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Ghosts of Girlfriends Past [ 2009 ] [ Hits:3914 ]
Review: Ghosts of Girlfriends Past is a predictable, formulaic, high concept romantic comedy starring Matthew McConaughey (Failure to Launch) and Jennifer Garner (13 Going On 30) and directed by Mark Waters (Just Like Heaven). The cast have seen better days and at best Ghosts of Girlfriends Past would have measured up to 6 out-of-ten. McConaughey is cast as Connor Mead, a famous photographer and womanizer, while Jennifer Garner is the high school sweetheart and one that got away. This is mind-numbing en...

Glee 3D: The Concert Movie [ Hits:13175 ]
Review: As an avid closet Gleek (the name assigned to fans of the Glee TV series) I was simultaneously sad and excited when I heard the news of yet another cash cow milking 3D concert movie. Justin Bieber's concert movie did brilliantly (not surprisingly) and I was curious to finally experience this strange substitute for an actual concert (and movie) myself.The first thing that I should probably warn you of is that if the TV series itself didn't appeal to you, there is little to no chance that the fi...

Gods of Egypt [ Hits:1899 ]
Review: Gods of Egypt is a fantasy adventure from the mind of Alex Proyas. The Egyptian-born director has built a cult sci-fi empire, having directed such films as: Dark City, The Crow, Knowing and I, Robot. The story follows a thief as he joins forces with a mythical god on a quest across Egypt. Unfortunately, while the film brims with potential under Proyas and a star-studded cast, it's a complete misfire. The ensemble includes: Gerard Butler, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Brenton Thwaites, Rufus Sewell and...

Godzilla [ Hits:2228 ]
Review: It's strange for a title character to only appear halfway through a film, but in Godzilla's case, this is actually a good thing. The movie trailer offered glimpses of what is by far the largest depiction of the monster, adding scale and harnessing the power of imagination in the process. Godzilla director, Gareth Edwards, demonstrated his ability to create atmosphere and leverage the unknown with the low budget thriller, Monsters. He managed to create a real world under alien threat with believ...

Gold [ Hits:6504 ]
Review: Gold is based on a true story. While it may be set in the '80s, instead of the '90s, change a few names and conjoin a few characters... the essence of the story lives on in this film about hitting the big time. Gold is something of a character portrait, blending adventure, entrepreneurship and biographical drama to tell the rags-to-riches story of down-on-his-luck prospector, Kenny Wells. Acting on a vision, he finds himself partnering with a geologist on a promising mining expedition in the jun...

Gone Girl [ Hits:2192 ]
Review: David Fincher is a heavyweight director with a proven track record, who has become synonymous with dark mystery crime thrillers after Seven, The Game, Fight Club, Zodiac, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and now Gone Girl. His latest film, an adaptation penned by Gone Girl author Gillian Flynn herself, is a curiously entertaining dark pearl about a man who becomes the focus of an intense media circus after the disappearance of his wife. The film co-stars Ben Affleck and Rosamund Pike, who share ...

Goodbye Bafana [ 2007 ] [ Hits:8163 ]
Review: Goodbye Bafana is a biographical drama based on the memoirs of Nelson Mandela’s prison guard, James Gregory. The two men were inextricably linked from Mandela’s days on Robben Island in 1968 through to his imprisonment in Pollsmoor in the late 1980s. The story centres on Gregory, played by Joseph Fiennes, who was commissioned to watch over Mandela thanks to his firm grasp of Xhosa. Diane Kruger stars alongside Fiennes as his doting wife, Gloria Gregory, who is a bastion of strength. The stor...

Gracie [ 2007 ] [ Hits:4927 ]
Review: Gracie is based on a real-life story. She's the only girl in her soccer-loving family, and begins an uphill battle when she decides to try out for the local boys soccer team.. The Shue family were avid soccer fans and Elisabeth Shue grew up as the only girl in her family. Originally, the movie was going to centre on her brother’s story, but the story came to rest on her. The rugged, determined character of Gracie is a reflection of a young Elisabeth Shue, who stars in Gracie. The film is set i...

Gran Torino [ 2008 ] [ Hits:3994 ]
Review: Gran Torino follows in a long line of comebacks… Bruce Willis reprised John McClane in Die Hard 4, Sylvester Stallone gave Rocky a few more rounds in Rocky Balboa and Clint Eastwood gets his Dirty Harry attitude back for Gran Torino. Eastwood is in his late 70s, but that doesn’t stop him from tearing things up in Hollywood. He’s taken a backseat, the director’s actually, over the last few years since his turn in Million Dollar Baby. However, the chance to play an older, wiser “Dirty Ha...

Gravity [ 2013 ] [ Hits:4733 ]
Review: Gravity writer-director, Alfonso Cuarón has always wanted to be two things: a director and an astronaut. These lifelong dreams meshed somewhere along the way to become his magnum opus, Gravity, a breathtakingly beautiful, mesmerising, visceral and moving space film about a medical engineer and an astronaut, who work together to survive after an accident leaves them adrift in space. The film was previously on ice owing to the fact that Cuarón's vision required technology that only surfaced in...

