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 …
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 …
World War Z has a PG 13 rating basically meaning it presents a santitised version of the zombie genre that you could even take your kids and grandmother along to see, if you so wished.
The movie certainly had a few memorable scenes which were worth seeing, such as a zombie anthill trying to breech Israel’s security wall, as well as zombies besieging a helicopter, or the nerve-rattling jumbo jet sequence.
Nevertheless, the zombies of World War Z would make Hussain Bolt look like he was standing still and oddly enough were not interested in dinner but only in having a quick …
- Rated: R
- Action, Crime, Thriller
- Release Date: 1/24/2013
- Directed by: Kim Ji-woon
- Starring: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Eduardo Noriega, Forest Whitaker, Génesis Rodríguez, Jaimie Alexander, Johnny Knoxville, Luis Guzmán, Peter Stormare, Rodrigo Santoro, Zach Gilford
Ray Owens (Arnold Schwarzenegger), the Sheriff of a sleepy border town where nothing ever happens, somehow ends up making a stand against vicious international drug lord Gabriel Cortez, who has to pass through his town with his army of goons in order to make it across the border to Mexico.
That’s the premise for this shaky movie which then transforms into a trade fair for arms manufacturers and weapons enthusiasts, alike. However, no matter how many bullets are fired by the cartel, they hadn’t factored in the now leathery, impervious hide of the ageing sheriff or the fact his already coagulated …
Blindness is a bit like Day Of The Triffids, only without the Triffids or a story for that matter. Basically, out of the blue almost everyone goes blind and we then watch people bumping into things for a the next punishing two hours before the final dreary romp home.
Meanwhile, empty a few litter bins onto the street and its the end of the world, and throw in some shaky camera work and piano music while you’re at it and you have an art house production, apparently. Its as simple as that!
Ultimately, Blindness is an exhaustively indulgent apocalyptic drama which will …
In The Host a force of polite alien ‘Souls’ take over and occupy the human race, Invasion of the Body Snatchers style, while streamlining human systems so that they run marginally more efficiently. This apparently involves everyone wearing white suits, driving around in silver chromed Lotus sports cars, and not having to pay for their shopping at Costco.
As so many alien invaders have failed to do in the past, however, they made the fatal mistake of not reckoning on the remarkable resilience Earthlings have compared to all other intelligent lifeforms, and above all mankind’s apparently unique concept of LOVE. Presumably, …
- Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
- Release Date: 4/16/2013
- Directed by: J.J. Abrams
- Starring: Alice Eve, Anton Yelchin, Benedict Cumberbatch, Bruce Greenwood, Chris Pine, John Cho, Karl Urban, Peter Weller, Simon Pegg, Zachary Quinto, Zoe Saldana
I would put Star Trek (2009) on my list of top 10 movies set in outer space, but J.J. Abrams’ follow up to his original offering certainly does not disappoint and is easily on a par with its predecessor . As soon as Star Trek Into Darkness begins you are instantly engaged with the characters, and the action rocks forward at a great pace from beginning to end. The action scenes are visually stunning, the plot a clever twist on the original Khan tale, while the exchanges and humour between the main characters was always entertaining.
I watched this movie in …