Film Review

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February 20, 2014
  Film review: PompeiiPDF files may take a moment to load

In Pompeii, Paul W.S. Anderson brings us another action adventure movie that, like Anderson’s Resident Evil franchise, does what it does best: action.


February 19, 2014
  Film Review: Winter's TalePDF files may take a moment to load

With a strong cast and a story about true love, time travel, good versus evil and a magical horse, it's hard to imagine how Winter's Tale could be anything other than an exciting, inspirational and thought-provoking film — but it isn’t.


July 31, 2013
  Film review: The WolverinePDF files may take a moment to load

While leaving the theatre after The Wolverine, I felt mildly disappointed. There was nothing particularly wrong with the movie and it was better than X-Men: The Last Stand and X-Men Origins: Wolverine, but the film adaptation of Wolverine’s “Japanese saga” did not live up to my expectations. And to be fair, the film had the difficult task of living up to one of the best Wolverine storylines, one written by Chris Claremont.


July 23, 2013
  No pulse in movie about dead policePDF files may take a moment to load

How many death jokes fit in a review? Let’s begin with this one: R.I.P.D. needs to be taken out back and shot. R.I.P.D. should be the final nail in the coffin of the buddy-cop movie genre which has gotten worse and worse over the last few years.


July 17, 2013
  Monster MayhemPDF files may take a moment to load

When it comes to fighting giant monsters, no one does it as well as the Japanese. That still holds true after Pacific Rim, Guillermo del Toro’s tribute to giant-robot anime, though it was a worthwhile attempt.

Pacific Rim is Gundam Wing, Neon Genesis Evangelion, Full Metal Panic and, of course, Godzilla — for which the Kaiju get their name — all rolled into one, borrowing heavily from the various mecha and monster-mashing anime that have come out of Japan over the years.


June 19, 2013
  Film Review: Monsters UniversityPDF files may take a moment to load

There are extraordinarily high expectations placed on Monsters University. As a prequel to one of the best films that has come out of Pixar Animation Studios, Monsters, Inc., the result was always going to be compared to the first film.


June 12, 2013
  Film review: The PurgePDF files may take a moment to load

What’s worse than dumbing down an intelligent concept for an audience? Ignoring it altogether. This is the crime of The Purge, a horror movie which could have been one of the best films of the year and is instead is one of the most disappointing. The movie’s premise has almost limitless potential but is used simply to set up a generic, bland and stupid home-invasion film. I came out of the theatre feeling defeated and wondering exactly what the filmmakers were thinking.


June 07, 2013
  Film Review: The InternshipPDF files may take a moment to load

It’s surprising that a studio took this long to team Owen Wilson and Vince Vaughn up to headline another comedy since the Wedding Crashers was released in 2005 and met with critical acclaim and a hefty box office total. But The Internship isn’t the success that Wedding Crashers was, although fans of the two stars won’t be too disappointed by the attempt.


May 29, 2013
  Film Review: Now You See MePDF files may take a moment to load

Now You See Me is a film that plays out with a disdain for its audience, always keeping them at arm’s length in hopes that the viewers will never figure out what secrets are hiding beneath its surface.


April 03, 2013
  Film review: RevolutionPDF files may take a moment to load

In his new documentary film, Revolution, Rob Stewart takes us on a deep-water dive into the Coral Sea surrounding Australia and Papua New Guinea and on a trek through the jungles of Madagascar to demonstrate the effects of Earth’s changing ecosystems. While he succeeds in capturing the vulnerability and beauty of our oceans and forests, he fails to delve deeper into the challenges of environmental preservation that face our quickly growing human population.



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