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The Wolverine (2013)

The Wolverine (2013)
*Yep, this review contains spoilers!* The new Wolverine movie was inspired by a Wolverine mini-series from 1982, drawn by Frank Miller and set in Japan. It’s one of the best Wolverine stories ever printed, and it has a timeless and artistic quality that keeps it forever fresh. In it, Wolverine (a.k.a....
July 28th, 2013 | Film Reviews | Read More

Static (2012)

Static (2012)
Static, the new horror / thriller by debut writer / director Todd Levin really, when analysed, doesn’t deserve to be good.  However, for an exercise as clichéd as this, its surprising that the result is in fact quite effective. Jonathan (Milo Ventimiglia) and his wife Addie (Sarah Shahi) are...
July 25th, 2013 | Film Reviews | Read More

Blackfish (2013)

Blackfish (2013)
When it comes to nature documentaries, people normally think Attenborough, jungles and lots of slow-motion showing the beauty of nature.  But director-producer Gabriela Cowperthwaite is about to turn the animal documentary genre on its head with her Sundance feature, Blackfish. The documentary, also...
July 25th, 2013 | Feature, Film Reviews | Read More

Pacific Rim (2013)

Pacific Rim (2013)
Beautiful emptiness: the machine buries the human How ironic that the charismatic eye candy English actor Charlie Hunnam has waited fifteen years for a big movie role (we won’t count the good, but forgotten Nicholas Nickleby) only to star in this gorgeous but completely vapid, ersatz toyland “masterpiece”...
July 25th, 2013 | Film Reviews | Read More

The World’s End (2013)

The World’s End (2013)
The World’s End is the weakest film in the “Cornetto trilogy” and that’s something worth saying right here, right at the very beginning. It’s also worth following up with the fact that it’s not a BAD film, by any means. It just doesn’t quite reach the brilliance...
July 25th, 2013 | Film Reviews | Read More

The Wolverine (2013)

The Wolverine (2013)
Of all the comic-book characters available for big screen treatment – which includes a fair number if you take into account both Marvel and DC Comics’ back catalogue – the lycanthropic Wolverine has featured relatively little apart from appearing in films starring various characters...
July 22nd, 2013 | Feature, Film Reviews | Read More

Pacific Rim (2013)

Pacific Rim (2013)
If you saw the adverts for Pacific Rim and then shuddered as you read the tagline “GO BIG OR GO EXTINCT” then breathe a sigh of relief now, because I can assure you that this epic kaiju movie (a kaiju movie is one that involves a massive, strange creature or two) from director Guillermo Del...
July 18th, 2013 | Feature, Film Reviews | Read More

The Bling Ring (2013)

The Bling Ring (2013)
Sympathy for the vapid The Bling Ring concerns a small group of blindingly superficial, morally clueless SoCal highschoolers in love with fame and fashion. Middle class girls and a boy, they fall into the habit of burglarizing residences of Hollywood celebrities just as shallow as they are such as Lindsay...
July 18th, 2013 | Film Reviews | Read More

Much Ado About Nothing (2012)

Much Ado About Nothing (2012)
House party As I watched Joss Wheedon’s energetic yet flavourless black and white contemporary movie version of Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing I found myself paying more attention to the set than to the actors. The film was shot at Wheedon’s own house in Santa Monica. Wheedon...
July 17th, 2013 | Film Reviews | Read More

The World’s End (2013)

The World’s End (2013)
Trying to fulfil an epic pub crawl with the ringleader being a bit of idiot sounds like an normal Saturday night, perhaps destined for disaster.  However, for British film fans, this is a night on the lash everyone has been looking forward to for the past six years – and the final part of director...
July 15th, 2013 | Feature, Film Reviews | Read More