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John Reviews The Transporter 2

Title=The Transporter 2
Score=6
Summary=Snagging my demographic isn’t really all that hard. Show some amazing stunts, lots of fights with decent martial arts, and finally add in a hot chick with guns in her hands and you can pretty much guarantee a huge male audience will show up to see your film.

John Reviews A Sound Of Thunder

Title=A Sound Of Thunder
Score=2
Summary=A Sci-Fi film can be goofy and dumb and yet still be fun at the same time. But A Sound Of Thunder fails at every level that you can think of. Nothing works in this movie and I can easily predict that this movie will be making my “10 worst movies of 2005” at the end of the year.

John Reviews The Constant Gardener

Title=The Constant Gardener
Score=5
Summary=A movie that I SHOULD have liked, with good people in front of and behind the camera that ground itself to a halt almsot from the very begining and failed to ever get me to care about the people in the film or the issues they were struggling with.

Richard reviews Dominion: A Prequel to The Exorcist

Title=Dominion: A Prequel to The Exorcist
Score=9
Summary=A strong and subtle story, building heavily on the characters and in particular Merrin. Providing a lot more focus on his crisis of faith, the person he is, and his slow realisation on his first meeting with a Demon. A much better movie than the other Exorcist film. Also includes a short discussion of the Paul Schrader Q&A session afterwards.

Richard reviews MirrorMask

Title=MirrorMask
Score=4
Summary=A very weak story which develops little throughout, this movie is a visually driven film heavy with effects and many scenes with no real connection to the initial story. Good performances from the leads, but little enjoyment from the story.

Fight scenes

I was thinking that I was in a real minority for a while as I’d seen in previous posts where I criticised the close up fight scenes of the Bourne movies and was pretty much blasted down for it. I thought I was the only one. Not so, a director … [Read More]

Richard reviews The Dark

Title=The Dark
Score=6
Summary=A by the numbers scare movie for the first half, then the second turns into a creepy psychological horror that just doesn’t quite hit the mark. The sheep are really not that scary, but Bean is superb once again with Bello providing an equally good performance, together they have a good onscreen chemistry. These two, and the last twenty minutes, really do bring the movie back from the brink.

John Reviews The Cave

Title=The Cave
Score=5
Summary=Very little expectation going in to seeing The Cave. On the one hand I was quite excited about seeing Piper Perabo again (oh my goodess that’s an attractive woman)… but other than that… there wan’t much in the way of marketing to get me excited. It ended up being a little better than I thought… but even that’s not saying much.

John Reviews The Brothers Grimm

Title=The Brothers Grimm
Score=4
Summary=The dialog in the film is a joke, the character direction was horrible, the visual effects look like they were done in 2001 and all of the supporting characters were such extreme 1 dimensional goof balls that I kept wishing I had to go to the bathroom to give myself a good excuse for leaving the theater if even for just a moment.

Which actor for President?

After posting the link to Christopher Walken for President in Readers Lives #2 it got me thinking, which actor would I like to see as President…well since I’m Scottish it’s a bit unfair of me to choose, but jokingly, I like Arnie for it, seriously I do believe Martin Sheen … [Read More]

Richard reviews Serenity

Title=Serenity
Score=9
Summary=Sharp, clever and quick dialogue between well written characters in a hugely entertaining movie with loads of action. Very true to the original series, yet a bit darker with more complexity to some of the characters.