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P2 [ 2007 ] [ Hits:3463 ]
Review: P2 suffers from a lack of any real threat as a cat-and-mouse game ensues after a businesswoman is trapped in a parking garage on Christmas Eve.. Our damsel in distress, Angela Bridges runs around a parking garage trying to find an exit. The problem is that her aggressor isn’t threatening enough. When he’s got her to himself, he treats her like a prized possession. Thomas treats her like a lady and is willing to go to extremes in protecting her. This means that Angela will probably be safe as...

Pacific Rim [ Hits:2355 ]
Review: Pacific Rim is the latest creation from the mind of Guillermo del Toro. It's essentially a loose adaptation of the Neon Genesis Evangelion anime series. The main difference being that the cast is more international and the focus has been shifted from the spiritual realm to fulfill a mission to kick ass instead. It succeeds in this department, taking gung-ho sci-fi action to the next level without debasing its dramatic integrity. As wave after wave of monstrous sea-spawned creatures seek to dest...

Pad Na Jou Hart [ Hits:4102 ]
Review: Pad Na Jou Hart is a film about finding your True North, getting the girl, overcoming setbacks and learning what's most important in life. Basson van Rensburg Jr. is on the verge of taking over his ailing father's business. Just when he thinks he's ready to retire at 28, his father sends him on a cross-country adventure in order to challenge Basson's preconceptions of wealth and happiness. It's on the road that he meets the eccentric, Amory. The film co-stars Ivan Botha as Basson, best known f...

Pain & Gain [ Hits:2212 ]
Review: Pain & Gain is a Michael Bay film. If you didn't know that, you've probably made a call on the intrinsic value of the film already. However, Pain & Gain is no ordinary Michael Bay film. This dark true crime story has been sitting in Bay's gym locker for over a decade... and he's decided to let it out. During this time, the director has developed an affinity for explosive, loud, macho and action-heavy blockbusters, most specifically Transformers. Yet, Pain & Gain demonstrates that Ba...

Paradise Stop [ Hits:5988 ]
Review: Paradise Stop is a fun movie from the same team that brought us the hilarious South African comedy, White Wedding. This time, acting duo, Rapulana Seiphemo and Kenneth Nkosi, have banded with writer-director Jann Turner again to form the core unit behind Paradise Stop a crime comedy caper set against the backdrop of a truck stop in a sleepy little Limpopo town in South Africa. Paradise Stop, a truck stop on the northern border linking cargo-carrying 16-wheelers from South Africa to Zimbabwe is t...

Paranormal Activity [ 2007 ] [ Hits:6291 ]
Review: Paranormal Activity is the quintessential sleeper hit... not only has this indie horror gem been out for a few years, it's all about what goes on when you're sleeping. The film starts without any credits, opting for a title screen where Paramount thanks the San Diego police department and families of Micah Sloat and Katie Featherston for allowing them to broadcast the film. The premise of reality horror, a $15,000 low budget, 10 day shooting schedule and unprecedented box office success instantl...

Paranormal Activity 3 [ Hits:4544 ]
Review: Paranormal Activity 3 continues the low budget horror series created by Oren Peli. The new chapter is a prequel, taking us back to the '80s, where we learn where, how and why Katie's haunting started. Critically-acclaimed Catfish filmmakers Henry Joost and Ariel Schulman direct what could very well be the best Paranormal Activity yet. We're taken back to footage of Katie's life before the "demon". Her mother's live-in boyfriend is a freelance videographer and editor who stumbles upon some stra...

Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones [ Hits:2297 ]
Review: The Paranormal Activity franchise has been running strong for a good few years now, churning out a new found footage film every year. The concept of a handheld camera film has been played to death ever since The Blair Witch Project, but the flagging "what goes bump at night" series manages to make a profitable money grab at the box office, something most films fail to do. The series has thrived on the novelty and scare factor of the first film. Oren Peli's inspiring low budget vision has sparke...

Passengers [ Hits:3145 ]
Review: Passengers is a sci-fi romance thriller, directed by Morten Tyldum and starring Chris Pratt and Jennifer Lawrence. It's a sci-fi because the story takes place in outer space, dealing with a transporter by the name of 'Avalon', which holds over 5000 passengers on a 120 year voyage to 'Homestead II'. Their hibernation pods prevent them from ageing, allowing them to essentially travel into the future, foregoing friends and family on earth to start over on a new colony. The corporate colonisation of...

Patriots Day [ Hits:2694 ]
Review: Mark Wahlberg and Peter Berg are onto a winning formula. Having worked together on Lone Survivor and followed up with Deepwater Horizon, the pairing found themselves working on Patriots Day. Each of these films has stars Mark Wahlberg, deals with an aspect of American history, is based on true stories and are deeply inspirational. In Patriots Day, Berg chronicles the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing and the manhunt that ensued from the perspective of police Sergeant Tommy Saunders, played by Wahlber...

