Month: December 2011

Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol Review

The great thing about the Mission: Impossible series is that each film has a different director.  This means that each entry has its own unique style, keeping things fresh and relevant, as each direct...

Puss in Boots Review

Puss in Boots stars Antonio Banderas as the titular character in this spin-off of the popular but diminishing Shrek series.  Without even so much as a cameo appearance by Shrek or Donkey in sight, Pus...

Immortals Review

Doesn’t it defeat the purpose if the immortal can die?  That’s the case in Tarsem Singh’s Immortals, the latest bastardisation of classical Greek mythology to hit the big screens.  There’s nothing nec...

Moneyball Review

Moneyball is a baseball film that’s not actually about baseball.  This was a good thing for me because, like the best sports movies, it’s easy to understand without needing a comprehensive knowledge o...

The Three Musketeers Review

More and more it seems that you can trust Paul W. S. Anderson (Resident Evil: Afterlife, Alien vs. Predator) to put out a commercial piece of money-making, pop culture garbage.  This year’s hack job i...

Warrior Review

Perhaps a better title for this film would have been ‘Warriors’.  It is, after all, a tale of two brothers.  Two brothers who, unbeknownst to one another, enter the same mixed martial arts tournament ...

Drive Review

Drive is that rare tour de force film that has received rave reviews but which left me feeling a little empty and, frankly, bored.  Don’t get me wrong, it’s a sure-fire cinematic and technical achieve...

Contagion Review

Contagion is a pretty straightforward, humourless movie – in fact, it’s actually kind of depressing.  What director Steven Soderbergh (The Informant!, Ocean’s Eleven) has done is deliver a clinical lo...

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