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Take Me Home Tonight [ Hits:3295 ]
Review: Take Me Home Tonight is an '80s style comedy romance starring Topher Grace, Teresa Palmer, Dan Fogler and Anna Faris in a very low-key role. Topher Grace, best known for his lead role in That '70s Show, does what he does best... playing the nice guy who doesn't want to finish last. He's a good-looking manboy, so why doesn't he deserve a shot at love in acne-free later life. When his sister's boyfriend holds a much-anticipated house party, Matt (Grace) takes a shot at Tori (Palmer), his high scho...

Take Shelter [ Hits:3552 ]
Review: Michael Shannon is quickly becoming everyone's favourite crazy guy. He has real on-screen presence and the smarts to carry the lead in just about any film. He impressed with the stage-to-screen adaptation of Bug and delivers more of that psychological intensity in Take Shelter, a surreal character portrait about an everyman whose apocolyptic nightmares are beginning to take root in his waking life.Think Revolutionary Road meets Twister, with a strain of Noah and the Ark in this arthouse thriller...

Taken [ 2008 ] [ Hits:3413 ]
Review: Taken is a thriller that moves at a frenetic pace… as a former government agent takes revenge on the underground human trafficking organization that kidnapped her. He has a 96 hour window to find his missing daughter and uses his vast experience of secretive ops and network of contacts to track them down. Taken’s Pierre Morel (Banlieue 13) features as director, and it’s hard to believe this is only his second film. He and Besson proved that their writer-director partnership was gold in Dis...

Taking Woodstock [ 2010 ] [ Hits:3439 ]
Review: Taking Woodstock is an account of how one Elliot Teichberg (Martin) inadvertently set the wheels in motion for Woodstock, the generation-defining concert of 1969. However, this is not a docudrama about the festival, it's an emotional journey and coming-of-age drama as young Elliot matures into a man. Oscar-winning Brokeback Mountain director Ang Lee, composes a textured drama about the prolific 3-day music festival taken from the perspective of one "square" young man. Elliot's Russian immigrant ...

Talk to Me [ 2007 ] [ Hits:5885 ]
Review: Talk to Me is one of those movies that just had to be made, and Petey Green was one of those extraordinary people that deserves the recognition. He led a fascinating life that only really came into its own, when he had a mouthpiece. It didn’t matter if it was a microphone, a loudspeaker or a talk show… the man told it like it was. It didn’t matter if ‘keeping it real’ was unpopular as long as it was his truth. Green’s prolific life was all about hard-living and he was a ‘miscreant...

Tangled [ Hits:6689 ]
Review: Disney have usurped our childhoods... systematically converting every fairy tale into a Disney classic and making it difficult to imagine fairy tales any different. Then a former Disney animator, Tim Burton, has been entrusted with stealing our adult nostalgia by revamping classics like Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and Alice in Wonderland. Pixar show that fresh new ideas do exist with films like WALL-E, Ratatouille and Up... which is why they're at the top of the food chain. Until recently,...

Ted [ Hits:3575 ]
Review: This story of a talking toy and a boy is very Winnie the Pooh and Christopher Robin, but Family Guy creator Seth McFarlane has taken it a step further, going beyond the innocence of childhood and delivering a down-and-dirty modern twist in his feature film directorial debut, Ted. Breaking the rules of a family-friendly fantasy and going into overtime is actually pretty funny. The jarring novelty of a teddy bear behaving like a debauched grown man and the solutions to inadequacies leave room f...

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles [ Hits:4782 ]
Review: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is a popular animated TV series from the '80s that keeps getting the film treatment. From its first adaptation in 1990, we've seen several attempts at a quintessential Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles film. While there's no clear front runner, its been a case of hit-and-run for studios exhuming one nostalgic franchise after another. So it shouldn't have come as much of a surprise, when it was announced that blockbuster juggernaut, Michael Bay, was set to reboot the trou...

Terminator Salvation [ 2009 ] [ Hits:3350 ]
Review: Terminator Salvation is directed by Joseph McGinty Nichol, better known as McG, a music-video-turn-movie-director responsible for the bopping Charlie’s Angels and more mature We Are Marshall. McG has got definite style and knows how to rock the party with some killer action sequences. He’s aided by cult sensation and new Batman, Christian Bale, whose performances are characterised by pop culture undertones and a deep reverence for Hollywood’s finest moments. The Terminator franchise was le...

Terminator: Genisys [ Hits:3330 ]
Review: After a mesmerising movie poster, a marketing stunt where Arnold Schwarzenegger pranked people at Madame Tussard's in Hollywood and an endorsement from James Cameron that this film would be the actual third film in the series, there was much excitement and anticipation around the release of Terminator: Genisys. This reboot starts in the future, where John Connor send Kyle Reese back in time to protect his mother. When Reese arrives in 1984, nothing is as he expected. The latest Terminator inst...