Paul Blart: Mall Cop [ 2009 ] [ Hits:3442 ]
Review: Paul Blart: Mall Cop is an action, comedy with a touch of damsel-in-distress romance, starring Kevin James as Paul Blart. He’s a mall cop, who takes his job too seriously and his love life is on the rocks. The movie has all the feel-good elements of a typical Happy Madison production with old tunes, the game of love and plenty of laughs. However, Paul Blart: Mall Cop isn’t typical Adam Sandler territory, it functions like a Die Hard parody with a touch of Home Alone and Airheads. Kevin James...

Pawn Sacrifice [ Hits:3553 ]
Review: Pawn Sacrifice is a psychological biopic and character study about troubled chess prodigy, Bobby Fischer. Fischer took to chess from an early age, adopting the sport with a swagger and arrogance that would suggest he could go all the way. During the Cold War, it was the Russians, who dominated the chess world. Together with the on-going space race, the game's parallel with intellectual agility, gave the perception that the Russians had the edge on the Americans. On its own, Fischer's story ...

Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters [ Hits:2537 ]
Review: Percy Jackson: The Lightning Thief was exciting, entertaining, tongue-in-cheek fantasy action fodder. Everyone knew it couldn't possibly compete with the likes of Harry Potter, so our low expectations were rewarded with an imperfect, yet fun and action-packed thrill ride that warranted a sequel. Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters is in the same position as the first installation, except instead of Harry Potter, it's competing with itself and losing. While Percy Jackson: The Lightning Thief appealed...

Perfect Stranger [ 2007 ] [ Hits:4394 ]
Review: Perfect Stranger was filmed with three alternative endings in mind and this is its Achilles Heel. The movie is sleek, the story is intriguing and the cast is incredible. Halle Berry takes the lead as Rowena Price, a beautiful journalist who goes undercover to bring a high-powered advertising executive (Willis) to justice with the help of her techno-savvy friend (Ribisi). She clashes with Harrison Hill, when she discovers that he has ties to the murder of her best friend. Hill wields a top advert...

Piranha [ 2010 ] [ Hits:5325 ]
Review: Piranha 3D falls into the so-bad-it's-almost-good category of films. Joe Dante directed Piranha in 1978, a Roger Corman produced camp horror B-movie in the slipstream of the Steven Spielberg's Jaws. Alexandre Aja lends a level of credibility to the camp goings-on in this remake, since he's a member of the Splat Pack and directed the critically acclaimed gore-fest horror remake that is The Hills Have Eyes.  Piranha is best described as a blend of Jaws, Girls Gone Wild and Joe's Apartment. Now de...

Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides [ Hits:8264 ]
Review: Blackbeard, Barbarossa, Captain Kidd and Davy Jones would’ve rolled in their sea graves if they’d known fictional pirates like Long John Silver, Captain Hook and Captain Jack Sparrow would become more famous than them. Well, as real as Keith Richards is… he’s no pirate – not the way we think at least! Johnny Depp’s famous pirate characterisation of the legendary Rolling Stones rocker has become probably the most iconic pirate in history after the rollicking success of theme park ri...

Plato's Reality Machine [ Hits:3262 ]
Review: For Charles, video games are an escape, but when Sophia leads him on a mysterious quest through the spaceship, Plato... he discovers in the game of life, every heart is a moving target. Plato's Reality Machine is a sci-fi comedy romance that explores the lives of six New Yorkers via three unique perspectives. Writer-Director Myles Sorensen has assembled an independent film with a fresh-faced cast of up-and-coming talents in Trieste Kelly Dunn, Ed Renninger, Carolina Bartczak, Doug Roland, Heath...

Please Give [ Hits:4252 ]
Review: Please Give starts with a series of boobs... breasts, jugs, chesticles etc. It's quite an introduction for a coming-of-age comedy drama with Catherine Keener, Oliver Platt, Rebecca Hall and Amanda Peet. Now this isn't a flattering set of shots, but more of a flattening one as ordinary breasts are compressed for mammograms. Is it justified exposure... the jury is still out and this intro ranks alongside A Touch of Spice, that spicy Greek film that starts with a baby breastfeeding on a full-screen...

Point Break 3D [ Hits:4704 ]
Review: Point Break 3D has been inspired by Kathryn Bigelow's Point Break (1991) starring Keanu Reeves and Patrick Swayze. Instead of a cop infiltrating a gang of ex-President mask wearing surfers in one locale, we're entrenched in a globe-trotting game of extreme sports as a would-be Robin Hood and his daredevil team attempt to do the near-impossible. While it starts as a tribute, essentially picking up where the original left off, everything's been supersized with monumental feats. This re-imagining ...

Precious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire [ 2009 ] [ Hits:3739 ]
Review: Precious is the story of an overweight, illiterate 16-year-old girl who, pregnant with her second child enrolls at an alternate school to point her life in a new direction. The title character, Precious, played by Gabourey "Gabby" Sidibe in her debut role, leads a troubled life as a teen shackled by sexual, physical and verbal abuse. Her size, teen pregnancy and abusive mother, played to perfection by Mo'Nique, hold her back from reaching her dreams. However, she pushes on... fighting for a bett...

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