Tag: action

Feature, Film Review

Captain Phillips (2013)

Frequently the best films are those which are hardest to watch.  The latest release from Columbia Pictures is a case in point.  The action / drama Captain Phillips, by BAFTA award winning English director Paul Greengrass and starring Tom Hanks, is a riveting yet harrowing experience. Based on fact, this […]

DVD Review

World War Z (2013)

The predicted box office disaster that managed to defy the odds and turn into a success. The most expensive zombie movie ever made, to date (I believe). The bloodless horror film that got horror fans all up in arms. World War Z is all of this and more. I’ll admit […]

Feature, Film Review

All Is Lost (2013)

If you’re afraid of sharks, drowning or the sea then All Is Lost might not be the film for you. Having said that, it’s definitely a film that should be seen, preferably on a massive screen with an amazing sound system. Robert Redford, the sole cast member, plays an able […]

Feature, Film Review

R.I.P.D. (2013)

Ryan Reynolds plays a cop named Nick who gets killed on the job. That’s not a spoiler. Even if I hate a movie, and I didn’t actually HATE this movie, I don’t spoil things for others. No, Nick’s death can be seen in both the trailer for R.I.P.D. and also […]

Feature, Film Review

Rush (2013)

In 2010, British documentary Senna unveiled another side to Formula One.  As it shed light on the rivalry between Ayrton Senna and former team mate Alain Prost, it also emphasised the competitiveness and the life-threatening dangers of the high-speed motor racing.  Now, director Ron Howard reunites with Frost/Nixon screenwriter Peter […]

Feature, Film Review

White House Down (2013)

Emmerich Destroys the White House. AGAIN. Director Roland Emmerich has a taste for destroying American monuments. Working chronologically: in Independence Day he blows up the White House, Godzilla sees the destruction of Madison Square Garden and the Brooklyn Bridge, The Day After Tomorrow collapses the Statue of Liberty and the […]

Film Review

Riddick (2013)

Intergalactic tough guy This is a series, and I’ve come late to the game. Riddick, this pared down version, The Chronicles of Riddick: Into Pitch Black having been followed by The Chronicles of Riddick, and now just plain Riddick, aims to show us that all you really need is Vin Diesel. And it succeeds. Forget […]

Film Review

Elysium (2013)

Brace yourself for some radical African science fiction! (Warning: This review contains SPOILERS!!) The year is 2154. Earth is an overpopulated dump of crime, dirt and disease. The wealthy elite has installed themselves in a large luxurious space habitat in Earth orbit: Elysium. Here everyone has access to medical technology […]

Feature, Film Review

Elysium (2013)

The future is a hell of a mess In the movie world of the South African director Neill Blomkamp, whose 2009 District 9 was a surprise hit that got four Oscar nominations, the future, clearly, is dystopian. Actually, it’s a huge social and political nightmare where whatever injustices we suffer have been […]