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 [...]
The Dark Knight Rises (2012) | Review
Official Synopsis: Eight years on, a new terrorist leader, Bane, overwhelms Gotham's finest, and the Dark Knight resurfaces to protect a city that has branded him an enemy.
Following up any movie featuring in the ‘all time’ top 10 movies (according to IMDB) is never going to be easy, especially when the Director is likely to be bound within the confines of the rules set by the character’s (and thus the franchise’s) owners. Mix […]
Review Added: July 22nd, 2012
Tagline: A Fire Will Rise
Being the last of the Batman Trilogy, and following on from the hype behemoth that was The dark knight (2008), there is a certain amount of expectation surrounding this film. I was excited by the trailer, but I think like a lot of people I secretly [...]
Official Synopsis: Abraham Lincoln, the President of the United States, discovers vampires are planning to take over the USA. He makes it his mission to eliminate them.
A ‘mashup novel’ takes an existing (and often classic or revered) text and reworks it with a popular genre – typically horror, featuring something along the lines of a zombie or vampire narrative. Seth Grahame-Smith’s 2009 novel Pride and Prejudice and Zombies was arguably the first, […]
Review Added: June 23rd, 2012
Tagline: President by day. Hunter by night.
Hard to know where to start with this one. This film might appear to have a somewhat measly score but there is good justification for it and I intend to begin my review by first discussing the positives of the film before embarking on the myriad of [...]
Snow White & The Huntsman (2012) | Review
Official Synopsis: In a twist to the fairy tale, the Huntsman ordered to take Snow White into the woods to be killed winds up becoming her protector and mentor in a quest to vanquish the Evil Queen.
Mirror Mirror on the wall, who’s the fairest of them all? For myself it certainly isn’t Kristen Stewart, although given the financial success of Twilight and the slavish dedication of its legions of fans, the prospect of having the actress famed for looking as miserable as […]
Review Added: June 5th, 2012
Tagline: This is no fairy tale
Honestly I wasn’t hoping for much from this film, but was very pleasantly surprised – the star of this show is undoubtedly the cinematography. The way that this world is presented to the viewer is sumptuous in every detail: the feel and textures of the different [...]