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Richard reviews The Constant Gardener

Title=The Constant Gardener
Score=6
Summary=Strong story with a great ending and a huge agenda. Unfortunately there’s style overload and both the agenda and the moral ending could have been toned down slightly to make for a much better movie. It also seriously needs an injection of pace to retain the audience attention. Weisz is superb in this, with Huston firing in another superb performance as a close second. A beautiful view of Africa in some of the scenes.

Richard reviews Initial D (Tau man chi D)

Title=Initial D on DVD
Score=5
Summary=A good movie that really centres around the drift racing scenes which are superbly filmed and put together, there’s also great use made of the DTS track during the racing. The extras aren’t that strong and more around the cars and the racing would have been much better, and in English too.

Richard reviews Freaked

Title=Freaked on DVD
Score=7
Summary=A bizarre, absurd and funny movie. The DVD offering is packed with extras including an audio commentary and a full movie rehearsal, both very interesting to watch. The comedy is furious and off the wall, and a surprise to see from Alex Winter. Great performances from Randy Quaid and Keanu Reeves.

How to write a screenplay

Over at Selling “No Place”, a blog of the trials of trying to sell an Indie Feature Film, Clive has started posting some interesting thoughts on how to write a screenplay that makes money. His first post amazingly entitled How to write a screenplay that makes money, he gives the … [Read More]

Corpse Bride review

Title=The Corpse Bride
Score=9
Summary=The film immediately reminds you of The Nightmare Before Christmas and if you enjoyed that you will definitely enjoy this. This film is a Halloween classic. Go and see it!

Hong Kong Action Guide

I was pointed to this article via Asian Movie News over at their sister site, Beyond Hollywood. It’s reported to be a beginners guide to Hong Kong cinema and what to watch…Here’s the gist of the titles to watch… Yes, it’s true, boys and girls, “The Matrix” wasn’t the first … [Read More]

Muppets Done In CG?

I loved The Muppets when I was a little kid. Man I would watch them every chance I had. The first couple of films still make me laugh like an idiot whenever I catch them on TV some night. Good times. The the muppets have lost a lot of their … [Read More]