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Side Effects (2013)

Side Effects (2013)
Having enjoyed 2011’s Contagion, I was looking forward to another Steven Soderbergh offering. Sadly I was to be disappointed. Rooney Mara (best known for her role as Lisbeth Salander in the 2011 English language remake of The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo) plays Emily Taylor, a young woman with a history...
March 20th, 2013 | Film Reviews | Read More

Red Dawn (2012)

Red Dawn (2012)
I’m not going to say that I definitely never saw the original Red Dawn back in the 1980s, but I certainly don’t remember ever seeing it. That is why I decided to finally give it a viewing last year. What I saw was a fun, flawed film very much of its time, with a great […]
March 20th, 2013 | Feature, Film Reviews | Read More

Stoker (2013)

Stoker (2013)
Like most people, when you hear “Stoker,” you immediately associates it with vampires. To be quite honest, there’s been enough of those on film and television to last a lifetime. But when you hear it paired with the director of Oldboy and that guy from Prison Break, it does raise intrigue....
March 20th, 2013 | Feature, Film Reviews | Read More

Jack The Giant Slayer (2013)

Jack The Giant Slayer (2013)
There is a whole sub-community of movie executives who will farewell their Hollywood careers when, as most assuredly it will, this film plummets like a clumsy giant out of the sky on its general release to the public. For, unlike the last film I can remember being this wretched (Danny Glover’s Age...
March 19th, 2013 | Feature, Film Reviews | Read More

The Paperboy (2012)

The Paperboy (2012)
When you think of Zac Efron, what comes to mind? Most likely it’s his tween heart-throb role in the High-school Musical franchise. If I asked you the same after seeing The Paperboy the answer would be Nicole Kidman urinating on him. After taking the lead in stomach churning slushfest The Lucky One...
March 19th, 2013 | Film Reviews | Read More

Kill List (2011)

Kill List (2011)
Ritualistic hitman buddy picture Ben Wheatley’s second feature is more droll, more violent, and stranger than his debut Down Terrace but the initial sly blend of domestic and mundane with criminal and brutal remains. Wheatley has an abiding interest in the banality of evil, behind which there...
March 17th, 2013 | Film Reviews | Read More

Man On A Ledge (2012)

Man On A Ledge (2012)
Sam Worthington plays Nick Cassidy, an ex-policeman who has been found guilty of stealing a VERY valuable diamond from canny businessman David Englander (Ed Harris). With nothing left to lose, Nick escapes from the authorities, checks into a hotel, orders himself a good meal and then steps out onto the...
March 17th, 2013 | Film Reviews | Read More

Crawlspace (2012)

Crawlspace (2012)
Aussie action-horror flick Crawlspace shares its hoary, well worn plot with both James Cameron’s magnificent sci fi-horror Aliens and Paul WS Anderson’s less magnificent, dumbass video game adaptation Resident Evil, as an elite team of military grunts find themselves thrown into a meatgrinder...
March 17th, 2013 | Film Reviews | Read More

Oz The Great And Powerful (2013)

Oz The Great And Powerful (2013)
I’d better start this review off by saying that I am a big fan of The Wizard Of Oz. In fact, I’m a HUGE fan of it. It’s one of my favourite movies. Return To Oz is also a fantastic, albeit much darker, film. But that shouldn’t really matter on this occasion because, of course,...
March 17th, 2013 | Feature, Film Reviews | Read More

Love Bite (2012)

Love Bite (2012)
I saw the trailer for this horror comedy (well, there’s very little horror in it so ignore that label) a while ago and it stood out as something I’d want to check out. It’s about a group of four young lads who live in a seaside town and spend their time talking about sex and […]
March 13th, 2013 | Film Reviews | Read More