Nebraska (2013) – Black, White, & Dull

Posted in Reviews by - Feb 04, 2014
Nebraska (2013) – Black, White, & Dull

Undoubtedly one of the most interesting films of the current awards season is Alexander Payne’s Nebraska, starring Bruce Dern, Will Forte, and June Squibb. Why is it so interesting? Well, mostly because of its mix of old and new. The film marks Will Forte’s first real foray into serious acting and even pulls Bob Odenkirk (as in, Saul Goodman from Breaking Bad) into a semi-serious role. On the other hand, Nebraska relies on Dern, who’s been out of the spotlight for some time, for its main role, and has now been nominated for an Oscar for Best Actor! It also …

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Planet Terror (2007): Exploitation Horror Classic

Posted in Reviews by - Jan 26, 2014

What an enjoyable and imaginative gore fest Planet Terror proved to be. Directed and written by Robert Rodriguez of Sin City fame, it maintains a stylish, comic book feel, while some of the camera effects are so innovative you feel like you’re caught in the weird texture of some one’s nightmare.

The main story of Planet Terror involves a bio-weapon being released into an area, turning thousands of people into mutated zombies, with an assorted bunch of survivors trying to make it out to safety alive.

As well as non stop stylish, horror action, there is also entertaining characters and real sense …

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The Butterfly Effect 3: Revelations (2009)

Posted in Reviews by - Jan 25, 2014
The Butterfly Effect 3: Revelations (2009)

Back in 2004, The Butterfly Effect was one of the surprise successes of the year and took almost $100 million at the box office. And then two years later came along the worst sequels in the history of sci-horror, a direct-to-DVD slap in the face for fans of the original movie. In the franchise’s latest time travel offering, the movie stands over the failure of its B-movie predecessor, like a midget towers over a dwarf.

The time crime story is decent and manages to maintain enough interest to make it watchable bordering on enjoyable. My low expectations going into this movie …

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Meet The Spartans: A S’poof Movie

Posted in Reviews by - Jan 02, 2014

I have to admit I found myself amused by the first few minutes of this crappy film as it did a pretty good job of parodying the original ’300′ albeit in an almost scene by scene fashion.

I liked the scene involving the ‘Pit Of Death’ up until Britney Spears made an appearance, I tittered slightly on seeing a cat’s turd stuck to the face of the sandman (that’s right, the sandman), and the fight scene where Leonidas gives a wedgey to one of the Persian soldiers was actually quite good.

Unfortunately the rest of ‘Meet The Spartans’ was so uninspired, wayward …

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Wanted (2008): A Decent Script Writer For Immediate Employment!

Posted in Reviews by - Jan 02, 2014

I just finished watching one of the worst films ever made called ‘Wanted’ or to give it it’s full title; ‘Wanted; someone who knows how to write a script, for immediate employment.’ Watching this films was like having hot wax dripped onto your genitalia, but not in a pleasant way either.

It’s now clear to all and sundry that a long time ago the equation for making a US action movie was formerly computed by the pencil necked desk clerks at Hollywood, who ever since have been endlessly dishing out their same  patented, old slop. Recently, though, I’ve noticed that incredibly …

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Black Death (2010)

Posted in Reviews by - Sep 08, 2013

As far as movies dealing with a disease which wiped out around 50% of Europe’s population in the 14th century are concerned, the Black Death isn’t at all bad.

Set in 1348, Black Death is a medieval style retelling of the Wicker Man story, this time involving a monk guide called Osmund (Eddie Redmayne) and a group of Christian fundamentalist soldiers headed by the bishop’s envoy Ulrich (Sean Bean). Sent to investigate a remote marshland village free from pestilence, the devout troop set off across the bleak Black Death riddled English countryside on their way to capturing the necromancer, who is …

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Dead Man Down (2013): Audience Likewise

Posted in Reviews by - Sep 08, 2013

The title of this film, Dead Man Down, shouldn’t be taken lightly as it actually acts as a forewarning to any unsuspecting viewer oblivious to the fact Colin Farrell has been let loose on a studio set, once more.

Once again the moody Irish actor gives his trademark silent-but-simmering performance complete with an emotional depth which would make Brad Pitt’s acting seem on par with that of Anthony Hopkins.

The story revolves around Noomi Rapace blackmailing gangster Victor (Colin Farrell) into murdering the man who maimed her in a car crash, while Victor also works on his own revenge scheme involving the …

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