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Hard to Get [ Hits:7445 ]
Review: Hard to Get echoes a similar passion and energy to the acclaimed Congolese crime thriller, Viva Riva. It's arguably South Africa's best action movie ever, powered by a similar sweaty, sexy and dangerous intensity on the back of world-class production values and surprisingly mature film-making for a number of feature film debuts. We're blasted into a quick-paced action romance crime thriller in the style of Bonnie & Clyde as Skiets, a tough streetwise beauty, and TK, a self-professed ladykil...

Hardwired [ 2009 ] [ Hits:9280 ]
Review: Hardwired was the working title for I, Robot… a man-on-the-run Sci-Fi about the evolution of robot-kind starring Will Smith. It also happens to be the title for a man-on-the-run Sci-Fi about the evolution of corporate advertising starring Cuba Gooding Jr, but “Hairbrained” seems more fitting in retrospect as the film is plagued by a number of “glitches” as the techies like to say…For starters, it co-stars three-time Razzie Award winner Val Kilmer. Now I know Sly Stallone put on a few...

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1 [ 2010 ] [ Hits:5756 ]
Review: It's old news, but "the magical kid with glasses" has become an international phenomenon. Remember when HP used to be a sauce and Indiana Jones was the only character worthy of a "character name and adventure" movie title. Glasses, reading and obscure pockmarks used to be dorky until Potter added a little pizazz to the art of being a nerd. Add a little magic and it seems you can transform any half-wit into a hero. Perhaps that's the charm of Harry Potter, he's a ordinary kid in extraordinary ci...

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 [ Hits:8395 ]
Review: It all ends in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2. The boy wizard has grown up to grab hold of his wand, or any number of oddly shaped wands, and wreak havoc upon Lord Voldemort. For some... it's a moment for melancholy and sweet relief - the long wait is finally over, the books have been dog-eared and the Harry Potter shrine has been swept clean with a genuine Nimbus 2000 in preparation for the homecoming. For others, it's a joyous occasion... as an irritating little prick with glasses...

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince [ 2009 ] [ Hits:12599 ]
Review: Harry Potter and The Half-Blood Prince is the best Harry Potter adaptation yet (despite sitting next to someone with a super-size popcorn and slurpy and no sense of volume control!). The franchise has slowly evolved from an adorable, theme park-friendly fantasy adventure for kids into a swirling, dark mass of might and magic for older teens and adults. The series has become darker and darker as its audience has grown older in a similar pattern to J.K.Rowling’s Harry Potter novels. Now The Half...

He Was A Quiet Man [ 2007 ] [ Hits:3775 ]
Review: He Was A Quiet Man is different from most Hollywood movies. Different is good in this case, as Christian Slater takes on the role of Milton from Office Space. He’s the overlooked, bullied and quiet office worker, who is both irrelevant and indistinct. His lonely existence and monotonous work schedule leave a hollow soul, twisted by insignificance. This is Bob Maconel (Slater), a compassionate man, whose repressed anger and isolation makes him a threat to the company. He’s had enough and want...

Heavy Petting [ 2007 ] [ Hits:4022 ]
Review: Heavy Petting is a Malin Akerman movie that lets the world of dating go to the dogs… Writer-director Marcel Sarmiento constructs a playful movie that’s a lot more innocent than its title would suggest as the game of love gets a few doggy obstacles thrown into the mix. Damsel-in-distress Akerman stars opposite Brendan Hines, the hero, who’s aided by Kevin Sussman in his quest to get past the puppy love stage of his relationship. It’s a classic case of guy meets the girl of his dreams. The...

Her [ Hits:2381 ]
Review: We're living in an age when being without our phone makes us feel disconnected from society. No social media, no messaging services, no Internet and no fast track to our list of contacts makes us feel insecure and out of touch. These mobile devices have become more than our personal assistants, they've become an integral part of our lives, accompanying us as if surgically attached. iPhone, Blackberry, Samsung, Nokia... these aren't technology brands, they're lifestyles waiting to be adopted, di...

Hercules [ Hits:31847 ]
Review: Hercules has been doing the rounds this year with three films including: Hercules Reborn, The Legend of Hercules and now Hercules starring the top-grossing actor of 2013, Dwayne Johnson. Of the three, Hercules, is head and shoulders above the rest and we're not just talking about Johnson's physique. Although to be fair, it wasn't going to be a task based on the quality of the other two. The film's enjoyment depends largely on your expectations going in. This isn't an attempt at recreating an ep...

Hes Just Not That Into You [ 2009 ] [ Hits:4730 ]
Review: He’s Just Not That Into You is a star-studded comedy, drama and romance. The ensemble boasts names such as: Jennifer Aniston, Ben Affleck, Drew Barrymore, Bradley Cooper, Justin Long, Scarlett Johansson, Jennifer Connelly, and introduces Ginnifer Goodwin into the fray. The film is an adaptation based on a book of the same title, written by Liz Tuccillo and Greg Behrendt. The title “He’s Just Not That Into You” is taken from a line in one of the Sex in the City episodes, and one can see a...