Tess [ Hits:2902 ]
Review: Tess, is a film adaptation of Tracey Farren's novel, Whiplash, which follows the heartrending journey of a sex worker who falls pregnant, and the difficulties she encounters on the streets of Cape Town. Directed by Meg Rickards and starring Christia Visser, this important and hard-hitting drama is a passion project. Important, because it sheds light on long-standing social issues such as the abuse of women in a country deemed as one of the worst affected in the world. Hard-hitting, in the way t...

Thanks for Sharing [ Hits:2030 ]
Review: Thanks for Sharing is a film by Stuart Blumberg, who directed Keeping the Faith and The Kids Are All Right. Blumberg's comedies are familial, encountering life's struggles and often involve the "Bermuda Triangle" of love. In Keeping the Faith, he broached religious figures and their social and professional contracts. Then he unpacked some of the unexpected comedy in a modern family in The Kids Are All Right. Thanks for Sharing tackles life's tragedy and comedy when it comes to dealing with ...

The 11th Hour [ 2007 ] [ Hits:4204 ]
Review: First of all, The 11th Hour is a documentary and not an asteroid action film starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Stephen Hawking. DiCaprio is open about his political views and is championing the cause together with Al Gore. This is probably why The 11th Hour was lambasted as ‘liberal propaganda’ by many Americans. Watching The 11th Hour from a non-American point-of-view doesn’t have this effect. Some of the world’s leading authorities and most brilliant minds gather together to voice their c...

The A Team [ 2010 ] [ Hits:4321 ]
Review: Screw G.I. Joe, The A-Team are the quintessential All-American action heroes from the '80s... destined to be everybody's favourite crack commando squad of mercenaries from now until the end of time. I can tell... I had a Murdock action figure (don't judge me). Action, adventure, comedy and mild peril... The A-Team had it all and who can forget Hannibal Smith's wise-cracks, disguises and cigar-champing, B.A.'s ingenuity, mohawk and bling, Murdock's voices, madcap antics and crazy eyes or Faceman'...

The Accountant [ Hits:1725 ]
Review: As a movie title, The Accountant conjures up images of office paper, photocopiers, spreadsheets and responsible haircuts. Luckily the movie poster went for something less sensible: Ben Affleck kitted out like he was going to audit an "entrepreneur" in the slums of Rio. The stark contrast creates a series of nagging questions and presents much more promise than a Wednesday in the life of Ben Affleck as a self-employed accountant. The Accountant echoes the equally irritating movie title, The Infor...

The Adjustment Bureau [ Hits:4278 ]
Review: Movie trailer voice: "David Norris is about to see something no one is supposed to see. Once you know their secret you become their target. The Adjustment Bureau." It's tragic when a brilliant concept doesn't measure up to its full potential. This is the case in The Adjustment Bureau with Matt Damon and Emily Blunt...Some of The Adjustment Bureau movie trailers would have you believe that you were in for a classic piece of mystery science-fiction in the style of an Alfred Hitchcock man-on-the-ru...

The Adventures of Tintin [ Hits:7951 ]
Review: The nostalgic The Adventures of Tintin animation series by Herge gave Belgium another famous fictional personality other than Poirot, one whose agenda often involved political conspiracy and espionage. The graphic novels have entertained their readers, delivering a soft James Bond meets Poirot type character in elaborate situations with freedom of imagination.Tintin wouldn't be Tintin without its iconic array of lovable characters: Captain Haddock, Professor Calculus, Thomson & Thompson, Nes...

The Amazing Spider-Man [ Hits:4956 ]
Review: Whatever your reservations about the new Spider-Man remake, The Amazing Spider-Man delivers the goods. Sam Raimi's version set the standard with Tobey Maguire as Peter Parker in a slick CGI action fest for comic book fans. Marc Webb takes the same formula and reinterprets the story for a more psychological, dramatic take on Parker and his demons. We're given more background on Parker's family setup as the troubled youth becomes ensnared in New York City's crime-fighting efforts for selfish reas...

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 [ Hits:2012 ]
Review: The Amazing Spider-Man 2 has got a lot to live up to. For starters, it follows Sam Raimi's Spider-Man franchise, which only really ran out of web in Spider-Man 3. Second, it's a sequel following a strong series reboot. Thirdly, the title The Amazing Spider-Man 2 puts a bit of pressure to keep it well, amazing. More to the point, it's hitting the big screen in an age where only the best superhero blockbusters rule the box office. Marc Webb did a fantastic job of reinventing Spider-Man, despite ...

The American [ 2010 ] [ Hits:5170 ]
Review: Bill Murray played the 'American' in Jim Jarmusch's pretentious art house "thriller", The Limits of Control, the story of a mysterious stranger in the process of completing a job. What has this got to do with The American? Well, firstly the title shares a connection with Bill Murray's character in The Limits of Control. Secondly, renowned music video director, Anton Corbijn is probably most famous for his film about Joy Division's Ian Curtis called Control. So there are two contact points of int...

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