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Review – Immortals

The Gods that fill the tales of Greek mythology are essentially ancient superheroes. The old statues, frescoes and wall paintings are like comic books. ‘Immortals’ brings those old artworks to life beautifully but… Continue reading

Review – The Ides of March

Politics can be compared to a game of chess or a game of poker. I prefer the poker analogy because there are more dickheads that play poker. In politics you have to bluff,… Continue reading

Mission:Impossible Ghost Protocol featurette

I’m a big fan of ‘Mission:Impossible’ and Simon Pegg. The two worlds collided briefly in ‘Mission:Impossible 3’ and Pegg plays an even bigger role in the new film. Way To Blue and Paramount… Continue reading

Movie loot

Being a rabid movie geek means your bank account is always vulnerable to attack from memorabilia, such as a movie-quality Indiana Jones whip or life-size Predator head. If I have to choose between… Continue reading

Review – We Need to Talk About Kevin

“Fathers shall not be put to death because of their children, nor shall children be put to death because of their fathers. Each one shall be put to death for his own sin”… Continue reading

Review – Breaking Dawn: Part 1

Before taking a look at the new ‘Twilight’ film, ‘Breaking Dawn: Part One’, I thought I’d lay down a few ground rules: 1. I will only judge the film based on its own… Continue reading

Review – Burning Man

Australian films have really stepped into the limelight in 2011. ‘Red Dog’ raked in the cash, ‘Snowtown’ horrified and ‘The Hunter’ introduced the world to a place called Tasmania. The industry has started… Continue reading

Review – The Debt

Hollywood has taught us that being a secret agent involves gadgets, girls and getaways. In reality, intelligence agents are living among us every day, with the primary goal of blending in. You know… Continue reading

Review – Bill Cunningham New York

Since I have no sense of style or have no clue about fashion, I sent my wife along to see ‘Bill Cunningham New York’. My wife is one of the most fashionable people… Continue reading

Review – Moneyball

When sport films come out, you always hear someone say, “even if you don’t like the sport, you’re still going to love this film.” Get used to hearing that a lot with ‘Moneyball’,… Continue reading

Review – Anonymous

‘Anonymous’ asks the question, was William Shakespeare a fraud? The real question is, why isn’t director Roland Emmerich blowing shit up? ‘Anonymous’ is an attempt by Emmerich to try something different as a… Continue reading

Review – In Time

Commercial radio stations are really good at ruining great songs with repetition. You hear a song for the first time and love it. After the one millionth time, though, you feel like stabbing… Continue reading

Review – Warrior

Who doesn’t love an underdog? Nobody, that’s who – there is nothing better than seeing someone fulfill a dream after beating the odds. Hell, Sylvester Stallone built an entire boxing movie franchise on… Continue reading

Review – Drive

The KISS principle is a good one. You don’t need face paint or a large tongue to follow the KISS philosophy, it simply stands for: Keep It Simple Stupid. It’s the kind of… Continue reading

Review – Contagion

“By the toll of a billion deaths man has bought his birth right of the earth, and it is his against all comers” – HG Wells, War of the Worlds Despite the technological… Continue reading