Reviews

Richard reviews the Saw II soundtrack

Title=Saw II Original Motion Picture Sountrack
Score=6
Summary=A strong soundtrack comprising a range of metal bands from the softer tunes of Queens of the Stone Age over to the hard and unforgiving rage of Sevendust, a song that truly blasted me away. The easier side of metal is very evident here, and for me it was the more enjoyable side with a good three or four songs being good enough to make it onto my playlist. The rest is hard and unforgiving, if you like your metal, this album is a good choice.

Richard reviews Wallace & Gromit in The Curse of the Were-Rabbit

Title=Wallace & Gromit in The Curse of the Were-Rabbit
Score=10
Summary=Superbly rich and very funny entertainment with jokes and references for all ages. This is possibly the best and definitely biggest outing for Wallace & Gromit. Filled with lovable characters to whom you get attracted without realising, and some of the bizarrest storylines and inventions you’ll ever see. Superb comedy, excellent fun, I can’t fault it.

Richard reviews Profit

Title=Profit
Score=8
Summary=Seven multi-layered plot episodes make up this cancelled series from 1996. A dark and cleverly written series with the coldest character you’ll ever meet at the centre of the show. Unlike most series you’ll walk with this evil character and always end up rooting for him. For the most part it’s strong in script, direction and the Profit character, but begins to sag slightly in the latter episodes. Some superb commentaries make this DVD an excellent presentation of a series that should have been given more life.

DVD Flashback: David Cronenberg’s The Fly

Title= The Fly (1986)
Score= 8
Summary= Directed by David Cronenberg and stars Jeff Goldblum and Geena Davis. This remake follows an obsessed scientist and his experiments with teleportation. After a human trial using himself as the subject, he is contaminated with alien DNA. This sends his body into many horrifying changes which transform hin into a monster.

DVD Flashback: Peter Jackson’s Dead Alive

Title= Dead Alive
Score= 9
Summary= Directed by a young Peter Jackson, Dead Alive has been voted as the goriest movie of all time. A great movie for any lover of over the top violence and horror. Zombies, brains, dismembered body parts, kidney stones and a lawn mower. This flick has it all, plus it’s damn funny.

DVD Flashback: Stephen King’s Pet Sematary

Title= Pet Sematary
Score=5
Summary= The Creeds have just moved to a new house in the countryside. Their house is perfect, except for two things: the semi-trailers that roar past on the narrow road, and the mysterious cemetary in the woods behind the house. The Creed’s neighbour is reluctant to talk about the cemetary, and for good reason too. When Jud finally introduces Louis to the mystical cemetary, this loving father learns that sometimes death is better.

DVD Flashback: Flatliners

Title=Flatliners
Score=9
Summary= 5 obsessed medical students embark on a research project to solve the questions of life and death. After exploring a world we are not supposed to trespass into, the students bring back the spirits of their pasts, and not everyone is glad to see them. In order to regain their sanity and safty, the group must work together to stop the strange phenomenon which has begun and protect each other from harm.

This Sci-Fi Thriller directed by Joel Schumacher stars the young cast of Kiefer Sutherland, Julia Roberts, William Baldwin, and Oliver Platt. It’s an eye catcher on any DVD shelf.

DVD Flashback: Splash

Title=Splash
Score=7
Summary= Great comedy about falling in love, doing what ever it takes to be with the one you love, and mermaids. Stars Tom Hanks, Daryl Hannah, Eugene Levy and the late great John Candy. A great old flick that is fun from start to finish. Revisit these stars to when they were begining there carriers and see what it was that made them who they are today.

Richard reviews Prey Alone

Title=Prey Alone
Score=8
Summary=A tight, dark and tense movie which turns into a Hollywood sized action picture with some superbly crafted scenes. Great effects which don’t overpower the movie, and the biggest thing of all is the story, great reveal and a well woven story lifting you to the finale. An excellent short.

Banlieue 13 Review

All righty, well the Toronto Film Festival wrapped up a number of days ago and while I didn’t get a chance to see very much simply because I’m a poor, shell-of-a-man, I did manage to have open tickets to see as many midnight showings as I wanted. I managed to … [Read More]

Richard reviews Sigaw (Echo)

Title=Sigaw (Echo)
Score=7
Summary=Good cinematography, excellent score and strong actors, combined with a simple yet haunting script and you have a scary horror movie that builds tension superbly and makes you jump out of your seat, without slashing and hacking everything in sight. A very good movie that shows the Philippine film industry knows about style, acting and horror. Unfortunately it suffers from a not so perfect DVD transfer.