Month: March 2012

The Hunger Games Review (Tag Team)

Sam: Based on the novel of the same name by Suzanne Collins, The Hunger Games is the latest big budget attempt to kick-start a silver screen series in the vein of The Twilight Saga.  The difference th...

The Raid Review

The Raid is a weapon in the hands of a deadly combatant: brutal, fast, technical – elegant even – and often covered in blood, but also steely cold, bleak and emotionless.  Directed by Gareth Evans (Me...

The Rum Diary Review

Early on in The Rum Diary American journalist Paul Kemp (Johnny Depp) tells a cabbie in Puerto Rico that he can’t speak Spanish.  A few minutes later, Kemp meets Lotterman (Richard Jenkins), the edito...

Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance Review

Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance is not so much a sequel to the whole bunch of nothing that was the original Ghost Rider as it’s an altogether new story and reboot of the titular Marvel supernat...

21 Jump Street Review

A comedy that’s longer than 90 minutes and doesn’t run out of steam?  Say it ain’t so!  21 Jump Street is the big screen version of the old-school TV show of the same name, which catapulted Johnny Dep...

John Carter Review

100 years ago Edgar Rice Burroughs (the creator of Tarzan) wrote ‘A Princess of Mars’, a sci-fi fantasy epic that would go on to influence a century of storytellers, from the Flash Gordon serials to G...

Headhunters Review

Headhunters begins as a modest heist thriller following drably-named Roger Brown (Aksel Hennie – looking a little bit like Christopher Walken), a self-aware employment recruiter who bemoans his 1.68 m...

Legend (Director’s Cut) Review

Legend is the overlooked 1980s fantasy film by renowned director Ridley Scott, which followed up his previous lightning-in-a-bottle sci-fi classics Alien and Blade Runner.  The first thing to know is ...

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