Tag Archives: Movie Reviews

Film Review: Elysium

Film Review: Elysium Director: Neill Blomkamp Producer: Neill Blomkamp Studio: Alpha Core Starring: Matt Damon, Jodie Foster, Sharlto Copley. It goes without saying that I am fond of movies which try to be something more than what they are and do so without becoming pretentious about it. Very few movies pull that magic trick out […]

Film Review: The Wolverine

Film Review: The Wolverine Director: James Mangold Producer: Lauren Shuler Donner Studio: Marvel Entertainment, Seed Productions Starring: Hugh Jackman, Hiroyuki Sanada, Tao Okamoto, Rila Fukushima, Famke Janssen, Svetlana Khodchenkova, Will Yun Lee Superhero and former X-Men member James Howlett (Aka. Logan / Wolverine) has spent the time following the events of X-Men: The Last Stand in self-imposed exile, having been emotionally shattered and left with little […]

Film Review: The World’s End

Film Review: The World’s End Director: Edgar Wright Producer: Nira Park Studio: Relativety Media, Working Title Productions Starring: Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Paddy Considine, Martin Freeman, Eddie Marsan, Rosamund Pike The third and final installment of the critically acclaimed ‘Cornetto Trilogy’ “The World’s End” follows a group of friends who decide to reunite after twenty years apart to conquer a pub crawl they failed during […]

Film Review – Man of Steel

Film Review: Man of Steel Director: Zack Snyder Producer: Christopher Nolan Studio: Syncopy, DC Entertainment Starring: Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Michael Shannon, Russel Crowe, Kevin Costner, Diane Lane An updated interpretation of one of the world’s most recognizable superheroes. Man of Steel follows the origins and dilemmas of Kal-El, also known as Clark Kent, as […]

Film Review: Star Trek Into Darkness

Film Review: Star Trek Into Darkness Director: J.J Abrams Production Studio: Skydance, Bad Robot, Paramount Pictures Starring: Benedict Cumberbatch, Chris Pine , Simon Pegg, Zachary Quinto, Zoe Saldana, Karl Urban Captain James T. Kirk and the crew of the Enterprise take on a new enemy from within their own ranks, an enemy with unclear motivations […]

Film Review – Iron Man 3

Film Review: Iron Man 3 Director: Shane Black Producer: Kevin Feige Production Studio: Marvel Studios Starring: Robert Downey Jr, Gywneth Paltrow, Don Cheadle, Guy Pearce, Rebecca Hall, Ben Kingsley Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr), emotionally scarred by the events which nearly claimed his life during his battle alongside ‘The Avengers’, is forced back into action […]

Film Review – Ruby Sparks

Film Review: Ruby Sparks Director: Jonathan Dayton, Valerie Harris Production Studio: Bona Fide Productions Starring: Paul Dano, Zoe Kazan, Annette Bening, Antonio Banderas, Chris Messina “A novelist struggling with writer’s block finds romance in a most unusual way: by creating a female character he thinks will love him, then willing her into existence.” I have […]

Film Review – Jack Reacher

Film Review: Jack Reacher Director: Christopher McQuarrie Production Studio: Skydance Studios Starring: Tom Cruise, Rosamund Pike, Richard Jenkins, Werner Herzog, Robert Duvall, Jai Courtney For a while it seemed as though Tom Cruise had well-and-truly gone into a tailspin with his acting career in free fall and his social standing rocked through the breakdown of […]

Film Review – The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

I normally start each review with a respective trailer but this song, sung by Neil Finn of Crowded House/Split Enz/Finn Brothers, is so spectacular that it would be a crime not to let you hear it. The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Director: Peter Jackson Production Studio: New Line Cinema, MGM, WingNut Films Starring: Martin Freeman, Ian McKellen, Richard […]

Film Review: Skyfall

Film Review: Skyfall Director: Sam Mendes Producer: Michael G. Wilson & Barbara Brocolli Studio: Eon Productions & Danjaq LLC, MGM Starring: Daniel Craig, Javier Bardem, Ralph Fiennes, Naomie Harris, Judi Dench, Ben Wishaw The last time we saw James Bond he was escorting the Queen of England to the Olympic Park, a light hearted reminder […]