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Oblivion [ Hits:3512 ]
Review: Tom Cruise has now done three science fiction films: Minority Report, War of the Worlds and Oblivion. The first two under blockbuster juggernaut, Steven Spielberg, were well-received with Philip K. Dick adaptation Minority Report winning approval from critics and audiences alike, with War of the Worlds making a less convincing case. Oblivion, however, is a Joseph Kosinski film. While not nearly in the same league as Spielberg, Kosinski showed promise at the helm of Disney's recent remake/sequel...

Observe and Report [ 2009 ] [ Hits:3473 ]
Review: The thin line between love and hate isn't as thin as we once thought... and it's blue, thanks to recent mall cop movies Paul Blart: Mall Cop with Kevin James and more recently Observe and Report with Seth Rogen. Malls have become a credit card frenzy in an undercover park 'n shop gold mine, where you can find just about anything, whether you're shopping for jewelry, a laptop or a new girlfriend. No wonder it has also become a hot spot for petty crime! Drugs cost money, and if you can't hold down...

Obsessed [ 2009 ] [ Hits:3425 ]
Review: Obsessed is obsessed with Fatal Attraction in a Lifetime movie kind of way. It aims to be sleek, sexy and enticing, yet ends up like a Tween-friendly, tongue-in-cheek office comedy. The star-studded cast includes: Idris Elba, Ali Larter, Beyonce Knowles and a leaner Jerry O’Connell. Come on, Jerry O’Connell’s in it… this must be a comedy! Elba can’t keep his mugshot away from hottest Hollywood men or sexiest men alive polls, so it’s no wonder he was cast as Derek. Although Dwayne ‘...

Ocean Driven [ Hits:2085 ]
Review: Ocean Driven: The Chris Bertish Story is an inspiring surf documentary about self-belief, will power and the human spirit. Describing himself as a Waterman, Bertish has been instrumental in getting the film finished over the last 4 years, another achievement in itself, in addition to writing Stoked!, an inspiring story about courage, determination and the power of dreams. Chris Bertish is a South African big wave surfer, whose love for water sports was passed down to him and his brothers by hi...

Once [ 2006 ] [ Hits:4736 ]
Review: A young guy busking in Ireland, meets a young immigrant girl and they start to rehearse and record music together, which tells their love story. Once is a modern day musical drama that follows in the footsteps of Before Sunrise, except the language of love is expressed through music. John Carney writes and directs the film with the help of 2 digital camcorders, and a cast of real musicians. Glen Hansard stars as Guy, and could easily be mistaken for the reincarnation of Cat Stevens. He’s suppo...

One More Night [ 2007 ] [ Hits:3509 ]
Review: One More Night a.k.a. The Lather Effect follows in the tradition of The Big Chill. A group of thirty-something friends get together for an ’80s rager party. We open on the next morning, and besides being “TPed”, the house is simply chaos. The remaining guests are the die hards, and either they can’t take a hint or they’re struggling to disconnect their roots from the past. The latter (not lather) is the case and each character recounts their drunken exploits from the previous night onl...

Only God Forgives [ Hits:1843 ]
Review: Only God Forgives is the much anticipated follow-up to Drive from writer-director Nicolas Winding Refn. In many ways, this is an unofficial sequel to Drive: Ryan Gosling takes another lead role, while the sleek cinematography and pulsating soundtrack reverberate with the same intensity. The difference is that Only God Forgives is set in Bangkok, balancing on a much sharper and darker blade. Nicolas Winding Refn has gone for style over substance, forgoing cohesive storytelling for a more emotive ...

Orphan [ 2009 ] [ Hits:3735 ]
Review: If Grace (2009) cast a dark shadow on pregnancy, then Orphan extends the same courtesy to adoption. This horror/thriller from the minds of director, Jaume Collet-Serra (House of Wax) and debut screenwriter, David Johnson comes to life in a film that embodies aspects from Grace, Joshua, The Good Son and The Shining with influences from the master of suspense, Alfred Hitchcock. Orphan tells the story of a woman coming to terms with the loss of her baby and the impact of her grief's scapegoat... a ...

Our Kind of Traitor [ Hits:1604 ]
Review: Our Kind of Traitor is based on the novel by John le Carré, an author whose film credits include: The Constant Gardener, A Most Wanted Man and Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy. His espionage thrillers are thought-provoking - more realistic than James Bond and less action-intensive than Jason Bourne. Our Kind of Traitor fits into this mold once again, delivering a thought-provoking story about a couple who finds themselves caught between the Russian Mafia and British Secret Service. It's a cerebral...

Outrageous! [ 2010 ] [ Hits:13201 ]
Review: Outrageous! boasts a who's who heavyweight comedy police line-up of stand-ups including: John Vlismas, Barry Hilton, Joey Rasdien, Krijay Govender, Loyiso Gola, Mark Banks and Riaad Moosa. Imagine the scene from Tombstone as the sharp-shooters wander into town, ready to do the Riverdance, armed with guns and handlebar moustaches... they mean business! Now the cast from Outrageous! aren't as camp... but they do have John Vlismas, whose obsession with the adventures of his own man salami could eas...