Category: Movies

MOVIE REVIEW: Looper 0

MOVIE REVIEW: Looper

Starring: Bruce Willis, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Jeff Daniels Director: Rian Johnson Genre: Action Runtime: 119 minutes What do you do when someone kills your beloved wife? Do you mourn your loss? Not Joe (Bruce Willis). He travels back in time, to eradicate the one responsible for her death before he even reaches his teens. But in order to reach the kid,...

MOVIE REVIEW: The Bourne Legacy 0

MOVIE REVIEW: The Bourne Legacy

Starring: Jeremy Renner, Edward Norton, Rachel Weisz Director: Tony Gilroy Genre: Action Runtime:  135 minutes What do you do when a computer program fails? You close it. When that doesn’t help? You open the task manager, and force close it. And if that doesn’t work, switch the power off. That is essentially what is happening at the start of ‘The...

MOVIE REVIEW: 13 Assassins 0

MOVIE REVIEW: 13 Assassins

Starring: A lot of Japanese actors I don’t know Director: Takashi Miike Genre: Action/ Historic Drama Runtime: 141 minutes I’ve seen, prior to this one, exactly 1 other film by Takashi Miike. I once  went through a bargain bin and found ‘Ichi The Killer’. Intrigued by the horrible clichéd title, I bought it and watched it. What I saw was...

MIDNIGHT MOVIE REVIEW: Resident Evil: Retribution 0

MIDNIGHT MOVIE REVIEW: Resident Evil: Retribution

Starring: Milla Jovovich Director: Paul W.S. Anderson Genre: Action Runtime: 91 minutes This is already the 5th installment in the Resident Evil movie-series, whereas the videogames have amassed to a total of 6 games. Based upon this fact; there’s a lot of money going around in the Resident Evil series. But is there quality as well? ‘Afterlife’, as the 4th...

MIDNIGHT MOVIE REVIEW: Stranger Than Fiction (2006) 0

MIDNIGHT MOVIE REVIEW: Stranger Than Fiction (2006)

Starring: Will Ferrel, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Dustin Hoffman Director: Marc Forster Genre: Drama Runtime: 113 minutes What do you do when your life is being narrated? Would you freak out, or would you try to find a connection? Harold Crick (Will Ferrell) does both, after the narrator drops the sentence “little did he know of his impending death”. Harold, an IRS...

MIDNIGHT MOVIE REVIEW: Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter 0

MIDNIGHT MOVIE REVIEW: Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter

Starring: Benjamin Walker, Dominic Cooper, Mary Elisabeth Winstead Director: Timur Bekmambetov Genre: Action Runtime: 105 minutes What do you get when you cross the legendary POTUS Abraham Lincoln with vampires? The short version of the review is; the best vampire flick since Blade. For the longer version, you’d have to read on a bit more to find out why this...

MOVIE REVIEW: Get The Gringo 0

MOVIE REVIEW: Get The Gringo

Starring: Mel Gibson Director: Adrian Grunberg Genre: Action Runtime: 96 minutes Mel Gibson is back. For once, he isn’t talking to beavers, making antisemitic movies, or driving drunk on the highway proclaiming the world is ruled by a jewish conspiracy. No. He’s back. In a good way. ‘Get The Gringo’, a new action movie starring the 80’s movie hero, is...

MOVIE REVIEW: Detachment 0

MOVIE REVIEW: Detachment

Starring: Adrien Brody, James Caan, Lucy Liu, Christina Hendricks Director: Tony Kaye Genre: Drama Runtime: 97 minutes What do you do if the school you teach has become an anarchy of violent students, harassing the teachers and other students alike? What do you do if the neighbourhood you live in goes to hell, with prostitutes and gang violence determining the...

MOVIE REVIEW: Chronicle 2

MOVIE REVIEW: Chronicle

Starring: Dane DeHaan, Alex Russel, Michael B. Jordan Director: Josh Trank Genre: Superhero Runtime: 84 minutes I wasn’t convinced about the quality of this film before seeing it. A director without any credentials, and the lead-actor having only a few minor titles behind his name.  Combine it with a genre that benefits from bigger budgets, which this movie obviously hasn’t...

MOVIE REVIEW: This Means War 1

MOVIE REVIEW: This Means War

Starring: Chris Pine, Tom Hardy, Reese Witherspoon Director: McG Genre: Action/Comedy Runtime: 97 minutes I had seen some trailers for this film in advance, and I must say, it looked like a good action-packed comedy. Girl meets boy, girl meets another boy. Girl can’t decide on which boy to choose. Turns out, they’re both spies working for the US government,...

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