Side Effects (2013) | Review
Official Synopsis: A young woman's world unravels when a drug prescribed by her psychiatrist has unexpected side effects.
Steven Soderbergh is a Director I generally have a lot of time for. That’s not to imply that I feel that each of his films are a hit by any stretch of the imagination, but he tends to tackle an impressively varied range of genres (see […]
Review Added: March 16th, 2013
Tagline: One pill can change your life
Happily the trailer to this film didn’t give too much away. Before we saw the film, I saw an interview with Jude Law where he said that it wasn’t a predictable film and there was a big twist which the audience wouldn’t expect. Not knowing much more than that, I [...]
Mama (2013) | Review
Official Synopsis: Annabel and Lucas are faced with the challenge of raising his young nieces that were left alone in the forest for 5 years.... but how alone were they?
Released under the banner of ‘Guillermo del Toro Presents’, Mama is the feature length adaptation of a 2008 short of the same name by Argentinian sister and brother Barbara and Andrés Muschietti. For the latter this becomes his big-screen directorial début, although the screenplay is now […]
Review Added: March 1st, 2013
Tagline: A Mother's love is forever
Having viewed the trailer for this film, I was instantly sure Pete would want to choose it – I admit that I thought it looked on the scary side. For me a film is truly scary when you end up thinking about it – not that [...]
Official Synopsis: John McClane travels to Russia to help out his seemingly wayward son, Jack, only to discover that Jack is a CIA operative working to prevent a nuclear-weapons heist, causing the father and son to team up against underworld forces.
Without a doubt the greatest Christmas movie produced by mankind, Die Hard (1988) also remains as one of the seminal benchmarks when it comes to comparisons for any movie in the action genre. In many ways this has led to an almost unfair amount of pressure […]
Review Added: February 17th, 2013
Tagline: Yippee Ki-Yay Mother Russia
It is likely that if one were to go on one’s holidays and one were, at any point, to view Detective John McClane, one should turn round and go in the other direction. Where he goes you can be sure that trouble follows as this is [...]
Beautiful Creatures (2013) | Review
Official Synopsis: Ethan longs to escape his small Southern town. He meets a mysterious new girl, Lena. Together, they uncover dark secrets about their respective families, their history and their town.
Initial appearances from the trailers screamed ‘Twilight with southern witches’ – and I’m quite sure that was entirely intentional in a hope of picking up Twilight fans feeling bereft now that the series is done – so to say that there was an element of dread […]
Review Added: February 16th, 2013
Tagline: Dark secrets will come to light
I have always had a bit of an affinity for the American South. I can’t quite explain what it is, but there is something about it that is so appealing to me. The fact that Beautiful Creatures is set in the Southern states complete with good [...]
Official Synopsis: A younger and more reluctant Hobbit, Bilbo Baggins, sets out on an "unexpected journey" to the Lonely Mountain with a spirited group of Dwarves to reclaim their stolen mountain home from a dragon named Smaug.
Many people – myself included – read The Hobbit post Lord of The Rings, looking for a bit more of J.R.R. Tolkien’s fantasy land ‘Middle Earth’. Comparatively a very short read (running at just a few hundred pages), it is a lighter tale in terms of […]
Review Added: December 15th, 2012
Tagline: From the smallest beginnings come the greatest legends.
Rarely have we waited so long to see a much anticipated film. While I was unsure what to make of this tale being split into three films, my Blue corner compadre was quite clear in his ‘milking it’ criticisms from the start. If I told you [...]