two options... one, stick to the formula and deliver more of the same or two, reinvent and approach from a new perspective. The Spider-Man franchise delivered a darker, more introspective sequel as a follow-up to the successful reboot of the live-action Spider-Man superhero. While Spider-Man introduced us to the character of Peter Parker becoming a hero, Spider-Man 2 introduced us to the darker side of the character as he grappled with his ...