Green Zone [ 2010 ] [ Hits:5897 ]
Review: Green Zone is just another better-than-average Iraq war film in the company of Body of Lies, Traitor and The Kingdom. We've seen the covert missions, the terrorist agendas and the corrupt officials before and it's getting a little old now. The film's main selling point is that it comes straight from the tag team that brought us The Bourne Ultimatum, Matt Damon and Paul Greengrass. They bring a similar flair to Green Zone with quick camera action shots and our hero's rogue status as he delves dee...

Grudge Match [ Hits:2659 ]
Review: Sylvester Stallone has been making good progress on his Hollywood bucket list. After finally playing opposite Arnold Schwarzenegger in Escape Plan, the next big fish was Robert De Niro, who co-stars with Stallone in Grudge Match. Stallone is in such good shape that we sometimes forget just how old he is. The 67-year-old Rocky actor recently reprised his role as Rocky Balboa in the self-titled film, and puts the boxing gloves on again to go head-to-head with Raging Bull acting legend, Robert De ...

Guardians of the Galaxy [ Hits:2143 ]
Review: Guardians of the Galaxy is one of the most highly anticipated films of 2014. Apart from being yet another superhero comic book adaptation, the ragtag Guardians of the Galaxy have been described as "Space Avengers" and have been toting an exciting trailer in the build-up to their intergalactic adventure. James Gunn directed Rain Wilson in Super, a low budget vigilante crime thriller about a guy who decides to beat up the bad guys. It followed in the tradition of Kick-Ass and Defendor, giving Rai...

Guess Who [ 2005 ] [ Hits:3667 ]
Review: Guess Who is a remake of Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner? (1967), which won 2 Oscars, and included Katharine Hepburn, Spencer Tracey and Sidney Poitier. In 1967, there were some states in America that were against mixed-marriages and relationships. The film was probably the equivalent of today’s view on homosexuality. Guess Who is much tamer in comparison, and having a white guy with a good credit rating(Ashton Kutcher), instead of a black doctor (Sidney Poitier), makes the situation comical r...

Hail, Caesar! [ Hits:3366 ]
Review: Hail, Caesar! is an oxymoronic post card from the Coen brothers. On the one hand, it's a light-hearted, madcap, send-up of the Golden era Hollywood of the '50s. Then on the other hand... or wing, it's also a comic behind-the-curtain examination of studio politics as Capitalist America tried to subvert any hint of Communist ideology in mainstream media. While the Coen brothers have had their share of serious films, Hail, Caesar! is a return to unapologetic silliness. Although, you get the impres...

Hamlet 2 [ 2008 ] [ Hits:3627 ]
Review: Hamlet 2 is a film by writer-director Andrew Fleming, who co-wrote Hamlet 2 with South Park writer-producer, Pam Brady. The film stars Steve Coogan of 24 Hour Party People and A Cock and Bull Story. The British actor is starting to find his groove in Hollywood, after several years of scratching the glitz. He finds himself in a world of off-beat comedy in Hamlet 2 as Dana, a man trying to inspire his drama students with the art of theatre. This is a perfect vehicle for an over-the-top performance...

Hands of Stone [ Hits:1544 ]
Review: Roberto Duran and Ray Arcel are boxing legends, who each deserved their own respective biopics. Duran, a Panamanian professional boxer, is widely regarded as one of the greatest boxers of all-time and American boxing trainer, Arcel, trained 20 world champion boxers. Hands of Stone, the nickname Duran earned for his devastating punching power, tries to encompass their uneasy relationship and both of their stories. While ambitious, this is probably where writer-director Jonathan Jakubowicz went wr...

Hanna [ Hits:4695 ]
Review: Hanna would be just like every other hitman movie out there... if it weren't for its 16-year-old girl assassin and Pride and Prejudice director.Saoirse Ronan is possibly Hollywood's hottest starlet, racking up an impressive filmography ranging from roles in Atonement and The Lovely Bones to Hanna. She embodies a rare quality, much like Jodie Foster did when she starred opposite Robert De Niro as a teen prostitute in Taxi Driver. A gritty innocence befalls Saoirse, whose mystical name could be li...

Hansie [ 2008 ] [ Hits:8730 ]
Review: Hansie is a classic rise and fall story that saw one man disgrace a nation, only to redeem himself. The difference is that this story is actually history. Hansie Cronje, South Africa’s golden boy fell from grace after captaining the Proteas cricket team for several years. Cronje’s leadership and talent as a player guided South Africa through some of their most successful tours, almost upstaging Australia in the 1999 World Cup. His formative years were built on integrity, growing up within a ...

Happily N'Ever After [ 2006 ] [ Hits:3574 ]
Review: Happily N’Ever After didn’t look all that appetizing from the trailer. As a well-known carbonated soda pop company purports… trust your instinct. I would’ve, but I thought I’d take the risk and see what good could be squeezed after one viewing. The funniest thing about it, was that it actually was better than the trailer made it look. It’s a sweet story, but that’s all. The kingdom of Fairy Tale Land is subjected to distortion when Frieda, Cinderella’s evil stepmother disrupts th...

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