Hit Team [ Hits:3507 ]
Review: Hit Team is a dark comedy caper from director Mark Newton. The film follows the misadventures of an odd couple hit team, who are sent to Los Angeles to kill six people in one day. They find themselves being hunted by their Las Vegas mob boss and his goons after they miss a hit. Nothing is serious or revered in the world of the ridiculous and somewhat distasteful Hit Team. This low budget hit man flick hurtles along at a quick pace with high-energy performances. It's like one of those short...

Hitchcock [ Hits:6874 ]
Review: Alfred Hitchcock, Hitch or The Master of Suspense was and is a cultural icon. Described as "genius" and regarded as one of the most influential film directors of all-time, but to say the man was not without fault is an understatement. In Hitchcock, based on the book, Alfred Hitchcock and the Making of Psycho, we're given a behind-the-scenes tour of Hitch's life when he conceived and executed his most famous movie, Psycho. The film is focused on the complex personal and professional relationship...

Hitman [ 2007 ] [ Hits:3742 ]
Review: Hitman is a video game adaptation of the popular Hitman franchise, which has created something of a legend. This anti-hero is from the dark side, and the video game has cemented the dark side of James Bond. He has a license to kill, he has the gadgets and the undercover expertise. The only difference is that he doesn’t rely on cheesy one-liners and seducing beautiful women to get by. A hitman known as Agent 47 is hired by ‘The Agency’ to assasinate a political figure, only to be pursued b...

Hitman: Agent 47 [ Hits:2142 ]
Review: Hitman: Agent 47 is a video game adaptation from up-and-coming director, Aleksander Bach. While explosive and visually stimulating, this action thriller starts with great promise and then becomes increasingly dull as we try to connect with stilted performances and insubstantial characters. The first Hitman movie starred Timothy Olyphant and while only serviceable is still better than Hitman: Agent 47. The latest installment incorporates more elements from the video game in terms of stealth, dis...

Hollywood in my Huis [ Hits:3277 ]
Review: Hollywood in my Huis is a South African romantic comedy about a wallflower, living in an impoverished railway neighbourhood, who tries to devise the perfect matric prom. It's part She's All That, part Bakgat! and part Juno with a strong Cinderella undercurrent. The She's All That element is from our central character's aspiration to look like Charlize Theron at the 2004 Oscars. She's trying to sew an Oscar-worthy dress together in an attempt to dazzle her peers, going from wallflower to Prom Qu...

Hop [ 2011 ] [ Hits:8811 ]
Review: Santa is dead. Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer has been flogged within an inch of his life and they will not ride again... at least not until next Christmas. After years of recession, Hollywood has had to do the unthinkable and re-open wabbit season. Just when you thought Bugs Bunny was safe, along comes... no, not Elmer Fudd but Hop - the quintessential candy-coated Easter story to rewrite history and nestle in as a companion piece to the splurge of chocoholic and shopaholic fever that takes ove...

Horrible Bosses [ Hits:4970 ]
Review:   It's not very often that I go the trouble of watching a comedy at the cines, but when I saw the trailer for Horrible Bosses about a month ago, I convinced myself to make an exception. Why? I suspect it was because of the expectation set by the formidable, but unlikely comedic cast that includes Kevin Spacey, Jennifer Aniston and Collin Farrell. Still, I was quite a bit sceptical about how this would all play out...In the end, I was delighted to find myself thoroughly entertained, as the weird...

Horrible Bosses 2 [ Hits:3222 ]
Review: Horrible Bosses was dark, reasonably funny and featured a stellar cast. It was a vent for frustrated employees who wanted to see the little guy take revenge and served its purpose as a comedic stab at interoffice politics. The Office Space style scenario had its quirks and picked up some fans along the way, but no one was really lobbying for a sequel. While uncalled for, the sequel reinvigorates the concept by giving the liberated employees a chance to be their own horrible bosses. Nick, Kurt a...

Hot Tub Time Machine [ 2010 ] [ Hits:11553 ]
Review: Ahhh... 1986, Reagan was still President, Maradona scored the "Goal of the Century" in the FIFA World Cup in Mexico, Chernobyl was still doing plant tours, Mike Tyson won his first world boxing title, Lady Gaga said "ga-ga" for the first time, Voyager 2 had its first encounter with Uranus and Michael J. Fox manned the world's first flux capacitor-powered car time machine. No wonder Americans remember the '80s with such nostalgia and gusto. Meanwhile back home in the Old South Africa, the struggl...

House of 1000 Corpses [ 2003 ] [ Hits:3500 ]
Review: House of 1000 Corpses is Rob Zombie’s filmic contribution to the horror genre. Zombie, a founding member of the 90s band White Zombie, went on to start a solo career. His trash/industrial sound became his trademark music and can be heard on the soundtrack to House of 1000 Corpses. It’s his debut film, and isn’t as bad as you’d imagine. We’re specifically talking about the horror genre, just to get things straight. It’s not meant to be taken too seriously, but is meant to be scary and...

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