This is superbly acted, technically outstanding, densely literate, and challenging exploration of the dark side of the human soul, and the soul’s demise, involving one of history’s great composers.
Crafting a kind of message out an Alien or Predator film shouldn’t come at the expense of suspense, but it does.
This is a hybrid of the Alien and Predator franchises from the 80s and 90s (Alien, 1979, spawned three sequels and Predator, 1987, one) which shows what happens when an expedition of scientists to the Antarctica who are seeking to uncover the remains of a buried ancient pyramid, which has been inhabited for centuries byContinue reading “Alien vs Predator (2004)”
The life and conquests of Alexander the Great, a ruler of the ancient Greek Empire, is a fascinating prospect as one may expect a vivid panorama of imperial history.
This was the movie that started a trend: the slapstick, nonsensical spoof of disaster movies of the 70s. Jim Abrahams, David and Jerry Zucker wrote and directed this landmark comedy treat in 1980 and more of the same came from their stables (1984’s Top Secret, which starred Val Kilmer, is one such film I rememberContinue reading “Airplane! (1980)”
Prominent Hollywood directors George Lucas, Robert Zemeckis, James Cameron, and maker of the Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavgirl in 3-D, Robert Rodriguez, have talked earlier this year about projecting 3-D films digitally using a new 2-D to 3-D conversion process. This might happen by the end of the decade. Certainly, it is needed, not onlyContinue reading “The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl (2005)”
This film is the shining example of an era of action adventure movies.
If the screen version of About A Boy is anything to go by then Nick Hornby’s novel, from which this comedy is based, is wittily observant.
Steven Spielberg’s latest offering is an absorbing journey, a monumental and cerebral achievement – a powerhouse experience.
Okay, get ready, this is the one you’ve been waiting for, a big blockbuster about the end of the world with special effects you’ve been waiting around to see for a long time.
The sequel to 1968’s cult science fiction phenomenon 2001 A Space Odyssey is an entirely contrasting stylistic work. The optimistic emphasis remains the same, however.
The future of the world is bleak in this obvious contemporary anti-war cum AIDS era allegory.
It’s a variation on the theme of man’s inhumanity to man – which is why the future looks without hope, told with a mixture of solemnity, irony and occasional off-beat humour. Includes send-ups of symbols and vestiges of capitalism – like soft drink vending machines – in a deserted and lonely London.
The Tom Hanks vehicle Big (1988) where he played a boy in a man’s body has, unrelatedly, been “revived” in 2004 as a Jennifer Garner (Alias) vehicle. It’s at least a similar premise.