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Film Reviews

  • 10th August 2008

    Film Review: You Don’t Mess With The Zohan 1

    Adam Sandler stars as one time counter-terrorist and now-hairstylist Zohan. Photo By: Tracy Bennett. © 2008 Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc.

    11:43 AM — For those of us who just don't find Adam Sandler funny, and who have seen no merit to date in any of his movie offerings, his continued Hollywood success is inexplicable.

  • Film Review: Star Wars – The Clone Wars

    Padawan learner Ahoska and Jedi mentor Anakin Skywalker find themselves in a dangerous situation in Star Wars: The Clone Wars. (c) Lucasfilm Ltd. & TM.

    11:39 AM — The three Star Wars prequels still divide fans of the original trilogy. Was Jar-Jar Binks a travesty, or just The Phantom Menace's answer to the Ewoks? Were the epic battles little more than over-the-top and confusing computer game cut-scenes, or George Lucas once again pushing movie technology to its very limit?

  • 27th July 2008

    Film Review: The Mummy – Tomb of the Dragon Emperor 3

    11:18 AM — When the first Mummy film came out nearly a decade ago, many film fans approached it with a sense of deep trepidation. It was, after all, being billed as a remake of the 1932 Boris Karloff classic. It’s one of those sacred film texts, almost up there with Citizen Kane and Casablanca, that many film buffs felt should never be remade.

  • Film Review: The X-Files – I Want to Believe

    11:12 AM — It's nearly fifteen years since Mulder and Scully first burst onto our screens, creating one of the TV fads of the nineties. For pretty much the first time, it became acceptable to watch a show revolving around aliens, ghosts and assorted other ghoulies.

  • Film Review: The Love Guru

    Mike Myers stars as Pitka and Jessica Alba as Jane Bullard in The Love Guru

    11:06 AM — Ever since his big screen breakthrough with the comedy classic Wayne’s World back in 1992, Mike Myers has been Hollywood gold. To date, pretty much every film in which he’s starred has done well both critically and commercially, with even the disappointments – like 1993’s So I Married an Axe Murderer and last year’s Shrek the Third – only being moaned about thanks to the high standards of Myers’ previous outings.

  • 21st June 2008

    Film Review: Mamma Mia! 1

    10:24 PM — If, a few years ago during the height of his James Bond-inspired superstardom, you’d told Pierce Brosnan that his next genuine global smash hit was going to be a musical, he’d probably have called security....

  • The Dark Knight: One of Heath Ledger’s final films reviewed 2

    10:20 PM — When news emerged of Brokeback Mountain star Heath Ledger's untimely accidental death back in January this year, many film fans were shocked by the loss of such a promising, rising star whose portrayal of a closeted gay man changed perceptions of homosexuality across the world.

  • Film Review: Baby Mama

    10:09 PM — You might well think: "This is another one of those chick flicks about a thirty-something woman trying to juggle a career and independence with the tick-tock of her biological clock...."

  • Film Review: City of Men

    10:04 PM — Don’t be fooled by the fact that City of Men is being released by Disney’s grown-up arm Buena Vista – this is about as far from a Disney flick as you could hope to get.

  • Film Review: WALL-E

    10:00 PM — You have to pity the producers of WALL-E, the latest computer-animated offering from the enviable partnership of Disney and Pixar. Despite the relative flop of their 2006 outing Cars, this pairing has a great track record of churning out the likes of The Incredibles, Finding Nemo, Monsters Inc, A Bug’s Life, and the Toy Story films.

  • Film Review: Journey to the Centre of the Earth 1

    9:56 PM — Brendan Fraser’s career is an odd one. He’s still best known for his outings in the Indiana Jones-inspired Mummy franchise, to which he will be returning next month for the third direct sequel, not counting the spin-offs The Scorpion King and The Scorpion King 2.

  • Film Review: Kung Fu Panda

    9:53 PM — It's summer, so it must be time for a big budget, all-star cast, computer-animated movie involving talking animals.

  • Film Review: Hancock 1

    9:49 PM — It's summer and in recent years that’s meant one major certainty – a glut of superhero movies featuring characters ever more obscure to the non-comic-reading public.

  • 14th June 2008

    Wanted

    ngelina Jolie stars as Fox and James McAvoy as Wesley in Wanted.

    10:50 AM — Giving it a brief glance, this could seem like ideal and stereotypical summer blockbuster material. Big budget action flick with lots of shootouts, stunts and set-pieces? Check. Glamorous female lead? Well, you’ve got Angelina Jolie as a kick-ass assassin, so that’s got to count as a check.

  • 5th June 2008

    Gone Baby Gone

    Casey Affleck stars as Patrick and Michelle Monaghan as Angie in Gone Baby Gone.

    3:29 PM — It’s hard not to feel a bit sorry for Ben Affleck. After several years as a jobbing bit-part actor he landed his big break with an Oscar for the screenplay for Good Will Hunting, co-written with his best friend Matt Damon.

  • The Escapist

    (L-R)Joseph Fiennes as Lenny Drake, Brian Cox as Frank Perry and Liam Cunningham as Brodie in The Escapist.

    3:28 PM — Everyone likes a good prison break, as the producers of the American TV show of the same name can happily attest, now that they’re on their fourth series – despite the titular escape having successfully happened at the end of the first.

  • The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian

    (L-R) Georgie Henley, William Moseley, Ben Barnes, Anna Popplewell and Skandar Keynes star in The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian.

    3:28 PM — After the success of Peter Jackson’s gloriously ambitious adaptation of JRR Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings trilogy, it was surely only a matter of time before Hollywood got around to tackling that other great mid-20th century fantasy series, CS Lewis’ Chronicles of Narnia.

  • Mongol

    Tadanobu Asano stars as Temudjin in Mongol.

    3:28 PM — Be honest, when was the last time you saw a movie from Kazakhstan? Most of us could barely point it out on a map, let alone name any of this mysterious Central Asian country’s cultural achievements.

  • 3rd June 2008

    California Dreamin’ 1

    California Dreamin' is a fantastic film from Romania.

    2:56 PM — It's a safe bet that there aren't many people in the world whose first choice of a movie to see on a Friday night is the latest offering from Romania.

  • Sex and the City

    Kristin Davis stars as Charlotte York-Goldenblatt, Sarah Jessica Parker stars as Carrie Bradshaw, Cynthia Nixon stars as Miranda Hobbes and Kim Catrell stars as Samantha Jones in Sex and the City: The Movie

    12:46 PM — So there we were, four girls dealing with being single and thirtysomething in New York City. It was a blast. No real jobs to worry with, just shoes, shopping and sex – all the while wearing fabulous outfits.

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